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Ginger Leibfreid stumbled upon her new digs quite by accident. The licensed esthetician had been shopping at Lu Lu when she wandered out the back door and into a guest cottage that was filled with sale racks. She thought it would make a great boutique for her business and soon ended up renting the space. She now operates Glow Skin Care from...

Until 2007, Yvonne Colacion had never set foot in Kuwait. Or any Arab country for that matter. The next three years, however, saw her shuttling between her home base in Los Angeles and the outskirts of Kuwait's capital almost 25 times to design a headquarters for the Tamdeen Group, arguably the country's largest real-estate developer.

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The new 55,000 square foot corporate office space for the Tamdeen Group, was initiated in concept to support an international real estate development company headquartered in Kuwait, with strong development ties to major commercial development properties throughout the Middle East.

This corporate headquarters project was initiated under...

Celebrated architecture author and writer Michael Webb will moderate a panel of the industry's premier luxury hospitality designers and developers on the future of interior design, for some of the world's finest hotels, elegant resorts, coveted retreats and super yachts.

Panelists include Yvonne Colacion of award-winning Colacion Studio...

Tamdeen Group’s new 55,000 square foot corporate headquarters was initiated under the aegis of architectural firm RTKL International. However, due to the global recession, RTKL’s Corporate Interiors Group in Los Angeles and Chicago were dissolved. It was then decided that Yvonne Colacion would continue to lead the project through completion....

A corner office, with sprawling views through crystal-clear windows, is still one of the ultimate status symbols at work.

But what if you work somewhere that doesn't have any windows? You might think it's like a scene out of Office Space, but it all depends on how your workplace is designed. Just because there isn't natural light doesn't...

It would clearly take some very enticing bait to hire Yvonne Colacion away from Gensler, her professional home of 11 years. What lure did RTKL Associates offer? To be the senior design director of a start-up interiors department and to debut with a renovation of the firm's own studio in Los Angeles. Colacion bit. And a five-...

A visitor entering the 50th floor reception area of this international law firm would be struck by the dramatic 150 foot long faceted feature wall of Sapeli Pomele, a two story conference center, and a 5 x 15 foot floating sculpture composed of hundred of small rice paper kites. These six floors were designed, not only to impress clients, but...

YOUR TYPICAL BOUTIQUE INVESTMENT-CAPITAL FIRM might well be outfitted in satin-finished aluminum, sandblasted glass, and waxed concrete. But Haim Saban, a Los Angeles entrepreneur who sold his Mighty Morphin Power Rangers empire in 2001, prefers quiet detail to financial frisson. So senior associate Yvonne Colacion set out to humanize the 21,...

It sounds like a Designer's nightmare: a bland 600-square-foot box, a slim $25-per-square-foot budget, and a grueling two-week build-out. But anyone looking for proof that brilliant ideas often spring from strict limitations should check out the results of "West Edge: Spaces of Unlimited Creativity" a NeoCon West exhibition and competition...

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