"[{\"id\":557598113954,\"title\":\"Inside Aaron Wiggs’ Brooklyn Home\",\"created_at\":\"2021-10-07T10:35:15-04:00\",\"body_html\":\"\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shogun-root\\\" data-shogun-id=\\\"615c5432877c6400d76114db\\\" data-shogun-site-id=\\\"8ee1c36e-56cd-4bc2-af46-3646ca967ed6\\\" data-shogun-page-id=\\\"615c5432877c6400d76114db\\\" data-shogun-page-version-id=\\\"615f380ab971a900ba067052\\\" data-shogun-platform-type=\\\"shopify\\\" data-shogun-variant-id=\\\"615f380ab971a900ba06719d\\\" data-region=\\\"main\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003clink rel=\\\"stylesheet\\\" type=\\\"text\\\/css\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/cdn.getshogun.com\\\/css-4\\\/615f380ab971a900ba06719d.css\\\"\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\" src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/lib.getshogun.com\\\/lazysizes\\\/2.0.0\\\/shogun-lazysizes.js\\\" async\\u003e\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-vertical-align-wrapper\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box shg-c shogun-livedin-header \\\" id=\\\"s-4373ec20-a9cb-4874-9216-9f8814f99685\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-b5301df6-6d97-4b00-b37a-25804d1fd410\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/a0e71da0-e96e-4f5f-84ae-1d04cacf9370\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image \\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-b5301df6-6d97-4b00-b37a-25804d1fd410' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-5893575d-3ba1-4b8d-9d26-13c196109049\\\" class=\\\"shg-c shg-align-left\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shogun-heading-component\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003ch1\\u003e\\n \\n Inside Aaron Wiggs’ Brooklyn Home\\n \\n \\u003c\\\/h1\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-bd586897-3556-4dd3-ad39-0186acf09d3c\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"blog-custom-date\\\"\\u003e10 07 21\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-livedin-header-details \\\" id=\\\"s-89d1f81c-2305-4307-b88b-1d00b99d0c38\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-row\\\" data-col-grid-mode-on=\\\"\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-0859683c-d70d-4f08-920f-aff714f1af13\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"post-tags\\\"\\u003e\\n Tag1\\\/Tag2 (automatically injected)\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-ca6d221f-84be-4b86-a1a9-a795f9e86d21\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003ch6\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 16px;\\\"\\u003eEmmanuel Olunkwa\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h6\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-67e83260-aa05-4ab9-a25f-9e1094f98c0e\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-3b94b5b6-daf7-4d2c-8374-72b65e185f4c-btn-wrapper\\\" class=\\\"shg-c shg-btn-wrapper shg-align-right\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003ca id=\\\"s-3b94b5b6-daf7-4d2c-8374-72b65e185f4c\\\" class=\\\"shg-btn shg-cse \\\" href=\\\"\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cb\\u003eSHARE\\u003c\\\/b\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-vertical-align-wrapper\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box shg-c shogun-livedin-content \\\" id=\\\"s-21e48155-4323-4743-bf3c-8a0a11961cb8\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-903c6555-3741-4e9d-950c-d8f89b419cdd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAaron Wiggs is a person of the people. Wiggs — as he's infamously known around the city — is a naturally curious person who is observant, sharp, and deeply charismatic. He moves with intention and a type of care that does not go unnoticed. These characteristics materialize in everything he does, from furnishing his apartment to better reflect him and his interests to creating an engaged community with his Sidewalk Sale fundraiser. Wiggs is someone who works relentlessly to meet the moment and manifest the best life for himself and for everyone else around him. We spoke about design, paying attention to habits formed that ultimately define who we are, and the meaning of home. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4ec280de-2be7-4bb5-aa82-904116de2fd5\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-95022dec-be3d-45f5-bd27-3d7aef77d92a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eHow did you end up in New York?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI first visited New York when I was 22 years old. I was living in Los Angeles, fresh out of a break-up, and a few friends of mine were going to New York on a skate trip and invited me. So, I got on a last-minute flight, came to New York, and fell in love with the city. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAt first, I would come to visit every summer for a month or so. I would ask people how they ended up here and how they did it before I mustered up the courage to do so myself. The first place I ever stayed in New York was in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. I loved it — I felt like I was in a Spike Lee film, and I really connected with it as a place.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhy was that?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt was my first impression of New York and reflected the music and the kind of hip-hop that I was listening to like Digable Planets, Black Moon, and a lot of Brooklyn-based artists. I first stayed in Bed-Stuy. I liked the calm and quietness of the neighborhood and the architecture of the brownstones. I remember walking around one day, and I walked through Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, and I just remember saying to myself that this is where I'm going to live. It felt cool because the neighborhood was Black, and I felt like I was at home because of how beautiful and preserved these neighbors are. My favorite movie is Clockers (1995), a Spike Lee film mostly filmed in Fort Greene, and after seeing it in person, I just decided that this is where I wanted to be. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/a48a73d9-db4e-41a8-b8af-429389200b5e\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4cdc838d-35ba-45c7-94e7-d64aad1c8bbd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhat does home mean to you\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhen I first moved to Greenpoint, my attitude towards home was different. Many of my friends at the time wouldn't really leave the neighborhood, and I felt that I didn't move across the country to just post up in one place all the time. I wanted to move around and get to know the city. So it became the kind of thing where I would tell myself, \\\"This is where I pay my rent, this is where I rest my head, and that's it.\\\" It took a few years until I settled into my neighborhood and was able to get comfortable with the scene and form a routine. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eHome is where you can be yourself — you must be happy there because it's your sanctuary. So now, when I come home and open my door, I'm happy to be here. 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It became a habit; my mom noticed that I was bringing them home, and one day she bought a subscription for me. I would always sit in my room and flip through Dwell and bring it wherever I would go. I have always admired interior décor and thought about how it would feel to curate spaces. When I was a kid, I always wanted to know what my friend's rooms looked like, always asking, \\\"What does your room look like? Can I go see it?\\\" I would look at their posters on their wall, their desk, and their bed placement. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI would collect different magazines and look at the photos instead of reading the articles. 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One of the first pieces I bought when I moved in was this blue painting that my friend Caleb Weiss made, who I know through skating. A few years ago, he started painting and posting pictures of his artwork, and I always told myself that once I got my own spot, I would get one of his pieces to hang on the wall. I like the construction and materials of the piece; blue makes me feel good, and it feels reflective of me. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAlso, I have a friend, Vince Skelly, who makes wood sculptures, and I asked him to make me a few stools; one of them is made out of the trunk of a tree from a street that we used to hang out on in L.A.  \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThen I had to decide how I would go about purchasing the big items: my bed, dining room table, and chairs. 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It also must call to me in some kind of way. I send a lot of references and pictures to friends and usually work through how I feel about it in conversations before I really know. Still, it's mostly intuitive for me — I'm always looking for an intimate connection.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-3cf124d8-a74b-49cb-a2ab-33ea66ea8c8f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eLet's talk about the Sidewalk Sale. How did it come about\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt was a weird time, and everything was shut down. We didn't know how long it would last, and the country was in outrage about the collective suffering that Black people have had to endure for the longest time. So we — my friends Perry Goodman, Sachiko Clyde, and myself — decided to do something constructive. And we decided on the Sidewalk Sale and held it Greenpoint.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe morning of the sale, so many people showed up on the park block that I thought I would faint. We ran the first two sales back to back, and they were both successes, and then to do it bi-weekly. This really shifted the conversation of how we would contribute to our immediate communities and charities. Overall, we've raised over $260,000.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-8beef619-f153-4a70-8d61-65127ccc63df\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhat does it mean to do that kind of work for you\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI've been so interested in organizing and activism work since I was a kid. I learned about the work and activism of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, and Malcolm X. The Sidewalk Sale is my own manifestation of the type of work and organizing these four did. I'm interested in providing people with the resources they need and being a pillar of change.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-c10344d1-2c18-403f-8988-437af6c64f4a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eFor more about Aaron please check him out on Instagram:\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp style=\\\"line-height: 8px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/sorrymydude\\\/\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003e@sorrymydude\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-vertical-align-wrapper\\\"\\u003e\\n 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class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-903c6555-3741-4e9d-950c-d8f89b419cdd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eArtist Charles McGee saw the vitality and struggle in Detroit. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe groundbreaking and prolific visual artist, who lived in the city for more than 80 years, created sculptures and sweeping murals in galleries and public spaces that spoke to the importance of community and the beauty of nature. A man who believed his path was intertwined with others, McGee forged the way for contemporary Black artists during a pivotal moment in the 1960s and was a humble beacon in the Detroit arts landscape. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4ec280de-2be7-4bb5-aa82-904116de2fd5\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-95022dec-be3d-45f5-bd27-3d7aef77d92a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eBorn in 1924, McGee grew up in Clemson, South Carolina, on his grandparents’ farm. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eHe wouldn’t attend school until he moved to Detroit with his aunt as part of the Great Migration, which saw millions of African Americans relocate from the rural South to Northern cities. The lights and movement of downtown so captivated the 10-year-old in 1934 that he said it was “like being in a movie.” The world opened up to McGee in the city, and he, in turn, spent the next eight decades trying to understand the world through his art. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIn 1943, McGee enlisted in the Marine Corps as a teenager and was stationed in Nagasaki, Japan, after the atomic bomb was dropped two years later. He \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.youtube.com\\\/watch?v=R0cWegidj3I\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003ecalled\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e war “man’s greatest enemy.” \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMcGee returned to Detroit following World War II, searching for a way to express what he felt when he witnessed our capacity for inhumanity. He attended art classes on the GI Bill at the College for Creative Studies, but he still needed a job.  \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhile he studied classic techniques, McGee’s work experiences also impacted his approach in the studio. A factory job taught him to weld — a life skill for a sculptor — and his time as a cartographer was reflected in the straight, bold black lines and swirling topography of his mixed media works.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/035df6c4-0330-42c7-88a0-341307187b71\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-deec5800-371a-4fba-baff-3e0fbdbe7568\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 12px; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWoman Holding Baby — charcoal on paper (1960s) \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4cdc838d-35ba-45c7-94e7-d64aad1c8bbd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMcGee developed an early following with paintings and charcoal drawings that focused on Black urban life. His stripped-down portraits were captivating looks at real moments. They stood in stark contrast to the rising popularity of Color Field paintings in the 1950s, where artists like Mark Rothko created abstract geometric pops of color. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMcGee’s innate ability to see others and uplift them is part of why he is beloved in Detroit. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eEven as his work moved from realistic portraits to more impressionistic shapes in the 1960s, they kept their emotional power because of McGee’s unwavering message that a community should always strive to come together. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eDetroit broke apart in July of 1967, in a moment that deeply impacted McGee. The \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/time.com\\\/4879062\\\/detroit-1967-real-history\\\/\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eDetroit Rebellion\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e was a five-day clash between citizens and police that left 43 dead and the city in flames. The unrest stemmed from tension between the Black community and metropolitan police, declining economic prospects for urban dwellers as large manufacturers shifted production away from cities, and increased racial segregation brought about by discriminatory housing practices. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e“There were several people I know that were killed during the riot,” McGee said during the dedication of United We Stand, a piece he created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Detroit Rebellion. “We don’t know what good is unless we have bad. [The Detroit Rebellion] was one of the great influences in trying to learn art and bettering my condition so I could compete in the world.” \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMcGee again turned to art when faced with tragedy. After a year of study in Barcelona, Spain, he returned to Detroit, seeking to create opportunities for others. In 1969, he exhibited a groundbreaking show, “Seven Black Artists,” at the Detroit Artists Market that highlighted his work and that of six Black contemporaries. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e“All of my work has to do with dependence on each other, how we come together,” McGee said. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eHe used the momentum generated by that show to open Gallery 7, a cooperative art space. It was a seminal moment — one often overlooked nationally in favor of \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.nytimes.com\\\/interactive\\\/2020\\\/04\\\/13\\\/t-magazine\\\/black-art-galleries.html\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003esimilar efforts\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e in Los Angeles and New York City — that shifted the course of contemporary art in Detroit, elevating Black painters and sculptors and creating a welcoming space that thrummed with life. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMcGee continually looked to share what he had learned, likely because of what education had meant to him when he arrived in Detroit. He offered free art classes to children and adults at the Charles McGee School For the Arts. He would teach at universities and art centers for more than four decades.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-db0a43e1-8248-4358-a0fe-463293691192\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/fe6084dc-f0eb-4ad9-9cd1-45978252a42d\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-db0a43e1-8248-4358-a0fe-463293691192' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-0cd54573-b8be-4e43-acc5-3ea2fdeab6d3\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 12px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e“Untitled” mural on 250 W. Larned\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 12px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e St. (1974), restored in 2019\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 12px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cbr\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-3cf124d8-a74b-49cb-a2ab-33ea66ea8c8f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMcGee’s profile grew in the latter half of his life as the force of his generous spirit worked on the world like water on a stone. In the early 1970s, he brought vibrant colors and geometric shapes to the skyline of Detroit. An untitled mural — recently refurbished — from 1974 still enlivens the bricks at 234 W. Larned Street. At the same time, he advocated for other artists, co-founding the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, a non-profit, community art space, in 1979. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAs he fostered conversations around contemporary art and artists, his works spoke powerful odes to the joy of creation. McGee’s optimism perhaps best shines through in “Noah’s Ark: Genesis,” completed in 1984. Here, a bold combination of painting, collaged fabric, and masonite appears in perpetual motion. It’s a festive celebration of what it means to be alive. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eEven with opportunities to showcase his art internationally and in major U.S. cities, he preferred the city where he first saw lights. Everything, in turn, was pulled into his orbit. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMcGee saw the ebb and flow of Detroit like the ebb and flow of nature. Over decades and hundreds of paintings, he became the metro’s storyteller as the city expanded and contracted. In 2008, McGee was the first recipient of the Kresge Foundation’s Eminent Artist Award to honor the impact he had on the culture of Detroit. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e“I keep reaching for something that’s better than what I am or where I am,” McGee \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.youtube.com\\\/watch?v=O7OO33M8lI8\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003esaid\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e late in his career. “I think that some of the things I do are inspired moments in time.” \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMcGee suffered a stroke in 2011 but didn’t allow his diminished physical capacity to derail what he saw as a calling. His work bloomed in scope and ambition, as he used computers for the first time to sketch mural ideas and hired fellow artists to paint and assemble sculptures.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-da49faf5-6014-4d5a-8a5f-9fb81a200d7c\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/9545eee9-6388-4faf-8bcb-f5d4e54f2b4f\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-da49faf5-6014-4d5a-8a5f-9fb81a200d7c' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-e6723108-cd63-4755-8683-c6c9aadefcd5\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 12px; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003eUntitled We Stand (2016)\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-719f4b96-3b48-44f0-b505-4b0d3172071b\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eOne of his inspired moments came in 2016 with “United We Stand,” a metal sculpture that soars 20-feet-high in front of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Unveiled in 2016, the piece features seven black-and-white, intertwined figures, an undulating collection of shapes and lines. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e“Everything changes. It rearranges. And therefore it continues in that state,” McGee \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.youtube.com\\\/watch?v=O7OO33M8lI8\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003esaid\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e at the dedication of the work. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e“United We Stand” is a stirring reminder of the Detroit Rebellion and the fact that McGee had been creating dialogue in and about Detroit for half a century. His vision grew as he aged, powered by an internal well of exuberance for life. He often talked about drawing energy from the revitalization of Detroit. 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In its 11th edition, Month of Design offers local designers an opportunity to showcase their work in various exhibitions, installations, and talks. We had a chance to speak with emerging designer Yazmin Dababneh, one of the participating artists of the event. Once focused on science, Yazmin made the shift to art full-time. Her work is driven by her fascination with quantum physics, metaphysics, and the unseen energy in all matter. Her use of glass, steel, light, shadow, and video projection is uniquely paired to evoke a sense of interconnectedness and wonder. Hear from Yazmin about her art, inspiration, and current work on display at Month of Design.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4ec280de-2be7-4bb5-aa82-904116de2fd5\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-95022dec-be3d-45f5-bd27-3d7aef77d92a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eTell us a bit about yourself and what got you into art\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI actually started out studying biomedical sciences. I had always had a passion for drawing and painting when I was younger. Still, I didn't really know anybody who was an artist, so I didn't think it was possible to become an artist. Then, two years into biomedical sciences, I realized it just wasn't what I wanted to study and switched completely into the creative route. I spent one semester at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, took a year and a half off and did a little bit of film school, and then came back to CCS a year and a half later.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/9421086b-4589-46d6-944e-f62bae46f703\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-bc9b5076-5421-4671-8563-56213097e69c\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 12px;\\\"\\u003eArtist Yazmin Dababneh working with glass.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4cdc838d-35ba-45c7-94e7-d64aad1c8bbd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhat is it that inspired you to move into the type of art you do\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI created a lot of hyper-realistic work when working in 2D, and I did explore abstract painting. It was fun, but there was just something missing. Then, I came across a glass-blowing studio. When I first saw it in person, it was just so mesmerizing — the way the material is so unpredictable and fluid. The different states that it goes through just fascinated me. I think glass is what forced me to start working three-dimensionally.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAnd then, after COVID happened, I lost access to studios. But what I had access to were a bunch of glass pieces laying around and a couple of projectors, and I thought maybe I could try and work with what I have. 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color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eTell us about your home space. Do you work in your home? Do you use studio spaces around Detroit?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI had always told myself that I wanted to find a space where I could be surrounded by my artwork. I realized that I should have been more specific because I am so surrounded by my work; it's like a jungle gym walking through my house. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI kind of work all over the place, although this summer I did mainly work out of my home. When preparing for this exhibition over the summer, I used an angle grinder right on my front lawn! I do still work over at the College for Creative Studies. For glass blowing, I work in a couple of private studios. I also do assist with the demos on the weekends at the Flint Institute of Arts. I also sometimes work at Acorn Glassworks in Plymouth, at a few studios at the Russell Industrial Center, and Epiphany Glass in Pontiac. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-80a12f34-b2a5-463a-ae53-45b29a03715f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAre there any artists that have sort of served as inspiration or influence for you\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eYes! Stephen Knapp and Paul Friedlander. Stephen Knapp used these tiny pieces of colored glass, placed them on the wall, and then used light at an angle to create, what he called, lightpaintings. Paul Friedlander is a physicist who became a light artist and is known for kinetic light sculptures.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-3cf124d8-a74b-49cb-a2ab-33ea66ea8c8f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow did you end up working with Detroit Month of Design?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI had this wild idea for my proposal, which I called YayaLand Takeover — I would cover all of the CCS campus lights with this dichroic film, which is a transparent iridescent film that changes colors depending on what angle you look at it. And my proposal was accepted. Soon after, Design Core and Rocket Companies approached me because they saw my work on my website and social media. They were looking for an artist or a designer to create an immersive exhibition. And that's how I got the exhibition.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-da49faf5-6014-4d5a-8a5f-9fb81a200d7c\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/1d2e69a8-085e-4406-9fd1-c90f0251d2c1\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-da49faf5-6014-4d5a-8a5f-9fb81a200d7c' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-a8f81fee-7561-498c-accc-e0de614d47fd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 12px;\\\"\\u003eYayaLand Takeover \\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e—\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e immersive experience on CSS campus using dichroic film and light (2021)\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-8beef619-f153-4a70-8d61-65127ccc63df\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDescribe the exhibition to us.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt's called Moments of Immersion, and basically, each piece is just its own little moment of interaction or immersion. Each piece has a projector that activates it, and all of the projections deal with nature in some way. I call them crafted landscapes. They're just mostly flowing forms, and then I have a projector hitting it in some way. The nature landscape projected onto the crafted landscape gets distorted because of all the dips and humps and bumps. So it creates a state of contemplation when you're staring at it.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4db59bb3-3f36-4d09-9c4c-042ea6bcb680\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shogun-video shogun-video-16x9\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n\\n \\n\\n \\n \\u003ciframe class=\\\"shogun-video-embed shogun-lazyload\\\" data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/player.vimeo.com\\\/video\\\/506308421?autoplay=0\\u0026amp;loop=0\\\" allowfullscreen title=\\\"Embedded Vimeo Video\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/iframe\\u003e\\n \\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-0ff5e09c-3ccd-4057-b0ce-b1a8ebc7b7d7\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 12px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 12px;\\\"\\u003eImmersive Sculpture II \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e—\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 12px;\\\"\\u003e immersive interaction piece that uses slumped glass, projection, acrylic, experimental film, and foam (2021)\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-7db3b11d-8acf-47b3-bc03-0c494abb59c8\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat are you hoping for people to experience or feel as they're there or leaving? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIn some way or another, all of my work deals with this invisible, unseen realm that connects everything in the universe. I hope that people get excited about the work, wonder about it, and walk away contemplating their own personal realities and how they perceive the world around them.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-c10344d1-2c18-403f-8988-437af6c64f4a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIf you’d like to see Yazmin’s work, visit the Moments of Immersion exhibition located at the First National Building, 660 Woodward Ave., Suite 6, now through Sunday, September 26. For more information on dates and times, visit: \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/designcore.org\\\/event\\\/moments-of-immersion\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003edesigncore.org\\\/event\\\/moments-of-immersion\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMake sure to check out YayaLand Takeover on the CCS campus beginning at sundown.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eFor more about Yazmin please check out:\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp style=\\\"line-height: 8px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.yazdab.com\\\/\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" 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\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-vertical-align-wrapper\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box shg-c shogun-livedin-content \\\" id=\\\"s-21e48155-4323-4743-bf3c-8a0a11961cb8\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-903c6555-3741-4e9d-950c-d8f89b419cdd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe’re still spending a lot of time indoors, curled up on the sofa or in bed, catching up on shows and movies, discovering new music, and reading more books than before. And with fall just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to share our favorite binge-worthy movies and TV, books, and music. You’ll find there’s something on this list for everyone.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4ec280de-2be7-4bb5-aa82-904116de2fd5\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/d58501eb-e661-452c-b0e5-f7ab560fc203\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-b1a38995-d300-47e7-b6e0-30eb850434d2\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-95022dec-be3d-45f5-bd27-3d7aef77d92a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 30px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eBooks\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 24px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe Ministry for the Future - Kim Stanley Robinson\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe genre of science-fiction that lays out worse-case scenarios — think Day After Tomorrow\\u003cem data-stringify-type=\\\"italic\\\"\\u003e —\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e is a list that runs long. \\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023; text-decoration: underline;\\\" title=\\\"The Ministry for the Future\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.goodreads.com\\\/book\\\/show\\\/50998056-the-ministry-for-the-future?from_search=true\\u0026amp;from_srp=true\\u0026amp;qid=hydKADnSvy\\u0026amp;rank=1\\\"\\u003eThe Ministry for the Future \\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003efrom the author Kim Stanley Robinson, takes a bit of a different approach. While using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all, it ultimately offers a hopeful vision of how we could solve some of our greatest shared challenges.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 26px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; font-size: 24px;\\\"\\u003eCrying in H Mart - Michelle Zauner\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eA popular book of summer 2021, \\u003cspan style=\\\"text-decoration: underline;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023; text-decoration: underline;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.goodreads.com\\\/book\\\/show\\\/54814676-crying-in-h-mart?ac=1\\u0026amp;from_search=true\\u0026amp;qid=4JUO3wKYtH\\u0026amp;rank=1\\\"\\u003eCrying in H Mart\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e is a memoir by Michelle Zauner, lead vocalist of the band Japanese Breakfast and author of the 2018 \\u003cem\\u003eNew Yorker\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e essay with the same title. It’s a story exploring her Korean-American identity, coping with grief, and her complicated relationship with her mother.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 24px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe Keeper of Lost Causes - Jussi Adler-Olsen\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"text-decoration: underline;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023; text-decoration: underline;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.goodreads.com\\\/book\\\/show\\\/10822858-the-keeper-of-lost-causes\\\"\\u003eThe Keeper of Lost Causes\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e is the first in the Department Q mystery series by Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen. Meet Carl Mork, a detective in charge of Copenhagen’s coldest cases, and his assistant Assad. If you love a good crime novel full of mystery and thrill, you’ll enjoy this book — and series — that became an international bestseller.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-45631d37-4868-455f-aa0c-48891e87c03c\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-6dad8351-e695-4d36-bcc6-7ea9f7686aad\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/0c3b994c-b7b6-4ca8-88c8-7aff92bf323d\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-6dad8351-e695-4d36-bcc6-7ea9f7686aad' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4cdc838d-35ba-45c7-94e7-d64aad1c8bbd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-1abb7d7c-2b6f-45d5-a568-694f04da1f1e\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-719f4b96-3b48-44f0-b505-4b0d3172071b\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 30px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eMovies and TV\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 24px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eSchmigadoon!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eModern-day comedy meets the classical musical grandeur of the 1940s in this \\u003cspan style=\\\"text-decoration: underline;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023; text-decoration: underline;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/tv.apple.com\\\/us\\\/episode\\\/schmigadoon\\\/umc.cmc.r9kgdkw60t2720ijef36n6hl?action=playSmartEpisode\\\"\\u003eApple TV+\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e original. A couple on a backpacking trip in hopes of repairing their relationship discover a magical town living in a Golden Age-style musical. They then learn that they can't leave until they find true love. It’s full of clever jokes, and the ensembles are sure to entertain. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 24px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eCrip Camp: A Disability Revolution\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eExecutive produced by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, this edgy documentary offers a glimpse into the history of the Disability Rights Movement. The film follows the journey of a group of teens at Camp Jened — a summer camp for disabled teens — many of whom lead the path toward greater equality. Watch this \\u003cspan style=\\\"text-decoration: underline;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023; text-decoration: underline;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.netflix.com\\\/title\\\/81001496\\\"\\u003eAcademy Award-nominated film on Netflix\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 24px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eHow To with John Wilson\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eExplore the absurdities and complexities of day-to-day life in New York City in this comedy docuseries on \\u003cspan style=\\\"text-decoration: underline;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023; text-decoration: underline;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.hbo.com\\\/how-to-with-john-wilson\\\"\\u003eHBO Max\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e. Documentary filmmaker John Wilson, in this odyssey of self-discovery and cultural observation, covertly filming the lives of fellow New Yorkers while taking countless opportunities to make small talk with fellow New Yorkers. It’s a unique comedy by Wilson, who also wrote, directed, filmed, produced, and narrated the series.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-32360f54-262f-45d3-a052-927a9bc2daae\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-da49faf5-6014-4d5a-8a5f-9fb81a200d7c\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/b30b8a80-03c4-4ac1-981c-c99fe4faa0c8\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-da49faf5-6014-4d5a-8a5f-9fb81a200d7c' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-5d372f26-2b97-4acb-8dac-009485cbf09c\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-3cf124d8-a74b-49cb-a2ab-33ea66ea8c8f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 30px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eMusic\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 24px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eGrandezza - Sessa\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"text-decoration: underline;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023; text-decoration: underline;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/open.spotify.com\\\/album\\\/1zv75ZX0c5m3tPeC6ZgEOZ?autoplay=true\\\"\\u003eThe debut album\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e by Sao Paulo’s Sessa is a fresh take on contemporary Brazilian music. The simple, minimalist sound, Portuguese verses, and touches of tropicalia and free jazz make this the perfect soundtrack for outdoor evening dinners with friends, morning coffee, road trips … basically any time. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 24px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003ePlay \\u0026amp; Play: The B-Sides - Moby\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIf you are new to Moby, this album is a good introduction to a variety of his music. \\u003cspan style=\\\"text-decoration: underline;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023; text-decoration: underline;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/open.spotify.com\\\/album\\\/0t4ItMJbYMYLzvEO7tzt0B\\\"\\u003eOn this album\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e are tracks from his album \\u003cem\\u003ePlay (1999)\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e and \\u003cem\\u003ePlay: The B-Sides (2000)\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e, which are outtakes that didn’t make it onto the \\u003cem\\u003ePlay \\u003c\\\/em\\u003ealbum. It has famous tracks that you might be familiar with, like \\\"Flower\\\" featured in the movie Gone in 60 Seconds. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 24px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eDesign Matters with Debbie Millman\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eDesign is a hot topic for us. 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\\\" id=\\\"s-21e48155-4323-4743-bf3c-8a0a11961cb8\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-903c6555-3741-4e9d-950c-d8f89b419cdd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe visited Austin-based artist Codie O’Connor in her live-work studio space — a warm, cozy space, with decor that reflects the art she creates. The abstract painter draws inspiration from everyday life, and her home offers plenty of it. A space dedicated to creatives, the home reflects the artistry and visions of previous creatives who lived there. We spoke with Codie about her home and what she draws for inspiration in both her artwork and in home decor.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4ec280de-2be7-4bb5-aa82-904116de2fd5\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-95022dec-be3d-45f5-bd27-3d7aef77d92a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eGive us an intro!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMy name is Codie, and I am a painter with a studio based out of Austin, Texas!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4cdc838d-35ba-45c7-94e7-d64aad1c8bbd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em;\\\"\\u003eYour artwork is very calming. What is the biggest inspiration behind your art? Is there a reason you choose to work with specific colors or patterns? