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STIG MAGAZINE

Edition2: THE RED LABEL

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DESIRE. ACHIEVE. INSPIRE. Individuals from across the globe who are breaking barriers by sharing their story and works, to instigate change, fuel DESIRE, that we may dare to ACHIEVE our dreams, and in turn INSPIRE others to do the same. It’s a cycle. It’s infectious. It’s what STIG Magazines are made of.. page per page.


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Looking beyond with no great expectation As the sun will rise & set before your eyes You’ll see that all is a gift of life That every turn & road leads to a discovery That every season is a different view of a journey & if by chance you’ll see a shoreline nearby Turn the wheel, set it aside & drop by Take that much desired walk and be calmed by each wave In life’s unconventional beauty be saved Nothing but your being simmering down through the ocean breeze Up to a soothing point of silence be seized Where there is nothing left but the sea & the sound of you breathing Lavish in it & feel your life unraveling & for the first time in a brink of innocence Open yourself up for something new...

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Timeless Works of Art p.11 (Exclusive Interview)

STIG DIARY

Sequel 2: Remembering p.39

INTERVIEW W/ SONG SIREN Jihae p.43

COVER GIRL (Exclusive Interview) Liz Vranesh p.57

THE GENIUS MIND BEHIND THE LEGENDARY DESIGNS: Karim Rashid p.75

LOST IN PARADISE Find Out Mystery Place no.2 p.177

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AWARD WINNER, JULIE SNYDER’S


Truth be Told

Truth be Told You have every right to be here No matter where you are, what you’ve become and who you are You are born a part of and in perfect alignment with the universe You are made in the image and likeness of a creator And that makes you a creator yourself. You are gifted with free will in your life’s creative process … seize it You are made a little higher than angels You are without wings so you can walk the land and rule your own reality You are carving your way into a masterpiece You are a proof of heaven and hell on earth Because you are what you make of it Your purpose is what you say it is You call your own calling Your uniqueness exemplifies the greatest story ever told

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From Everyday Images To Timeless Works Of Art

Julie snyder

Scotland / United States (Southern California)

“Much like poetry captures a few details to bring to mind a scene, what I paint is composed of swift impressions of colors and forms. Instead of words, I use the brush to capture the essential fragments and facets of an intimate communication between the viewer and the subject.�

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Art & Design An award-winning artist, she uses brushes and colorful tools to create her masterpieces which successfully draw in her viewers who would soon find themselves fixated and mesmerized by her timeless visuals.

Other sources of her inspiration are drawn from music and movement where she is able to visually capture the grace and beauty of dance while simultaneously being moved by the rhythms and melodies of music. A well accomplished painter, Snyder’s works are currently hanging in collections and galleries - in addition to being exhibited all over the United States. To date, the National Art Museum of Sport honors her by choosing her painting of a boxer “Before the Bell” for inclusion in its 2010 - 2011 collection.

Considering her style to be Post Impressionist, her passion for painting is inspired by everyday people situated in their environment – as well as subtle beauties of women and the intensity of athletes.

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ainting has been the medium that Julie Snyder chose to best express her artistry. From Scotland where she began her journey as a painter, she broadened her horizon and began travelling to Europe till she reached US soil.


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My muse is woman. She is everywhere and multifaceted. She is beauty, history and the future. As child, artist, athlete, teacher, or seductress I find her infinitely inspiring. Wherever I meet her, my goal is to bring her into the studio for a painting session. Much like poetry captures a few details to bring to mind a scene, what I paint is composed of swift impressions of colors and forms. Instead of words, I use the brush to capture the essential fragments and facets of an intimate communication between the viewer and the subject. There is a timelessness that I bring to my work that allows me to easily transform the images of everyday life into a new reality. I am the passionate and joyful creator of these compositions that come back to live in the real world.� Exclusive Interview On The Next Page >

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Painting is my path to a world where stories begin to unfold through marks made on the canvas. My journey as a painter began at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland’s foremost art academy, an extraordinary and inspiring artistic environment. After a few years, I spread my wings and traveled throughout Europe, finally settling in the Balearic Islands located off the coast of Spain. I arrived in the U.S. in 1984 and spent the next decade working in several artistic fields before turning to fine art.

