Ruchki da Nozhki Salon
Spora planters make appearance in design firm MADE's build out of Ruchki da Nozhki Salon , a highly-anticipated arrival in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. “I wanted to build a well-designed place where everything from the polish display to the pedicure bench to the acetone bottle was aesthetically pleasing,” says owner Katya Kan. “The details were important to us.” Working with architects Ben Bischoff and Jess Thomas of design firm Design/Build/Made, Kan was able to create a beautifully-decorated environment that features “millennial pink” walls and open shelving. The nail lounge strives to be a socially-conscious business, which means taking care of the staff and clients' health and well-being, creating the most efficient workplace, developing safe procedures, paying fair wages, and using all-natural products for treatments. “We are the first salon in New York state to comply with the latest regulations on local ventilation as each station is equipped with a powerful exhaust system that absorbs nail dust, vapors, and fumes to ensure clean air,” says Kan. “We work closely with unions to train our staff and make sure they know labor laws and understand their rights. We take all of it as a social responsibility, and we hope to win our customers’ trust by doing things ethically.”
We are so excited to share our new lookbook images with you.
Photography: Nicole Franzen
The collection was photographed at the home of Catherine Gertner and Nathan Bruckner. The recent husband and wife designed and renovated this financial district apartment inside a converted 1930s office building. The simple, harmonious proportions and the maximized efficiency of the limited space was inspired by the philosophy and designs of Le Corbusier and belgian designer Axel Vervoordt.
In a sun-filled loft on the Greenpoint waterfront, Farrah Sit and her team are quietly building the business that she always aspired to work at. This required a decisive returning to making and culminated with the launch of her eponymous brand Light + Ladder.
In an understated, sun-filled loft on the Greenpoint waterfront, Farrah Sit and her team are quietly building the business that she always aspired to work at. Having spent years designing for the home in fashion Farrah had “not only lost interest, but also began questioning why I was designing in the first place.” The road to answering this question required a decisive returning to making and culminated with the launch of her eponymous brand Light + Ladder. Read more.
The nights are getting colder here in New York...
Being from upstate New York, I'm pretty fond of winter. The crisp air, fluffy snow, being bundled up, snow days...
Drooling over the multi-functionality of this: Poster on one side featuring Nicole Franzen's beautiful shots, the other side a striking composition that graphically works when open flat- but the whole thing folds into a booklet that reads from front to back.
Design by Ksenya Samarskaya
Photography by Nicole Franzen, Ksenya Samarskaya
Our Favorites: Parallax Wall Hooks
Intending to blend storage and decoration by designing sculptural wall hooks that look like little art pieces along a wall, we chose three great shapes—square, round and hexagon in brass. We hid functionality by removing “the hook” and instead designing the shapes to display at a 60-degree upward angle. The shapes’ small statures preserve their art-like attributes while the angle makes them highly effective in preventing even bulky items, like coats and bath towels, from slipping off. See the many ways we’ve put them to use.
Light + Ladder launched the Tetra Lights at the Sight Unseen OFFSITE.