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThank you! That makes me happy. I don't have one main inspiration for my work; all of my work is a direct reflection of my day-to-day life and serves as a sort of accidental mirror into how I'm feeling. The paintings I make are an attempt to access the part of my brain that doesn't have rules or limitations or judgment and just lets me experience color and shape in whatever form it comes out as.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe color palette I work with is based on what I'm drawn to at the time and is often repeated until my brain has fully wrapped itself around the depths of the color combination. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhen it comes to patterns, linework is certainly a recurring one in my work — I've been doing that since I was a kid doodling on napkins and homework. I'm not totally sure what it means other than it just feels good to my eye and hand. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI think music is incredibly influential in my work as I am often surrounded by it. My partner is a musician, as well as many of my friends. I've been drawn to music from the 60s to early 70s since I was a little kid listening to Neil Young in the car with my parents. 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Were there elements that you were drawn to? Does your home help you channel creativity?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMy partner and I rent this house. It's affordable, allows for both of us to have studios, and it has 1917 charm. Also, it didn't hurt that, for whatever reason, peacocks happen to roam this particular South Austin neighborhood. Our landlord has kept his rent at a reasonable rate in hopes of fostering a little oasis for creatives. He wants tenants involved in the creative industry who love and want to take care of this house, and in some way, make it their own. A concept that has probably all but died since the 1970s. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThis house is outfitted with beautiful carpentry by a former tenant who was a carpenter, a somewhat self-sustaining A-frame in the backyard built by a hippie couple that eventually moved to Mexico, and little wabi-sabi touches all over. These features give you glimpses into lives lived out in this little artists' haven. The wood floors, the exposed brick in the kitchen where a fireplace used to be, the clawfoot tub, and all the special little quirks that surely would have been erased if a new property owner were to take over. In this way, this house does help channel creativity. It's a safe space for me and also serves as a revolving door for all of our friends who regularly bring their instruments, their cameras, or their fresh batch of tepache that they've brewed. I certainly feel like this home has felt like a second home for many of our friends to create in as well. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eHome design, to me, is just an extension of how I express myself. What I do in my studio and the headspace that I go into doesn't just stop when I leave the four walls of my studio; it naturally seeps into the things around me. Maybe our home's most intentional design aspect is using our collection of records and stereo system as the focal point of the living room area. 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When decorating your space, what type of art catches your eye\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI do have one of my own paintings hanging in my house. I don't decorate my home around hanging my own art normally, but this particular painting has a deeper story involved. It's a giant canvas stretched over homemade (far too heavy for its own good) stretcher bars. One day, back in college, I was biking to work and saw this couple throwing this giant canvas out. The couple was getting rid of all of their belongings — including this giant canvas — to travel the country by motorcycle. I was a broke college student who regularly painted on cardboard because it was free. I promptly threw my bike down on the ground and lugged this canvas back to my house, figuring that work could wait. It lived on my porch that year (because it was too big to fit in my tiny room) and has been in every house I've lived in since. It has layers and layers of different paintings dating back to when I was 21. It's a painting that slowly evolves over time and grows with me. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIronically, I don't own many paintings by other artists, but I'd like to! I've noticed that I am really drawn to photography when it comes to hanging art in my house. But I also don't have any rules when it comes to art — if it catches my eye, even if it's different than the rest of the pieces I have in my house, that's really all that matters to me. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDo you find the decor of your home reflects the art you create?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI think the decor of my house likely reflects the art I create. Both my house and what I make are extensions of how I express myself, so I feel like it'd be inevitable! \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eTell us about a couple of your favorite pieces.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eOne of my favorite pieces in my house is a ceramic bust on a wood slate (artist unknown) from my childhood home, and it's one of the earliest pieces that I have a memory of. Another is a rare Milton Glasser Bob Dylan print that is hard to find in good condition and is typically fairly pricey. My partner and I had been looking for one for years, and one day, we hit the jackpot and found it in a vintage store for $14! I also love my Kelly Lu drawing titled \\\"Cultural Appropriation.\\\" I was 22 and used the little money I had to buy it. It was the first piece of art that I ever purchased and is somewhat sentimental and nostalgic because of that.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-da49faf5-6014-4d5a-8a5f-9fb81a200d7c\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/d504dab2-47d7-4f04-ba27-f6b39db587e0\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-da49faf5-6014-4d5a-8a5f-9fb81a200d7c' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-3cf124d8-a74b-49cb-a2ab-33ea66ea8c8f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eYou were able to create a studio space in your home. How have you designed the space to work for you? Can you tell us more about what makes for a great studio space and how you draw inspiration from your studio?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eBecause I'm just a renter, I worked around the existing space. Luckily I had pretty good bones to work with — large windows, good light, and a sun seat facing a giant pomegranate tree that grows just outside the window. To make the space function a little better as a studio, I took down the blinds, kept bulky furniture out, and painted the floors white to let light bounce around more easily. I personally think that an open floor plan, giant windows that open up to let the breeze in, and some storage space for a plethora of art supplies would make for a great studio space. 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What made you choose to focus solely on your art?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eBeing a full-time artist certainly wasn't always my plan, but when I look back, I can sort of connect the dots and see how I got here. In college, I studied arts management, which I often describe as a major that utilizes both sides of the brain. I had so many friends in college who were doing incredible work, and I was so inspired by them that I'd constantly brag about them. I wanted to work in a space that essentially boosted up my friends' artwork; I wanted to go to work and be surrounded by art that I was excited about. When I graduated, I worked at a contemporary art gallery and got to do what I went to college to do, which was amazing. But eventually, I left and traveled for a while, and when I came back to the U.S. and was waiting to hear back from jobs, I painted — A LOT. Eventually, a small business asked me to create a series of paintings for their shop, which sort of snowballed into making commissions and eventually murals. I couldn't have planned for it, but now I feel so spoiled and can't imagine doing anything other than what I am doing right now.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-c10344d1-2c18-403f-8988-437af6c64f4a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eHas your style evolved over time? Does this reflect in your art and home\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI hope so! 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While she is known for her creative approach to fashion, she’s spent the last year in Los Angeles designing a space that’s just as inventive. We got a chance to speak to Alyssa about some of the special second-hand pieces she is drawn to, her realistic sensibility about design inspiration, and why she always loves to mix the old and the new. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4ec280de-2be7-4bb5-aa82-904116de2fd5\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-95022dec-be3d-45f5-bd27-3d7aef77d92a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eYou’ve been setting up your space over the last few months — did any of your design priorities change with the onset of the pandemic? 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Books? Stores? Instagram accounts? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eYes, all of the above, but I also just jump on what truly excites me, and always ask myself if I really love each item along the way. Then, somehow, that becomes an aesthetic that’s all my own, that you can’t really box into any particular name or style, and I love that about the process. I feel that my spaces never end up looking like the inspiration images I save, and I’m okay with it because I love watching it take shape as its own “thing” entirely — something totally “me.”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-80a12f34-b2a5-463a-ae53-45b29a03715f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eDo you tend to change and experiment with your furniture\\\/decor or do you stop once you consider a space “done”? What’s the latest piece you’ve added to the space?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI agree with those who say that interiors are like living, breathing beings that are constantly changing and evolving along with you. 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a scam but I’m just so glad it wasn’t... ha.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-c10344d1-2c18-403f-8988-437af6c64f4a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eFor more about Alyssa please check out:\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp style=\\\"line-height: 8px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/alyssainthecity\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e@alyssainthecity\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003cbr\\u003e\\u003cbr\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp style=\\\"line-height: 8px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/alyssacoscarelli.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: 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id=\\\"s-21e48155-4323-4743-bf3c-8a0a11961cb8\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-903c6555-3741-4e9d-950c-d8f89b419cdd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp dir=\\\"ltr\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/saladforpresident\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eJulia Sherman\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e spent the last year creating an edible garden at her Los Angeles home. The cook, writer, \\u0026amp; photographer behind the \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/saladforpresident.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eblog \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eand \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/saladforpresident.com\\\/the-book\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003esubsequent books\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e Salad for President and ArtParties, sees the creative potential in everything she does — including the lush landscape she’s created around the exterior of her Boyd Georgi-designed “glass tree house” that seems to float over a rugged stream. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe visited Julia’s garden, where she spends time with her family cultivating the ingredients to her famous salads, and spoke to the author about the emotion resonance of the space, the most delicious things she’s harvested, and the party she’s dreaming about throwing. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4ec280de-2be7-4bb5-aa82-904116de2fd5\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-95022dec-be3d-45f5-bd27-3d7aef77d92a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eFor the past year you’ve been in the process of making this beautiful home your own. Can you talk a little bit about that outdoor space? Has it been shaped by your work as a cook and a writer?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI am a cook, artist, writer and photographer. I never call myself a professional gardener because I feel like I'm a lifelong student and definitely still learning a lot. I try to keep all my work within the intersection of the art world and the food world, and to think about how creative people integrate food into their everyday lives. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe garden for me is my meditation, but it also really dovetails really nicely with my work. I grow a lot of the things that I find difficult to source. Those are more unusual herbs and vegetables. Then just the things that I find I need on a daily basis, especially during the pandemic it's been really nice to not have to be constantly outsourcing everything. When we bought the house, the front garden was the previous owner’s prize rose garden, but my friend Nina Whitethorn helped me to make it into our vegetable garden. She was my savior because the week that we were supposed to be planting, I got COVID. We had to plant, and she just took the reins and got everything in the ground for me while I was really, really sick.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe plantings are really happy because it gets full sun. The back of the house was a very extreme slope and a conundrum from a landscaping point of view, because the house is cantilevered over a natural stream, and there's a bridge that goes over it. I knew I wanted to have a fruit orchard back there, so we worked with Terremoto to make what we call our Zorro cut through the landscape. It's like a big extreme switchback, a Z-shaped path in the back. Along it are fruit trees and a lot of native plants and pollinators. The idea being that we're growing a lot of native plants that attract bees and birds, butterflies. Then we have 30 different types of fruit trees growing back there.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/9be281a9-c984-4392-8d6d-46452a568537\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4cdc838d-35ba-45c7-94e7-d64aad1c8bbd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eYour garden is full of edible plants that often form the base of your cooking. What are you growing\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eRight now I'm growing cardamom, which is totally amazing because the leaves smell incredible. All my cilantro has gone to seed now, but that was great. The green coriander berry is amazing and people don't use it enough. Before it dries and becomes a coriander seed, it's this really bright, vibrant green berry. I just harvested artichokes and marinated them in oil, which is really delicious. I have a curry plant which is something so special. You often see curry leaves in Indian food, often fried and added to rice, but it's really hard to find fresh curry leaves. That is a really cool thing.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhat else? Oh, ice lettuce, which is this succulent plant. The stems and the stalks look like they're covered in little droplets of water, but it's actually just these nodules of salty deliciousness. That is a really cool plant that is hard to get to establish, but once it takes off, it just does its own thing and barely needs any water.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c \\\" id=\\\"s-deeb665d-48f1-4bd0-adac-7278d1d966ba\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-row\\\" data-col-grid-mode-on=\\\"\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-6\\\"\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-0dd1ed3a-aa0f-4d68-8969-1c1e6cb42039\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/caf9bcf6-09eb-43b7-ab5c-141f6875f86c\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-0dd1ed3a-aa0f-4d68-8969-1c1e6cb42039' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-6\\\"\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-18875868-025e-4050-9a5d-d4f7eb590b5f\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/ce771bb7-6dec-40e8-8063-cdf9a9b140ba\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-18875868-025e-4050-9a5d-d4f7eb590b5f' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-719f4b96-3b48-44f0-b505-4b0d3172071b\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhat emotions does this outdoor space, which you’ve put so much effort into creating, evoke? Did you create those feelings very intentionally or has it been more of an organic experience (no pun intended)\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI'd say there's a mix. I tried to really keep feelings of anxiety at bay because with edible plants you have a lot of constant responsibilities. You're mulching, you're pruning, you're doing pest control. Each of them has a personality of their own. There are times when it can feel like every time I go outside, I'm like, \\\"Oh, fuck. I have just so much to do.\\\" It always feels for me really urgent.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eBut then I think the other part of it is this deep satisfaction of feeling self-sustaining. There's also a lot less pressure in terms of everyday cooking, because when you make a salad from the garden and you pick 20 different greens that are just right there, you don't have to do much. You can just put vinegar and olive oil on it and it tastes delicious. I think there's this sort of comfort with simplicity because you feel so accomplished already at having grown the vegetables.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI'm a nurturer, and plants just make you feel like you're constantly moving in the right direction. So for me, that's important. I think as an East Coaster in LA, I miss the seasons. The best way here to really actually connect with the seasons is to grow food, because you experience the reality of them with your hands. I would actually have no idea that it was April right now if there weren’t artichokes and fava beans growing.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-80a12f34-b2a5-463a-ae53-45b29a03715f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eHas being at home over the course of the pandemic changed how you think about your home and garden at all?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhen we first moved in, which was peak pandemic, I found myself putting a lot of my feelings of lack of control into the house and having a really hard time accepting the fact that a project like this is never done.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eGetting to spending so much time in the home with all of us— we have a two year old and I am expecting our second baby in July—has definitely made us realize that we have to actually to be really intentional about enjoying our space and not thinking of it as always something that's waiting for our attention to fix it, or to change it. We just have been looking around like, \\\"We're so lucky and so happy to be here.\\\" I think that it’s made it an important time as a family to just be somewhere where we can be outside and garden together and just feel grateful for what we have.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-da49faf5-6014-4d5a-8a5f-9fb81a200d7c\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/b4db67a0-da20-489f-900f-4d132c268ff7\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-da49faf5-6014-4d5a-8a5f-9fb81a200d7c' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-3cf124d8-a74b-49cb-a2ab-33ea66ea8c8f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eYou obviously are spending a lot of time in your garden with your family and for your work, but how else do you envision sharing this space down the road?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe are serial entertainers and hosts. My next book is actually all about entertaining. It’s called \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.amazon.com\\\/dp\\\/B08WJVDMKK\\\/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8\\u0026amp;btkr=1\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eArty Parties: an Entertaining Cookbook\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e, and it’s all about the concept of entertaining as an experimental pursuit that is also fulfilling for your guests and for you as a host. So, entertaining was such an important part of our vision for this house. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe're really feeling like we need to have a big party, because we're used to having 30 people over for dinner on a regular basis. We haven't been able to do that. The past year really has been a very different experience of a house that we designed to be a place that can accommodate people really collectively and comfortably. I think it's been very weird for us to not have had that and have lived here over a year.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe're having a baby in July. I'm so excited about the bris because it's the first chance we'll probably have to have a real party. I'm the only person who's ever been excited about a bris! I think the vision ultimately is that there's always somebody crashing and people show up for dinner unannounced, and that's just not been a reality. 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My philosophy about gardening is to let it start to breathe and have its own rhythms. This year is my second year with the garden. The thing that's the most gratifying right now is seeing how there are things that are just feeding themselves.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI don't pull things as soon as they start to look like they're done or they're not giving me what I want, I let them go to seed or I let them flower. That way they're feeding the bees and the pollinators, but also it lets me use the plant in its entirety. Now I have a Calendula that I didn't plant that's just growing up everywhere, and Chrysanthemum and Dill and things that I didn't plan for. I love that the garden gets to that place where it's a living breathing thing and it really just takes on a life of its own.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-c10344d1-2c18-403f-8988-437af6c64f4a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eFor more about Julia please check out:\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp style=\\\"line-height: 8px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/saladforpresident.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eSalad for President\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp style=\\\"line-height: 8px;\\\"\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-vertical-align-wrapper\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box 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shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eA conversation with Woon founder, Keegan Fong. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4ec280de-2be7-4bb5-aa82-904116de2fd5\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-95022dec-be3d-45f5-bd27-3d7aef77d92a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eCan you tell me how Woon came about?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWoon was a passion project \\\/ pop up concept that started in 2014 born out of a desire to share my mom’s (Mama Fong’s) food. I’d come home from my day job and just feel like I needed to work on my own thing, so I decided to build a business plan for a theoretical noodle shop. One day, my cousin presented us with an opportunity to be a food vendor at Parachute Market - a Los Angeles-based craft fair which was being hosted at my Uncle’s antique showroom, JF Chen Antiques. I rallied my family together, and we built a pop up business - from logo conception, apron design, menu, food cart build – within 30 days. It was pretty unbelievable now that I think about it. We sold out of food both days of the event and from then on we just became a noodle cart pop up, jumping around different bars\\\/venues in Los Angeles. Our main spot was an alleyway behind our friends’ studio in Koreatown called Pico Studio. It was pretty much always a BYOB party with our friends DJing and us providing the food. In 2018, I decided to quit my job, raise some money and find a location to make Woon a permanent restaurant concept which opened its doors in March of 2019. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/0c2bee4f-00a9-4ac5-8a11-81f4d6aff9f8\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4cdc838d-35ba-45c7-94e7-d64aad1c8bbd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhile we were at the space you pointed out a lot of furniture pieces that were gifted to you by family members—can you tell us how your family has been involved in the restaurant and design of the space? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMy family and friends built this entire place….literally and figuratively. I had taught my brother-in-law, Philipp, how to use a wok during the pop up days, so he was literally cooking all the noodles along with my mom and I every single pop up. When I first opened, he managed the kitchen for a few months so I could focus on running the business. My sister, Andrea, and cousin, Bianca, helped me with all the merchandising and front of house training when we first opened. My mom trained the entire kitchen on her recipes after her radiation appointments because she had been diagnosed with breast cancer the week after I signed the lease on this place.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIn terms of the design of the space…the Chinese cabinets, framed photos, and some various vases are “borrowed” from my mom’s house. I still need to replace those for her :). My uncle is in antiques so he has contributed some unique pieces that he will rotate out sometimes. In the bathrooms are some Mao propaganda posters which are originals. The main wall in the dining room currently has two original scroll paintings of a royal family. The furniture was designed and built by myself and my roommate at the time, Peter Wilday. All the furniture is really a reflection of my personal taste mixed with a bit of Taiwanese inspiration from a trip I took there before opening Woon. 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Would you give us a little context into the process?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMy mom is a Feng Shui die hard….before I opened I had to hire a Feng Shui master to read the room. Each section of the space has it’s own representation and certain things need to be placed in those areas in order to counter balance or enhance that representation. So when you look around woon and see the random trinkets and ’turtle dragons’ in the corners…they actually have a function. For instance, there is a shelf high up in the dining room with some brass horses on it. The horses represent “movement” to help encourage more movement in the dining room and to turn more tables which in turn means more $$$. There are also some hidden things around the kitchen…like a jar of salt water to help absorb the bad energy in specific corners. I can go on and on about all this but I’ll save it for another time haha.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-80a12f34-b2a5-463a-ae53-45b29a03715f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat was the main design inspiration for the restaurant?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI’ve mentioned it a few times, but it all happened very organically. Generally speaking, it’s a direct reflection of my personal taste in style blended with more traditional aspects of my mom’s and my uncle’s. It’s sort of an intersection of my Asian American upbringing…blending the new with the old. Also, I had just come back from a trip to Hong Kong and Taiwan and I was really inspired by the dichotomy of new and old. Additionally, everything just felt so comfortable, especially in Taiwan. You walk into a cafe and you immediately feel like you’re a guest in your family friends’ home. That’s exactly how I wanted Woon to feel like.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-3cf124d8-a74b-49cb-a2ab-33ea66ea8c8f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eI’ve always had so much gratitude and appreciation of the Chinese and Asian communities in the cities I spend time in. Chinatown is always where it’s all happening—the confluence of tradition and a real openness to new ideas. It’s evident that the community plays a big role with your project as well and it feels awesome that you’re bringing it to a new corner of LA. How has the community informed what you’re doing at Woon and how you use the space?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI am very fortunate to have ended up in Historic Filipinotown. When looking for a space I knew I wanted to find a spot that felt like it was in a “neighborhood”….and a corner location really helps bring that feeling together. Temple is a busy street, but our cross street, Reno, is a quant little street with families and buildings that have been in this neighborhood forever. Everyone is very supportive of our business and always look out for us. I’m on a first name basis with all of our filipino and Latinx neighbors. Actually, 4 of our staff have worked here since the beginning and they live across the street. My landlord is an immigrant from Thailand and her and I share food and stories with each other on a daily basis. She’s a gem.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWith that said, community is obviously a very important part of Woon. Not only our immediate neighborhood, but the broader community of Asian Americans as well. I feel like I’ve acquired this responsibility to help tell our Asian American story which will hopefully bring new perspectives to anyone who isn’t familiar with it. As long as we can continue to support this broader community and keep telling my mom’s story, then it’s up to everyone else to take that information how they please. 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It can be the hippest of the hip and on trend, but if I sit down and it doesn’t feel inviting or home-y…then nothing else matters. My favorite restaurants are ones that feel like you’re inside someone’s home. We tried to keep that balance here at Woon by bringing in my mom’s furniture and the family photos. I pretty much replicated the same wood and furniture that was built in my house by my buddy Peter. We decided to provide round cushions for everyone so that their bums wouldn’t burn and they could sit more comfortably. I think small details like that go a long way. Obviously having great lighting, plants, family photos and my mom’s Feng shui stuff help really round out the overall feel.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-c10344d1-2c18-403f-8988-437af6c64f4a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eNow that we’re almost on the other side of this thing [covid] what are you looking forward to the most at Woon?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThere’s so much to look forward to. I think I’m most excited to actually host people again. Before COVID we had such a great atmosphere in here…we had families with kids, grandparents, young LA rats, foodies all just sharing food family style over a bottle of natural wine and African Psych music blasting in the dining room. It was just always so fun and inclusive which is how my mom hosted myself and my friends. She’d let us put on our music and set the ambiance, and she just did her thing with the food.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI’m also looking forward to sharing Woon outside of these 4 walls. We’ve built such a great retail program with our packaged goods. I hope to grow that to more stores nationwide so that we can bring a slice of Woon into everyone’s homes. Additionally, I think it’d be fitting to expand to a second location, whether that’s in a different county altogether or another in LA.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eFor more about Keegan Fong and Woon, please check out:\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp style=\\\"line-height: 8px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca title=\\\"Woon Kitchen\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/woonkitchen\\\/\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWoon Kitchen \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp style=\\\"line-height: 8px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/mamafongmakes\\\/\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003eMama 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class=\\\"shogun-heading-component\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003ch1\\u003e\\n \\n Lizz and Isaac's Net Zero Home. \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/h1\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-bd586897-3556-4dd3-ad39-0186acf09d3c\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"blog-custom-date\\\"\\u003e05 28 21\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-livedin-header-details \\\" id=\\\"s-89d1f81c-2305-4307-b88b-1d00b99d0c38\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-row\\\" data-col-grid-mode-on=\\\"\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-0859683c-d70d-4f08-920f-aff714f1af13\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"post-tags\\\"\\u003e\\n Tag1\\\/Tag2 (automatically injected)\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-ca6d221f-84be-4b86-a1a9-a795f9e86d21\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003ch6\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJulia Sherman\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h6\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-3b94b5b6-daf7-4d2c-8374-72b65e185f4c-btn-wrapper\\\" class=\\\"shg-c shg-btn-wrapper shg-align-right\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003ca id=\\\"s-3b94b5b6-daf7-4d2c-8374-72b65e185f4c\\\" class=\\\"shg-btn shg-cse \\\" href=\\\"\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cb\\u003eSHARE\\u003c\\\/b\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-vertical-align-wrapper\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box shg-c shogun-livedin-content \\\" id=\\\"s-21e48155-4323-4743-bf3c-8a0a11961cb8\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-903c6555-3741-4e9d-950c-d8f89b419cdd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhen I enter Lizz Wasserman and Isaac Resnikopf’s net-zero home perched on a hilltop in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Isaac is cradling their 8 month old baby, Esphyr, in one hand, and washing rainbow chard from their garden with the other. In actuality, he is using his feet as well, since their water-conscious sink is controlled by a foot pedal so it only flows as absolutely needed. This is just one of the many thoughtful details that Lizz, \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003ecreative director of Fred Segal, and Isaac, designer\\\/artist and the Founder of collaborative design studio Project Room, have baked into the home that took them 9 years to build from the ground up. Collaborating with Lizz’s father, an architect, and her mother, a landscape architect, they achieved the impossible: four family members with fiercely strong perspectives built a home that expresses their respective aesthetics while also proposing a model for what the eco-friendly family home of the future might look like. And, they lived to tell the tale.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4ec280de-2be7-4bb5-aa82-904116de2fd5\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-95022dec-be3d-45f5-bd27-3d7aef77d92a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eThe Net Zero house is an ambitious and admirable thing. Can you explain what that means?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe worked to “balance” the house energy consumption with our solar energy production. Since there’s only a certain amount of solar our roof can capture, we had to work to decrease the energy consumption of our house. So, we tried to view the whole thing holistically: we heavily insulated the house, there are a lot of passive cooling elements, and we didn’t install a gas line: so the balance of the house is more energy in, less energy out, even though we charge our car off the solar! \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/28279608-d81f-45b6-97be-2db833f17a7c\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4cdc838d-35ba-45c7-94e7-d64aad1c8bbd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1em;\\\"\\u003eWhat is working well for you guys, and what still feels like a day to day hurdle while trying to live as ecologically as possible?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe do keep an eye on what appliances or electricity-reliant machines we add to our ecosystem because we want to stay net zero and generate as much, or more, energy as we expend. The good thing is, once you have the system in place, it pretty much runs itself. But, the bad thing is, if you have to make changes, it can throw your calculations off. For example, we bought a very efficient dryer which sounded great, but in practice, it meant things just dried \\u003cem\\u003eextremely\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e slowly (with two kids this is just not practical). Then it broke, like, a day after its warranty expired. We had to replace it, and in a net zero house, it’s not so simple to find a dryer that doesn’t destroy the balance of our total energy consumption. In the end, and with a lot of research, Isaac sourced the new dryer and did the calculations. The new one brought our total energy usage up 1% but we still make more energy than we use. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c \\\" id=\\\"s-deeb665d-48f1-4bd0-adac-7278d1d966ba\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-row\\\" data-col-grid-mode-on=\\\"\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-6\\\"\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-0dd1ed3a-aa0f-4d68-8969-1c1e6cb42039\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/155f9dee-f502-4653-891f-427d8bbd1e52\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-0dd1ed3a-aa0f-4d68-8969-1c1e6cb42039' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-6\\\"\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-18875868-025e-4050-9a5d-d4f7eb590b5f\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/9e2054f3-be67-4a5d-9df3-9d80cecd0129\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-18875868-025e-4050-9a5d-d4f7eb590b5f' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-719f4b96-3b48-44f0-b505-4b0d3172071b\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eI am curious to hear how the two of you negotiate your relationship to home design. You both have professional practices rooted in art and design, and I wonder what your experience was working together on this home? Do you divide and conquer, or work in tandem on all decisions from the hardware to the furniture?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe tend to divide and conquer, but our roles are constantly shifting. When it comes to materials and furniture, I lay the ground rules and set the guiding light, and then Isaac does the hands-on design and the research. For the decor, I do most of the sourcing but it’s always a conversation and ultimately, a collaborative decision. For more practical fixtures like our hardware, we (meaning myself, my dad and Isaac) all loved 1980s\\\/90s Hewi, and my dad used it in a lot of his design projects back then, and he still does. Isaac found tons of deadstock on Ebay! Isaac does the research and the selection when it comes to the guts of the house, anything that’s a system (like our energy usage or our garden wicking bed, for example). \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-80a12f34-b2a5-463a-ae53-45b29a03715f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eTell me a little bit about how the project developed? I know you purchased the land long ago, and worked with Lizz's parents on the landscape and architecture. Did you always know you wanted to build from the ground up? Or did the land present itself and dictate the parameters of the project?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe bought our land in 2011. So a pretty long time ago! We always wanted to build from the ground up, but we originally thought we’d do it ourselves, constructing one piece at a time. But as we got older we had more responsibilities, we realized if we wanted to stay married, that was not a good idea. We also realized that the city of Los Angeles would never let us do it that way, from a permitting perspective. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe topography of the land, a spot in Highland park with fantastic views, shaped the design of the house, as my mom, landscape designer Caren Connolly, sited the project, and my dad, architect Louis Wasserman, designed it. 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Did you share an aesthetic already, or did your parents treat you more like clients, and attempt to cater to your vision?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThis is a really nice question, Julia. I think we both gained even more respect for their intellectual approach, and also for the personal love and care they put into their work as designers. We welcomed their vision, but they also appreciated how far we pushed them, and didn’t want to play it safe in any way. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eFrom a more intimate standpoint, they’ve known Isaac for 20 years now, but this really seeded an entirely new aspect to their relationship. For a while Isaac was talking to my dad daily. 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Personally, I feel like I spent the first year in our house cursing myself for the little things I forgot or didn’t get right, feeling like I only had myself to blame!