Compiled by Phillip D. Johnson
PASSPORT Magazine’s Digital Edition Is Now Available To Gay & Lesbian Travelers Everywhere
PASSPORT Magazine, the world’s leading gay travel magazine has just launched an exciting new Digital Edition. From China to Chile, India to Indianapolis, the gay and lesbian community will now be able to experience firsthand the excitement and allure of the fascinating international destinations and cultures featured in every issue of PASSPORT Magazine via computers, e-readers, and tablets, including the iPad.
“When it comes to travel, PASSPORT Magazine is the insider’s guide to the best gay-friendly destinations, accommodations, and cultural events in the world,” explained Editorial Director Robert Adams. “Our goal is to make exciting travel information as easily accessible to people as possible, wherever they are.”
Launched in 2002, PASSPORT has become a vital source of unbiased travel information and reporting for the gay and lesbian community. PASSPORT features personal journalism accompanied by beautiful photography and extensive resource directories filled with detailed contact information. The print edition of the magazine is available in the USA, Canada, and a number of international locations. Now, PASSPORT Magazine (www.passportmagazine.com) will add the proud distinction of being available to users all around the world in a stunning Digital Edition.
The magazine’s digital debut arrives just in time for the summer travel season, giving online readers a variety of useful travel tips, insightful articles, and beautiful color photography. The Digital Edition of PASSPORT Magazine is a portable resource for travelers around the world and across the United States.
Priced at just $14.99 a year, subscribers will get all the content available in the print edition, as well as the convenience of live links to hundreds of hotels, restaurants, clubs, attractions, tours, and more in every issue.
“The $14.99 price point is a tremendous value, especially for our Canadian and International readers,” said Don Tuthill, Publisher of PASSPORT magazine. “There are many gay people around the world who will now be able to access Passport magazine wherever they live.
“Our readers are travelers,” added Tuthill. “We know it’s increasingly important for them to have useful and easily accessible information. The Digital Edition’s cross platform availability from computer to tablet to smartphone is what our readers have been asking for.”
According to Adams, “Living life to the fullest every day is important to our readers. Now they will have access to the information they need to celebrate life everywhere they go.”
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff Announces the Launch of SWW Creative
New Agency to Forge Creative Relationships Within the Fashion, Entertainment and Beauty Landscape
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff announces the launch of SWW Creative, a new agency that will provide creative collaboration within the spheres of fashion, beauty and entertainment. Clients include IMG Fashion Worldwide, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. SWW Creative will provide personal and professional relationships across global power industries; advising brands, companies and individuals as they seek to build advantageous ventures and superlative initiatives.
“I am so grateful for my experience at Lincoln Center working to help relocate New York’s largest media event – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Now that the transition from Bryant Park to Damrosch Park is complete, I am pleased to now be able to operate on a new, independent stage where I am thrilled to lend my capabilities to forge lasting partnerships on behalf of the fashion industry beyond fashion week. I look forward to sharing the details of many upcoming ventures,” said Winston Wolkoff.
“Day in and day out Stephanie Winston Wolkoff leads by example; her passion, dedication, creativity and work ethic are unsurpassed. IMG Fashion Worldwide greatly values our professional and personal relationship with Stephanie and look forward to a great future connecting fashion’s key constituents and corporations seamlessly with year round relevant opportunities,” said Peter Levy, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of IMG Fashion Worldwide.
SWW Creative will advise and consult on high-level Productions, Partnership Development – advising brands, companies and individuals as they seek to build advantageous partnerships, Sponsorship Council – introducing new talent to established corporations for sponsorship opportunity and development, Strategic Planning – conceptual, corporate, creative and artistic development, Social Media and Talent Development. SWW Creative will develop tailored strategies to best meet the needs of the world-renowned entities that it represents.
“As Founding Fashion Director of Lincoln Center, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff served as an extraordinarily able and creative ambassador to the design and fashion community for the last several years. Her work has resulted in a successful integration of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week onto the campus of Lincoln Center and to a wide variety of ancillary events which have taken place in our venues,” said Reynold Levy, President of Lincoln Center.
