Riddick: A Legendary Bad Day!

September 15, 2013

The new Vin Diesel film is the third in the series of sci-fi /actions films based around his character of Riddick. I was a big fan of the original low-budget Pitch Black (2000), it was Vin Diesel’s character in that first movie that turned an alien monster movie into something really original. In ‘Pitch Black’ a prisoner transport ship crash lands on an alien planet and the survivors need to cont…read more…

Outdoor Retailer & Salt Lake City

September 3, 2013

Flying over Utah and into Salt Lake City is impressive. The city which hosts the ‘Outdoor Retailer’ trade-show each season is smack bang right in the middle of a really forbidding landscape; the salt lake is real people!, and it’s deader than the Dead Sea, poisoning everything it touches. Pair this lunar landscape with the furnace blast of high summer and it is all a little unnerving to a norther…read more…

Iris Van Herpen...whoa!

August 27, 2013

Iris van Herpen is one of fashion’s most forward thinking designers. Whilst others are churning out ball gowns or cocktail dresses to send down the catwalk, van Herpen uses her runway as a platform for innovation. Utilizing cutting edge processes like 3-D printing to create cocoon like shapes and sculptural forms, van Herpen plays with ideas around body modification and surgical perfection. The w…read more…

Plenty to love

November 1, 2012

Plenty has to be one of my favorite stores in Vancouver for browsing. They do a great job mixing up cool labels both local and international. The staff knows what they are talking about and are passionate about the labels they stock and the loyal customer base that they have built. There is always some good music playing and each store has it’s own design and vibe so you never feel like you are i…read more…

Gentle Fawn @ KNOWSHOW

August 11, 2012

Dressing for days at the beach and nights in the city inspired the design team at Gentle Fawn for Summer 2013. The collection shown at the KNOWSHOW event in Vancouver was a cool blend of boho festival and folktale but with a confident urban edge. The style of iconic folk singer Joni Mitchell mixed with the dark swagger of Maryanne Faithful. The new range being shown for Spring/ Summer 2013 is f…read more…