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THE WOMAN BEHIND THE LENS
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LIVING INNOVATION W h a t a s u m m e r i t h a s b e e n s o f a r – I do hope you’ve had the chance to get out there and enjoy it! The Living Magazine team is so proud to present our Innovation Issue! We have so many fabulous stories and ideas to share with you. First and foremost, it’s my pleasure to introduce you all to our new managing editor Amanda Stutt. Amanda brings a breadth of experience from the magazine and media worlds to Living, and we are so happy to have her on-board. Through our cover story, Amanda will introduce you to the “Woman Behind the Lens,” Ema Peter. Though you may not know her by name, if you’re like me, you’ve likely been captivated by some of her spectacular and innovative images and we hope you enjoy hearing about her love of architectural photography. Speaking of innovators, when it comes to architecture, no one compares to Frank Lloyd Wright. I had the privilege of visiting Phoenix, Arizona to tour the
“Norman Lykes” home – the last house that Frank Lloyd Wright designed before
his death in 1959. It was amazing to be able to see this mid-century modern
masterpiece in person. Back in greater Vancouver, our own Bianca Solterbeck takes you to Anmore to visit the luxurious TEN80 Uplands house, which is the first home in B.C. to be outfitted with Tesla’s innovative Powerwall 2, making this a home that, on a sunny day (yes we get a few of those) will produce more energy than it uses. The house, designed by Bradbury Architects, is absolutely stunning. We’ll also introduce you to contemporary sculptor Richard Hudson, who recently had an exhibit of his famed mirrored sculptures at Parq Vancouver. Plus, you will meet international award-winning industrial designer Karim Rashid who will be one of the keynote speakers at this years IDS Interior Design Show happening September 20th – 23rd at the Vancouver Convention Centre. So sit back, relax and enjoy the read!
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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 FRED LEE ON THE TOWN A society columnist for the past 15 years, Fred covers Metro Vancouver’s vibrant and ever-changing social landscape. The social butterfly joins Rick Cluff 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
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
TONY WHITNEY DRIVE Tony Whitney is a veteran B.C.-based writer who has specialized in the luxury products market in recent years. In addition to fine watches and haute horlogerie in general, he covers luxury automobiles, SUVs and motorcycles, luxury yachts, business jets and all things that epitomize the luxury lifestyle. He’s fortunate enough to have had “hands-on” experience in all these areas over many years of worldwide travel.
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THE TEAR AT THE PARQ VANCOUVER
CONTEMPORARY SCULPTOR RICHARD HUDSON WITH HIS EVE SCULPTURE.
INFLUENCER: SCULPTOR RICHARD HUDSON THE ACCLAIMED BRITISH ARTIST TOUCHES DOWN IN VANCOUVER
omewhere, on a ship in the middle of the
Hudson, whose works are prominently featured
Atlantic Ocean, halfway between Cape Verde and the coast of
in the private art collections of Prince Albert II of
Brazil, Richard Hudson tried to touch the sky. Hudson was so
Monaco, Sir Elton John, Baron Bentink-Thyssen
struck by the beauty of both the sea and the sky that he grabbed a
and Claudia Schiffer, made his Canadian debut
rope, tied it around his waist, and just jumped.
this summer at the Parq, bringing installations
“I didn’t even think, said Hudson. It [was] just about how
beautiful and big this world is.” The feeling of the ice-cold water hitting his skin was jarring, but it is always the
artist’s quest for feeling, for sensory experience that motivates.
that included his famed Tear, and Love Me. Another replica of Tear sits in New York outside Madison Square Garden, and yet another in London. Here in Vancouver, Hudson made an impres-
World-renowned contemporary sculptor Hudson’s series of polished, mirrored
sion. The first person who saw Tear bought it for
stainless steel sculptures invokes personal experience by putting the viewer at the
over asking price ($300,000): local businessman
forefront of the experience. Looking at a Hudson sculpture is an exercise in self-re-
Roger Hardy of Hardy Capital.
flection. Examining the art makes you see yourself, and everything around you, with a panoramic precision.
Hudson’s great influencer was his Mother, an artist, who left architectural college abruptly just
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Spain. He rented a studio in a village in the mountains near Mallorca, and started experimenting by making sculptures with clay. An art gallery owner happened by, and was so struck by Hudson’s work that he flew him to Madrid the next day to discuss casting the clay sculptures in bronze. Hudson’s first show sold out, and then he started exhibiting with top sculptors in the world. In 2008, Sotheby’s London Art department commissioned a piece in their Beyond Limits exhibition, and the first piece sold was the heart-shaped Love Me. A version of that sculpture sits in the park at the Donum winery in Napa Valley, and another sits outside the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The heart-shaped Love Me sculptures are, as Hudson explained, renditions of the raw emotions inherent to the human experience. “I wanted to add another dimension to the heart that shows something else. I thought of conception, of female and male, the pregnant woman. And the male, in an abstract, simplified form. That’s how it ABOVE: LOVE ME AT DURAM WINERY, NAPA VALLEY
prior to the Second World War to work for the government in decoding.