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Exclusive Interview w/ Julie Snyder Can you tell us something about yourself and when was the first time that you realized that you are an artist? In this lifetime? I was maybe 3 or 4 years old, doing the things that little kids do – playing with colored pencils. I understood how to mix primary colors and produce flesh tones. It wasn’t so much an “ah ha” moment, but just a comfortable recognition, “Oh, I’m an artist - that’s right.” It was a feeling as familiar as an old pair of sneakers. As the daughter of an artist and a writer, my family took my vocation for granted. I was introduced even at this tender age as Julie - the artist.

Could you tell us some more about your paintings and what inspires you to continually paint? People are my subject matter. I love to paint figures. I am intrigued by and drawn to people with an attitude, as if they bring something to the room. This attitude can be graceful, passionate, soulful - and it can be intense.

I am equally intrigued by ballet dancers as I am with fighters. They have beautifully toned and sculpted physiques, they are disciplined and they both share a devotion and concentration that soars above the ordinary.

Can you explain to us how your creative process works when you begin to paint? It begins with an idea - what I want to say about my subject in a visual language. It could be about how the light falls across the model’s cheek, or about the color of her kimono, or about a fighter’s glare. I take that idea and weave it through the composition, the colors and even the brush work. I also eliminate anything that doesn’t support this idea. The painting is a distillation of the idea. It makes a powerful statement about the subject, transforming a mundane pose into a piece of art. Continuation On The Next Page >

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There are several of course. Occasionally I stumbled upon something in my work quite unexpected, and surprised myself. I like to work with a little serendipity in my life - I like surprises. For this reason I find myself painting over old canvases or I stain my canvases with lots of left over paint just to mix it up a little. Total prediction is a little boring. Some of the pieces that stand out for me were those where I tried to do something and achieved a result beyond my expectation.

The accomplishments that you are most proud of I was very pleased to have my work accepted into a museum. The National Art Museum of Sport selected my painting “Before the Bell” out of many international submissions for their “Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport” 2010-2011 show in Indiana. When I found out I did a 5-minute “happy dance” in my studio. Continuation On The Next Page >

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What has been your most memorable work? Do you have any particular favorites?

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“My ideal trip includes waking up in a country where I have never visited, listen to people whose language I don’t understand, eat food I never tasted before and watch the world pass by.”

Outside of painting, what are your other interests? Travel is a passion of mine. My idea of vacation doesn’t include beach resorts or cocktails with tiny umbrellas. My ideal trip includes waking up in a country where I have never visited, listen to people whose language I don’t understand, eat food I never tasted before and watch the world pass by. I make friends easily and really enjoy meeting new people. I loved exploring Spain and Morocco.

Are there any issues or causes that you feel strongly about? Are you a part of any groups or organizations or do you support any of these? Many of course, we live on many dynamics; surviving as families, societies and nations as well as part of the planet and the whole ecosystem. I feel strongly about ethics and serving others. If everyone volunteered some of their lives to the greater good, paying it forward they would improve the environment and their own esteem.

Right now, I can’t abandon our kids to go off and save the word, but I can make meaningful differences. I was a Girl Scout leader for a decade so I could help my kids learn competence. Until I have the resources to spend time making a big difference, I donate to social betterment groups - educational, antidrug, human rights. And on the home front I buy Girl Scout cookies, knowing that my dollars and participation help a young girl become competent.

If you were on a platform overlooking millions of people who has their eyes and ears on you, what would you want to tell them? I’d tell them, Hello, I want you to know that you are much, much more capable of achieving greatness that you permit yourself to believe. Remember to think BIG. Continuation On The Next Page >

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“I define talent as having enough interest, willingness and devotion to work and do what ever it takes to becoming a great artist. It may take thousands of hours or just a short time to reach a professional level, but the learning never stops.”

