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AUTUMN’S ABUNDANCE Autumn is upon us, and it is a season that signifies ripeness, fruition, maturity and change. The Fall season has always signalled moving to a new level for me. I reminisce on school years past, and fondly remember reviewing each new syllabus and looking forward to learning what the new semester would bring. No matter how many years pass, I always return to those Autumn memories, and I think of the classic movie You’ve Got Mail, in which it was said, “Fall makes me want to buy school supplies. And I if I could I would send you a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils.” The season is changing, and as change is synonymous with innovate, the Vancouver Living team is proud to present our Innovation issue, with an abundance of stories about industry game changers – the sharpest minds in this
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Contributors LAURA GOLDSTEIN DESIGN Laura was an arts publicist and writer in Toronto for 22 years before moving to Vancouver. She’s a frequent contributor to the Globe and Mail’s design section, Westcoast Homes & Design and Canadian House & Home. A highlight of her career was covering the Royal Tour in Vancouver in 2016. lauragoldsteinwriter.com SARA HAROWITZ HOME Sara Harowitz is a National Magazine Award-nominated writer based in Vancouver. She is the editor of vitruvi’s Basenotes, a digital magazine dedicated to exploring modern interpretations of wellness and telling the stories of inspiring women. Her writing has appeared in publications including Maisonneuve, Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Huffpost, This, Vice, Hazlitt, Quill & Quire, Montecristo and National Post. She loves to travel, read, eat, drink coffee, pat dogs on the street, scroll through photos of dogs on Instagram, and daydream about dogs.
BIANCA SOLTERBECK HOME Bianca Solterbeck has spent the last decade working in entertainment and lifestyle television for Shaw TV Vancouver, cutting her teeth as the Olympic reporter in the lead-up to the 2010 Games. The Leo Awardnominated writer is best known for producing, writing and hosting the luxury real estate series, Dream Homes, which ran for three seasons across Western Canada. In her spare time, the Carleton University grad and boat nerd can be found enjoying the West Coast from the water. @biancasolterbeck
FRED LEE ON THE TOWN A society columnist for the past 15 years, Fred covers Metro Vancouver’s vibrant and everchanging social landscape. The social butterfly joins Stephen Quinn every Monday morning on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition to share all of Vanhattan’s A-list happenings, red carpet parties, must-attend galas and fabulous fundraisers. When not gala-vanting or globetrotting, Fred is the director of alumni engagement at the University of British Columbia, among other philanthropic roles. @fredabouttown
LISA MACFARLANE RIDE Lisa MacFarlane has been part of the Vancouver media mix for almost two decades. She was a producer for Shaw TV’s entertainment talk show Urban Rush, co-host of Driving with Zack and Mac on Global TV, and an auto journalist for the Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers. She’s lived in Victoria, Vancouver and Shanghai. When she’s not on the water covering the marine scene for Vancouver Living, Lisa works in the hydrogen fuel cell industry, and happily reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s dream of a “Hydrogen Highway” connecting California with B.C., is still very much alive.
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THE CEO OF RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE KEEPS FAMILIES CLOSE STORY | LAURA GOLDSTEIN
he old adage “it takes a village to raise a child” is a mantra practiced by Richard Pass throughout his long career in the social services sector. Empathy and boundless energy made him the perfect candidate for CEO of
Ronald McDonald House British Columbia & Yukon in 2006. Previously, a Ronald McDonald House in Shaughnessy accommodating 13 overwhelmed families of critically ill children who travelled to Vancouver for life-saving treatments was not large enough to meet the demand. So Pass spearheaded a campaign that raised $32 million to build a new House on the grounds of BC Children’s Hospital. “I had a vision of how the House that would now accommodate 73 families should be, because I had visited about 34 around the world,” says Pass during a tour of the 74,000-squarefoot building designed by award-winning Vancouver architect, Michael Green. It is now the fifth largest Ronald McDonald House in the world. They were adamant that it not resemble a boutique hotel, but remain family-friendly with all the bells and whistles that would enthrall kids. “We did interviews with many of the original families that had stayed at the first House and because most were oncology patients, they were really concerned about the disinfectant protocols. ‘What about the germs?’ Basically they were asking ‘how do we get that supportive feeling of arms wrapped around us in a bigger house?’”
ABOVE RIGHT: RICHARD PASS, CEO, RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
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LEFT: THE DESIGN OF RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CENTRED AROUND LETTING CHILDREN BE CHILDREN, WITH PLENTY OF ROOM TO RUN AND PLAY
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THE 74,000-SQUARE-FOOT BUILDING DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT MICHAEL GREEN IS NOW THE FIFTH LARGEST RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE IN THE WORLD
“WE’VE TRIED TO THINK OF EVERYTHING FROM PRIVATE AREAS FOR THE NOT-SO-GOOD DAYS TO PUBLIC SPACES WHERE FAMILIES CAN CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER AND OTHER FAMILIES.” — RICHARD PASS
Green came up with the answer: build four houses with 18 families in each house – or pod – characterized by their own distinct art, colour palettes and identities for toddlers to teens, but interconnected by common spaces, and their own kitchens. Oncology and other diagnoses were in a different house than short-term families. The longest family residency has been a staggering 497 consecutive days. Following an 18-month build, the new Ronald McDonald House opened in 2014. Like stepping onto the pages of a child’s storybook, adults enter the building through a large door while children have their own pintsize entrance into the grand living room. “When we asked families what they’d like in the new building, a little three-year-old girl said ‘a slide,’”
And sure enough, a canary yellow tube slide snakes its way down from tank designed and built by Jeff Tom of Something Fishy Aquariums Inc. also provides a mesmerizing gathering spot for kids and parents alike. Timber architecture introduced by Green in Douglas fir, and interior SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019
the second-storey landing right into a living room. A gigantic submarine fish
FROM PLAY TO DINING AREAS, THE ROOMS ARE DESIGNED TO SPARK CHILDREN’S IMAGINATIONS, AND ARE LIKE STEPPING ONTO THE PAGES OF A STORY BOOK.
structures and furniture of yellow Cedarwood leave no doubt that the build-
the boisterous basketball court further away. Gardening, a calming activity
ing personifies the Pacific Northwest.
for many, is encouraged by volunteers from VanDusen Botanical Garden
tures in some rooms for the visually and hearing impaired.
