Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
A week ago today we hosted our first and fabulous Grand Opening event of our New Downtown Office!
It was a success! Over 200 people walked through our doors that night! Glorious fun!
We had a magician! a Band! and delicious food! And of course, yummy wines!!
Here are some pics of the hour right before the doors opened....
After that... we barely took the camera out! But we took a few pics for you!! A small sampling of our guests!
Party went on until one in the morning! We were having so much fun, we just couldn't end it at 10pm.
Hope your Friday is Fabulous!!
See you Monday!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The Second Edition of "Wish Me Here"
This time, we're going to the Bahamas!
These buildings are constructed from natural materials and include copper roofs,
limestone-covered exteriors and reclaimed teak...
but enough talking...
lets start dreaming....
you can find them HERE.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Tucson Showroom & Workshop
Friday, November 19, 2010
At Within we love all kinds of Design! As you all know...
Flipping through the December edition of Architectural Digest, something caught our eye...
not your typical interior or furniture piece..but a watch!
Created by the company Van Cleef & Arpels .
This series is called a Poetic Compilation... so dreamy..so well designed..
WE love them!
Of course, our favorite is the kissing couple.
All pieces were designed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht.
Time to go!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Some of you might have heard about Crypton..it's been around for many years.. but surprisingly
I know that I still meet people that have never even heard of it.
Well, these days it is softer, better, stronger, and the patterns have improved as well.
I've had Crypton on my sofa for 5 years. It still looks fresh and brand new!
What has lived on that sofa? pens, markers, food, juice, coffee, popcorn oil....and all
of it has come right off!
Last weekend my nephew got facepaint on the cushions..it's been sitting there all week.
I'll let you know how it turns out after a cleaning.
A little soap a little water and a brush.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Here's a look back in time for some Kitchen and Living Room Inspiration!
We get a kick out of these!
Pattern was everywhere! Flooring, drapes, wall coverings, dish towels . . . match match match..
aaaah yes the era of green carpets...
Cheers to a fabulous Tuesday everyone!
Don't bee too matchy matchy today!
Break the mold! BE different!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Last month we took an entire Tuesday and Wednesday off of work and decided to get out of the city!
Just the break we needed!
This place was super charming and relaxing!
We were surrounded by birds and creatures of all kinds!
One of my favorite things is to really study the textures of things...
so here's a small sampling of the photos that I took during the vacation...
Beauty truly is everywhere!
I am energized are ready to continue with my projects!
I love Arizona!
Hope you find your inspiration in the little things this week!
Happy Monday all!
Friday, November 12, 2010
A few weeks back I took a Sunday stroll through Apple Annie's Orchard.
Ever have those days when you feel uninspired? Well I have just the fix... go to a local Orchard!
Hop in your car/truck/bike and just GO! You'll get re-energized instantly!
What an amazing day!
Here's a clip from their website....
I was going to start with the apple smoked burgers...but the line was too long,
so I started instead with apple icecream followed by pumpkin icecream... all home made!
so fresh! so delicious!
You could actually PICK your favorite Sunflower! I didn't ... but I really enjoyed swimming in the yellow ocean.
Everything smelled so wonderful! The colors were extremely powerful....the textures...
I wanted to start watercoloring!
I picked my first pumpkin straight from the patch! It's sitting in the conference room as I type.
James picked his first watermelon straight from the vine.
It was definitely a day of firsts!!
So if you felt stuck this week...go out and find an orchard..and if you don't have one near you,
then make a promise to yourself that this weekend you will do something you have Never done!
and bring a friend!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
A 1915 warehouse on a busy street in TriBeCa is transformed
into a playful, artistic, phenomenal home!
You'll find the kitchen on the September cover of Interior Design...
as you flip through the glossy pages, one great designer after another ...you get to page 232
and there you will stop.
The article is called "Downtown, a love story"
Just take a look....
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
We came across the UM Project the other day for the first time.
The items by the hydrant are cut from solid cork. The inside detail is powder coated aluminum (recycled)
Is it a chair? Is it a table? Is it an animal?
Ultra contemporary and fabulous!
Thank you to Francois Chambard!
Enjoy your Tuesday!!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
ronx Times-Reporter, September 2010
BRAC will renovate and move throughout Bronx
By Max Mitchell | web link
For at least the next two years, the Bronx River Arts Council will be bringing new art to the community. Literally.
The renovation of BRAC’s decaying headquarters at 1087 East Tremont Avenue will begin soon, and to ensure that services remain strong, galleries and workshops will be held in different art centers and schools around the borough.
“We’re really going to be out there and doing things in various locations around the Bronx,” said Gail Nathan, executive director of the Bronx River Arts Center. “We thought that was appropriate because it affords us greater exposure to the community, so that when we come back, we’ll have friends from all over that will want to come back with us.”
The project will be starting in September, and construction is estimated at about $7 million. The nearly 100-year-old building frame will remain intact, but everything else will be completely gutted and replaced. Additional work on the building will include a rooftop garden, and officials are looking into putting up solar panels or wind turbines to reduce the building’s energy demand.
While the main purpose of the project is to modernize the 16,000-square-foot facility that houses the 23-year-old non-profit arts center and to help it to run more efficiently, the bold green, black, and white neon graphics that will be stamped across the building from top to bottom as part of the new design will also help to attract more patrons to the galleries and programs.
“It’s striking, so nobody is going to miss us,” Nathan said. “Want to keep waving the flag that we’re here. We feel it’s very important not to go silent, but to make an even bigger boom with this project.”
The loud design was one of 13 projects that recently received special recognition from Mayor Bloomberg and the Public Design Commission of New York as one of the city’s top designs.
During the renovation, which is expected to take at least two years, most of BRAC’s services will be moved into a command center on Boston Road, around the corner from the current location. The temporary facility will be large enough for a digital media lab and is where most of the programming will take place.
For the galleries and classes, the center will work with schools and community centers in the program officials are calling “BRAC on the Block”. The art center holds about five galleries each year, and offers about 40 classes a year for teens and adults.
The renovation, which includes about $1 million in additional design and engineering work, is being funded through Mayor Bloomberg, City Council allocations, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., and the city Cultural Affairs Department.
BRAC will also be taking over ownership of the building, which is currently leased from the city.
“We’re finally going to be owners, so this will be stabilizing this institution, which is already stable in the community,” Nathan said. “It really secures our presence here for the next 100 years and beyond.”
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Who is Marimekko?
Marimekko is a leading Finnish textile and clothing design company that was established in 1951.
The company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality clothing, interior decoration textiles, bags and other accessories under the Marimekko brand, both in Finland and abroad.
Simply fabulous..in everything that they do...
you can find them online HERE.
Have a beautiful Thursday designers!