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Briefing Room for January 2021

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Sight & Sound: Fans of product designer Max Gunawan have been waiting for what he’d come up with next. Known for his appearances on Shark Tank and TEDx, he made a big splash with the ingenious Lumio book lamp. But where Lumio was literary and urban, the new Teno lamp (pictured above) and speaker—fashioned from sand and cast resin— evokes nature and the mystical power of superheroes.

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Ray De Leon of One Sotheby’s raves about this gated bayfront jewel with a European-style courtyard and panoramic views of Key Biscayne. Located at 1900 South Bayshore Lane in Coconut Grove, De Leon’s listing ($9.8 million), features a 1,600-square-foot master suite.

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The Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation is scheduled to open in July 2021. Occupying the entire top floor of the Alvin Sherman Library on Nova Southeastern University’s campus, it is designed to serve the community—providing support for breakthrough ideation, new technologies, job creation, talent skills pipeline, company formation, and the scaling of early-stage and young startup companies. 

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For some execs, a lunchtime stroll will include art appreciation. R&B Realty Group has topped off The Gateway at Wynwood, one of the first Class A office buildings of this scale to rise in the trendy neighborhood—Miami’s newest office market. General contractor Plaza Construction just poured the roof of the 13-story building, which is looking at completion in the second half of 2021.

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Does COVID-19 and its aftermath mean continued struggle or promise? From bestselling author and NYU Business School professor Scott Galloway comes Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity, a keenly insightful, urgent analysis of who stands to win and who’s at risk to lose in a post-pandemic world.

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Luminaire—with showrooms in Miami’s Design District and Coral Gables—knows how to curate functional art. Designed by Poetic Lab in London, the Funno pencil sharpener is doubles as an enigmatic paperweight. Crafted from a solid block of metal, the piece is hand-polished with a mirror finish in polished copper (shown), polished silver and polished gold. 

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Fendi key rings are available in leather and metal, and none is more elegant than the style featuring the iconic double F, cast in gold metal and palladium-finish metal.

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Want to play bartender elegantly and easily in the boardroom? Control Bottle, a revolutionary new cocktail mixing tool with a clear core, is now available for online orders worldwide. The one-liter bottle delivers personalized mixed beverages with the ease of a single pour thanks to a patented dial that sets the strength of the cocktail (light, mild, medium, strong and extreme), and is available in three striking, sculptural designs.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.