Enjoy your journey in the arts. It will take you places you never knew. Take advantage of new media and the access provided by social networks to professional artists. You can have meaningful dialogs with successful artists whose work you admire. You can seek out and find classes and instruction with many professionals. Art schools are not the only way to get the tuition you need, and in fact may becoming less relevant with their set curricula. However, some things don’t change, like hard work being a key to success. I define talent as having enough interest, willingness and devotion to work and do what ever it takes to becoming a great artist. It may take thousands of hours or just a short time to reach a professional level, but the learning never stops. End >

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Julie Snyder and her Muse Julie Snyder is a denizen of the studio. Most of her work is done from life, meaning that the model and artist share the same studio space. The work is developed over several sittings. For her, the act of painting is like stepping into another universe where anything is possible. Although direct observation of the model is key to making a successful painting, Julie Snyder also allows the painting to develop a life of its own. Often an image or pattern begins to emerge in the background where Snyder will begin an interplay with imagination and reality. “It’s that dynamic play of opposites that add energy to painting shadow and light, warm and cool colors, lost and found edges the literal and imaginative passages.” Her patrons frequently search her site for new works to add to their collections which they cherish. They often write to her describing how these paintings continue to delight and enrich their homes. That is music to the artist’s ears. Julie’s artistic career has spanned both sides of the Atlantic and included several years of residence in Southern Spain. She now lives in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. “I paint the figure, finding my subjects in many walks of life and I bring them into the studio to model. I love to recreate an impressionistic environment on the canvas that suggests a story.”

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Her work hangs in collections and galleries across the country. The National Art Museum of Sport honored her, including her painting of a boxer “Before the bell” in its 2010 -2011 collection. This summer Addison Art Gallery, Cape Cod is showing “Inspired Synergies” in June 2011, a collection of work by 13 women artists. Twelve painters and one sculptor convened who converged on a rural village in France to capture the ephemeral quality of light and fertile abundance of nature’s timeless rhythms. Ms. Snyder led this group of established and emerging artists from the East and West coasts of the U.S. and Scotland, to work together in the sundrenched fields and stonewalled villages of rural France. They created distinctly individual works, which together weave a rich tapestry of a region and a season known for classic beauty and enduring charm. Continuation On The Next Page >

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Julie Snyder is an award-winning and sought-after artist in Southern California’s figurative art scene. Painting wet on wet with a balance of loose and tight brush work, she uses color and light to create interest and focus. Her paint quality is expressionistic as she captures the essential mood and gestures of her subjects. She unerringly finds the special quality that makes each individual both unique and multifaceted.

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About Julie Snyder


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Julie Snyder has exhibited with The Oil Painters of America at the Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara; and the Howard/ Mandeville Gallery in Washington; Addison Art Gallery in Massachusetts, The Boston International Fine Arts Show, and with the California Art Club at the landmark Ebell Club of Los Angeles. She is represented by Danielak Art of Pasadena, Segil Fine Art, Monrovia and Addison Art Gallery, Cape Cod. Segil Fine Art gallery and DanielakArt co-curated a solo show “Trinkets and Belles” for Ms. Snyder in January, 2009. “Visions of Dance,” another collection of work was presented in a solo-show at the California Theatrical Youth Ballet in La Canada. She continues to paint, hold workshops, teach painting privately and as a guest instructor and demonstrator for various art associations. website: www.JulieSnyder.com

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my first shinning shimmering black and silver

morning waking up to that feeling of warmth

mountain bike that I fell in love with. I would clean

amidst the leftover coldness of the night. All

it every day before and after using it. I remember

the more reason I can be under the sun’s rays that

my brother borrowing it and it got stolen from him.

sharply slashed through in-between overlapping

I remember having a lot of fights with that brother

leaves of a star-apple tree. Sitting on a cool floor

of mine while growing up, but when he left for

of our porch made of orange-red-leveled-varnished

Germany, I cried like a baby. I guess we fought a

bricks. A mild breeze touching my face, lifting the

lot because we played a lot together too. There are

smell of leafy mist, signifying the beauty of my

just so many things I remember that often people

morning.

