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Join Dabble's DIY Guy, Nicholas Rosaci as he explores the land of Bob Marley, Red Stripe Beer and jerk chicken.
12 Dabble Here, Dabble There, Dabble Dabble Everywhere 13 Contests Kenwood Titanium Chef 14
Just a Dab
HOME TOURS 20 GoldenEye The Home of Ian Fleming 30
Design for Living The Home of NoĂŤl Coward
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36 What's Trending #Kitchen&Bath 35
Industry Profile Karim Rashid
Infusion Angela Auclair
60 Experience Roaring in Rarotonga Jungle 62
Special Food Feature Jamaican King Fish
There's an App for That Boiled Eggs
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International Home & Garden Show
Everyone needs a little Design Intervention and Kimberley Seldon has all the information you need to put your project back on track! What: Design Intervention with Kimberley Seldon When: Saturday, March 8th at 12:00pm Where: Celebrity Superhouse Theatre Metro Convention Centre 255 Front St W, Toronto Cost: $15/adult www.internationalhomeandgardenshow.ca
Cityline - Home Day
Donâ€™t miss Cityline with Dabble's Editor in Chief, design expert Kimberley Seldon and host,Tracy Moore. www.cityline.ca
Design Express 2014: New York City
Join Kimberley Seldon in the Big Apple! Hotel: Waldorf Astoria When: April 30 - May 4 (5 days, 4 nights) Cost: $4,495/ double occupancy $5,790/ single occupancy www.kimberleyseldon.com/events
Win 1 of 3! Kenwood Titanium Chef KM010 If cooking is your passion, this kitchen machine will give you the freedom and the means to express it. The Titanium Chef KM010 is Kenwood's most versatile kitchen machine, designed for an excellent cook who wants a high performance kitchen machine with the power and flexibility to help them create more. Value: CA$599 Contest closes March 24th Enter to Win! Courtesy Kenwood
Congrats Shellah Threet, Nashville Elaine Townsend, Kitchener Bernadette Flaim, New Jersey
Houses with Charm: Simple Southern Charm
Susan's latest coffee table book celebrates the warmth and easy elegance of traditional Southern architecture and design. Homes with unpretentious, old-fashioned grace that showcase the talents of the Southâ€™s finest design professionals. Value: $39.95 / each Courtesy Rizzoli
WORDS BY LISA CANNING
Compact Cubes Keep your suitcase organized with these streamlined packing cubes. eBags Packing cubes, US$30, eBags www.ebags.com
Sunnuntai Service Finnish for “Sunday”, this platter is perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch. Sunnuntai Tray, US$46, Artsy
Floating fixture This elegant LED fixture appears to float as the black cylinders are suspended by a slender chrome stem. NenĂşfar light fixture, US$1240, Marset www.marset.com
Sip into spring with this refreshing alternative to coolers. Made from 100% heritage apples. Dry Cider, CA$13, Pommies Dry www.pommiesdry.com
Quench your thirst for colour with these hand blown glass carafes. Luxe Carafe Set, US$145, Niche Modern www.nichemodern.com
Snapshot Surface A feast of photography, displayed stylishly on a custom table. Images featured are from world photographer Tony Koukos. Custom table, starting at CA$500, Tony Koukos www.tonykoukos.com
y tr us Ind file Karim Rashid Pro You name it and he’s designed it. Over 3,000 designs in production, countless awards and numerous collections for some of the world’s best known companies. Dabble talks design aspirations and dreams with Karim ― and asks for insights on the power of pink.
DESIGN DAB: What is your greatest source of inspiration when it comes to designing furniture, products and interiors? KR: Every project is different and has its own set of inspirations. And since my work touches every aspect of daily life, it is hard to summarize in just a few words. But in general, I am inspired from the criteria of the project. Limitations and restrictions many times make me more creative. I always say that don’t see things as problems, I see them as opportunities. And I am inspired from our milieu, the time in which we live, our daily social lives, our human interaction and behaviors, the prevailing technologies, the new materials and my dreams of the utopian world I would like to live in. DAB: What is on your design bucket list? KR: On my list is to design private houses, design a museum, design low-income dwellings, design an electric car, have a Karim fashion clothing line, and I would like to work with companies such as adidas, LG, Bose, Boeing, Bang & Oulfsen, Ferrero Italy, H&M, T-Fal, Numark, Conair, Bionnare, Johnson & Johnson, Kartell, Herman Miller, Braun, IKEA, Vitra, Fiat, Hugo Boss, Levi’s, Fornarina, and too many others to list... I think they all make intelligent products but some lack real human connections and my language and philosophy could really help shape their brand-future. And I would like to design a bucket for Rubbermaid for my list ….haha.
