Author: Hannah Carroll

Building a Better Bulb

WITH 20+ YEARS AS A LIGHTING PROFESSIONAL IN HOLLYWOOD, BURTON VARGAS-CHAMBERS WAS NOT A FAN OF THE NEW LED LIGHTING ON THE MARKET — SO HE CREATED HIS OWN. If anyone knows the importance of good lighting, it’s Burton Vargas-Chambers. The San Francisco Bay-area resident has worked as a gaffer in the film and television industry for the last two decades, executing lighting plans for major Hollywood productions including The Terminator, The Matrix, Rent, The Incredible Hulk, and 13 Reasons Why. While shining the light on some of Hollywood’s brightest stars, he witnessed cultural shifts within the industry, including the...

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Metamorphosis

KNOWN FOR CREATING LARGER THAN-LIFE ARENAS, STADIUMS, AND CONVENTION CENTERS, AWARD-WINNING ARCHITECT DAVID MANICA HAS RECENTLY APPLIED HIS INTERNATIONAL DESIGN SKILLS TO A MUCH SMALLER FOOTPRINT: A HIGH-END COCKTAIL BAR IN KANSAS CITY. Kansas City-based architect David Manica has forged a vision for some of the highest-profile projects around the world, including the 2008 Summer Olympics’ National Stadium in Beijing, China; Wembley Stadium in London, England; VTB Arena Park in Moscow, Russia; Inter-Milan Stadium Concept in Milan, Italy; The Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China; and the proposed NFL stadium for the Oakland Raiders in Los Angeles, California. Most recently,...

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Restaurant Spotlight: Mango Tree, Hong Kong

Upholding Mango Tree’s tradition and prestige, Mango Tree Hong Kong is dedicated to maintaining authenticity and sophistication in its cuisine, environment, and services. By using only the best and freshest ingredients, organic herbs and spices, our chefs bring the essence of Thai cuisine – Sweet, Sour, Spicy – to delicious extreme. Managed by 1957 & Co. (Hospitality) Limited, Mango Tree Hong Kong follows the “4D Dining” concept: Apart from offering “Delicious” cuisine, it combines artistic “Design”, attention to “Details” and masterful “Dedication”. The Thai restaurant at Elements pay homage to the Mango Tree, with a pure contemporary reinterpretation of...

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Smart 50 Awards

Smart 50 Awards has given the City of Montréal an energy award for its urban lighting project. In addition to creating a more uniform and integrated communication network for its 132,000 LED luminaires, the project will provide substantial savings to the city, totaling $219 million over a 20-year period. The project was managed by DimOnOff, a company known for its smart cities management systems, and Énergère, an engineering consulting firm based in Quebec. Canadian companies – Current by GE and Telematics Wireless – are providing the radio modules used to network the city. Thanks to their efforts, city engineers...

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White named President of Americas

Philips Lighting (PL) has named Chris White as President of the Americas. Reporting to Eric Rondolat, CEO of PL, White will oversee the continued acceleration of the company’s position in the region and manage all commercial and operational activities to enhance the success of consumer and professional products, systems and services throughout North, South, and Central America. “We are very pleased that Chris White has joined our organization. He brings a wealth of experience, exceptional business acumen, and proven leadership across several markets,” says Rondolat. “Chris is also a recognized thought leader on the positive disruptive effects of an...

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