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThere are a couple of conceptual details that we pushed for as designers, that maybe we should have thought about more from the perspective of everyday use. For example, from an aesthetic and sustainability standpoint, we thought we should just have a shower in the master bathroom. But in practice, I find myself wishing I could take a bath without being surrounded by our son’s toys! And we should have made a laundry shoot. 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How easy was this to do?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt kinda does, but maybe in the way we should be limiting them already! The soap and hair products we use aren’t a problem. 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Water wicks up from the reservoir below and keeps the plants happy — we’ve only hose-watered twice all year!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-8321a5e1-27f2-4a7d-9d3e-2cf22161048e\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat are some of the things you are growing back there? I seem to remember this land was a cardoon forest (a native, wild relative of the artichoke, that is pretty difficult to cook but totally delicious)…\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt is still a cardoon forest, and there was always a fig tree, a palm tree and a lot of black walnut trees. But we planted a ton of fruit trees, a bunch of pollinators, and a lot of native ground covers that are drought tolerant plants. 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id=\\\"s-21e48155-4323-4743-bf3c-8a0a11961cb8\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-903c6555-3741-4e9d-950c-d8f89b419cdd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIn the heart of Los Angeles Highland Park neighborhood, there’s a secret garden, masked by the facade of an unassuming one story house with a big green Toyota pickup truck parked in front. Make your way through the side gate, and therein you’ll find fruit trees pregnant with clusters of swollen papayas and blue ice cream bananas, bees gorging themselves on a healthy mix of native flowering plants and edible annuals like chickpeas, fava beans, dinosaur kale and tomatoes. There’s a lime green cottage for the world's happiest chickens, and baskets filled with orange calendula blossoms drying in the sun. While this might appear to be a wild enclave of nature in the midst of the concrete city, this is the no doubt the product of the tireless, passionate work of two women named Nina. These two are on a mission to change the way we understand our food system, on the most intimate, local scale.  \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThis place is called \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/zizaurbanfarm\\\/?igshid=pj9hw2zpr1qw\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eZiza Urban Farm\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e, and it’s one half of Ziza Foods, a collaboration between \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/ninaweithorn\\\/?igshid=1k1626432dbmj\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003eNina Weithorn\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e, an urban farmer, and \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/nina_anakar\\\/?igshid=7lrs08gv0neu\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003eNina Anakar\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, the cook who turns these homegrown produce, hand-dried spices and medicinal herbs into Morrocan comfort food that you too can enjoy at their weekly Echo Park pop-ups (check their Instagram for ordering info, \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/zizafoods\\\/\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003e@zizafoods,\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e and for a constant feed of useful garden tips). A visit with these two ambitious, mindful young women is an education in anything from how to feed a living vat of indigo dye, to the traditions of culinary apprenticeship in Morocco. I kept them company as they prepped for their next pop up, shelling furry fava beans (saving the pods for nitrogen rich mulch), pulling green garlic from the ground (planted as a crop, but also as a pest repellent), and dividing cardamom plants, used not only for their pods, but for their fresh, warm, aromatic leaves. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4ec280de-2be7-4bb5-aa82-904116de2fd5\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-95022dec-be3d-45f5-bd27-3d7aef77d92a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eNina Anakar – how did you get into food? What was your path to building your own catering company?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI work as a private chef and caterer in Los Angeles, cooking with flavors inspired by my Moroccan heritage and local California produce. I started my career working front of house in restaurants and was a part of Sweetgreen’s original brand marketing and customer experience team for four years as the on the ground lead for the company’s NYC and CA launches. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAfter that, I spent a few years learning to become a professional cook. I wanted to connect with my heritage, so I went to Morocco and learned to cook from local women. Then, I moved to California for cooking school, but decided instead to continue learning through apprenticeships and by working in restaurants that served the kind of food I wanted to be making.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eNow I cook full time for private clients, brands, and cater events in Los Angeles. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/08e22895-6b81-4439-9a0c-35c557eb1fdf\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-005deff3-7a32-4827-bdce-1f6d2282c1c5' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4cdc838d-35ba-45c7-94e7-d64aad1c8bbd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWow! Tell me more about learning to cook in Morocco. That must have been fascinating.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMuch of my family lives there and my dad still works in the hotel industry and visits often. I spent time cooking with my grandmother in Tangier in addition to taking classes and apprenticing in Marrakech at an institution called Maison Arabe, among others. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eApprenticeships are the “formal” culinary training in Morocco, at least for people who want to learn Moroccan cuisine. “Dadas” are women who teach cooking classes throughout the country in various forms; they are considered the highest experts in the field, and people can learn under them. 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I grew up in Los Angeles going to farmer’s markets and cooking with my mother, so I’ve always had an appreciation for fresh, local produce. Then I went to college at New York University and during that time I worked at a couple different urban farms and organizations, and by the time I graduated, I knew that growing food was something that I wanted to pursue. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI have done so many different things under the urban agriculture umbrella! I worked as a garden teacher in Hawai'i, and for Fruitstitute here in Los Angeles, doing holistic fruit tree care. During that same time I also completed an Herbalism Apprenticeship through Green Wisdom Herbal Studies in Long Beach, CA, learning about medicinal herbs, how they grow, and how they benefit the human body. For the past two years I’ve been working part-time for Urban Farms LA, installing and maintaining residential edible gardens around the city. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-80a12f34-b2a5-463a-ae53-45b29a03715f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eSo, how did all of this knowledge lead you to the making of Ziza Urban Farm in your backyard in Highland Park?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhen I started growing in the space that is now Ziza Urban Farm, it felt like a culmination of all of the knowledge I had gained from my past experiences. I use layouts of raised beds that I learned at rooftop farms in New York, methods of growing tropical plants from my time in Hawai’i, and fruit tree pruning techniques from Fruitsitute. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eSince Nina A. and I partnered over a year ago, I’ve been cultivating Ziza Urban Farm and growing produce for Ziza Foods and our local community.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-da49faf5-6014-4d5a-8a5f-9fb81a200d7c\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/c8581a42-0a96-43ad-a288-06d2ae357f43\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-da49faf5-6014-4d5a-8a5f-9fb81a200d7c' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-3cf124d8-a74b-49cb-a2ab-33ea66ea8c8f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat was the space like before you started to transform it? How did you tackle it?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhen I first got here, there was essentially nothing but one very sad looking succulent and a whole lot of depleted, compacted soil. Restoring the soil was clearly the first step. We sheet-mulched the entire backyard by layering cardboard, compost, and wood chips. This method of sheet mulching is one of my favorite ways to quickly build soil. The cardboard smothers weeds, the compost adds beneficial soil organisms and nitrogen, and the wood chips hold in moisture and support the growth of fungi, which are vital to soil health. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe fruit trees came next. At that time I was still working for Fruitstitute, so we had a big volunteer day with the entire team where we planted fruit trees. Now there are around 30 in the space! We filled in the area around the fruit trees with edible and medicinal perennial plants, planted passion fruit and grapes on all the fences, built two different systems for composting, a chicken coop, a shed, and a couple of raised beds dedicated to annual veggies, herbs, and flowers. I am really lucky that my boyfriend and two of my best friends all happen to be really talented woodworkers, so most of these larger construction projects were completed by them.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-c10344d1-2c18-403f-8988-437af6c64f4a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow did you two meet, and ultimately decide to start working together? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e[Nina A] We met in 2019 when I was cooking for the Fruitstitute fundraiser (Nina W’s employer at that time). We instantly connected. I started hiring Nina W to help with cooking and sourcing local produce for catering gigs, and we worked really well together. Given the fact that both of us were open to experimentation, and how well our skills complement each other (me the cook, she the grower of all things), I invited Nina W to join Ziza as a co-founder and partner. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-c7636d94-72bf-4db7-a478-8653ed1fc033\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/abdf416d-8677-4414-9707-77f772c34bad\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-c7636d94-72bf-4db7-a478-8653ed1fc033' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-c5f25831-6a9d-42b9-a04c-84cc3d9ffcff\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhere does the name Ziza come from? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e[Nina A] \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eZiza is my Morrocan grandmother’s family nickname (her full name is Khadijah). “Ziza,” or “Aziza,” is often used as a term of endearment for respected matriarchs in Morrocan culture. It also happens to be the name “Nina” with the “N’s” flipped sideways.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eA lot of our work in both the garden and kitchen is inspired by what has been passed down from generations before us. The reference to the Morrocan matriarchs is really central to the concept. In Morocco, matriarchs and home cooks are more revered than chefs, which is a sentiment that we hold at the core of our project. They also almost never write or publish recipes. Instead, they’re passed down through family lore, apprenticeship, and through hands-on learning.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-f84c1305-358e-468a-9848-ab949b983be9\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat is the mission of Ziza? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eOn the urban farming and sourcing side, we do our best to set an example for how one can incorporate restorative methods of home gardening and urban farming into one’s everyday life. Underutilized land with depleted soil can be transformed into an urban ecosystem capable of supporting wildlife and producing food and medicine. There are so many vacant lots in LA and there’s so much opportunity to grow food hyper-locally in ways that are community-based and restorative to the planet, so this is something we advocate for. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThis is also a moment, post pandemic, to really rethink how the food service industry can be re-built and reimagined in ways that aren’t as environmentally harmful and extractive as the current systems that are in place. 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Food and urban farming are a really important part of this movement. However, we see that many of the individuals and organizations that have the largest platforms to speak out about these issues are doing so from positions of great privilege and continuously fail to give credit to historically marginalized people working within extractive food and agricultural systems. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe hope to see more leadership granted to Black people, Indigenous people and people of color who have always had the answers for how we can use this work to heal both ourselves and the land we live on.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-01c11452-1358-464a-b719-25566515d752\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eI was lucky enough to place a big order for your first pop-up. It was so refreshing to me because it felt like home cooked food rather than take-out. How would you describe your food?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThat’s the idea! I cook with Moroccan flavors and seasonal California produce, and I try to make my food feel warm and nourishing in a way that I think you can only feel from a home cooked meal. There is lots of olive oil, spices, citrus, and herbs, with a focus on vegetables, fruits, and local meat (especially lamb). \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI also cook a broad range of Moroccan food, which means you’ll sometimes catch the flavors of the people who have colonized or immigrated to Morocco over the years, like Spanish and Arab, to name a few. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-13be3760-4170-41fc-8077-d1473fc93d86\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAlright, I know this has nothing to do with Ziza per se, but I am so fascinated by your indigo dye vat. Nina W. -- Can you tell me a bit about it? How did you start the culture? What is required to keep it alive, and how is it different from other dyes?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIndigo is one of the most beautiful and satisfying natural dyes to work with! It has been used as a dye for thousands of years across Asia, Africa and Central America. The species that I grow is called \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003ePersicaria tinctoria\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e or Japanese Indigo. It’s an annual plant (completes its entire life cycle in 1-2 growing seasons) that prefers warmer temperatures, so I grow it in the spring and summer. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eYou can make dye with the fresh leaves, which produces a really amazing aqua color, but to get the deeper blue that is usually associated with indigo, I make a concentrated form of the indigo pigment: indigo pigment, fructose, calcium hydroxide (pickling lime), and distilled water. 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A huge part of gardening is just waiting - waiting for the seeds to germinate, waiting for the flowers to bloom, waiting for the fruit to ripen. Of course, in the interim there are lots of things to be done like watering, weeding, fertilizing, or checking for pests. But, new gardeners get really frustrated with the amount of time it takes for some plants to grow, and there’s really nothing you can do about that timeline. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAnother tip is to start small and easy. Start with herbs like thyme, rosemary, or sage. They are low maintenance and easy to use in the kitchen. Some other good beginner plants are radishes, beans, peas, green onions, and mustard greens. Slowly add more plants as you gauge how much time your garden requires and how much time you are willing and able to give to it.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-5422af54-ff98-4ef8-a9c9-b2e397a2370e\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eSo, how does one best experience Ziza at this moment in time?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eFor now you can experience what we do through our regular pop-ups, by ordering through our Instagram and picking up meals in Echo Park. We will also be offering more educational programming. 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underneath the wood shelves that he built in his home office in Stuyvesant Heights, you might think he’s just a student at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture. Other days of the week, it’s more apparent that he’s an arts writer and editor — he co-founded the magazine \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/novembermag.com\\\/\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eNovember\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eand he’s an editor at Pioneer Works, where he has a column called \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/pioneerworks.org\\\/broadcast\\\/series\\\/the-object-talk\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe Object Talk\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e. At other times, he’s a creative consultant, a photographer, a filmmaker, and a furniture designer. Next week, he might be a painter. He thinks about everything in his apartment, from the flower-shaped table he designed himself to the custom pistachio-colored \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.smstwrt.com\\\/Sam-Stewart\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eSam Stewart\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003esectional, \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cstrong\\u003eas part of his broader approach to storytelling that snakes through each of these disciplines. \\u003c\\\/strong\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eBelow, Olunkwa shares more about his intuitive approach to design and the catharsis that comes with bringing an object into the world that had previously only existed in the deep corners of your mind.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-4ec280de-2be7-4bb5-aa82-904116de2fd5\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-95022dec-be3d-45f5-bd27-3d7aef77d92a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eCan you tell me more about some recent projects you've been working on?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIn August of last year, I designed this flower table that’s come to life. I’m reactive at some points, so after my roommate moved out in June, I wanted to have a big table. We had a circular dining table that was against the wall, but I never had a table that you could sit at and really embrace — something that would provoke conversation. But I didn’t want a circle again, and the room is a perfect square, so I didn’t want a square table. So, what if a table was a flower shape? It’s a circle in its formation, but it’s much more sculptural. 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For him, it was a place to eat, sleep, and shower. For me, it was always this vibrating thing in the back of my head. I thought that there were so many things that this place could be. At the start of 2019 I designed shelves with a carpenter for my office, this tiny room at the front of our apartment. That was the first time I ever worked with someone like that, and I really liked it, but I wasn’t thinking in terms of, ‘I’m going to design this,’ or ‘I’m a designer.’ It was just: this is what this room needs, and I can give it to it. I thought about how to maximize the space’s potential. That’s always been the question, even with the table: what does this space need? What does it want? My roommate used to say that I liked beautiful things, but I don’t really think about beauty. I think about necessity. 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Did having extended time in your apartment shift the way that you think about it?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eFor me, the only architecture that I had control over and that I could explore both as a form and a shape is my body. Silhouette is something that I think a lot about. I was always looking for pants that laid perfectly over my shoes, or a shirt that could dance on my body. During the pandemic, I wasn’t getting dressed for anything, so I had a lot of pent-up creative energy. I don’t think I would have made furniture if I didn't have the time and space to reflect inside. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt was really an intimidating process. I collaborated with friends on it for a few months, and everyone kept telling me the flower table wouldn’t be structurally sound, that it couldn’t be this or that, that it needed a metal base instead of the sawhorse legs. But I wasn’t trying to make something that already existed. It needed to exist in the exact way that I saw it in my mind, which was very specific: no lines. I want to be able to see through the object. That’s always the most important operating principle for me. I never want to look at anything in my entire life, if I’m alive, where I can see a discrete table and a base. I want to see one object, made of the same material, with no seams. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-80a12f34-b2a5-463a-ae53-45b29a03715f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eCan you tell me more about the chairs? Were you referencing Donald Judd’s chairs?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe first chairs that I ever made are the arch chairs. They’re both arched backs, but one has an arched front and the other has a square front. The process was so intuitive. My fabricator would ask me how thick the back of the chair is, and I’d hold out my hand to show him, and he’d measure the distance between my fingers. And then we made one with a rounded back and kept building from there. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI was thinking about Judd, as someone who works in the similar material as me and as a reference point, but his furniture took itself too seriously. It announced itself in a way that was so not fun. He’s really into squares and boxes but I’m into circles. Hard, round edges and rounded lines. That’s what birthed the rounded back because I wanted something that wasn’t retro. And the chairs are engraved on the back and surfaces of the panels of wood, which gives them more texture and a visual weight. Judd’s furniture work is more oriented around hard lines, there’s no mystery to how the object comes together and what makes the object work. It doesn’t feel like magic. It just didn’t really feel like something special. It didn’t feel like a collector’s item. I want an object that feels so special. 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Now I feel like I’m meeting myself. When I was in high school, I spent a lot of time at my friends’ houses and would think about why they bought this or that chair or why all the kitchens in the Pacific Palisades and Brentwood looked the same. It was mostly a class thing to have certain items that signified meaning or status, and it was so boring to me. There were so few people who were experimental, whose houses were representative of who they were as people. I want to live in someone else’s interiority. I’m learning how to spend time outside of myself in these different places because I’m just used to living within, in my interiority and in my imagination, and I’m not used to engaging with it outside myself. I have had all these ideas for such a long time, and I never knew that I could make things in this way. It’s sort of an overwhelming feeling. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-c10344d1-2c18-403f-8988-437af6c64f4a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eI know that you’ve talked about the political implications of your photography. In stepping into the role of a designer, do you think about the political implications of the objects that you make?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt is a very political project, but it’s different from photography. For so long, I moved through the world as a witness. I was just collecting information and seeking out new experiences. I was asking myself a lot of questions, and that’s how it materialized in a lot of the photography. I was very curious. I was looking for love, and I was able to find love in those portraits that I took. And with designing and writing, I have a lot of things that I’ve been thinking about that I’m ready to finally share. I want to make lights, wall fixtures, and rugs. I have ideas for plates, paintings, and sculptures. I wish someone would let me design a house. I want to design a restaurant. For years, I was learning about myself. I was afraid to share who I was because I never really felt like there was space to live outside of myself. And now, I’m not afraid to inhabit the world outside of me. I have this saying that good art is like a skate trick. 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We're working to change that. \\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-image-cover\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-b5301df6-6d97-4b00-b37a-25804d1fd410' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c \\\" id=\\\"s-517b3a22-14b1-4834-ae6b-e080aef4f548\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-row\\\" data-col-grid-mode-on=\\\"\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-ffa11864-9a69-4234-9cbe-244b5ce4a375\\\" class=\\\"shg-c shg-align-left\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shogun-heading-component\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003ch1\\u003e\\n \\n Why Circularity Matters\\u003cbr\\u003e\\n \\n \\u003c\\\/h1\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-c380fe4d-f74a-4b2e-9176-7bfb7c9f098b\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003eHow the concept of circularity can create a more sustainable furniture industry, and what we're doing about it. \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-bd586897-3556-4dd3-ad39-0186acf09d3c\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"blog-custom-date\\\"\\u003e04 22 21\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-livedin-header-details \\\" id=\\\"s-89d1f81c-2305-4307-b88b-1d00b99d0c38\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-row\\\" data-col-grid-mode-on=\\\"\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-0859683c-d70d-4f08-920f-aff714f1af13\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"post-tags\\\"\\u003e\\n Tag1\\\/Tag2 (automatically injected)\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-3b94b5b6-daf7-4d2c-8374-72b65e185f4c-btn-wrapper\\\" class=\\\"shg-c shg-btn-wrapper shg-align-right\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003ca id=\\\"s-3b94b5b6-daf7-4d2c-8374-72b65e185f4c\\\" class=\\\"shg-btn shg-cse \\\" href=\\\"\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cb\\u003eSHARE\\u003c\\\/b\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-vertical-align-wrapper\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box shg-c shogun-livedin-content \\\" id=\\\"s-21e48155-4323-4743-bf3c-8a0a11961cb8\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-95022dec-be3d-45f5-bd27-3d7aef77d92a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eA well-appointed home can certainly spark joy, but it also has a potential environmental downside: unless you find a new owner for those old furniture pieces, they’re likely to end up in a landfill.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans generate \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.epa.gov\\\/facts-and-figures-about-materials-waste-and-recycling\\\/durable-goods-product-specific-data\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e12 million tons\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e of furniture waste each year, with 80% of it going to landfill. Just a small fraction of that landfill waste gets recovered for recycling. Fast furniture is largely to blame. Made of cheap materials, it’s designed for one-time use, rather than for resale or reuse. And because fast furniture is inexpensive to begin with, people are more likely to dispose of it when they relocate rather than to pay to move it. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eBut a forward-looking economic model, championed by organizations such as the \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eEllen MacArthur Foundation\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e, aims to eliminate such waste through innovative design. By rethinking how things are made, a circular economy designs out waste and pollution from the manufacturing process, keeps materials in use longer, and replenishes the earth. By designing products to be used over and over and powering the system with renewable energy, circularity shifts the emphasis away from destructive economic growth toward creativity and innovation, creating a restorative economy that regenerates finite resources.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe’ll go into detail about circularity’s three principles, but first, a little bit about circularity’s history. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cbr\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cbr\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eBeyond “reduce, reuse, and recycle”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eBack in 2002, architect William McDonough and scientist Michael Braungart wrote \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/smile.amazon.com\\\/Cradle-Remaking-Way-Make-Things\\\/dp\\\/0865475873\\\/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1\\u0026amp;keywords=cradle+to+cradle\\u0026amp;qid=1617980275\\u0026amp;sr=8-1\\\"\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eCradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e, a revolutionary book detailing an alternative to the traditional model of manufacturing products. Rather than casting off waste (much of it toxic), the cradle-to-cradle approach takes inspiration from the circular system of nature. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cbr\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cbr\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAs an example, a cherry tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to entice pollinating bees to help turn those blossoms into seeds. The blossoms that don’t become seeds aren’t waste—they fall off the branches and decay, turning into nutrient-rich soil that nourishes other plants and creatures. Similarly, man-made products can be designed to safely re-enter the environment as either “biological nutrients” (composting into the soil, for instance) or as a “technical nutrients” in a closed-loop industrial cycle, rather than being downcycled into low-grade uses like most recyclables (think plastic and paper) are now.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDesigning out waste\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWaste isn’t an essential part of manufacturing products; it results from decisions made in the design process. The Ellen Macarthur Foundation believes in “changing our mindset to view waste as a design flaw” and harnessing new technologies that would eliminate waste. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe organization compiles compelling case studies of companies doing just that. Evocative Design, based in Troy, New York, has developed an alternative to packaging made from polystyrene, or styrofoam, using mycelium (the root structure of mushrooms). After use, the packaging biodegrades, unlike plastic, a leading cause of physical pollution that introduces toxins into our environment. The minimal processing required to make the packaging ensures its economic viability. Since launching over a decade ago, Ecovative has opened a new production facility and is supplying packaging to a growing number of partners.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eExtending the life of products\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eInstead of designing things for quick disposal, there’s an opportunity to produce products and components for reuse and repair. The UK-based company Hiut Denim, for instance, offers free repairs for the lifetime of its jeans. By selling direct to consumers, Hiut manages to maintain a healthy profit margin, which means that it can continue to invest in its business and its Grand Master sewers, who spend about 1 hour and 10 minutes sewing each pair of jeans compared to the 11 minutes some of the bigger factories spend on theirs. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eRegenerating natural resources\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIn nature, nothing is waste—everything is food for something else. Instead of trying to minimize harm, circularity aims to benefit the environment. By returning valuable nutrients to the soil and other ecosystems, we can rebuild our natural resources.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIn Japan, a small-scale rice farmer named Takao Furuno has figured out a way to produce 20%–50% more organic rice than industrial farming systems by growing other food synergistically along with the rice. Furuno’s process begins with rice seedlings in flooded rice paddies. Then, he introduces a raft of ducklings that eat the insects that normally feed on the young rice plants. Next come loaches, a variety of easily cultivated fish, and Azolla, a water fern, which fixes nitrogen from the air, providing a natural substitute for artificial fertilizers. The grazing ducks and fish manage the Azolla’s growth while their droppings provide nutrients that the rice needs to flourish.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe higher rice yield, combined with the production of the other foods grown alongside the rice, means that Furuno’s gross income from his six-acre farm sometimes rivals that of a typical 600-acre rice farm in Texas.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-9d3993cb-ef93-4bae-8f96-1bf6437db09d\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-c97af99f-53e8-4cab-a44c-b6ed57ae09bc\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/6eb318c5-3363-4564-be6b-80e3baec4220\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-c97af99f-53e8-4cab-a44c-b6ed57ae09bc' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-bc1f730c-06ce-4a69-adc3-792948681e8f\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-04e8a5bb-df82-4559-b595-b4f8cc85a404\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eCircularity and Floyd\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAt Floyd, we’re taking steps toward a circular model in our commitment to sustainability. We launched Floyd in reaction to fast, disposable furniture by designing products that people will keep and that won’t degrade when moved. Floyd pieces are designed to be serviceable, making it easy for customers to replace parts over time if necessary. And manufactured in the U.S., they’re made close to our customers in order to reduce emissions caused by unnecessary transport. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eNow, to further our commitment to keeping our furniture in use longer, we’re launching a new resale and refurbishment program called Full Cycle.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cbr\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cbr\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca title=\\\"Full Cycle\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/pages\\\/full-cycle\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eFull Cycle\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003c\\\/a\\u003eis Floyd's center for extending the life cycle of our products—by giving you a way to \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floyd-fullcycle.floorfound.store\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eshop returned and used furniture\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e at up to 50% off, service what you already have, and recycle products responsibly when they’re beyond repair. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eKeeping materials in use longer\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAs part of Full Cycle and in keeping with circularity, we design all of our products to be a kit of parts that can be serviced individually. That means if a component breaks, rather than throwing out the entire product, just the broken part can be replaced. Our \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/pages\\\/contact\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003ecustomer experience team\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e is available to help you get the replacements you need. Plus, because we’re confident about the quality of our furniture, we stand by it with a 10-year warranty. Our SVP of Operations and Corporate Development, Aaron Turk puts it best: “We're pretty much standing by our products for life.\\\"\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eEventually, all products come to the end of their useful life. But we’re figuring out ways to save furniture from the curb by connecting customers to a proper recycling solution. Go \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/pages\\\/full-cycle\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003ehere\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e to join the waitlist for the recycling database.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eLowering our carbon footprint\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eSince most products come as a kit of parts and can be flat packed, we’re able to minimize transportation and warehousing costs and maintain a lean inventory model. To further cut down on transportation, our fulfillment centers are strategically located near our core markets in major metro areas, so the pieces have fewer miles to go for final delivery. “That allows us to transport product more efficiently in larger quantities from our manufacturers to those fulfillment centers, which not only minimizes the transportation expense but also the overall carbon footprint,” Turk says. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eOur resale program also lowers our carbon footprint by saving furniture returns from taking a lengthy trip back to our Detroit warehouse. If, say, a customer in California returns a bed, it would normally travel to the local last mile hub, then to our fulfillment center near Memphis, Tennessee, where it would be held until we had enough of them to truck back to Michigan. Through Full Cycle, the bed is rerouted to a regional distribution center, where it gets inspected, photographed, and posted to our site for resale at 15% to 50% off retail. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eTaking ownership\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/pages\\\/full-cycle\\\"\\u003eFull Cycle\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e is about taking responsibility for our products, giving returned and damaged items a second chance at a long life. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eBut it’s just the start. Over the next four years, we’ll be making progress toward more \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"Floyd Sustainability Goals\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/pages\\\/sustainability\\\"\\u003esustainability goals\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e—ensuring that 70% of the material we use comes from either recycled or renewable sources, minimizing packing materials and eliminating single-use plastics, using 100% FSC-certified wood in all our products, and measuring, disclosing, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions across our supply chain. All these steps are part of our circular vision for a future without waste. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-vertical-align-wrapper\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box shg-c shogun-livedin-shop \\\" id=\\\"s-9932f1d6-26f7-43cd-a755-b511c227992c\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-adf3b4e2-f58e-4584-b674-a2fd111210eb\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 60px; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cstrong\\u003eShop\\u003c\\\/strong\\u003e \\u003ca title=\\\"Floyd Full Cycle\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/pages\\\/full-cycle\\\"\\u003eFull 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Madelynn Furlong's living room is laid out to host her friends and family\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 14px;\\\"\\u003e. \\\/ 2. A modular Sectional can be a single large piece.\\\/ 3. Or you can separate your Sectional components if your needs change. \\\/ 4. Creative director Justin Ryan Kim's home is full of treasured objects, and they've traveled with him through several apartments. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe average American moves more than 11 times in their lifetime. That’s a lot of moves — and it’s easy to see how even the abstract knowledge of a future change could make it difficult to make permanent-feeling design choices in your current space. It can be hard to commit to a \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eforever \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003edesign, especially after a year spent at home, when a lot of us have rearranged our living space at least once. Yet, it’s so important to create space for yourself, particularly if you’re starting with a blank slate. But how can you create a beautiful space that feels “complete”, while still making smart purchasing decisions and avoiding waste? