Dining

From bean to bar.

East Van Roasters sources the raw cacao beans and does everything on premise, from drying and winnowing through roasting and on to making fine chocolate delicacies and arguably Vancouver’s best hot chocolate.

Transportation

Auto art.

Automobile design is very much a collaborative process and Karim Habib of BMW sees his role as being more of a coach than a star player.

Design

Matters of seating.

William Switzer charged Chad Falkenberg and Kelly Reynolds of interior design firm Falken Reynolds with creating a new take on the Model 900-M, a French Regency-style chair. The final piece is on display at the Interior Design Show West.

Style

A new neutral.

Rad Hourani’s monochromatic and architectural unisex designs challenge the notion of assigning a wardrobe specific to gender. His work has often been the subject of gallery and museum exhibitions, and this fall he will be a part of “Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics” at Toronto’s Design Exchange.

Arts

Kings of the block.

Graffiti becomes high art when it comes to OSGEMEOS, a tag-team of innovative, internationally-acclaimed artists and identical twins, Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo. Their latest mural, covering the Ocean Concrete silos at Granville Island in Vancouver, is also their largest to date.

Dining

Fresh, pressed.

There was a time when juicing was touted as a last ditch effort by desperate dieters, or the grassy liquid accompaniment to “extreme” healthy lifestyle choices. The game, though, has changed in Vancouver, and during the last few years, a gaggle of health-focused entrepreneurs has given juiceries some serious street cred.

Dining

Casual fare.

A handful of recent arrivals underscore a more laid-back but also re-energized Vancouver dining culture that started with small plates and blossomed under more relaxed licensing laws.

Culture

The camera.

Hasselblad is something of a revered, cult figure in the world of fine cameras. The brand has long been at the forefront of technical innovation, so much so that NASA has used their cameras for its moon missions.

Design

Architecture revisited in Palm Springs.

Palm Springs was the famous hangout of the Rat Pack, including the likes of of Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra. A generation of talented architects—William F. Cody, Albert Frey, E. Stewart Williams, and others—also played here.

Style

A limited-edition collection to fight world hunger.

The new timepiece marks the second year of Michael Kors’ ongoing partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme. Each watch purchased means funds are then available to provide 100 children in hunger-stricken areas with a nutritious meal.

Dining

B.C.'s culinary resort.

Taku Cookery on Quadra Island offers hands-on culinary experiences and personal instruction from renowned B.C. chefs.

Culture

A history in full.

Whatever the truth behind the legend, Hycroft is a Vancouver time capsule.