Jeff Andrews has made it to my list of top 5 designers of all time. His designs are bold and cutting-edge but somehow just enough to suit all tastes. He uses a perfect amount of colour, and a perfect mix of modern and vintage. It's PERFECTION, plain and simple. I could have started and ended with that one word. It says it all. There is so much to love about Jeff's designs, that I'll be doing another post later today of a space he designed that is absolutely spectacular. So make sure to check back later.
Dark, sensuous, sophisticated this Sydney apartment by Craig Spencer speaks of big city living, world travel and the finer things in life. A night time space it cocoons you in its luxury and provides the perfect counterpoint to that view. More of Craig's inspiring work in the post below.
Allyson Mitchell, a Torontonian, is a maximalist artist, writer, performer, filmmaker and teacher. She is one busy chick: "I am a fat activist. I began the performance/education group 'Pretty Porky and Pissed Off' in 1997. I am also a queer activist and I have concocted the term 'Deep Lez' for a movement that works to maintain the radical in lesbian. I am completing my PhD dissertation about fat women power and space at York University in Toronto Canada where I teach feminist activism and popular culture. I lecture about lesbian graffiti, 3rd wave feminism and fat activism. As well, I conduct film and video workshops, do artist talks, studio visits and body image discussions." WHOA. Here are some photos of her fun and quirky installations and art. The first 3 photos are of a room she designed for the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.
The Gladstone Hotel has 37 artist-designed hotel rooms and suites located on the third and fourth floors of the hotel. The caliber of these rooms is comparable to those of the Hotel Fox, the hotel in Copenhagen that many blogs, including this one, has posted about. And I'm proud to say this is a Canadian hotel, located in Toronto.