You know how there are just some people who are born with amazing talent. Well, Athena Calderone just so happens to be one of those amazing people. It seems that everything she touches turns to gold. It is appropriate that her life style brand is called EYE SWOON , she has a true visual talent. I have been following her since the beginning of her career and have enjoyed seeing her blossom throughout the years. Athena has a cookbook ‘Cook Beautiful’ which I recommend checking-out. Every recipe that I have attempted from it has been met with nothing but high praise. A few years ago, she and her husband purchased a row home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn NYC. For three years it was under construction and the Calderone’s just recently unveiled their masterpiece in Architectural Digest. They enlisted the help of Architect Elizabeth Roberts to bring their dreams into fruition. Check it out!
Athena’s kitchen inspiration
Athena Calderone in her Brooklyn kitchen
The porch just off the kitchen
Sketch of the kitchen
Athena’s James Beard Award winning cookbook
Above and Below are dishes from the cookbook
Dining Room- AFTER
Dining and living room – BEFORE
Above and below are the living room design inspiration
Sketch of the living room
Living room – AFTER
Entry way inspiration
Current entry way
Her son’s bedroom
The master bedroom
The master closet
Informal living room with custom plaster
1st floor- floor plan (unfortunately I could not find the floor plan for the rest of the row home)
Squarespace’s new headquarters are located in the former printing-district in New York’s West Village in the 12-story 1927 Maltz Building. The project architecture firm, A+I took a hospitality approach to the redesign of the Squarespace offices. From the street, passersby’s can visibly see into the layed back offices somewhat mimicking the likes of a hotel lobby. Apparently, A+I took inspiration from Roman+Williams design of the lobby located at Manhattan’s Ace Hotel. Squarespace is a continually fast growing tech web platform company that wanted a strong brand identity when it came to its design. The interior is of a minimal color off-white paint, concrete floors and ebonized wood paneling. Founder and CEO Anthony Casalena says “The brand identity is very black-and-white but you’ll never see a hard black or a hard white- we varied the materials to get lots of texture. I’ve come to understand the power of design. When it comes to brand identity, if it looks clean and smooth, it has a lot more credibility.” I would absolutely love to work in a free flowing, open, modern space such as this one.
Exterior- Maltz Building with a view of the HQ lobby
Exterior- Maltz Building
The lobby of the Manhattan Ace Hotel- designed by Roman + Williams
A good friend of mine brought Mandy Moore’s home to my attention for great reasons. It’s mid-century style, views, natural sunlight, furniture choice and the array of color.
The home is on a hill in Pasadena with views of San Gabriel mountains/valley, was built in the 1950s and designed by Harold B. Zook.
Mandy and her Fiance Taylor enlisted the help of architect Emily Farnham, interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel, and landscape designers Terremoto to help bring the home up-to-date, customizing it to their needs.
Mandy in her reading nook
Terrazzo bench by the fireplace
Mandy and her fiance Taylor in the master bedroom. Loving the custom hunter green headboard.