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V.I.A. IMPRINT #1 - SNEEZE MAGAZINE

V.I.A. IMPRINT #1 - SNEEZE MAGAZINE

V.I.A. Imprint is an ongoing feature concerning book and magazine publishers, book stores, and all things print in this city of ours. At the bustling Gastown corner of Abbott and Water is a heavy-duty and well fortified news box.
THE LOWERCASE READING ROOM

THE LOWERCASE READING ROOM

The Lowercase Reading Room is basically a tiny little room hidden inside The Regional Assembly of Text store on Main street containing a million (almost literally) zines and booklets and hand made things that creative folks have created.
Concrete #99

Concrete #99

Issue 99 of Concrete Skateboardin g should be stacked up and ready for a free grab in skate shops across Canada right about now.
TOP 5 VENDING MACHINES IN THE CITY - 1 of 5"THAT’S THE BUSINESS" BY LEVI DOERNTLEIN

TOP 5 VENDING MACHINES IN THE CITY - 1 of 5"THAT’S THE BUSINESS" BY LEVI DOERNTLEIN

Six Cent Press is a local company specializing in the manufacturing of custom pin back buttons / button packaging & turn style vending machines; they've been involved in the Vancouver community since ‘01 and continue to reinvest in this project /
MATTHEW FREED POTTERY

MATTHEW FREED POTTERY

This is the first of 3 posts I'm going to be making about coffee mugs. I know, I know... you're as excited and passionate about coffee mugs as I am. Breathe...
"BERLIN ROOMS" PHOTO SERIES AT VANCOUVER SPECIAL

"BERLIN ROOMS" PHOTO SERIES AT VANCOUVER SPECIAL

One of my favourite Main Street stores, Vancouver Special , is showing a photo series by Will Pearson right now that looks super interesting...
Bandit

Bandit

Thanks to Vancouver artist, Bandit , who recently did some installations at the Timebomb Trading office. Photos here .
PODS.COM VERSUS SPUD.CA

PODS.COM VERSUS SPUD.CA

For some reason I'm a real sucker for "clever" and/or acronym-based business names. Like coffee shops called "Inspiring Grounds" or that reference coffee in some other clever way, and companies like SPUD.ca (Small Potatoes Urban Delivery) and PODS.
Kitsch in Barcy

Kitsch in Barcy

Numerous Vancouverites have been keeping the rust of their skating during the annual winter pilgrimage to Barcelona. Click here for Geoff Dermer's story about his Kitsch team and other 'Couver bros over in Spain.
The Gentlemen's Den

The Gentlemen's Den

Click the image or right here to read more about what VIA contributor Adam Cassidy and Teddy Stursberg have on the go at their Strathcona home...