New York's New Tallest Building
Today in NYC, One World Trade Center became the tallest building in town. Tonight, the building is being illuminated in the colors of the Port Authority which are blue and white to mark this milestone. As someone who witnessed the second plane hit on 9/11, and preceded to watch the towers collapse on a roof top with architects who had worked on the buildings, I am delighted by this news. This is...
Living Alone Bliss
According to a recent New York Times article, “1 in every 4 American households is occupied by someone living alone; in Manhattan the number is nearly 1 in 2.” From one who has worked on many apartments in the city, this number comes as no surprise. In Manhattan, our single clients’ apartments run the gamut from studio/one bedrooms to townhouses and penthouses. For those more...
Home Design Show
Explore. Shop. Get Inspired. Architectural Digest Home Design Show is a feast for your creative eye. Over 350 exhibitors come each year to showcase their latest and greatest products for your home. Discover new and established brands and get inspired by new ideas from the top talents in the industry. There is much to see and do at the four-day event, including complimentary one-on-one design...
Beds...what's a 1/3 of your life worth?
Last week we attended an event hosted by Architectural Digest and Hastens Beds to celebrate the latter’s new showroom in Manhattan. It was a great atmosphere; they had live jazz music and cocktails that paid homage to their motherland of Sweden called Northern Lights. We got to try out the beds ourselves (no drinks in bed) and didn’t want to get up. I’m sure the cocktails had...
Furniture to Fit
Viewing an item in a 10,000 square feet showroom with 14-foot ceiling heights is a totally different experience than seeing it in one’s home. Unfortunately, this often results in purchasing furniture and finding it’s not right for the space. This could be due to factors such as the ceiling height, inappropriate scale or it’s stylistically not in keeping. Remember: the majority...
Not Your Father's Partner's Desk!
There is a new face of the modern law office. Technology’s sweeping changes have impacted many facets of our lives. It has even permeated the suffering, wood-clad law offices. Today’s new breed of lawyers are no exception. Their practices, whether dealing with the legal aspects of phone apps or e-commerce related issues, are rapidly evolving...
our design philosophy
As designers we take a different and personal approach with every project, in residential design we help bring to life the clients’ wants and needs with our unique vision. Hospitality for us is about pushing the limits and to inspire, whereas commercial design is all about the practicality and functionality of the space. We will be enlightening you with real design industry stories and fresh ideas...
the biography of an interior designer
The interior spaces which Jo designs often reflect her experiences while traveling or living in cities around the world. Her university training took place in UK and her formative years were spent in Australia, Africa and Asia; this has enabled her to incorporate a younger, more inventive sense of design. Since arriving in New York Jo has been based in downtown Manhattan. Initially she established...