Wish I was back in LA for this. We can all use a bit of Jungalow in our homes. I'm not gonna lie, I'm having a teeny tiny bit of LA withdrawals. If you're in the nabe, check out Justina's vintage goods at Platform, then grab donuts at the newly opened Donut Friendafterwards.
Snog Productions is a video and editorial production company based in L.A. Their super green office space is designed by the talented Faith Blakeney and I recently photographed their space for Woolly Pocket. How great is that Woolly Pocket living wall?! Here's Faith's story about this cool project —
At Call Me Faith Design Studio we like to keep it green. We do this by using sustainable materials where we can, and plants to fill an environment with life and love. All of our desks are either custom made with reclaimed wood, or beautiful vintage pieces found at flea markets and the likes. The plants add a fresh, colorful design element, while oxygenating the air.
Our client, Deborah Burch, runs an ultra-hip, 360 degree commercial print, video and editorial production company called Snog Productions. Her client list includes the likes of Bose, Sony, Motorola, GQ, Italian Vogue and UK Glamour.
In terms of the design, the key was to respect the industrial bones of the space while bringing the outdoors in, to create an environment which is as livable (and breathable!) as it is functional. Deborah’s team often spend long hours in the space, so it is essential that the loft serves as a workspace as well as a refuge.
We did not want to use precious floor space for plants, as this production studio at times holds as many as 15 employees and countless boxes full of production material. Woolly Pockets provided us with the perfect way to bring nature into the space without taking up square footage!
Our vision for the space was 2 fold. The main office space (downstairs) brings nature inside, and with the large windows of the loft, almost gives the sense of being in a greenhouse. On the mezzanine we created the executive lounge. An intimate, inviting place where the CEO can meet with important clients. It is designed more like a living room, with a fantastic green view, thanks to our vertical garden.
The insect theme in the bathroom was inspired by all of the nature in the space, and adds a touch of creepy humor and curiosity to an often forgotten room.
I'm gathering some potential pieces for my friend, Mario's place here in NYC. It's definitely tricky because his space is super tiny. We're talking like 250 sqft. There are carports bigger than that in LA. So, Mario's favorite color is yellow but he only wants it as an accent. He's very into masculine colors and clean, modern designs. I chose very leggy pieces because they're best for small spaces. It keeps the space light and airy. I can't wait to get my new print printed. Basically, that's my form of rent. Heh heh he. Did you know Target is collaborating with Blu Dot? When I saw that coffee table, I knew he'd love it. Let's see how this goes. Happy Friday, my vintage vultures!
Hey everyone, I made it to NYC! The weather's been great. I was able to catch James Turell's stellar light exhibition at the Guggenheim right before it ended. Can't wait to start sprucing up my space here and show you guys.