RIP Robin Mathews (1931 – 2023)

“A long-time nationalist academic, author and poet, Robin Mathews (pictured at left) has died. From the 1960s he courted controversy in his efforts to have Canadian culture taken seriously.FULL STORY



West Coast design

January 23rd, 2023

During the Covid 19 pandemic, “our yards became our parks and our living rooms became our art galleries,” writes Julia Dilworth in the introduction to her coffee table style book, West Coast North: Interiors Designed for Living (Figure 1, $50). The change in lifestyle brought on by social isolation drove business to design studios as people largely confined to their homes consulted on ways to renovate and re-decorate. Dilworth interviewed 29 BC design firms to find out how they work. She also showcases their projects in full-colour photography. Readers will discover the unique qualities of West Coast designers – from environmental concerns and bringing the beauty of the outside world inside, to inspiration from local craftspeople and the myriad influences of immigrant settlers who chose to live here. 9781773271811

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