July 2008 | Issue 31 Cover

July 2008 | Issue 31

Editor's message

It’s been 96 years since cowboy and vaudeville entertainer Guy Weadick poured his wild west love into creating the Stampede. Since every year Calgarians and tourists from across the globe shuck suits for Wranglers for ten days, we at New Home Living got to thinking about bringing western style home.

That’s why this month’s cover story features a Calgary painter whose work and abode are a stunning testament to western style at its best. Artist and businessman Paul Van Ginkel and his architect wife Kristin take you on a tour of their private quarters and Paul’s impressive working studio, storage space and home office.

For many, Stampede means a trip to the grounds solely for the Dream Home, so we open this year’s Avi showcase early to give those gunning to win a peek—and plenty of time to pick up tickets. This month’s parade of homes has a whole lotto incentive for readers—with a second set of homes to win in the mix, in the Kinsmen Children’s Hospital Home Lottery abodes by Shane Homes. A third duo by Stepper in Copperfield rounds out the profiles.

For those eyeing a different type of culture than cowboy after ten days of corn dogs, beef on a bun and hat head, we feature the new Alberta Ballet season in our Events section.

July is prime for living outdoors, so what better time to flip the switch for our Focus On patio lanterns, take a look at trends in deck design, and leaf through an informative update on choosing and caring for trees. And Going Green gal Sonya Procenko is a fountain of knowledge on the subject of water conservation.

Design darling and world traveller Aly Velji is back, this time imparting wisdom on what to save room in your suitcase for, and how to bring wordly wares into your home’s décor. And if getting there involves driving, be sure not to miss our must-have Gadgets page to ensure your road trip goes the distance.


In This Issue

Flexible foundation

Flexible foundation

These days, many new homes in the market are targeted for the small family, mostly…

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For the kids

For the kids

ONE OF THE MOST AWAITED games of chance in Calgary, the Kinsmen Children’s Hospital Home…

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Labour of love

Labour of love

The dream for many is for home to be a concentration of all the things…

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Modern love

Modern love

In their 13th year of designing and building the Stampede Lotteries Rotary Dream Home, Homes…

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