Taylor Hannah Architect Inc. has been lucky enough to be featured in several publications, but we have only appeared in an American magazine twice. A show-stopping green and gold kitchen graced the cover of Beautiful Kitchens' winter 2007 issue and my own kitchen was featured in the same publication last year. As amazing as Beautiful Kitchens is, it is a special interest pub and doesn't have the same kind of reach that a more mainstream general shelter magazine holds, so that is why I am so thrilled that a more widely-recognized member of the Meredtih family, the one and only Traditional Home, has published another kitchen of ours.
We worked with lovely talented stylist and producer Khristi Zimmeth and photographer Andreas Trauttsmandorff on the ground in Toronto and continued with Trad Home editor Amy Elbert to put the rest of the story together.
Here is a behind-the-scenes snap of Khristi getting cozy with one of the many cats at the client's house:
In depth interviews with myself and the client Linda were conducted in order to glean helpful hints and tips that readers can apply to their own kitchen design. Here is a snapshot of Linda and I posing away:
The spread looks wonderful and has a lot of very useful information that any homeowner desiging their kitchen should read so check it out!
I will be participating in a panel discussion on Saturday January 29th at the KRUPS stage moderated by my Globe and Mail Style editor, Danny Sinopoli.
Titled Teen Dreams: What's Next for Interior and Industrial Design?, Kelly Deck and I will chat about what we think the next 10 years in design will bring from aesthetic, functional and technological perspectives.
I am also thrilled to be participating in First Seating - IDS11's charitable initiative with Casey House presented by Vitra, Plan B and Swarovski Elements. Giving back is a big part of both my personal and professional life, so combining design with philanthropy for this novel project was a perfect mix for me!
In this unique fundraising campaign, 20 of Canada's most celebrated designers and architects have been tasked with reimagining one of the design world's most iconic pieces of design-the Vitra Panton Chair - and our special creations will be auctioned off the night of the IDS Opening Night Party on January 27th, 2011.
My fellow designers include the usual suspects like Sarah Richardson and 3rd Uncle Design, along with some fun and unexpected choices like fashion cult-favourites, Greta Constantine. Some of the chair designs have been photographed already and it's so great to see the different themes the designers have all come up with!
Next week I'll tell you more about my chair!
I am kicking off 2011 with some VERY exciting news...I am filming a reality TV show for HGTV called The Real Designing Women.
Produced by Toronto-based Firvalley Productions, the 13 episode series follows designer Amy Lau in New York, architect Lori Dennis in Los Angeles, and myself here in Toronto, in effort to capture what day-to-day life is like for a high-profile female design professional.
In addition to shooting projects with clients, the series will also be delving deeper into our personal and social lives so you viewers will get the total package!
We have already started filming and it's been a lot of fun working with the amazing team at FirValley and HGTV.
I will keep you posted on when it will be airing...in the meantime some buzz has already been floating around the blogosphere!
The brand new redesigned glossy section is filled with great articles and columns on fashion, design, beauty and more and I'm thrilled to be a part of it!
Thanks to Danny Sinopoli for being my editor extraordinaire!
Last week my favourite talented twosome, Giani Tariello and Camal Pirbhai of GCBESPOKE, threw a bash for their newEST installation in their Yorkville gallery.
Jessica snapped some photos of their fabulous work which has couture-detailing worthy of a Paris runway.The tiebacks were made with material from Reid & Lyons, who supply some of the best trim in Toronto.
Make sure you check out their website, which includes photos of the magnificent valances and drapery they completed for our IDS space.
The luxurious model suite we completed for The Avenue, a distinguished 19-storey condominium residence built by Camrost-Felcorp in Forest Hill, has garnered quite a bit of press recently.
Here is an awesome feature in Home and Décor magazine:
It was also featured as the new model home of the week in the National Post:
Thanks to the gals at ASC Public Relations Inc, Lisa Van De Ven, Home and Décor and Joy von Tiedemann!
Jeffrey Fisher interviewed me for a lovely piece in the current issue of Homefront Magazine.
You can read a digital copy of our Q&A if you click here.
We had the entire 28th floor to play with, and turned an empty concrete shell into a calming yet glamorous home for our clients.
Thanks to Jerry from RONA Cashway and Doug from Ridley and Windows!