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I’ve read a couple (but certainly not all) of the essential Douglas Coupland books and love his ability to identify, embody and express what is going on in the world at a particular time. His expression comes from his writing and his art. This piece from artsy.net is a bold and fascinating account of the present and future of art, as a result of the changing world. Enjoy!

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For those of us living in colder northern climates (particularly in the winter), a warm vacation feels like a serious luxury and escape. I do, however, find the extreme contrast in climates and even lifestyle which goes along with such a vacation to be almost surreal to the point that, upon returning home, we wonder if it really happened. Taken on the beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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Apparently there’s a right and a wrong way to gentrify a neighborhood. On one side, a Rolls Royce Phantom (I think) seen on my way to work this morning which stands out like a sore thumb on East Cordova. To the left, the new Pidgin which recently opened across the street from Vancouver’s notorious Pigeon Park.

Scout Magazine just published a statement from the proprietors who have been coming under fire from some residents of the TDES. I think Pidgin’s efforts for community involvement are notable. Please check out this article for yourself.

With all of this ‘stink’ around the opening of a new restaurant just one block from the likes of L’abattoire, the Irish Heather, Six Acres, the Cork & Fin etc… the list is long, one has to wonder what
a renovation or development of Pigeon Park it’s self will look like.

BTW, Nice tile logo, Pidgin!

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My friend and esteemed colleague Jenn Lawrence is a fantastic graphic designer and all around creative dynamo. A few years back she created and shared this amazing illustration featuring a character named Mr. Corn. In this case he’s implicated in what some of you will recognize as the Christmas nativity scene. This little gem will be occupy my desktop for the next month.