The issue was billed as original, innovative, dynamic. And so it turned out that the guests at the launch party for the 2012 Interiors edition mirrored that tagline. The worlds of architecture, art, business, writing, and photography intersected at the offices of Ottawa Magazine as 170 guests mingled, chatted, reconnected — and looked for their work or their homes in the new edition. Here, a few snaps from the busy party. Photography by Brent Gervais
Left to right: The ‘Modern Love’ issue awaits the guests’ response; Question Period’s Kevin Newman, profiled in the November/December issue, hangs out with Sage Development’s Salem McDonald, who was featured in the Interiors edition; Johannes Welsch, whose state-of-the-art performance studio appeared in the issue, chats with editor Sarah Brown.
Left to right: Dylan O’Keefe and Thu Vu of VoK Design Group; Photographer and stylist Jonathan Hobin, whose work appeared in the table settings feature, hugs it out with featured artist Anna Williams; Maureen Cunningham and restaurateur Stephen Beckta check out pictures of their new kitchen.
Left to right: Krista Norris, Janet Buchan, and Ottawa Magazine senior editor Dayanti Karunaratne; Chuck Mills of Chuck Mills Residential Design and Development chats with Amy Talbot of Avenue Design Group; Featured artist Jessika Brunet catches up with photographer Jamie Kronick, who shot her portrait for the Interiors edition.
Left to right: Homeowners Anne Maheux and Greg Hill, whose country home appeared in the magazine, sip wine with their architect, Paul Kariouk; Susan Finlay and Emma Blakely of Windmill Developments share thoughts with Globe and Mail writer Karan Smith; Alëna Konyk gets the prize for best dress.
Left to right: Photographer Jonathan Hobin, Ottawa Magazine art director Jane Corbett, and photographer Luther Caverly see if they know anyone in the nudes of Mississippi Mills calendar; Ottawa Magazine contributing editor Fateema Sayani makes a point; Architectural photographer Amanda Large and Where Ottawa editor Misa Kobayashi.
Left to right: Architect Barry Hobin catches up with fellow architect John Donkin; The boardroom was turned into a very popular Candy Room courtesy of The Candy Store.
Left to right: Featured homeowners Globe and Mail political editor Ryan MacDonald and his wife, Lori Doran, check out their spread with architect John Donkin; An overview of the busy party scene at the Ottawa Magazine offices.