Miss Winston Wolkoff is widely recognized for her contributions to the American Fashion industry. In November 2009, Wolkoff became the founding Fashion Director of Lincoln Center, and oversaw the relocation of New York City‘s biannual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center‘s Damrosch Park working with designers, editors and brands on exhibitions, installation, runway shows and presentations. In addition to New York Fashion Week, she was exposed to the most transcendent works of performing arts in the world building Fashion Lincoln Center; producing Lincoln Center Presents Ralph Lauren in Conversation with Oprah Winfrey, raising 7 million dollars, more than any fundraiser in the history of Lincoln Center.
Many years in the world of fashion publication prepared Wolkoff for her Lincoln Center position. For over a decade, Wolkoff served as director of special events at Vogue magazine, working closely with and being mentored by Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour in overseeing and producing major events for Vogue, Men’s Vogue, and Vogue Living; the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, 7th on Sale, to name a few.
Wolkoff finds time for active involvement in several charitable and community causes, including the Food Allergy Initiative, Baby Buggy, New Yorkers for Children, and The Met Family Circle. Wolkoff was honored by her high school, Suffield Academy, with their Alumni Leadership Award; the Albert Einstein School of Medicine‘s Spirit of Achievement Award, and this year she is being honored by the UJA at their Women of Influence event, as well as, by The Gordon Parks Foundation at their Annual Awards Dinner celebrating creativity, along with Karl Lagerfeld, Spike Lee and Sir Ken Robinson. She lives with her husband and three young children in her native New York City.
Book-of-the-Month® Club Announces The 2011 First Fiction Award Winner
The Book-of-the-Month® Club (BOMC) announced the winner of 2011 First Fiction Award. The award has been given to Chad Harbach for his novel The Art of Fielding (Little, Brown and Company), an incredibly moving and original debut that introduces a great
new American voice in literature.
“Finding and promoting new authors is something we’ve been doing for eighty-five years here at BOMC,” said Deborah Sinclaire, Editor-in-Chief of Book-of-the-Month® Club. “This award is our way of recognizing authors whose debut novels have had a powerful impact on our editorial team as well as our readers.”
Author Chad Harbach states, “It’s an honor and a thrill to receive the Book-of-the-Month Club®’s First Fiction Award — especially in a year so crowded with accomplished first books. I’m very grateful to the BOMC for selecting The Art of Fielding, and for introducing new readers to the novel. Thank you!”
“It’s an honor to have Chad Harbach’s debut singled out by Book-of-the-Month Club® for their First Fiction Award. Generations of readers have looked to BOMC for suggestions on what to read next; The Art of Fielding will be in fantastic company,” said Michael Pietsch, Executive Vice President and Publisher, Little, Brown and Company.
The Book-of-the-Month® Club First Fiction Award is granted annually by BOMC’s editorial board to recognize an outstanding first work of fiction in the English language. The First Fiction Award, founded in 1995, honors new novelists who represents the highest standard for fictional writing published in the United States. Past winners have included Push by Sapphire (the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film, Precious) and Justin Cronin‘s Mary and O’Neil. (Justin Cronin’s The Passage is currently under development as a 2013 film.). The cash prize is granted directly to the author by Book-of-the-Month® Club.
Book-of-the-Month® Club will host a live chat on May 10th at 12 pm EST with Mr. Harbach on their Facebook fan page, www.facebook.com/bookofthemonth.
Over the years, the Book-of-the-Month® First Fiction Award has recognized many new and upcoming authors. Below is a full of past and present winners.
- 2010: The Dead Path, Stephen M. Irwin
- 2009: A Reliable Wife, Robert Goolrick
- 2008: The Gargoyle, Andrew Davidson
- 2007: The Tenderness of Wolves, Stef Penny
- 2006: The Observations, Jane Harris
- 2005: Incendiary, Chris Cleave
- 2004: no award given
- 2003: Lucky Girls, Nell Freudenberger
- 2002: The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Gary Shteyngart
- 2001: Mary and O’Neil, Justin Cronin
- 2000: Some Things That Stay, Sarah Willis
- 1999: God is a Bullet, Boston Teran
- 1998: Caucasia, Danzy Senna
- 1997: The Man in the Box, Thomas Moran
- 1996: Push, Sapphire
- 1995: Private Alters, Katherine Mosby
Founded in 1926, Book-of-the-Month® Club is an iconic American brand, trusted and respected by book enthusiasts around the world. Book-of-the-Month® Club offers our members a broad selection of new and existing titles in popular genres such as fiction, nonfiction, entertainment, self-help and more. You can visit Book-of-the Month Club at www.bomcclub.com. Book-of-the-Month is operated by Direct Brands‘ affiliate Bookspan. Direct Brands is also home to Doubleday Book Club, Literary Guild and Columbia House.
