FROM THE ARCHIVE: One word architects use all the time is place. Good designs, we hear, should relate to place. Buildings should be placed in context, an artful façade can help define place, and so on. In my experience as both critic and professional colleague of architects, the same applies to their public personas.
What can you make from chestnuts? What can’t you? Velvety soups, indulgent desserts, digestifs, even beer, and especially turkey stuffing, for this is the nut that symbolizes Christmas.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: From the next Harry Potter installment to next year’s Oscar hopefuls, it’s all crammed into the holiday season like a big buffet of turkey and fixings. After that, nothing but leftovers.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: I look out from behind the chrome-coloured bars of my goalie mask. The play unfolds in the opposing end of McCormick Arena in downtown Toronto, affording me a brief opportunity to observe the odd, albeit cherished, drama that is Thursday night pickup hockey.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: To make its signature No. 5 perfume, Chanel only uses the very best Rosa centifolia, which has come from the same fields in Provence for the last 89 years.
The self-described “stay-at-home-y” actor talks about a certain secret society at Yale, his most persistent fans, and what it was like to play a Canuck.
When Liana Yaroslavsky fell in love with a Murano chandelier during a trip to Venice, she didn’t know it would one day be the catalyst for her signature chic table designs.
Although the idea of travel may have once evoked glamorous notions of first-class ocean liners, heavy leather trunks, and high-society ladies with cinched waists and linen handkerchiefs, these days the business of getting from point A to B is an inane process involving airport check-ins, compromised cabin leg room, and jet lag. Enter identical twins Byron and Dexter Peart.
Celebrating the French furniture company’s 50th anniversary, the Jean Paul Gaultier collection for Roche Bobois is bold yet elegant, made up of a bedroom set, furniture pieces, and complementary accessories.