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Going Undercover Is A Family Affair From Lingerie to Loungewear, Christine Lingerie. Celebrates 45 Years of Helping Women Feel Beautiful

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

When Christine Morton recently received a photograph of Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex practicing yoga wearing the silk crepe T-length gown in ‘Pearl’ from Christine Lingerie’s Gatsby Collection, the designer was thrilled. “Then I thought, well that’s how I want everyone who wears my brand to feel – like royalty!” she explains. Christine Morton is turning back time. Reminiscing …

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Making A Layover As Much Fun As A Stayover At Fairmont Vancouver Airport

In Arts, Culture & Style, Design, News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

Travelling the globe is exciting until weather or other unforeseen circumstances puts your schedule in a tailspin. But whoever said ‘it’s the journey not the destination’ must have experienced a layover at YVR and  the Fairmont Vancouver Airport! Whether you need to catch up on much-needed sleep, workout in the gym, relax in a spa setting for an hour-long facial …

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Oakridge Vancouver Centre 2025 “A Micro-City” A Futuristic Vision of The Shopping Centre Redefines Community

In Culture & Style, Design, News by Laura Goldstein

In Steven Spielberg’s 2002 sci-fi thriller Minority Report starring Tom Cruise set in the year 2054, self-driving flying cars speed past contorted condos and inside a sterile shopping centre, talking billboards call-out to indifferent consumers, their names gleaned through eyeball recognition at the check-out counters. Unlike film dystopias, it’s the cultural component of bringing diverse people together as a mix-use …

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Herschel Supply Co. Takes Flight From local label to international brand

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

As soon as one walks in the door, a roaring jet (albeit a floor-to-ceiling video,) takes off to parts unknown. Faceless travellers disguised as sculptures throughout the store, appear to be frozen in activity like the aftermath of Pompeii. Tropical bird calls fill the air beckoning consumers to expansive sliding glass windows overlooking the North Shore mountains and giving the …

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Made From Scraps: When Leftovers Become A Feast For the Eyes

In Arts, Design, News by Laura Goldstein

The Pacific Northwest is not just a playground for tourists but has become a mecca for makers and artists environmentally attuned to creating without destroying the landscape.  Made From Scraps is a new collection of art and sculpture by four Vancouver artists collaborating at SPACE Gallery. Curated by maker, Pat Christie, the pieces evolved from or incorporate wood detritus scavenged from …

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Karim Rashid Reshapes Design for Our Contemporary Culture and Shows His True Colours

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Speaking over the telephone from Toronto, product designer, Karim Rashid is a whirling dervish of ideas and opinions. With over 3,000 designs in production and 300 international awards in 40 countries, prolific seems an understatement. From furniture to running shoes, luxury goods to environmentally friendly water bottles, lighting, hotel and restaurant design to a subway renovation in Naples, does the …

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Isabey Interiors – Contemporary Luxury Design Meets Family-Friendly In This Thoughtfully-Planned Kelowna Home

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

With meticulous detailing, Kelowna based interior designer, Trisha Isabey of Isabey Interiors has created a show home – worthy residence while meeting real-life requirements for her family of four. “I sat and drew this home, then I told my architect at Baxter Design that I wanted a meandering house,” Isabey laughs. “That meant I wanted the rooms to unfold into …

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Back to the Future, a Burnaby Retro Gem Gets a Modern Update

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

“When we discovered this 1968 time capsule house and then purchased it from its original owners in 2008, I just found it so charming,” admits Joelle Bradley MD, a passionate collector of mid-century modern décor. “It had well-worn green carpeting, a sparkly popcorn ceiling and best of all, was filled with original 60s light fixtures.” While that description may have …

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Catherine Regehr: Couture That’s Second Nature

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

A non-descript industrial area of East Vancouver belies the atelier of one of Canada’s hidden gems, couture fashion designer, Catherine Regehr. Sought after by Saudi princesses, film stars, New York’s tony fashionistas and Russia’s elite as well as international retailers, Regehr ironically flies under the radar in her own country. And yet, at this point in her life, she seems quite …