Fourteen stories above Toronto, the all-season rooftop bar and lounge Evangeline has opened atop the Ace Hotel Toronto. The 80-seat concept was crafted by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects in collaboration with Atelier Ace to embody coziness—from its interior to the lushly planted outdoor terrace overlooking the city’s downtown area.   “We were inspired by mountain lodges and lounge...

Hotel Per La Los Angeles, a new lifestyle property at 649 South Olive Street in Downtown Los Angeles, has officially opened its doors. The grand opening of the hotel includes the opening of the ground floor restaurant, Per L’Ora, and daytime cafe and market, Café Ora.  Housed in the former Giannini...

The Mediterranean diet is constantly touted as one of the best eating patterns to follow—and with good reason! Filled with anti-inflammatory fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and omega-3 fatty acids, it's a great place to start for overall health, as well as hormone health. Plus, it's not restrictive, which means you'll...

The word “puzzle” not only denotes a game but can also refer to the mysteries of life. Rebeiz searches for the meaning of life and her latest series gives shape to this quest. Like the child who questions what seems obvious, Rebeiz is not easily taken in. Totems, symbols of...

Reinvent the ordinary with the BOB family from Scandinavian Spaces. A seating system and family of products that offer endless solutions, BOB lends architectural freedom that challenges or adheres to all interior spaces. The multiple award-winning modular seating system cultivates creativity in the workplace and lends comfortable styling to hospitality environments....

ADHD primarily affects your eight executive functions; this is the part of your brain that, in short, deals with doing stuff and managing yourself: time management, working memory, self-monitoring, task initiation, planning, organization and impulse/ emotional control. Many people with neurodivergent conditions process everyday sensory information such as sounds, sights...

Each year, over nine tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans. For designers, this presents an opportunity to do what they do best—solve problems—and when it comes to upcycling trash, one brand is at the forefront of innovation. Seattle-based LightArt first developed its multi-award-winning Coil Collection by transforming recycled...

The Olli system by Pair is a one-stop-shop for all your benching and desking needs—the core of it being a power and data beam that runs through each unique configuration. Add-on options are endless as frames can accommodate a hanging screen or planter hooks; plugs along the way allow users to...

Many harmful (or potentially harmful) chemicals that are regulated or outright banned in other countries are unregulated in the US. And they end up in our homes. It’s difficult enough to read a label on a supplement or beauty product and sort out what’s safe and what’s not. But harmful...

The modest oyster spends its life in one spot, immobile, filtering seawater for an average of three years until it grows to market size. While a fresh-shucked oyster comes bathed in that briny dressing, it also has flavors and textures that aficionados scrutinize with the rigor of a wine tasting....

Ginger is an extrovert, making pairing both challenging and rewarding. Few flavors as brash as ginger also have its affability. Equally at home in savory, sweet and pickled dishes, both fresh and dried ginger have a chameleonic ability to take center stage without overshadowing the other players in the dish. It’s...

If you want to ramp up the intimacy factor in your bedroom, these interior design tips are a good place to start. As we all know, the bedroom is for more than just sleeping. It’s also a sacred space where you and your partner can cozy up and spend quality...

Art appraisal is a complex, often misunderstood part of collecting. Simply put, art appraisers help ensure one’s estimates on a work of art are in line with the market value. One of the most common reasons people require an art appraiser is to assess how much a work should be...

At OLIVA, our love for design is only surpassed by our passion for travel and exploring great works around the globe. While many of us are hard at work making plans for the upcoming travel season, here are some favorites to inspire your globetrotting, including some noteworthy sights along the...

Do you ever wish you could eat from your garden all year round? Enjoy these proven strategies to establishing a thriving edible garden. After you’ve secured the space for your garden, you can try out your green thumb for what most gardeners say is one of the most rewarding and...

A bedroom is a place of rest. You want calm colors, cozy furniture, and quiet. If your bedroom lets in noise from outside, you won't get much rest. Learn how to design a soundproof bedroom or upgrade the one you are using with these tips from real interior designers. Start with...

You want all the rooms in your house to be well lit, but good lighting is so much more important for bathrooms. Your lighting decisions should help you to do a better job of shaving or doing your makeup, but also promote safety in an extremely accident-prone area of your...

If you have never acquired a work of art before, there are a number of important things you should consider before making that decisive purchase. Remember that art collecting - on any level - requires research, patience and is a process that can easily turn emotional. However, taking practical measures...

From leaves and mushrooms to plants more, an expanding array of innovative and eco-friendly leather alternatives exists. Leather manufacturers argue that cowhides are a byproduct of the meat industry and that synthetic alternatives are reliant on fossil fuels, while proponents of alternative leathers contest that the leather industry too uses...

After carrying out your initial research, you will be able to determine the kinds of themes, genres, and artists that you are drawn towards. You should have a rough idea as to what styles you would like to start incorporating into your collection. Still unsure as to what exactly you...

By the 1960s, repetitive compositions and industrial materials had eclipsed the spontaneity and expressive brushstrokes that characterized Abstract Expressionism. The proliferation of grids, concrete cubes, and bare fluorescent lights into the gallery space frustrated some critics—and continues to puzzle many museum-goers to this day—but ultimately triumphed as a radical challenge...

Low-priced and highly resilient, vinyl and linoleum flooring have both been used by designers and architects for decades. While the two materials maintain many common characteristics and similarities, a number of important differences between linoleum and vinyl exist. The information that follows offers an overview of each material and a...