Come Up To My Room Design Event Takes Over Gladstone Hotel

Now in its 12th year, the annual alternative design event ‘Come Up To My Room’ has provided Toronto artists with a platform to experiment and show off brand new site-specific installations. Created by Christina Zeidler and Pamila Matharu, the exhibition invites audiences out of the cold and into the historic Gladstone Hotel just east of Queen Street West and Dufferin Street.

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Rainbow Station

Rainbow Station by artist Daan Roosegaarde connects the historic Amsterdam Central Station by using astronomy science to create a site specific rainbow of light.

Together with astronomers of the University of Leiden, Roosegaarde unravels light efficiently into a spectrum of colours. Via new liquid crystal technology which is developed for research on exoplanets, Rainbow Station takes the exact shape of the 125 year old historic station roof.

The artwork marks the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the railway station, and the start of the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015.

Rainbow Station can be seen every day for a brief moment within one hour after sunset at Amsterdam Centraal Station (east side, platform 2b). The light and colour offers the fifty million travellers a year, a magical moment at night.

 

The last dance in NYC

In March of 2014, NYPD police commission Bill Bratton announced a crackdown on New York’s renowned subway car performers. Dancers were being charged with acts of misdemeanor and disorderly conduct. Litefeet by Scott Carthy is a documentary that looks at the last dance by the W.A.F.F.L.E. crew a New York City subway car. Continue reading “The last dance in NYC”

In Conversation with Rachel Roy and Angel Shoshan

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“My greatest design would be designing the life I wanted to live” —Rachel Roy

This fall, Interview invited four of its most inspirational female trailblazers to partner in conversation with likeminded young women, aspiring to make their own statements. As catalysts in the worlds of cuisine, dance, film and fashion, these leading women shared keys to success with their mentees over a glass of La Crema, candidly captured in a video series by Emmy Award winning director Kimberlee Acquaro.

Fashion designer Rachel Roy, who founded her eponymous fashion line ten years ago, shared her decades long experience in the industry with designer Angel Shoshan, who has worked for various fashion brands and currently serves as Creative Director for PYLO.com

In Conversation with Dominique Crenn and Sarah Linkenheil

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“We need to break stereotypes and assumptions but we need to do it in a way that is elegant, that is not abrasive, that is smart, that is clever, that is inspiring.”—Dominique Crenn

This fall, Interview invited four of its most inspirational female trailblazers to partner in conversation with likeminded young women, aspiring to make their own statements. As catalysts in the worlds of cuisine, dance, film and fashion, these leading women shared keys to success with their mentees over a glass of La Crema, candidly captured in a video series by Emmy Award winning director Kimberlee Acquaro.

Dominique Crenn is the only female chef in the United States ever to be so honored with two Michelin stars. The culinary legend talked tact, fortitude and empowerment with chef-to-watch Sarah Linkenheil, who serves as Chef-Instructor of Culinary Arts at The Culinary Institute of America.

In Conversation with Misty Copeland and Alison Stroming

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“You have to have this inner confidence to keep going. You have to be your biggest fan.  You have to surround yourself with people who are going to be that for you when you have doubts and you have fears.”—Misty Copeland

This fall, Interview invited five of its most inspirational female trailblazers to partner in conversation with likeminded young women, aspiring to make their own statements.  As catalysts in the worlds of cuisine, dance, film and fashion, these leading women shared keys to success with their mentees over a glass of La Crema, candidly captured in a video series by Emmy Award winning director Kimberlee Acquaro.

America Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland talked self-assurance and the importance of community while on set at her “I Will What I Want” Under Armour shoot with mentee Alison Stroming, a dancer for the Dance Theater of Harlem.

 

Interview Women Mentors and Statement Makers

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In Conversation with Gretchen Mol & Remy Bennett

This fall, Interview invited four of its most inspirational female trailblazers to partner in conversation with likeminded young women, aspiring to make their own statements. As catalysts in the worlds of cuisine, dance, film and fashion, these leading women shared keys to success with their mentees over a glass of La Crema, candidly captured in a video series by Emmy Award winning director Kimberlee Acquaro.

Film and stage actress Gretchen Mol, who is currently starring in the Broadway Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, shared her experience working onstage and behind the screen with actress-writer-director Remy Bennett, who just debuted her first indie film Buttercup Bill at the Marfa Film Festival in July 2014.

 

 

Stella Gives Beautifully

The question increasingly faced by advertisers: How do you add value to a 30-second TV spot, particularly if it’s a global campaign? Stella Artois has come up with a novel way of doing it with its holiday campaign this year. In a series of online films, it’s telling the stories of several props that appear in the beer brand’s TV spot, “Give Beautifully.” Each is being given away by the brand, attached to an interesting human story.

Stella Artois and agency Mother arranged for the props — a piano, a camera, holiday lights and “snow” — to be gifted to an unsuspecting person by their loved ones. The film above features the touching story of Pablo, whose wife blankets a Buenos Aires street in fake snow to remind him of their first date, when it snowed in the city in 2007 for the first time since 1918.

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Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl

Earlier this year Danny Cooke had the opportunity to visit Chernobyl while working for CBS News on a ’60 Minutes’ episode. Described as one of the most interesting and dangerous places he has ever been. The nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl in Ukraine happened in 1986, but the crisis is still with us today. That’s because radiation virtually never dies.

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Crowd-sourced timelapse of London

On December 6, 2014, 40 photographers came together to create the most ambitious crowd-sourced timelapse of all time – all in a single day. Here the bustle of the throbbing city is captured in some 35,000 individual images, creating a streamlined portrait of London.