Posts Tagged ‘B.C.’

“Christy Clark just wants your love”

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

It might be hard to fully appreciate the brilliance of this performance unless you’re familiar with the vocal mannerisms of British Columbia’s Premier Christy Clark. But this mimicry is easily as good as Tiny Fey doing Sarah Palin. I’m almost sorry that Clark  and her unliberal “Liberals” will be skunked out of office in the May election [UPDATE: TRAGICALLY, THAT DID NOT HAPPEN] because I could watch years of Caitlin …read more

Surveillance camera map, Vancouver

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Very nice map of surveillance cameras in downtown Vancouver, by the Vancouver Public Space Network. Disturbing content aside, it’s a very attractive map.    

In praise of hemp – as textile, as paper, as food source

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Seeing the above graphic on Facebook recently (source wasn’t credited) reignited my longstanding frustration over our global failure to switch (back) to hemp as a major source for textiles, paper and food. (This article is about the hemp plant, not the marijuana plant. See more comments on this at bottom.) I use hemp fabric in my textile work, but I find it far too difficult to source. Hemp is in …read more

Pack horse trip in the Northern Rockies: Muskwa-Kechika

Monday, July 9th, 2012

[Update: The Globe and Mail has finally run the story about our trip. Wilderness guide and Globe travel writer Bruce Kirkby came along on our leg of the ride.] I was out of internet range for two weeks, riding through the remote Northern Rockies on horseback. The expedition was led by guide Wayne Sawchuk. Wayne grew up in Northern BC, once worked as a logger and hunting guide and is now …read more

Custom pendant lamp at Gudrun Restaurant, Steveston

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Beautiful lamp commissioned by my friend Patrick Tubajon, proprietor of gorgeous Gudrun Restaurant in Steveston, BC. Steveston is a historic and still operating fishing and cannery village in the mouth of the Fraser River, just half an hour S. of Vancouver. Historically it was a dominantly Japanese-Canadian community until most of the population was interned in WWII and their possessions confiscated in one of the most disgraceful acts in Canadian …read more

Discuss.

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

There is so much going on in this picture. Square, downtown Victoria, B.C.