forget about. If only I had selective memory loss

I remember being so little that I would fit this apple

I could have forgotten the not so good ones Until

green roller skate that loss its pair. That I would just

such a time that I realized the reason why all of it

roll back and forth on it, on and on, pretending I was

happened.

driving a vehicle. I remember our furniture had a

I come to write about my life partially because in

lot of color green in different shades because it was

its simplicity and complexity, perhaps in one way

Papa’s favorite color. I remember that my brother

or another, directly or subsequently, somehow,

would spin me around in this old-green-checkered-

someone in the world can relate. Also a self

office-chair and in turn I would do the same to him.

vindication on my end that this is me… and it’s ok.

Sometimes we would try to get dizzy even without

So if ever you find a piece of yourself here as well,

that chair at sight; we would lift our arms horizontally

know that, everything will be as they should. Know

and start to spin around and around, then lay down

that our past, our present, is part of what we are

on the ground of our garage while we close our eyes,

destined to become. It’s the old, the new and the old

feeling as though the world is turning upside down. I

in the new, weaved into something wonderful…

remember having to learn to ride the bike on my own

you, your life, and how and what you make of it.

only because my cousin wasn’t able to use her bike, and the main reason is that her bike’s training wheels got broken. I used it anyway. I fell a couple of times in the garage, but I kept getting up and trying it again until I finally got it. I remember when they delivered

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United States (New York)

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“I can express freely without rules or the worry of marketability. I don’t have an A&R person telling me how to express myself and change arrangements of my songs for the underlining reason of ‘selling’. ”

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Music Music Similarly with romance, this tune seems to have some complications attached to it; giving it more character and depth. To add to that, the androgyny and the delivery of the lyrics courtesy of Jihae’s distinctly deadpan voice make this song work perfectly.

The striking beats that accompany the voice in ‘My Love’ has this rare rapture that allows you to drift off to space and take you to a totally different world - a place only meant for you and your lover. The huskiness of Jihae’s voice exudes such sensuality that you cannot help but be seduced to the sound that shadows a roguish intent. With an image and look that fits her music to the tee – Jihae’s voice and evocative sound is full of mystery and wonderment, and is so tempting that you simply have to succumb to it.

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hat could be more perfect than dedicating a song to your lover? Answer - dedicating the song “My Love” by the song siren Jihae. The melodic feel of ‘My Love’ is a soulful rhythm with a slight upbeat tone that suggests a touch of giddiness which is immediately followed by a haunting sound that seems to contradict the flighty tune that followed it.


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Tell us something about yourself I was born in outskirts of Seoul. Korea. Growing up I moved around so much I had attended 10 different schools in 3 languages by the time I was in 9th grade at age 13. I hated moving and leaving friends, to make new ones so often. In retrospect, my encounters with various cultures were invaluable eye opening experiences that my parents gave me. I consider NY my home and feel blessed to be able to do what I love.

What inspires you to continually make music? My passion for writing and expression keeps me going.

What is the inspiration behind the song “My Love?” What is it about and what does it mean? My Love was inspired by Niki De Saint Phalle’s work of drawings and prose from the 60’s. Love is an overused and abused word with so many varying meanings in English. The Greeks figured this out and have 3 different words to describe the different types of love. This song is about eros, a romantic love. It’s about a kind of love that doesn’t happen necessarily each time you fall in love, depending on the type of lover you are... the kind of love one can fall into that makes you want to give everything you’ve got. Continuation On The Next Page >

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I don’t choose particular themes in advance. Inspiration can come from any ordinary or extraordinary events or moments. A drop of a leaf, a coffee shop conversation, or watching a volcano erupt. Out of the various topics I write about the usual theme tends to be about love in varying degrees and context. Sans love, good love, bad love, love for humanity, for nature etc.