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe spoke with San Francisco based designer \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/noznozawa\\\/?hl=en\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eNoz Nozawa\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e about how she approaches these issues with her clients and in her own life. Noz is known for her \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/noz.design\\\/ebjzcevucjr6coadriplkrydlvmado\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003ecollected, colorful designs\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e that are beautiful and personal, yet always functional. 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flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;\\\"\\u003e \\u003cdiv style=\\\" background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e \\u003cdiv style=\\\" background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003cp style=\\\" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/p\\\/CNdmA1hMxOq\\\/?utm_source=ig_embed\\u0026amp;utm_campaign=loading\\\" style=\\\" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\"\\u003eA post shared by Noz Nozawa (@noznozawa)\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\u003c\\\/blockquote\\u003e \\u003cscript async src=\\\"\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/embed.js\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-392d3972-5a52-471a-aaab-e0fbc7a91f93\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-6799cd98-76e6-40d5-9f81-cdd37d814603\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 14px;\\\"\\u003eInterior designer Noz Nozawa in her San Francisco home. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-9eede6e7-fbdf-459a-a7db-6ec05d29a0c5\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-627ddcff-a2cd-445e-9ecf-57fdb8f0ac36\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eStart with Space Planning\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAccording to Noz, the first step is thinking functionally: “I always say, I can make anything beautiful, but if it doesn't actually work, it's not a good design. So I always start by trying to understand how the space is going to be used, and what can we do to make that come to life in a way that adds a lot of joy and a lot of seamless happiness to that client's life.”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eUnderstanding how the space is used comes down to the most basic elements of your daily routine. Do you always start your morning with yoga? Then you’ll want to lay out your space so you don’t have to rearrange heavy furniture to roll out your mat. If you like to have a lot of friends \\u0026amp; family over, you’ll want to make sure you have lots of \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/products\\\/the-floyd-side-table\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eflexible seating\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e. Noz suggests using these considerations to create a small-scale model of the space and play with layouts. It can even be as simple as a rough drawing in a notebook. “Get out that tape measure and get out a piece of graph paper and literally draw different size couches and different size dining tables, based on the number of squares, and just move them around. It's really like making a dollhouse out of paper.” By playing with these roughly to-scale components in your space, you can begin to see what you’ll need in your space to create a comfortable home. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eInvest in Modular Pieces\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eNoz firmly believes that it can be worth it to make an investment in a piece that you’ll be able to take with you when you move. She’s a big fan of \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/products\\\/the-floyd-sectional#the-floyd-sectional___Configuration_2-Seat__Color_Mineral\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003emodular pieces\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e for her clients who know they’ll be changing up their space. In a recent project, she knew her client (and friend) hoped to move to a larger apartment in the next few years. Although his current space was smaller, she chose a large sectional in multiple pieces that when arranged together was almost too big for the space. But, her plan took that into account: “It’s a huge sectional, but we turned one of the end pieces into more of an ottoman. We created a separate chaise so the arrangement in the space is not the full 11 feet long.”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cbr\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eNoz emphasizes that the beauty with modular pieces like \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/products\\\/the-floyd-sectional#the-floyd-sectional___Configuration_2-Seat__Color_Mineral\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003ethe Sectional\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e is that you have the ability to create many different seating arrangements. “That total length of couch is going to potentially be 11 feet in another apartment. Or it might become a sofa and another sofa, where we break up the four or five chunks into two different pieces that face each other.”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eRearrange Intentionally\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eBut what about rearranging in a space you already live in? Beyond breaking up your sectional into different seating arrangements, Noz advocates for frequently trying out new things in your space. She loves to use what she already has to create a fresh feel in her space, without buying a bunch of new pieces: “I'm a huge proponent of trying not to buy anything new when I rearrange, not just from a sustainability standpoint, but also just because learning to accept and love things that may not be perfect, but are a part of your story, is really cool, and that adds to the texture of a space.” When she approaches rearranging, she starts by thinking about what she hasn’t been able to look at or enjoy lately. Then she’ll play Tetris with her furniture to try highlighting those windows or art pieces. And, she reassures, “If it's terrible, you can always move it back!”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eBuy What you Love\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eNoz’s most important advice? Buy the pieces you fall in love with, and you’ll be able to find a use for them in the future. She knows that favorite pieces can create big emotions, and recommends following that feeling: “If you know in your heart that this is giving you big feelings and you're feeling a major connection to that piece, allow yourself to have it, allow yourself to treat yourself to it. And if it's upholstered and it gets a little messed up, you can always reupholster it someday in the future.” \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIn short, instead of trying to fill up your space all at once, take the time to find the pieces you love. In the long run, you’ll prioritize using them no matter how your space changes.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-vertical-align-wrapper\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box shg-c shogun-livedin-shop \\\" id=\\\"s-437c780c-0e84-42ff-96bb-7a7094b1af40\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-58fcc7b1-aa2a-4616-b067-7a18e5f5e965\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 60px; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cstrong\\u003eShop\\u003c\\\/strong\\u003e \\u003ca title=\\\"The Sectional\\\" 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You know and love the easy-to-move Floyd Sofa, but through conversations with our customers we realized that many of you need a piece for a larger space, something that can be rearranged into an infinite number of configurations to suit the way you live. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe concept of a sectional isn’t new. But what goes into a Floyd Sectional, one we’ve obsessively engineered for all of the lounging, sprawling, hosting, reading, jumping, and watching you do in your home? 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type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-4990fdd9-2291-4f46-87b4-d7cf0b85ba22' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-1bdd62e8-9e6d-41e4-8a05-0e8cdc11e719\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-be92c584-9ebb-4fa7-ac22-8c7e763a609c\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe infinite number of ways Sol Lewitt can draw a cube, and how that could be applied to a modular set of pieces for your home. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-0bde6dfc-8d50-4eb2-a851-b3326726c60d\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv 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As the Sectional took shape, it incorporated design elements to solve each of those pain points. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-03bcd7cd-61f3-49e8-9bb7-ae205d1f8982\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-18a64c11-d0c1-41ad-9308-4e4d7dddb62c\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/4f0b951d-0e79-4892-b037-3ef75480e8aa\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"A cross section of the Floyd Sectional with alligator clips, flatsprings, wood frame, and high-performance fabric. \\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-18a64c11-d0c1-41ad-9308-4e4d7dddb62c' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-83e4a2c0-a2f4-433f-b4c5-dd9c9fec9946\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-88e2dad1-81e4-47b8-9f62-cd1316d98291\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAny piece of furniture is only as good as its frame. 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data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/3773517a-64c0-4575-9321-57a3db699ca4\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"A trestle desk. \\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-7e0447e9-6745-4de9-b6e3-c237c4c55694' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-677d9354-23b9-4444-8f2b-bc509f15cdbc\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-e6845b33-1878-46e8-9dac-2dab411b7118\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/abaf3f11-6224-4008-8387-092dc3e6ecd6\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-e6845b33-1878-46e8-9dac-2dab411b7118' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eJill Schmidt Bengochea and Aaron Bengochea lucked out: they moved into a new (and larger!) apartment right before the beginning of the pandemic. In the year since, they’ve created a home that’s minimal and low-key, but displays their mutual affinity for thoughtful design. We spoke with Jill \\u0026amp; Aaron about their space, how their work as an urban planner and photographer have influenced their interior style, and what it has been like to find themselves at home more than ever. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-05bd3600-46b2-43fe-bcf9-a1798c068e26\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-bae50ad6-988d-4891-babe-9f94efcb64ed\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/4281c0bd-ebfa-4664-b20a-96ac0aebfef7\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"jill \\u0026amp; aaron bengochea\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-bae50ad6-988d-4891-babe-9f94efcb64ed' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-c1a48883-bcfa-44cd-8948-99c62567ae96\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 14px; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJill \\u0026amp; Aaron at home. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-a63a0c8b-c9b8-4cd1-8dc6-02bba39dcea8\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-627ddcff-a2cd-445e-9ecf-57fdb8f0ac36\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eGive us a bit of an intro!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e \\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cbr\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eJill Schmidt Bengochea:\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e I’m an urban planner in Brooklyn. I recently completed the yearlong Forefront Fellowship with the Urban Design Forum focused on the risks of extreme heat for urban areas due to climate change.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAaron Bengochea: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI’m \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/aaronbengo\\\/?hl=en\\\"\\u003eAaron Bengochea\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e, photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. This last year I finally released my first proper book, \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/postpost.works\\\/products\\\/get-well-soon\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e“Get Well Soon”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e. It was a pretty small release but a nice test to gauge interest in my work. I’m now back in a phase of shooting a few different series and we’ll see if any feel strong enough to try and design another book in 2021.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eCan you tell us a little about your home? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJSB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe live in a brownstone in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. We have an entire floor of a multi-family brownstone and, like many apartments in these buildings, we have a half-room office of the living room that makes an ideal work space. We also get to enjoy a lot of natural light on both ends of the apartment.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt’s a super cool setup; only two other families live in the building and we all know each other pretty well.  \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eDid moving around the time of the beginning of the pandemic change any of your priorities as you were looking for a home and as you decided how to utilize the space? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJSB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe moved into our apartment one month before New York City shut down due to COVID and we were extremely grateful for it. We had already unpacked and set up the space by mid-March, but the shutdown gave us more flexibility to try out different arrangements. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt was more of a coincidence when it came to the timing of our move. Our last apartment was only a few blocks away and my sister was actually renting the place we live in now. She was looking to move to the city, we wanted a new apartment, and another close friend wanted our old place. It was as if the stars aligned and we all made moves at the same time. Then a month later, the whole world was turned on its head.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe apartment feels really natural and low-key. Did you have a cohesive ‘vision’ for the space before you moved in? Or did it arise organically? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJSB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eOur home came together organically. There are plenty of arrangements someone could try out in the apartment, but this layout felt natural when we first brought in our furniture so we went with our intuition, knowing we can always experiment with other arrangements later.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI wouldn’t say we had much of a vision but it did help that we already knew everything about the apartment we were moving into since my sister had been living there for awhile. We had zero surprises\\\/issues when taking over this place which I’d say is pretty rare when renting in NYC.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow would you describe your interior style? Has it evolved over the years? Are there certain elements that you’re always drawn to? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJSB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMy style is minimalist. We both collect various objects or artifacts that we pick up or inherit, often they’re sentimental for me, and they end up all over surfaces like bookshelves and desks. Aaron is drawn to Japanese styles and elements. He also likes concrete and stainless steel, hard lines in general. I try to soften the edges and make sure there’s enough textiles to be comfortable.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt was almost like flipping a switch when it came to furnishing a home as “real” adults. Before our last few apartments, I couldn’t care less about the style of my home. Then I started shooting more interiors and I became obsessed and very opinionated about how our home should look. Our place is pretty minimal at this point in our lives but that could change with age and acquiring things over time. I’m really drawn to lower furniture because I feel like it visually takes up less space and we also like the warmth that natural materials like wood can add.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eDo you find that this minimal design sensibility is married to your taste in other areas of life? How does that manifest in your home? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJSB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMy style is also minimal and I prefer neutral and natural tones. I’m not this way about food and cooking though. Natural, yes, but I like a lot of colors and complexity when I’m cooking.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMaybe?? I’m a bit neurotic and hyper specific with things and how I want them to be. I can’t stand clutter and not being able to find something when I need it. Having a minimal home is relatively streamlined and functions in a way that I want all aspects of my life to be. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eYou have a lot of very simple, sculptural pieces. What draws you to those super clean lines? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJSB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAaron deserves credit for a lot of the sculptural elements in our home, but I think we both think a lot about form - lines, shadows, empty space. I thought about form a lot in design school and Aaron has such a good eye for it as a photographer.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAB:\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e It’s probably a manifestation of that neurosis\\\/obsessive behavior, haha! It’s extremely satisfying to me when everything is in its right place, lines up visually, and functions properly. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eDo any of your pieces have an interesting story behind them?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cbr\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJSB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe have a rug at the foot of our bed. Aaron’s grandmother has been raising and caring for alpacas in the Nevada desert for decades. Until recently, every year, she would have someone shear their fur. She’d let them keep the fur and they would make things from it, but in return, they would occasionally give her a rug. Aaron’s mother has two and I remember noticing it the first time I ever went to their family home. A couple of years ago, she gave one of hers to us. It’s one of the only things that I know I would grab in a fire.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe alpaca rug in our bedroom is probably our most prized possession. My grandma is a magical lady who lives out in the desert with a bunch of animals on her property. Shoutout to my mom again(!), who let us take this little rug off of her hands. It’s a nice gentle reminder of my desert roots.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDo you tend to change and experiment, or do you stop once you consider your place “done”? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJSB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI think it’s too soon to tell how much we’ll experiment in this space. We’ve made small changes and I can imagine us trying out different arrangements at some point, but I expect that we’ll always come back to largely how we have it laid out now. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe never stop adding books, which I consider a part of decorating. We have two column bookshelves, stacks of magazines in chronological order, a shelf of cookbooks near the kitchen and then stacks of whatever we’re reading or perusing laid across surfaces in every room, and we keep collecting more.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAB: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eNot really. I wouldn’t ever consider the space to be “done” done, but once an item lives in a specific place for long enough, we rarely ever move it around or try different layouts. The last pieces we added to our home were the two Matisse prints in our living room and bedroom. These were gifts from my mom and had been hanging in her home for a long time before she passed them onto us.  \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eDid you bring in pieces you loved from previous homes? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJSB:\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e We both moved across the country with as little as possible, which meant not a single piece of furniture. Everything in our apartment we collected over the last few years, most of it within the first few months of moving into our first apartment in New York.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAB:\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e Like Jill said, we moved to NYC with next to nothing. Jill moved east for grad school and I drove out separately with everything I owned fitting in a minivan. We had no furniture. This was both a good and a bad thing when it came to furnishing our home. The blank canvas was nice to work with but it takes a while to get to a point where your home actually feels homey. Our dining table and chairs were the first pieces we bought. Before that, we spent a lot of time chillin’ on an air mattress.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eYou both think a lot about design in your work, but in different ways. Does that affect how you each approach the space? Were there any compromises you made to accommodate each other? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJSB:\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e As a planner with training in urban design, I think a lot about the program of a space - who is it for, how will they use it? I think about how I want a space to feel and be enjoyed, where I’m going to read or write. We talked a lot about where our friends would gather when we arranged the furniture, not knowing that we’d only have them over one time in our first year in the space.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAB:\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e Since I shoot a lot of interiors for work, I get to see plenty of examples on how other people live (good and bad). I prefer to have a home feel as big as possible by not filling it up with pieces that are large and obtrusive. We definitely make compromises when it comes to picking stuff for our home. If it were up to me, we’d just have a bunch of uncomfortable chairs and industrial shelving from hardware stores. Jill carries the rational side and helps make our home cozier and livable.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eYou’ve both been working from home, as many of us have during the last year. Has that changed how you think about ‘home’ as a realm separate from ‘work’?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJSB:\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e For me, yes, a bit. I worked in an office full-time before the pandemic and enjoyed a fairly short walking commute. Over the past year, I felt grateful that we had space to both work in our apartment comfortably. Since last March, I’ve also gone on walks at the beginning and\\\/or end of the day as a sort of ritual to empty my mind and move.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAB:\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e I’ve been working from home for a while now, but it wasn’t until we moved into this apartment that I even had an official workspace. Prior to that my idea of what was home vs work space was pretty murky. Cut to a few short months of living in our new place and we’re both working from home. Luckily we already had one dedicated workspace and a decent folding table that helps create an extra pop-up office when we need it. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhat are some of your favorite sources of inspiration for your space? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJSB:\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e I like browsing \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.mcnallyjackson.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMcNally Jackson’s \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003edesign and architecture sections. I miss the inspiration from restaurants - they’re incredible for ideas for kitchens, dining areas, and spaces for gathering, indoors and outdoors. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAB:\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e I’m an \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.apartamentomagazine.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e“Apartamento”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e fanboy, there’s no denying it. I also really love the work of \\u003ca href=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/francoishalard.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eFrançois Halard,\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e who shoots amazing interiors. Ricardo Bofill’s \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.archdaily.com\\\/294077\\\/the-factory-ricardo-bofill\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eformer cement factory \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eturned home\\\/office\\\/compound is the ultimate goal (just a much smaller version).\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eImages by \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/aaronbengochea.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAaron Bengochea\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e. 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The \\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eYoungstown Sheet \\u0026amp; Tube factory signage was the basis for Floyd Gothic.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\\/ 2. Type designer Emily Klaebe was able to translate the lettering from the sign and extrapolate an entire font package. \\\/ 3. Floyd Gothic unifies the Floyd brand across website, packaging, and instruction manuals. \\\/ 4. The Inktrap font incorporates the Floyd Leg in its design. \\\/ 5. Floyd Gothic Inktrap is a natural extension of Floyd Gothic. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eA love for great letterforms has been part of Floyd’s story from the beginning. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhen Floyd co-founders \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eKyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell were \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/blogs\\\/livedin\\\/an-oral-history-of-the-floyd-leg\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003emulling names for \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003ethe brand\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e in 2014, they noticed that the shape of table leg they were developing oddly resembled a letter “F” when viewed from the side. This initial observation eventually led to “Floyd,” a name carried across three generations of steelworkers in Hoff’s family in Youngstown, Ohio. Both approachable and old-fashioned, “Floyd” rooted the project in the manufacturing legacy of the Great Lakes. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eFast-forward to 2017, \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eHoff and O’Dell\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e thought it was time to re-examine their visual brand. On the precipice of opening Floyd’s first showroom and launching a side table, they thought they could improve on the logo they cobbled together using the commercial sans serif \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.colophon-foundry.org\\\/typefaces\\\/apercu\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAperçu\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e, which was also being used by Burberry, MoMA, and \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eZeit Magazine, among \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/fontsinuse.com\\\/typefaces\\\/7380\\\/apercu\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003emany others\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e“\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt was a few years into building Floyd that we felt we were missing a true graphic design system,” \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eO’Dell explains\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e. “\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eOne of our product design principles is ‘design for longevity.’ W\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003ee anticipate that the Floyd brand will evolve in many new ways over time, and we wanted a graphic design system that could be timeless and fixed.”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe ambition to build an enduring visual brand turned their attention to the work of graphic designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth, co-founders of the New York-based studio, \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/order.design\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eOrder\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe duo’s side project \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003ecalled \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/standardsmanual.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eStandards Manual\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e—a\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003ebook publishing imprint devoted to preserving the brand guidelines of institutions like the New York City Transit Authority, NASA, the US Environmental Protection Agency—particularly resonated with Hoff and O’Dell. “We appreciated they had spent a lot of time thinking about what makes for a timeless graphic design system,” O’Dell recalls.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt also helped that Reed also grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and had a homegrown fondness for the industrial city’s legacy. Tasked with rethinking Floyd’s logo under a tight deadline, \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003ehis mind immediately went to the ghost signs and faded marquees throughout the city. One particular photo depicting what’s left of the Youngstown Sheet \\u0026amp; Tube factory’s black and yellow signage became the basis for Floyd’s logomark and a custom typeface called “Floyd Gothic.”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eReed says he was particularly drawn to the idiosyncratic letters in the hand painted sign like exaggerated slab stroke on the G or the quirky proportions of the ampersand. “The letters just had enough personality that they didn't look like Helvetica,” he explains. “It seemed perfect for what they were looking for: something utilitarian; not too over-designed or too slick-looking; modern without looking like it's trying too hard.”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAn archivist at heart, Reed is thrilled for the opportunity to preserve a handmade artifact in a meaningful way. “The sign has a second life in Floyd Gothic,” he explains. Order developed a full alphabet by extrapolating missing letters based on clues in the sign. The custom font became the basis for a new striking branding system—with the modern sans serif and red-orange signature color featured in product boxes, assembly booklets, and advertising.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eGoing with a bold graphic approach made sense, explains O’Dell. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e“Despite our understated product design sensibility, there is a bold mission behind the company: we're working to shift furniture consumption to something better for customers and better for our planet,” he says. “When it all comes together—the typography, the warm imagery of real living spaces, and the product design—you really begin to see the story sing.”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e“It's an interesting way of how graphic design itself can deepen a story,” \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003ehe \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eadds.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAnd for Floyd’s latest chapter, typography is again playing a crucial role. For a series of product launches this year, Order created a new variation on Floyd Gothic. Designed by Reed and type designer Emily Klaebe, Floyd Gothic Inktrap’s letterforms have deep notches that are meant to compensate for swells of ink in traditional offset printing. Without these strategic cuts, typefaces tend to become illegible when used in small sizes, especially when printed on uncoated paper stock. Famous examples of ink traps include \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/en.wikipedia.org\\\/wiki\\\/Bell_Centennial\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eBell Centennial\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e which was commissioned for AT\\u0026amp;T’s phone books in the late 1970s, and \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/frerejones.com\\\/families\\\/retina\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eRetina\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e, designed to compensate for screens and newspaper applications. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eK\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003elaebe explains that the idea was inspired by Floyd’s marketing strategy. Like ink traps, which can often only be seen at close inspection, the launch strategy for new products hinged on zooming in on details and progressively revealing them over some time. “It felt like a natural tie-in with how Floyd was planning their product stories,” she explains. For diehard type nerds, Klaebe points to a detail that makes the font uniquely Floyd’s. The shape of the corner notches on Floyd Gothic Inktrap echoes the shape of the original Floyd table leg. “It's literally jammed into the ink trap.” she says.  \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIn designing enduring identity systems, Reed explains that using a custom typeface can be both an economical and democratic gesture. Not only can a company save on font licensing fees, it can give the entire organization a common language. “When you have something that is uniquely yours it becomes part of the fabric of the company,” explains Reed. “Any employee—even non-designers in any department—can use the font and participate in the visual expression of the brand.” \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAs a company matures, it makes sense to introduce complementary typefaces to expand their typographic tools—a strategy that could even quell the urge to redesign a brand from scratch for the sake of novelty. “I'm proud of Floyd for not introducing a totally new typeface,” Reed explains. “The key word in all this is keeping it in the family. Instead of deviating from the brand, they’re just extending it. It's like a new family member is born.” \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e“Talking about fonts can feel like a funny conversation,” says Reed. “But they really do play a big role.” \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-9f94baa7-5f07-415e-94dc-b9feea8edb2a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 16px; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAnne Quito is a journalist and design critic based in New York. She covers design as a staff reporter at Quartz. In 2019, her book \\u003cem\\u003e\\\"\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/cup.columbia.edu\\\/book\\\/mag-men\\\/9780231191807\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" rel=\\\"noopener\\\"\\u003eMag Men: Fifty Years of Making Magazines\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\\"\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e was published, detailing the glory days of magazine design with Milton Glaser and Walter Bernard. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-vertical-align-wrapper\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box shg-c shogun-livedin-shop \\\" id=\\\"s-437c780c-0e84-42ff-96bb-7a7094b1af40\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-58fcc7b1-aa2a-4616-b067-7a18e5f5e965\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 60px; 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A salvaged marble slab makes for a durable coffee table surface.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 14px;\\\"\\u003e \\\/ 2. An entry bench is always useful as a drop zone. \\\/ 3. The Floyd Legs are perfect for constructing a side table that's exactly the right size. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-627ddcff-a2cd-445e-9ecf-57fdb8f0ac36\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe Floyd Leg was the\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/blogs\\\/livedin\\\/an-oral-history-of-the-floyd-leg\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e first product we ever designed\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e, but it remains one of the most versatile. All you need to create a functional piece for your home is something solid for a surface. And, if you get bored, you can always switch up your Legs to make something new. Over the years, we’ve seen the Leg serve many purposes, but we wanted to break down how to create a few of the most popular iterations. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eCoffee Table\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe Floyd Leg is perfect for coffee tables, because its versatility means you can create a suitable new table for your living room every time you move. When constructing your coffee table, think about the scale of your space. If you have a lot of floor room, you can use a large square surface (we love recycling old marble slabs for this) to create a table that suits the scale of your large, airy room! For a narrow space, create a long and skinny table that draws the eye into the room and doesn’t block your traffic patterns. A round coffee table can contrast with boxier furniture, and if you want to get really creative you can cut a piece of plywood into a curvy shape that is one of a kind!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eLow Shelf\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe humble shelf is an evergreen item, and we think it’s an underrated piece of furniture. We love to use the Leg to construct a low-slung stand for plants, an eye catching bookshelf and ledge for art, or a spot for a record player and a record collection. It also works well in an entryway as a drop zone for shoes and keys. Be sure to choose a thick, rigid surface — the width means you’ll want to avoid a material that will bow in the center over time. For wider benches, try to place your Legs a bit in from the outer edge, which will help ensure a stable surface as well. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eSide Table\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eA side table is a critical piece of furniture. Where else can you put your water glass, your reading material, and all the other ephemera that you need close at hand? Yes, there’s the coffee table, but sometimes you need a space even closer to your favorite sofa seat. To create a side table, we recommend choosing a durable surface that won’t stain from a glass left too long that’s large enough to hold a lamp with some space to spare. Square side tables are classic, of course, and a large square surface can create a mid-century vibe that’s fun with a couple of low-slung sofas. 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The very first Leg prototype, powdercoated in blue. \\\/ 2. Storyboarding in a friend's garage. \\\/ 3. Early Floyd workspace. \\\/ 4. The first Floyd worked at a steel mill in Youngstown, Ohio. \\\/ 5. Early photoshoot at the home of a friend. \\\/ 6. Photoshoots with friends in Detroit. \\\/ 7. Prepping legs for powdercoating at the facility in Detroit. \\\/ 8. Legs in production. \\\/ 9. The Legs arrived in a carrying bag, with instructions printed on the fabric. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe like to say that Floyd began with one leg. In 2014, cofounders Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell launched their Leg prototype on Kickstarter. Eight years later, it’s still part of the Floyd lineup. We asked Kyle and Alex to look back to the very earliest days of Floyd — \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003etheir first prototypes in a garage (yes, there’s a garage in this story), the realization that the Kickstarter campaign was going viral, and why the Leg is still representative of Floyd’s design principles. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-23f65cd4-85b9-40cc-94c6-5629e0a71a54\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eOn the First Prototype\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eKyle: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI was living in an apartment in Chicago with three Craigslist roommates. I had moved a number of times and — I lived in Ann Arbor for a bit, and the Bay area— and I unfortunately had thrown away a handful of Ikea products during those moves because they didn’t last, which felt so wasteful. At this point, I had most of what I needed for an apartment minus a desk , so I wanted to construct something I could keep and easily move. I started noodling on some ideas in the evenings after work. That's when I sketched out the design for the table leg. I was thinking about it from the perspective of needing something you could pack up and move.. Because I knew my Craigslist roommates weren't going to be long-term. This was around January of 2013. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI started calling a bunch of manufacturers, and I promised all of them we were going to scale up to building a zillion of these. One finally believed me, a manufacturer in Columbus, Ohio. They made one set from my drawings that cost like $500. I asked them to powdercoat it, but they said they only had one color. It was this industrial blue that they used on lockers for high schools. And so I just said. \\\"Okay, go for it. That’ll work.\\\" And that became the very first set of legs. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAlex: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eKyle moved to Detroit in 2013 and I'd moved there around the same time. We hadn’t known each other previously. Mutual friends were starting a business incubator program, and were looking for some help in launching it. Kyle signed on to work on the build-out of the space. I was working on the branding behind it. And at the end of summer, that project sort of started to wind down. We were both looking to figure out what to do next. Kyle had the Leg prototype in his apartment, and I thought it was a super interesting design. We started trying to figure out what it would mean to launch this, and landed on Kickstarter as the right path. We were storyboarding the concept in the garage.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-ea6d5466-d4c4-4b52-882d-cabb983657e9\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eOn the Garage\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eKyle: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt was this old auto garage, which previously was being used for storage. We could go on all day probably talking about the garage. It was great in the summertime, you could roll up the doors. The garage though had no windows, no insulation and was very cold especially that winter because of the polar vortex. We lived next door as part of the incubator gig and would go over each day. It made us really dig in and kind of figure out the way forward with the project.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAlex: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI was wearing a full on parka inside, the cold that winter was very brutal. On one of the walls in the garage, we had this storyboard taped up. We had photographed around Detroit and went to different places like \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/www.aswdetroit.org\\\/\\\"\\u003eArchitectural Salvage Warehouse\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e which was off Grand River, and we photographed different materials with the legs, like an old window, or a door, or a piece of glass. Wood floor vents also made for an interesting surface. It was going on a bit of an adventure finding materials to bring the story to life. We photographed the legs ourselves in our homes, in our friend’s places, and we started to put together a story. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eKyle:\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe had a lot of great support and input as well from friends on the project. We were considering doing a bunch of different colors and sizes, and someone had said, “Just keep it simple. Two colors, two sizes.” That idea of keeping things as simple as possible stuck with us.  \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-f6397609-e415-41d7-807b-389951f6cc19\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eOn the Name Floyd\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAlex: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eFor a second we thought “let's call it Bracket.” I'm really glad we didn't go with that because it's just a really boring name. This is really, really embarrassing, but I remember one time I said to Kyle, “Hey, I think I have a better name, let's call it Toto.”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eKyle: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eYeah. I remember that. I said “Isn't that the name of a toilet company?” \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAlex: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eYep. I thought the name had sounded familiar for some reason...  \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eKyle: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe started thinking about the material, the heritage of a product made of steel and the practicality of it. The Leg is shaped like an F if you look at it sideways, and I come from three generations of ‘Floyds’. My father, grandfather, and great-grandfather all worked in steel mills in Youngstown, Ohio, and were named Floyd. Once we arrived at that name, we were pretty certain it was the way to go. The name was approachable and people enjoyed the connection to the manufacturing and heritage of the Great Lakes region as well. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-874a0f18-8f53-4b9a-9f07-ede1fc08ce15\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eOn the Kickstarter\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAlex: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhen you launch something on Kickstarter, it's very noisy. What we really wanted to come through was the playfulness of the Floyd Leg. We wanted to tell the story in a fun way and, not take it too seriously. The Leg is so adaptable, and it fits a sort of nomadic kind of lifestyle. There was an element of resourcefulness and being able to use the materials around you. We shot a video ourselves over a couple weeks and launched.  \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eKyle: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eKickstarter was the most humbling experience because you had to put yourself out there, and tell everybody you've ever met in your life via Facebook that you're starting a business selling table legs without a surface. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAlex: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe were like “Are we missing something here for just launching table legs with no surface? What if this completely falls flat?”  \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAt launch, the goal was to raise $18,000, which was a hundred sets of Legs. We knew that we’d break even if we hit the goal for the time and money spent already, and that would be awesome. Then maybe we could figure out something else beyond that.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe first day went okay, and then on the second or third day Kickstarter featured the Leg in their weekly email blast. I remember just refreshing my phone and seeing the Kickstarter was at $60,000 in pre-orders. Okay. Refresh...now it's at like $70,000 in pre-orders. It was a pretty cool moment.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eKyle: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt was kind of exciting and then scary at the same time. All of a sudden the Kickstarter started getting momentum and then boom, boom, boom. And then the next day it was like, \\\"Oh shit, how are we gonna do this all?\\\"\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe set out to solve a problem for ourselves and I think that sometimes that little hunch means that it might be a problem for a lot more people. I think Kickstarter was a way of validating that hunch. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-443209de-beb6-4b1a-a920-ec0bcc98d04d\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eOn Early Logistics\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eKyle: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eOne thing we quickly noticed was that almost like 30 to 35% of our orders were international. A lot in Japan, a lot in Europe, Australia, even in Russia. So first it was “how are we going to build all of these” and then we had to quickly figure out how to ship. I had a crazy spreadsheet for trying to validate addresses.  \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAlex: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWe were also packing up all of the bags with the components and materials on Kyle’s apartment floor. We had printed the assembly instructions on a carrying bag that the legs arrived in. It was cool walking into the manufacturing facility, which was just past McNichols on I-75 in Detroit, and seeing the Legs being painted and packed.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-fcc85059-123b-4bf3-bd02-ea2928262053\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003ch2\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eOn the Floyd Design Ethos\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h2\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAlex: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAlmost immediately, there was a process of design iteration.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eKyle: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eOne piece of feedback early on was that the original 29 inch Leg was wobbly. We had designed it for a lighter use as a desk, but people immediately were using it as a dining table. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAlex: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThat really put us onto the question of how to create a sturdy table system for a dining table or something with heavier use. We had to figure out how to create cross bracing that was adaptable and could work for different size surfaces. That’s how we arrived at the idea of ratchet straps to keep the 29” Legs braced, which we called \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/products\\\/the-floyd-utility-set\\\"\\u003eThe Utility Set\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eKyle: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe first Leg is a very clear part of the discovery process and research that created the \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/products\\\/the-bed-frame\\\"\\u003eFloyd Bed\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e — figuring out how to create tension and structure, which translated into thinking about a bed frame that could be a twin, queen, and king all at once. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eKyle: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI remember right after the Kickstarter, we wrote down a mission for Floyd. At the time it was maybe a little bit simpler than it is now, but it was to change the way people consume furniture. That’s still a core part of our mission today. That way of thinking about product still holds true at Floyd. Solving a problem or pain point for yourself might resonate with a lot of people. It's been really cool to carry on that idea as we grow the team and have more and more people working to innovate and solve problems, day in and day out.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-vertical-align-wrapper\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box shg-c shogun-livedin-shop \\\" id=\\\"s-437c780c-0e84-42ff-96bb-7a7094b1af40\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-58fcc7b1-aa2a-4616-b067-7a18e5f5e965\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 60px; color: 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Header image: Eileen Gray as a young woman. \\\/ 2. Gray's first interior commission, a stylish apartment in Paris. \\\/ 3. Gray opened her store, Jean Desert, in 1910. \\\/ 4. The exterior of Villa E-1027. Image by Manuel Bougot via Cap Moderne. \\\/ 5. The bedroom at the villa, with Bibendum and Transat chairs. The mural is a result of Le Corbusier's unfortunate defacement. Image by Manuel Bougot via Cap Moderne. \\\/ 6. Gray in her later years, in front of one of her signature geometric lacquer screens. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eEileen Gray is not as well known as many of her male modernist peers. Yet, the Anglo-Irish designer created daring furniture and architectural masterpieces that informed the next century of modern design. Her remarkable work earned her the moniker “mother of modernism.”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eBorn in 1878 in Ireland to an aristocratic family, Gray had the privilege of a relatively unusual education for a woman of the time. Beginning in 1900, she studied art at the bohemian \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.ucl.ac.uk\\\/slade\\\/\\\"\\u003eSlade School\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e before moving to Paris with a friend to study at the \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.tate.org.uk\\\/art\\\/art-terms\\\/a\\\/academie-julian\\\"\\u003eAcademie Julian\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e. During her years of education, Gray’s early initial interest in figure drawing gave way to the study of furniture lacquering. In Paris, Gray furthered her training in the ancient technique with \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eSeizo Sugawara, a Japanese lacquer artist who lived in Europe at the time.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eGray’s unusual training seems a natural extension of her iconoclastic personality — she soon fell in with an avant-garde set of artists, architects, and scholars. She was openly bisexual, and dressed in tailored men’s suits. Her lovers included the British occultist \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.nationaltrust.org.uk\\\/features\\\/the-great-beast-666-who-was-aleister-crowley\\\"\\u003eAleistair Crowley\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, and the nightclub singer Damia, with whom Gray was known to drive about Paris accompanied by a pet panther in the backseat.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIn 1910, Gray opened her first studio, where she sold her signature geometric lacquered screens, case goods, and a selection of woven rugs and textiles. Her style was not the recognizable Art Deco or Art Nouveau that was popular in the first part of the 20th century — Gray despised the “ghastly drapes and curves” that were the signature of manufacturers like Tiffany. 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The still-iconic piece was inspired by the bulbous shape of the Michelin Man, and Gray jokingly characterized as a feminist response to the harsh lines of Le Corbusier’s \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.moma.org\\\/collection\\\/works\\\/3328\\\"\\u003eGrand Confort\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e chair. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAround the same time, Gray opened a new shop, Jean Desert. The name was a reflection of Gray’s love for codes: Jean for her lover, the Romanian architect Jean Badovici, and Desert for Morocco, where she found much inspiration. The name also served another purpose: it obscured the fact that the shop was owned by a woman. 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An early lamp designed by Gray. \\\/ 2. The Bibendum Chair. \\\/ 3. The Transat Chair. \\\/ 4. Gray's ingenious adjustable table is still sold today. \\\/ 5. A rug designed in the early 20th century by Gray. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-93ade8ec-c604-4a67-8cc1-4f23fd56550c\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-8a1ad393-776f-4ce8-992a-043c9c2e199c\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eBut Gray was not content to rest on her laurels. In the mid 1920s, she embarked upon an informal apprenticeship in architecture. She relied on self-study of architectural theory, drafting lessons, and tours with architects like her partner Badovici and \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/en.wikipedia.org\\\/wiki\\\/Adrienne_G%C3%B3rska\\\"\\u003eAdrienne Gorska\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e (a well-known female architect). From this study, Gray’s first building took shape. She named the home Villa \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eE-1027, a code referencing her name (“E”) and that of her lover, Badovici (J is the tenth letter of the alphabet, B the second, and G the seventh). \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe villa, completed in 1929, is widely regarded as her masterpiece. The simple white building is suspended on slender pylons above the sea. Its geometric form incorporates canvas awnings and interior screens that could be positioned according to the weather and needs of the occupant. The building was not meant to exist in isolation: instead, Gray meticulously laid out furniture and cabinetry that would suit the way she lived and maximize the small space. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eInside the home, Gray placed a great focus on functionality. The living room sofa turned into a bed, drawers for hats and a dining service were hidden away, and a sun lounge was built into the yard. The interior furniture was made from lightweight steel tubing — of particular note was an \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.dwr.com\\\/living-side-end-tables\\\/adjustable-table-e1027\\\/436.html?lang=en_US\\\"\\u003eadjustable height side-table\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e that was inspired by her sister’s love of eating in bed, and served to keep crumbs out of the sheets. The home also incorporated the \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/www.eileengray.co.uk\\\/products\\\/transit\\\/\\\"\\u003eTransat chair\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, which was inspired by the deck chairs of ocean liners and was designed to perfectly suit the villa’s seaside location.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eUnfortunately, the villa was ill-treated after Gray separated from Badovici. Famously, he invited Le Corbusier to deface the interior with lurid murals, against Gray’s specific wish that the home be free of decoration. During the second world war, it was used for target practice by the Nazis, and afterward became a notorious drug den before falling into dereliction. That sad fate has recently changed, however. The home was purchased by the \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/capmoderne.com\\\/en\\\/\\\"\\u003eCap Moderne Association\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e and is in the process of a restoration. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eGray was enigmatic to the last, and burned many of her papers before her death in 1976. But the villa serves as a physical manifestation of Gray’s design philosophy, one that prioritized the comfort and habits of the user as much as it did the aesthetics of form. That philosophy was in direct opposition to many of her modernist cohort, but it still resonates as an important pillar of forward-looking design. 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data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/9355427f-598e-4ce1-aff1-c48333771965\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"Eclectic living room with linen sofa.\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-fe7fc020-0ef8-4593-a276-563141bfc94f' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-eccee594-bf16-43ab-8be9-11c5dbc066a3\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-58daa653-af01-4599-8fbe-bd267f1eea35\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg 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data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/308d2f63-0970-4dfe-96d7-cce6e6900557\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"A floyd bed designed in a room by Robert McKinley.\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-ec5b9cc4-f955-49cb-b3c2-f45f3adedc2b' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-54e6978f-ff50-487b-a840-448edd8280c2\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-2acd8786-34ae-47d9-95a3-65353c4ee20e\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/c9f33164-175c-4e5e-8328-fe2a54bae117\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"The exterior of the latest Mckinley bungalow in Montauk.\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-2acd8786-34ae-47d9-95a3-65353c4ee20e' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-89187be1-39b8-4c08-b036-69250c14bc9b\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-2a7bbe0a-b96e-4f0c-bff2-b00b406326a3\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp 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The latest McKinley Bungalow has been transformed from 1970s ranch to modern vacation destination. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 14px;\\\"\\u003e\\\/ 2. McKinley's spaces are characterized by an eclectic approach to color and texture. \\\/ 3. The bungalows are a chance for Robert \\u0026amp; Katie to design a space for their own taste. \\\/ 4. Floyd beds anchor \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 14px;\\\"\\u003ethe bedrooms. \\\/ 5. Low-key outdoor spaces contribute to the relaxed vibe.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhen it comes to designing residences and hospitality, interior designer \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/studiorobertmckinley\\\/\\\"\\u003eRobert McKinley\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e is a rising star, becoming known for coastal boutique hotels that mix low-key beach-chic with comfy vibes of the distant past. One such is \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/hoteljoaquin.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eHotel Joaquin\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e, the laid-back Cape Cod-style seaside retreat in \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.surfacemag.com\\\/articles\\\/two-reasons-to-head-to-laguna-beach-this-summer\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eLaguna Beach\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e, which combines the elegant style of St. Barth’s with the 1950s SoCal beach culture. Another is \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eThe \\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.thesurflodge.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eSurf Lodge\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, a Montauk see-and-be-seen destination known for live music performances and celebrity sightings. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e“We take a more holistic approach to our hospitality projects compared to traditional hotels,” says Robert McKinley. “Any space, whether a hotel, restaurant, or home, should convey a humanity driven by design details that people can touch and relate to in order to feel comfortable.” It’s a formula which sets his projects apart from others. For the \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/p\\\/CLH5Zs9Aupq\\\/\\\"\\u003elobby of Hotel Joaquin\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, as an example, McKinley wanted to make it feel like someone’s living room, and by adding a record player, with locally sourced objects and furniture from local craftspeople, it really created a sense of “home.\\\"\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-56c71844-f117-4429-becb-6bdbb8f8ffdd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cblockquote class=\\\"instagram-media\\\" data-instgrm-permalink=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/p\\\/BvwVRLolIdW\\\/?utm_source=ig_embed\\u0026amp;utm_campaign=loading\\\" data-instgrm-version=\\\"13\\\" style=\\\" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); 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color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eRobert \\u0026amp; Kate McKinley at their Montauk home. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-c592d7e8-034a-4272-9ca4-fd22b66839b2\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-627ddcff-a2cd-445e-9ecf-57fdb8f0ac36\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eFor the past four years, the New York-based interior designer and his wife, Kate, have been transforming “very basic” Montauk properties into rentable bungalows that not only truly feel like relaxed beach getaways, but offer pieces in each property for sale, making each stay into a fun, shoppable experience. They wanted to create a space where they could really let their design ideas run wild. “Since we are acting as our own client, we wanted to bring in elements of our home into a semi-hospitality space and create a truly relaxing oasis for guests,” he says. “It also offered an opportunity to work with our favorite brands, and with the shoppable aspect of the Bungalows, guests can take a ‘piece’ of their stay home with them.” For each home, the studio collaborated with their favorite artists, makers, and manufacturers and brought together their favorite products: furniture, lines, housewares, finishes and even books from brands like Floyd, Hay, Design Within Reach, and Phaidon, among others. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMcKinley wanted to partner with brands that aligned with their ethos and design aesthetic. “We approach all of our collaborators personally, and they’re usually brands we have used in the past–both in past Bungalow projects and personally,” he says. “We love what they do.”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eFor example, McKinley decided to include Floyd beds in the bungalows because of Floyd’s philosophy of good design at an approachable price point, “There aren’t many brands that are able to create a beautifully designed piece at that level,” he says. “They are truly incredible in quality, and have anchored the bedrooms in the past three Bungalow projects. I also love that they are American-made. The fact that it only takes 15-minutes from unboxing to a finished project is also a bonus.”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMcKinley has also received inquiries on where to obtain items and an overall feedback that guests feel the design is elevated, but still attainable in their own homes. “You never really think about putting a furniture item from a hotel lobby, for example, into your own home, but with the Bungalows, we wanted to provide a chance to bring high-level design at an attainable level,” he says. And if you can’t make it to Montauk for a stay, you can still shop for every piece of the home on the \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.mckinleybungalow.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eMckinley Bungalow website\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, and find out where to buy everything from the door handles and appliances to the bedsheets and bathroom tiles for each property. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cbr\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cbr\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eFeedback from guests has been great: “We’ve heard so many stories from guests about how staying at the Bungalows provided a place to disconnect from their iPhones, work computers, and really enjoy each other’s company - which is at the heart of why we create these places.,” says McKinley. Since launching the shoppable bungalow venture, their McKinley Bungalow Fairview is available for rent. Their Federal Bungalow sold at the end of the season after it was booked all summer. And their latest one, the McKinley Bungalow Etna, sold soon after it was completed, having received numerous inquiries on the property while it was still in construction. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAnd with the success of the McKinley Bungalow project, what’s next in store for the studio? McKinley is kicking off multiple hospitality projects across the U.S., and the designer is very excited about working on a furniture collection which launches later this year: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cstrong\\u003e“\\u003c\\\/strong\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAt the moment, we’re also in the middle of renovating our next Bungalow, opening early this summer, ​which will be our biggest one yet!\\\"\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-9a0698bf-2fab-4149-acbb-75f47b6dd0d7\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #000000;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 14px;\\\"\\u003eImages by \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.readmckendree.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eRead Mckendree\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #000000;\\\"\\u003e and\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/www.nicolefranzen.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e Nicole Franzen\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e, courtesy of Studio Robert McKinley. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 14px;\\\"\\u003ePaul Makovsky (@paulmakovsky) is a Brooklyn-based writer, curator and brand strategist, specializing in design and architecture. 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\\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-52d41388-191b-46bf-be39-67f7620eebf4\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/fc8092b7-9ed8-404d-a655-b45625d30306\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"A neutral home with white, wood, and black tones. \\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-52d41388-191b-46bf-be39-67f7620eebf4' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-92f3e875-7094-41d8-a267-f017a0353319\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhy is it that some people seem to possess a special gift for pairing and layering color in their space? It’s easy to endlessly scroll Instagram pages full of cleverly cohesive spaces. And yet, it isn’t always so easy when you try to recreate one for yourself. But, we believe in you. Here’s how to build a color scheme like a design professional: \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch3\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eStart With the Color Wheel\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h3\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIt may be helpful to first think conceptually about the color wheel. Yes, that classic element of art class is of use here. If you’re drawn to a certain area of the color wheel, an \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.elledecor.com\\\/design-decorate\\\/color\\\/a27793858\\\/analogous-color-scheme\\\/\\\"\\u003eanalogous color scheme\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e may be right for your space: it would incorporate colors that lie next to each other. If you are looking for something a bit more exciting, contrasting colors should do the trick. As you might assume, those colors lie opposite each other on the wheel. Don’t be afraid to mix warm and cool shades: they look nice together precisely because they lie on opposite sides of the wheel!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch3\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eMind Your Tone\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h3\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe color wheel is most useful for determining the relationship between certain ‘pure’ shades, like red or yellow. But color in real life does not adhere to the pure shades you see on the chart — which is a very good thing! The combination of varied \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003etones\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e is what creates visual interest. For example, a cohesive color scheme might include dark blue, and a lighter tone of blue. Together, they create interest that wouldn’t exist otherwise.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eA design professional will typically identify a few key color shades, and then add in additional tones to the mix to make for a more complete color scheme, even if they’re going for a very monochromatic look. Start with one or two key shades, plus two or three secondary shades to create a well-thought-out scheme.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch3\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eNeutrals Matter, Too\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h3\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eNeutrals are also an important element in any space. Unless you are truly committed to a brilliantly colorful life, neutrals can add a sense of visual rest to a space, and can tie together an otherwise clashing color scheme. They are also great for sprinkling throughout an entire home to create a sense of cohesiveness. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eOne more pro tip: don’t be afraid to mix neutrals, either! Even the most monochromatic spaces use different shades of white (or whichever neutral) to create a rich, welcoming feel. It’s all about layering, and creating a curated feel that is less “matchy matchy” than it is “collected over time.”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch3\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eUse What You Already Like\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h3\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIf you’re someone who already has a saved folder or \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.pinterest.com\\\/floyddetroit\\\/\\\"\\u003ePinterest\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e board for your space, you can use that to your advantage. See if certain colors show up again and again, or if you’re drawn to more quietly simple spaces. You don’t have to recreate these spaces exactly, but getting a sense of what you really like is much easier when you aren’t focusing on the individual pieces, but instead on the colors and \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003efeel\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e of the room. You can even use a \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/html-color-codes.info\\\/colors-from-image\\\/\\\"\\u003ecolor picker tool\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e to grab hex codes from images you love, which may help narrow in on the shades you’re really drawn to. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch3\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eBuy What You Love\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h3\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eWhile planning out a color scheme in advance can be helpful if you are contemplating big purchases like a sofa or rug, we also think that it’s important to trust yourself. If you buy things you like, you’ll probably like how they look together! Design isn’t about matching everything in your home — it’s about creating a space that works for your life. So if you like a \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/products\\\/the-floyd-sofa\\\"\\u003ebright yellow sofa\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, go for it! And if you want to add pillows in bright green, that’s fine too. As long as you love how it all looks together!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-2a7bbe0a-b96e-4f0c-bff2-b00b406326a3\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 14px; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e1. The Color Wheel has been around for a long time — this version is from 1908. \\\/ 2. A hyper-colorful apartment is actually an analogous color scheme. \\\/ 3. 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id=\\\"s-21e48155-4323-4743-bf3c-8a0a11961cb8\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-903c6555-3741-4e9d-950c-d8f89b419cdd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eNew Orleans-based furniture designer \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/oistudio_\\\/\\\"\\u003eBOA\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e grew up on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands regularly admiring the ocean that surrounded her homeland. During her childhood, she’d spend time attempting to form the shapes of the water. This daily artistic study acted as a foundation for the practice she has today. BOA creates minimalist and imaginative furniture that proves the possibilities of eco-conscious design, under her label \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.oistudio.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eOI Studio\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e. In addition to being sustainable, her pieces completely reject the colonial gaze and uplift authentic definitions of Caribbean visual culture. We talked to Boa to learn more about her thoughtful approach to designing long-lasting, gorgeous furniture. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat was the first thing that drew you to design? Can you share a memory?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMy initial interest in design had nothing to do with career possibilities. When I was young, I didn’t know about furniture design, interior design, architecture. I didn’t know about any of that. But my father used to bring home Architectural Digest magazines. We would sit and dream about the kind of house I’d design for him when I grew up. Architectural digest was different then. There weren't any products to look at, very few interiors. It was architecturally focused and none of the houses I was seeing in the magazine looked anything like I had ever seen on my small island. This opened my eyes. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eI really love that you have this vivid memory of your father coming home with these magazines and opening your world to what things could look like. I read that your upbringing and Caribbean heritage influences your work. Can you talk about that?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eMy heritage does influence my work. However, I will say that most people don't see the connection because they're looking for stereotypical representations. Because of colonialism, there's this perception that Caribbean design is just about stately houses and caned chairs. That's not Caribbean design, that's European influence on Caribbean design. For me, Caribbean design is about being innovative and minimalist. It's more about an approach to being resourceful with what you have to work with. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAlso, Caribbean design is adapted to the climate. So there's a lot of materials that we can't use, even if we had them, because it wouldn't survive in the humid, salty air. When I design now, I always think about where the piece is going and the kind of climate it is going to be in. It's more about an approach than a style. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI think what specifically influences me is the beach and the horizon. Every day, looking at the Caribbean sea, I would paint and sketch and draw over and over again. This view from my porch, the water meeting the landmass. It's just a big, clean, horizontal plane which led to my love of clean shapes and lines in my design. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-c992c8ca-783d-45b3-8dd7-e4f268dc4268\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-5d03d0ef-ed5b-43bb-8d01-22dd0e9260be\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/71c632c4-ee4b-428a-836e-bfc9bac7cbe1\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"Eco friendly materials like bamboo, teakwood, and lucite. \\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-5d03d0ef-ed5b-43bb-8d01-22dd0e9260be' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-eda8542a-7ed2-4cd4-808b-6f26a54b66ac\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 14px; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eGreen materials like bamboo plywood and kirei board not only minimize environmental impact but make BOA's furniture adaptable to humid climates. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-6e9d3f8c-729f-4288-8e83-fb1971baf253\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-dc0c01c1-7638-4bfa-ad76-5c5e18a0da19\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eThat approach is very deep and rooted. It's really marvelous that you’re not interested in those stereotypes or the ways that people try to imitate Caribbean design without having a deep connection to it. What kind of materials are you most interested in or want to work with the most?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI'm a green designer, so that limits the materials and finishes that are available to me. 90% of the materials that are out there are toxic. They either are off gassing or have formaldehyde in them. They are plastics, solvent, whatever. I never use anything that isn't eco-friendly, so I have a limited palette. I find my materials at trade shows. There wasn’t any in 2020 and I don't think there'll be any in 2021, so I've been using what I've collected over the years. I use things like bamboo plywood. I used to use this material called kirei board. Kirei means beautiful in Japanese. I used it for many, many years until it was discontinued last year. It's made from sorghum stalks. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAnd then I would mix it in with things like formaldehyde-free MDF, which is a medium density fiberboard for a lot of cabinets and doors. I can use that in a tropical environment. I can use it somewhere where it's extremely cold, like on the East coast. And because it's not a tree sap, it doesn't respond to the environment, meaning it won't shrink and it won't expand. So I use the formaldehyde-free MDF a lot. And I use sustainably harvested wood veneers.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHave you always been a green designer? What was your journey to becoming a green designer like?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI have not. I'm a recovering addict. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI love solid wood. I love the smell of it, the feel of it, everything. And when I first started designing, I moved to Bali for a few months and that's where all the Teakwood comes from. Most Teakwood in the world comes from Indonesia. And seeing all these beautiful pieces made of solid wood, I was just completely obsessed. I actually designed and made my first collection in Bali. Around the time I lived in Bali, I visited Brazil for maybe a month.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eIn Brazil, seeing what was going on there—deforestation, flooding, the erosion, the suffering of indigenous populations, landfills, all that. I also started learning about VOCs (volatile organic compounds) which over time are not really good for our health. It was a matter of just observing, doing some research, and just committing myself. I think it was in 2004 when I decided to go as sustainable as possible. Which is not to say that I don't have solid woods in my work, but it tends to be reclaimed or FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified. But it's very hard to find affordable FSC lumber. Finding materials is the hardest part. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow do you navigate the financial stress that comes with being a furniture designer? Are you often commissioned for your pieces? Do you get grants? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eThe financial stress is real. Being an independent furniture designer is not a lucrative career. Custom work is what I do, so most of my projects are commissions. Occasionally, I've designed collections that have not been commissioned and exhibited them at places like the Brooklyn Designs Tradeshow. I don't often design that way because then if there's not a customer paying for the materials, then it costs me thousands of dollars. For one show, I spent almost $15,000 just making four pieces in the show. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-a4132830-49c5-42ac-b8ad-c8c5db08985d\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/7a562000-97ea-4ecd-8e26-efd4f86223de\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"Minimalist console designed by BOA at OI studio. \\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-a4132830-49c5-42ac-b8ad-c8c5db08985d' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-ac8dc02d-828a-45b1-8d3c-bb39751f5ed0\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAn OI Studio console designed by BOA, with bamboo cabinet doors. