Features

Muse material.

From the Broadway stage to the depths of the human subconscious, Rebecca Hall has played her way into the limelight. Now, the actress appears in Wally Pfister’s directorial debut Transcendence, a science-fiction blockbuster opening today.

An Ofist building renovation in Istanbul.

“The main idea for the design of the house was to not have too many ideas,” says interior architect Yasemin Arpaç of Istanbul-based Ofist. With partner Sabahattin Emir, Arpaç formulated an eminently simple—and versatile—living space for a 45-year-old bachelor.

Quinnology.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Pat Quinn knows the score. “It’s a profession where people lose their jobs on a regular basis. I’ve been very fortunate to be asked to do something new each time it happened to me.” He never seems to lose sight of this, with his assistants, with his players, with himself.

A fine balance.

The Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture fair begins today in Milan. Tel Aviv-based designer Ron Gilad, who will showcase there, carves his place within the world of industrial design by questioning and challenging convention.

Alpine adjustments.

Ask any resident of Switzerland about the railway and they’ll most likely make a case for it being Europe’s top set of tracks. “Swiss trains never even go on strike,” they’ll probably say.

Act of God.

Christchurch’s landmark cathedral gets a cardboard redesign by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who is the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate.

A fashionable couple.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Tonight at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, Joe Fresh and Pink Tartan present their fall/winter 2014 collections. Joseph Mimran and Kimberley Newport-Mimran are the husband and wife founders behind the brands. Together, they have carved out a significant place in Canada’s fickle fashion landscape.

The Canadian duo behind Hong Kong's Yardbird and Rōnin restaurants.

Matt Abergel and Lindsay Jang met in their late teens in Calgary, and today they own Yardbird and Rōnin, two of Hong Kong’s most popular restaurants—he’s the chef, she runs the front of the house.