Growing up admiring Vancouver’s early Modernism movement and Stanley Park’s old growth forests Kirk Van Ludwig became acutely aware of the environment around him. He pursued intensive training in the millwork and wood manufacturing industry and studied modern architects fascinated by simplicity and clarity of form. Kirk’s gift is seeking fine wood (sustainable / renewable) and designing furniture based on the natural state of the wood like a stone sculptor. With years of experience Kirk recently launched his own furniture designs – Autonomous Furniture Collective. Community-minded Kirk hand picks single trees on private lots with consideration for environmental impact and follows the wood through its entire chain of custody ensuring the local community is benefited by each piece of furniture produced. Kirk is a believer that less is more. His appreciation of wood and modern blend of raw materials and contrasting industrial materials (metal and acrylic) is now sought by designers abroad.
The elegance of physical feminine in motion
The power in true beauty and movement is almost indescribable. It is positively infectious for the fortunate audience members especially
Local winger helps make history in women’s rugby
Canadian Women’s Rugby champion Jessica Dovanne possesses the rare qualities of athletic passion and commitment to endure extreme training.
Could be any place. They play it really loud.
Stories about places and moments, in the songs by local band Hawk and Steel, allow anyone to fill in their own idea of where that is. Much of their music could be really easy
At what cost? He knows and defended it for all British Columbians
Farming allowed Dan Ferguson to create a living close to home, carry on a family tradition, and overall improve his quality of life.
Far from normal, creating opportunities halfway around the world
The no-brainer equation for Taylor Conroy: A creative hand in business + A once in a lifetime opportunity = Building schools in third world countries.
The secret ingredient… cooking with love and passion
Really good cooking or baking is an art like fine music. You can find both in Hanna Kofman’s savory kitchen at Santé Cafe. Refining fabulous food combinations