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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. […]

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Bean Around the World Featured Artists

Once a quarter, we feature a new artist at Bean Around the World, our wonderful coffee shop friends across the street. From May to July, we’re proud and excited to announce not just one, but three new artists at Bean Around the World whose work will be displayed on their walls, available for purchase through our store! Our three […]

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DIY Mother’s Day Thumbprint Magnets for KIDS! Saturday, May 12th

Making Magnets for Mom this Mother’s Day Get ready, kids! If you drop by on Saturday, May 12th from 12-4pm, join us for a fun crafting event in-store. On the day before Mother’s Day, we will be running a DIY magnet making event for kids of all ages! DIY Crafting with Local Artist Mathilde Fabry […]

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Where Artists Create: Mathilde of Petit LouLou

Where to Begin when Writing a Feature Blog What skills do you have that are no longer taught in school? On my run this morning (oh who am I kidding, it was a walk-run), I wrestled with what to write as an intro to our third “Where Artists Create” feature. It isn’t that I am […]

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Things To Do In Vancouver: Craft and the Furious Comedy Night

Craft and the Furious Comedy Night “Are your favorite things Crafts, Comedy, and a movie franchise that’s basically people with muscles, whose superpower is that they’re good with cars? Even if only one of these is your jam, you’ll have a fun weird time at the Craft and the Furious.” Matty Vu is the comedian […]