The dark caverns created by freeway overpasses are some of the unfriendliest parts of our cities. A 16-foot chandelier has been approved by Vancouver’s city council to illuminate one such forgotten passageway. And it’s kinda brilliant.
This weekend, Climate March happened all over the world as restless citizens reminded their governments that they deeply care about the future of their planet. Here’s what we saw on the streets of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Rejoice! Tony Zhou has released his latest installment of Every Frame A Painting: this time, the focus is on how Vancouver always used as a setting for cities around the world, but never itself. It’s like a weirdly familiar character actor that you see everywhere.
A curious ad campaign recently popped up in Vancouver. The backs of park benches have become billboards for Raincity Housing, a nonprofit that helps the homeless. But they're not just advertisements for a homeless shelter. Some of the ads actually transform into little shelters.
When patience is short and waits are long, squeezing onto the bus becomes a mad, lawless scramble. And that won't do if your buses have to transport 100,000 passengers a day, like Vancouver's extremely busy 99 line. So transportation planners got out a camera and some tape—you can watch the results in this transfixing…
Guelph Park in East Vancouver was just like any other under-appreciated park in a city near you: grassy but forgettable. Until a fake sign was erected in one corner by a local artist, christening it with a new name: "Dude Chilling Park." Suddenly, Guelph/Dude Chilling Park became a global sensation.
The camera you see here just spent a year at the bottom of Deep Bay but is now home thanks to the efforts of a nature photographer and the power of social networks. Here's how he did it.
I never understood people's need to trash streets, burn cars or destroy anything after their team loses (or sometimes wins) a big game. But I've always wondered what it would feel like. This 360-degree video of the Vancouver riots shows me.
At first glance, this photo of two people kissing amidst the Vancouver hockey riots seems incongruous. You instantly assume they're activists, following through with the old adage of making love, not war. Or are they?
Yes, both of these pictures are of the same guy. To the right is how he looked when he boarded Air Canada flight AC018 from Hong Kong to Vancouver. The picture on the left is what he turned into.
You're cruising down the road, nearing a school zone, when BAM! Out of nowhere, a little girl chasing her ball across the street appears. Your heart races, you slam on the brakes, and then her image dissolves. What?
I spend all day online, but sometimes I like to pretend that I'm doing something exciting out there in the real world. Vectorial Elevation let me control 20 gigantic spotlights in Vancouver. I almost forget I was in my sweatpants.
The 2010 Olympics start tonight! And while I might not be so excited about curling, I'm looking forward to updates and athlete profiles on my iPhone. NBC's free Olympics app also has a social component, ideal for trash-talking Norwegian lugers.
Google is really pushing to expand Street View off of the streets. First they talk about Google Store View, and now the Google Snowmobile is mapping ski trails.
Fans of Waldo, the geek in the striped beanie and glasses who'd pop up where you least expected, can now hunt him down on Google Earth. Canadian student Melanie Coles has installed a 55-foot painting of Waldo on a Vancouver rooftop, and expects other people to follow suit with their own Waldos. More below the gallery.