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-72a84843-4203-4082-a05c-23f4c0d39417\\\" class=\\\"shg-c shogun-livedin-quote \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp style=\\\"line-height: 64px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cstrong\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 60px;\\\"\\u003e“\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eFor me, Caribbean design is about being innovative and minimalist. It's more about an approach to being resourceful with what you have to work with. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e”\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/strong\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-0863c49b-cbef-48a8-badd-76f80ae377aa\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-1d7482bf-0224-4d9a-8778-1cd3e632a82b\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eYou mentioned how making money can fluctuate. I'm a writer, so I totally understand. I'm not writing to make money *laughs*. I write because there are many emotional and spiritual and creative rewards that come with it. That being said, I’m wondering what the rewards of your creative practice are?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI would say that the most important reward... it feels like… I don't want to say therapy, because that's not accurate. When you're an artist, there’s something buried inside of you and when you get it out there, then you're a better person. I live in my head a lot and design pieces in my head, but it doesn't help me if I don't show those pieces to the public. Making art just makes me feel as if I'm alive. Like I'm contributing and expressing myself. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eCan you give any advice for people who are interested in buying eco-friendly furniture? What ways can they make sure that what they're buying is good for the earth?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eDo your research. If that's something that's important to you. Follow people online that promote green designers or green design in general. It might be challenging, but you're going to have to do research.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eBut the research is worth it, right? The hard work is always worth the cost of doing something that's better for the earth long term. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eTo me, it is. Some people don't think about the responsibility that we all have as consumers. We live in a capitalist society where consumerism is reinforced every single second. We are taught to want and to consume. We buy and throw away instead of buying things that are gonna last a lifetime. And we don't think about where those products go after we stop using them. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eI think that's such a good challenge—to be more thoughtful about the way we consume furniture. A lot of people are starting to get the sustainability message in regards to clothing and food. More people are making the move to secondhand clothing and\\\/or sustainable clothing lines. But we’re still behind in regards to furniture. I’m speaking for myself too.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eAmerica is still young when it comes to design education for the masses. I remember one time I was getting my car detailed. In the waiting room, there was a guy who asked me about my job. I told him that I’m a furniture designer. And he was like, “I don't know what that is.” And I told him, “Well, you’re sitting on a chair right now. Someone designed that chair.” He was like “Really? I thought a machine made this.” I said “Well, whether a machine manufactured it or not, it has to be thought up. It has to be figured out.” It looked like a light bulb went on in his head. He had no idea! And he's representative of a lot people. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-5c8116ef-a76d-4fb8-becc-f0085650392f\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/91c878cb-a709-4556-986f-79ad4a0baf6c\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"Table designed by BOA at OI studio.\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-5c8116ef-a76d-4fb8-becc-f0085650392f' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-5c118139-139c-4454-a4f3-61bfa934d686\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eBOA's clean design aesthetic draws inspiration from her obsession with the straight horizon of the island she grew up with. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-ce672047-4b90-41a9-89a3-edd9671db7d5\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-a2f4da66-0170-4a1d-8538-44ca58dcad16\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow would you suggest that people who don't have a very robust design education venture into learning more?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003col\\u003e\\n\\u003cli\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e Go to your local bookstore and find the magazines in the home \\u0026amp; garden section. Even if you don't have the money to buy some or you're not sure which magazine to read. Just start thumbing through some magazines like Domino, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Wallpaper any of those. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/li\\u003e\\n\\u003cli\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e If you're on Instagram, then you follow a specific hashtag like design, modern design, architecture. And if you follow those hashtags, then those things will start popping up in your feed. You’ll find people to follow as you see more and more of these posts showing up. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/li\\u003e\\n\\u003cli\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003e Watch design shows. HGTV is a good start. Netflix has some shows too.  \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/li\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/ol\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat advice would you give to people, especially black people or people of color who are eager to get into the design industry? \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eTry to take as many art classes. Do your research and look for black designers whose work you admire, don't feel shy to reach out to them. I think all of us older designers want to see more diversity in every way, so we would be more than willing to talk. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eIs there anything else you're eager to let people know or anything you want to plug?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI'm part of this really amazing project called \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.badguild.info\\\/obsidian-project\\\"\\u003eObsidian\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e. It's a concept house that is set five years into the future. For the very first time, black designers, architects, and artists are designing a house for black people and the way we live. Concepts of sustainability, futurism, technology and innovation are the drivers of the design. I’m one of the 23 contributing designers and my space is “Suspended Lanai”. I’m happy to have been a part of that, I’m really proud of it. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eI’m also working on a new furniture collection called “Drop” in hopes to release it in late Spring or early Summer. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003eShop \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.oistudio.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eOI Studio\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e. Images by Melissa Townsend and BOA.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-d24d8ba8-d354-4796-8074-0d45ebc87a73\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 14px;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/loreyessuff.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"text-decoration: underline;\\\"\\u003eLoré Yessuff\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-weight: 400;\\\"\\u003ewrites poems and essays about the intersection of intimacy and identity. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Man Repeller, Vox, Voicemail Poems, and elsewhere. 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Header image: McKinley Thompson Jr. at a drafting table. \\\/ 2. The design that won Thompson the Motor Trend contest — a turbine-powered car. \\\/ 3. Thompson, second from right, at ArtCenter College. \\\/ 4. A design for a nuclear-powered tractor trailer. \\\/ 5. The Ford Gyron. \\\/ 6. The GT40 racer, which was built to beat the dominant Ferarri racecars. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eIn terms of iconic product design, the Ford Bronco is a standout. First released in 1964, the Bronco has made a lasting aesthetic impression. You still see vintage Broncos here and there, and with the 2021 launch of the new Bronco, it’s clear the burly vehicle continues to capture our fancy. But the story of the Bronco’s designer is no less interesting than the vehicle itself.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eMcKinley “Mac” Thompson Jr. was born in 1922 and raised in New York. It didn’t take long for him to discover the world of automobiles — in an interview from 2001 he recalled seeing a \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/en.wikipedia.org\\\/wiki\\\/DeSoto_Airflow\\\"\\u003eDeSoto Airflow\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e at the age of twelve “It just so happened that at that moment the clouds opened up for the sunshine to come through. It lit that car up like a searchlight. I was never so impressed with anything in all my life. I knew that’s what I wanted to do—I wanted to be an automobile designer.”\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eFirst, Thompson had to hone his drawing skills. During World War II, he served in the Army Signal Corps as an engineering coordinator and draftsman. In 1953, Motor Trend magazine hosted a “From Dream to Drawing Board to ?” design contest. Thompson won — and as part of his prize received a scholarship to the ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles. He was the first Black student in its Transportation Design department.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eAfter graduating in 1956 with a degree in industrial design, Thompson was hired by Alex Tremulis. Tremulis ran the Advanced Design Studio at Ford Motor Company, where the team was given free reign to explore futuristic and far-fetched concept designs on behalf of the automaker. Thompson was the first Black designer at Ford, and the Detroit Free Press once called him “the Jackie Robinson of car design.” Thompson’s work fit right into the forward-looking team, though some of his designs were more far fetched than others: one design for a nuclear-powered tractor trailer is particularly fanciful. But, of Thompson’s early work on the team, his best known concept was the \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.carstyling.ru\\\/en\\\/cars.1961_Ford_Gyron.html\\\"\\u003eFord Gyron\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, a three-wheeled car inspired by the shape of military aircraft.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThroughout the sixties, Thompson shaped some of the most legendary Ford vehicles. 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Concept sketches for the first Bronco, by Thompson. \\\/ 2. More concept sketches by Thompson. \\\/ 3. An early advertisement for the Bronco. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-627ddcff-a2cd-445e-9ecf-57fdb8f0ac36\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThompson rose in the ranks at Ford until he retired in 1984 as the manager of Ford’s Appearance Development and Feasibility Design Modeling Department. While he took a step back from the auto industry, he didn’t stop dreaming. He spent the next ten years working on a concept car called “The Warrior”, which used a light fiberglass body that was strong yet easy to produce. Thompson hoped that the vehicle could be a low-cost product for developing countries. 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Header image: The plan for the Bethel A.M.E Church, designed by Nathan Johnson. \\\/ 2. An advertisement for Stanley's Mannia Cafe showing Johnson's design in its heyday. \\\/ 3. The Bethel A.M.E Church is still in use today. Image via Infinite Mile Detroit. \\\/ 4. One of Johnson's People Mover stations in downtown Detroit. Image via Curbed Detroit. \\\/ 5. Johnson's addition to the Second Baptist Church sits next to the People Mover track in downtown Detroit.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eFor the Detroit architect Nathan Johnson, the influx of building projects in the 1960s and 1970s fueled by the golden age of the automobile industry were an opportunity to introduce the city to his uniquely forward-looking style.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eBorn in Kansas City, Johnson began working for White \\u0026amp; Griffin in Detroit in 1950 after meeting founder Don White at a convention for their fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi. The firm was one of the first Black-owned architecture firms in the country, and it was a major force in Detroit’s design scene until it closed in 1954. The firm’s partners \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/detroit.curbed.com\\\/2019\\\/7\\\/15\\\/20695147\\\/black-architects-detroit-sims-varner-charles-wright\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003emade a point\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e of mentoring young Black architects in an industry where racism was rampant. For Johnson, who noted that \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/historicdetroit.org\\\/architects\\\/nathan-johnson\\\"\\u003ehe \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003efound inspiration\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e in the career of Black architects like \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/livedin\\\/paul-revere-williams\\\"\\u003ePaul R. Williams\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, the support and mentorship at White \\u0026amp; Griffin was formative. But after a few years in the ranks of draftsmen, Johnson struck out on his own when White \\u0026amp; Griffin ceased operations in order to work on projects in Liberia.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eFrom his office on West Grand, Johnson quickly developed a large roster of clients, in particular church congregations looking to build new places of worship. But rather than construct a series of staid churches, Johnson often used his work during the period to explore the futuristic \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.smithsonianmag.com\\\/history\\\/googie-architecture-of-the-space-age-122837470\\\/\\\"\\u003eGoogie style\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, which sprung from a collective fascination with the technological advancements of the sixties.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOne notable example is Johnson’s design for the Stanley’s Mannia cafe, commissioned by the restaurateur Stanley Hong. The result was a fanciful building that centered around a roofline reminiscent of the launch trajectory of a rocket. Below the sweeping prow were swooping curved walls and a colorful facade. The restaurant’s appearance was so unique that it served as advertisement for the food — and surely enticed many a driver to stop in. Stanley Hong was so pleased that he had Johnson design a modernist home for his own family. While the restaurant was popular in its day, the building has been abandoned for decades.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"two-up-images\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"two-up-images__item\\\"\\u003e \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-50940b9f-26e6-49f5-8d75-f64c1bfbb773\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-bae50ad6-988d-4891-babe-9f94efcb64ed\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/f33b014a-c2ab-4070-98d5-ce6e7d36f50c\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-bae50ad6-988d-4891-babe-9f94efcb64ed' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-0f7cb85b-35cb-444b-bde6-dca26ded98f9\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 14px; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eNathan Johnson at home in Detroit, 2019. Image via Docomoco.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-f0a62320-7588-419c-b17c-00d8454aff3a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-627ddcff-a2cd-445e-9ecf-57fdb8f0ac36\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOther projects remain in use. In 1974, Johnson designed a new building for the congregation of the \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.bethelamechurchdetroit.org\\\/\\\"\\u003eBethel African Methodist Episcopal Church\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, which has existed in Detroit since the 1840s. In Johnson’s plan, a complex was formed from two pavilions, each with that dramatically upswept roofline that Johnson loved. Inside, a vaulted ceiling would float weightlessly over an open sanctuary. The entire complex would sit nestled around a landscaped reflecting pool, and would connect to a block of modernist administrative offices. While only the main pavilion was ever constructed, the Bethel A.M.E Church remains one of Detroit’s most recognizable architectural landmarks, and is still home to the congregation that hired Johnson to build it.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eLater, Johnson dabbled in the ‘\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/livedin\\\/100-years-bauhaus\\\"\\u003einternational style\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e’ with several high-rise apartment buildings along the Detroit riverfront. In the eighties, Johnson’s design for a brutalist addition to the Second Baptist Church received attention for the way it married the older style of the church with a simplified concrete form. Johnson also created the iconic concrete passenger stations for Detroit’s People Mover, which in 1987 was an interesting experiment in civic mobility, and is still running today. The large project, spanning the downtown core of Detroit, was especially notable for the way Johnson made sure to subcontract work to other Black architects and designers, including the late \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.detroitnews.com\\\/story\\\/life\\\/2021\\\/02\\\/05\\\/revered-and-preeminent-detroit-artist-charles-mcgee-96-has-died\\\/4408210001\\\/\\\"\\u003eCharles McGee\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e. But for Detroiters, Johnson’s most familiar work may be Shed 5 at \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/easternmarket.org\\\/\\\"\\u003eEastern Market\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, where thousands shop each weekend at one of the largest and longest-running outdoor markets in the country.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThough Johnson’s career outlasted the Googie style that made him so successful early on, he never lost his taste for modernism, and Detroit is all the better for it.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eLearn more about Johnson’s work at \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.docomomo-us.org\\\/designer\\\/nathan-johnson\\\"\\u003eDocomoco\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e and \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" 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shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eAs soon as we saw \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/sanajaverikadri\\\/?hl=en\\\"\\u003eSana Javeri Kadri’s\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e bookshelf on Instagram, we knew we had to get to know its owner. The Oakland-based entrepreneur founded \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.diasporaco.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eDiaspora Co.\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e to bring equitably sourced (and truly delicious) spices to wider audiences. Once we were lucky enough to take a peek inside Sana’s home— which also serves as a workspace—we found a cheerful space filled with momentos and books as personal as they are beautiful. We spoke with Sana about her business, the things that inspire her every day, and of course, a few of her very favorite dishes.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHi Sana! Could you introduce yourself?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eHi hi! I’m the founder \\u0026amp; CEO of \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/DiasporaCo\\\/?hl=en\\\"\\u003eDiaspora Co.\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, a third generation Mumbaikar, and queer dog mom living between a creaky old cottage in the hills of Oakland, California, and my childhood home on the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India. I was raised in a family of wildly idealistic, and highly argumentative architects who I think taught me to believe that \\u003cem\\u003eliterally\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e building a better world is absolutely possible, it just takes time and putting one foot in front of the other.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eTell us about Diaspora Co.!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe’re a single origin spice business dedicated to equitably sourcing truly delicious spices and herbs from small, organic family farms across India. Beyond highlighting gorgeous, indigenous spice varieties, for me, it was also about creating a business for us, by us. Complicating and deepening what “Made in India” means, and how we tell our own stories of freedom, struggle, and diaspora through food. We’ve got big, big dreams!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHave you always thought about starting a company? Or, did a particular moment or event shape your desire to bring Diaspora Co. into the world?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eIn retrospect, I would never have lasted long at a job. I hate being told what to do, I work terribly hard, but only on my own terms and schedule. I hate feeling bored\\\/monotonous in my work, so I can safely say that whilst running this business has been many horrible, unexpected things, it has never once been boring. I was pretty lost, miserable, and yearning for a project to apply my ample brain noodles towards in 2016, and I think the huge possibility that the spice trade as it had existed for 150+ years was overdue for an overhaul was a suitably huge project for me to take on.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eFour years in, I’m definitely chuckling at the wide eyed, hungry 23 year old who birthed this idealistic, colorful, and very queer business with no financial support, nor fear of failure. I think the idea that even if the business stayed 10x smaller than it is today, it would still provide an equitable market for one farmer, and his one spice, and thereby create change, that was enough to propel me forward. Today, we work with 30+ farms across 11 Indian states, and that sense of responsibility has only grown, and continued to make more sense. I’m so proud of 23 year old Sana’s fearless vision, that I’m only just grasping the magnitude of all these years later.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eA lot of what you do is centered around creating equitable, responsible supply chains. Why is that important?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI had really hoped that 2020 was the year that we made sourcing sexy again. But then the pandemic hit and supply chains went for a complete tailspin. Where did the coconut milk powder in your latte come from? Who grew the grapes in your sexy bottle of pet nat? How are there always enough oats for organic oat milk? Our current food system has purposefully obscured and concealed food origins from us, under the guise of providing us with the stability of mass production.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eMaking supply chains sexy again, especially with something as niche as spices is my small way of trying to encourage us all to begin to reimagine our food system, and rebuild it to serve our farmers and their workers, to serve the land, and to serve us all a more delicious final product. This idea that small businesses can be excellent and ethical whereas large corporations will somehow crumble under that same pressure is highly flawed - it’s a logic we accept because demanding accountability, pushing for policy that binds businesses to certain standards is much harder than just accepting vague statements from men in suits about scalability, feasibility and “the only way to feed the world”.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eYour business is very tied to your identity, particularly as you work from your home. How do you manage to make time for yourself, and create some space, both mental and physical?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI don’t really?! Haha! I have been working hard to establish what the values of the business are vis a vis which are my own personal values that don’t need to be reflected within the business. So much of that intertwined identity came from the fact that for the first two-three years, the business was really just me and our farm partners! But at this point, we’re a team of nine incredible women and non binary folks who represent many identities, but share a common value system about our commitment to equity, community and deliciousness.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI wish I had established working hours, and designated time off (my partner Rosie would definitely love me more if this was the case!), but that is not the life I signed up for, at least for this decade. Mentally, reading (fiction, cookbooks and my precious Sunday paper) and watching a ton of Korean dramas helps me unwind and unplug. Physically, Rosie \\u0026amp; Lilly (our pup) will often drag me out of the house for long dog walks in the morning or evening that I have come to appreciate so much more in the pandemic.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat inspires you?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI’m a total bookworm, always have been. As a kid who grew up in a heteronormative, patriarchal culture that didn’t make space for me, books were my escape. As an adult who tends to hold onto the pain of the world very tightly and sensitively, books have a way of helping me make sense of things that would otherwise overwhelm me.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI make it a point to cook 1-2 meals for my partner and myself every day, because it’s at once calming, productive AND delicious. So cookbooks tend to be my biggest inspiration! I read cookbooks in bed every night and they are probably the one thing I really splurge on.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eSince I grew up reading almost entirely white, male and British authors (hello colonial hangover!), I’m making up for that by reading fiction mostly written by WOC and trans authors in my adulthood. It is a joy to finally see nuanced and complex representation in my literature— my favorites from the past two years would be - \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.penguinrandomhouse.com\\\/books\\\/549486\\\/america-is-not-the-heart-by-elaine-castillo\\\/\\\"\\u003eA\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003emerica is Not the Heart\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e, \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/groveatlantic.com\\\/book\\\/freshwater\\\/\\\"\\u003eFreshwater\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e,\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e and \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/groveatlantic.com\\\/book\\\/girl-woman-other\\\/\\\"\\u003eGirl, Woman, Other\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eAs the daughter of two \\u003cem\\u003every\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e opinionated architects, browsing design magazines, and endlessly reorganizing my home decor Pinterest boards is another inherited habit that allows me to weave together 70s Europe’s color blocked interiors, post-colonial tropical modernism a la Goeffrey Bawa, South Asian kitschy maximalism, and our current IG obsession with all things mid-century modern.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eYou are clearly very well-versed in food from an industry perspective, but also as a cook. 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href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/ohmynessa\\\/?hl=en\\\"\\u003eVanessa Granda\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e’s\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e Brooklyn home, you’ll find a curated and highly-personal collection of objects and art, all displayed within a rather minimal space. The photographer has a knack for pulling together a cohesive vision from inspiration that ranges widely — from the simplicity of Dieter Rams, to the galleries of art museums, to the European nostalgia of the sets from the 2017 film \\u003cem\\u003eCall Me By Your Name\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e. We spoke with Vanessa about the challenge of unifying a space that includes a basement room, the lighting she’s rescued from a favorite local cafe, and the art she found on the 40th page of an Ebay search.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHi Vanessa! Could you give us a bit of an introduction?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI’m Vanessa Granda, I’m a photographer and live with my partner Davy, who’s a filmmaker and our dog Matisse. We are originally from Miami but live in Brooklyn, NY.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eTell us about your home. What stands out about it?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOur home is a two-story, one bedroom apartment located in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. It’s renovated but still has that brownstone charm with original crown molding around the entire space and windows.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDid you fall in love with the space the first time you saw it?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eAt first, we weren't sure about living on the ground floor as our previous apartments were on higher levels and were worried about natural light and street noise, however when we realized the apartment included a basement and a backyard and the light was better than most ground floor apartments, we couldn’t pass the opportunity.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow would you describe your interior style? Has it evolved over the years?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eIt’s a good balance between minimal and eclectic. I think we have always been color loving minimalists but now we are more inclined to collect pieces that we love regardless of era, decade or design.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eDid you have any design inspiration that really drove the direction of your home?\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe are inspired by so many designers and eras and wanted to kinda mix everything we love into one. We love the restraint\\u003ca title=\\\"Dieter Rams\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.newyorker.com\\\/culture\\\/cultural-comment\\\/what-weve-learned-from-dieter-rams-and-what-weve-ignored\\\"\\u003e \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDieter Rams\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e has in his approach to his designs and his home as well as the beautiful worldly maximalist outlook that production designer \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.nytimes.com\\\/2017\\\/11\\\/20\\\/t-magazine\\\/call-me-by-your-name-set-villa-albergoni.html\\\"\\u003eViolante Visconti de Madrone\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e created on the film \\u003cem\\u003eCall Me By Your Name\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e. 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shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDid you approach the apartment as a cohesive unit?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eIt was a challenge to keep the entire apartment cohesive. Our top floor has natural light while our basement has no windows so we approached them quite differently. We wanted the top floor to feel peaceful and warm so we filled the space with plants, soft subtle patterns and warm woods, it’s still colorful but a little more subtle than our basement, which is where we play with more color, harsher lines and textures such as chrome and checkerboard. We work and watch films there, so we wanted it to feel more industrial and boutique-esc.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow much change and experimentation do you do?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eIt’s still very much a work in progress, as we live in the space, we are constantly rearranging things to feel what’s right. We are such visual people so our layout changes weekly just to keep it interesting!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDid you bring any favorite pieces from previous spaces?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOne of our favorite pieces we brought with us is our work desk, it’s custom made out of African mahogany by a friend who’s a carpenter. It’s approximately 8ft long so we can work on it at the same time. There’s also a leather butterfly chair I bought on a trip to Sri Lanka that was hidden under our bed in our old apartment for so long. Luckily, we now have space for both these things.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow does your home reflect your work?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOh, definitely! Since we are both in the photo and film industry we have lots of vintage film posters and photographs from people we admire. We love going to galleries and wanted our house to feel like a mini (lived in) museum, where everywhere you look there’s some type of art.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"two-up-images\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"two-up-images__item\\\"\\u003e \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eCould you tell us a bit about your art collection? You have so many interesting pieces.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eIt’s definitely a growing collection! We love being surrounded by art in all forms. It’s a mix of things we’ve found traveling, or friends have made, and scores found from online auctions. One of my favorite pieces is this Alexander Calder drawing I won at an estate auction. The painting of a woman that hangs in our cafecito (coffee) room was from the 40th page of an Ebay search on portraits. We also have a layered mirror piece that forms the symbol for Thursday in Japanese from our friend \\u003ca title=\\\"Sho Shibuya\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/shoshibuya\\\/?hl=en\\\"\\u003eSho Shibuya\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e. There’s a few drawings we acquired from galleries in London and Copenhagen that are hanging around. A large photograph from the photographer \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"Yumna Al Arashi\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/yumnaaa.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eYumna Al-Arashi\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e hangs in our foyer; It was a gift from a friend.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDo any of your favorite pieces have an interesting story?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThere was a coffee shop called Relationships in my neighborhood that I loved to visit. I obsessed over the blue speckled pendant lights that hung above the counter. I even took a photo one time in hopes that I could make something similar. Unfortunately, the cafe closed down during quarantine last year and the owners mentioned via Instagram that they were selling everything including the furniture. I woke up early the next day, made a very long line and once inside saw one of the pendant lights tucked in the corner. I bought it and it now hangs over the Ebay painting. It’s a sad story but I love that I have a piece of a once favorite spot in my home and it won’t be forgotten.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat’s the last thing you added?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThe bookshelf in our basement. We had so many books and random objects and had them spread out in previous spaces so we really wanted them to live somewhere collectively.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat are some of your favorite sources of inspiration, generally?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eVintage interior design books, Nowness’ \\u003ca title=\\\"Nowness in-residence\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.nowness.com\\\/series\\\/in-residence\\\"\\u003ein-residence series\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e, and art museums.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat makes you feel most at home when you walk in the door? Is there anything you can’t feel at home without?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eCandles, lots of candles. We love our home to smell nice throughout.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat’s a favorite memory you have in your home?’\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOur first snow in our new apartment. The backyard was a mini winter wonderland, Matisse (our dog) thoroughly enjoyed it too.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eImages by \\u003ca title=\\\"Vanessa Granda\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/vanessagranda.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eVanessa Granda\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e. 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Inside the home, she’s created a warm, luxurious take on a classic “camp” cabin that works perfectly in a setting that encourages outdoor exploration and quiet time. We spoke with Samantha about the process of designing an ideal environment for her family and visitors, and what an ideal day upstate would look like.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eCould you tell us a bit about yourself, and how the idea for the house came about?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI grew up in Toronto, Canada and spent a lot of time going “up north” to cottages - there are so many amazing lakes in Northern Ontario - and spent my summers going to camp in Algonquin Park, which is where I met my husband Matthew. Growing up in Canada, there is such a culture of loving and exploring the outdoors. Having somewhere we could escape from the city and have our kids be outside all the time was always something we had thought about, and over the years we’ve spent numerous weekends renting various houses all over upstate New York. We always knew we would want to share those values with a community and love being able to provide others with the experience we enjoy so much. We’ve loved designing and renting \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/cranberrypond\\\/\\\"\\u003eCranberry Pond\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat’s special about the house and the property?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThe light-filled home has windows in every room, which really brings the beauty of the outdoors in. The living area has a vintage wood-burning fireplace for chilly nights, and a large dining table for entertaining guests, with sliding glass doors that lead to the expansive outdoor deck. The newly remodeled kitchen has its own views and access to the deck and is stocked with everything a modern chef could need.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThe house is located on ten private acres, with rolling open meadows surrounded by wildflowers and gorgeous views of Cranberry Pond. You can meander down the quiet private roads or explore nearby hikes, roast marshmallows around the cast iron fire pit, gaze at the star filled sky, and just enjoy the fresh air.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eIs there a certain feeling you were hoping to create as you worked on the design and renovation?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe wanted the home to feel cozy with a modern feel but still really livable. I wanted to include a lot of natural materials, with different types of woods like oak, walnut, and burlwood, along with jute and wool rugs, ceramic lamps, and complemented that with softer textures like comfortable boucle chairs and a burnt orange sofa. We added color with custom textiles from Maharam that have a bit of a camp vibe but feel a little more luxurious.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eAre there any details about the home that you put an extra level of care into?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eIn a pre-Covid world, we were frequent travelers and spent a lot of time staying in both hotels and rental homes so wanted to create a place with all the amenities we would want for ourselves. That includes a well-stocked kitchen with great cookware, condiments, and spices; toiletries from \\u003ca title=\\\"Public Goods\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.publicgoods.com\\\/\\\"\\u003ePublic Goods\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e; and luxury bedding and towels from \\u003ca title=\\\"Italic Bedding\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/italic.com\\\/collections\\\/home?section=home-bedding\\\"\\u003eItalic\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e. We also have some down outdoor blankets for chilly nights!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eHaving two kids, we also know just how much “stuff” you usually need to travel with for kids so we try to make it easier on families by providing all the essentials. And while we purposely don’t have a TV, we do have Bluetooth speakers, plenty of board games like backgammon, chess, Scrabble and Monopoly, and Balsam Fir incense.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-627ddcff-a2cd-445e-9ecf-57fdb8f0ac36\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eThe Catskills are such a beautiful place. What are some of your favorite hidden gems that visitors to Cranberry Pond could look forward to?