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Home

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FEATURE HOME: KING GEORGES WAY RESIDENCE

Luxury meets practicality

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Fashion forward designs and

Our favourite seasonal outdoor furniture

Design

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Purdys VP Karen Flavelle on sustainability,

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Vancouver House’s architectural provocateur

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philanthropy and balance

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TOM DIXON

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ARTS

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Through Laughter. A member of the Raven Gwa’waina Clan from Alert Bay, she comes from a long line of prestigious Canadian artists including carvers Henry, Tony, Richard and Stanley Hunt. Hunt remembers as a child watching in awe as her uncle and mentor, jewelry designer Norman Brotchie created intricate engraved pieces. Hunt also recalls that as a child, she used diapers as a canvas for JGTƒTUVFTCYKPIU “My great-great grandmother Anisalaga was a Tlingit noblewoman

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Hunt’s insatiable curiosity and

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global interests have contributed to

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her tremendous versatility when pre-

“And while of course I’m influenced

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by my own culture, I don’t rely on

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traditional myths as inspiration for

include logo design for the 2006 World

my contemporary pieces. I can be

Peace Forum in Vancouver; collabora-

inspired by a Kandinsky painting or

tion with Vancouver lighting designer,

the laughter at a traditional potlatch in

Omer Arbel for the 2010 Vancouver

my village. I really love organic shapes

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in my work that make people just

Games medals, to fashion acces-

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and gold in the 1980s, creating con-

Germany with an exhibition she designed

temporary rings and layered pendants

entitled The Power of Giving at the historic

like Totem Moves, and bracelets and

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Museum.

earrings engraved with abstract indig-

It featured 67 pieces of potlatch art

enous symbols and inlaid gemstones.

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She soon discovered sculpture,

government in 1921 when potlatch cel-

carving modern totem poles and gal-

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Hunt’s addition of metal and aba-

premieres Hunt’s newest foray in

lone as depicted in the Exhibition’s title

wood: a collection of coffee tables

art, Eagle Mask, and their juxtaposition

that are so cleverly executed, they

with vividly painted wood creates

can’t help but illicit laughter. Emerging

a rich, reflective, multi-dimensional

Turtle (End Table) pokes its inquisitive

aspect to her pieces.

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in Alert Bay last year and it’s been a

panels can be mounted in the garden

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three partners to form KiBiSi (Danish for ocean,) and col-

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his wife, Spanish architect Ruth Otero, at Burning Man in

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Nevadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Black Rock Desert. In 2018 with BIG partner, Jakob

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use residential and hotel project, which will run parallel to

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Manhattanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Line linear park along the Hudson River,

levels. Oceanix City would consist of buoyant islands

are still to be completed. Ingelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; recent announcement

clustered together to form completely self-sustainable

for the futuristic, vertically terraced glass box residences

archipelagos for up to 10,000 people.

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simultaneously being set up. Each featured never-before-seen FAT furniture and OPAL lighting on the Big Fat American Tour were meant to be seen and experienced by not only professionals in architecture and interior design, but by fans and followers as well during the unveiling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been inspired by remnants of the literature: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, and On The Road, Dixon says, referring to Tom Wolfe and Jack Kerouacâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s literary cult classics, respectively. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the music business, you get on the road, and travel, until people underUVCPFYJCV[QWŨTGVCNMKPICDQWVŬ&KZQPUC[U

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other bucket list trips, yet nothing has compared

private game reserve located in the Northern

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Is the Urus the last one past the bouncer at the carbon-fuelled super-

SUV party? She's the fastest SUV available with best weight-to-power ratio in her class at 3.38kg/hp. On a straight, flat road we are talking 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. That is pretty fast, especially for an SUV. The unmistakable, head-turning rumble of a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine produces a whopping 641 hp with 627 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is 305

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seating position was totally new to most of the group. Speed is one thing, but how would this SUV handle on the corners? Surprisingly, there is zero roll. By the second curve, I was very impressed by the agility of

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this machine; it handles like a sports car half

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its size. Carbon ceramic brakes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the biggest on any production car â&#x20AC;&#x201C; bring

"accessibly priced" Lamborghini. It may seem like an unusual move to put

the Urus to a fast, dead stop on your choice of six Pirelli tire options.

so much energy and horsepower into a brand new model at a time when

Like the Lamborghini Aventador and Hurican, the Urus features several

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driving modes: Strada for the grocery run, Sport for more fun and agility,

by the Volkswagen Group, who are playing catch-up after Deiselgate, and

and Corsa for performance driving. Being from Canada it would be have

who now have an aggressive electric program in play.

been interesting to see how the Urus manages in the snow (there's actually

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form of battery and hydrogen fuel cell combination for electrifying larger

by sand, this presented an equally good opportunity for some light off-road-

engine brands such as Audi, Bentley and Lamborghini. Let us imagine that

ing in the desert.

Lamborghini must adapt and go electric.

Lamborghini engineers chose a V8 twin turbo because they needed to

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respect the need for a more compact engine. The V8 twin turbo provides

models to be offered either as a hybrid or full-electric. They cannot yet elec-

instant torque for off-road situations. In B.C., the chances of seeing a Urus up

trify the Aventador; perhaps not a palatable play, so it was a clever move by

a mountain road that's not a ski hill are unlikely, but from what I could tell on

Lamborghini to create the Urus with an eye to the future.

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RIN SOUSA HAS A KEEN EYE

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe in surrounding yourself with things you love to look at, and that is why everything in our

for style. Every day she opens up her door,

living room brings me joy! I decorated it with creamy tones and lighter colours so the space feels

and her life, to thousands of Instagram

really open and fresh. I think our coffee table makes the biggest statement. It is a handmade

followers who want to know what sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wearing,

Moroccan-style whitewashed wood table from Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Atelier Home Design. I love a round table, rather

trying and buying. The Sparkle Media founder

than a square shape, because it adds a little more softness. When I pick out décor pieces, I

saw the massive marketing potential of social

always ask my husband, Roberto, what he thinks. If he hesitates, I try to talk him into it and he

media and has been instrumental in the evo-

usually gives inâ&#x20AC;¦that is why we have pink pillows! Since I started my company in 2013, I often

lution of popular local brands like loungewear

work from home. I keep the space clutter-free so I can get into the work zone without being

company, Smash + Tess. And she does it all from

distracted. My Instagram followers see our home, but they only get a little snapshot. I can style

her chic, stylish Vancouver condo.

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