Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category



September 24, 2009

Victoria, Eriq and I went to this party @ BoConcept last night “The Longest Release Party Worldwide” making a fashionably late entrance (well-sort-of-entrance).    What a fantastic place to have a party, pre set lounge areas, individual living room nooks where couples could intimately discuss …. politics!  Every great party requires a well designed floor plan.  


“Architecture is fashion”     “Interior Design is fashion” 

It was my first time to wear my recent YSL purchase:  black w/ gold YSL tee under a black skinny suit, black suede like skinny rockstar pants and black pointy dress shoes.  Of course had a watch & ring with tousled hair that I recently highlighted platinum.   Don’t know if it looked good but     Overall = fun

Here’s the shirt on Japanese Model:YSL


Architecture Meets Fashion

March 26, 2009

Neil Barrett 

Coming from a British heritage of master tailors, Barrett was introduced to the art of fashion at an early age.  After a master degree in mens fashion he worked for Italian giant Gucci, Prada & even had a collaboration with Puma.  

In 1999 Barrett launched his self-named label and in 2006 this amazing store was opened in Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan.  I think there are strong coorelations between fashion & design.  Everything from the design lines, inspirations and philosophy –

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”   –   Coco Chanel 

Flagship store in Tokyo, Japan.

Architecture design by Zaha Hadid Architects

A few selections, from his label described as:    “his signature style stems from his reworking of iconic men’s wear details and fit.  The product’s broad appeal lies in Neils ability to combine timeless quality, wearability and fashion trend.”







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Exceptional Cuisine…

March 14, 2009
2576 Aurora Ave N 
WA 98109 



If the tantalizing sampling of first course items weren’t enough;

Kona Kampachi
avocado, soy and hot mustard

Tenderloin Bites
scallions and housemade teriyaki

Truffle Fries
seasoned with fine herbs canlis




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[If the tantalizing sampling of first course items weren’t enough]  then the saporous dessert should have satisfied us;

Chocolate Covered Chocolate     (repetitive name yet heavenly)
molten chocolate cake with a triple chocolate ice cream pop

Bread Pudding    (best i’ve had)
panettone bread pudding with dried fruit compote, milk chocolate black pepper ice cream and vanilla sabayon



My father’s purpose of dining, other than us taking him there for his birthday – was to sample the assortment of Clover brewed coffees. 

It would be a bit lenthy to describe both in process and detail thus i’ve included the picture of Mark  Canlis showing my dad & uncles the clover brewing process and the official Clover link.   

Just think of the precise brew you would get with a design from Boeing Engineers costing over $11k!



Armani Hotels & Resorts

January 9, 2009


In 2005 an agreement between Giorgio Armani and Mohamed Ali Alabbar set into affect the creation of Armani Hotels and Resorts. 

Milano – Hotel

   The exclusive flagship property is said to open late 2009, consisting of 95 guestrooms and suites, an Armani Spa, gourmet restaurant and business facilities.

Dubai – Hotel and Residencies

   Situated in the Burj Dubai which will be known as the worlds tallest residential and commercial tower; 700m tall including 162 above ground floors.  The Hotel includes 160 guest rooms and suites, Private Members Club, two gourmet restaurants and a nightclub.  Furthermore 160 stylish and sophisticated residencies all designed by Armani will be included within the tower levels 9-16.  Currently scheduled to open sometime in 2009.

Here are a few photos of the Armani showrooms and the project during various phases.

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Bulgari Hotels

January 1, 2009


Its the eve of 2009 and I am here at a hotel…”my” hotel. Yes I am working. But not to despair I have the beautiful collection of Bulagri Hotels to show.  Cheers to 09!

Milano, Italia


Bali, Indonesia



Google StreetView <3

November 16, 2008

In my business marketing class we are making a commercial for our final project. When emailing my team members the logistics about the shoot I implemented a very useful tool. 

For those that were not familiar with my selected sites I gave them a flavor of the location by using Google StreetView. Something I had personally used for pleasure but now used for business.

My selected shoot sites:2courthouse3westlake-centerpike

use it


Bottega Veneta

November 14, 2008

Bottega Veneta known for its luxury leather goods including the exclusive Intrecciato line which is distinct by its tightwoven leather. The Italian family founded company began in 1966 however Gucci acquired Bottega Veneta in 2001.

A glance at their clothing & accessory line: Men & Womens Fall 08



Who says your house cannot look like a Hotel…or Canlis?

A few of these are taken from St. Regis Residential Building, New York