DAB: Having created so many interesting spaces, is there one that you feel especially fond of? KR: My first hotel I designed is in Athens, Greece. Completing the Semiramis hotel in Athens in 2004 gave me a wonderful sense of accomplishment because I realized that beyond an object, I can design an experiential living organism. It afforded me to design over 100 interiors since then. Recently I designed the Nhow hotel in Berlin which became an extension of the Semiramis concept where I design a living experience from micro to macro. I am so proud of them both and hear constantly from people that they feel so complete, comfortable, but inspired staying at these hotels. DAB: How do you redefine yourself and stay in the now? KR: I try to stay free from outside sources. I try and think that I am not form this planet and observe the world in the most objective way possible. I like to relax by the pool at our new home in Miami Beach. I sneak in a day or two to relax and work on my physical and mental and spiritual health. I am writing my new book, sketching, painting, listening to music, watching rare films, sun tanning, sleeping, and dreaming and thinking about the world, about love, about people, about peace, about beauty, and about one romantic engaging fulgent energetic seductive inspiring place we call earth.
BoConcept’s Ottawa Collection was designed by Karim Rashid and came out Spring 2012. The collection features the light grey felt and grass green Ottawa Chair (LEFT) from the dining collection and the Espresso Cups.
INDUSTRY PROFILE DAB: You wear a lot of pink and white. When it comes to design, what’s your fave combo? KR: There are really millions of colors so it is ridiculous in this life to have a single favorite of anything - favorite song, favorite book. The beauty of this farrago in life is the broad diversity and choice of everything. But I do love pink and techno colors—colors that have a vibrancy and energy of our digital world. I use colors to create and work with the experience, or the human engagement of that certain task or function. DAB: What’s the secret to using bold colors in a space? KR: I feel that we should be open-minded to explore, play, interchange, colors. I like a kaleidoscopic environment or a confetti of color! I use pink and acid colors often as well as florescent colors to speak about this digital age, as if the colors popped out of my computer. But at the same time, in a blank white space there is nothing more energetic and exciting than a burst of color within a monochromatic environment. Color is one of the most beautiful phenomena of our existence. It is a spiritual phenomenological euphoria. DAB: How can design enrich a person’s life? KR: I try to develop objects and spaces to be inspiring, so one can feel a moment of being truly alive. I design objects and spaces as de-stressors—objects that bring enjoyment, not encumbrances, that simplify tasks and increase our level of engagement. Our lives are elevated when we experience beauty, comfort, luxury, performance, and utility seamlessly together. Design must evolve us – and create a beautification and betterment for society.
DAB: As a designer, you are an inspiration to us all. Who is your favorite designer? KR: Today I do not have a favorite designer. There are many works I like, but I now look inward to be inspired. At a very young age I admired greatly pluralists like Pierre Cardin, Le Corbusier, Raymond Lowey, Charles Eames, Ettore Sottsass, Andre Courreges, and many others. I wanted to touch our aesthetic world as they all did so profoundly. DAB: What do you dabble in when you are not in design-mode? KR: Music. I play what I call elektropunkdiskonnectivism: I use to own 12,000 records (I was a deejay in the late seventies and eighties. That paid my way through universities). I also worked in record stores and became a buyer for the jazz section of the record store. I finally sold all these records (they took up the space of an entire room) for $4,000 in order to rent a loft in NYC and open my own office in 1993. I now have two 40gb ipods with 20,000 songs, which I use to deejay sometimes. I listen to a broad range of music. I don’t think I am a great DJ but I enjoy it occasionally. I play the odd gig for Guggenheim and other museums, special events, my openings, etc.
â€œI dabble in music... Music affords me to concentrate, be inspired, dream, imagine, and become completely engrossed in what I am working on. It is an essential part of my process.â€? ~Karim
Top 10 ways to Karim-ify your home.
