Eunji Kim and Irene Yu of STUDIOETTE reveal the process, partnerships and spec writing for their latest project. As a Designer, the projects that become the most fun are the ones you truly get to influence the concept. Your direction may not always be immediately clear, but after that first spark of creativity, the idea […]
Introducing Raf’s, Post Company’s Redesign of Nolita’s Newest Dining Room & Bakery
Using DesignSpec software, the Post Company team brought to life a unique bakery preserving its French-Italian heritage. France and Italy are well-known for their rich history, beautiful architecture, and divine cuisine. Post Company has brought this all together in a new restaurant & bakery called Raf’s, located at 290 Elizabeth Street (the former home of Parisi […]
DesignSpec Co-Founder Fiona Sanipelli – who she is and how her 20+ years of hospitality design experience led to the specification software inception.
I started my design career in Canada after completing a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from University of Manitoba. I began in hospitality and spent 3+ years designing restaurants in Winnipeg, including one of Canada’s top 10 restaurants, Segovia. Even at the beginning, I focused on designing art, feature walls and unique elements for spaces–I love […]
How Workstead reimagined Canoe Place, designing America’s oldest inn to become the pinnacle destination for the Hamptons
Recently named by Travel + Leisure as one of the “Best New Resorts in the World”, as well as “The 10 Best New Resorts in the U.S.” Canoe Place is a jewel of the Hamptons, drawing visitors from all over the globe. Local New Yorkers and tourists alike are more than happy to make the […]
Where Art and Fashion Collide – The Coperni Glass Bag Artist Josh Raiffe Explains The Concept and Process
As a fourth generation accomplished artist in a long lineage of designers and inventors, Josh Raiffe has been inspired to create art since childhood. He always loved to experiment with different mediums but after he went to college for sculpture at the Tyler School of Art, he discovered glass blowing and fell in love with […]
Featuring Handwerk Art and Design As you walk along 5th ave in New York City admiring the historic architecture, sometimes it’s easy to forget there is an entire universe that lies beyond those storied walls. Beautiful, richly designed homes and glamorous apartments fill the townhouses throughout the Upper East Side. You may catch a glimmer […]
If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if a visionary aesthete bought a large portion of a town and renovated it, you would have your answer in Sloatsburg, New York’s ‘Valley Rock Inn’. Michael Bruno, the founder of 1st Dibs and HouseApp, has created an immaculate escape just one hour outside of NYC. Nestled between […]
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