About the book: In The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach pens a dazzling debut about an errant baseball throw and the ripple effect it has on the lives of five people. For Henry, the accident fosters feelings of self-doubt that threaten his big-league dreams. Owen, his gay teammate, finds himself caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike, the team captain and Henry’s best friend, is forced to reevaluate his future as a ballplayer. Guert, the college president, embarks on a path that threatens his career. And Pella, Guert’s daughter, enters a love triangle that could lead to disaster. As the season counts down to its climactic final game, their paths will cross and re-cross, forcing them to forge new bonds and help one another find their true selves. Chad Harbach grew up in Wisconsin and was educated at Harvard and the University of Virginia. He is a cofounder and coeditor of n+1.
The Quality Paperback Book Club® And Random House Publishing Announce The 2011 New Voices Award Winner
The Quality Paperback Book Club (QPB) and The Random House Publishing Group announced the winner of the 2011 New Voices Award today. The award has been given to Tea Obreht for her novel, The Tiger’s Wife (Random House).
The New Voices Award and cash prize is presented yearly by Quality Paperback Book Club to a writer of an outstanding work of debut fiction. Past award winners include Miranda July for No One Belongs Here More Than You, Yann Martel for Life of Pi, David Foster Wallace for Girl with Curious Hair and Richard Russo for The Risk Pool.
“The Quality Paperback Book Club is proud to champion new writers and the New Voices award is our way of drawing attention to an important new voice in the fiction world,” said Michael Connor, Senior Editor, the Quality Paperback Book Club.
Winner Tea Obreht had this to say, “I’m so honored to be chosen for the QPB New Voices award, especially given the incredible roster of books by all the other finalists. Thank you so much to QPB for this recognition, and for the spotlight they shine every year on emerging writers.”
“I’m delighted that QPB has recognized The Tiger’s Wife with this honor, and thankful for all their help in ensuring Tea’s work reaches the largest possible audience,” said Noah Eaker, Editor, Random House.
The Tiger’s Wife: In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. Once there, she feels age-old superstitions gathering everywhere around her…and vast secrets hidden in the landscape itself. Meanwhile, she’s battling her own ghosts: namely, the mysterious death of her grandfather. She begins to search for “the deathless man,” an immortal vagabond from her grandfather’s stories. This is a brilliantly imaginative novel about the power of storytelling and one woman’s unquenchable thirst for answers and meaning.
Founded in 1974, the Quality Paperback Book Club is one of the best-known and most-respected book clubs in the world. It serves a large audience of general-interest readers, offering a vast selection of the best new titles available only through the club in exclusive paperback editions. Subjects include literary fiction, nonfiction, popular culture, self-help and more. You can visit Quality Paperback Book Club at www.qpb.com. Quality Paperback Book Club is operated by Direct Brands‘ affiliate Bookspan. Direct Brands is also home to Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club and Columbia House. The Random House Publishing Group is a division of Random House Inc., the world’s largest trade-book publisher, whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG.
The Quality Paperback Book Club® And William Morrow Announce The Winner Of The 2011 New Visions Award
The Quality Paperback Book Club and William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, announced the winner of the 2011 New Visions Award today. The award has been given to Conor Grennan for his book Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal (William Morrow).
The New Visions Award and accompanying cash prize is presented by Quality Paperback Book Clubto a nonfiction author who is
recognized for changing or challenging readers’ thoughts on a subject in a meaningful way. Past award-winners include Joan Didion for The Year of Magical Thinking, Abraham Verghese for My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story, Anchee Min for Red Azalea and Michael Pollan for Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education.
