Stephanie Orford Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/2766 en Books as building material http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/dreamhome/2010/09/07/books-building-material The LYNNsteven Boutique in Gastown, opened early this year, challenges the definition of a well-rounded book collection.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/dreamhome/2010/09/07/books-building-material" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/dreamhome/2010/09/07/books-building-material#comments Dream Home architecture Gastown interior design LYNNsteven MGB Wed, 08 Sep 2010 00:13:00 +0000 Stephanie Orford 4766 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com People in grass houses http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/dreamhome/2010/08/13/people-grass-houses On my recent visit to Scandinavia, I observed several examples of homes with grass rooftops.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/dreamhome/2010/08/13/people-grass-houses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/dreamhome/2010/08/13/people-grass-houses#comments Dream Home Design Environment design green roofs Scandinavian design Sustainable design Fri, 13 Aug 2010 21:18:00 +0000 Stephanie Orford 4637 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Would Gregor Robertson do this? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/08/09/would-gregor-robertson-do So, Reykjavík elected a joke party to city council and wound up with a mayor, Jón Gnarr, who is a famous comedian in Iceland. By most accounts, the Besti flokkurinn (the Best Party) won as a big f-...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/08/09/would-gregor-robertson-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/08/09/would-gregor-robertson-do#comments Iceland Commentary Europe Travel drag gay pride Gregor Robertson Iceland Jón Gnarr Mayor Tue, 10 Aug 2010 10:47:00 +0000 Stephanie Orford 4613 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The Vogue returns, refurbished and revitalized http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/2010/08/09/vogue-returns-refurbished-and-revitalized After remaining largely dark over the past couple of years, the Vogue Theatre on Granville Street in Downtown Vancouver is making its way back into the limelight.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/2010/08/09/vogue-returns-refurbished-and-revitalized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/2010/08/09/vogue-returns-refurbished-and-revitalized#comments Culture arts venues Granville Street Theatre Vogue Theatre Tue, 10 Aug 2010 08:39:00 +0000 Stephanie Orford 4612 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Volcanic eruptions don't freak Icelanders out http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/05/18/volcanic-eruptions-dont-freak-icelanders-out But a volatile economy and weird banking practices do. Read more about Icelandic culture, community, and the ongoing relationship between the people and the Eyjafjallajökull eruption---the nation's l<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/05/18/volcanic-eruptions-dont-freak-icelanders-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/05/18/volcanic-eruptions-dont-freak-icelanders-out#comments Iceland World eruption Eyjafjallajökull Iceland Icelandic identity Icelandic volcano Katla Reykjavik volcano Tue, 18 May 2010 19:29:00 +0000 Stephanie Orford 3955 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Still Not Over The Rainbow Chair http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/dreamhome/2010/05/16/still-not-over-rainbow-chair I would give up the pot of gold if I could keep the rainbow. That is, the Rainbow Chair. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/dreamhome/2010/05/16/still-not-over-rainbow-chair#comments Dream Home Design Rainbow Chair Cappellini Norguet Inform Mon, 17 May 2010 02:37:00 +0000 Stephanie Orford 3935 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Volcanic disruptions come home to Iceland http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/04/23/volcanic-disruptions-come-home-iceland As airline disruptions come home to Iceland, VO blogger Stephanie Orford gets stranded in a small town, along with a pack of rumpled air travelers. But at least there're hot dogs, Orford reports. And<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/04/23/volcanic-disruptions-come-home-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/04/23/volcanic-disruptions-come-home-iceland#comments Iceland World Akureyri erupting Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull Flight cancellations Iceland IcelandAir Michael Dimeo Reykjavik Staðarskáli University of Washington Sat, 24 Apr 2010 04:13:00 +0000 Stephanie Orford 3758 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Doomsday remains at bay while volcanic ash spreads across world and an uneasy calm falls over Iceland http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/04/18/doomsday-remains-bay-while-volcanic-ash-spreads-across-world-and-uneasy The news shows farmers herding their animals into barns. Sheep that were once wooly white look like they were born gray. Wild birds are flying into homes and barns, apparently also trying to take refu<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/04/18/doomsday-remains-bay-while-volcanic-ash-spreads-across-world-and-uneasy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/04/18/doomsday-remains-bay-while-volcanic-ash-spreads-across-world-and-uneasy#comments Iceland World Golden Circle Iceland Air Keflavik Mount St. Helens Reykjavik violent eruptions. Icelandic Civil Protection Agency Mon, 19 Apr 2010 08:15:00 +0000 Stephanie Orford 3702 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Fox News says volcanic eruption a sign of doomsday; Icelanders laugh http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/04/15/fox-news-says-volcanic-eruption-sign-doomsday-icelanders-laugh In Iceland, people are pretty chuffed about their volcanic eruption. Maybe it's kind of equivalent to Vancouverites' attitude toward the rain, except with molten lava and ash. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/04/15/fox-news-says-volcanic-eruption-sign-doomsday-icelanders-laugh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/04/15/fox-news-says-volcanic-eruption-sign-doomsday-icelanders-laugh#comments Iceland World ash floods Fox News lava The Reykjavik Grapevine volcanoes Fri, 16 Apr 2010 07:01:00 +0000 Stephanie Orford 3669 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com A Vancouvrite in Iceland reports excitement amongst the population about the novelty of a volcanic eruption http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/04/15/vancouvrite-iceland-reports-excitement-amongst-population-about-novelty The volcano, called Eyjafjallajokull, began erupting early Wednesday morning, beneath a glacier in southern Iceland, and is already causing major flooding in surrounding areas. In areas surrounding...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/04/15/vancouvrite-iceland-reports-excitement-amongst-population-about-novelty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/iceland/2010/04/15/vancouvrite-iceland-reports-excitement-amongst-population-about-novelty#comments Iceland World air travel The Reykjavik Grapevine volcanic eruption in Iceland Fri, 16 Apr 2010 03:31:00 +0000 Stephanie Orford 3666 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com