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!
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.
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!