“It’s never easy to break through the noise of popular culture and we’re thrilled to be able to call attention to writers who are breaking down barriers and opening up a thoughtful dialogue with readers through their writing,” said Michael Connor, Senior Editor, the Quality Paperback Book Club.
Winner Conor Grennan said, “I was thrilled to learn that Little Princes has been awarded the 2011 New Visions award. We strive to spread the story of the children of Nepal far and wide, and QPB just made our job a little easier with this recognition.”
“True stories of the joys and heartbreaks of childhood can always move us, but in Conor Grennan’s hands, the stories of the children of Nepal are also refreshingly alive and have the power of great fiction. We at William Morrow are proud to join QPB in congratulating him on this honor,” said David Highfill, Executive Editor, William Morrow.
Little Princes: Conor Grennan’s volunteering stint at a Nepalese orphanage was just supposed to be the start of a yearlong jaunt around the world, but the horde of gleeful boys and girls showering him with warm welcomes changed his mind. As he soon learned, their smiles hid untold pain, for many of them were not orphans at all, but victims rescued from human traffickers. Moved by their plight, he vowed to return and reunite them with their families. His quest — told with humor and grace in Little Princes not only changed their lives, it also led him to a reward he never expected. Conor went on to found the organization Next Generation Nepal, which continues his work of reconnecting trafficked children with their families in post-conflict Nepal. Visit http://www.nextgenerationnepal.org/ for more information.
Founded in 1974, the Quality Paperback Book Club is one of the best-known and most-respected book clubs in the world. It serves a large audience of general-interest readers, offering a vast selection of the best new titles available only through the club in exclusive paperback editions. Subjects include literary fiction, nonfiction, popular culture, self-help and more. You can visit Quality Paperback Book Club at www.qpb.com; Quality Paperback Book Club is operated by Direct Brands’ affiliate Bookspan. Direct Brands is also home to Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club and Columbia House.
HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, is a subsidiary of News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world including the HarperCollins General Books Group, HarperCollins Children’s Books Group, Zondervan, HarperCollins UK, HarperCollins Canada, HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand and HarperCollins India. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, mystery, romance, reference, religious and spiritual books. With nearly 200 years of history, HarperCollins has published some of the world’s foremost authors and has won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott. Consistently at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement, HarperCollins is the first publisher to digitize its content and create a global digital warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand and generate additional business opportunities. You can visit HarperCollins Publishers on the Internet at http://www.harpercollins.com/.
“HGTV Design Star” Returns With Host David Bromstad And Celebrity Judges Eyeing The Network’s Next Star
Celebrity judges, showbiz-inspired design challenges and an impressive exhibition of creativity await viewers of the returning HGTV Design Star. Premiering on Tuesday, May 29, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the series’ seventh season highlights talented interior designers, stylists and artists as they compete to win their own HGTV show. David Bromstad, the network’s charismatic and original winner of the popular reality competition, is back for a second season as mentor–this time also assuming the host role. Each week, HGTV designers Genevieve Gorder and Vern Yip are joined by special guest judges including Kardashian mom Kris Jenner; entrepreneur and TV personality Daisy Fuentes; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star and Emmy award-winning actress Marg Helgenberger; Entertainment Tonight host Mark Steines; and multi-platinum recording artist and home remodeling expert, DIY Network‘s Vanilla Ice. The series also features appearances by other HGTV hosts, including Sabrina Soto (The High Low Project), John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino (Kitchen Cousins), and reigning HGTV Design Star, Meg Caswell (Great Rooms).
The 12 competitors, who must create inventive designs and display their star quality on-camera to avoid elimination, include: Jordan Cappella, Venice, Calif.; Danielle Colding, Queens, N.Y.; Bex Hale, Abilene, Texas; Rachel Kate, Minneapolis, Minn.; Miera Melba, Delray Beach, Fla.; Yuki Northington, Bay St. Louis, Miss.; Luca Paganico, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Stanley Palmieri, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Britany Simon, Phoenix, Ariz.; Kris Swift, Austin, Texas; Mikel Welch, New York City, N.Y.; and Hilari Younger, Dallas, Texas.
