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Happy New YEAR! – thanks for everything in 2014!

Tuesday, 30 December, 2014

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

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Install shots

Friday, 19 December, 2014

We love it when our clients send us photos of their spaces and how they’ve used our product, or their design process of picking palettes or how they style their shops with our pillows! We’ve put together a round up of some shots we like.

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Cactus Inspiration

Friday, 19 December, 2014

We’ve come across some cool cactus design lately and wanted to share it. These beautiful plates by Eric Roinestad are so cool. The spikes are actually really sharp and the plate has a really nice weight to it. It would make a perfect holiday gift…

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The images below totally shocked us because they look like super high resolution photographs….but in fact they’re oil painting by artist Lee Kwang-Ho. They’re really large format which make them even more impressive and stunning.

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This spa interior below uses real cactus pads as wall decor. It’s such a beautiful way to bring color into this all white space and of course we always love having a connection to the natural world.

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Mission Blue times two // 1% for the Planet

Monday, 8 December, 2014

We are proud to be giving 1% of November’s sales to Mission Blue. This is our second time giving to this wonderful organization.  If you haven’t seen the Netflix exclusive Mission Blue film — that chronicles the life of foremost American women oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle — you must check it out! The film raises awareness about ocean decline while inspiring action for global efforts toward ocean conservation. Dr. Earle’s enthusiasm for saving the ocean that sustains us is infectious!

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Wicker

Friday, 5 December, 2014

We’re thinking about wicker chairs around here today. Below is a selection of a few favorites. Wicker can add great texture and pattern to a space and it pairs so well with textiles and opposing materials – such as copper, as seen below. It’s been documented as far back as ancient Egyptian times! So it can also provide an interesting reference to other cultures and indigenous craft. There are so many beautiful wicker ideas out there – we’ll have to dedicate a future post to baskets and lighting and…and…and…!

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Holiday Gift Guide

Friday, 5 December, 2014

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1 Stained Glass Feather / 2 Tyler Table Lamp

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3 Gradient island grey necklace by Julie Thevenot / 4 Little Pouch by Cold Picnic

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5 Winden Embrace Cuff  / 6 Eskayel Photographic Prints

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7 Lucite Cube with Rug Remnant / 8 Tom Dixon Form Bowls

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9 Pocket Pogo Printer / 10 Mara Hoffman for Pendelton Beach Towel

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11 Large Japanese Tumbler / 12 Threads of Life Ceremonial Cloth blog_gifts_9

13 Jardin du Poete Scent / 14 Shabd Magic Jar Dye Kit

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Monday, 1 December, 2014

Workof has partnered with Shinola to bring together one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments and decorations from 40 New York’s makers. Come see them in person this Thursday December 4th at the Shinola flagship store when they light the tree! And check out our Eskayel/DaneCo ornament collaboration below the invite – it’s only a tiny teaser of a much larger collaboration that we’ll be releasing in January. We’re super excited!!! But also super tight-lipped until then…

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Luxe Magazine

Monday, 1 December, 2014

Check out our Datebook feature in Luxe Magazine where I share some of my favorite local neighborhood spots.  blog_Luxe-Magazine-Datebook

Holiday House

Monday, 1 December, 2014

We’re excited about the grand entry foyer at the HolidayHouseNYC – it’s decked out in abc exclusive eskayel upholstery! The Holiday House Design Show was founded seven years ago by Iris Dankner to raise breast cancer awareness in the design industry. The foyer below was designed by Dee Dee Taylor Eustace of Taylor Hannah Architects. To see all of the rooms click here – some of them are pretty wild! We included two of the wild ones we liked below. It’s located at The Academy Mansion at 2 East 63rd Street in Manhattan and is definitely worth a visit in person to support this cause!

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The Nest

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.

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