developed, aesthetically, and
She never told her children what she actually did, but they knew her work
it’s been a hugely successful
helped with the war effort. Growing up on a farm in Gloustershire, England,
work. I love that people can
RIGHT: LOVE ME TOTEM, AN ODE TO THE SPIRITUAL ASPECTS OF FIRST NATIONS’ TOTEM POLES
Hudson’s mother taught him to see what other people don’t.
look at these things and
look at the hedge, look inside the hedge. Look at the animals, and all those wonderful things. She taught me to really open my eyes to the whole world, and the nature of things,” Hudson said. Entering adulthood, Hudson wouldn’t find his calling as a sculptor until
The iconic Tear, Hudson explained, simply represents water, but in many forms. “We have tears of joy,
including an attempt at acting. Hudson got into drama school, but that
and tears of sadness. Again,
didn’t last long.
with reflective surface, I want people to look at it all the
theatre, that I just wanted to be a cowboy in the movies,” Hudson said with a
way round. You get a huge
laugh. “I was always very protective of my freedom. I was never really interested
view of everything all around
in making huge sums of money – I just wanted to travel and see the world.”
you, if you just take your eye –
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his forties. First, he would experience a series of international adventures,
“I made a fool of myself by saying to the principal in a discussion about
draw just their own conclu-
and think how much you’re
Europe. Even though Hudson hadn’t been an artist before, his brother had
looking at everything,
serendipitously gifted him sculpting tools before his trip.
from the plants to the
“That was the one thing I had always loved in school – I was useless at all things academia,” Hudson said. During his travels, Hudson became a muse to a painter in Mallorca,
lights, everything – in just one split second, in the blink of an eye.”
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CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY’S DAFFODIL BALL
to the Canadian Cancer Society’s marquee
Paralympian racer Michelle Stilwell
Five-year-old cancer survivor Aeson and his
fundraiser. 2 Norm Taylor, executive vice-
delivered the keynote address, sharing
parents Ana and Aaron Moen were the special
president and managing director of CBRE and
the challenges, fears and successes of
guests at the Canadian Cancer Society’s
his wife Christy were among the crowd that
raising her son Kai, diagnosed with autism.
22nd Daffodil Ball. Their personal journey
convened to help improve the quality of life of
With Kai in the room, Stilwell’s heartfelt
was among the many highlights of the
cancer survivors. 3 The Moen family – Ana,
remarks inspired a torrent of donations
black-tie dinner and auction, led by Jennifer
Aeson and Aaron – were special guests at
totalling $80,000 for Lisogar-Cocchia’s
Traub and Megan Lamman. 400 guests –
the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Ball.
Pacific Autism Family Network, a centre
philanthropists, business and community
4 Canadian Cancer Society executive director
of excellence dedicated to supporting
leaders, and cancer survivors – attended
Andrea Seale, Matthew Budgeon, and Sandra
individuals on the autism spectrum.
the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for a night
Krueckl, vice president of Cancer Control with
5 CFox’s Karen Khunkhun and Vancouver
of storytelling and fundraising, opening
the Canadian Cancer Society, were all smiles.
Living Magazine’s editor-in-chief Fiona Forbes
their hearts and wallets to help improve the
paraded spring looks in support of the Pacific
quality of life of cancer survivors. More than
Autism Family Network. 6 Autism champion
$1.54 million was raised through a variety
Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia hosted her annual
Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia and Rachel Kapsalis,
of games. Singer Sarah McLachlan would
Fashion Blooms fundraiser at the Century
owner of Vancouver-based fashion house,
reward attendees’ efforts with a surprise
Plaza Hotel. The autism champion invited
Vetrina, choreographed the annual Fashion
performance. The Grammy award-winning
media friends to her power lunch and
Blooms fundraiser. 7 Global TV’s Sonia Sunger
songstress performed her hits “Angel” and
celebrity fashion show. More than 150 guests
and CTV’s Jason Pires and Sonia Beeksma
“Ordinary Miracle” for the crowd.
packed the downtown property’s C Prime
were among personalities that modelled spring
1 Society mavens Jennifer Traub and Megan
Restaurant for the charity fundraiser and
collections at the charity luncheon. 8 Sophie
Lamman welcomed singer Sarah McLachlan
Vetrina Moda and Quorum curated catwalk.
Lui emceed, and Paralympian Michelle Stilwell
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Banquet Hall for the hockey hootenanny.
staged at the Century Plaza Hotel.
Joining Wickenheiser were fellow
Olympians Kaillie Humphries, Charmaine Crooks and Adam Van Koeverden. The
Hockey ambassador Hayley Wickenheiser,
debut-do would net $80,000 to help bring
one of the most decorated Olympians,
the women’s team to Canada and assist in
fronted the inaugural WickFest Gala in
the build of a proper ice rink back in India.
