Living in little spaces isn't a new problem: Enterprising city dwellers have been living with the challenge of small apartments for a long time. Especially intriguing to me are the glimpses I get of creative small space solutions from the past. Here are six favorites.
I discovered the work of London-based designer Francis Sultana via a client request a couple of years ago. The client had an image from a magazine (which for the life of me I can't find to share with you) of a window dressed with grey silk drapes boasting a knife-sharp edge of bronze silk. It was ultra-chic with a bronze curtain pole, and we ended up using the image as a jumping-off point for the design of her London home. I love discovering inspiration in this random fashion, and soon enough I was down an online Sultana rabbit hole.
College isn't exactly a period of life that most people associate with elegant furnishings and impeccable style. But if you're one of the lucky ladies who gets to call these sorority houses home, campus living has never looked better.
Okay, so we realize that our video last week was so much fun that we thought we'd keep them going, so this week for our New Office Update we bumped up the production a bit and got the amazing Jess Earnshaw to shoot the super cute, power duo of Karis and Ashley as they speed through what is looking a lot cleaner and nice this week up on the 13th floor. Also look out for a glimpse of our current cramped quarters and a beautiful summertime view of the Lower East Side! Don't you want to work with us??? :) (BTW we're always hiring lately so bring it on...)
"Choo-choo!" If you are a parent of a pre-school kid, chances are you've whiled away many hours of your life playing trains. Thomas trains, to be exact. But have you ever held that little wooden train and wondered where he came from? How much do you know about Sir Topham Hatt's "most useful engine"? Here's a brief design history of how Thomas grew from a father's gift into a toy beloved the world over.
Sure, you know all about cobalt and sage green and turquoise and light urple — but how well do you know your really obscure colors? (This may or may not be directly related to how big of a crayon box you had growing up.) Here are 12 weird and wonderful colors that really exist — can you correctly identify them all?
As soon as you've stepped into the apartment of a creative soul, you will know it. Highly creative people stay curious about things–many things, sometimes all at once–and they love to constantly generate ideas.
Ask anyone what to do in NYC and you'll get a comprehensive list of famous museums, events and restaurants. But what if you want to spend a day away from the crowds and go off-guidebook for a while? Try these lesser known sites and activities to get even more New York flavor.
We know it's a little early to start thinking about Christmas cards, but Charlie Brown fans should mark their calendars. On October 1, the US Postal Service is unveiling ten stamps featuring stills from the 1965 TV classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas.