Baking is viewed as frustrating by some, yet hypnotic and meditative by others. Throw the limitations of gluten-free ingredients into the mix, and the alchemic balance changes completely, creating an entirely new set of challenges.
Even with all the awards and accolades, Jason Wu’s passion and dedication to create beautiful lines and soft details has never waned. He’d still rather be behind the scenes in the workroom, sewing or draping garments, than be at a dinner party (though he is effortlessly charming even when he has to be at one).
There is nothing superfluous about Niels Bendtsen, and by extension nothing superfluous about his designs. To put it another way, if his sofas or chairs were crafted like stories, he’s a Hemingway—minimalist and understated.
The Aga Khan Music Initiative’s purpose is to foster musical and cultural dialogue and artistic exchange, by bringing the traditional music of Central Asia together with contemporary Western sounds to make music that is tradition-inspired but not tradition-limited.
As chairman of Vancouver development company Polygon Homes, and an important philanthropist to numerous Canadian arts organizations, Michael Audain is a long-time builder of spaces big and financial successes bigger, and his fingerprints are scattered across many facets of the city he calls home.
Devon Boorman is a Renaissance man, in every sense of the word. He is a musician, historian, and consultant, but perhaps most significantly, he is a maestro d’armi and the director of Academie Duello, the largest centre of Western martial arts in the world, where people of all ages come together to study the knightly arts.