Surrey. Bringing her popular Calgary female
9 Julie Sanghera and Neeru Schippel steered
hockey and development camp to Surrey
the hockey fundraising dinner that netted
next January, female hockey players of all
$80,000 to help bring female hockey players
ages and abilities from around the world
from India to WickFest Surrey.
will convene for four days to compete and
10 Hayley Wickenheiser enlisted fellow
connect on and off the ice. Among those
Olympian Kaillie Humphries to participate
planning on attending will be a women’s
in her inaugural WickFest Surrey Gala.
team from India that Wickenheiser has
11 Jossely Drayson, winger with the Surrey
been mentoring. Learning of the hockey
Falcons, and her hockey mom Robbyn
invitation, a group of Surrey residents,
were excited to meet hockey great Hayley
business leaders and athletes rallied to
Wickenheiser. 12 Track and field Olympian
help bring the girls from India to WickFest.
Charmaine Crooks and Olympic rower
Led by hockey moms Neeru Schippel and
Adam Van Koeverden were among a host
Julie Sanghera, the dinner and auction
of Olympians on hand to support the
saw 400 guests file into the Crown Palace
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FORM AND FUNCTION KARIM RASHID REIMAGINES DESIGN LANGUAGE FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
STORY | LAURA GOLDSTEIN
ith more than 3,000 designs in
production and 300 international awards garnered, Karim
Rashid is whirling with innovative ideas and opinions. From furniture to running shoes, luxury goods to lighting, hotel and restaurant designs to a subway renovation in Naples, and with a travel schedule that reads like a General’s map of strategic planning, it’s no wonder that the Cairo-born, Toronto-raised, New York-based designer does most of his creating in the air. Rashid was recently in Toronto to attend the 50th anniversary of family-owned Nienkämper furniture. Even through the phone, his energy seems boundless, with effusive commentary peppered with new-age philosophy, technology and a committed mission to “beautify our environment through functional design.”
KARIM RASHID DESIGNED THE OTTAWA SOFA COLLECTION FOR BOCONCEPT TO FIT MULTIPLE ROOM SPACES. IT’S AVAILABLE IN 10 DIFFERENT MODULAR COMBINATIONS AND IN A VARIETY OF FABRICS AND COLOURS.
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LEFT: DESIGNED BY RASHID IN THE REVERSE SHAPE OF THE TOWER OF BABEL, THE ARGENESI BABEL BOWLS AND TRAYS ARE MADE OF GLASS WITH PERMANENT MOLECULAR PLATING IN SOLID SILVER.
ABOVE: RASHID DESIGNED THIS LOBBY IN LIME GREEN AND CHARCOAL GREY FOR THE B-APART HOTEL IN AMSTERDAM. THE EUROPEAN HOTEL CHAIN SPECIALIZES IN HIP, SPACIOUS APARTMENT ACCOMMODATIONS.
K a r i m R a s h i d
a k e y n o t e
speaker at IDS West in Vancouver from September 20 to 23 on the Caesarstone Stage, sponsored by BoConcept. “I look for a new point of view in everything I design and I do look at the world critically – I’m always trying to improve it,” he says. “I’m currently working on 60 projects at once, including twenty hotels for the Radisson Hotel Group’s Prizeotels across Germany.” Rashid recently won a New York Spark Design Award for Radisson’s Hamburg hotel. With interiors that reflect
ABOVE: THE NEWLY RENOVATED TEMPTATION HOTEL IN CANCUN, MEXICO EXUDES MODERN CHIC IN FLAMBOYANT COLOURS. RASHID DESIGNED THE LOBBY BAR IN SHERBET HUES THAT REFLECT A RELAXING HIP VIBE OF THE ADULTSONLY HOTEL.
more than seven million units of his curvaceous plastic Garbo wastepaper basket designed for Canadian company Umbra in 1996, have been sold since then. That utilitarian product, given a sexy silhouette, launched his career in the design world. His Oh Chair, also for Umbra in 1999, is now in the permanent collection of MoMA in San Francisco. After studying industrial design at Carleton University in Ottawa, Rashid moved to Manhattan to start his own firm. In 1995 Rashid was hired by New Mexico design studio Nambé to create a line of tabletop accessories.
his flamboyant approach to colour; he designed oversized,
Rashid was soon commissioned to create packaging
amorphous chairs and sofas in lime green, canary yellow
for fashion designer Issey Miyake’s clothing and fragrance
and bubble gum pink that conjure images of futuristic
lines. International hotel and restaurant projects followed,
and in 2014 Rashid opened an office in China to handle his
Once crowned “The Prince of Plastic” by Time Magazine,
industrial design projects.
