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Crafting a Tonal Accent Wall for Contemporary Japanese Restauraunt, MIZU

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Crafting a Tonal Accent Wall for Contemporary Japanese Restauraunt, MIZU

      Inspired by the wood-fired Robata grills of Japan, Mizu offers a refreshed take on live-fire cooking atop the Hyatt Centric in the heart of Charlotte’s SouthPark neighborhood. Led by the award-winning Indigo Road Hospitality Group, the rooftop restaurant combines the traditions of ancient Japanese cooking with Southern influences and Asian flavors. True to the word Mizu’s translation to ‘water’ in Japanese, the space’s design takes inspiration from natural elements, which are incorporated throughout the chic, minimalist restaurant, and outdoor terrace with sweeping city views. After learning more about the space and what the client wanted to achieve,...

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Introducing 'HALCYON', My Latest Collaboration with Carnegie Fabrics: How Human-centered Design Can Promote Wellness in all Environments

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Introducing 'HALCYON',  My Latest Collaboration with Carnegie Fabrics: How Human-centered Design Can Promote Wellness in all Environments

                 Since 1950, Carnegie’s founder Bob Goldman’s core philosophy has been: do good, never settle, be better. Along with its commitment to all employees, customers and to design excellence itself, Carnegie is also focused on the pursuit of developing sustainable materials. While sustainability has been a trending topic of late, the Carnegie family has been doing more than just talking the talk for quite some time now. Bob Goldman’s son, Cliff, helped usher in the sustainability movement around building materials since its nascent stages in the early 90’s.       Given the...

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Adding a Touch of Playful Luxury to Philadelphia's Hottest New Hotel

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Adding a Touch of Playful Luxury to Philadelphia's Hottest New Hotel

        The Hyatt Centric Hotel, located on Chancellor Street in Philadelphia, opened in October 2021 after being in the works for more than 5 years. Centrally located in the heart of Philadelphia, this upscale lifestyle hotel contains 322 rooms, 22 suites and features contemporary guest rooms and hotel amenities such as Drybar Buttercup salon-quality blow-dryers in each room, more than 5,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, a lobby bar and restaurant featuring American cuisine, as well as a grab-and-go market. Located in Rittenhouse Square, one of Philadelphia's most desirable neighborhoods, the hotel is steps away from...

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Introducing 'Dimensional Felt' | Our Latest Collection of Cotton + Linen Pillows

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Introducing 'Dimensional Felt' | Our Latest Collection of Cotton + Linen Pillows

       Building on the success of our dimensional wallcoverings, we are now offering a new linen + cotton pillow line, adorned with popular non-repeating patterns! The pillows sport thick, 3 mm dimensional felt, sewn by hand and assembled with love.         Inspired by fluid forms in nature, the collection currently consists of 4 vivid patterns—Melt, inspired by the melting colors of the setting sun; Cocoon, inspired by the beautiful swelling and protective nature of animal cocoons; Terrains, inspired by the shifting landscapes of our shared terrains, and Nest, inspired by the textures and subtle colors in woven animal nests. Each pattern...

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How Dimensional Felt Added a Tactile Dynamism to Google's NYC Headquarters

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How Dimensional Felt Added a Tactile Dynamism to Google's NYC Headquarters
Renowned for its unconventional approach to office layouts and commitment to “create the happiest, most productive workplace in the world”, the tech giant is known for it use of design to stimulate creativity and encourage collaboration amongst its employees.

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