Could you briefly describe your music-making process? I write mostly on guitar and rarely on keys. Usually a riff, a melody, or a few words come to mind and I build from there. There are some magic moments when all the elements to the song come at one time. I take it to my producer, Jean-Luc Sinclair in the studio where we play and experiment with layers.

How has your music evolved since you first began playing?

perience of songwriting (especially lyrics) comes self observation and self knowledge. My music has evolved parallel to my mind space.

What has been your biggest challenge as an artist/musician? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how? Biggest challenge I would say is touring due to lack of funds. I’ve found means to travel and play by being involved in film and art projects in Barcelona, Cannes, Marrakesh and upcoming art collaboration in Tokyo, Seoul.

What do you think is the most effective way that you have marketed yourself? As an artist, there’s nothing worse than having to market oneself. I find my best way is building and releasing lots of creative content. Continuation On The Next Page >

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What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?

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“I can express freely without rules or the worry of marketability. I don’t have an A&R person telling me how to express myself and change arrangements of my songs for the underlining reason of ‘selling’.”

What’s your ultimate direction for your music? I would not want to limit myself to one ultimate direction.

What is your greatest accomplishment, thus far – as an artist/musician? A short film score and music for trailer of ‘One Dream Rush’,a collective short of 42 shorts by 42 directors including David Lynch, Larry Clark, Jonas Mekas, Kenneth Anger, Mike Figgis etc. The film went to Cannes Film Festival and got acquired by National Chinese Film Museum.

What experience or emotion do you want your audience to take from your music as a whole? Whatever unique emotion or experience that is aroused within each individual.

If you could change anything in the world of music today, what would it be? I would switch the focus on the boring perpetual fad of being a celebrity rock star to the importance of creating without rules and guidelines.

I would also make a support system within the industry to incubate new talents to grow their individual sounds. The Brits do it well with Radio 1, NME, Camden Crawl. Press, radio and venues collectively support new artists and give them opportunities to be heard.

In your opinion, what do you think is your greatest contribution to the world of music? I’ve never thought I would encounter such a question until my 18th album but now that I’m being asked… In the context of the current drought… the music business is still based on making stock turning over hits to sell as much as possible to the mass market. I can express freely without rules or the worry of marketability. I don’t have an A&R person telling me how to express myself and change arrangements of my songs for the underlining reason of ‘selling’. My music is free of hit factory interferences. I guess my greatest contribution is honesty. Continuation On The Next Page >

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hate violence love compassion

Upcoming collaboration and exhibit with Seth Kushner and Koh Sang Woo.

What can we look forward to in the coming days, weeks or months from you?

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New music video release for ‘Tuileries’ from ‘Fire Burning Rain’ LP coming this week.

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“I often walk in fashion shows for charity. I feel strongly about a lot of issues but I tend to get most verbal about education. I really feel that in the United States, education should be prioritized for much more than it is now. Graduation rates are abysmal where I live in Denver, Colorado, and colleges are unaffordable for a lot of people. It would help everyone if we valued education enough to invest in it the way it should be.”

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rawn to a beautiful photograph that depicts an aura of mystery, her anonymity only heightens our curiosity. Just like love which can offer a range of emotions, Liz shows us a side to her that pleases our sensual sanity. A model constantly on the lookout for opportunities, she treasures everything that life brings. Full of optimism, wisdom and gratitude with the blessing that she has been given – Liz has definitely been working hard, playing hard and enjoying life – and simply having the time of her life!

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Tell us something about yourself I’m pretty nerdy. I’m a foodie, so I love cooking and eating. I love to read and write, and when I get some spare time I like to practice Japanese. Unfortunately, I don’t use it much, so I’m pretty rusty!

What are you still learning at this point in your life? Everything! There’s so much to learn about who I am, what I want and how to do what I do better. Though tarot card reading has been a hobby of mine for years, recently I’ve been learning more about their history and in depth meanings of each card.

What ambition have you not yet achieved? I’m young, so there’s a lot I haven’t achieved yet. I’d like to launch a successful fashion magazine and see how far modeling can take me as well as live abroad within the next five years.

