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Through Laughter. A member of the Raven Gwaâ€™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 JGTÆ’TUVFTCYKPIU â€œMy great-great grandmother Anisalaga was a Tlingit noblewoman
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Some of her most public projects
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
in my work that make people just
Games medals, to fashion acces-
want to reach out and touch them. I
sories like vibrant eyeglass frames
try to give all my pieces an ephemeral
for AYA Optical to the Corrine Hunt
quality that challenges people to ask
Collection of hand-made Mukluks for
Canadian footwear brand, Manitobah.
In 2011, Hunt travelled to Dresden,
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.
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government in 1921 when potlatch cel-
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and the wood is really beautiful when
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wood: a collection of coffee tables
art, Eagle Mask, and their juxtaposition
that are so cleverly executed, they
with vividly painted wood creates
canâ€™t help but illicit laughter. Emerging
a rich, reflective, multi-dimensional
Turtle (End Table) pokes its inquisitive
aspect to her pieces.
head out of a hollow carved within the
White Heron, one of several 3D
Hunt began working with silver
reclaimed red cedar.
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â€œI just moved back to my commu-
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only consigned to the indoors, Huntâ€™s
in Alert Bay last year and itâ€™s been a
panels can be mounted in the garden
or on a deck, the aromatic wood aging
culture is a thriving one. We are a very
to a soft grey patina over time.
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rounding cultures and environment. Currently working on 50 projects around the world, the renowned architect maintains that it is possible to â€œcreate the world of our dreams through
RIGHT: VANCOUVER HOUSEâ€™S WINDOWS ARE LIKE LIGHTBOXES OF ART
The residential Vancouver House, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) for Westbank Developers, is a
case in point. With its spiralling faĂ§ade (an optical illusion) and protruding, honeycombed balconies on the north end of the Granville Street Bridge, it makes an indelible silhouette on the Vancouver skyline. â€œWe were asked to look at the Granville Bridge where it tri-forks downtown. The city wanted to make UWTGVJCVPQQPGNQQMUKPVQVJGVTCHĆ’EUQYGYGTGNGHVYKVJCVKP[VTKCPIWNCTHQQVRTKPVVJCVNQQMGFVQQUOCNN VQDWKNFQPĹŹ+PIGNUGZRNCKPU
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“UNDERNEATH THE BRIDGE WE’VE WORKED WITH VANCOUVER ARTIST RODNEY GRAHAM AND OTHERS TO CREATE WHAT WE CALL ‘THE SISTINE CHAPEL OF STREET ART’.”
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At his parentsâ€™ urging he tried architecture. In Kasper Astrup Schroderâ€™s fascinating doc, Big Time on Netflix, with a combination of chutzpah and fearless derring-do, convincing clients twice his age to invest in his ideas. His company of two that began in 2005 is now a team of 400 operating on two continents. And, in 2016 he was named one of Time Magazineâ€™s 100 Most Influential People.
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three partners to form KiBiSi (Danish for ocean,) and col-
of design inspiration are always tempered by their adapt-
laborated with Kallista, a luxury brand owned by Kohler for
ability to the surrounding landscape.
the Taper Faucet Collection.
This is evident from the revolutionary Amager Bakke
â€œFor me, product design is the art form of trying to
waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen with an urban green
alpine ski slope on its roof, to his homage to childhood cre-
minimalist design of faucets, taps and shower heads in a
ativity; the colourful Lego House hub in Billund, Denmark, to
the garden-village-inspired community for Michelin-starred
etry of how water, from pipe to tap, sculpts the flow onto
NOMA restaurant in Christiania in Copenhagen.
your hands and body.
Winning an international design competition in China in
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2009 to design a building for the state-owned Shenzhen Energy
his wife, Spanish architect Ruth Otero, at Burning Man in
Company, he based the faÃ§ade on an Issey Miyake fabric.
Nevadaâ€™s Black Rock Desert. In 2018 with BIG partner, Jakob
â€œItâ€™s rippled so that itâ€™s all opaque, but facing away from
Lange, they mounted The ORB, an 85-foot inflatable mir-
the sun, itâ€™s all glass. This very simple idea based on geom-
rored ball constructed out of chromatic fabric used for NASA
etry reduces the energy consumption on cooling by 30
weather balloons that hovered over the 2018 attendees.
tion, thatâ€™s because heâ€™s pragmatic about climate change.
The controversial re-design for Ground Zeroâ€™s Two
Ingels recently unveiled a proposal at a United Nations
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round table for floating cities that could assist populations
use residential and hotel project, which will run parallel to
threatened by extreme weather conditions and rising sea
Manhattanâ€™s High Line linear park along the Hudson River,
levels. Oceanix City would consist of buoyant islands
are still to be completed. Ingelsâ€™ recent announcement
clustered together to form completely self-sustainable
for the futuristic, vertically terraced glass box residences
archipelagos for up to 10,000 people.
draped in greenery for Westbankâ€™s King Toronto is inspired by architect Moshe Safdieâ€™s Habitat â€™67 in Montreal. The BIG team has also explored product design with SUMMER 2019
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ranges, wine regions, modern cities and gorgeous beaches. With so much to see, there really are many different ways travellers can explore the country. Whichever way you choose to see South Africa, you canâ€™t miss taking a safari. Our family trip would not have been the same without our up close and personal experiences with lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras and meerkats â€“ to name a few. We visited three regions: Cape Town, the Kalahari Desert and Kruger National Park. +P%CRG6QYP[QWĹ¨NNĆ’PFVJGHCOQWU6CDNG/QWPVCKPDGCWVKHWNDGCEJGUYQTNFENCUUUJQRRKPIPKIJVNKHGCPFITGCVHQQFCPF
wine. This also happens to be where I went cage diving with Great White sharks â€“ something I still canâ€™t believe that I did!