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B u t R a s h i d i s n o t a m a n t o be pigeonholed by plastic. “Even though some of the world sees me as one singular vernacular, I’ve experimented with various design languages over the years,” Rashid says. At this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, he unveiled KRAK, a collection of stainless steel tables that resemble 3-D puzzle pieces for Portuguese furniture company, Riluc. And for Lamborghini Rashid added two new sideboards to his Authentic Living Collection of sensuous multi-layered walnut and leather furniture. His Chunk Collection of furniture for Artisan in multi-hued striated walnut is available through SwitzerCultABOVE: RASHID CALLS HIS OTTAWA DINING SET FOR BOCONCEPT “SENSUAL MINIMALISM” AND SAYS "FUNCTIONALITY SHOULD ALSO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL AT EASE.” RIGHT: THE CULTURAL SHAPER HAS MADE IT HIS LIFE’S AMBITION TO BRING DESIGN TO EVERYDAY LIFE WITH MORE THAN 3,000 DESIGNS IN PRODUCTION.
Creative in Vancouver. Usually dressed in head-to-toe white or candy colours punctuated by oversize matching eye glasses, he likes to play agent provocateur and banished the “tired and negative” colour black from his wardrobe in 1999. “People are afraid to be different,” he says. “I’m teaching my daughter Kiva how to draw and think for herself. We may all be born with creativity but something happens along the way – probably peer pressure, and for many creativity just disappears.” Taught to draw as a little boy by his Egyptian father, an artist and set designer for CBC TV, Rashid still draws obsessively by hand with coloured pencils, or on his iPad, especially on long flights. The mid-town Manhattan apartment he shares with his wife, chemical engineer Ivana Purić, and daughter is a white gallery canvas for his wildly colourful and playful furniture and art. “Minimal and uncluttered doesn’t mean it has to be devoid of colour,” Rashid says. With all his success and jet-setting lifestyle, Canada is very close to his heart – and not just because his newest furniture collection is entitled Ottawa!
Rashid adds, “The role of the designer is to make the world a better place by reducing poorly designed clutter with beautiful high performing ones and that will reduce the stress in our environments.” AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018
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The Ottawa Art Gallery will be opening a 200-piece retrospective of Rashid’s work in October 2018.
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e n 8 0 U p l a n d s s i t s p r o m i n e n t l y on a gentle slope, in front of a mountain, nestled on a rock bluff. At first I mistake the fingerprint identification system for the doorbell: my first clue that this striking house contains a few surprises. It turns out the Schüco door system can store up to 99 unique profiles, or sets of fingerprints at once. That could be called safety and convenience, with a James Bond flair. As the solid six-inch front door swings open, the builders, who have spent years
perfecting the concept of combining green living with luxury, await. Today, they offer a tour of the 8,200-square-foot home, designed by Bradbury
Architecture, and almost reminiscent of a Whistler chateau. The home’s floor plan is open and grand, and the design is impeccable, but it is the home’s underlying technology that gives it its true edge. They explain that TEN80 Uplands’ claim to fame is that it is the first home in B.C. to be outfitted with Tesla’s innovative Powerwall 2. The home has not just one, but two of the next generation of Powerwalls, a significant technological advancement on the Powerwall 1.
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amazing. I take in the 22-foot vaulted ceiling, over-
innovation is that the solar panels on the roof
sized windows showcasing mountain vistas and
feed the Powerwalls – making this a home that,
not one, but two captivating, ornate chandeliers.
is what we were trying to avoid,” says Malott. With a combined 90 years in building and design, the men have created a home that offers
on a sunny day, will produce more energy than
For the last three years, Wally Zacharias and
it uses. That solar energy gets sent to the hydro
Steele Malott of Zimal Homes have worked closely
“We as a group decided to take a Tesla model
grid – essentially giving back power to the collec-
with Marcraft Homes’ Mark Jauck to make this
approach to building this home…we’re trying to
tive. This home can power itself through a power
ambitious project a reality. “We all saw something
bring green components into a luxury home,”
outage, making it impervious to the outages
in each other,” explains Zacharias. They worked
explains Malott. Like Tesla, they believe if more
most homes reliant on hydro experience. TEN80
carefully to ensure everything that went into the
high-end builders buy into green products and
Uplands is pioneering the future of energy con-
house had a purpose. “You go into some homes
technology, they will become affordable, making
sumption in B.C., possessing the technology to
and they have too much going on, too many tex-
them more accessible for everyone else. In the
power entire communities in the future.
tures, too many products. You lose that warmth;
past, luxury and sustainability have not always
you feel like you’re in a commercial building, which
been a popular pairing.
Technology aside, the design aesthetic is AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018
a fresh take on sustainability.
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FROM UPPER TO LOWER LEVELS, THE HOME HAS ROOMS PERFECTLY OUTFITTED FOR EVERY ACTIVITY, FROM EXERCISE TO ENTERTAINING.
