the goodwin nyc : opens this week

I'm thrilled to announce that The Goodwin officially opens its doors this week. It's been an amazing project to have been part of. It's such a joy to see everything come together. A huge congratulations to owners Andre Jones, Richard Wise and the entire team!

The interiors by Larah Moravek look so fantastic. It's as gorgeous as down-to-earth gets. Warm and inviting. The space features beautifully custom-designed cozy baquettes. Larah also designed those divine lighting fixtures on the ceiling (in first photo) made from steel tubing. Materials from the original landmark building were repurposed as wood paneling for "The Grange" (back dining room/event space). Old license plates from the 30s and 40s that were found in the basement were used as wall decor. Even the buidling's old boiler tank was upcycled as a planter (seen through the back window). There was a high level of sensitivity to the building's rich history that remains in the new space. The interiors have an earthy, restrained elegance. It's been a great journey seeing all the sketches and swatches take form. It's been so exciting to take part in the design and work in tandem with such a talent.

Another reason to look forward to dining there is the menu prepared by Chef Colin Kruzic – formerly of James in Brooklyn and Bouley among others. The menus are currently available for download on The Goodwin splash page. Or if you are in New York City, definitely stop by. 

Here are a few photos below of the space (from today's Thrillist NYC write up). View a previous post on the branding/identity design development for The Goodwin here. The full website is coming soon. 

Photos above from Thrillist NYC


green depot opens in new york city

My friend Dave Pinter, an interior designer who blogs for PSFK recently attended the opening of a new 3,500 sq. ft., all-eco-conscious concept store in New York city called the Green Depot. The space is designed to be very user-friendly, informative and unique. Its filled with endless products for your home that are eco-friendly and energy efficient. The Green Depot even has their own line of home cleaning products with it's own taps/refill stations. Brilliant (it's about time)! Even the space is recycled... it used to be a neighbourhood YMCA. Apparently, they've left elements of it, like the basketball court flooring, in tact. I'm looking forward to going for a visit there myself!

Green Depot
222 Bowery at Prince St.
New York, NY