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
These images are a source of inspiration. Rattan, velvet, color, marble, moldings and light can transform a place and create a memorable and remarkable sanctuary.
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.
Terrazzo bathroom floors