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Reflection 2013

Every year the students of the Illustration & Design program (IDEA) at Capilano University run the fund-raising project called “Reflections” in which the students manage the entire project from exhibiting their paintings, to the design, production, marketing and distribution the products.

Each student paints a well-known scenery of the Lower Mainland. 13 of these are chosen to go in the 2013 calendar ($18 CAD). The rest are made into greeting cards and such.

Their exhibition to launch the 2013 Reflections info:

Reflections 2013 Painting Exhibition

The Ferry Building Gallery
1414 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver

April 17th from 6 – 8 PM
Exhibition runs from April 17th – 29th

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 11 – 5 PM

Meet the artists:
(same location as above)
April 21 from 1 PM

My friend Soobin is exhibiting her painting of the Lions Gate Bridge titled “Circles of Light”.

Come check out the paintings and support local emerging artists!!!

All proceeds goes to the student fund-raising project :)

IDEA Grad Show 2012!!!

Every year, 30 or so students graduate from the Illustration and Design: Elements and Application (IDEA) program from Capilano University.

This year’s grad show is happening on April 16th, from 6-9pm!
Check out the class of 2012 website, and all the talented graphic designers and illustrators!


I can’t believe it’s already been two years since I graduated! Time flies!!

Waves Coffee on Howe

Waves Coffee (Howe & Smithe) on UrbanspoonUPDATE: Since the original posting was one of my early, early posts (amateur :P ), this post has been updated with new info and insight.

I went to this Waves for a craft lesson I held in one of their meeting rooms they offer to the public to use. It’s free to book the room, as long as you (and other people who will use the meeting room) to purchase a drink. This is great for business meetings, or hosting a class to teach. Sheepie and I use to use the rooms to teach English to foreign students. However, it’s been taken over by a bigger English teaching group, so I rarely go to this location now – even to buy drinks since the English group takes up the entire cafe (not just the meeting room).

Not all locations have a meeting room, so be sure to check out their website for locations.

I’ve definitely fallen in love with their Rooibos Cappuccino. It’s made like the regular cappuccino, but with rooibos tea. This is great if you don’t drink caffeine (it’s caffeine free), or you simply love tea more than coffee. Sure, rooibos is now available at most cafes, but Rooibos that’s ground and prepared like espresso is hard to find. I have maybe seen 2-3 other independent coffee shops offer something similar.


With a lot of people on the run…especially in downtown, and everyone carrying their coffee cups, it’s no brainer that Waves came up with their simple, yet brilliant lid. Ever started running for that bus that you don’t want to miss, only to end up spilling coffee over your nice coat? I’ve done it so many times T_T

With Waves’ lid, you slide the compartment, and it closes! Keeps the liquid inside the cup, and even keep your drink warm longer.


And then when you want to drink, slide the tab, and viola! A hole!


idearabbit-wavesBig open cafeidearabbit-waves5Ground Rooibos tea. My friend loves it too.idearabbit-waves4 idearabbit-waves3Waves is the only coffee shop I know that has the BitCoin machines available.


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