“Our finalists had an amazing opportunity to work with powerhouse stars and create some of the most stunning designs we’ve seen in the history of HGTV Design Star,” said Yip.
“The designers know this is huge–and they deliver results that are worthy of the series’ passionate fans and celebrity guests,” adds Gorder.
Shot on location in Los Angeles, the series follows the finalists as they tackle dazzling design challenges such as transforming a chiropractor’s
office into the new Jenner Communications headquarters for the Kardashian clan and creating a Tinsel town-themed lounge for the 125th Anniversary of Hollywood. With guidance and advice from Bromstad, they test their on-camera skills in hosting challenges, such as an appearance on CBS’ nationally syndicated show The Talk with Julie Chen and Aisha Tyler.
Beginning Tuesday, May 1, visitors to HGTV.com can extend their HGTV Design Star experience online. Fans will find bios for finalists and judges, photo galleries and full episodes of past seasons. Immediately following the premiere episode, visitors can watch vlog posts by previous HGTV Design Star winners, including Meg Caswell and David Bromstad.
Michael Bise Wins 2012 Hunting Art Prize
Hunting PLC announced that Children by Houston artist Michael Bise are the winner of the $50,000 Hunting Art Prize for 2012.
The graphite drawing was selected from over 100 finalists in the 32nd annual award program, which is sponsored by the global oil services company and is the most generous annual art prize in North America for painting and drawing.
The announcement came during an evening awards gala on Saturday, April 28, at the Friedkin Companies Campus, Gulf States Toyota, in Houston.
The Hunting Art Prize is open to amateur, up-and-coming, and established artists in Texas who are 18 years of age or older. This year’s competition saw more than 1,600 entries from a number of cities and towns throughout the state. Submissions underwent a two-tiered jury process, after which nationally respected judges from Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and New York selected Bise’s work as the 2012 winner.
“I am both honored and humbled,” Bise said after winning the 2012 competition. “This
award not only brings recognition to the individual artists who participate and win, but also calls attention to the value and vitality of the Texas art community. I appreciate the support Hunting has shown over the years through this generous prize and is grateful to be recognized among such a strong group of artists.”
Bise’s works have been shown in solo exhibitions throughout Texas and in Oregon, and have been included in a range of group exhibitions in galleries throughout the nation and internationally.
Among his most recent shows is Epilogues, a solo exhibition at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts that includes large-scale, meticulous drawings of Bise’s youth.
Bise earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston.
For more information about the 2012 winner, visit http://www.moodygallery.com/Artists/Bise/Michael.html.
In 2006, the competition moved to Houston, where Hunting’s North American headquarters are located, after a quarter-century in the United Kingdom.
Hunting PLC is an international oil services company providing support solutions to the world’s largest oil and gas concerns. Established in 1874, it is a fully listed public company, traded on the London Stock Exchange. For further information, visit www.hunting.plc.uk.
Callaway Golf Balls Win Four Gold Medals On 2012 Golf Digest “Hot List”
HEX Black Tour, HEX Chrome, HX Diablo Tour and HX Diablo Are Gold Standard
HEX Chrome Dominates Competitive Field; Named “Category Leader” in Performance and Innovation
Buoyed by its new Tour-level offering, the HEX Black Tour™ golf ball, and the breakthrough technology of the HEX Chrome™ golf ball, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) earned four Gold Medals in Golf Digest’s 2012 Golf Ball “Hot List”, which appears in the magazine’s May issue. The Ball Hot List is a comprehensive evaluation of golf balls that combines input from scientists, manufacturers, robot testing and a panel of 20 player testers with a range of golf handicaps. This is the first time in the nine-year history of Golf Digest’s Golf Ball “Hot List” that Callaway has won four Gold Medals. The Company’s 2012 line of golf balls won Gold in all three categories: $38 and over (per dozen), $25-$36, and $20 and under.
“It is extremely satisfying to be honored with four ‘Hot List’ Gold Medals from among our various Callaway golf ball offerings,” said Steve Ogg, Vice President, Global Golf Ball Category, Callaway Golf. “It took a great deal of effort from our golf ball R&D and Operations teams to develop not only our new HEX Black Tour ball, but also the new HEX Chrome product. Our goal is to offer the best performing golf ball at every price point and we feel we have achieved that with these new golf balls and the rest of our 2012 offerings.”