“We’ve tried to think of everything from private areas for the not-so-
Every house has a kitchen and two houses share a dining room. “We
good days to public spaces where families can connect with each other
have a food program in which we partner with Save-On Foods Pantry
and other families, especially parents who might be feeling really alone
Program where we can order online and put groceries right into each fami-
with their concerns,” says Pass.
ly’s shelves and fridge,” Pass explains. “Let’s face it, who, after a day of tests and stress wants to go grocery shopping?
A Family Dining Program encourages the community to come in and actually cook dinner for residents. The 17th annual Night To Dream Gala on October
“We have an art committee who sent out invitations to artists all over
4th brings together philanthropists, business leaders and families staying at
B.C. and the Yukon for donated original art to tie in with House themes
the House for an exciting evening of dinner, silent auction and entertainment to
for Forest, River, Mountain and Beach so that families could immediately
continue to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House British Columbia & Yukon.
relate to their own environments back home.” ED WHITE, EMA PETER
who have worked with families to plant vegetables and fruit.
“There is such a huge need, so our goal is to expand the House to
A sense of playfulness and adventure pervades the atmosphere, in
accommodate even more families,” Pass emphasizes. “Although the
which immense floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors open to an outdoor
majority come from B.C. and the Yukon, BC Children’s Hospital’s exemplary
amphitheatre where theatre troupes and musicians are invited to perform.
care is world-renowned and we’ve had families here from across Canada
A courtyard with a serene koi pond and seating area is a quiet respite from
and as far away as Zambia,” says Pass.
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KOHLER’S MODERN DESIGNS ARE MUCH EVOLVED FROM THE BRAND’S RURAL ORIGINS, BUT STILL BLEND SEAMLESSLY WITH NATURE SCENES
A NEW ERA OF DESIGN INNOVATION FROM FARMING WISCONSIN FIELDS TO BREAKING TECHNOLOGICAL GROUND: THE KOHLER FAMILY LEGACY LIVES ON STORY | BIANCA SOLTERBECK
he Roman Empire championed the ritual of bathing, but it was John Michael Kohler who, 1,400 years later, invented the world’s first bathtub. In Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 1883, Kohler took a cast-iron hog trough, covered it in
enamel finish and put legs on it, marking the first plumbing product manufactured by Kohler. “John Michael created Kohler’s first bathtub to improve hygiene for his farm equipment customers and their families. He listened to customer demand and made a strategic business charismatic current president and CEO.
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Taking the reins from his father, Herbert V. Kohler in 2015, Kohler is taking the $7 billion dollar company, one of the oldest and largest privately held companies in the US, into a new era of design, technology and sustainability. The company has four main business groups: PRESIDENT AND CEO DAVID KOHLER
kitchen and bath, power, interiors, and hospitality, including golf courses, spas and luxury resorts, like the prestigious Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews, Scotland.
move that shaped our entire company and history,” says descendant David Kohler, Kohler’s
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The Kohler family has done something most
handed to you. Ashley is a great example of everything we want
businesses fail to achieve as they grow – they have kept it in
to see in the fifth generation and beyond,” says the father of four.
the family. “To have a successful fourth-generation family
Kohler continues to forge ahead, vying to be on the leading
company, you need to have respect for the different talents and
edge of design and technology. Kallista, one of their luxury lines,
insights that each member embodies, and feed off the passion
uses 3D printers for its grid faucets. This allows them to strip
of each individual,” says Kohler.
away the limitations of traditional design elements. It looks like
Kohler says his father provided the greatest profes-
an optical illusion, but through 3D technology water flows easily
sional influence, teaching him an appreciation for design, the
through the base of a grid faucet using small, discreet interior
importance of hard work and the courage to say no. “Having
channels, making it more art than plumbing product.
a backbone is a critical characteristic of great leaders,” says
Vancouver is a dynamic market for Kohler, and is home
Kohler. That is why a young David Kohler did not get the keys to
to its first Canadian Experience Centre. The brick-and-mortar
the boardroom until he had spent time in the factory. He worked
store represents the company’s new global retail concept,
side by side with craftsmen and employees across the com-
encouraging customers to experience before they buy. Experiential luxury is driven by the latest technology.
“These were formative years, and shaped my work ethic,
The Kohler Konnect exhibit at this year’s Consumer Electronic
passion for the business, and appreciation for design and
Show featured products like the Numi 2.0 toilet. The stream-
innovation.” The yoga and spin enthusiast understands the
lined, one-piece model has personalized settings, from ambient
importance of self care for himself and his approximately
colored lighting to Amazon Alexa voice controls, a heated seat and
As for the fifth generation, his daughter Ashley Kohler is a
The Numi 2.0 is available at the end of this year, and unlike
rising leader in the Hospitality division. “With my children, I try
Kohler’s first bathtub, which sold for 14 chickens and a cow, the
to set an example by my actions and tell them nothing in life is
Numi starts at $7,000.
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pany, calling it a crucial stage of his career.
