Interior Design Magazine: September

Hey, everyone!

So, I’ve been slacking a lot with this lately… I know I’ve missed a month or so of my Interior Design Magazine series… I know… I need to step it up a notch! Well, here goes.

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As usual I’ll start with my favorite projects featured in the magazine!
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Aesop is a high end skin care line started by hair stylist Dennis Paphitis in 1987. Paphitis then hired Giovanni Lepori as a general manager. Each Aesop store is unique. Lepori likes to choose architects early in their career to design new stores. All the stores focus on using raw materials and center around a sink with running water so that customers can wash their hands and try out the products!
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I’m a huge fan of the curved, wood ceiling and creative, geometric shelving designs!

Two
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This next one is the loft space of Eric and Julie Ronning by Ghislaine Vinas Interior Design. The whole place is animal themed starting with the swallow wallpaper featured in the entry hall.
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I absolutely love the wood look of the trompe l’oeil wallpaper for the back splash in the kitchen!

Three
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This last of my favorites is… well my overall favorite! This is the Midtown headquarters of the advertising firm McCann Erikson. The new headquarters were a design collaboration between Gensler, a top 100 design firm, and Tom Dixon, a company focused on lighting and furniture. (I’ve mentioned my love for Tom Dixon Lighting before in a previous design post!)
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I really love the stools sound the bar area, and I LOVE all the Tom Dixon lighting installations, as well as the chevron rug!
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Like seriously… the lighting… I can’t get over it. The copper lighting cluster above the lounge area blows my mind! It’s amazing how much lighting can make or break a space.

So now onto products I love!
products I love

1. Pelle Soap Stones:
“The Soap Stones are handcrafted glycerine soap intended for both use and display. Consisting of all natural, vegetable-based soap ingredients, the Soap Stones are made and hand cut in our Brooklyn studio.”
2. CX Design:
“CX Design is the creation of Italian-born designer Monica Missio and British-born entrepreneur Richard Cleves. Established in 1990, it offers the only complete lighting collection individually hand-crafted by master Italian glass blowers on Murano, an island just north of Venice – the centuries old, undisputed center of the world’s most treasured glass. ” I love how the pendants and chandeliers can come on chains!
3. Erica Rosenfeld Capsule Light:
Handblown glass table and floor lamps that resemble pill capsules. I like the variety of colors and sizes these come in!

Well, that’s about it for my Interior Design Magazine September post! Check out their website for more information on any of the projects I talked about!

-The Whale

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Interior Design: April

Hello hello!

So I got the new April issue for the Interior Design Magazine in the mail recently. You know what that means!
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That’s right! I’ll start with my favorites!
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The first project I want to highlight is Lanvin’s Men’s Store in New York. The space was designed by Mr Architecture + Decor. The shop is in a 3,400 square ft three level townhouse and features concrete flooring on the first floor, and then oak parquet flooring on the second floor where the clothes are more formal.

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I love the window display!

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The top level is a VIP lounge for guests. I love the fixtures they used through out the store!
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I also love this display case for bow ties and accessories!

And number two!
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This one is my favorite! I adore everything about it! Did you notice the ombre walls that go from wood to white? Fantastic. I also love the ceilings! This lovely duplex is located in Paris, France inside of an art deco style building and was renovated by Ramy Fischler. All of that just makes me love it more.
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The built-ins in the dining room are so great… and the ombre walls again. I can’t get over that. I’m doing that in my house. Its going to happen! Also, the chandelier is the original crystal one that was in the house, but it now has several coats of epoxy paint. I like how it gave it a very modern look!

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The kitchen is all white and shiny with lacquered cabinets and wooden counters. I adore the bubble fixture over the glass dining table. I also love the chairs! I think you get that I love everything about this place now…

Now I don’t have a third favorite this month… but I do have something else!
The DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) hosted a design fundraiser in New York called Dining By Design. I decided to showcase my favorite dining set ups from this fundraiser instead!
So without further delay:
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I really like the butterfly theme from Echo Design Group! The table even doubles as a display case for silk butterflies and paper crickets!

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Ralph Lauren Home‘s design featured a mix of different cultures!

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My favorite out of all of the designs was this creative space by Parsons the New School for Design! The design was inspired by poetry, and features a ‘cloud’ made from polyethylene and lit with LEDs.

Okay! Now onto my favorite products!
products I love

One:
Tri-Kes Wood Too Wallcovering Collection: These wall coverings feature a wood grain pattern available in all sorts of color pallets!

Two:
Tom Dixon Lighting: It was seriously so hard for me to not put every single one of these lights onto this post! I forced myself to only pick three! Seriously though, believe me when I say the entire collection is awesome and you should take a look!

Three:
MDC Wood Herringbone Wallcovering Collection: I’ve been a bit obsessed with wood lately… and I’ve always loved the herringbone pattern! I love this combination as a flooring, but the idea of using it as a wall covering intrigues me!

Well that concludes my April edition for the Interior Design Magazine! I hope you all enjoyed it!

-The Whale