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Wednesday
Nov272013

You won't believe what this is

Diana Mui wrote us recently, and explained that she is an Interior Designer, Artist, Drill lover and Painter of walls. :-) She wanted to share a project she has completed that I have to admit is truly remarkable. It is the coolest doctor's office I have ever seen, and makes me wonder why doctor's offices are always so damn tacky and cold. 
When we started the back area of this project, we believed it was a tear down and we were prepared to renovate the entire space. We took some time and started to believe in fixing all the little flaws without the original plan for a dramatic renovation. After all, I believe our first responsibility to our planet is also the easiest. Recycle, reuse and whenever possible creatively create anew.  Besides this space is located in Tribeca. Tribeca is an amazing contrast of old and new. We truly wanted to make a big impact without knocking anything down and do our best to makeover the old, the broken and the flawed. Instead, we aimed to freshen it up with a touch of bold, and unexpected style. This is a doctors office for allergies and it's the re-freshening area for patients. The ceilings are 14' high. Tongue and groove wainscoting covers most walls as stairs lead to a small office. The striped floors are on a diagonal to create movement within the space. This also breaks up the vertical lines created by the wainscoting. The furniture kept simple, clean, fresh and white allowing the floor to take center stage. The simplicity of a brass antique fire extinguisher takes the place of a sculpture. Outdoor lighting are now used as patina indoor lighting. Within the second room - bleached gray panels line the floors.  A classic lit exit sign is set over panels of brand new textured wallpaper. Newly installed and then distressed with random touches of black and white paint. Wood beams run across ceiling and again, random coats of black and/or white paint defines each of them. Original glass panes and doors divide the two back areas. Painted a deep rich gray to allow the light to truly sparkle through the glass. (after photos by Marietta Leung)

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Thursday
Nov072013

Another day at the office

How cool are the offices of Penson, a London based firm of architects, interior designers and engineers! White, bright with just a touch of the bizarre. That's Regina Phalange, their mascot. Don't ask me why!

Thursday
Jul112013

Candy Black 

Candy Black is a British multi-disciplinary firm dabbling in interior design, web design, graphic design....and they have the COOLEST office! It's all about black and white and modern marvelousness. And I threw in some photos from some of their interior deisgn projects too. 

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Tuesday
Feb192013

An office space goes Brit

Loving this office of San Diego innovation and design consultancy firm Bulldog Drummond. Their Victorian house-turned-office space they have effectively titled 'The Manor' features a mix of traditional British design with a modern California twist. I love Brit-inspired design... the ubiquitous brown leather chesterfield and union jack pattern. Very cool yet still looks professional.

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Monday
Jan072013

Favourite offices/workspaces of 2012