At this point in your life, what are you most proud of? I’m proud of my success in modeling and really, life. I’ve faced a lot of obstacles in the last two years, but I’m resilient and kept going. I’m very glad because my hard work is paying off, for the first time in a long time I can say I’m truly happy. In terms of modeling, I’m a little shorter than industry standard, so it’s been very gratifying to be booked more and more lately. It’s a tough industry, so I’m happy to be making as much progress as I am!

What would you like to be doing 5 years from now? I’d like to be a successful business owner, hopefully with the fashion magazine I want to start. Continuation On The Next Page >

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How do you want to inspire other people given your current status in life? I want to inspire people to go after their passions in life. It isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it. I want to show people that even when things are completely out of your control and everything is going wrong, that there is something to be learned from it and that if you just stick it out, things turn around. Find the opportunity in misfortune, I suppose. If things happen for a reason, take that and use it, make it what you want it to be.

What are your thoughts when it comes to describing a model with substance? I think in order for a model to have good charisma on camera, it’s important that they have a lot of vitality and passion for what they do. There needs to be more than just the desire to be famous and glamorous, you have to be able to express the things that you think but don’t say. The best models have a lot of personality and are often whip smart. Continuation On The Next Page >

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I’m inspired by people who are successful at what they love to do; people who break the status quo. A lot of my friends inspire me every day. When I see them accomplishing their goals and finding their happiness, it makes me more motivated to do the same.

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Have you participated in any charity/ volunteer work and are you a part of any organization? Are there any issues that you feel strongly about? I often walk in fashion shows for charity. I feel strongly about a lot of issues but I tend to get most verbal about education. I really feel that in the United States, education should be prioritized for much more than it is now. Graduation rates are abysmal where I live in Denver, Colorado, and colleges are unaffordable for a lot of people. It would help everyone if we valued education enough to invest in it the way it should be.

If you could change the world at this very moment -- what would you change? I’d change the focus from war to education and healthcare. So much money is spent on war but somehow there’s never enough money for people to have good schools or healthcare. It seems to me like rather than spend all of the money on something that is so destructive and wasteful; that the same amount could be spent on something productive and useful for everyone. There’s no reason why kids shouldn’t be able to attend quality schools and be able to see doctors and have medicine when they need it. Continuation On The Next Page >

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What has been your most memorable assignment to date and why? My first magazine shoot was easily one of my favorites. It was for a local magazine called 303, and I was so excited I couldn’t sleep the night before. The house we shot in was unbelievably luxe and the clothes I got to wear gave me sticker shock. Everyone who was there was so passionate about what they did and so wonderful to be around. Seeing myself in print for the first time was an incredible experience!

What do you think is the most effective way that you have marketed yourself? Networking! I take every opportunity I can to meet other people in the industry. I’m a very outgoing person, so that comes easily to me. Making personal connections with people makes a huge difference. For me it has led to some pretty cool gigs, which have led to even bigger things. Continuation On The Next Page >

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The best things about modeling are having the opportunity to work with so many other creative and driven people. Every day is different. I get to work in so many beautiful locations and meet so many interesting individuals. I often leave a shoot feeling very blessed to be in this industry!

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What are the best things about modeling?


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If you could work with anybody in the fashion industry today - who would, you want to work with in a heartbeat? Christian Lacroix. His couture creations were absolutely amazing.

If you are not a model, what would you be? That’s a difficult question because a lot of the things that I do are related to modeling. All of my career plans outside of modeling are things that I’m not sure I’d be able to accomplish without having the experiences and connections I had from modeling. I know what I’ll be doing after I’m done modeling, but I really don’t know what I’d be doing instead of modeling.

A website and/or blog you visit often Fashion Gone Rogue, The Sartorialist, New York Magazine’s The Cut blog.

What are the three most important things in your life? I want long term success so that I can spend more time enjoying my friends and family. Family, friends, work and hobbies are very important to me.

