Alexander Wang for H&M

Sportswear that takes its genre seriously When the collaboration between Alexander Wang and H&M was announced this summer at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, fashionistas the world over began counting down the days to its arrival. When it was finally released on November 5 the masses of Wang fans flocked to H&M locations and […]

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Retail Gets a New Story

A tale in which shopping becomes an experience With online shopping taking over more “shelf space” in buyers’ minds, retailers need to rethink and reinvent. That is exactly what’s happening in Chelsea, New York, at a new concept in retail called Story. Instead of changing a few seasonal displays like most retailers, Story totally shuts […]

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Cake Design: Granules of Sweet Inspiration

Frost in Translation By Andrea Boudewijn Although bakers are designing on a smaller scale, the process for coming up with unique and beautiful cakes is not that different from how event planners or interior designers approach design on a large scale. Of course other cakes influence us some, as does fashion, nature, and architecture, but […]

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Working in a Virtual Design Studio

The Immersive, Digital Studios of BARTKRESA design Bart Kresa, one of the world’s preeminent projection designers, is used to working with massive architecture and spaces. But this month, his team of international artists has transformed their 1,200-square-foot studio into an immersive augmented reality. The result is both a showcase for visiting international clients and a […]

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The Event Photo Booth Reinvented

You’d think there could be no way to revolutionize the event photo booth, but you’d be mistaken. John Ganun is a photographer who has transformed the idea into a new and fashionable platform. Be not mistaken – this is no photo booth… it’s a fashion statement. Ganun, CEO of  Scenario Photography, has taken a page […]

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SEARCH Foundation: At the Heart of the Events Industry

By Hillary Harris The SEARCH Foundation is a non-profit organization near and dear to my heart. Its focus is the special events industry which historically is filled with many small businesses and independent contractors who, when disaster hits, need a helping hand. This year I was honored to be asked to serve on the Board of Directors […]

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My Kinda Manhattan

by Eden Tirl “New York was his town, and it always would be…” – Woody Allen, Manhattan When it comes to distinctive cities, and cocktails, I’ll take Manhattan. Is there any cocktail more satisfying than the Manhattan? Some things just go together — a mix of rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters and a maraschino […]

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Telling a Tale with Fragrance

From Scents Comes Sensibility By Eden Tirl Fragrance tells a tale, and sets a tone. Bringing certain essences into a space can immediately impact your mood. Just by walking into a “sensorially designed” space, we can be transported to that euphoric trip to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul or the deliriously decadent moments poolside at […]

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Foodies to Follow on Instagram

Food images are ubiquitous on Instagram, making this visual medium all the more of addictive. However, there are several stand-outs from the “what-I-ate-for-dinner” fare. These culinary professionals reveal what’s on the menu – what we will be eating and how. I guarantee, you’ll crave their postings. @alma A leader in the new downtown Los Angeles […]

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