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eLivingston Manor is about 10 min away and a super cute walkable town with lots of explore-worthy stores and restaurants. We love going to \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"Main Street Farm\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.mainstreetfarm.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eMain Street Farm\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003eto pick up sandwiches and local-made goodies, the \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"The Kaatskeller\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.thekaatskeller.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eKaatskeller\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e for pizza, Meg at \\u003ca title=\\\"Upstream Wine\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.upstreamwine.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eUpstream Wine\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e has an amazing selection (we leave a bottle of our favorite wine from there for every guest), \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"Van Smokey\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/vansmokey.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eVan Smokey \\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003efor meat and jerky, \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"Morgan Outdoors\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/morgan-outdoors.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eMorgan Outfitters\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e for gear rentals and other outdoorsy items, and \\u003ca title=\\\"Homestedt\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.homestedt.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHomestedt\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e is small but has a great little assortment of Catskills goods. We also created a nearby hiking guide on \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"Alltrails\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.alltrails.com\\\/lists\\\/cranberry-pond-nearby-hikes\\\"\\u003eAlltrails.\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhich season is your favorite to visit?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eNow that it’s winter, it’s been a lot of fun to be up there in the snow - we’ll take our kids sledding, go ice skating on the pond, and we constantly have a fire going so it is super cozy. We plan on building a dock in the spring to access the pond for swimming, paddleboarding, and canoeing, so we’re really looking forward to enjoying that!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDo you have any packing recommendations for future visitors?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe love to unplug and spend time outdoors while at Cranberry Pond and we definitely recommend bringing a good book (or two), sweatpants and sweaters, hiking boots in the warmer months and snow boots and gear in the winter. And so that we don’t have to leave once we arrive unless we want to, we’ll usually plan our meals and do a big grocery shop before we leave the city.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat does your ideal day at Cranberry Pond look like?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOur days are always relaxed and slow. We’re usually up early with the kids and will start the day by making a fire in the wood burning stove, we cook a big breakfast before letting the kids run around outside for a bit, then if we’re up for venturing out we might head into town to pick up some lunch, then we all have “quiet time” before our next venture outside, whether that’s a hike or just meandering around the property. After a big dinner and once the kids are bathed and in bed, we’ll usually sit by the fire with a glass of wine and a good book.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eIs there anything else we should know about the home, property, or area?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThere are so many ] things to do at Cranberry Pond and in the Catskills — hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, snowshoeing, golfing, and tennis — or just stay put at the house and enjoy!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"Book Cranberry Pond\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/stay_floyd\\\/cranberry-pond-house\\\"\\u003eBook a stay at Cranberry Pond.\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n 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As a young architect, Sklarek worked at Skidmore, Owings, \\u0026amp; Merrill. \\\/ 2. After a move to California, Sklarek worked on many large public projects, including the San Bernardino City Hall. \\\/ 3. Sklarek, center, with her business partners at Siegal, Sklarek, and Diamond.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e“Everywhere she went, she was first.” That’s how Marshall Purnell, former president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) described the decades-long practice of Norma Merrick Sklarek. After becoming the first Black woman certified by the AIA in New York in 1950, Sklarek embarked on a remarkable career that continued to break barriers for Black women (and women in general) in the world of major architecture firms, an industry that is to this day dominated by white men.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eSklarek was born in Harlem in 1926, to Trinidadian emigree parents. She attended Hunter High School and was admitted to Barnard, after which she received an architecture degree from Columbia in 1950. In these primarily white institutions, Sklarek excelled at science and mathematics, and by the time she completed her studies was one of only two women with graduate degrees from the Columbia School of Architecture. But despite her academic accomplishments, the deck was stacked against her.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eUpon graduating, Sklarek found herself up against entrenched institutional discrimination in the architecture field. In 2004, she was quoted in a local newspaper about the situation: “They weren’t hiring women or African Americans, and I didn’t know which it was (working against me).” After unsuccessfully interviewing for 19 positions commensurate with her education and experience, she took a job as a junior draftsperson in the City Department of Public Works.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThe junior position was unsatisfying to Sklarek. In 1954, she sat for the grueling four-day architecture licensing exam. After passing, she became the first Black woman to be licensed as an architect in the state of New York. As such, she applied to architectural firms again. This time, despite a negative reference by an unhappy and racist supervisor at the Department of Public Works, Sklarek was hired by Skidmore, Owings, \\u0026amp; Merrill. 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Sklarek practiced as an architect between 1954-1996. \\\/ 2. The Pacific Design Center, often called the \\\"Blue Whale\\\" is an eyecatching landmark in Los Angeles. \\\/ 3. The US Embassy in Tokyo is one of few projects where Sklarek was credited with as a design architect, here in partnership with César Pelli.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-1 shg-c-md-1 shg-c-sm-1 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-05c3c000-033c-4347-b846-a4a7caf381a6\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-627ddcff-a2cd-445e-9ecf-57fdb8f0ac36\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eIn California, Sklarek worked at Gruen, a firm often credited with “inventing the mall,” eventually rising to the position of Director of Architecture, the firm’s first female Vice President. In that role, Sklarek project managed and contributed design expertise to buildings like the Pacific Design Center, Fox Plaza, the San Bernardino City Hall, and the US Embassy in Tokyo. Like many women architects of the time, her official role as a project manager often meant she did not receive design credit, and to this day the US Embassy in Tokyo (which she designed in partnership with César Pelli) remains one of the few major projects where she is credited as a design architect.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThroughout Sklarek’s hugely successful career, she continued to be “first.” In 1980, she managed the project to complete the massive u-shaped Terminal One at LAX ahead of the 1984 Olympic games. Sklarek proudly noted later that her Olympics project was the only one that finished on schedule. Also in 1980, Sklarek became the first woman to be elected a Fellow of the AIA. Five years later, Sklarek became the first Black woman to co-own an architectural practice, with the founding of her all-woman firm Siegal Sklarek Diamond.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eDespite her decades of impactful work, Sklarek never forgot the challenges she faced. She once noted that \\\"in architecture, I had absolutely no role model. I'm happy today to be a role model for others that follow,” and she put her words into action by teaching and mentoring students at Howard University, Columbia University, and UCLA. Before her death in 2012, Sklarek was awarded the Whitney M. Young Jr. prize, which recognizes an architect embodying the “profession’s responsibility to address social issues.” Posthumously, Sklarek was awarded the AIA|LA Gold Medal.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eNorma Merrick Sklarek was an architectural pioneer, but her groundbreaking “firsts” served us all by making the way clearer for the diverse architects who are pushing the industry toward a responsible, innovative future. For that, we are all grateful.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eLearn more about Norma Merrick Sklarek by watching an oral history interview with the architect\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.youtube.com\\\/watch?list=PLCwE4GdJdVRKttKo5pFJLlkS3mySA4A12\\u0026amp;time_continue=2\\u0026amp;v=GssFR02cx8g\\u0026amp;feature=emb_logo\\u0026amp;ab_channel=visionaryproject\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003ehere\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e.\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-37308744-0e2f-4cce-b503-c7fc3d82c308\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shogun-related-posts\\\" style=\\\"padding: 2em;margin: 2em 0; border: 1px solid #999; 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shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eLocated just outside of Hudson, NY, Dave Sutton \\u0026amp; Victoria Masters’ home cleverly repurposes shipping containers to create a space worthy of an imaginative, creative young family. A raw metal exterior is intersected by a bold slash of windows, while decks extend like wings from the central structure. On the inside, the couple has designed a space that nods to their love of art \\u0026amp; music, all while maintaining an eye for craftsmanship and practicality. We spoke to Dave about the process of designing the home from the ground up, the tetris-like experience of planning within a constrained space, and the clever ways he was able to re-use materials throughout the home.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eCould you give us a bit of an intro?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eMy name is Dave Sutton, I live with my partner Victoria Masters, our daughter Bowie, and dog Bean. Victoria is a creative director as well as a holistic health coach focused on growing your own food — she just launched \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/kitchengardenhealth\\\/\\\"\\u003eKitchen Garden Health\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e. I’m a writer and work in music as part of the team at \\u003ca title=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/ghostly.com\\\/\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/ghostly.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eGhostly International\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eTell us about your home!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe’re in upstate New York, right outside of Hudson. Our home is made out of six shipping containers stacked two-by-three, totaling just under 2000 square feet. Another unfinished container sits next to the house, which we use for storage and Vic’s makeshift photo studio. This past spring we started on a fenced garden and greenhouse.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat did the building process look like? Did you have any particular sources of inspiration?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe purchased vacant land in 2016. Our lives were still rooted in Brooklyn so we’d come up on weekends to camp and dream about living here one day, building a home and farming the land, expanding to cabins. In 2018, we met one of the architects at \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/lot-ek.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eLOT-EK\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e through a friend and spotted the c-Home concept in their book. We had never really considered steel as a building material, or the benefits of prefab construction. We were drawn to the upcycled elements, the large glass windows and sliding doors, and the way the decks angled out on both sides as if they’d been peeled from the exterior. It was easy to picture the open layout surrounded by trees, letting lots of sunlight and air in.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eSince the c-Home had only existed as a rendering, the build-out process became a collaborative experiment. After the planning phase, we selected the used containers at a shipping depot in New Jersey, where they were then sand-blasted to remove old paint — we liked the raw look of Cor-Ten steel and decided to let the exterior rust into an orange patina before sealing it with clear finish. The builder did all modular fabrication in that same factory yard and oversaw the transport of the house one container per truck to the site in August of 2019, where a crane lowered each into place. Our local contractor’s team started the infrastructure prior to delivery, and then finished it up once the containers were stacked, finished the utility hook-ups, and welded everything in place.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDid anything change from your original vision?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eYes, the original design was four containers. Early into the planning, when Victoria was pregnant we started to re-think the size of the house. The change required some re-engineering and a series of adjustments as the project went on. Figuring out our kitchen layout was like moving a Tetris block around. We ended up tucking it partially under the staircase which cleared a path and set the sink view facing outward to the back deck.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow would you describe your interior style? Has it evolved over the years?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eModern but warm, with an industrial edge and utilitarian sense. We both like earth tones and natural materials and lately, we’ve let some vibrant color into the mix. The house builds on a style that started in our old apartment. 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This was a new experience being able to map out our space intentionally. Now on the other side of all the interior work, we’re excited to just pause and live in it. Things are bound to change as Bowie grows.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDid you bring in pieces you loved from previous spaces?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eA little of both. Our kitchen table, metal chairs, and side tables came with us, and our old bed is now in the guest room. We built the outdoor table with scraps from the deck and built our desks from the wood used for the closest doors. The welded shelves in each room come from that wood too.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow does the home reflect your family’s favorite hobbies\\\/loves\\\/vocations?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOur space reflects a love for nature, art, and the communities we’ve been lucky to be a part of. 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I see it as a centerpiece, an anchor for the room, worth its weight, and the extra energy for sure.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eIs there anything you think the space needs that you haven't yet added?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOur focus is now outside. Every day we’re out there pulling vines off trees and planting and cutting new paths. It’s gratifying to see this overgrown land come back to life. We’d also like to finish the roof with decking next year.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat’s a favorite memory you have in your home?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOur first Christmas, just having officially moved in a month earlier. 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A strategically placed mirror bounces light around Kameron Richie's minimal apartment. \\\/ 2. Glowy Noguchi lamps grouped together in \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 14px; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003ethe home of Madelynn Furlong.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThe shortest day of the year is just around the corner, and though the evenings will soon begin to lengthen, it can be tough to cope with limited light and time outdoors. It’s only natural to feel a little bummed out, especially once the cheer (and twinkle lights) of the holiday season is in the rear view mirror. So, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite advice for tweaking your space to stave off the winter blues. Read on to see how small adjustments can make a big difference.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThe single most important way to keep your mood high in the winter time is to invest some serious energy into your lighting scheme, even if you have great windows. The fact of the matter is that in the winter, the lower angle of the sun dramatically lowers the amount of light entering through east and west exposures. It also almost entirely eliminates light coming through your south facing windows. All this to say that while you should clean your glass, take down your summer screens, and trim branches that are blocking precious light from your windows….you should also try adding in lamps.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOne of our favorite ways of coping with cold weather is to create a super warm, cozy feel inside. To do that, add in secondary light sources (aka “not overhead lighting”). We love a glowy lantern, like these \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/shop.noguchi.org\\\/collections\\\/akari-light-sculptures\\\"\\u003eNoguchi staples\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, for adding gentle, warm light into your space. As you’re likely working at home, don’t forget to set up your work area with a practical \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.lumens.com\\\/type-75-task-lamp-by-anglepoise-uu324469.html\\\"\\u003etask lamp\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e. You can even eliminate some of those shadowy corners in your kitchen with small \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.lowes.com\\\/pd\\\/ecolight-6-Pack-3-in-Battery-Puck-Light-with-Remote\\\/1000567671\\\"\\u003epuck lights\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e that are easy to mount underneath your cabinets. Expand the lighting in your bedroom beyond your bedside and place a \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/us.hay.com\\\/lighting\\\/matin-table-lamp%2C-small\\\/2516467.html?lang=en_US#lang=en_US\\u0026amp;start=1\\\"\\u003esculptural lamp\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003ein a corner that doesn’t get much attention. You can experiment with your arrangement — don’t be afraid to put a lamp on a stack of books, on the floor, on a chair or stool, on a window sill —treat your lights like the mood-boosting art that you need them to be. Choose a “soft white” lightbulb, which will give you that yellow-toned light that feels so comfortable.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eTo really boost the natural light you are getting, try playing around with mirrors. It sounds a little bit hokey, as if you are trying to signal a passing ship on a deserted island. But, mirrors will bounce natural \\u0026amp; artificial light around your space. Think about the angle of the sun in the late afternoon when you place your mirrors, then try orienting them to refract that low-angled sunshine into the darkest spots in your home. You don’t need a gigantic floor mirror for this: \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.bludot.com\\\/hang-1-mirror-drop.html\\\"\\u003esmall accent pieces\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003ework well and are easy to move around whenever you like. You can also get a similar (if more subtle) effect with \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/us.hay.com\\\/furniture\\\/tables\\\/coffee-tables\\\/slit-oblong-table\\\/2514866.html?lang=en_US#lang=en_US\\u0026amp;start=1\\\"\\u003emetallic\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e or light-colored furniture, and with art framed with glass.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eNow that you’ve dialed in your lighting setup like a scientist tracking the trajectory of a satellite, think about the other small changes you can make in your space to make it feel as welcoming as possible. Consider re-arranging your furniture slightly, if only for the novelty of a new setup. Treat yourself to some fresh bedding, and consider trying a bright, \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.morrowsoftgoods.com\\\/collections\\\/duvets-quilts\\\/products\\\/duvet-set-heirloom-linen?variant=31596949012541\\\"\\u003esunny color\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e that will bring you joy. If you’re ready to throw your phone alarm clock out of your window, try switching it out for a “sunrise” \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.homelabs.com\\\/products\\\/sunrise-alarm-clock\\\"\\u003ealarm clock\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e that will slowly wake you up with increasingly bright light. Buy yourself tropical flowers, a shiny \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/boysmells.com\\\/collections\\\/candles\\\/products\\\/rhubarb-smoke\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003enew candle\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e, or a new piece of art that evokes your favorite vacation destination.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eDon’t tackle this advice all at once. Instead, try making small changes slowly. Just keep in mind the ultimate goal: to make your space as utterly delightful as it can be. For now, it’s where you’re going to be spending quite a bit of time, so it is worth it to make sure you can do so happily!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eExplore the homes featured in this piece, in order of appearance: \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/livedin\\\/home-profile-liron-gal\\\"\\u003eLiron \\u0026amp; Gal's Brooklyn loft\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, Madelynn Furlong's \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/livedin\\\/madelynn-furlong-apartment\\\"\\u003eLA apartment\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, and Kameron Richie's \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/livedin\\\/kameron-richie-minimalist-apartment\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eminimal Berkeley studio\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e. 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#ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/michellenorrisphoto\\\/\\\"\\u003eMichelle Norris\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e and \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/forrestaguar\\\/\\\"\\u003eForrest Aguar\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, no color is too bold. They’ve transformed their Atlanta condo, once a modern blank space, into a home color-blocked from floor to ceiling. As owners of \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/tropicophoto\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eTropico Photo\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e, the pair are known for their bright, poppy look, so it makes sense that their home is an extension of that signature aesthetic. They’ve taken inspiration from architects like Luis Barragán and Ricardo Bofill to use electrically-charged colors throughout their space, and experiment with paint treatments that inject a lively sense of humor \\u0026amp; style. We spoke with Michelle about how she went about choosing colors, what she still wants to add, and learned about some of her most unique pieces in the process.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eIntroduce yourselves!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI’m Michelle Norris! I live with my husband Forrest and our dog Taco in what we like to call the Tropicondo. We co-own Tropico Photo, a photography and art direction team.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eCould you tell us a little bit about your home?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe live in an 800 square foot one-bedroom condo in Atlanta. It’s a really modern design with concrete floors and high ceilings.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDid you fall in love with the space the first time you saw it?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eYes! We loved all of the natural light and how full of sun it felt even into the evening.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat struck you about it at first?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eDefinitely the natural light, a place that felt like enough space for us but where we could stay really central, no carpets! Also we had to have an outdoor space.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"two-up-images\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"two-up-images__item\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow would you describe your interior style? Has it changed over time?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eFor the longest time I would have just said eclectic. Now it's morphed a bit to be more color-blocking because it was our first time buying and being able to alter the space so much more than in a rental. I think we like the modern flair that the style of our condo has that balances the wild and fun touches.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDo you approach your whole home as a cohesive unit or do you work on each room separately?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe wanted the whole space to make sense together but we did focus on each room as one idea. With the kitchen, living room, and dining room, those were a mix because they are all open to each other so we needed the color story to make sense where it overlapped. We chose about 6 colors and repeated those in different blocks throughout the space so that there would be a natural cohesion no matter what.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDo you tend to change and experiment with your decor or do you stop once you consider a space “done”?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe had a specific vision and went straight for it but things are always naturally evolving. In a smaller space like this, there is limited rearranging that can happen. We didn't complete the porch until months after moving in, while the rest came together on a pretty rapid timeline. I’m always acquiring new plants so that does lead to a bit of a shuffle. Our close friends own Silt Studio and they’ve built some beautiful custom pieces for us, so we love to swap those in as they have time to work on them.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow did you go about furnishing the space? Did anything come with you from previous homes?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe kept a few furniture pieces like the bar cart, dining room table, Forrest’s desk and our bed, but otherwise we traded out for more unique pieces that suited our playful style. Pieces like our TV nook built custom for us by our friends at\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/silt_studio\\\/\\\"\\u003e Silt Studio \\u003c\\\/a\\u003eand our outdoor furniture are new additions.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-bae50ad6-988d-4891-babe-9f94efcb64ed\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/f57dac9a-f80a-4aca-92a0-8ae6abf5d1fe\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-bae50ad6-988d-4891-babe-9f94efcb64ed' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-627ddcff-a2cd-445e-9ecf-57fdb8f0ac36\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow does the home reflect your favorite activities and passions?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe share a love of travel and art and that’s reflected in so many of wall art and knick-knacks that have largely been picked up on our adventures. We’re also obsessed with our dog Taco so the space is perpetually set up for his comfort with stacked pillows and blankets laying around for him to make a bed in. Since moving into this space, I have loved taking care of plants so that’s definitely reflected. I’ve also taken up painting in the past few months and now my easel stands in the corner of the dining room, as well as having one of my paintings up now. The closet is overflowing because I love clothing a little too much. We’re both very into cooking so having the kitchen open where we can chat and entertain while making meals is lovely.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat’s the story of some of your favorite pieces? Why are they your favorite?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThe flamingo in our living room was a Christmas gift from Forrest and he’s such a star. My family was mystified by it when I opened it up but it was exactly what I wanted. I always think about that when I look at it. The two paintings hanging above each other by the kitchen are ones that we bought at a market in Mexico City and they are some of our absolute favorites. One family has been making them for years and the style is so beautiful and also always takes us back to that trip. The slender painting above the window in the bedroom was made by our good friend \\u003ca title=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/www.maxefresh.com\\\/\\\" href=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/www.maxefresh.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eMax Beeching\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e and it always feels like such a treat with the burst of color in an unexpected place.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat's the one thing you’d rescue in a fire? (Other than family \\u0026amp; pets, of course).\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eMy entire closet or our laptops! But maybe the flamingo head actually. He’s a part of the family.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eIs there anything you think the space needs that you haven't yet added?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe’re hoping to add some shelves for plants to live on higher up. I would also love to swap our big Ikea mirror for a custom one eventually.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat are some of your favorite sources of inspiration?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe’re big fans of \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/ricardobofill.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eRicardo Bofill\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e and \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.archdaily.com\\\/607209\\\/spotlight-luis-barragan\\\"\\u003eLuis Barragán\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e so we considered their magical use of big swaths of color. \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/mirandamakaroff\\\/?hl=en\\\"\\u003eMiranda Makaroff\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e is an inspiration in many ways but especially with her home that mixes a lot of pinks and big tropical plants. \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.gustafwestman.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eGustaf Westman\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e’s\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e pieces are mind-blowing and inspire us to take chances with unexpected shapes in our space.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat makes you feel most at home when you walk in the door?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eA comfy couch with a lot of pillows is key. 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width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"The Face of Mae West which may be used as a Surrealist Apartment\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-fe7fc020-0ef8-4593-a276-563141bfc94f' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-f3effdbb-b653-4885-bf15-e8886ba174e3\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-fe99ca97-205e-4cdb-b4a8-3c6cc1ca9404\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/e7c4e1bd-fe97-40a0-8eb5-0c23cb324b57\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"The original Mae West lips sofa. \\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-fe99ca97-205e-4cdb-b4a8-3c6cc1ca9404' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-41da8fea-7b24-4ecf-88b6-e32632238850\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-b08d8642-f06a-4fb6-b2b8-6eb95a33e67b\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/89592d2c-82c1-4ba3-a88d-933f4e43ea99\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"A Mae West Lips sofa at the home of Christian Dior.\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-b08d8642-f06a-4fb6-b2b8-6eb95a33e67b' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-2a7bbe0a-b96e-4f0c-bff2-b00b406326a3\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 14px; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e1. Header image: Dali and his wife Gala at Villa Seurat, a modernist Parisian artist’s community home to the likes of Henry Miller, Anais Nin, and Gertrude Stein. Image via SFMOMA. \\\/ 2.\\\"The Face of Mae West Which May Be Used as a Surrealist Apartment\\\" was painted in 1935. Image via the Art Institute of College. \\\/ 3. The original Mae West Lips Sofa, manufactured by Jean Michel Frank. Image via the V\\u0026amp;A. \\\/ 4. A later version of the Lips Sofa at Christian Dior's french home, photographed for Architectural Digest.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThe iconoclastic artist Salvador Dali is best known for his surreal paintings—scenes of otherworldly landscapes punctuated with melting clocks and disembodied body parts. His work, and that of his surrealist contemporaries sought inspiration in the chaos of the unconscious mind and its unrealized desires.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eBut Dali did more than read Freud and paint his dreamscapes. Less well-known is his fascination with the physical space, and his personal championing of surrealist objects. In fact, Dali’s furniture and objects are some of the earliest and strangest examples of avant garde industrial design.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThe answer seems to lie in Dali’s eclectic (and often controversial) Parisian social circle in the 1930s, one that encompassed the who’s-who of the avant garde from CoCo Chanel to Man Ray.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOne particular friend was \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/www.maisongerard.com\\\/designers-artists\\\/jean-michel-frank\\\" href=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/www.maisongerard.com\\\/designers-artists\\\/jean-michel-frank\\\"\\u003eJean Michel Frank\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, the interior designer often credited as a pioneer of minimalism. Frank purportedly admired the artistic collaborations of the ballet choreographer Diaghalev and Picasso, and wrote that \\\"I wish one could more often see artists collaborating in arranging houses. The result would be, at the very least, something of our time, and alive.\\\"\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eEnter Dali. In 1935, Dali completed \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.artic.edu\\\/artworks\\\/65819\\\/mae-west-s-face-which-may-be-used-as-a-surrealist-apartment\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.wikiart.org\\\/en\\\/salvador-dali\\\/face-of-mae-west-which-may-be-used-as-an-apartment\\\"\\u003eThe Face of Mae West which may be used as a Surrealist Apartment\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, a watercolor that exposes the face of the famous silver screen star within the fixtures of a grand room. The concept hinged on Dali’s obsession with a vision of three dimensional art objects that subverted the viewer’s conception of reality, a future where \\\"museums will fast fill with objects whose uselessness, size and crowding will necessitate the construction, in deserts, of special towers to contain them.”\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eUnsatisfied with the two-dimensional gouache painting, Dali brought the lips of the painting to life with his “Mae West Lips Sofa”, upholstered in Schiaparelli Pink (the exact shade of West’s preferred lipstick) and first manufactured by Frank in 1936.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"two-up-images\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"two-up-images__item\\\"\\u003e \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-c63a3290-05d0-4e4f-beac-72b6f13ddbd9\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n 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Image via Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali. \\\/ 2. The Leda chair in gold leaf. \\\/ 3. The matching Leda Table. Image via FirstDibs. \\\/ 4. The Lamp with Crutch, another of Dali's designs that made it to physical production. Image via FirstDibs. \\\/ 5. Dali once gifted Harpo Marx (of the Marx brothers) a harp with barbed wire for string. Apparently, Harpo staged this photo and sent it to Dali after receiving the gift. \\\/ 6. Pieces from Dali's 1970s dinnerware collection in collaboration with Suomi. Image via FirstDibs.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-1 shg-c-md-1 shg-c-sm-1 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-5d40643d-3f82-482b-97df-890fd9ccb325\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-627ddcff-a2cd-445e-9ecf-57fdb8f0ac36\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eDali would continue to translate the visions of his surrealist paintings into physical existence. From the foreground of his 1935 painting\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.salvador-dali.org\\\/en\\\/artwork\\\/catalogue-raisonne-paintings\\\/obra\\\/411\\\/woman-with-head-of-roses\\\"\\u003e \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWoman with a Head of Roses\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003esprung a strange, spindly chair chair with shoes and a slender hand adorning the arm-rest, rendered with the painting’s golden finish and perspective-bending geometry. The Leda Table, seemingly morphed from an outstretched metallic arm, completed the set.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOther work includes “The Lamp with Crutches”, also produced in partnership with Frank, a harp with barbed-wire strings presented as a gift to Harpo Marx, and a 500 piece set of dinnerware produced in the late ‘70s in partnership with the German ceramics manufacturer Suomi.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eDali’s work, in his own words, attempted to “create fantastic things, magical things, things like in a dream.” But it didn’t end with his death in 1989. Surrealism continues to be a driving force at the forefront of modern furniture design — Dali’s influence is obvious in the work of leading avant garde artists like\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/ortamiklos\\\/\\\"\\u003e \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eLeo Orta \\u0026amp; Victor Miklos\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #000000;\\\"\\u003eand\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.dezeen.com\\\/2008\\\/11\\\/13\\\/surreal-minimalism-by-david-pompa\\\/\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.dezeen.com\\\/2008\\\/11\\\/13\\\/surreal-minimalism-by-david-pompa\\\/\\\"\\u003eDavid Pompa\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e. 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class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-903c6555-3741-4e9d-950c-d8f89b419cdd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eEven seasoned amateur decorators can find themselves stumped (pun intended) by the task of mixing woods in a space.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eFirst of all, yes, you can mix woods! In fact, you probably should. But it’s understandably challenging — wood tones can be subtle, unlike colors and patterns that have defined relationships (think back to that \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/en.wikipedia.org\\\/wiki\\\/Color_wheel\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/en.wikipedia.org\\\/wiki\\\/Color_wheel\\\"\\u003ecolor wheel from elementary school art class\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e)\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e. Done correctly, mixing up the woods in your space can add depth and warmth to a room. Here’s how we do it:\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch3\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eTake Inventory of Your Existing Wood, Furniture \\u0026amp; Fabric Tones\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h3\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eFirst, note any wood types that may already be built into your space. The obvious start is wooden floors: barring a renovation, those have to stay in the space. If you have built-ins or woodwork in your room, consider those too.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eRemember to take rugs \\u0026amp; curtains into account! They can make a big difference in the dominance of your permanent woods. Take stock of the color and tone: if you have super dark flooring, you may want to bring lighter tones into the space (and vice versa). If your wood floors have a bold grain, think about incorporating pieces with smaller, more subtle patterns. If your floors are shiny and lacquered, make sure to switch up the finishes in your \\u003ca title=\\\"side tables for living and bedrooms\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/products\\\/the-floyd-side-table\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003esmaller side tables\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e, stools, benches and other accent furniture.