GOLDENEYE WORDS BY NICHOLAS ROSACI PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANGELA AUCLAIR
OPPOSITE Black frames on a white bead board wall display images of Bond author, Ian Fleming at GoldenEye.
Furnishings, like the bamboo and wicker drumtables and stone coffee table are simple and organic in shape. Classic Panton chairs tuck under the dark wood chess tables.
The unassuming white-washed bungalow with cedar shingles is perched atop an oceanfront cliff that leads to a private beach.
Sustainable wood furniture connects the interior to nature. The two floor to ceiling totem poles are from the Asmat tribe in Java.
The textured ceiling gives the whitewashed interior a more intimate scale.
Fleming's original desk (the one at which he wrote 14 James Bond novels) still resides at GoldenEye.
As the author said himself, “Don’t on any account fool around too much with colours. Keep everything white inside.”
The villa also features a private outdoor spa bathroom surrounded by tropical foliage, blooming trees and bamboo fences.
Read more about GoldenEye Resort 8 and Ian Fleming's home.
Sir NoĂŤl Coward, the legendary English playwright, actor, singer, director and composer was also known for his flamboyant wit and personal style. Immortalized in this stone statue, Coward sits forever in his beloved garden, peering out onto an almost unchanged glorious natural coastline.
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East of Oracabessa, Jamaica sits Firefly, named after the glowing insects indigenous to these lush hills. Noël Coward’s famed mountaintop estate offers an unparallelled view of St Mary’s harbor, the original lookout for the notorious pirate Sir Henry Morgan (of rum bottle fame).
WORDS BY NICHOLAS ROSACI PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANGELA AUCLAIR
HOME TOUR Inside, rooms are filled with Cowardâ€™s original furniture, artifacts, paintings and photographs. A photo of good friend, Marlene Dietrich sits atop the piano (RIGHT).
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#Kitchen&Bath PRODUCED BY CHRISTINE DA COSTA
The annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show brought the latest products, trends and technologies to Las Vegas for the eager crowd of designer types in attendance. On trend and in demand were self-cleaning toilets with heated seats, aroma therapy and music therapy capabilities, and organization systems that will finally get that junk drawer in order. Below are some fave finds coming to a kitchen or bathroom makeover near you.
NEOREST Series US$3000 - $10,000, TOTO www.totousa.com
ISteam US$1,200+, Mr. Steam www.mrsteam.com
Jet Set Decorative Stone Made to order, Walker Zanger www.walkerzanger.com
ONE Collection & Accessory Kits US$425 - $1025, BLANCO www.blancoamerica.com
Poggenpohl Drawer Inserts Made to order, Poggenpohl www.poggenpohl.com
Mercer Quilted & Europa Collections, US$5.50 - $29.00 per piece, Top Knobs www.topknobs.com
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Infusion PRODUCED BY VICTORIA DRAINVILLE
Message in a bottle? Perhaps, but this coral hued vase (filled with sand) sends its own message.
Ever wonder what to do with all those seashells you collected on vacation? Here's a great idea.
A digital camera can capture thousands of photos when you're on a trip. Take a cue from photographer Angela Auclair and close in on one beautiful detail.
Privacy screens add architectural interest and loosely define distinct spaces in open concepts. March 2014
JAMAICA, MON PRODUCED BY NICHOLAS ROSACI PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANGELA AUCLAIR
The Old Fort Craft Market in Montego Bay is a vibrant community of artisans and crafters. From handmade jewelry to intricate woodcarvings, these works of art are often made right in front of you. March 2014
Half Moon - a crescent-shaped 2-mile private coastline that offers tan-seekers the prettiest beach in Montego Bay. Dabble sent Nicholas Rosaci and photographer Angela Auclaire to check into RockResort. 40
At Half Moon you can swim with dolphins or take a horse ride along the coastline. March 2014
Nicholas enjoys some coconut water â€• island style.
"Jamaica has heart and soul like no other place I have ever visited," says Nicholas. "Its mixture of culture and diversity is a colourful cocktail of charm and exuberance - 'shaken not stirred' as Bond would say."
DABBLE DOES The historic Sam Sharpe Square in downtown Montego Bay is also the commercial business centre for the locals.
