1. Who is your biggest role model? In the interiors world, Kelly Wearstler, and in the fashion world, Alexander McQueen.2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for? I wish I could have designed the set for Sex and the City.

Downtown Los Angeles' explosive growth has another feather in its cap with the opening, this past Sunday, of The Broad Museum, which spotlights the role architecture plays in showcasing great art.

Everyone knows that Caesarstone is one of the top quartz stone manufacturers in the world, but now they've got some concrete video evidence to prove it.

All images courtesy of NKBA Northern California Chapter. 

1. Who is your biggest role model?There are many people whose work, personality, creativity, social stands, and ethics I respect and admire, but I don’t have an actual role model. My interests are diverse; therefore I admire people in many different fields.

For those who say traditional is a thing of the past, they haven’t made themselves hip to the designs of rising star and Instagram funny-man, Nick Olsen.

Dahlia-obsessed, bright hue-loving, textile genius and artist Madeline Weinrib has an Instagram account, and if you’re as dazzled by the visuals as we are, double tap the “Follow.”As soon as you get a glimpse of her feed, your world might be forever changed.

If you’re looking to fold a bit of history into your visit to Vancouver, consider Skwachàys Lodge. Forging a connection to the area’s Aboriginal heritage, the hotel, atop a complex which offers affordable housing for Aboriginal people, promotes a unique model for the socially conscious traveler.

1. Who is your biggest role model?Would have to say my parents. They had such  great style and a love of design. 2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for?A Single Man. The sets were perfection! 3.

"LEEDing The Way: Domestic Architecture For The Future" by author E. Ashley Rooney, explores over 50 homes while reflecting on the strong environmentally aware trend in both architecture and design and incorporating energy efficient choices within their scope of specified products and schemes.

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