by iran issa-khan
“Beautiful Miami resident NICOLE HAIME (right) is a communications major at Boston University who is currently doing a semester abroad in London. She has gained invaluable experience working with Miami event planner Karla Dascal, The Patton Group and Mulberry in the UK. Here with her equally gorgeous mother, KATHY, who was a Ford model.”
“Internationally renowned personal and professional partners GEORGE YABU (right) and GLENN PUSHELBERG met 30 years ago at Ryerson University in Toronto. Now their 100-person design firm with offices in New York and Toronto is busy on projects from Dubai to Moscow. Their interiors for boutiques, hotels and restaurants—from Bergdorf Goodman to San Francisco’s St. Regis—have been honored with multiple accolades, including a James Beard Award for best restaurant design. Locally their work can be seen at One Miami and W South Beach, and they are currently designing the St. Regis Residences in Bal Harbour.”
“After training at Cuba’s San Alejandro school and travels throughout Africa, Europe, Mexico and the American Southwest, acclaimed artist JOSÉ BEDIA moved to Miami in 1993. He is best known for his Afro-Cuban imagery, which incorporates both African and American Indian religious symbolism. His work is now in myriad private collections and museums, from the Arkansas Art Center to Havana’s Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.”
“Enchanting art collector SUSAN BELL RICHARD recently completed two projects in collaboration with artists Richard Tuttle and Guillermo Kuitca for the Aqua development on Miami Beach. She continues to be an advocate for artists, acting as a liaison for developers, major architectural projects and installations. A former board member of The Wolfsonian-FIU, she is currently on the board of the Bass Museum of Art.”
“Two stunning and successful women: A 25-year icon in the interiordesign business, HOLLY HUNT (left) continues to win awards while exploring new ways to expand the quality and craft of her pieces, which are currently featured in a bevy of collections. Meanwhile, for 30 years Bolivian CAROLA HINOJOSA has spearheaded her design firm, now headquartered in Miami’s Design District. She is known both for her luxurious work and her high-profile clients, including the president of Bolivia, ambassadors and international socialites in Latin America and the US. Her focus is to reflect her clients’ interests and culture in the space, color and texture of their residences.”
Photographs by Iran Issa-Khan
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