What constitutes a work of art, and how does one account for its allure? One could name various criteria – creativity, colour, form, content – but, in the end, it comes down to the artist’s vision and execution of a piece, and the viewer’s appreciation of it.
At his studio within Ciot’s Montreal premises, Igor Marziali deftly handles a martellina to chip at a slab of marble. The simple hammer and hardie resemble the chiselling tools used by artisans during the Roman Empire.
Few homeowners know more about houses than Sandra Rinomato. The diminutive powerhouse runs her own boutique-style real estate brokerage; she’s also familiar to HGTV viewers as the host of Property Virgins and Buy Herself, in which she helps novices negotiate the tricky business of acquiring a house.
The bed: it’s a natural focal point in bedroom design. “There are so many ways to make a very individual and distinctive design statement now, with a new elegance coming through,” says Lianne Carioto, interior designer and vice president at Design Louis George on Cote de Liesse Rd.