Archive for the ‘in the press’ Category
Tuesday, 30 December, 2014
2014 was a busy year for us at Eskayel and we thank you for being a part of that growth!
We started off the year with some really nice press and collaborations right off the bat including this video on curbed.com and the Design Sponge office make over in collaboration with Homepolish.
Then we hopped on a plane to Nicaragua for some tropical inspiration and some yoga with Yoga for Bad People who we collaborated with on their stickers later in the year.
In January we hired a new assistant and set up health insurance and fair wages for all three of us, a goal since reading The Responsible Company by Patagonia founders Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley. We also joined One Percent for the Planet pledging a minimum of one percent of our annual gross sales to environmental organizations. We ended up giving over $10,000 this year to organizations dedicating to saving our planet and its habitats, especially the ocean, which we find particularly inspiring and endangered. Visit our GIVING page to learn more and to find links to the organizations we support.
Nick and I traveled to Vail to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. When we came back we launched the Jangala collection and it was featured on Sight Unseen. The collection was inspired by trips to Tulum and Belize the prior year. I get my biggest inspiration when traveling to places where nature is in full force and this year we got to travel a lot. From the Catskills to Colorado, Nicaragua to Montauk, Panama to California, and Jamaica for Nick, we spent a lot of time in the water and on the mountain. This is the year we learned to surf!
Our new home studio was featured on Elle Decor and Lonny which was very exciting for us! We collaborated with G E T S P A C E D out to design a room at the Playland motel and it was featured in the design issue of New York Magazine! We introduced our Playland capsule of patterns. Designing the suite at the motel was super fun and a great way to incorporate our love of surfing into the decor.
We added new products to our ongoing collaboration with ABC Carpet and Home, including new exclusive patterns and fabric by the yard, a headboard and new upholstered benches and ottomans. Most exciting was the release of our first bedding set!
At ICFF we filled our biggest booth yet to the brim with pattern, like and Eskayel explosion.
We spent the summer in Montauk working on our new website (and learning to surf, did I mention that?). We shared it with you all on our Instagram account, along with tons of gorgeous pictures of Eskayel installed, posted by our clients. Our website features those installation shots here on our new installation page. Our new site launched in the Fall and we couldn’t have done it without the help of all our summer interns, freelancers and our awesome web designer Peter Belsky!
Our exclusive trade showroom Studio Four also expanded into a much larger gorgeous new space this last fall.
Our Wedding was featured in Bridal Guide, we expanded our team with two more part time employees, one a trained interior designer, and we buckled down and worked hard on many new projects that we are so excited to share with you in 2015. There are so many projects we can’t wait to announce and we hope you will be there to share all of it with us! For the Holiday season we released our new photographic prints , had our furniture in the foyer of the Holiday house and collaborated with Bird on their holiday cards and packaging.
We finished off the year with a Huge surprise and a great honor. We were selected as an Eileen Fischer Women’s owned business grant recipient and we were selected as an honoree for In HER Company an TakePart.org initiative celebrating women entrepreneurs.
Here’s to 2015, we hope you have a fantastic NEW YEAR!
Monday, 1 December, 2014
Check out our Datebook feature in Luxe Magazine where I share some of my favorite local neighborhood spots.
Monday, 1 December, 2014
Thanks to The Nest for including us in this feature on our live / work space! And also for the mention of our Biami rug in the room below.
Thursday, 6 November, 2014
Our friend Meredith de Pietro, who writes for Brooklyn Based, recently went on a hunt for the best iPhone 6 case. She reviewed some of her favorites in this article but in the end she chose our Madagascar Moss case (below) as her top pick!!
We wanted to clarify one thing – Meredith writes,
The case itself doesn’t feel all that sturdy, but the plastic molds to the phone better than others I’ve tried and actually seems to keep the integrity of the sleek iPhone 6 design. As long as it doesn’t slip out of my hands, this remains my favorite.
But see the image below for evidence of extreme sturdiness:
This was the result of both phone and case being run over by a car! Good to know the case will far out last the phone
Shop more of Eskayel’s phone cases on casetify.
Thursday, 25 September, 2014
I am really excited to finally be able to share with you pictures from our wedding in Indonesia last year. Also a big thanks to Bridal Guide for featuring our wedding in this months issue!
You can read the full article HERE!
Not only do Nick and I run Eskayel together we are also married now and we had our dream wedding on the tiny island of Gili Meno off the coast of Lombok in Indonesia. We are so incredibly fortunate and so grateful to the local people of Gili Meno and Lombok for letting us celebrate our union there!
Wednesday, 3 September, 2014
Thank you Lonny mag for featuring our Williamsburg live/work studio on the site today. We are excited to finally be able to share these photos with you all! Thank you to our photographer Tom Rauner for the beautiful work as always. ♥
CLICK BELOW TO SEE THE SLIDESHOW ON LONNY
Wednesday, 13 August, 2014
One of our favorite fashionistas Taylor Tomasi Hill is featured today on Net-A- Porter in an article about her recent career shift from creative director to florist for her new venture TTHblooms. Thanks for the mention of our Dynasty – slate wallpaper which is in Taylor’s living room and often serves as a backdrop for photos of her beautiful mini floral blooms. We wish her the best of luck with the new venture! Follow @tthblooms on instagram for more pics.
Monday, 11 August, 2014
Kate Moodie, founder of the site Mood of Living, is an extremely well known and respected figure in both the fashion industry and the arts. She began her career at Vogue, moved to Paris to work at French ELLE, and has since become an influential voice in fashion holding reign as the Fashion and Style Director at Marie Claire, Self, Women’s Health, Fitness, Mademoiselle, YM, and also, Senior Beauty Editor of Glamour.
Our Gypsy Pesto pouf was just featured on her site among many other beautiful tie-dyed garments and accessories. View this inspiring collection of items here!
Monday, 30 June, 2014
Thanks Born & Bread for featuring our Cosmos Collection — available exclusively at ABC Carpet & Home. We love â€œbeach-chic decor and the sandy toes lifestyle” too!
Shop // ABC Home & Carpet // Cosmos Collection
Wednesday, 18 June, 2014
Our friend, designer Thomas Altamirano of Studio Alta used our Akimbo 5 – greyscale wallpaper in this chic Brooklyn apartment makeover. “My concept was to frame and highlight existing architecture, which we did with dark-gray painted walls and graphic wallpaper.” The space is super unique — mixing his client’s “modern macabre style with a dash of retro femininity.” Check out the entire feature on Refinery 29’s “How To Make Your Place Look AWESOME.”
Photographs by Winnie Au.