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Decorating in the Digital Age, Departures magazine, Rima Suqi
Decorating in the Digital Age/Departures

This story focused on how interior designers, retailers and trade showrooms are pivoting their businesses in the era of Covid. With anecdotes from Young Huh, Mikel Welch, Nicole Fuller, HenryBuilt, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams and more. We also touch on the rise of online decorating services like Modsy and Kathryn Ireland's The Perfect Room. Read the full article here....

The Crown Production Design, Richard Childs, Alison Harvey, Netflix
The team behind The Crown’s sets/Netflix Queue

Definition of dream assignment: interview The Crown's production designer Martin Childs and set decorator Alison Harvey about how they do what they do, both generally and specifically for Season 3 (their work on the Aberfan landslide episode was nominated for and won an Emmy). Too much to say in a few sentences - go here to read the entire piece. I promise it's not boring....

Nina Magon Contour Design, Houston, Living and Dining room
Nina Magon designed interior in Mansion/WSJ

Nina Magon of Houston's Contour Interior Design created living and dining areas for a couple with two children and a very modern house in the Memorial Villages area of Houston, Texas. Total cost: About $534,000. See the breakdown here....

Uxua Das furniture, Rima Suqi, New York Times, Wilbert Das
Uxua Das furniture in T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Wilbert Das, former creative director of Diesel and co-founder of Uxua Casa hotel and spa in Trancoso, Brazil, has launched a line of furniture based on his designs for clients like Anderson Cooper and Richard Gere (who Das is working with on a resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico). You can see it all at uxuadas.com and read the full piece on T. ...

Kara Mann for CB2, Rima Suqi, ADPRO
Kara Mann’s collection for CB2 in AD

Chicago designer Kara Mann (whose clients include Virgil Abloh) has created a collection for CB2, inspired by the '80s. You can see it all here....

Rima Suqi article, Lebanese Design, House of Today
Exhibit of Lebanese Design in Aspen/Gallerie Magazine

This weekend marks the opening of “Haptic Narrative – The Aspen Edition,” an exhibition that’s the result of a unique collaboration between Lehmann Maupin, R & Company, and House of Today, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting emerging Lebanese designers. Had the events in Beirut this past week never happened, most would herald the show at the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) as enterprising, mingling fine art with important vintage and contemporary design. But given the widespread devastation of the so-called Paris of the Middle East, and the fact that the Lebanese designers whose works are shown have lost their homes,...

Michael Episcope at his Lincoln Park, Chicago, home
A CEO who is a DIY expert/ The Wall Street Journal

Michael Episcope started noticing things around his Lincoln Park home that needed fixing. But despite (ostensibly) having the means to delegate these projects to the pros, he tackled them himself. This included building a Murphy bed for his teenage son (complete with a basketball hoop on the underside) and replacing French doors with a picture window (a contractor quoted him $60k, he did it with the help of a friend for about $5k). Read all about it here.  ...

Ed Ng and Terence Ngan Bangkok apartment, AB Concept
A fabulous Bangkok apartment in the Mansion section of the Wall Street Journal

The now 1-bedroom 1.5 bath (post renovation) on the 25th floor of the Renaissance Hotel building in central Bangkok is owned by partners Edward Ng and Terence Ngan of AB Concept, an architecture and design firm. What I love most about this story is that the couple have no kitchen, just a small sink, a (chic) hot plate and a small refrigerator. Oh, and that view from their bathroom. You can read it here (paywall)....

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Netflix, Rima Suqi
Interview with the costume designers from Dark Crystal for Netflix Queue Mag

One of my favorite recent stories, because it's a bit of a departure for me, is this one, an interview with Brian and Toby Froud, the father and son team behind the costumes for the Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. What's interesting is that this series features "creatures" that are all puppets -- almost 200 of them-- and Brian and Toby were tasked with designing/creating both the creatures and the costumes - hair, make-up, jewelry, all of it, for puppets ranging from 2 to over 6 feet. It's actually really fascinating, and you can read the entire piece here....

JCK June 2020 cover shoot photo Jason Kim
JCK cover story shoot

My last shoot before we went into lockdown was for JCK, where I am jewelry market editor, and was our cover story focusing on new fashion jewelry. It's always a fun one mixing costume and fine. Photo of model Anais Pouliot by Jason Kim, Styling by Daniel Edley, market work by moi. See the whole story here....