Posts Tagged ‘Douglas Coupland’

Protected: Enzo Mari’s classic 1970s chair modified by artists and designers – Presentation House Gallery auction

Friday, November 15th, 2013

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The brightest light in Vancouver is a giant digital billboard! Welcome to Idiocracy!

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

I took this photo from my dentist’s office late on a dark November afternoon. That bright light in the upper right by the stadium is a giant electronic screen billboard. It’s one of 3 or 4 such billboards ringing Vancouver’s largest stadium, despite the fact that there are Vancouver by-laws forbidding such signs.

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Test Pattern Dress by Douglas Coupland

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Doug Coupland (author of “Generation X” as well as an artist and designer) has done a line of casual clothes and accessories for the Canadian company Roots. The t-shirt dress is instantly classic. I bought one. Buy via USA or Canada sites.

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Montreal vs. Vancouver Olympics graphics – a little comparative photo essay

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Ignoring the problems of hosting the Olympics, which are serious and many (and as a Vancouverite I’m speaking from experience), let’s just compare the graphic design from two different Canadian Olympics. It’s safe to say the Montreal Olympic graphics were uniformly brilliant. It’s considered bad form to criticize the Vancouver 2010 graphics because of the tragic death of the head designer at a young age, but this is not a 2010 Olympics-boosting blog.

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William Gibson, Douglas Coupland and other Vancouverites speak out

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Vancouver writer William Gibson with BC artist Ron Terada’s “Big Star.” Photo: Candace Meyer, all rights reserved.

A number of Vancouver’s most high-profile cultural figures have spoken out recently about the British Columbia government’s recent assault on arts and culture. To read their statements, click here or on the image above. 

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Douglas Coupland’s magical white house

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

This is by far one of my favourite houses in Vancouver. It’s in the municipality of West Vancouver, home to many of the best modern houses in the city, and it belongs to the novelist Douglas Coupland. He grew up in West Vancouver, not far from this house. Just as beautiful as this place is the house below it, a beautiful midcentury modern post and beam house designed by the architect Ron Thom.

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