The home has all the luxury features you would expect from a $9.8 million residence. There are two lavish, master bedroom suites with rich textures and cool,
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inviting colours on opposite wings of the house.
One of the focal points of TEN80 is The Push, a bold outdoor sculpture by Matt Devine. “No matter what you get, get an outdoor sculpture,” Kostuik says. “I placed that piece so that you could drive up and see this red stand
The gourmet kitchen has Wolf and Sub-
underground to reduce fresh water consumption
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and provide irrigation during a water shortage.
But the real showstopper for anyone looking
The house, currently on the market, has been
Back at the dining room table, I ask
to slow down and relax is the lower level. It boasts
created to stand out, and all of the artwork has
Zacharias, Malott and Jauck if they achieved
a full theatre room with leather recliners and a
been carefully crafted and curated. The Kostuik
what they set out to do. Jauck nods, but admits
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Gallery selected pieces that complement the
there are always struggles when you are at the
room. The yoga room has a mirrored wall with a
home. Jennifer Kostuik herself made several
front of the pack.
ballet bar, and quick access to the steam room
trips to the house.
“We’re about 15 years ahead,” adds Mallot.
and sauna. The inviting outdoor infinity pool
“It was an exciting project to do an entire
looks straight into a lush, green forest. Thanks
house. Each room has a different mood. I didn’t
to rainwater harvesting, water consumption in
want anything too abstract or super contempo-
“We would ultimately like to build a sustain-
the house is low. The system collects rainwater
rary in that house…it’s tranquil, it’s elegant, it’s an
able community, and this is a step in the right
from the roof and moves it into storage tanks
escape,” says Kostuik.
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THE POLYGON GALLERY IN NORTH VANCOUVER BY PATKAU ARCHITECTS
ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER EMA PETER:
THE WOMAN BEHIND THE LENS
STORY | AMANDA STUTT
t r o l l i n g p a s t P a t k a u A r c h i t e c t s ’ P o l y g o n Gallery at North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay on a sunny Saturday afternoon, Ema Peter just can’t resist taking a few shots of the building with her iPhone. Peter has already photographed the Polygon Gallery more
than once, usually starting at the break of dawn and work-
ing until dusk, following the cast of lights and shadows with her lens as the sun circles the building. Here, she pauses to review the images she captured, with a smile. Peter, a North Vancouver resident, is also an internationally acclaimed architectural photographer with more than 50 magazine covers to her credit. Her the New York Times, and many others. Peter counts some of the most prestigious design firms among her clients, and Architizer ranked her one of the top five architectural photographers in the world in a recent whirlwind of accolades.
EMA PETER, THE COLLECTIVE YOU
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But as she settles in to the seating space surrounding the gallery, Peter goes back to the very beginning. “My first memories are of me with my Dad in the darkroom. He used to black out windows in the kitchen to make it a makeshift darkroom. This is how I learned photography,” she remembers. Almost every night, the father-daughter team lit the green lights and printed photos. Peter’s task was dipping the papers in developer and hanging them up to dry. She remembers seeing the images materialize on the paper, and thinking that it was magic. In Sofia, Bulgaria, in the early 1980s, Peter’s father’s profession was film, but he photographed out of a passion that he passed on to his young daughter. “Every night of my life was this, and at six years old he gave me my first camera, an old, Russian model,” Peter says. The Peter family led a bohemian lifestyle, and always had the elite of the art community in their home: artists, actors, directors, and photographers. Peter travelled with her father as he worked, and remembers sleeping in the back of a car full of film equipment on movie sets, and flying in helicopters with film stars. With the wonder of a child, Peter observed and absorbed what she saw on set – what was done with camera filters, and remembers having conversations about art and filmmaking as young as eight years old. “My childhood was really incredible because it taught me to be sensitive to lights and
Her obsession with architecture would come later: as a youth, Peter roamed the streets of Sofia, watching people and photographing their faces.
shadows – and this is how my photography started,” she says.
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T h e w o n d e r o f h e r c h i l d h o o d w a s s o o n s h a t t e r e d when communism fell in Bulgaria in 1989, and a 12 year-old Peter witnessed the burning of the Parliament building in Sofia when hundreds of rioters stormed the offices of the Socialist Party the following year. “In Bulgaria, in Eastern Europe, after the communist regime fell, we were completely deprived, of anything. We realized that communist regime, that utopia, where everything was perfect, that they had actually gener-
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protests. Everything collapsed.” Peter remembers living on rations of one loaf of bread a week, and not having sugar, or fruit or vegetables. “We led a very challenging life. Everybody lost their jobs. The film system collapsed completely, so my Dad started painting apartments to support us,” Peter says.