About 15 miles from Montego Bay is the Greenwood Great House. Built in 1800 by the Barrett family, Greenwood House is a meticulous example of a 19th century Sugar Plantation. This beautifully kept “time capsule” contains much of the home’s original furnishings, including oil paintings, rare musical instruments and books that date back to 1697.
TOP SPOTS MONTEGO BAY
Rose Hall Great House, built in the 1770s, is a Jamaican Georgian style mansion. It's elegant interiors and troubled history make for a great visit.
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TRAVEL This Regency Jamaican mahogany chair morphs into stairs to reach the high shelves in the library at Rose Hall.
Located on the Good Hope Plantation, David Pintoâ€™s Ceramic Art Studio offers an immersive view into the fundamentals of ceramic making. Pintoâ€™s impressive body of work ranges from teacups to spectacular life sized objets d'art.
Click here for the rest of 8 the Ochos Rios list!
OPPOSITE Nicholas, strikes a secret agent pose at GoldenEye (former home to author Ian Fleming).
Wassi Art shares a Jamaican spirit through its one-of-a-kind pottery, arts and crafts.
Outside Ochos Rios are the Dunnâ€™s River Falls. Boasting 600 meters of rock cliff that cascades through steps of crystal clear water into the Caribbean Sea.
TOP NEGRIL SPOTS
Spend a late afternoon sipping a Red Stripe beer while you rock out to live reggae music at Rick’s Café. Watch experienced cliff divers fearlessly leap more than 30 feet into the seawater below.
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TRAVEL Lunch at The Caves where you can soak in the rays and the breathtaking ocean views. Enjoy a cliffhanger â€• the house cocktail. In the evening, arrange a private candlelit dinner in one the limestone grottos.
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Rickâ€™s CafĂŠ is a rocking beach party where the musicians play against a roiling backdrop.
MORNING The Seagrape Terrace at Half Moon serves breakfast sunny side up - outdoors by the sea. MID-MORNING Visit the 6,500 acre Rose Hall Great House and try to avoid a run-in with the famous White Witch! 12 NOON Walking around a haunted Great House works up an appetite, and so does the 1½ hour car ride to Negril for an afternoon lunch on the edge of a cliff at “The Caves”. AFTERNOON Photograph The Caves, the 7-mile beach and the Negril Lighthouse. LATE AFTERNOON Revive your spirits at Rick’s Café. Enjoy the music and gawk at the local cliff divers. Order some nachos, a Red Stripe beer and you'll be rewarded with a sunset like no other. EVENING Drive back to Half Moon and dine at II Giardino, for a sumptuous meal prepared by the hotel's famed Italian chef, Guido Gilardoni.
1-2-3 days in Jamaica
MORNING Twice the charm; enjoy another breakfast at the Seagrape Terrace. MID-MORNING Drive to Ochos Rios and stop at Greenwood Great House, the finest antique museum in the Caribbean. 12 NOON Lunch at Evita’s is a must. The pasta house has served notable guests Naomi Campbell, Brad Pitt, and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) to name just a few. AFTERNOON Visit Dunn’s River Falls and get more than just your feet wet. LATE AFTERNOON Stop off at the Island Village and Ochos Rios Craft Market.
Day 3 MORNING Enjoy Jamaican style bacon and eggs at the Bizot Bar. MID-MORNING Visit Firefly, Noël Coward’s tropical retreat. 12 NOON Head over to Scotchie’s for authentic Jamaican jerk barbeque. AFTERNOON Shop Wassi Art for Jamaican-made arts and crafts. EVENING Before the sun sets, take a glass bottom boat ride and enjoy the sea life.
EVENING Check into Chris Blackwell’s legendary resort, GoldenEye and enjoy a Blackwell Rum tasting before dinner in the tree house-like gazebo.
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A special thank you to Symerna Blake (ABOVE) and the Jamaican Tourism Board.
