Word on the StreetJune, 2012
From the Andy Warhol Museum with Cheryl Tiegs, to the historic Foshay Tower
Andy Warhol Museum
During a recent Cambria promotional visit to Pittsburgh, Cheryl Tiegs found some time to drop by the Andy Warhol Museum. During her stroll through the collections, she was surprised to find two images of herself staring back at her. Cheryl, who had once been a close friend of Warhol’s, had received a silkscreen-on canvas portrait of herself as a gift from him in the early ’80s, but says she didn’t know about the existence of any others. This duplication is not uncommon, explains Eric Shiner, the museum’s Milton Sine Curator of Art. “Andy often times would keep at least two other original portraits of his high profile clients for his archives, ”he notes, adding, “Cheryl was really great about [the discovery] and, while she was here, posed for some Polaroid photos standing under his other portraits of her.” As it turns out, Shiner says he has recently made a Cheryl-related discovery of his own, one that proves the mutual admiration between the pair. “In our archives,” Shiner explains, “we just found a box of some Cheryl Tiegs branded cosmetics that she had personally signed over to Andy and that he had made a point of keeping.”
Foshay Tower & the Prohibition Bar in the W Minneapolis
Set amidst the classic Art Deco architecture of the recently restored Foshay Tower, the W Minneapolis’s new Prohibition Bar serves up libations and breathtaking views from its aerie 380 feet above the street. The 32-story, concrete office tower, built during the Roaring ’20s by business magnate Wilbur Foshay and finally completed just months before the infamous stock market crash of 1929, has long reigned over the skyline of downtown Minneapolis. In 2008 it was converted into a luxurious new hotel. During the renovations, Mr. Foshay’s former boardroom on the 27th floor was transformed into one of Minneapolis’ hottest new places to be seen at while taking in the city. To complete the Prohibition Bar’s elegant look and complement its timeless design, the hotel chose Cambria Nottingham.
Canadian Living Test Kitchen
Constantly in use by a staff of eight industry professional and food experts, Canadian Living’s Toronto-based test kitchen is busy five days a week, 12 months a year, churning out approximately 700 carefully tested recipes. So, when the magazine’s staff recently decided to update and renovate the rambling, 5,000- square-foot space, they looked for new working surfaces that would be beautiful enough to be photographed hundreds of times, durable enough to withstand years of abuse, and safe enough for food preparation. In the end, Canadian Living decor editor Karen Kirk explains that she and interior designer Jane Lockhart chose a surface of “gleaming Cambria Hamilton, a rich brown with hints of grey and light brown, for a kitchen work surface that’s low-maintenance, highly durable and now the focal point of this hard-working kitchen.”
Pittsburgh PNC Park, Cambria Style
A grand opening was held for the new Club Cambria at the Pittsburghs Pirates’ PNC Park. The new, members-only luxury club, which is the size of four PNC Park suites, features an open floor plan with Cambria countertops, bar tops, tabletops, wall cladding and tile throughout, a private full-service bar, nine flat-screen televisions, private restrooms, a coat closet, and a private suite attendant.
YMCA Dream House
“Cambria’s unprecedented generosity in today’s economic environment is truly inspiring.” —Richard Bennett CEO and Executive Director Lake County, Ohio, YMCA Cambria recently donated more than $25,000 in countertops and surfaces to the Lake County, Ohio YMCA Dream House project. This fundraising effort, which annually raffles off a brand new home that has been built and furnished through corporate donations, has raised more than $3 million for equipment and facility enhancements at Lake County YMCA branches since 1993. This year’s grand prize, a 3,400-square-foot, Cape Cod-style house built atop a dramatic cliff overlooking Lake Erie, featured panoramic views from its multiple decks as well as its Crow’s Nest. Inside, the home was decorated with the help of nine local interior designers and included six different Cambria colors in the kitchen and bathrooms: Dover, Aragon, Preston, Clyde, Sussex, and Snowdon White. On August 20, Susan Sivik, of nearby Mentor, Ohio, was one of 20 semifinalists to try the key she was given in the front door. When hers proved to be the magic key to open the entrance, she won what will become her new home.