How do you think people perceive you to be and how to do want to be perceived? I think people perceive me to be confident, spunky, and ambitious. I like to have a lot of fun, but I’m also very serious when I’m focused on work, so that duality can be a little confusing to people who are just getting to know me. I want to be perceived as someone who is confident, fun, and gets a lot of worthwhile stuff accomplished. What can we look forward to in the coming days, weeks or months from you? 2011 is a mystery to me! My goal is to be published more this year and work on some more notable campaigns. End >

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The Genius Mind Behind The Legendary Designs

karim rashid

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here are but a few artists and designers who can truly create masterpieces that are distinctly organic in nature while still having the capacity to successfully leave his/her audiences wanting more. That is exactly what Karim Rashid is, an artist and designer who has the capacity to “wow” his audience with designs that seem out of this world and simply put – futuristic in nature. With an innovative mind coupled with eclectic; eccentric, creative and bold designs that can blow your mind away, Karim has begun to create a reality that seems only possible in the future – hence, a genius.

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Truth be told, it is not the numerous awards, the number of high profiled individuals and prestigious companies wanting to acquire Karim’s services that makes him a hot commodity in today’s design industry. What is more impressive about him is his firm decision to always remain true to himself especially when it comes to his creations – never comprising his vision.

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To date, Karim Rashid has obtained more than 300 awards and numerous recognitions from prominent organizations along with designs that can be found in 35 countries. He has had the privilege of working with big names in almost every industry which proves that if a man is truly an artist, he will always look to his core and know exactly how to best represent himself and his works to the world.

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“History needs clever interpretations ... Through design, that translation into the now is a whole lot easier and makes the past fresh and more approachable. The organic forms hark back to the days of the spice trader’s tent.”


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“People project meaning onto objects. If an object allows you to interact with it, then it becomes part of your being, and over time you see things in it that first you might not have seen.� -Karim-

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PROJECT FACTS Name of project : Website

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Location : Berlin, Germany

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http://www.nhow-hotels.com/berlin/de/ Stralauer Allee 3 10245 Berlin Germany Overlooking the Spree River in the Mediaspree district of

Principal Use :

303-room hotel plus Nhow Suite (304 total) & Recording Studio, Conference Facilities, Bar, Restaurant and Wellness Center (Spa & Gym)

Client : NH Hoteles Floor area : Total guestrooms: 304 rooms Reception/ Lobby: 500 sqm Conference Facilities: 1000 sqm Outdoor Terraces: 1000 sqm Nhow Suite: 250 sqm with 115 sqm terrace Recording Studio: 100 sqm Dining & Bar Lounge: 500 sqm 2 levels of Wellness Center: 450 sqm Design period : January 2008 – June 2010 Construction period

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February 2008 – November 2010

Budget : Undisclosed Team : Designer: Karim Rashid Project Manager: Camila Tariki, Karim Rashid Inc. Project architects: Kamala Hutauruk, Cece Stelljes, Julie Lee, Evan McCullough.

NH Project Manager: Jana Zschuppe Developer: Nippon Development Corporation Building Architect: NP Tchoban Voss General Contractor: BAM Deutschland AG

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MAIN CONCEPT

“My vision engages technology, visuals, textures, color, as well as all the needs that are intrinsic to living in a simpler less cluttered but more sensual environment. Design touches us on every level, and design can continue to define and shape our dimensional interior environments and create new progressive human behaviors and new languages. I always question whether the physical world is as experiential, as seductive, as connective, as inspiring, as personalizable, and customizable as the digital world. That is what I tried to achieve with nhow Hotel Berlin by making a space that coexists with the data-driven digital infostethic world.” Karim Rashid

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nhow Berlin designed by Karim Rashid celebrates Berlin’s modern zeitgeist and connects it to the rest of the world by creating a technorganic land of data-driven art and spaces. Set on the Spree River, the old line between East and West Berlin, the nhow Berlin bridges the digital age of information and the physical and spiritual needs of visitors.

