Derek Miller writes that he has a new job, which is not so new after all:
I've been working as a permanent part-time employee of Navarik Corp. here in Vancouver since November 2003, though I haven't talked about it much. Previously, Navarik had been a sometime-client of mine since it began in 2000, because the company's founders were all my former colleagues from the University of B.C.My new job (is not so new)
It goes to show how maintaining your networks and continuing to deliver high quality work will get you noticed by those who may not have the money or time to invest in you now, but will keep their eyes and/or chequebooks open for when the time is right.
Evidently City Hall was upset that the building was going to be all dark and wanted the colours of the new buildings in the city to reflect the open blue skies.
"It's an overwillingness to acquiesce to crowd thinking, which results in mediocrity, as in half the city's architecture." He [Douglas Coupland] motions to the half constructed One Wall Centre, a building that will have dark-tinted glass on its bottom half and light glass on the top. The two-tone design was a compromise to settle a dispute among Vancouver city bureaucrats over glass colour. Vanman Coupland's first foray into non-fiction, a quirky picture book on his hometown, offers a view of Vancouver 'from the inside looking out.'
6th in a series of time lapse photos of Bel Air Kits, the new high end condos being constructed at 12th and Yew.
Holy climate change Batman! From cloudy to sunny in about 10 minutes. This kind of weather flip flop happens all the time in Vancouver.
Notice the cloudy weather. The sun came out shortly after ths photo was taken.
Latest Vancouver real estate bubble: House prices going up by $222 a day!
Magee Grocery Neon sign at 49th and West Boulevard
Over on LiveJournal, courtesy of a PubSub subscription, I found this ode to Vancouver by Bronwen complete with tons of gorgeous Vancouver photos. It really gives a nice visual sense of the city for those who are unfamiliar wtih Vancouver.
I wonder what DZP stands for. Leave a comment if you know!
A cool new place to sit just in time for the tourist season.