Interior designers are defined by their ability to see past the obstacles and find beauty where others haven't yet discovered it. So, it's no wonder several noted members of New York City's interior design community were so eager, and so uniquely qualified, to add their voices to the "It Gets Better" project, the anti-bullying campaign that encourages Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender youth to look past current moments of darkness and look ahead to what lies beyond. See the entire video after the jump.
"It Gets Better: NYC Designing Men" joins the thousands of personal and professional videos, and features some names, talent, and faces familiar to ApartmentTherapy readers.
Participants include interior designers and design community members John Eason of John Douglas Eason Interior Design, Carl Lana, partner in Beale-Lana Design, Michael Tavano, Darrin Varden of Drake Design, Ken Wampler, (founder and Director of The Alpha Workshops), and was spearheaded by me — blogger and designer Patrick J. Hamilton, familiar to Apartment Therapy readers as "patrick (the other one)," my blog AskPatrick and for my house tours, including the recent tour of video participant Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz's "Finely Feathered Nest."
The piece itself was a community endeavor... taped with the assistance of the New York Design Center, shot at the Keilhauer showroom, and produced entirely free of charge by Ossining-based Jeff Cadge of Cadge Productions.
You can view "It Gets Better: NYC Designing Men" along with all the other It Gets Better videos, including video messages created by GAP, Canadian Television (including stylist Arren Williams and TV Design personality Tommy Smythe, of "Sarah's House and AT House Tour fame), Etsy, and Pixar at ItGetsBetter.org.