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ated billions in debt, so the country was in bankruptcy. There were huge
living | Profile Y e a r s l a t e r , P e t e r s t u d i e d photography at the National Academy of Theatre in Sofia. It was a very competitive and prestigious program – only six people were accepted per year. Peter was the only female. But Bulgaria’s political turmoil wasn’t over, and student protests rocked the streets, with Peter actively participating. With jobs and food still scarce,
Henri Cartier-Bresson, who is known as
MY WHOLE CAREER IS BASED ON THAT DECISIVE MOMENT. IN THAT MOMENT – EVERYTHING IS PERFECT. YOUR VISION ALIGNS WITH THE SHADOWS; ALIGNS WITH THE PERSON PASSING.”
Peter’s struggle was palpable – she slept
the father of modern photojournalism, had a huge influence on Peter, and she was mentored directly by CartierBresson’s wife. Peter spent months in the archives reviewing thousands of images, as the biggest magazines in the world called in requests for photo spreads of the world’s worst famines and disasters.
on the streets for three months. Even now, happy, with a family and
She remembers seeing images of some of the most historically sig-
successes beyond imagination for many, Peter constantly remembers
nificant events in photojournalism. After, she returned to Sofia, and
that plight. “Because of all of this, I never think of myself as too much,
worked as an anchor for two years on Bulgarian National Television.
because I always go back to those days,” she says. “Memories definitely keep you humble.”
Peter met her husband, who was a geologist from the U.K. mining for gold in the newly democratic Bulgaria. Peter left with him on a post
When the city stabilized, Peter continued at the University, men-
to Turkey, where she travelled the country and photographed its land-
tored by photojournalist Roumen Georgiev. She went on to earn
scapes before immigrating to Canada at age 24. “I feel like in Canada,
masters and PhD degrees in photojournalism from National Academy
I’ve been given such an incredible chance to be who I am – my col-
of Theatre in Sofia.
leagues in Bulgaria went nowhere, because there was nowhere to go,”
During her studies, Peter interned at the Magnum agency in Paris, and was surrounded by the world’s top photojournalists. The famed
she says. “My whole life I thought, ‘well what if I try?’ I’ve never thought there were things that were impossible to achieve.”
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Peter brought Cartier-Bresson’s philosophies with her to Canada, and his influence has been the cornerstone of her approach to pho-
and I think it comes from the fact that I lived in a very past state, and maybe part of me wants to see the future,” she says.
tography. “He was a purist who believed in and taught the concept
Working with today’s top modernist architects like Bing Thom,
of the ‘decisive moment’. He believed that a moment in time can be
Patkau and others, Peter feels like she is seeing the future now. “My
captured – a perfect moment. My whole career is based on that deci-
whole approach is combining photojournalism with architecture. I like
sive moment,” she says. “In that moment – everything is perfect. Your
photographing the people in the buildings, I don’t like the buildings to
vision aligns with the shadows; aligns with the person passing.”
be empty,” she says, describing her photographic signature: capturing
It took months for Peter to catch a break in Vancouver, and she
the movement of bodies within spaces, adding a new layer to the sim-
remembers knocking on a lot of doors. But when the agency acting as
plicity of anachronistic space. “You have to take an empty room and
the sole provider of imagery for Expedia hired her, Peter travelled the
do something creative with it, furniture or not, and create something
world photographing modern luxury hotels for brands like Hilton and
that will make people say, ‘wow, I never saw that.’ When we look at
Fairmont. Her love for modern architecture and minimalism grew, and
architecture, we need to feel something.”
back in Vancouver, she started noticing more projects that matched the aesthetic. “Our architecture is elevated here,” she says. Peter admits that her love of beautiful, modern buildings stems
What Peter loves most about her work is meeting the people involved in the projects, and talking about ideas, about life. She doesn’t think about the prestige, which she asserts is always transient.
from witnessing so much ugliness in her youth. She remembers the
Paramount to Peter’s creative process is, when looking through
drab, grey concrete buildings that marked the architecture of the com-
her lens at a building at the break of a new day, to smile. “No matter
munist era in Eastern Europe.
how I’m feeling, I have to smile, and the building smiles back,” she says. On every shoot, on every set, Peter is there from dawn till dusk,
believes are going to create the future of architecture. “I don’t like con-
in perpetual pursuit of the perfect shot – the decisive moment in the
ventional. I don’t like old-fashioned. I’ve always aimed for the future,
present – and always looking for the future.
Today, Peter is focused on photographing exactly the projects she
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THE LATE, GREAT FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S LEGACY LIVES ON AT THE NORMAN LYKES HOUSE IN ARIZONA.
A CIRCULAR UNIVERSE THE NORMAN LYKES HOUSE â€“ THE LAST HOUSE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT DESIGNED
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THE PERFECT SEATING AREA TO TAKE IN THE SWEEPING, PANORAMIC VISTAS. RIGHT: THE CIRCULAR THEME IS CONSISTANT THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE, EVEN IN THE KITCHEN.
