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Architect And Designer Patricia Urquiola: Thinking With Her Hands in Living Color

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

When multi award-winning architect and designer, Patricia Urquiola was a little girl in Oviedo, Spain she played with dolls but with one exasperating quirk: she liked to pull their heads and limbs off and look inside. “My sister wouldn’t let me touch her dolls for that reason and my mother has told me, “‘you approach your work with so much …

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Vancouver’s LAMP Is Out Of This World – The 4th Annual International Lighting Competition With a Roundup of (Inter) Stellar Winners

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

A cumulonimbus cluster of bubbles cast by Cloud is reminiscent of the cosmic phenomena of a starburst galaxy. The Shield, revolving around the earth, keeps asteroids (or dinner guests) at bay while organic Tear lights up a wormhole travelling through the universe. These are not part of the new set design for television’s Star Trek: Discovery or even a NASA project. They’re just a few of the …

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Design Director, Francesca Amfitheatrof – A Glittering New Era For Tiffany & Co

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

In the opening scene of the 1961 classic, Breakfast At Tiffany’s , an insecure Holly Golightly, (the stunning Audrey Hepburn, pretending to be a wealthy Manhattan socialite in order to nab a rich husband,) looks longingly into the display windows of Tiffany & Co., New York, resolute that one day, she’ll have the independent means to shop there. Fifty-three years …

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IDS-Vancouver Wows This Year With Big-Name Talent And Bright Ideas

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

“The Pacific Northwest has experienced a major design boom and we really need to recognize ourselves as world-class,” says Jody Phillips, IDS-Vancouver’s show director. Now in its 12th year, it may be Toronto’s Interior Design Show’s younger sister, but it’s no shrinking violet, annually attracting 36,000 people to view 275 designers, speakers and distributors. “In addition to Vancouver’s hotbed of talent, …

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From Victorian to Sexy, Women’s Tennis Fashion Is Made In Endorsement Heaven

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

From corsets and long skirts to cat suits, gladiator boots and cleavage, the fashionistas of women’s tennis have historically made clothing a spectator sport created in marketing heaven. Historians try to tell us that a game resembling tennis was originally played by the ancient Egyptians but it’s difficult to imagine Cleopatra going for an overhead without being toppled by her …

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Daniel Libeskind – “One Day In Life” An Exploration of Music, Design and Space

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Can you imagine concerts held in a moving streetcar, a hospital’s operating room or the apartment building where Oscar Schindler once lived? Architect, Daniel Libeskind with the Alte Oper, will bring together 75 spectacular concert performances in unusual and unexpected venues within Frankfurt, Germany, May 21 to May 22, 2016, and all within a 24-hour period, interpreting One Day In …

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L A M P – Lighting Architecture Movement Project, Sheds New Light On Innovation And Talent

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Gweilo, a family of ghostly apparitions, drapes light in a pooling effect across the floor. Designed by Alex Josphenson, co-founder of Partison Project, Toronto, he is the 2015 winner in the established Category in Vancouver’s third annual international L A M P – Lighting Architecture Movement Project competition announced this week. Chosen from over 90 submissions from 21 countries, Toronto pulled a …

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Jillian Harris – Lots of moxy, taking risks and working like crazy are her secrets to success!

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Like a whirling dervish, Jillian Harris is in perpetual motion. She has just finished taping Season 3 of Love It Or List It Vancouver for the W Network; flew to Toronto to launch Charmin’s Luxury Pop-Up Bathroom at The Distillery Historic District; raced back to her home in Kelowna where she has just completed renovations and is ready for some much needed R&R with main …

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The 2015 Leading Culture Destinations Awards are the ‘Oscars’ of Museums

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

The 2015 Leading Culture Destinations Awards are the ‘Oscars’ of Museums but how can the judges decide when they’re all Meryl Streep caliber? At this year’s 2015 Leading Culture Destinations Awards held recently in London, England the most spectacular museums in the world, competed in five categories to celebrate those deemed the most visionary and connecting culture with tourism worldwide: …

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A Spectacular $350-Million Wood Pagoda Design By Herzog & de Meuron Unveiled for New Vancouver Art Gallery

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Like an immense cantileverd square wooden Pagoda in the sky, the 230-foot-tall, seven-floor design for the new downtown Vancouver Art Gallery, may change Vancouver’s nickname as ‘the city of glass’, forever. Following an international competition, Swiss architecture firm, Herzog & de Meuron, recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, was selected in April 2014 for the new Vancouver Art Gallery project. …