The Interior Design Show Vancouver Back for its 12th Year

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The ultimate interior design show, IDS Vancouver (formerly called IDS West) is an annual, much-respected residential design fair with some 275 exhibitors providing ideas, new products and services to an eager audience. Design-driven homeowners, industry professionals, architects, consumers, and media flock to this event, and for good reason. Continue reading:
The Interior Design Show Vancouver Back for its 12th Year

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Happy Equinox! This Autumn weekend you can cozy up with a new book you find at the writers festival, get hypnotized by some steampunks, listen to a symphony play Legend of Zelda tunes, take the family to a square dance, learn about birding, go see a show or spend the day at a county fair.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Vancouver Art Gallery unveils new public art installation by acclaimed First Nations artist

A new public art installation by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun on the future site of the Vancouver Art Gallery officially launches this Thursday.

A new public art installation by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun on the future site of the Vancouver Art Gallery officially launches this Thursday.

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is an acclaimed Coast Salish/Okanagan artist known for work that brings a political perspective to First Nations iconography.

On Thursday, the Vancouver Art Gallery will unveil a new public art installation by Yuxweluptun on the future site of the gallery. Ovoid, by Yuxweluptun, officially launches Sept 22, at Larwill Park, on the corner of West Georgia and Cambie streets.

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Vancouver Art Gallery unveils new public art installation by acclaimed First Nations artist

Massive, New Christmas Maze Coming to Vancouver in November

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Now that summer is officially over, the countdown to Christmas can begin! Vancouver will be getting into the holiday spirit in a big way this year with the introduction of an exciting new seasonal activity.

Starting this November, Enchant 2016 will be bringing the world’s largest Christmas light maze to the Olympic Village area, combined with a bustling local vendor market, live performances, warming seasonal eats and drinks, an outdoor fire pit, and much more.

Enchant 2016 will be joining the Vancouver Chistmas Market (which will be relocating to Jack Poole Plaza) as a new holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike.

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Massive, New Christmas Maze Coming to Vancouver in November

Cartoonists, novelists, poets, and readers converge at Word Vancouver!

Singer/memoirist Bif Naked appears at this year's Word Vancouver festival.

Singer/memoirist Bif Naked appears at this year’s Word Vancouver festival.

A ton of free events makes Word Vancouver a not-to-be-missed event for readers.

The festival takes place between Sept. 21-25, culminating with a grab-bag of outdoor and indoor festivities on Sunday, Sept. 25, in and around the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library (350 W Georgia St.) from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Throughout the festival, Word Vancouver will host over 100 readings, 150 authors, and 20 workshops, as well as panel discussions, an exhibitor marketplace, colouring stations, and more.

Some of highlights include appearances by cartoonist Lynn Johnston(For Better or Worse), graphic novelist Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City), author Joy Kogawa (Obasan), musician/memoirist Bif Naked (I, Bificus), and poet bill bissett. For entertainment, visitors can enjoy the antics of Circus Lab and En Route: All Bodies Dance Project, along with LARP, cosplay, and sword fighting demonstrations.

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Cartoonists, novelists, poets, and readers converge at Word Vancouver!

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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It’s official. Summer is over. You heard it here, (probably not first) but it’s all going to be OK – the sun still warms us and the leaves are all about to get drop dead gorgeous before they drop dead. The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival has arrived, Equinox is next week, and there are celebrations for both this weekend. The final days are here to squeeze in some Playland before it turns spooky in October, catch some Bard on the Beach before the tents get packed up, or find some inspiration at the Fringe Festival.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Tour Fabulous Modern Homes in Vancouver This Saturday

Photo Credit: Kristen McGaughey

Photo Credit: Kristen McGaughey

Over the years, I’ve become a bit of a home design geek. Partly it’s due to the fact that my father was in the architectural field, and partly it’s from considerable time spent on Instagram (I’m kind of addicted, admittedly) looking at pretty home décor and design photos.

During the weekends, my boyfriend and I, on occasion, go to open houses. We want to see what’s out in the market, but we also like to see the interiors of different spaces. Often, I walk by impressive homes in the city and wonder what they look like inside, and what went into conceptualizing and building them. Well, I don’t have to wonder any longer!

This Saturday, September 17, 2016, the MA + DS (Modern Architecture + Design Society) Modern Home Tour takes place in Vancouver.

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Tour Fabulous Modern Homes in Vancouver This Saturday