Rarotonga Jungle WORDS BY Aurélie Resch
“You must be kidding,” I mumble to myself as I peek down the big muddy slope leading to a rapidly moving stream. My legs tighten around the sides of my quad, the low-lying jeep thingy I’m clinging to. Rarotonga is the largest of the archipelago Cook Islands in the South Pacific. Its unparalleled beauty, underwater wonders and luxurious forests cast a spell on me. After snorkeling and diving among exotic fish and corals, I eagerly accept an invitation to explore the jungle. As excited as I am to try new adventures, I’m somewhat surprised to find myself mounting a 350cc Yamaha Grizzly quad. The rough and tumble vehicle feels nearly as large as my SUV, but lacks some of the armour that comes standard on that urban machine. With little confidence in my balance and unsure where this monster will lead me, I hit the gas and try to master the handlebar, keen to avoid trees and the barb wire fence that protects the pig cove that’s ahead of me. Not as easy as it sounds when you’ve got a petite frame and no drive to athleticism. “You’ll be fine,” my tattooed Māori guide assures me, “just hit the gas!” The fauna is stunning with moss trees and lush bushes, flowers and centuries old trees. My joy fades to terror as
I reach the top of a hill and see my guide speeding downward, aiming for a big stream some distance below. What? I review my options: either I sit still until night comes or I plunge ahead and try to catch up with my guide, already disappearing in a cloud of mud on the other side of the stream. I remind myself I have a helmet on and I know how to swim. Then I hit the gas and in no time, my quad tackles the rugged terrain and hits the water with a splash. Much to my relief and surprise, the engine doesn’t flood in the process, even though I have water up to my knees. My trusty quad climbs the rocks and transports me uphill once again. Awesome! From this point on, I am able to enjoy the thrills and challenges of the full throttle jungle ride. I may even feel just a little pride that I’ve been able to do this (and not die). My guide and I ride across 3 hidden valleys in Turangi encountering intermittent sunshine and mist. At one peak, we are able to see above the mist and catch a glimpse of the stunning Te Atukura Mountain. Rarotonga forests are a modern day Eden, with cascading falls, abundant flora and breathing space not found in any urban centre. Perhaps it’s time to saddle up and see where the road leads you.
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fried king fish RECIPE AND PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY COOK LIKE A JAMAICAN
Frying king fish is easy. It takes no more than 4 to 5 minutes on each side and you’re done! And because it’s a firm fish, like halibut and tuna, you don’t need to use flour in your seasonings. At the right temperature it won’t stick to the pan and holds together beautifully. I especially like to finish my fried king fish with escovitch dressing, but it’s quick and delicious all on it’s own. What you’ll need
King fish Lemon juice or vinegar Salt & pepper Olive oil
Directions Wash fish with water and lemon juice or vinegar. Pat fish dry with a tea towel or paper towel. It is important that it is dry so that there is no water when frying. Excess water will cause the hot oil to pop or splatter. Season fish with salt and black pepper and refrigerator for one hour. In a deep frying pan heat enough cooking oil on high to immerse the fish in the oil. Fry fish for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Remove the fish and drain on paper towel. Finish off with escovitch dressing and serve with a green salad and fresh bread.
There’s an app for that... WORDS BY JAMESON FINK
Eggs and alcohol? Dabble’s wine authority, Jameson Fink says, “Yes you can.” I’d call deviled eggs a guilty pleasure, but I feel no guilt about enjoying them. A tray of deviled eggs is a party on a platter, bringing back waves of nostalgia of being a child at potlucks and adult cocktail parties. Now, as an adult myself, I can enjoy a drink along with the deviled eggs being passed around. With the ultra-rich filling of egg yolk, which depending on your preference is mayonnaise, sour cream, or creme fraiche, I suggest something to combat the heaviness. I’ve always been a fan of Chardonnay and eggs and also I think a Chablis is lovely. But since we’re being festive (this is a party, after all), I say bring out the bubbles. Since I like my wine to be a bit of a conversationstarter, I’m picking a sparkling wine from New Mexico. Yes, New Mexico. Gruet produces a quality sparkling wine at a fantastic price for over two decades. The high elevation vineyards keep the grapes cool, creating a lively sparkle in the glass. Now, when is that tray of deviled eggs coming around again?
Devilled Eggs and Sardines
Jamesonâ€™s Picks Gruet Brut NV
Contemporary devilled eggs are soft boiled and served with sardines. March 2014
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Each issue of Dabble Magazine brings you inspiring design from around the world, immerses you in cities ripe for discovery, gives you a tast...
Published on Feb 25, 2014
Each issue of Dabble Magazine brings you inspiring design from around the world, immerses you in cities ripe for discovery, gives you a tast...