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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. …

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Executive Chef David Hawksworth & Hawksworth Restaurant: Cutting Edge Design is as Dazzling as the Food

In Design, Food & Wine, News by Laura Goldstein

Hawksworth Restaurant is an homage to a bygone era where food, service and cutting edge design converge to create an unparalleled sensory experience. Billie Holiday’s soothing vocals create the vibe. Gazing up at the Art Deco-inspired gilded rosettes strewn across rich chocolate mahogany and marble interiors of The Rosewood Hotel Georgia, in Vancouver, Canada, it’s difficult to imagine Executive Chef David …

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Photographer, David Burdeny’s “A Bright Future,” Spectacular Architecture & Art Inside Moscow to St. Petersburg Metro Stations

In Arts, Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Steep, descending escalators lead down 74 meters at the deepest point, to a cavernous underground that is one of Moscow’s hidden treasures. Suddenly one enters what looks to be a turn-of-the century theatre, so opulent that you expect to see Vaslav Nijinsky of the Ballet Russe, leap from behind one of the towering Art Deco arches. Instead, blasé Muscovites check …

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A Modern Twist On The Biblical Sukkah, Brings A New Dimension To Public Art

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

High atop a building’s roof in Tel Aviv, ephemeral pavilions resemble a colony of high-tech shelters for ‘glamping’ enthusiasts. On the other side of the world, multi-hued, vertically suspended canvas panels, like Joseph’s coat of many colors, create a shelter that’s a contemporary riff on the Bedouin nomadic tent. Another structure is a serpentine nest of braided rope that looks like the …

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From Sleepless In Seattle To Sleeping Underwater Near Dubai, Floating Homes Are Making Waves As An Alternative Lifestyle

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Imagine exploring the emerald waters of the warm Arabian Gulf, where diverse coral reef ecosystems of purple sea anemones and beckoning sponges hide vibrant clownfish and steely moray eels. A sea turtle swims nonchalantly by your floor to ceiling glass walls – an underwater panorama viewed from your master bedroom and Jacuzzi bathtub! Welcome to The Floating Seahorse. 42 luxurious, floating …