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThere is no perfect, one-size-fits-all recipe here, but the idea is to create a harmonious blend of woods without one finish totally overpowering the space.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"two-up-images\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"two-up-images__item\\\"\\u003e \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c \\\" id=\\\"s-f0ca99d4-a5d9-49e5-9eb4-409dc970443b\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-row\\\" data-col-grid-mode-on=\\\"\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-c23417d2-c10b-47ae-a77c-1705faf39374\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/f2bd1284-411f-471d-8fcc-06ec63b7e186\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"walnut Floyd bed with pink bedding. \\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-c23417d2-c10b-47ae-a77c-1705faf39374' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-65894dc7-4d5f-4c05-9fd7-64c2bdbe3ae0\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/2ece6c33-bfce-4c5f-8ec7-0eb1a5eb4055\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"A Stay Floyd with a plywood kitchen and dark wood table. \\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-65894dc7-4d5f-4c05-9fd7-64c2bdbe3ae0' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-f86c24c3-1152-4c1b-9eca-264210a3432b\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 14px; color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e1. Warm walnut meshes well with other warmer woods. \\\/ 2. Cooler wood tones at our Stay Floyd in Leelanau, MI.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-95022dec-be3d-45f5-bd27-3d7aef77d92a\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003ch3\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eFocus on the Undertones\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h3\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThe second priority is to choose woods that have the same undertone. Remember those magazine tests that help you decide whether you look best in gold or silver jewelry? This is basically the same thing.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eIn general, woods with a warm tone don’t have a stain that changes their natural color — think natural birch, walnut, oak, maple, cherry, or even mahogany. Woods with a stain, particularly those finished in grey or black washes, tend to have cool undertones.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eA helpful rule of thumb is to keep warm woods with warm woods and cool woods with cool woods. Obviously, rules are meant to be broken, but if you are looking to find a balanced mixture of woods in a room it is helpful to pick one group of undertones and stick with it.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch3\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eExplore Different Ways to Balance Furniture Scale and Weight\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h3\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThe final challenge is to sprinkle your chosen wood tones throughout your room in a balanced way. Scale and weight are very important! If you have a huge antique dresser in a dark wood, try to move other dark wood pieces away from it. This helps to spread the visual weight evenly throughout the space, drawing the eye around your home rather than bringing it to a dead stop at your giant wall full of mahogany furniture. Instead, pair that dark, heavy dresser with something brighter and of more slender proportions, such as \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"tall and short modular exposed storage bookshelves\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/products\\\/the-floyd-shelf-expansion-units\\\"\\u003ea light-wood bookshelf\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eIf you’re stuck, try adding smaller items, like frames or decorative objects that aren’t as much of a commitment as a full-size piece. Don’t get hung up on getting the balance perfect the first time around, either! Good designers constantly tinker with their space to walk that harmonious line. Trial and error is your friend here.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch3\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDesign Your Space to Be Uniquely Yours\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h3\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThe common element of the most \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"timeless and cool furniture design\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/livedin\\\/tags\\\/home-profile\\\"\\u003ebeautiful homes\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e is a sense of curation — the feeling that the space was created over time, not slapped together all at once with a set of matching furniture.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eBy adding in several different wood tones, you can foster that feeling in your own space. It doesn’t matter if your room is super-modern or more eclectic! Give it a try and see how it looks. 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The house, built to resemble a barn, is situated among a grove of trees.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\\/ 3. The central section of the barn has vaulted ceilings, and functions as an open plan living space. \\\/ 4. The family loves their kitchen space. \\\/ 5. A desk area in Sally's workshop.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWhen fiber artist \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"instagram\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.instagram.com\\\/sally_england\\\/\\\"\\u003eSally England\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003ehad to evacuate the Ojai home she shares with her husband Nick during the 2017 Thomas Fire, she took her Joni Mitchell records. One look at the home (which luckily escaped the fire) and it’s no wonder Sally is drawn to the bohemian icon — the entire space is a dreamy, 70s-inspired oasis. Inside, Sally’s\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e \\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"sally art\\\" href=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/www.sallyengland.com\\\/\\\"\\u003elarge-scale knotted creations\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e fill the airy, vaulted interior, and sliding doors extend the living space outwards into a serene courtyard. The couple play with color and texture throughout their space, creating an eclectic home that’s as California as it comes. We spoke with Sally about the home that enchanted her at first sight.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eGive us an intro!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eHi! I’m Sally England, I’m a Fiber Artist and designer\\\/maker. I live with my husband Nick, a Color Designer, and our two Persian cats Banjo and Merlin. Our home is located in Ojai, California. It's a single family rental in the Oak Tree-abundant neighborhood known as The Arbolada.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eThe house has a really interesting architectural style. Could you tell us more about it?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOur home was built in the\\u003ca title=\\\"monitor barn\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.dcbuilding.com\\\/barns\\\/monitor\\\/\\\"\\u003e \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eMonitor Barn\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003c\\\/a\\u003estyle, complete with a loft and folding accordion doors that span the front of the house. I believe it was built around 1990, but has the feeling of being much older.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDid you fall in love with your home the first time you saw it?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eYes! When my husband and I first moved to Ojai we were living in a tiny 450 square foot cottage, with no storage space. When we saw ‘the barn’ with its soaring ceilings and the beautiful light throughout the day we were in love. Our only worry was that we would never want to leave!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat room do you use the most? Did it surprise you?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe use the kitchen and main living area the most. 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Sally took her collection of Joni Mitchell records with her when she had to evacuate during the Thomas Fire. \\\/ 2. The giant rosewood cabinet was a craigslist find. \\\/ 3. Sliding doors allow the workshop to open onto the patio. \\\/ 4. Sally at work on her fiber pieces. \\\/ 5. Abundant windows make the most of the California sunshine. \\\/ 6. The couple has two cats, Merlin and Banjo. \\\/ 7. 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We are constantly rotating out rugs and artwork so our space feels fresh, new, and inspiring. We have a huge rosewood wall cabinet that we got for a steal (It cost more to move the cabinet then the cabinet itself cost!) on Craigslist that is so massive that it’s hard to imagine it fitting anywhere else. It has a lighted and mirrored bar, plenty of room for our records, games, incense collection, and extra pantry storage. We love stuff, and we love anything that helps us not look like pack rats.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat's the one thing you’d rescue in a fire? (Other than family \\u0026amp; pets, of course).\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eOur \\u003ca title=\\\"floyd sofa\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/products\\\/the-floyd-sofa?color=Saffron\\u0026amp;configuration=three-seater\\u0026amp;base=Upholstered\\\"\\u003eFloyd sofa \\u003c\\\/a\\u003eof course! Seriously, we love it that much. We actually had to evacuate during the Thomas Fire, and we took some photos, rugs and artwork. I also took my collection of Joni Mitchell records, which is so silly because they totally can be replaced, but I just love her too much to let her music go up in smoke.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eIs there anything you think the space needs that you haven't yet added?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI would love to make a really amazing minimalist cat tree someday. I think there is a real hole in the market as far as attractive cat trees.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat are some of your favorite sources of inspiration for your space?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI love old home books from the 60’s and 70’s. One of my favorites is \\u003ca title=\\\"inside todays home\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.amazon.com\\\/Inside-Todays-Home-Luann-Nissen\\\/dp\\\/0030554926\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eInside Today’s Home\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e by Ray and Sarah Faulkner.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDoes your artistic sensibility manifest in your interiors?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eDefinitely. Being a fiber artist I have a deep appreciation for textiles and how texture can bring comfort to a space.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat makes you feel most at home when you walk in the door? 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Dieter Rams in his home, surrounded by objects of his own design. \\\/ 2. Paul Revere Williams in his Hollywood architectural practice. \\\/ 3. Jane Jacobs spent her life fighting for inclusive urban planning. \\\/4. Milton Glaser's work was always playful and unexpected. Image via Glaser's New York Times Obituary.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWith the sun setting at approximately 4:30 PM these days, we’re finding ourselves watching more movies than ever. There’s nothing better than changing into your nighttime pajamas (as opposed to your daytime pajamas) and cozying up under a blanket on the sofa. Or, if we are being honest with ourselves, under covers in bed. But just because we’re lounging up a storm doesn’t mean we aren’t learning––we’ve been binge watching some awesome design-focused documentaries lately. Here are four of our favorites:\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch3\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eRams\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h3\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.amazon.com\\\/Rams-Documentary-Film-Gary-Hustwit\\\/dp\\\/B07QSVG1TK\\\"\\u003eThis 2018 film\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e explores the life and work of Dieter Rams, the German industrial designer responsible for iconic household pieces spanning from furniture to calculators. Rams is notoriously private, but the film takes you deep into his beautifully simple world. The filmmaker Gary Hustwit is known for his documentaries that take a deep dive into something seemingly mundane, like\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.amazon.com\\\/Helvetica-Erik-Spiekermann\\\/dp\\\/B01C8B2L3W\\\/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1\\u0026amp;keywords=helvetica\\u0026amp;qid=1606937371\\u0026amp;s=movies-tv\\u0026amp;sr=1-3\\\"\\u003e \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003eHelvetica\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e \\u003c\\\/a\\u003e(about the font). In exploring Rams’ life and his ten defining principles of good design, Hustwit transforms the simplest of everyday objects into something extraordinary. Come for the gorgeously spare visuals, stay for Rams’ philosophical manifesto, which was far ahead of its time.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch3\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h3\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.pbssocal.org\\\/programs\\\/hollywoods-architect\\\/\\\"\\u003eThis PBS documentary\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003ewas released in February, and delves into the life and work of \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/livedin\\\/paul-revere-williams\\\"\\u003ePaul Revere Williams\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, the first Black architect certified by the American Institute of Architects. Williams had a star-studded roster of residential clients, including Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, and Barbara Stanwyck. He also designed iconic public spaces like LAX and the Beverly Hills Hotel. 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This film is a wonderful primer on Williams’ work, and reminds us of the often overlooked contributions to the design field by Black architects and artists.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch3\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eCitizen Jane: Battle for the City\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/h3\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eIn 1960, activist and community organizer Jane Jacobs published her book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”, which was a fiery critique of the methods of modern urban planners and architects. \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.amazon.com\\\/Citizen-Jane-Battle-Marisa-Tomei\\\/dp\\\/B075H2ZNC9\\\"\\u003eThis film\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e follows Jane’s campaign against Robert Moses’ planned “urban renewal”, which would clear “slums” in favor of luxury high-rise apartments, and build an expressway through lower Manhattan. In 2020, where the same social causes are still at the forefront of public discourse, the film is a reminder of the roots of civil disobedience and its intersectional application in environmentalism, feminism, and social justice.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003ch3\\u003eMilton Glaser: To Inform \\u0026amp; Delight\\u003c\\\/h3\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.youtube.com\\\/watch?v=jZ1YHqgZzGQ\\u0026amp;ab_channel=StefanyBustamante\\\"\\u003eThis film\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e is from 2008, but \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.nytimes.com\\\/2020\\\/06\\\/26\\\/obituaries\\\/milton-glaser-dead.html\\\"\\u003eMilton Glaser’s death\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e \\u003c\\\/span\\u003ein 2020 reminded us that it deserved a re-watch. 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Inside, the home opens into an expansive, airy space that was gut renovated to meet the needs of a busy young family. Minimalist pieces and a simple color palette keep the home cohesive, but the show-stopping architectural elements serve to draw the eye throughout the space and into an outdoor terrace planned for a family that loves to entertain. We spoke with Amber about her vision for the home during the renovation, how her style has shifted away from boho maximalism, and how she’s created a peaceful feel even while catering to the needs of young children.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eIntroduce yourself!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eMy name is Amber Lestrange — I'm a mama, model\\\/actor and renovation warrior. I live with my husband Cary, 6 year old son Valentine and 1 year old baby girl Winnie Soleil.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eCan you tell us a little bit about your home? Where is it?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eLaurel Canyon. It has a Scandanavian style to it with wide wooden floors, plenty of light and open space. We are aspiring minimalists but have discovered that this is quite ambitious being parents of two littles. The house is composed of natural fibres and tones and we have incorporated indoor\\\/outdoor living elements as much as possible.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow would you describe your interior style? Has it evolved over the years?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI would describe our style as a natural minimalism. We like to work with subtle texture on a natural canvas adding pops of unique modern design elements to balance out the softness. Our style has definitely evolved! We used to be all boho but I find that the more hectic life gets as we age the more I appreciate a zen space without too much distraction for the eye. I am also learning that balance is not only key to achieve good health and happiness but also to create a home that feels great!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat did the process of renovating your home look like? Did you have any particular sources of inspiration?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eIt was a LONG process. We gutted the house and spent nearly a year building it back up. We finished our bedroom first so we could live out of that room while the rest of the house was being torn apart and put back together. A cutting board on top of cardboard boxes was my makeshift kitchen for about 3 months while I was pregnant with Winnie. We were lucky enough to work with \\u003ca href=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/www.klein.agency\\\/\\\"\\u003eKlein Agency\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e who have an incredible eye for design and interiors. They were able to encourage us to lean towards modern elements where suitable and dreamed up all of my favorite aspects of the house like our fireplace bench, open plan kitchen and access from the main living area to the pool!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDid anything in your vision for the space change as you went through the design process?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe started off wanting brick or stone floors in the downstairs open plan living space but soon realized it did not meet our budget and opted for a wide oak wooden plank which ended up being the more sensible option with kids crawling and scooters zooming around inside. We also wanted to extend the interior flooring to the surrounding exterior areas to marry the indoor and outdoor worlds. Once again, budget restraints prevented that from happening right away!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhen it comes to design, did you approach your whole home as a cohesive unit or did you work on each room separately?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThe whole house as a unit to ensure there is a smooth and consistent theme and feeling throughout the house. I like to work with the unique aspects of each room and what it may need to give it a little spunk.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-bae50ad6-988d-4891-babe-9f94efcb64ed\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/59ca7a33-a44d-4794-a967-0253e691a73b\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"Amber lestrange on a yellow Floyd sofa. \\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-bae50ad6-988d-4891-babe-9f94efcb64ed' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-627ddcff-a2cd-445e-9ecf-57fdb8f0ac36\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDo you tend to change and experiment with your furniture\\\/decor or do you stop once you consider a space “done”?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eHaha. This drives my husband mad. I am constantly fantasizing about new furniture to help the space feel more dialed in. I have learned the longer you live in a space the more you get to understand the areas you use most and what items would be best where. It's also useful to start with a major piece like the couch and work around that to create balance and diversity amongst the furniture pieces around it.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDid you furnish the home from scratch, or did you bring in pieces you loved from previous spaces?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe have some pieces from our old places but mostly new furniture to fit the space nicely and represent us in this new phase.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDoes the home reflect any of your favorite activities or hobbies? How so?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe love entertaining so the open living space with the kitchen involved in all the action is perfect for us. We also love nature and feeling as close to it as possible so the large glass sliding doors and indoor\\\/outdoor living set up really makes a difference for our every day. Opening the living room to the pool area was also important as we are always by the pool and love to have that element of water in view. We love a space flooded with light so putting in the skylights was a must. The large, unique fireplace bench we also love- it brings in that element of authenticity that we appreciate plus it doubles up as an amazing stage for the kids.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat’s the story of some of your favorite pieces? Why are they your favorite?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI love our dining table from \\u003ca href=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/www.asplund.org\\\/palais-royal-table\\\/\\\"\\u003eAsplund\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e. I like how simple and clean the design is balanced out with the solid oak panels on the base. It goes perfectly with our “natural\\\/chic” interior brief. I also love our custom made table coffee from Klien Agency AKA my baby elephant–– The oblong travertine top (which was left over from the travertine slab we used for the bathroom counter) with solid oak cylinder legs is a unique piece that funks up any space we place it in. Our world's most comfortable couch, the\\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.timothyoulton.com\\\/products-furniture-nest-fixed-sofa\\\"\\u003e Nest sofa\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e from Timothy Oulton is also a fav- it has washable linen covers and a soft grey color that make it super kid friendly yet elegant. Our Floyd sofa is also a stand out piece. The \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/floydhome.com\\\/products\\\/the-floyd-sofa?color=Mist\\u0026amp;configuration=two-seater\\u0026amp;base=Upholstered\\\"\\u003esaffron\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e was the perfect pop of color and fun for the kids room and I am so impressed with the fabrics ability to be stain resistant and keep its voluptuous shape! Lastly, I love our vintage hanging chair on the patio that we switched with a friend for our old couch! The kids use it as a swing and it brings in that 70’s Cali vintage warmth that I love.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eIs there anything you think the space needs that you haven't yet added?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWe are on the hunt for a great accent chair to place by the fireplace in our room and an interesting bench to go at the end of our bed. And I could always do with some more rugs!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"two-up-images\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"two-up-images__item\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat are some of your favorite sources of inspiration for your space?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI am constantly weaving my way through pinterest saving images that inspire me. I mostly find myself gravitating towards modern japanese architecture and design that speaks to minimalism. I am also very inspired by modern prefab homes and their eco approach. Also though a little modern N.Z architecture\\\/design in there and we are good!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat makes you feel most at home when you walk in the door? Is there anything you can’t feel at home without?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eUsually it's the energetic sound of my family reverberating through the walls, the smell of a meal brewing and some Bob Dylan. Soft linen sheets are one thing that I can't go without. The coziness and decadence it adds to a room always makes me feel happy and like I am living my most luxurious life!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat’s a favorite memory you have in your home?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eGiving birth to my daughter in our room upstairs. Starting our mornings with a family slow dance in the living room. And simple moments like curling up on our patio daybed in the morning, sipping a coffee, listening to the birds and watching the mist move through the canyon.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003ePhotos by \\u003ca href=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/www.carlosnaude.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eCarlos Naude\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e. \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"related\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e \\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-vertical-align-wrapper\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box shg-c shogun-livedin-image-2col \\\" 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Header image: Enzo Mari in his workshop, with models from Autoprogettazione. \\\/ 2. The 16 Animals Puzzle, cut from a single sheet of wood. \\\/ 3. Mari's studio in Milan. \\\/ 4. Mari, later in life.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-6 shg-c-md-6 shg-c-sm-6 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-239ff0cd-09a3-4433-a7ad-4da410a984bd\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eWhat qualifies as design? Does it require sleek lines and luxurious materials? Enzo Mari once proclaimed “design is dead.” For the revolutionary Italian industrial designer, perhaps a hyper-rarified version of design deserved the fate. But in its place, Mari envisioned a physical world shaped collectively, a democratic expression of form and function accessible to all. For Mari, design was political and personal. After his death last week, it only seemed fitting to examine the life of the iconoclastic figure.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eEnzo Mari began his life in Northern Italy, born the son of a local artisan in 1932. He skipped high school and college, working as a street peddler through the second world war. It wasn’t until 1952 that he enrolled at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts to study sculpture, painting, and stage design. His early designs betrayed an interest in simplicity of construction — particularly notable is his 1957 \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003e\\u003ca style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\" title=\\\"16 Animals Puzzle\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.italianways.com\\\/enzo-maris-puzzling-animals\\\/\\\"\\u003e16 Animals Puzzle\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e, which used a single cut to fashion 16 interlocking animals from a single wooden board.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eA children’s puzzle might not sound overtly political, but the piece demonstrates what would become Mari’s guiding approach: designing objects that centered the pleasure and ease of the worker producing them. It was a priority born from Mari’s Marxist ideology, a radical reinterpretation of design that had always been consumer-focused. But Mari’s political convictions extended further into his work. 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Plans for a chair from Mari's Autoprogettazione.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"gallery__captions\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"tns2-ow\\\" class=\\\"tns-outer\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"tns2-iw\\\" class=\\\"tns-inner\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"tns2\\\" class=\\\"gallery__captions__slider js-tiny-slider-captions tns-slider tns-gallery tns-subpixel tns-calc tns-horizontal\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"tns2-item1\\\" class=\\\"gallery__captions__slider__caption tns-item tns-normal\\\" tabindex=\\\"-1\\\" aria-hidden=\\\"true\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 14px;\\\"\\u003eMiniatures demonstrating the simplicity of the pieces outlined in Autoprogettazione. \\\/ 2. Each piece was designed to be made easily with the simplest of materials. \\\/ 4. Mari's later commercial work was equally simple — these Seggiolina Pop chairs were produced in 2004. \\\/ 5. A series of graphic prints from the 1970s include images of an apple, a pear, and several animals. \\\/ 6. \\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023; font-size: 14px;\\\"\\u003eStudies of a goose, by Mari. Animals appeared frequently in his illustration work and in the toys he designed.\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c-lg-1 shg-c-md-1 shg-c-sm-1 shg-c-xs-12\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-01a6a986-56b0-4c93-9652-d0df5bc0eee2\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003chr\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-627ddcff-a2cd-445e-9ecf-57fdb8f0ac36\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cem\\u003eAutoprogettazione?\\u003c\\\/em\\u003e is an instruction manual, the blueprints for a series of simple wooden furniture objects that can be constructed by the reader. It calls for only the simplest of materials: commonly available lumber and nails. There is no joinery or ornamentation in Autoprogettazione?. The book was in pointed opposition to the exclusivity and what Mari deemed the ‘laziness’ of his design contemporaries. Most importantly, Mari distributed the book for free (long before the advent of PDFs made such an endeavour easy), subverting the capitalist notions of ownership that he so despised. Although the book would go on to be formally published, he later donated the rights to reproduce the furniture in the book to a German charity, \\u003ca title=\\\"CUCULA\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.cucula.org\\\/en\\\/\\\"\\u003eCUCULA\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e, which supports African refugees.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThat’s not to say Mari was entirely self-serious. While he was known for his cranky attitude and cigar habit, his work often exhibited a playful vision of modernism. Geese, elephants, lions and pigs were common elements of his graphic designs. He designed imaginative toys, and his illustrations can be found in several Italian children’s books. His work is characteristically simple, but it takes a bold approach to color and line that is appealing to young and old alike.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eEnzo Mari pioneered a philosophy of design that paired simplicity of material with consideration for both the builder and the user. And while he may have declared design as dead, perhaps he spoke with some irony. 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class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eFor creative director \\u003ca href=\\\"http:\\\/\\\/instagram.com\\\/justinryankim\\\"\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJustin Ryan Kim\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e, home has become a place of visual inspiration and experimentation. Justin’s creative chops are on full display in the eclectic interiors of his home, where he blends high-end style with a sense of comfort and approachability. Inside his Queens apartment, you’ll find design classics alongside cheeky pieces from streetwear brands like Supreme, and a massive collection of books. We spoke with Justin about his design process, why south-facing windows are a key to success, and how his approach to his belongings has shifted over the last few years.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eIntroduce yourself!\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eMy name is \\u003ca href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.justinryankim.com\\\/\\\"\\u003eJustin Ryan Kim\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e, I’m a Creative Director based in NYC and currently living with a fellow designer Thom Lee.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eTell us about your home! Where do you live?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI am located in a pre-war multi-family home in Astoria Queens!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDid you fall in love with your space the first time you saw it?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eTo be honest, I wasn’t. With so much going on around the time we were moving in, we kind of had to jump the gun and pull the trigger on something quick. We saw a lot of potential in the apartment and figured we could put some work in to make the space feel more like home.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDid you look for anything in particular when you were searching for your space?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eThe first thing I look for is always south-facing windows, as a former photographer, it’s something I haven’t been able to live without. If you could find solid windows, it’s always felt easier to work around them!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"two-up-images\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"two-up-images__item\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow would you describe your interior style? Has it evolved over the years?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eLiving in New York City, you’re always limited to the space you’re in. In my time here, it seems like my style has evolved and progressed pretty naturally. I’ve always been interested in classic household staples like Herman Miller and Knoll. But with time, I began branching out and looking for pieces that spoke to me. While I love “design” I’ve also found it hard to let go of what brought me to where I am now. Hence all the KAWS, Supreme, etc., which had a really large impact in my life. I’d like to think I have a “clean” style, but it’s hard to say, I guess I just like what I like?\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhen it comes to design, do you approach your whole home as a cohesive unit or do you work on each room separately?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eIt’s honestly a little bit of both. I try to find pieces that speak to me and build around them. As I’m getting older, I do have to admit that I’m beginning to transition from the zones to a cohesive unit. It’s a nice feeling when you can walk into your home and feel like everything fits and works with each other. Whether it’s via color, a storage system, design language, etc.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDo you tend to change and experiment with your furniture\\\/decor or do you stop once you consider a space “done”?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eHome decorating has been an endless journey for me personally. It seems like every day I’m finding myself facing new problems and trying to find solutions to make things better and more functional. I feel like if I ever got to feeling that a space was “done” my interest in it would slowly fade as well, which is sad to think about.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-c shogun-image-container shg-align-center\\\" style=\\\"\\\" id=\\\"s-bae50ad6-988d-4891-babe-9f94efcb64ed\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\u003cimg data-src=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/i.shgcdn.com\\\/f988da2a-a8f9-47c5-b731-d9f767d276bb\\\/-\\\/format\\\/auto\\\/-\\\/preview\\\/3000x3000\\\/-\\\/quality\\\/lighter\\\/\\\" width=\\\"\\\" height=\\\"\\\" style=\\\"\\\" alt=\\\"\\\" class=\\\"shogun-image shogun-lazyload\\\"\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003cscript type=\\\"text\\\/javascript\\\"\\u003e\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS = window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS || new Array();\\n window.SHOGUN_IMAGE_ELEMENTS.push({ hoverImage: '', uuid: 's-bae50ad6-988d-4891-babe-9f94efcb64ed' })\\n\\u003c\\\/script\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-627ddcff-a2cd-445e-9ecf-57fdb8f0ac36\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eHow does your space reflect your personality and the things you love beyond your home?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI’m a photographer and an art director by trade and it’s definitely had a huge impact on how I’ve put together my space. I was raised on skateboarding, 90’s hip-hop and classic rock. So I guess eclectic would be an easy way to describe how I’ve put my space together. I’m far from being a purist when it comes to bringing together the highs and lows. One thing I guess that I’ve become particular about is placement. Having spent so much time as a print designer, it seems like I’ve approached furniture placement the same way, with a clear language that needs to be cohesive throughout, regardless of size, color, shape, etc.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eDo you have favorite pieces?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eSome of my pieces I’ve held onto for years. With each move I’ve made up excuses on why I needed to keep them. But especially this year, I’ve learned a lot about letting go. It’s sad to think about to be quite honest. But I’ve also found joy in knowing that something that had been such a large part of my life could live on in someone else's.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003csection class=\\\"markdown\\\"\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat's the one thing you’d rescue in a fire?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eHonestly and practically speaking, probably my hard drives. No, they’re not furniture but they have all my life's work and photographs I’ve collected over the years. I don’t think I’d be able to carry anything I really love out with me haha.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eIs there anything you think the space needs that you haven't yet added?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eArt! My walls have always been pretty bare, as a renter I always hesitate putting more holes in the wall than I have to.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat are some of your favorite sources of inspiration?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eI’m an avid reader and love having books. I probably have an excessive amount of books for a city dweller, however, it’s usually where I find most of my inspiration!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat makes you feel most at home when you walk in the door? Is there anything you can’t feel at home without?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eIn my 10 years in NYC, I’ve lived alone, with roommates, and something that has always brought me a sense of peace or joy has been my key holder\\\/coat rack! It’s always a good feeling knowing that you’re coming home to something or someone. We use the key holder as a system to know when we’re home. We also have a bench sitting underneath it that we initially used to put on shoes, but lately it’s become a home for packages and mail.\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eWhat’s a favorite memory you have in your home?\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003eMy favorite memories definitely have to be cooking at home! I love prepping and cooking for friends and family. The idea that something can be created from nothing has always been a great inspiration!\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003cp\\u003ePhotography by\\u003ca title=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.justinryankim.com\\\/\\\" href=\\\"https:\\\/\\\/www.justinryankim.com\\\/\\\"\\u003e \\u003cspan style=\\\"color: #ef4023;\\\"\\u003eJustin Ryan Kim\\u003c\\\/span\\u003e.\\u003c\\\/a\\u003e\\u003c\\\/p\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/section\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\n \\n \\n \\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\n\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n \\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-vertical-align-wrapper\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box shg-c shogun-livedin-shop \\\" id=\\\"s-437c780c-0e84-42ff-96bb-7a7094b1af40\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-overlay\\\"\\u003e\\u003c\\\/div\\u003e\\n\\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-box-content\\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv id=\\\"s-58fcc7b1-aa2a-4616-b067-7a18e5f5e965\\\" class=\\\"shg-c \\\"\\u003e\\n \\u003cdiv class=\\\"shg-rich-text shg-theme-text-content\\\"\\u003e\\u003cp\\u003e\\u003cspan style=\\\"font-size: 60px; 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