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UPCOMING EVENT: PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER’S FALL MARKET 2015.

Pacific Design Center’s Fall Market 2015 examines the worldwide imprint of Global Glamour on the creative disciplines with expanded keynote programs that explore how world-class cities throughout the hemispheres continue to elevate the design conversation. PDC’s all-star, international line-up includes Elliott Barnes, Patrick Frey, Jane Hallworth, Ashley Hicks, Martha Kirszenbaum, Nicolas Libert, Emmanuel Renoird, Hutton Wilkinson and Vicente Wolf in conversation with leading design and lifestyle editors including DEPARTURES Home+Design Editor Dan Rubinstein and The Hollywood Reporter’s Contributing Culture Editor Degen Pener. Additionally, more than 75 new line introductions, open houses, receptions and showroom programs addressing topics that include color, retro style, business tactics, craftsmanship and product innovations complete the Market schedule.

CELEBRITY HOMES YOU CAN RENT FOR VACATION.

Anyone can rent a home in a luxurious vacation destination. But did you know that you can rent the home of a celebrity to make your trip just that more memorable? Well now you can. With these thirteen celebrity homes you are sure to find one that suits your fancy. Maybe you'll even learn something intimate about your favorite star that will stick with you for the rest of your life.

DESTINATION LUXURY INFLUENCER: CHRIS BANGLE – AUTOMOBILE DESIGNER

Chris Bangle was born in Ravenna, Ohio, USA in 1956. After attending the University of Wisconsin and graduating from Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, California), Bangle began his career at Opel in 1981. He then moved on to Fiat in 1985, where he designed the brazen Coupé Fiat. In 1992 he was named the first American Chief of Design at BMW, where he was responsible for bringing the designs of BMW, Mini, and Rolls Royce into the twenty-first century. After resigning from BMW in 2009, he moved to Clavesana (near Turin, Italy), where he founded Chris Bangle Associates, a design consultancy and management company, together with his wife Catherine.