Design and Social Experimentation in Marseille

I’m checking in from Marseille, France, where I had the great pleasure of visiting Le Corbusier’s great design / social experiment Cite Radieuse (Radiant City) housing development. I could go on for hours about how this moment in design used the crisis of WWII devastation to reconsider the role of architecture and interior design in… Read more »

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Can Good Design Really Make You Better Faster?

The answer is yes, and there’s a growing body of evidence to prove it. A recent NY Times article detailed the interior design of a mock patient room at The University Medical Center of Princeton. These designers took a thoughtful approach with this renovation, yet never losing sight of scientifically-measureable goals. Yes,  thoughtful in the design… Read more »

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Ambiguity and Nuance in Interior Design

This weekend I had one of those experiences that transports.    I can describe it as tuning out the usual input to dial up other senses. I experienced it at  the exhibit, “Forty Part Motet” at the Cloisters museum, a sonic/sound exhibit perfectly set in a medieval chapel.  http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2013/09/13/cloisters-features-innovative-choir-installation and http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2013/janet-cardiff The physical setting and glorious sounds were… Read more »

DIY Changing the Look of Luxury in Interior Design?

There’s no doubt the DIY culture is red hot in the creative community at all economic levels, from those making sconces using plumbing pipes to people building their own small 2-seat airplanes!  And although everyone isn’t inclined to DIY, the trend has forged a stronger appreciation for the art of handmade.  I confess there was  a young period when… Read more »

Life and Times inspiring interior designs

Wow, do I ever love this video!   Check it out and then read on… I love this short doc from two perspectives at once.  A – It’s a compilation of gorgeous old sidecar racing footage, (which I never knew would interest me), and B – it features a charming example of how we should all feel about how we lived our lives… Read more »

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Of the Earth . . . My take on the 2013 Int’l Contemporary Furniture Fair

Each year interior designers and related vendors gather in NYC for the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair). This year’s show, held  at the NYC Javitz Center,  was a creative feast. Furniture, lighting, flooring and so many other product vendors came to the show with the most thoughful and inspiring products for interiors in years. The overarching… Read more »

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What are you talking about?!

. . . We like to think about and talk about design around here. We’re interior designers, but we look everywhere for inspiration including conceptual art, industrial and graphic design, architecture  and, of course, interiors.  This design conversation can go anywhere and we hope to spark a few conversations for you, too! Til next time!… Read more »