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Behind the Scenes of The Shops at the Ritz-Carlton Catalog, Amelia Island

March 18th, 2017

We are excited to announce the launch of Bionic Brand Lab and The Ritz Carlton’s latest collaboration: The Shops at the Ritz-Carlton Catalog, Amelia Island.

Over the years, photo shoots for The Shops at the Ritz-Carlton Catalog have taken us to beautiful locations near and far. We have held shoots in Grand Cayman, Laguna Niguel, St. Thomas, Palm Springs and most recently Barcelona. This year, our host properties were right here in Florida in Amelia Island and Naples. Our shoot began at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island where the natural beauty lead us to breathtaking, unspoiled natural settings.




























Our main model, Becca, is based in Los Angeles, but flew to Florida on her way back from a modeling assignment in Paris. We loved her relaxed casual attitude and natural elegance.






































































































































































































































Our next stop was The Ritz-Carlton, Naples – where we photographed products and a few kids’ lifestyle shots.








































Behind The Scenes of The Ritz-Carlton Catalog Photo Shoot, Hotel Arts, Barcelona, Spain

March 3rd, 2017

As many of you probably know, we have been the proud producers of The Shops at The Ritz-Carlton Catalog since 2003. Now that distribution to Ritz-Carlton properties is underway for the 2017 catalog, what better way to celebrate TBT than with a behind-the-scenes look at our 2016 catalog shoot? Every year we are privileged to have a different Ritz-Carlton hotel host our photo shoot. In 2016, our gracious host was The Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Arts, in Barcelona, Spain. In the coming weeks, we will reveal our 2017 location with a behind-the-scenes peek at that shoot, but first, please join us as we take a look back at 2016.

The Hotel Arts in Barcelona provided a stunning location for our shoot, as well as exquisite accommodations for our team. With such spectacular gardens and extraordinary dining venues at our disposal, there was hardly any need to leave the grounds of the magnificent, 44-story beachfront resort. In fact, our base of operations was the soaring 2-story Presidential Suite, located on the 42nd and 43rd floors!

Our enchanting model, Claudia was a Barcelona native and proved to be a terrific tour guide when we ventured through the winding alleyways of The Gothic Quarter – Barri Gòtic.

Breathtaking, birds-eye view of the majestic city of Barcelona from our Presidential Suite balcony

Our stunning model, Claudia, lounging poolside in Helen Jon with Frank Gehry’s iconic fish sculpture as a backdrop.

Art imitates life: Our photographer, Emily Nathan, photographs our models taking their own photographs.

Art imitates life: Our photographer, Emily Nathan, photographs our models taking selfies next to tourists taking their own.

Whetting our appetites in a few of the hotel’s six exceptional dining venues.

It’s all in a days work in the hotel’s tranquil gardens.

It’s a wrap! Post-shoot, the local crew dispersed while the rest of us savored one final tapas meal before our journey back to the US.


Miami Science Museum Selects Design Team For Its New Museum Park Location

January 5th, 2007

An International Team is Recommended by the Selection Panel and Couples Grimshaw with Rodriguez and Quiroga

MIAMI, Fla. – May 9, 2007 –The Miami Science Museum has adjourned final presentations in the search for the architectural firms that will design its new state-of-the-art science building. A selection panel of eight members – including Chairman Walter Revell, Museum board Co-Chair Trish Bell, Museum President-CEO Gillian Thomas, and select local delegates – ranked each firm based on their presentation. Five architectural firms vied for the position of design architect, the team in charge of overall vision and primary design services. Three firms competed to become the executive architect, which will provide local expertise and preparation of construction documents for permitting and building.

“We have seen some really spectacular presentations from some of the most innovative and seasoned architectural firms in the world—they each demonstrated great knowledge and understanding for our project,” said Revell. “We are confident that the top firms selected will make our iconic vision for the Museum and our commitment to ‘green’ a reality.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to be the selected architect for the new Miami Science Museum. The Museum’s mission statement captured our imaginations, and we look forward to working with the Museum to realize their vision. Alongside Herzog & de Meuron’s new art museum in Museum Park, this will be a truly transformative project for an incredibly vibrant city,” said Vincent Chang of Grimshaw.

The Museum’s Construction Committee, also headed by Mr. Revell, will now begin contract negotiations with the top-ranked firms in each category. The final architectural team will be announced within the next several weeks.

The $275 million new Miami Science Museum building will have almost four times its current capacity with the addition of two or more floors, more than doubling exhibition space and adding an aquarium, as well as 25,000 square feet for the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Other facilities include an outside science playground, a studio theater and an entertainment suite for public events. The Museum’s popular Wildlife Center will have a new home as part of the green roof, reflecting the South Florida hammock and integrating the Museum’s living collection of raptors and reptiles. The new Planetarium and rooftop Observatory will expand the Museum’s long term commitment to naked eye astronomy with the latest in interactive digital technology.

The Miami Science Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For more information about the Museum, visit or call (305) 646-4200.

Grimshaw has grown steadily over the last decade, and now has permanent offices in Europe (London), Australia (Melbourne) and the United States (New York). Each office has succeeded based on the continuation of a common design language, rigor and culture established by the founder of the practice, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw – as well as a strong commitment to exploration and a belief in the transformative nature of architecture.

The firm is dedicated to the deepest level of involvement in the design of their buildings. Put simply, its employees choose to be a part of the places in which they live and work. In part, this commitment stems from a desire to gain familiarity with local manufacturing and building processes and to develop relationships with the best consultants, in order to deliver buildings that meet the highest possible standard; and in part, it is based on a desire to be truly engaged in the evolution of a place – to contribute to its development on a meaningful and logical level. It is the firm’s aim to be wholeheartedly engaged in its environment, and from this awareness generate truly functional, inspiring and transformative design.