Opening Day at Brimfield starts early! Part 2 of my trip tells you what I found and how I managed the challenge of visiting one of the largest flea markets in the country.
These women have inspired us here at The Empty Apartment to continue in the path of art and design. Not only they have revolutionized the world with their creations but have also proven why they are The Founding Mothers of Design.
Mujeres ícono del diseño que han revolucionado el mundo con sus creaciones.
Read about how I plan my first time ever trip to Brimfield Antique Markets and my tips for tackling any flea market.
Design and Kids, another conversation with our teammate Ceci and few recommended products that have helped her day to day be beautiful and flow.
Coffee tables are a great surface to display personal collections, here are some ideas to spruce up your living space.
Meet Ceci, our other team member here at The Empty Apartment, and read about her toy selection as a Mom of 2 and choice of materials. - Our first bilingual post for all our Hispanic readers. Que lo disfrusten!
A side project I work on Florida Modernism + Design, how it began and the latest post on the blog on the Lido Beach Casino in Sarasota.
“It is very important to take into account the way a chair’s appearance combines with the person who sits in it. Some chairs look like crutches. And I don't like them at all.” - Nanna Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel has been called by many the Queen of Danish Design, she was passionate about her craft and her designs stood out among her male contemporaries. Read more about her life and find out what makes her work so special.
We are always looking for new ways of displaying old favorites, we came across a vintage Norwegian find for our plants. Also where to find indoor plants online.
Some of the top trends at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2018, views from the show and where to go all year round to view art and design in Stockholm.
An exhibition review of A Quiet Reflection coordinated by Swedish interior design magazine My Residence during Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.
Danish design company France & Søn is synonymous with quality mid-century collectible design. Learn more about their history and the designers they’ve worked with.
We list some resolutions for 2018 from lessons we’ve learned on creating a personalized and collected home.
The Danish have a great word ‘hygge’, it evokes a feeling and experience. Along with certain traditions in Denmark, the Christmas season is a special and very cozy time of year.
Modernist Finnish designer and architect Alvar Aalto is one of the great iconic designers of Scandinavian design, read more about his concepts and aesthetics and why we love his work so much.
I visited a home on the market that needed a little TLC, check out what I would do to it and why I think preserving historic details can be beneficial in the long run.
We begin moving out of our parent's home, perhaps. A search for a new abode, a place to call home. Sometimes with roommates, in a different city, with a budget in mind. What we are to find, we have no idea. Best to keep expectations at a low, the energy of adventure is high. The experience of moving might be stressful for some, exciting for others. We all want to feel that sense of security and comfort in a home. The possibilities of how this happens might be endless. Finding a new home whether purchasing or renting becomes a new chapter in our life.
The Empty Apartment is always going back to this initial experience of walking through an empty space and listening to the architecture that is already speaking a monologue. The monologue is the history of the location, the purpose of the building, the architectural details that perhaps have been hidden, removed or destroyed over time. How do we turn these monologues into conversations when we move into the space and make it our home?
The conversation gets rich when we bring in our Grandmother's lounge chair, that dining table gifted from our neighbor who was moving out that fits everyone who comes over, and that wallpaper we fell in love with on a whim but had to go back to the store to buy more as we clearly didn't know how to calculate wallpaper in the first place. The experience of building a home begins with Architecture. Space will dictate the movement and flow of habitual interaction. It is our process to collect the items that will speak about our journey and how we interact with space. The home is only made once we have left our imprint on it.
"Architecture is exposed to life. If its body is sensitive enough, it can assume a quality that bears witness to past life" - architect Peter Zumthor.
What does it mean to collect, particularly contemporary art from the artist’s perspective? An excerpt and comment on the essay “Collecting is a Form of Uprooting – An Encounter between Self and Object” by art historian and curator Tami-Katz Freiman
Reviews and highlights from my latest visits to TEFAF New York, Lindsey Adelman’s new design studio, the Danish Chair exhibition at the Design Museum in Copenhagen and more.
I still remember some of the furniture pieces from my first apartment in NYC, you don’t need a lot of money to make a space cozy and personal.