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Vancouver Mural Fest Recap 2018

Another year, another Vancouver Mural Fest! Aug 11th saw a section of Main St closed off to traffic and flooded with hundreds of Vancouverites enjoying a day of art and culture. Vancouver Mural Fest 2018 Mural Fest is an annual Vancouver street fair that celebrates artists and local vendors. Over 30 artists took to the […]

Tradewind Books: Vancouver Children's Book Publisher

Tradewind Books: Vancouver Children’s Book Publisher

Tradewind Books: Vancouver Children’s Book Publisher Bird on a Wire Creations first welcomed Tradewind Books onto our shelves in 2011, but they have been a thriving publishing house in Vancouver since 1996. Created by Carol Frank and Michael Katz, Tradewind Books is a publisher of award winning children’s book created by Canadian authors and illustrators. Based […]

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Where Artists Create: June Hunter

Every month, founder and owner of Bird On A Wire Creations, Kate Nagel, visits a local artist in their studio to learn all about their journey as crafters, creators, and entrepreneurs. This month we met with June Hunter. June Hunter will be our featured artist at Bean Around the World on Main and 10th for […]

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2018 BC Day Activities in Vancouver

The summer long weekend is only a few weeks away! Make the most of your days off with our Top 3 2018 BC Day activities in Vancouver. Honda Celebration of Light 2018 One of Vancouver’s favourite summer pastimes is back! Battle for the best spot on the beach to watch the English Bay fireworks display […]

The Rise of Demi-Fine Jewellery

The Rise of Demi-Fine Jewellery

In the past few years the fashion scene has seen a rise in a new class of jewellery – demi-fine. The middle child of the jewellery family, demi-fine finds itself in between fine and costume pieces. Fine jewellery is generally 18k gold and above, using precious stones and can cost a paycheck or more. These pieces […]

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Where Artists Create: Riding the Pine

Every month, founder and owner of Bird On A Wire Creations, Kate Nagel, visits a local artist in their studio to learn all about their journey as crafters, creators, and entrepreneurs. This month we met with David and Kaoru of Riding the Pine. Finding the Balance Between Work and Fun How do you define fun? […]

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Vancouver Car Free Day June 17th Recap

We just completed another wonderful Car Free Day on Main St! Vancouver Car Free Day on Main St Car Free Day is an annual grassroots street festival that celebrates local businesses and promotes sustainability. Along Main St on June 17th, over 20 streets were closed off to car traffic, letting the Vancouver public enjoy a […]

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Car Free Day Vancouver is June 17th on Main St

The much anticipated Car Free Day returns to Vancouver on Main St this June 17th! Car Free Day is an annual free event where people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead ride a bus, bicycle, or walk. Spanning 21 blocks, from East Broadway to 33rd Ave, the Main St. event is the largest of the […]

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Where Artists Create: Robbie Vergara

Every month, founder and owner of Bird On A Wire Creations, Kate Nagel, visits a local artist in their studio to learn all about their journey as crafters, creators, and entrepreneurs. Shifting the Paradigm from Starving Artist to Thriving Artist ”Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part […]

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Vancouver Moves from Plastic to Reusable Glass Straws

The Last Straw: Saying No to Plastic Straws Did you know Canadians throw out approximately 57 million plastic straws a day? Plastic straws are the number one ocean pollutant and are more likely to be littered than properly disposed of. Yet almost everywhere you go in Vancouver, plastic straws routinely come with your drink order. […]