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MIXING AND MINGLING WITH A HIGHER PURPOSE Vancouver’s most influential and innovative personalities gather to celebrate gastronomy, equestrian life and the mariner spirit
TASTE OF INDIA
3 UBC President Santa J. Ono and
main attraction was the thrilling polo
The Indian Summer Festival is in its
his wife Wendy Yip, along with SFU
action. Proceeds from the day of
ninth cycle, and during the season
President Andrew Petter.
riding benefitted the Southlands Riding
creators Sirish Rao and Laura
4 Varshney Capital’s Hari Varshney and
Society and BC Children’s Hospital.
Byspalko welcomed a stylish set to
his wife Madhu.
5 Seated on her mount, Cookie,
the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown for the opening gala.
Claudia Tornquist participated in the charity tourney.
Chaired by Vikram Vij, the celebrity
Nadia Iadisernia and Craig Stowe once
chef invited contemporaries to respond
again fronted the annual Pacific Polo
to the festival’s theme of “Tricksters,
Club charity tournament. Hundreds in
Magicians and Oracles” for the yearly
their sartorial best made their way to
food and drink extravaganza that
Southlands Riding Club in the heart
launched the 11-day UBC and SFU
of the city’s equestrian community to
sponsored celebration of arts, music
take in the sixth edition. The couple
welcomed a glamorous crowd for a
1 Indian Summer Festival creators Sirish
day of polo watching, champagne
Rao and Laura Byspalko.
sipping and brunching. Holders of
2 Celebrity chef Vikram Vij invited a
VIP Cabana tickets were treated to
host of restaurants including Robbie
a gourmet luncheon prepared by
Kane’s Café Medina to participate in the
David Hawksworth. As always, guests
gastronomic event that launched this
took to the grass at intermission for
Crews of all levels hit the waters of
year’s Indian Summer Festival.
the traditional divot stomp, but the
False Creek for the annual Concord
6 Nadia Iadisernia and Craig Stowe staged the sixth annual Pacific Polo Club at the Southlands Riding Club. 7 Spectator Joshua McVeity enjoyed the fine bubbles served up by Veuve Clicquot brand ambassadors Vivian Tang and Camille Libre. 8 Jill Killeen, Joy Jennisen and Nessa Van Bergen. 9 Wine aficionados Peter and Elizabeth Crews.
Pacific Dragon Boat Festival. Founded
and Adelle Tepper ensured all gala-goers
based choir director Erick Lichte.
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by Milton Wong and David Lam, the
had a sweet ending.
Lichte and the singing lions had much to
festival has grown to become one
12 Jonathan Roberts of Fidelity
sing about, just off the heels of receiving
of the city's top sporting events of
Investments and his wife Asa Mehrabnia
the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral
the summer. Prior to the big meet,
were among le beau monde who took in
several hundred guests filled D6 Bar &
Excellence, North America’s most
the Dragon Boat-do at D6 Bar & Lounge
Lounge at Parq Vancouver to support
at Parq Vancouver.
prestigious choral award given
the three-day regatta and raise funds
13 Executive Director Ann Phelps
for the Milton Wong Legacy Project.
welcomed French Consul General
Named in honour of the festival founder,
Phillippe Sutter to the Dragon Boat
the charity is dedicated to ensuring
Society’s summer soiree.
underserved youth have opportunities
Sept 21 Gift of Time Gala Canuck Place Children's Hospice’s annual soiree dedicated to raising funds for children and families living with life-threatening illnesses. canuckplace.org
by the professional association Chorus America. 14 Choir director Erick Lichte led Chor Leoni in the singing of both anthems at U.S. Consul General Katherine Dhanani’s annual Fourth of July party.
to enjoy recreational sports, including
STARS, STRIPES & SONG
dragon boating. The evening of food,
The Pipe Shop in North Vancouver
drink and philanthropy fronted by
played host to this year’s U.S.
Peter Wong and Alvin Cheung aimed to
Independence Day festivities. Fronted by
U.S. Consul General Katherine Dhanani,
Shabnam to the Independence Day
10 Dragon Boat Society board members
the diplomat welcomed several hundred
Peter Wong and Alvin Cheung fronted
guests who took in the popular Fourth
16 A model of Canada-U.S. relations,
the Legacy Gala to help kids gain access
of July party at the waterfront venue.
Canadian Laurel Douglas and American
to recreational sports.
Tradition saw members of Chor Leoni
Tom Lehner happily marked 12 years
11 The Sugarfina team of Chris Scherer
sing both anthems, led by Portland-
15 With ten restaurants in the United
Oct 5 North Shore’s Mayor’s Gala City of North Vancouver Mayor Linda Buchanan cordially invites the community to the inaugural Mayor's Gala at the Polygon Gallery. thepolygon.ca
States and growing, Earl’s President Mo Jessa accompanied his wife
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ODE TO THE CANADIAN WEST COAST
PARK LANEâ€™S DESIGN OF DREAMS: CALMING CONCRETE, COZY BRICK AND COMFORTING WOOD
THE HOME WAS INSPIRED BY THE VISION OF THE GREAT FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, WHO HAD HIS OWN PASSION FOR SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION, LIKE UMEDALY DID FOR THIS HOME
living | home
“THIS HOUSE WAS DESIGNED, I WOULD SAY, FROM THE INSIDE OUT, MEANING YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW THINGS FLOW INTO THE HOUSE.” — MOSSADIQ UMEDALY
o s s a d i q U m e d a l y t h o u g h t h e w o u l d l i v e i n h i s Pa r k La n e home for the rest of his life. The West Vancouver waterfront mansion is the home of his dreams, the
perfect amalgamation of his love for architecture, sustainable energy and attention to detail. But now Umedaly faces health and mobility challenges. “Even a few steps
are difficult for me. I need a home that’s absolutely flat, so a condominium would work much better; the house is just too big for me now,” he relates. So Park Lane is now on the market, ready for new inhabitants to revel in
its beauty. Built in 2008 on an apple orchard formerly owned by a member of Vancouver’s notable Woodward family, the home spans 9,432 square feet (including storage, steam room, elevator and four-car garage). industry with stints at companies including Xantrex Technology and Ballard Power Systems – made sure the home was as energy-efficient as possible. STORY | SARA HAROWITZ PHOTOS | ANDREW PIELAGE & DAN KIRCHNER
“All the roof water and all the water from the driveway is collected and put in a cistern which is adjacent to the pool...and sits underneath the ground,” explains Umedaly. “It’s recycled for landscaping water.”
