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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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Where Artists Create: Reclaimed Print Co

This week, owner and operator Kate Nagel is introducing a new blog feature “Where Artists Create.” For our first WAC, Kate dropped in to the Reclaimed Print Co studio. Now, we won’t say Kate’s been avoiding blogging but, well, you can read for yourself: An Introduction to “Where Artists Create” Three years in the making! […]

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Best of Back to School at Bird HQ!

Summer vacation has come to an end and it’s time to head back into the classroom. The last few months have blessed us with longer days, later bedtimes and backpacks full of picnic food instead of textbooks. Getting back into the swing of things means more than just new clothes and earlier start-times though—there’s planning […]

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How To DIY Your Summer

Summer is such a GREAT time for DIY!  It’s warm (theoretically), there’s no wet stuff falling from the sky (again… theoretically), and it’s a perfect time for doin’ your DIY out-of-doors by the light of the… wait for it… SUN! To celebrate the sunniness of summer, we’ve picked 4 quick and easy DIY projects to […]

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That Time We Went Car-Free (And Loved It!)

Car Free Day is one of the most anticipated festivals of the year for local-lovin’ Vancouverites, and this year did not disappoint! Vendors covered Main Street from Broadway to 30th with their locally-made goods, selling everything from greeting cards to jewelry, clothing & original art.  And don’t forget the food… oh man, the food!  Spicy […]


6 Tips to Overcome Creative Blocks

We’ve all been there. You’ve got writer’s block.  Or painter’s block.  Or sculptor’s block. Whatever it is, you’ve got it, and it doesn’t feel good.  In fact, it feels downright awful, as if you’ll never create anything brilliant again! So what do you do to overcome this paralyzing mood?  Try harder?  Criticize yourself until something […]

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Top Ten Holiday Gift Ideas 2015

We’ve literally stocked thousands of artisanal gifts from over 200 Vancouver-based artists. But if reading that makes you crazy, here is our top 10 list of must-have gift ideas to help you find just the right presents for your loved ones. AN OLE TEE These tees are limited editions with a vintage look, meticulously designed […]

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The Latest and the Greatest!

Welcome to Bird on the Wire’s “Latest & Greatest” column –our way of featuring three great artists in our store! The “Latest” category will feature the most recent artist addition. We accept artists on an ongoing basis, so this is a great way to remind you that there is always something new in the shop […]