THE CIRCULAR ARCHITECTURE OF THE FIREPLACE PROVIDES AN INTERESTING CONTRAST WITH THE SHARP, ANGULAR LINES OF THESE CHAIRS
ny home designed by the late, legendary Frank Lloyd Wright – pioneer of organic architecture – is a monument to modern living art. The Norman Lykes home, perched on a mountainside in stunning Phoenix, Arizona, is no exception.
Stepping on to the grounds of this architectural piece of history is like stepping into a parallel world made of circles. The Norman Lykes house, famed for its circular design, hit the market a few months ago, and by-invite guided tours of the home are an opportunity to learn a bit of the history of this stunningly unique abode. “This home is so unique because it is the last home Frank Lloyd Wright designed before his death in 1959, the same year he designed the home. It is also only one of 14 circular homes he designed in his lifetime,” explains listing agent Jack Luciano. The Norman Lykes house was finally completed in 1967 with Wright’s former apprentice, architect John Rattenbury at the helm. True to Wright’s style, the house is nestled in the desert in such a way that it looks like part of the Palm Canyon landscape. The curved lines of the building are reminiscent of Wright’s most iconic structures at The Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The home was originally built as a five bedroom for Norman and Aimee Lykes, and has since been renovated by the second and only other owner to date to a three bedroom, with all renovations approved by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
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A SH FRE W h e n q u e r i e d w h y s o m e o n e f r o m V a n c o u v e r would be interested in this property (besides escaping the rain), Luciano says, “The Lykes home sits on one of the most beautiful hillside locations in Palm Canyon with unparalleled views of the Phoenix skyline and South Mountain range.” This home is also located with access to both Scottsdale and downtown Phoenix, and is a short drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. (Last year, Phoenix clocked 100 days straight without rainfall.) Measuring in at just over 3,000 feet, the now three-bedroom, three-bathroom, curvaceous home is listed at $3.25 million US – a steal when compared to the over-heated Vancouver market. Walking through the front door, one can’t help but notice the low ceilings. Reportedly this has less to do with Wright’s disputed height (estimated between four foot 11 and five foot eight), and more to do with his distaste for wasted space. And the space seems to literally open up as you walk in. A grand hallway leads in to the living room, with 180-degree windows showcasing those breathtaking views of Phoenix overlooking Palm Canyon. You can’t help but be blown away by the desert skyline and the
Stepping through the small, but functional galley-style
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kitchen you’ll find the pièce de résistance is the crescent shaped swimming pool – a must-have for any resident in the Arizona desert heat. The house almost has the feel of a museum with all the original mid-century modern furniture still intact. In true Frank Lloyd
ABOVE: THE LOW CEILINGS THROUGHOUT REFLECT WRIGHT’S DISTASTE FOR WASTED SPACE.
Wright style, the house is filled with both form and function with the ornate wood detailing and built-in furniture storage throughout the structure. The curved lines give the home a unique and futuristic feel. Owning this home would be like owning a piece of history and any architectural aficionado will appreciate that. LIVINGMAG.CA
As Luciano says, “The buyer for this home will be someone with a great appreciation for Frank Lloyd Wright and his work. Someone that wants to live in an architecturally significant home with deep history.” And what lover of mid-century modern architecture could hope for more?
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NATURAL WINES, CIDERS AND ROSÉS ARE FILLING CUSTOMERS’ PLASTIC BASKETS THIS SEASON T R E N D S,
T H I N K,
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W H AT
like, what we buy and what we recommend. Trends aren’t accidental — they are a market response, always validated by the popularity of products on offer. Trending on my radar this summer season are natural wines, both cider and rosé. “Natural wine” is often organic, biodynamic, and is, for many winemakers, the answer to today’s typically over-manipulated wines. It’s old-school winemaking, with little or no sulphur or additives, and no filtering or fining. These are oxidative whites and reds – the truest grapes and terroir possible. It works in the Loire Valley, but are we ready for natural wines in B.C.? Evidently, we are. The natural wine leader in B.C., I believe, is HAYWIRE AT OKANAGAN CRUSH PAD. If I had to choose one natural wine to recommend, it would be the NARRATIVE
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ANCIENT METHOD. This wine is made in the “pet-nat” style and bottled during primary fermentation. The second trend is cider: hopped cider, pear cider, ginger apple cider. Dry ciders, even beyond dry. Wildly inventive. Cider masters and owners have learned from the craft-beer industry and used it as a creative launching pad for B.C. ciders. As a dry-cider purist, I recommend SALT SPRING WILD CIDER, crafted from handpicked Salt Spring heritage apples. This is gorgeous, and should be reserved for the true cider lover. The
talk of the town right now in B.C. cider is “do you make your mark with pure dry cider or keep adding flavours until one really catches on?” A premium cider pairs well with cheeses, oysters, crab, and even spicy dishes. A sweet cider is great at cutting through heat. And now, to the star of the show – rosé. To me, rosé is not just a summer drink. A message to wine merchants: year-round blush sales have blown LIVINGMAG.CA
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their rosé and reminding wine fans that it is not simply a blend of red and white, and it’s not a halfway stop between other colours. I recommend HAYWIRE GAMAY ROSÉ. It’s a standalone wine that has finally found its place in our hearts.
