Hastings Street

Seen at Koko’s sushi restaurant

January 31, 2010

Seen at Koko’s sushi restaurant

The battle between I just gotta be me! and Don’t mess with us! plays out in the shoe arena outside this tatami room at Koko’s. Which is more interesting, the similarities in this footwear code, or the subtle individual differences within it, or just the choice of this particular type of shoe for a sushi outing?

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Paris Shoes sold logging boots and ladies shoes to Vancouverites

November 13, 2009

Paris Shoes sold logging boots and ladies shoes to Vancouverites

Paris Shoes at 51 W. Hastings, in Vancouver, possibly 1919. Maybe if shoeboxes still looked this beautifully white you wouldn’t have to have salespeople constantly disappearing into the back. I somehow doubt that the uniform whiteness of this bank of shoe boxes could every happen again, though, and if it did it would be twee rather than pure utility. 

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Urban Farm on Vancouver’s infamous Hastings Street

October 29, 2009

Urban Farm on Vancouver’s infamous Hastings Street

The above location is about 2 blocks north of where I live and work, and if you walk down to the water another 7 or 8 blocks to the northwest, you’re standing on the birthplace of Vancouver.

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Dram lamp by Propellor, made from vintage tumblers

February 7, 2009

Dram lamp by Propellor, made from vintage tumblers

This fantastic new pendant lamp or chandelier is by my friends Propellor, an award winning collaboration of three Vancouver designers whose ridiculously beautiful studio is a few blocks from mine.

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