Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

Apartment Therapy Offline Recap

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Apartment Therapy just posted the recap of last week’s Meetup. It was a great event, and everyone at AT is a real class act. Thanks again Maxwell and Herma.

If you haven’t checked out one of these Offline events yet, I highly recommend it.

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swissmiss Article

Monday, November 15th, 2010

swissmiss Article

This image is from an article in a Swiss newspaper. I have no idea what the article actually says, but it is about Tina Roth Eisenberg (better know as swissmiss). So I can all but guarantee, that it is a gushing article filled with nothing but incredible things to say about an amazing person. For those of you who don’t already know (all two of you probably), Tina is a blogger extraordinaire, a fantastic designer, and a bringer together-er of people.

If you can read Swiss, here is the full article.

Oh and what’s that in the top right corner? I’m just saying.

Material for $8.99

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

I know almost no one in the city with a working fireplace (but quite a few with non-working fireplaces, weird), but I see firewood for sale at bodegas and super markets all over.

Fire wood on Lex. Ave Fire Wood at the Bodega

Instead of lugging wood back from the burbs, I figured I’d shell out the $8.99 and see if the deli wood is an good. I think it’s ash. Figure I can make something interesting out of the fire wood.

Fire Wood

Apartment Therapy’s New York Design Meetup

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Next Wednesday (the 10th) I will be giving a short talk about Lake Log Lamps and my experience with this year’s Apartment Therapy Designer Showcase. AT holds these fantastic monthly Meetups, there are typically two or three short talks (about 5 minutes) by new/student designers and then a headlining established designer. There is wine and cheese and all of that.

The other two opening speakers are designers who were in the Showcase as well, Charles Constantine (Life Goes on Until it Doesn’t) and Jeremy Pickett (Brann Pendant Lights). The main event will be Kevin Sharkey, Senior Vice President and Executive Editorial Director, Decorating, and Executive Creative Director, Merchandising for Martha Stewart Living Omninedia, Inc. (that’s some title).

If you can make it, please come on by.

RSVP on Meetup.

Table for a cause

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

AFH Table
Image taken by Naho Kubota

A couple of weeks back I worked on a table with C-Lab, Design Compendium, One Pot, Limn Architects, Highlands Dinner Club, and Architecture For Humanity. It was for the Design Like You Give a Damn Live celebration at the Armory on Park Ave in NYC. The goal was to get all of these great thinkers and incredibly capable people to sit down to a meal together, see what could be accomplished in such a short time (the meal and the table), become inspired, and basically change the world for the better. Simple, right?

AFH Table AFH Table
Images taken by Naho Kubota

The project was on a very tight deadline, the table was built in two days. The first day (the one I had a part in) was gathering materials, cutting all of the pieces, redesigning on the fly, and starting to put the thing together. We did all of this at the studio. The second day (I wasn’t there for that) was a lot of finishing work and putting it all together at the Armory.

AFH Table AFH Table

From the final images I can tell that it came together great (side note: the Armory is awesome). I got to work with some very talented and, more importantly, really great people. I’m very proud to have a small part in this project.

The Plans for the AFH Table

More images can be seen here.