Umedaly – a former chair of BC Hydro and a leader in the renewable energy
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MEALS PREPARED IN THE EXPANSIVE KITCHEN AND SERVED IN THE DINING ROOM ARE ACCOMPANIED BY SWEEPING OCEAN VIEWS
The home has geothermal heating and cooling for low emissions and re-circulation of rain water to use for landscaping, and concrete and Pennsylvania blue stone walls that retain heat or cold very well. That means Park Lane, located in West Vancouver’s Altamont neighbourhood on the waterfront, has the capability, with the addition of solar power which it is designed to accommodate, to be fully net zero. Brought to life by architect Paul Grant, the home was inspired by the vision of the great Frank Lloyd Wright, who had his own passions for utility and sustainable innovation. “This house was designed, I would say, from the inside out, meaning you want to know how things flow into the house,” Umedaly says. “A lot of that came into the design: the processes that take place. I got the furniture ordered before the house was designed. You look at all those things and all the people that are going to live in the home,
what their needs are. It’s literally Aside from its marvels from environmental and practical standpoints, Park Lane is also gorgeous. Bringing the outdoors
Even the ceiling height was
“IT’S A FAIRLY LARGE HOUSE, BUT IT DOESN’T LOOK LARGE AND THAT’S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT.” — MOSSADIQ UMEDALY
taken under careful consideration to ensure the formation of a space that felt liveable long-term. “It’s a fairly large house, but it doesn’t look large
in through its thoughtful use of
and that’s what I like about it,”
materials, the Pennsylvania
Bluestone exterior gives way to an interior of calming con-
“It doesn’t have extra-high ceilings; the human dimension was
crete, cozy brick, and comforting wood. It’s a perfect ode to the
kept in mind in the design. If you have very high ceilings, it looks
Canadian west coast, with natural light pouring in from multiple
great for a while and then it looks like a hotel. So it’s high enough,
directions and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows framed in
but we wanted a Zen design, a very calming design.”
He admits it’s that feeling of instant serenity, coupled
Then there’s what lies beyond those windows and the idyllic
with the incredible precision that went into the creation of
deck and the geothermal infinity pools: A beautiful 180- degree vista
the home, that he’ll miss the most. But hopefully whoever lives
view of Burrard Inlet.
in Park Lane next will share Umedaly’s appreciation for design
“The home is designed to honour the land, to take advantage of the views,” says Umedaly.
and sustainability, carrying on the legacy of the home of his dreams.
design from the inside out.”
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FOR THE LOVE OF
WATER AND WOOD REDUXWOOD WEST TRANSFORMS SUBMERGED TREES INTO FUNCTIONAL, BEAUTIFUL FURNITURE STORY | AMANDA STUTT
h e c o n s t r u c t i o n o f t h e Pa n a m a c a n a l i n 1 9 1 4 created a vital waterway for passing ships on key trading routes linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In preparation, the Panama Valleys were flooded in 1907, which created great lakes, in which thou-
sands of trees were submerged. Two lakes are key parts of the canal; the Gatun decompose, but rather, was preserved in a freshwater incubator.
and Miraflores. In them are vast underground forests, where the actual wood didnâ€™t
LEFT: THE UNDERWATER FOREST PUNCTURES THE SURFACE OF LAKE GATUN. RIGHT: REDUXWOODâ€™S URBAN SALVAGED MANGO WOOD.
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TOP LEFT: ZAPATERO WOOD FROM THE UNDERWATER COLLECTION TOP RIGHT: MANGO WOOD FROM THE URBAN SALVAGED COLLECTION
T h e w o o d s u r v i v e d, a n d t h e
Through an artistic undertaking that can take months, Ephraim
trees, perfectly preserved over the years,
creates unique, live-edge tables that are sustainable, functional and
are harvested by local divers with hydraulic
beautiful pieces of art.
chainsaws, with permission from local Kuna
“These exotic hardwoods, which for decades have been lost to the
tribes, and sold as part of a sort of sub-
world, submerged and forgotten, have been preserved intact under-
water, during which time the grain, texture and hardness of the wood
For Reduxwood West, a furniture company
has undergone a gradual transformation that can only come about by
that manufactures in Vietnam and retails hand-
a slow and natural interaction with the minerals found in freshwater,”
carved, live-edge tables in North Vancouver, it all
started with one tree. Justin Ephraim, founder and
“The ends are waxed to slow down the drying process – we want
creative director of Reduxwood fell in love with the
them to dry slowly, it’s better for the wood, the grains, the colours come
process of taking giant wood slabs selected both
out better,” Monica Clemiss, partner at Vancouver retailer Reduxwood
for their strength and aesthetic and dried on the
West explained. The slower it dries, the more stable it becomes. That’s
beaches of Vietnam for up to six months, through
why our wood is more stable than anything you would get kiln-dried,
the manufacturing and design processes.
because with kiln-drying, you’re rushing the process.”
RIGHT: GOLDEN ACACIA FROM THE URBAN SALVAGED COLLECTION
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THIS DESK IS FINISHED FROM AN AMARGO SPECIES, FROM THE UNDERWATER WOOD COLLECTION.
