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Calgary Events : Artoberfest | Arts & Design

| August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Pivot @ Glenbow hosts an annual art-walk event in Calgary in the month of October: The Artoberfest. The name is a play on that other famous global beer fest held in Germany every October – The Oktoberfest. I had the privilege of attending the inaugural Artoberfest event in 2011, which involved a tour of all the […]

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2014 Ford Focus ST Review | Arts & Designs

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

I picked up the 2014 Ford Focus ST Manual Transmission from the Universal Ford dealership in Calgary to test drive it under highway and city driving conditions. And she was a babe! Actually I refer to it now as the BABE. I always imagined the Focus as the small car they gave for Economy size vehicles […]

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OMG!!! I saw LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL and I liked it | Arts & Design

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

At the Pumphouse Theatre in Calgary. It was like, so awesome!! Now I will admit I have not watched the original movie. In entirety. Maybe caught a few scenes of it now and then while flicking through channels. My wife did watch it. About 12 times. So when I saw the banner for the performance […]

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Insider’s View of Ford’s Vehicle Ergonomics & Design Process

Insider’s View of Ford’s Vehicle Ergonomics & Design Process

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Collectively, there only a few moments in life that create lasting memories. Like the first kiss, the first house, the first job. On that list is definitely the first car. But after the initial euphoria of driving your car has passed, the realities of everyday driving and comfort-ability (or lack of it) set in. This is […]

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Devonian Gardens – A Floating Paradise | Arts & Design

Devonian Gardens – A Floating Paradise | Arts & Design

| February 5, 2015 | 17 Comments

“An Architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him out to our hills, and let him study there what Nature understands by a butress, and what by a dome.” — john ruskin June 27 2012 was the official launch of one of the most impressive inner city urban landscapes ever conceived […]

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The Collaborative Art Curatorial Project | Arts & Design

| January 31, 2015 | 2 Comments

Edward Burtynsky is a renowned Canadian photographer and artist who has achieved international recognition for his large-format photographs of industrial landscapes. His work is housed in major museums across the globe including a current exhibition at the Glenbow Museum of Calgary. There is much written about his collection and his artwork. This blog post is […]

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Chris Flodberg Opening Night a sign of change in Calgary Art Scene | Arts & Design

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

To have over 150 people show up on a crispy Friday evening in Calgary to view the work of local artist Chris Flodberg is inspiring by itself. To have them show up in the midst of a much awaited Calgary Flames vs. Winnipeg Jets hockey game (The Flames waited nearly 16 years to welcome back […]

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A Touch of Williamsburg in Calgary | Arts & Design

A Touch of Williamsburg in Calgary | Arts & Design

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Williamsburg is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, which has become a notable home and incubator for emerging artists. I recall from my days of living in NYC that the ultimate ‘cool’ factor among the hipster crowd was not to be seen among the hoi polloi of Manhattan but instead among […]

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5 ingenious secrets of bidding at silent auctions revealed

5 ingenious secrets of bidding at silent auctions revealed

| January 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Silent auctions are fun and engaging ways to fund-raise at events. They benefit the fundraising organization by offering a relatively low-cost way for fundraising and the bidders by offering interesting auction items that could potentially be obtained at a bargain price. Silent auctions held at museums or not for profit art galleries may offer a […]

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Secrets of Las Vegas Art District Revealed

Secrets of Las Vegas Art District Revealed

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the core elements that defines us as a species is that of the sense of discovery and adventure. This element is the cause behind most if not all of the great human triumphs including the principles behind urban planning and design. However, in recent years there has been a reversal of this pattern. For […]

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