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FOUR-SEAT CAR THIRD GENERATION CONTINENTAL GT: A SPORTS SUPERCAR CLASS
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h e n B e n t l e y l a u n c h e d i t s first generation Continental GT in 2003, it was an immediate success and quickly became a particular favourite, not only of marque enthusiasts, but also of entertainment and sports celebrities worldwide. It
was a clever recreation of the original R-type Continental built from 1952 to 1955 and is now highly collectible, partly because production barely exceeded 200. For 2019, Bentley is bringing us a third-generation Continental GT and expectedly, there are no radical styling changes, simply because none were needed. If ever a car was “right the first time” it was the 2003 Continental GT. Thus the new model has the same sweeping lines, combining superlative elegance with unwavering taste. This is an all-new vehicle with numerous engineering and cosmetic upgrades that add up to something truly remarkable. At the core of this car’s capability is an enhanced version of Bentley’s 6.0-litre twin-turbo W-12 engine. The highly innovative W layout creates engines that are surpris-
ingly compact, even with twelve cylinders. The Continental
GT’s W-12 produces 626-horsepower and a whopping 664 pounds per foot of torque. This is far from a compact car, but it has serious speed, boasting a zero-to-100 kilometre per hour time of 3.7-seconds, nudging it into the sports supercar class.
SERIOUS SPEED: BENTLEY’S NEW CONTINENTAL GT’S 626 HORSEPOWER CAN TAKE DRIVERS FROM 0-100 KILOMETRES IN 3.7 SECONDS
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B e n t l e y ’ s C o n t i n e n t a l GT o f f i c i a l l y claims the crown as the world’s fastest four-seat car. Bentley’s new model offers some truly innovative handling technology as well, and all variants come with all-wheel drive. An electronic system controls aspects of the suspension, making the Continental GT handle like a much smaller car, but with a superior level of comfort for occupants. Bentley tailored the car specifically for the modern luxury consumer with an aim to create an effortless ownership experience. The interior of this car is a blend of superb materials and a luxurious ambiance. Bentley certainly has a historic past, but when it comes to the latest electronic technology, the company is well up with the leaders of the pack. The cabin is designed to carry four people in considerable opulence, and rear seat passengers get more room than might be imagined in what is basically a two-door GT car. Old traditions die hard, however, and the car uses no less than 10 square metres of wood. Bentley has several options, such as walnut burl veneer, olive ash veneer, maple veneer, cherry and oak, and it’s common for owners to select a favourite, or even come up with one not in the standard range. ABOVE: THE INTERIOR LUSH LEATHER SEATING IS COMPLEMENTED BY SLEEK POLISHED WOOD VENEERS
fied in aluminum with côtes de Genève machined into it. Lovers of fine Swiss watches will know this finish as a feature of the movements and faces of luxury timepieces.
While every Bentley buyer should expect this kind of attention to detail, there are added touches that will surprise. Some of the trim can be speci-
The list of standard equipment that comes with this new Continental GT is long indeed, as is the roster of options available. This magnificent new version of Bentley’s most successful model will likely be as popular as its predecessors, impressing owners of earlier models and attracting new buyers to the legendary British nameplate. AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018
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MEDIA POWER COUPLE JILL & MIKE KILLEEN’S FAVOURITE ROOM INTERVIEW | BIANCA SOLTERBECK
ILL IS A PUBLIC RELATIONS
“In our open concept home, the kitchen is the centre of activity so it is the perfect party
professional whose clients include
kitchen! The custom-made red lacquer cabinets make for a dramatic backdrop,” says
Westbank Corp. and Fairmont Pacific
Jill. An L-shaped counter serves as a bar or buffet for casual dining. The one thing in our
Rim, and Mike is a veteran TV broadcaster.
kitchen I cannot live without is a corkscrew. It may sound cliché, but opening a bottle of
They talk for a living and their love of good
wine signals that work is done and the focus is now on those around us.
conversation carries through into their home
“As a family, we love a good marinade. We like to experiment, so occasionally Mike will
life. Whether it is Sunday night dinner with
create a spicy marinade sauce...but we never know what we’re going to get! For dessert,
their sons, Ryan and Sean, or a lively dinner
we have a clear favourite: chocolate cake with boiled icing for dessert, a tried and true
party with friends, the motto in their kitchen is:
Maritime recipe handed down by my mom. No matter the occasion or what we’re cooking,
“The more, the merrier.”
family and friends are the heartbeat of our home,” Jill adds.
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