Posts Written ByHilary

As you all know, I have high expectations when it comes to design. I spend a lot of time and energy helping people create spaces that work for them and their families. It’s difficult to impress me. Imagine how wonderful it was, then, to step into the Genesis G70 and… be impressed. Extremely impressed. The G70 was a dream from the beginning, when Genesis brought my bright red automobile to my doorstep with their Genesis-At-Home program – how convenient! I drove around Toronto for my morning errands, and for once, it didn’t feel like a chore. Genesis was kind enough…

Go there on holiday.  spend your money with small local businesses whenever possible, rather than large multinationals (although even that helps – they still employ Greeks). Your tourism is a form of resistance. You will have the time of your life while helping a nation brought to its knees by international monetary interests.

I just got back from 2 weeks in Portugal’s Algarve. So, how did it feel to take a vacation in a country that is suffering so badly in the Euro zone meltdown and is basically broke? Slightly weird, is the answer. Portugal’s financial crisis began as part of the world financial crisis of 2007-08, and continues as part of the European sovereign debt crisis. With the population being told to expect more and more sacrifices to try and avoid another bailout. Unemployment is currently at 17.6% and there are approximately 932,000 people without jobs. Thousands of graduates and skilled people…

I love this article of architecture inside some of the world’s best opera houses: photographer David Leventi visited 40 opera houses to capture the extraordinary venues for his new book – My favourites are the one’s looking out to the audience from the artist’s perspective. The book, named simply Opera, is designed by Pentagram’s Luke Hayman and manages to capture the theatrical nature of what’s inside; the cover is a trompe l’oeil rumple of red curtains from the Palais Garnier in Paris which open to reveal the large-format photographs. For those who live in New York City, the photographs are also currently on…