Callaway, which earned more Gold and Silver Medals than any other manufacturer within the Equipment Hot List that Golf Digest released earlier this year, struck Gold with the HEX Black Tour golf ball, currently being played by Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and a host of other elite professionals. This new five-piece offering earned a Gold Medal in the $38 and over category. Golf Digest awarded the HEX Black Tour 4 1/2 stars (out of five) for Performance, 4 1/2 stars for Innovation, and four stars for Feel. The HEX Black Tour is now available at retail for $46 per dozen.
In Golf Digest’s $25-$36 category, Callaway’s new HEX Chrome golf ball dominated the field, capturing “Category Leader” distinctions in both Performance and Innovation. The magazine wrote of the new three-piece ball: “In all the right ways, HEX Chrome is a tour ball. In one way, though, it thankfully isn’t: price.” The HEX Chrome, which features a softer core than the HEX Black Tour to deliver more ball speed for players that don’t possess top-end swing speeds, is the best three-piece urethane ball Callaway has ever made. It was engineered for complete performance from tee to green, allowing golfers to take advantage of high spin around the greens and penetrating distance off the tee. The HEX Chrome is now available at retail for $36 per dozen.
The HX Diablo Tour™, another three-piece offering that retails for $26 per dozen, earned a Gold Medal in the $25-$36 range for the second consecutive year. Golf Digest called the HX Diablo Tour, “A reliable performer on all swings, it gives what most golfers want from their tee shots; high launch and low spin, but with the added benefit of greenside control.”
In the $20 and under category, the two-piece Callaway HX Diablo™ earned Gold for the second consecutive year. Awarding it 4 1/2 stars for both Performance and Feel, Golf Digest called the HX Diablo “a distance ball with a soft feel that doesn’t become mushy. That’s no easy feat.” The HX Diablo retails for $20 per dozen.
High-resolution images of all Callaway Golf products are available for immediate download via the Media Center portion of Callaway Golf’s website: www.callawaygolf.com/Global/en-US/MediaCenter.html.
About Callaway Golf Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf apparel, footwear and accessories, under the Callaway Golf® and Odyssey® brands in more than 110 countries worldwide. For more information please visit www.callawaygolf.com or www.shop.callawaygolf.com.
SOURCE: Callaway Golf
Web Site: http://www.callawaygolf.com
Traditional Home Launches Spring Issue Of tradhomemag.com
Design enthusiasts who are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the next issue of TRADhome, the popular online shelter publication from America’s largest upscale shelter magazine Traditional Home, can now get their next dose of fresh, original design content by logging on now to www.tradhomemag.com.
TRADhome premiered in spring 2011, where it succeeded in generating more than 25 million page views and 170,000 unique visitors. TRADhome again offers 100% original content celebrating innovative ideas, products and designers who are re-defining the meaning of traditional design. TRADhome‘s spring issue is centered on the “2012 New Trads,” Traditional Home‘s annual, signature “hot list” of designers to watch. The 10 New Trads are featured along with the 10 design bloggers who submitted them via the recent “10 Days to 10 New Trads” challenge.
“The creation of this second issue was truly a collaborative process and we’re proud to introduce a robust new edition which celebrates traditional design in engaging and interesting new ways,” said Ann Maine, Editor in Chief, Traditional Home.
The spring 2012 edition of TRADhome is housed on Zinio, the world’s largest newsstand, which enables readers to move seamlessly within the publication between text, interactive elements, video and more. TRADhome is available for download from the Zinio newsstand to any desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device. Separately, Traditional Home is planning on launching a Traditional Home iPad app later this year.
“The dynamic new platform, coupled with the unique participation of bloggers and designers, proved to be a compelling lure for advertisers as well,” added Beth Brenner, Publisher, Traditional Home. “Over 30 companies bought into this spring issue, running the gamut from hi-end fabric and furniture companies to retailers such as Room & Board, West Elm and Target. Return advertisers include Kravet, Hunter Douglas, Velux, Hinkley Lighting and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.”
