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ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER EMA PETER: THE WOMAN BEHIND THE LENS

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S CIRCULAR WORLD I CONTINENTAL GT I TESLA TECHNOLOGY AT HOME


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Editor’s Message

Design

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ARTIST REVIEW

Designer Karim Rashid is coming to IDS West

LIVING INNOVATION

First and Foremost

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FIONA’S FINDS

Fiona Forbes shares her fashion, beauty and décor desires

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Sculptor Richard Hudson makes Canadian debut in Vancouver

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HAUTE HORLOGERIE

Magnificent models from Rolex, Patek Philippe and Hublot

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ON THE TOWN WITH FRED LEE

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Home

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BUILDING BEYOND LUXURY

Anmore’s TEN80 Uplands: Tesla’s newest technology at home

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FURNITURE FINDS

Get the look from our feature home


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THE WOMAN BEHIND THE LENS

Acclaimed architectural photographer Ema Peter

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S LEGACY

Norman Lykes house: A circular world in Arizona

Epicure

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TASTING ROOM

Terry David Mulligan shares the season’s hottest wines and ciders On the Cover

Ride

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Laura Goldstein, Fred Lee, Tony Whitney, Terry David Mulligan, 
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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

FIONA FORBES

“Norman Lykes” home – the last house that Frank Lloyd Wright designed before

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

his death in 1959. It was amazing to be able to see this mid-century modern

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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

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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

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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.

TERRY DAVID MULLIGAN TASTING ROOM With membership in B.C.’s Entertainment Hall of Fame, Terry is a bit of a Canadian institution. Years ago he helped start Canada’s first FM rock station (CFOX), but it was CBC TV’s Good Rockin’ Tonite and MuchMusic West that brought him to national acclaim. Terry also worked with pal Jason Priestley to co-host and produce Hollywood and Vines TV, seen in 180 countries. Today, he stays busy hosting and producing the fine food and wine radio show, Tasting Room Radio on RoundHouse Radio 98.3 FM. @terrydavidmulligan


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THE TEAR AT THE PARQ VANCOUVER

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CONTEMPORARY SCULPTOR RICHARD HUDSON WITH HIS EVE SCULPTURE.

INFLUENCER: SCULPTOR RICHARD HUDSON THE ACCLAIMED BRITISH ARTIST TOUCHES DOWN IN VANCOUVER

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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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sions,” Hudson said.

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

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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,

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Have an upcoming event to share with Fred? yvrflee@hotmail.com September 18 Hope Couture BC Cancer Foundation’s always-fashionable affair will see a stylish-set convene at the Fairmont Pacific Rim for an afternoon of fundraising and fashion fun. BCCancerFoundation.com September 19 Chor Leoni At Home Imagine handsome tailcoated singers at your service as hosts and entertainers. Join Canada’s top male choir at their flagship house party. ChorLeoni.org

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

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individuals on the autism spectrum.

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Krueckl, vice president of Cancer Control with

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Living Magazine’s editor-in-chief Fiona Forbes

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Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia hosted her annual

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of games. Singer Sarah McLachlan would

Fashion Blooms fundraiser at the Century

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Plaza Hotel. The autism champion invited

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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.

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Hockey ambassador Hayley Wickenheiser,

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one of the most decorated Olympians,

the women’s team to Canada and assist in

fronted the inaugural WickFest Gala in

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Surrey. Bringing her popular Calgary female

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will convene for four days to compete and

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in her inaugural WickFest Surrey Gala.

team from India that Wickenheiser has

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Charmaine Crooks and Olympic rower

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FORM AND FUNCTION KARIM RASHID REIMAGINES DESIGN LANGUAGE FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

BOCONCEPT

STORY | LAURA GOLDSTEIN


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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.”

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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.

KARIM RASHID

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.


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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,

space travel.

and in 2014 Rashid opened an office in China to handle his

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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!

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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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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-

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power entire communities in the future.

tures, too many products. You lose that warmth;

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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

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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

temperature-controlled custom-designed wine

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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

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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-

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THE POLYGON GALLERY IN NORTH VANCOUVER BY PATKAU ARCHITECTS


ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER EMA PETER:

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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.

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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

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Her obsession with architecture would come later: as a youth, Peter roamed the streets of Sofia, watching people and photographing their faces.

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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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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.

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THE LATE, GREAT FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S LEGACY LIVES ON AT THE NORMAN LYKES HOUSE IN ARIZONA.

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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

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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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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

PREMIUM CIDER PAIRS WELL WITH CHEESES, OYSTERS, CRAB, AND EVEN SPICY DISHES. A SWEET CIDER IS GREAT AT CUTTING THROUGH HEAT.

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

through the roof, all around the world. Provence led the way, rebranding

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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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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-

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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.

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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.

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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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“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

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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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