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PROJECT FACTS

Website:

http://www.vdara.com/amenities/silk-road-restaurant.aspx

Location:

Vdara, CityCenter, Las Vegas, Nevada

Principal Use:

Restaurant

Client: Floor area:

MGM Mirage Total Restaurant Space: 8730sf / 810sm Dining & Bar: 6640 sf / 615sm Kitchen: 2090sf / 195sm

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seats for dining 179 seats for bar 25 seats for private dining room 18

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April 2007-December 2008

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December 2008- November 2009

Budget : Undisclosed

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Name of project: Silk Road

Team : Designer: Karim Rashid Project architects: Camila Tariki, Karim Rashid Inc. Evan McCullough, Karim Rashid Inc. Architect of Record: Leo A. Daily Local Project management: MGM Mirage Kitchen Consultant: GEM

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CONCEPT Silk Road is an elaborate multi-cultural vision where Mediterranean Spice & Trade Market encounters the plush & intimate opulence of the Merchant Route. Silk Road’s seductive bar invites one to lounge in its sculptural fiberglass seating that flows to the outside space. The seating separates the relaxed yet elegant bistro style seating, intended to create the atmosphere of a Merchant Meeting House, from the private booths of the intimate dining room. During the day, natural light will illuminate the vibrant & vivid colors of the room; while at night, subtle ambient light encourages an intimate yet vivacious ambiance. Silk Road invites guests to find themselves immerged in a seductive experience that invites to socialize freely in its sensuous surroundings from breakfast to diner. There is a curvy wall in 3 different layers that creates a dynamic effect from day to night. Before anyone walks into the Vdara restaurant one can immediately sense the rich history of the Silk Road reenvisioned today. Delicate reflective patterns remind one of Asian tapestries viewed as never before. Walking into the ocular entrance fiberglass swags turn into furniture like a spice traders tent set up for a four star meal. The colors are white, pink and mirrored gold in glass, metal, light wood ceilings and fiberglass for an understated opulence. The exterior high contrast pattern on gold mirror with matching pink windows and an amorphous opening signal to the dinner that something incredible is ahead. Upon passing through there is fiberglass blobject furniture designed by Karim over a reflective gold glass floor. To the other side is an innovative bar set below a dimensional representation of the Silk Road itself. The hostess will set you in one of several dinning experiences, from intimate and cradling custom fiberglass banquettes to soft tables that seem to glow with a warm orange light, reflecting the sand dune layered wall and the southern Nevada sunsets. Info Provided By: Jessica Pearson Karim Rashid Inc. Page 145 visit www.StigMagazine.com


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FURNITURE & MATERIALS: ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °

Walls: custom print metallic wallpaper Ceiling: Plyboo veneer Lighting: Low energy consuming LED lights Fixtures: Sike Chandelier by La Murrina, Knit Chandelier by Andromeda Flooring: Terrazzo, custom carpet, bamboo and custom printed tiles. Dining Chairs: Eboli chair by Capdell. Banquette & Lounge seating: custom made fiberglass banquettes upholstered in custom fabric. Bar stool: Bonaldo Skip Stool. Tables: custom resin tables.

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LOST IN PARADISE MYSTERY PLACE NO.2

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ever lose your sense of adventure. You are a given an opportunity to learn and experience all fragments of moments in its ultimate state. The world is meant to be explored. Life is spectacular, it is meant to be seen and felt by you. Live it, like it’s the only way to be.

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Boracay, Aklan (Philippines) Title: Basking In Boracay

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Boracay, Aklan (Philippines) Title: Sunrise Burst

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Boracay, Aklan (Philippines) Title: Sunset & Silhouette

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We woul like to end this edition with a beautiful poem by our Ghost Poet


The nights are never longer Than the days before them. Only that we don’t realize this Until we surrender our thoughts to sleep Unless worries fade under the iris curtains While fragile snores roar like engines to whisk us away Into the dark Into the mind’s variety show with no remote control. Spinning in replay, But moving forward in the day, Only to wake up In someone else’s life.

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