The third edition of TRADhome will launch in fall 2012.
As the largest upscale shelter magazine in America, Traditional Home celebrates the union of timeless design with modern living inspiring 5 million design lovers to reinterpret classic elegance in a thoroughly personal way. From home, garden and green living to beauty, entertaining and travel, the magazine is a tribute to quality, craftsmanship, authenticity and family — a trusted resource that respects the past, lives in the present and embraces products designed for the future.
Web Site: http://www.meredith.com
The Platinum League, First Ever Interactive Hip Hop Trading Cards, in Stores Now
First Series to Feature Artists Including Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Scarface, Trina, E-40 and more
Launches Nationwide Multi-Media Advertising Campaign
The world’s first interactive hip-hop trading cards are now available in more than 20,000 retail stores nationwide, including Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart, Hot Topic, and Toys R Us.
The Platinum League Trading Card Series, the inaugural product of Texas-based Green Media, will feature one-of-a-kind photos of
today’s greatest hip-hop artists, their individual background information and career highlights, and a QRL code link to an exclusive video content from each artist accessible from any smart phone or mobile device (with the free app “The League Media Player” available for all smart phones).
Recently featured in Billboard Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter, each pack of trading cards will feature five artist cards and a ’6th Card’ that gives consumers an access code to log-on to a mobile web site, claim instant prizes and enter a sweepstakes where prizes range from new cars to Rolex watches, cash to apparel, ring tones to screen-savers to back stage passes, and much more. With a winner in every pack, the company projects it will give away approximately 3-million prizes every three months.
Launching with the “Self-Made” series, Platinum League will unveil a new card series every 90 days, updated with fresh custom content. Next in the series’ pipeline: “Hustle Hard” and “Candy Land.” The “Self Made” series includes artists such as Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Scarface, Trina, E-40 and many more.
In an effort to get the word out, The Platinum League has launched a major multi-media campaign with advertisements in print magazines such as Vibe, The Source, J-14 and more; online outlets such as RapRadar, Complex.com, NahRight.com amongst others; as well as advertising in movie theatres, outdoor billboards and television spots. The television commercial, which features Mindless Behavior and Snoop Dogg’s daughter Cori B, has already started airing nationwide on Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Disney, MTV, BET and more. On the set of the commercial, Mindless Behavior member Roc Royal said, “This is really cool, bringing some of the old-school factor back in terms of fans collecting and trading cards.”
The Platinum League is distributed by Beckett, Excel, Southern Hobby Distribution and Music Access. For complete list of artists featured on cards and more information, please visit www.platinumleague.com.
Web Site: http://www.platinumleague.com
Daria Chesnokova Dazzles Audiences Dancing With Slavik Kryklyvyy In Three MIARI Gowns At The Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel In Miami Beach, Fl.
U.S. National Champion and World Finalist, Daria Chesnokova and World Champion Slavik Kryklyvyy performed this past Saturday night, April 28th, 2012 at the Sunshine State Dancesport Competition at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel on Miami Beach. Daria and Slavik’s performance was enthusiastically received and marked the debut of their new dance partnership.
For this performance, Daria Chesnokova wore three MIARI dresses, designed by Ariana Probinsky, founder of MIARI Dancewear. Daria’s cha cha dress was a bronze lame’, sparkling with more than fifteen thousand Swarovski beads and crystals. For samba, Ms. Chesnokova wore a ruffled design with sunset colors of tangerine, magenta and plum. These designs by MIARI reflected all of the elegance and romance that is Latin ballroom.
Ariana Probinsky, founder of MIARI dancewear, has always been in love with both worlds of dance and fashion. She began studying Latin ballroom at the age of fifteen after many years of studying contemporary dance. She graduated from Parsons School of Fashion Design in New York City and began designing dance dresses for both herself and other dancers. She describes her aesthetic as elegant, edgy, clean and romantic.
MIARI Dancewear is based in New York City and provides clients with both custom competition pieces as well as showcase and practicewear. Although MIARI’s design studios are located in Manhattan, dancers are able to work with MIARI via email by uploading measurements, and photographs of their own ideas for a design.
To contact MIARI or submit your ideas for an order, please email email@example.com