The Bail Project
In a moving and ultimately educational talk, Robin Steinberg (public defender and CEO of The Bail Project) outlined her bold, ambitious and wildly important plan to combat the unjust mass imprisonment of low-income and at-risk Americans. The Bail Project...
Computer Scientist and Visual Artist Jaron Lanier's TED Talk
One of the brightest minds in computer science, Jaron Lanier's titles and accomplishments are many. Whether you primarily consider him the founder of virtual reality, a visual artist, an author or philosopher, his ideas and their execution...
Strongbody Apparel's Take on Athletic Gear
Activewear is an industry monopolized by a handful of internationally renowned brands, so it's no small feat for a start-up to enter the space successfully. Clever and courageous entrepreneurs Quincy Samycia and Meghan Conyers are making a splash thanks...
Jonah Samson’s "Yes Yes We’re Magicians" Found Photography Book
Artist and Cool Hunting contributor Jonah Samson collects vintage imagery—black and white relics that he refers to as his "new old photos." Scouring eBay and beyond, Samson does more than horde these little time capsules. He frequently modifies and...
TED 2016: Al Gore's Optimism on Climate Change
At this year's TED Talks in Vancouver, former Vice President Al Gore took to the stage, once again addressing climate change concerns. For the first half of the talk, Gore delivers impassioned, powerful and fact-driven points on the harm of global...
Sea to Sky Crewneck
Vancouver-based sportswear brand Reigning Champ tirelessly advocates for attention to detail and doing the simple things exceedingly well, so it's no surprise that their made-in-Canada sweats are some of the best on the market. With the new Sea to...
From Sea to Sky with the Olympus Stylus TG-4
by Sasha Barkans The rugged and intuitive Olympus Stylus TG-4 is the newest addition to Olympus’ Stylus Tough amphibious (and ambitious) line of compact cameras. While smartphones are increasingly utilized for photography on the trail and in the mountains...
Recon Instruments: Jet Smart Glasses
Wearable technology presents no shortage of possibilities, applications, innovations and, of course, challenges. Though Google has put Glass on hold (for now), other more specialized tech-enabled eyewear concepts are becoming very real consumer products...
Jonah Samson's Dream Distortion
In addition to being a CH contributor, Cape Breton Island, Canada-based Jonah Samson has long collected jarring imagery, redefined its usage and sought out unique photographic processes that match his inspiration. With his latest solo exhibition...
Scott & Scott Architects Design Kin Kao Restaurant, Vancouver
Nothing suits a homestyle menu more than serving it in a space that feels intimate, familiar and approachable. That is exactly what Bangkok-born chef Tang Phoonchai was hoping for while planning his new Vancouver restaurant Kin Kao, where he will...
A 100% Canadian Vodka from Odd Society Spirits
It's no secret that vodka is a crowded space in the alcohol industry, often with differentiation between brands seeming to begin and end with the label. So when Vancouver native Gordon Glanz set out to develop a distillery in the Canadian city after...
BETA5 Chocolate
When CH was in Vancouver, BC for TED week, a friend's recommendation resulted in a pitstop at the BETA5 chocolate and pastry shop. While it's a bit out of the way in an industrial area, the line stretched out the door and we managed to nab some of...
Trout Rainwear
While visiting the Westcomb factory in Vancouver, BC earlier last month we happened upon a stack of classic-looking raincoats being sewn by hand. After further inspection, it was revealed that the brand was in fact Trout; a Toronto-based women...
Word of Mouth: Vancouver
The Great White North isn't all pond hockey and maple syrup—Canada's west coast province of British Columbia holds its own unique identity to the rest of the country and indeed the world. Drawing on influences from home and abroad, the country's largest...
Poler + Granted Sweater Vest
Like seemingly everyone else this season, the team at CH can't get enough camp vibes from Poler, Portland's colorful purveyor of outdoor "stuff." Yesterday, they provided another reason to pay the site a visit with the release of a new sweater vest...
Victory Gardens
Notions and perceptions revolving around food have changed drastically in recent years. As organic options become the norm for many, the origin and social and environmental impact of food continues to become a greater concern—with many consumers...
Matte Helmets
Canadian helmet company Sahn is about riding, not racing. And whether you're riding waves, streets or slopes, you can look good doing it—even as a rookie. Most importantly, keep protected city ventures with a Sahn helmet, "for those who may or may...
Prospekt Supply
Classics done extremely well are always welcome in the design world. Newly launched luxury streetwear label Prospekt Supply provides a strong showing with their debut product simply dubbed "No. 1 Windbreaker," which is likely the highest quality...
Yummus by Yash
Yashar Nijati—known as Yash—was lucky to try hummus for the first time in Allepo, Syria, which set the bar pretty high. Upon returning home to Vancouver following a summer in Beirut, Abu Gosh, Jaffa, and Amman in 2009, Yash found that the same love...
Noble Maple Syrup
Maple syrup is a great sweetener in cocktails—especially in an Old Fashioned. Mikuni Wild Harvest's handcrafted Noble Maple Syrup comes in an antique-inspired glass bottle that is as nice to display as it is to throw in a drink.
Anyone with an eye for minimalist design will tell you, less is more. But do Dieter Rams' sagely timeless words apply to restaurant design? Vancouver-based Scott and Scott Architects believe so. And with a budget of just over $15,000 and 750 square...
Neighbour's Vancouver Storefront
Neighbour, a small men's clothing boutique in Vancouver's Gastown area, gets the mix just right through owner Saager Dilawri's personal picks of lesser known brands and unique collaborations. Since the shop's opening, Dilawri has consistently impressed...
Scott & Scott Architects Alpine Cabin
Having grown tired of life in established firms, Vancouver-based architects Susan and David Scott ditched their digs in favor of the road less traveled, founding Scott and Scott Architects to focus on designing projects in more challenging environments...
Patch Herb Planters
Greens find a new home in the city with self-watering windowsill planters from Patch. The brainchild of founder and CEO Kent Houston, the planters are just one part of Patch's solution for bringing agriculture into personal living spaces. The environmentally...
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