Simply Stunning.

Gorgeous branding project – from the identity through the interior design & even the salt and pepper holders! Designed by a host of talented folks for Simple, a casual dining restaurant in Kiev, Ukraine. (See end of post for credits)

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Project team:
Anna Domovesova – interior design
Boris Alexandrov – creative director
Dimitry Panasjuk – copywriter
Pavel Panfilov – account manager
Alexandr Osipenko – illustrator
Olga Novikova – designer, illustrator
Elena Parhisenko – designer
Anton Storozhev – designer
Nikolay Mihov – visualization

Ambling through Antwerp – part 1

I had the privilege of visiting Antwerp, Belgium in October of this year; a place I’d never been before. It was such a pleasure to explore the city! Very urban and sophisticated in the city center – as you might imagine – but with a certain softness; a cozy, casual lifestyle that was uniquely its own. We also explored garden shops in outlaying areas, which made me yearn for spring before the last leaf of autumn had even fallen… Here’s the first batch of images from my retail excursions:

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9/2015 Maison et Objet, et Paris – part 4

I know, I know; this is a lot of photos! Apparently, I’m not so great at editing down – I want to share everything!!! Although, these images only represent about 20% of the whole, if you can believe it…

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

Checking out Copenhagen – part 1

I was lucky enough to spend a couple days in Copenhagen last month, browsing the home decor scene. It was AMAZING! The Danish sensibility is absolutely lovely.

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   

Zestt for Life

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Each season I select a “Best of Show” from the Atlanta Gift Show. Now, to be clear, there are a bajillion awesome brands to be discovered there, and I’ll be highlighting other favorites in the coming weeks. This season what stood out for me was a brand called Zestt, based in Washington, DC. Founded by Benita Goldblatt and Jess Diehl, childhood friends who held a vision for bringing an approachable aesthetic to home decor. That’s what I loved best: the products are just so livable, yet feel totally updated. Nothing too contrived or over-designed; just easy, democratic pieces that could freshen up anyone’s decor.

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Organic Vernon Throw, $88
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Maya Pillow, $65
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Nori Organic Cotton Tea Towel, $12
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Logan Organic Cotton Tea Towel, $12
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African Handmade Storage Collection, $38 – $60
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Architectural Objects, $48
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Askew Serviceware, $22 – $98
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Fido Sculture, $34
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Free Form Vase, $34
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16-piece Sculpted Dishware, $144
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Ombre Handwoven Pouf, $228
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Rise to the Sun Gallery Print
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Gilded Hampton Coaster Set, $28
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Antler Bottle Opener, $24
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Andorra Pillows, $65
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8′ x 10′ Bene Diamond Rug, $1999
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8′ x 10′ Beni Swirl Rug, $1999

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