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Israel’s Dip-Tech Digital In-Glass Printing Changes the Face of Architecture

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

More Than Just A Façade: Dip-Tech Integrates Bold Design With Functional Architecture In Moscow, a lush 3-D forest of dense green trees reaches the rooftop and encircles the AFIMall, a new retail and entertainment center. Folded faux marbleized pages jut out across the Paris Barclay Bank exterior like gigantic cutout origami fans. From airport and subway murals, hotel lobbies and …

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Omer Arbel – Seeing The Light

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Designer, Omer Arbel Combines Alchemy and Science To Produce Interdisciplinary Magic From different perspectives, one sees amorphous cumulus clouds or a colony of opaque jellyfish, each alive with their own bright light. At night, they resemble benign icebergs – no fear of colliding – because they are trapped in fabric and suspended from the ceiling on braided coaxial cable. This …

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Home Away From Home: Celebrity Home Rentals

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

When Seth Rogen, Steven Spielberg or Channing Tatum are on location, what celebrity digs do they call home? When Calgary-based film production co-ordinator, Kim Goddard-Rains was asked to scout 25 luxury properties from which character, Hugh Glass, aka Leonardo DiCapprio, shooting The Revenant in Calgary, would select a celebrity home rental accommodation, she worked day and night from a long list of requirements. “It’s an …

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Jan Kath International Carpet Designer Inspires Israeli Gili Ungar’s ‘Home Styling’

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Like a time traveler flying back and forth straddling ancient cultures German carpet designer, Jan Kath has captured the best of all worlds as a “couturier for floors.” Playing with long established hand-knotted techniques with reverence to bygone motifs, he skews rules of composition and color to create contemporary carpets that are so striking you might prefer to hang them …

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Carey Melnichuk – Vancouver’s Best Known Secret Location

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

A modern Alice need not fall through the rabbit hole in order to discover a Secret Location that embraces a delightfully playful “nothing is quite what it seems” lifestyle experience. That’s because founder and designer, Vancouver’s Carey Melnichuk has created the first Concept Store in Canada, melding fashion and food to entice all the senses (happily, with a less haphazzard …

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Ronit Furst When Art Meets The Eye

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

“Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses,” said Dorothy Parker, (aka Dorothy Rothschild), popular 1920’s screenwriter and satirist for Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker magazines. In my experience men make passes at all women regardless of what they’re wearing, but I digress. From Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent and singer Nana Mouskouri’s trademark black frames to Elton John’s over-the-top collection …

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Floating Saunas – The Shvitz Gets A Re-Design

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

The steam sauna, or shvitz (Yiddish meaning to sweat) in North America has always had a less than pristine reputation: big hairy men with small towels. Now we pay big bucks to sit in expensive spas in which crystals may give us a mystical experience. Perhaps more palatable is the homey image in Finland where Nordic families realized as early …

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Sparkling Hill Resort – Wellness by Design

In Design, News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

Dr. No would be so jealous. Stealthily climbing up the secluded spiraling road by car, (helicopter optional – really!), one is suddenly confronted with an architectural marvel blasted into a mountain. A faceted ‘crystal’ of epic proportions embedded into Vernon’s Mount Royce sparkles provocatively over Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. The entrance to the $122-million Resort invested by Gernot Langes …

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NHL Hockey Legendary Defensemen Immortalized By Canada Post Unique Stamps

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

It’s every NHL Hockey fan’s dream to have an opportunity to stand in the same room with one of the NHL’s legendary hockey players. Recently graphic designers Avi Dunkelman and Joseph Gault, partners of Mix Design Group, Toronto unveiled their newest collection of postage stamps for Canada Post- Legendary Defenseman from the NHL’s Original Six Era at the Hockey Hall of Fame. On hand for the …

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Rockwater Secret Cove Resort: Taking Luxury Camping To A Whole New Level

In Design, News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

Spoiled Alert: If the smell of mildewed sleeping bags, schlepping your own tent, not showering for a few days and using leaves for toilet paper is not your cup of Dom Pérignon, Vancouver based interior designer, Lucille Fares of LMF International, has created the answer to your camping quandary. She has designed Rockwater Secret Cove Resort’s permanent luxury Tenthouse Suites …