LONDOLOZI GAME RESERVE VARTY CAMP
TSWALU KALAHARI RESERVE
CAPE GRACE HOTEL
CAPE GRACE HOTEL
On the property there is a diverse animal pop-
number of luxurious private game reserves in
We stayed at the gorgeous Cape Grace Hotel,
ulation, including the elusive black rhino and the
the area including Singita Boulders, Mala Mala,
a stunning property that has its own private
black-maned lion, and guests can take a guided
Lion Sands and Ulusaba.
quay on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and
bushwalk, game drive, or horseback safari to
We chose Londolozi Game Reserve and spe-
is surrounded on three sides by water. Itâ€™s
see them. The property is extremely private. We
an ideal location, with the waterfrontâ€™s shop-
stayed at The Motse, which lies at the foot of
for over 90 years and is renowned for their family
ping and restaurants just steps from the
the Korannaberg Mountains facing west across
safari experiences. It manages to achieve the
door. Each room is decorated with antiques,
the grasslands of the Kalahari. Motse means
seemingly impossible â€“ providing the perfect
combination of luxury and wilderness.
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chosen artifacts offering a local charm. The
Each room has its own private swimming pool,
award-winning Signal restaurant infuses Cape
outdoor shower and outdoor dining sala, framed
tradition into its dishes like biltong-cured
outdoor heated showers and pools.
by timber decks raised off the ground under the
ostrich, rooibos-scented apricot compote and
My family took four of the nine legae on
shade of an ancient riverine forest. Guests can
bobotie-spiced springbok loin.
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enjoy the classic safari experience with guaranteed
KALAHARI DESERT TSWALU KALAHARI RESERVE
stay. The staff said there are rarely more than
sightings of the Big Five and then relax at the luxury
20 people staying onsite at any given time. It
camp-style accommodation taking in yoga, mas-
The sun-drenched Kalahari features blankets
was one of the most peaceful, private places I
of red sands that are home to 40 raptor and
have ever visited.
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SABI SANDS GAME RESERVE, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK â€“ LONDOLOZI GAME RESERVE
Londolozi is a Relais & Chateaux, so you know they take food seriously using local ingredients like free-range game, home-grown herbs and sustainable African seafood.
Kruger National Park is a world-renowned
Since this epic vacation I have done some
Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa's largest
spot that has 16 ecosystems. It is most famous
other bucket list trips, yet nothing has compared
private game reserve located in the Northern
for its high-density animals including the Big 5:
to the amazing memories from South Africa.
Cape, covering an area of over 114,000 hect-
lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffaloes.
I highly recommend taking this trip of a lifetime
ares. This property provides an intimate setting
We narrowed down the area we wanted to visit
and sharing the experience with your love ones.
for viewing Africa's most awe-inspiring wildlife.
to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. There are a
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MEET THE URUS, THE BRAND’S LUXURY CROSSOVER, AND MOST ACCESSIBLY PRICED MODEL 5614; | LISA MACFARLANE
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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
km/h if you are the only driver on the Autobahn. Just outside of Palm Springs, I had the opportunity to test this luxury crossover SUV on a racetrack in the desert. It is a Lamborghini after all, with a reputation to uphold as a charger.
NICE RIMS: THE URUS HAS SIX PIRELLI TIRE OPTIONS
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
â€œTHE URUS WILL BE THE FIRST OF LAMBORGHINIâ€™S MODELS TO BE OFFERED EITHER AS A HYBRID OR FULL-ELECTRIC.â€?
this machine; it handles like a sports car half
the sand, it is a capable off-roader with decent ground clearance, permanent 4-wheel drive, plus plenty of premium cockpit comfort. Lamborghini reports that over 70 per cent of orders for the Urus are from consumers who are new to the brand. Consider VJCV CV VJG 7TWU KU VJG Ć’TUV
its size. Carbon ceramic brakes â€“ the biggest on any production car â€“ 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
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
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€œI 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€™s wearing,
Moroccan-style whitewashed wood table from Lâ€™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 dÃ©cor 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€¦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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INSIDE SPARKLE MEDIA FOUNDER ERIN SOUSAâ€™S STYLISH VANCOUVER CONDO
A 20-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver. So close, yet a world away. The south-west facing location is stunning. The forest setting and ocean environment are downright decadent. Enjoy the Capeâ€™s trails along the waterfront facing the sunset, through its forests, and to its waterfall on the south. Yes, immerse yourself in nature. Breathe in all that fresh air. Run and hike your own estate. Have your space and privacy. All the while, on this idyllic island, meaningful connection to neighbours and true community are what you can expect.
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