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Joanna Shirin
Founder of Joanna Shirin Design Studios, Inc.


Thursday, May 05, 2016

Alpha Workshops pop-up concept up and running

No traditional pop-up shop, the temporary Alpha Workshops showroom at 245 West 29th Street is being used to showcase the work of the program’s designers. The appointment-only Spring Market Pop-Up, which targets designers who want to spec something for a project, will run until May 27. Inside the Alpha Workshops pop-up concept Ken Wampler, founder and director of The Alpha Workshops, told EAL what designers can expect: “We have a new wall paneling system in...

Elle Decor unveils vignette at Antique Garden Furniture Fair

On April 28, Elle Decor celebrated at the New York Botanical Gardens Antique Garden Furniture Fair, with notable names including Bette Midler and Martha Stewart. About 600 guests hailing from the philanthropy, interior and landscape design, architecture and art worlds gathered for the fundraising event. For the occasion, Elle Decor’s Robert Rufino designed a garden vignette-meets–outdoor lounge, with mannequins dressed in ball gown skirts made of Chinese newspaper, tops f...

Peter Marino receives NYC&G IDA Innovator distinction

This year’s Innovation in Design Awards, presented by NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens), will honor Peter Marino, principal of Peter Marino Architect. The awards honor design in New York across categories including interior design, architecture, kitchen design, bath design, garden design, product design and small spaces; the Innovator Award, which has in the past been presented to Mario Buatta and Holly Hunt, recognizes “one individual who has achieved an overar...

Behind the big-box partnership: JAM’s Kravet collection for Bed Bath & Beyond

Proving that thoughtful execution and affordability can merge, Jeffrey Alan Marks is the first big-name line in the Inspired by Kravet bedding series launched last fall at Bed Bath & Beyond, with a limited-edition collection that includes duvet covers, shams, throws and decorative pillows. Marks’s collection, found solely at the big-box retailer this spring and summer, features four patterns—Chromis, Treeline, Waterway and Whirlpool, each inspired by his hikes through...

Holiday House Hamptons announces Watermill location

Next month, Holiday House and HC&G Hamptons Cottages & Gardens will debut the third-ever Holiday House Hamptons, in partnership with Douglas Elliman and The Corcoran Group. Kicking off with the opening night White Gala on June 18, the showhouse, located at 100 Crescent Avenue, in Water Mill, will host the work of 20-plus interior designers, who will transform the $18 million property. Located on the Mecox Bay waterfront, the 13,000-square-foot home has an infinity...

New crop of designers singled out as ASID Fellows

The recipients of the yearly awarded ASID Fellows distinction have been named. The honor recognizes members’ contributions to ASID, the interior design profession and the industry at large. The 2016 roster includes Deborah Davis, Fernando Diaz, Steffany Hollingsworth, Ann Marie Jackson, Janie Jacobs, Alma Nugent, Jo Rabaut, Laura McDonald Stewart and Lisa Tucker. The Fellows will be formally recognized at a celebration this summer during ASID’s yearly gala. ASID F...

Top Latin American and Caribbean interiors celebrated by IIDA

The IIDA’s fourth yearly Best Interiors of Latin America and the Caribbean competition, a collaboration with Alessi, named this year’s recipients, including firms in Costa Rica, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Chicago. The awards were honored by a jury that included Marlene Liriano, managing director, IA Interior Architects; Patrick O’Hare, principal, VP business development, EDG Interior Architecture + Design; and Hayes Slade, principal, Slade Architecture. The Mat...

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Detroit designer Corey Damen Jenkins debuts furniture for Leathercraft at High Point Market (High Point, NC, April 2016)
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Designers discuss livable luxury at Crypton Home Fabrics (High Point, NC, April 2016)
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