The result is wood that like the finest wine. So they sit, for months or years, and when they reach the desired level of moisture content for woodworking, the Reduxwood
durability and the beauty is as
“MOTHER NATURE IS OUR CHIEF DESIGNER. WE ARE NOT TRYING TO MANIPULATE OR CHANGE WHAT HAS BEEN CREATED, WE ARE JUST TRYING TO ENHANCE THE BEAUTY.” — DEANNA RUTHERFORD
creative team chooses what
pieces to place in its pallette. All pieces are hand sanded, which can take weeks, and fin-
enduring as the design, creating pieces that are likely to be passed down from generation to generation. The species of the finished wood products on display in the new North Vancouver
showroom include Amargo, which has healing properties, White Mahogany, Dragonwood, Zapatero and Tigerwood.
ished with natural oils. Ephraim works with a chemist in Vietnam
“Mother nature is our chief designer. We are not trying to
to create the purest form of oil to use on the wood, which doesn’t
manipulate or change what has been created, we are just trying to
have polyurethanes, waxes, plastics or lacquers, so the finish, the
enhance the beauty,” said partner, Deanna Rutherford.
has been aged and tempered
Colours shown: Benjamin Moore’s Jet Black (2120-10) and Pale Iris (2073-60)
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LUMINOUS LIGHTING DÉCOR TRENDS INSPIRED BY THE PAST
STORY | PHYLLIS LUI & ALEEM KASSAM N
T H E
I L L U M I N AT I N G
W O R L D
D E S I G N
A N D
D E C O R ,
history has a way of repeating itself. At least, the good things from the past seem to find their way back into the spotlight. Today's hottest interior lighting styles are taking a cue from days gone by – but these throwbacks are being revived with a cool, contemporary twist. Here are four lighting trends to keep your eye on in 2019 and beyond, inspired by
the ages and back in all their glory!
ART DECO: 1910s-1930s Art Deco has come a long way from its artful origins in 1910s Paris. This decadent aesthetic is LIVINGMAG.CA
distinguished by geometric motifs, curved forms, defined silhouettes and the dominant desire to be "modern.” Remnants of this distinctive style continue to inspire today's trendiest lighting PROVOKE STUDIOS
designs. This bodes well with interior designers and homeowners who wish to incorporate a hint of adornment in an otherwise cool, contemporary abode. The avant-garde aesthetic is thoughtfully modernized with warm metals such as gold and copper, and trendy geometric forms.
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OLD-HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR: 1930s-1940s Vintage romance is the prevailing theme of the equally inspired and inspiring Silver Screen starlet era. Those who seek to bring this luxurious look into the spotlight embrace a "more is more" mentality. Look for sparkle and shine, and overall softness that comes in the form of fabric shades and gentle silhouettes, such as a cascading crystal chandelier. TIP: A chandelier lends the perfect touch of luxury that the Old Hollywood aesthetic demands. Traditionally featured in dining rooms and front foyers, a crystal chandelier also makes a dreamy addition to a bedroom or bathroom.
MID-CENTURY MODERN: 1950s-1960s This important style movement continues to affect interior design today. This simple and understated look is all about minimalism and integrating with nature. When it comes to lighting, this enduring aesthetic has LIVINGMAG.CA
never truly gone out of style. One of the most
prevalent examples today is the Sputnik chandelier, which is well-loved for the simplicity of its clear glass globes and an unfussy, linear base, lending intriguing illumination with a chic, sculptural focal point. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019
FUTURE-FORWARD: TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND What's next in the world of lighting and design? The future looks bright, and as with all things these days, technology is the driver of the latest and greatest. LEDs have created an endless world of possibilities for modern lighting designers, and they have become mainstream thanks to their efficiency, longevity, small sizing, wide range of colours and temperatures, and their unique applications. They also allow for a multitude of shapes, sizes and minimal aesthetic. Don't forget about the technology options available, such as timers and sensors. A multi-sensory switch with a motion detector in a bathroom or closet will enhance your dayto-day in a subtle way. But once you have this, you'll wonder how to ever got along without it. Then, for the smart-home owner, in the spirit of Google Home and Alexa, wireless and voice-activated lighting looks to be the next big thing. Whether you're tempted by the throwbacks, fascinated by the future, or you find yourself
somewhere in between, consider your lifestyle and consult with a professional, who can shed â€œlightâ€? on what is available and possible. Phyllis Lui & Aleem Kassam are the Principal Designers at Kalu Interiors
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THE ALMOSTAUTUMN DINNER PARTY STORY | TRISHA ISABEY PHOTOGRAPHY | TREVOR COOPER
AS THE SUMMER MONTHS COME TO AN END,
and the scent of autumn is in the air, it’s time to transition to a fall palette. How do we prepare for the seasonal change when it comes to addressing the “almost fall” dinner party? Keep these tips in mind for your next occasion.
THE LOCATION: My inspiration came from Oliver, B.C., where I dined at Backyard Farm Chef’s table. Chef Chris Van Hooydonk created an idyllic location
to showcase his culinary talents. We joined forces to show how to curate the table to complement his attention to detail. While it is an actual restaurant, there is a private room, which looks out on the farm. It’s not a cluttered space. And it’s not fancy. The focus is on the table and the food. Choose a setting that gives you a similar feeling, and maybe you can do it outside, as long as the weather cooperates!
LEFT: TRISHA ISABEY DESIGNS AN IDYLLIC AUTUMN DINNER TABLE SETTING
dining room that serves only one party at a time. I love all of the natural light in the
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THE PALETTE: I like to blend a little brightness from summer – purples, vibrant yellows – along with some of the
warmer tones of fall. I prefer to keep the tableware relatively neutral, opting for a warm white with texture. This allows the food, once its plated, to take centre stage. Think natural. This is a farm setting so keep the simplicities of the farm in mind – basic pieces like cut log charger plates, keeping the tabletop visible, and choosing simple lines for the tableware. Florals and greenery, some picked from the location itself, add to the beauty of the event. When you are choosing elements for your own party, work with the elements around you. I like to bring the outside in.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL: When you are working with a chef like Chef Chris Van Hooydonk, you follow suit – extreme
attention to detail. Glassware and tableware lined up, polished crystal, and incredible florals by Wild Valentine Design. Balance is important – you need room on the table for food too!
MAKE THE FOOD A PART OF THE DESIGN: Chef Van Hooydonk created a squash soup as our first course,
PULL FROM YOUR SURROUNDINGS: We picked fresh lavender and yarrow in the morning –
nothing fussy – just placed beside each plate. A cast iron pot found in the kitchen became part of our decor. Pay attention to the size of
served along with a few rustic loaves of homemade bread. Whether
the items you place on the table. You don’t want anything too big
you’re working with a chef, or maybe you are the chef, think of all of
and you need to be able to see over it.
the harvest vegetables you can use to complement your theme, and
And remember what this is all about – breaking bread with
don’t forget the wine. We chose two impressive wineries from the
people you love. So enjoy the autumn harvest you have created
Okanagan – Lunessence and Noble Ridge. Outstanding wines for
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an outstanding meal.
—Trisha Isabey is the principal designer at Isabey Interiors
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ROCK & RYE: RESURRECTING A DISTINCTLY CANADIAN SPIRIT
REVIVING THE ART OF CHARACTERDRIVEN, SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
STORY | CHRIS DAGENAIS
here is an inescapable paradox at play in the notion of craft production. It is like the beloved local indie band that creates a hit single and then ends up filling stadiums on the next tour. “Sellouts!” we cry, too cool to support them now that they are popular. “It used to be about the music, man.” Make something cool, people like it. Too many people like it, your thing is not
cool anymore. It is a philosophical minefield that makes artisanship a tough gig.
It is against this paradox of popularity that Resurrection Spirits seeks to reignite or, using their
own vernacular, bring back from the dead, the art of character-driven, small-batch production. Resurrection Spirits co-founder Brian Grant characterizes this movement as the second generation of craft distilling in B.C. “There already was a craft distilling scene,” Grant says. “But as those earlier distilleries became more popular they were either bought up by giant corporations or they changed their production
processes to be much less hands-on. They lost their identities.”
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T h r o u g h t h e i r s t y l i s h Ea s t V i l l a g e o p e r a t i o n , Grant and his team are resurrecting a deep sense of place, of unmistakably local identity, that was once inherent in the distilling arts. As a Canadian distillery, Resurrection has taken ownership of a distinctly Canadian spirit: rye. Their signature white rye is Resurrection’s antidote to the craft vodka meta-trend. Vodka is a spirit that is celebrated, ironically, for its lack of character; the perception is that great vodka should taste like absolutely nothing. Selling that concept in a market already rife with examples of high-priced nothingness requires Apple-level marketing budgets and hip-hop star endorsements, which are untenable for an independent operation buying expensive local grain. Instead, Resurrection infuses a pride of place in a lineup of spirits that is flavour-forward, offers unique expressions of organic B.C. rye grain, and is designed for the thriving cocktail scene. The fruits of this approach are evident in the distillery’s bustling East Vancouver tasting lounge, a late-week hotspot that is contributing to the development of a Vancouver Distillery District. The relatively tight rectangle framed by Lakewood, Powell, East Hastings and Clark streets is already home to libation-focused operations and trend-setting eateries. On a recent Friday night, beads of condensation trickle down the sides of a Rock & Rye cocktail featuring the distillery’s signature white rye, ginger cordial, citrus zest, bitters, and apricot liqueur. Despite the ingredient lineup, the star here remains the rye, gently tempered by the citrus and apricot, but shining through with a fiery spiciness and pleasantly numbing, 90-proof punch. The bar is a coveted space. Minimalist wooden cube shelves against the back wall and the bar’s wooden accents (courtesy of design studio neighbour Nakedwood) provide an organic platform for Resurrection’s rye-riffing spirits, while the back bar houses other distillates from both down the road and far abroad for blending into cocktails. Ornate crystal decanters serve as lampshades and hang from the impressively high ceiling. Through the giant-glass paned wall at the far end of the room, the high-polish copper-pot still and stainless-steel tanks and kettles that comprise Resurrection’s backbone
We may be at the forefront of the country on the craft brewing side of the industry, but Vancouver’s distillation game is still nascent; it is an exhilarating time to be part of the scene as a consumer, getting early glimpses into the spirits that will redefine the Canadian landscape for decades to come. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019
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PORTLANDâ€™S NEW HOUSE OF WELCOME
LEFT: THE WOODLARK HOTEL'S MAIN LOBBY REMINISCES ART DECO DESIGN RIGHT: THE HISTORIC CORNELIUS AND WOODLARK BUILDINGS, FUSED TOGETHER TO CREATE A REFRESHED HOTEL CONCEPT
STORY | AMANDA STUTT
ortland is a city best known for its eccentricities – it has a reputation as a hipster haven, and is a magnet for corporate creatives and craft beer lovers alike. The cityscape’s architecture draws the eye, yet defies categorization. Mapped right in the middle of San
Francisco and Seattle on a historic trading route on the Pacific coast, Portland was notoriously named in 1845 out of a coin toss between two business partners who disagreed over what to call the land they filed to claim on the west bank of Oregon’s Willamette River. The two partners were from Portland, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts, and both wanted what was known at the time as “The Clearing” named for their respective hometowns. If the toss had gone the other way, Portland would have been called Boston. Getting there is a choice between a 45-minute direct flight from YVR, or a five-hour, 500-kilometre drive down the Oregon coast, where, along the way, you may take some of the most epic Instagram photos you will ever post. Part of downtown Portland is evolving into a notable international destination with a “layered luxury” component for curious travellers looking for cultural and culinary stimulation.
most central and historic landmarks, the Cornelius Hotel and the Woodlark Building – both listed on the National Register of Historic Places – and joined them together to reclaim Cornelius’ original moniker – the House of Welcome.
