History · urban design · Vancouver

What’s a Hector’s?

I’ve been researching the area around Fifth Avenue and Fir Street recently and in searching through the City of Vancouver Archives photograph collection found this photo taken in 1966. I was intrigued, it looked like a electrical sub station, but BC Hydro doesn’t do cute names, and there’s lots of lumber outside so it looks… Continue reading What’s a Hector’s?

Elsewhere · urban design

Pop up Airline Restaurant

From Time Out London: “The air host­ess pop-up restau­rant is not a new phe­nom­e­non – we first report­ed on Ms Rub­ber­nurse’s ‘Era Flot’ pop-up in 2010. But Era Flot’s just been seri­ous­ly upstaged by… British Air­ways. That’s right, the nation’s favourite air­line in run­ning a pop-up restau­rant in Shored­itch, based around the flight expe­ri­ence, and… Continue reading Pop up Airline Restaurant