IMAGES BY WOODLARK HOTEL
On the edge of the city’s Pearl District, on South Alder Way, a recent restoration breathed new life into two of the city’s
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WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND Warm up with a cocktail at the coveted Multnomah Whiskey Library, with bottles shelved so high and deep, staff need ladders to extract connoisseurs’ requests from the archives. Woodlark’s dining lounge, the Bullard Room, is where Texas meets Oregon. Tex Mex- West Coastinspired cuisine is served in a private
ABOVE: WOODLARK’S ABIGAIL HALL LOUNGE
wood-themed setting with an extensive wine list. Rainbow trout and San Antonio chicken are
The refurbished Woodlark Hotel is
buildings through old brochures – and as a result, stories of
20th-century Baroque Revival architecture on the exterior,
the city’s history permeate the design of the hotel.
Bistro Agnes is a
with a modern Pacific Northwest aesthetic on the inte-
Some of the original baroque details, like beams in
room reminiscent of
rior, and opened in December 2018 as a new Provenance
the ceiling and concrete bolts in the walls were left intact
old Parisian bistros, and
because he saw them as moments in time to be captured
a prime dinner spot.
The design direction for the hotel was led by Christian
as part of the character and history of the buildings.
The Foie Gras Torchon
Robert and Brooks Atwood of California-based R&A
“The originality and authenticity of Portland and its
with toasted brioche
Architecture. The new Woodlark tells the stories, through
architecture is really captivating,” Atwood muses, noting
and sauternes gelée is
its design, of the city’s past and its people, says Brooks
the city’s architecture, to him, combines the innovation of
second to none.
Atwood, Design Director at the architect-of-record firm.
Chicago with the history of Paris.
A meal at Jake’s Grill at the Sentinel Hotel is a must. The
The Woodlark’s two buildings are from 1908 and 1912 – one was built with concrete, the other with wood. “Putting them together was complex, how the floors
dining room was a
line-up. Historical landmarks add a whole new level of criti-
watering hole to turn-
cal thinking in a way,” Atwood remembers.
of-the-century gold rush
On the project, Atwood thought of himself and as an
fortune seekers, and the
archeologist and wondered, “We have these amazing build-
Oregon dungeness crab
ings, so what are we going to do with them?”
and bay shrimp cake gets a gold star.
“You’re getting a strange, amazing history. Factories, old warehouses and an ode to manufacturing, with a cosmopolitan feel,” says Atwood. The bright green trees on the hotel’s wallpaper tell the stories of the lush Oregon forest in what appear like modern hieroglyphics. Aiming to design beyond the proverbial Instagram moment, Atwood incorporated details that are a nod to the
A project six years on the board, Atwood was focused
past, like the analog alarm clocks in every guestroom, for
on archeology – digging up the history of the hotel’s
those who want to take a break from the digital wake-up call.
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TOP: WOODLARK’S LIBRARY LOUNGE BELOW: A SINGLE GUESTROOM, WHERE THE DESIGN BRINGS THE OREGON FOREST AESTHETIC INDOORS
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Atwood says the team went through about six digital models before they decided on the stainless steel classic. “That’s the idea of layered luxury – these raw materials are about being honest, and a little unexpected,” he relates. Atwood says some of the furnishings have a sea aesthetic, in terms of the curved edges of the amenity tables, and the curved bed frames, as a nod to the city's fishing history. The hotel’s lovely library is rife with books on the city’s history, for those looking for a quiet read. nent role throughout the hotel, through paintings on display by female artists. The theme of the turn-of-the-century women’s suffrage movement is especially palpable in the hotel’s Abigail Hall, an intimate, 40-seat living-room-style bar that is in the original library and Ladies’ Reception Hall of the former Cornelius Hotel. The warmth of Abigail Hall is the perfect platform from
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which to launch into a spirited tour of the succulent South Alder Way culinary scene, which is drawing big crowds, so
plan ahead and make reservations.
A Pacific Northwest feminist asesthetic plays a promi-
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ELECTRIFY ME THE HOTTEST EV AND HYBRID MODELS IN THE MANUFACTURING PIPELINE
STORY | LISA MACFARLANE
F R I E N D W H O L I V E S I N PA L O A LT O
recently remarked that while he is looking for a new car, he doesn't want a Tesla (which are the wheels of choice in his rarefied California neighbourhood). “I’m open to buying an electric, but I am waiting for a sports car that gets me excited. I don't want a Tesla. Too pedestrian." Ouch. Elon Musk might be thrilled to learn his cars are so mainstream now that someone has called them pedestrian. This guy is one of those Silicon Valley types who can buy whatever car he wants, so this got me thinking about what exciting new electric wheels are in the pipeline at the OEMs. Here are a few new models I think could make waves on Vancouver’s rainy roads. BMW I8 Popping open the scissor doors on an i8 never gets old, trust me. It's almost as fun as driving one. The current model is a gas-electric hybrid, but BMW has a prototype powered by a fuel cell. This version would have the kind of range that is only limited by where the Shell station on Granville Street at Marine Drive. More fuelling stations will be on-line in the next year with the second opening in
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Burnaby, near BCIT.
you can fill up the fuel tank. In Vancouver, hydrogen is available at
living | RIDE JAGUAR E-TYPE ZERO It's true, Jaguar is electrifying one of the world's most iconic cars. Considered by some to be the most beautiful automobile of all time, the E-Type Zero is a fully factory-restored and converted original E-type with a zero emission powertrain. Available in 2020, the price tag will be somewhere in the range of $500,000. This is one classic Jaguar that won't spend half the year in the shop. The only maintenance you'll have to worry about is topping up the window-washer fluid.
ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE E The British automaker's track tests rate the Rapide E top speed at 249 km/hr. The electrifying take-off is capable of gluing your wingman's noggin to the headrest with a zero to 100 kmph in less than four seconds. The electric motors produce over 600 emission-free hp and 700 ft-lb of torque.
PORSCHE CAYMAN Porsche has said the 911 will be the very last of its models to go electric, so we eagerly look to the 718 Boxster and Cayman. The German automaker is busy producing prototypes in Stuttgart, and my vote is for the gloriously under-appreciated Cayman. At press time, an all-electric production Cayman is only rumoured. The mid-engine lends itself well to a conversion to electric, but it could be 2022 or longer before we see an electric Cayman. Porsche's first fully-electric car, the Taycan sedan coupe, arrives in 2020 to challenge Tesla's Model S, proving Porsche has an aggressive electrification program in place, with more to come.
Car designer Henrik Fiskar would really like to sell you an Emotion, but you may have to wait for this one. The team at Fiskar is working on developing solid-state batteries that could be a tech game-changer and lead to the possibility of an ultrafast five-minute charge. Estimated range could be an impressive 640 km. Like the Fiskar Karma, the Emotion has a muscular, low, beamy body design. Four gull-wing doors open to reveal a luxurious four-seat cabin. Fiskar reportedly drives his Emotion â€“ a beautiful prototype â€“ around LA doing 0-100 kmph in three seconds.
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HYUNDAI NEXO For the past several years, the Korean automaker has been "all in" on hydrogen while the German automakers play catch-up. In a matte charcoal shade, this SUV looks just cool enough to make our list for the early adopters who will get an impressive 570 km range out of one tank. Hyundai is cranking up production of this first-to-market fuel cell SUV, but demand is so strong for the car in their home country, they did not have quantities enough to send to Canadian dealers this year. But they are coming. Pricing will start at $73,000. If you would like to try before you buy in Vancouver, join Modo. The car-sharing network currently has two in its fleet.
AUDI E-TRON GT We look forward to Spiderman's choice in hot wheels, Audi's sleek facilities as the R8...interesting. The rumour mill continues to churn for the adored, poster-worthy R8. Will engineers replace the V10 with a full battery electric system? Could they power their supercar with a hydrogen fuel cell? It would be a shame if Audi retired the R8; it's such a showstopper, so they must electrify it somehow. Let's think positively charged thoughts.
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NATURAL BEAUTY SHINES THROUGH OCEAN PARK’S LIVING ROOM BRINGS NATURAL ELEMENTS INSIDE
A N C O U V E R ’ S J A M I E P R Y D E I S A N I N T E R I O R D E S I G N E R who also happens
to be one of the world’s top antique and decorative art dealers. With major projects in Toronto and Vancouver, Jamie’s latest project started small — with a wall cover consult.
By completion, he had expertly taken on the art, furniture and lighting for his Ocean Park project in Vancouver. “I look at what I do as art. I am always collecting new pieces, pottery, paintings and furniture to store away to use for a future project. With Ocean Park, the color palette I chose really plays off of the natural beauty of this waterfront property; neutral tones, layered textures and organic shapes. Beyond the living room is an expansive deck, overlooking uninterrupted
of rattan, changes shape as you move around it. I imagined using the living room as an indoor/outdoor space, perfect for lounging and entertaining. One of my favorite pieces is the étagère I designed and had made by Stefanie Dueck and Kate Duncan. It is made of hand-brushed stainless steel with feet and finials of solid hammered steel in contrasting black. The shelves are made of ebonized oak. The bamboo silk rug lends harmony to the room. I curate these pieces by using an amazing network of local makers and artisans. My current project is personal; my partner and I are refurbishing a 29-room lakeside property in Ontario. It is a great adventure! ” — as told to Bianca Solterbeck
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ocean. I tried to make it feel like one space, bringing a lot of the natural elements inside. The coffee table, made of resin over strips
David Burdeny Before Ever After: Photographs from Kenya and Tanzania Meet the artist Friday Sept. 13th and Saturday Sept. 14th Exhibition continues until Oct.7th Award winning photography artist David Burdeny presents his first collection of inspiringly beautiful images of Eastern Africa. With the planet at a crossroads, I traveled Africa to catch a glimpse into one of the earthâ€™s last wild places, a tiny area of prehistory that still connects us to a time before modern man took over. The beauty I found here was almost indescribable - visceral, fluid and raw.
Marianne Lovink Markings Meet the artist Friday Oct. 18th and Saturday Oct.19th Exhibition continues until Nov.17th The linear movement of international artist Marianne Lovinkâ€™s new collection of wall mounted and suspended sculptures combined with modernist pops of color give an additional taste of her skill in giving engaging and fresh three dimensional form to her intuitive explorations.
(above) DAviD BurDENy - Elephants Crossing Dusty Plain, Amboseli, Kenya 2019 Archival Pigment Print, 3 available Edition sizes 48 x 85 / 37 x 66 / 27 x 48 inches (left) MAriANNE LOviNk - Missile Wood, Pigment, Wire, 22.5 x 9 x 3 inches
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