I’m on the hunt for a few talented individuals to help with the blog, design studio and other exciting projects in the works. Here’s the scoop:
AWESOME DESIGN STUDIO INTERN
I’m looking for one awesome intern to help with all of the exciting projects I have going on at Nicole Gibbons Studio. This is a jack of all trades kind of position which will involve assisting with everything from interior design projects and events to photo shoots, television segments plus a few administrative tasks. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn about running a multi-faceted creative business and building a brand. The experience will be fun and rewarding experience and I’ll teach you everything and introduce you to everyone I know!
Location: You must live in New York City and be available at least 2 days per week. | Requirements: Must be highly organized and creative with an eagerness to learn and an attention to detail. You must also have a passion for interior design as that is the core of our business. | Duration: Flexible, but must be available to start immediately. | Compensation: College credit available + daily lunch | To Apply: Contact us here with DESIGN STUDIO INTERN in the subject line. Include a brief cover letter that tells why you think you’d be a great fit along with a copy of your resume.
AMAZING EDITORIAL INTERN
Looking for a talented, young writer with an interest in design and entertaining to contribute to So Haute as a blogging intern. Students located in New York City are preferred but we will also consider candidates in remote locations. This is a position that will require a few hours of work each week and you can work independently from home with occasional meetings in person or via skype. You’ll help write blog posts and assist with other blog related projects… and if you’re based in NYC, the bonus for you is that you’ll get to attend some pretty fab industry events that will provide excellent networking opportunities with top brands and influencers. This is a great opportunity for a journalism student who wants to have their work published on a far reaching web platform (we reach more than 30K readers in more than 130 countries monthly!) or for someone who wants to learns the ins and outs of running a successful blog.
Location: New York City or remote | Requirements: The ideal candidate has a good eye for design, stellar writing skills, a familiarity with social media and blogging platforms and is comfortable working independently. A healthy obsession with design including knowledge of designers, industry influencers and brands is a huge plus! You’ll have an extra edge if you’re familiar with WordPress and/or have photoshop skills. | Duration: Flexible | Compensation: College credit available | To Apply: Contact us here with EDITORIAL INTERN in the subject line. Please send a brief cover letter with why you think you’d be a good fit as well as a copy of your resume and any writing samples (links are preferred). If you have a blog of your own or are active on social media, please also send links to your blog and/or social media pages.
I am in need of a photographer with a passion for interiors based in New York City who can occasionally shoot stories by assignment and also collaborate with me on creative and original content features for the blog. You would shoot everything from beautiful interiors, to interior design industry events and the occasional portraits. Most shoots would be flexible and workable around your schedule. The number of assignments per month are variable.
Location: New York City | Requirements: An excellent eye and experience shooting various lifestyle content with a focus on shooting/lighting interiors | Duration: Flexible | Compensation: Negotiable | To Apply: Contact us here with PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRIBUTOR in the subject line and include a link to an online portfolio of your work.
Photo credit: Style Me Pretty Living
Jamie Drake in his en suite “sky garage.”
If I was ever asked to choose someone who personifies the word fabulous I would have to say interior designer Jamie Drake whose buoyant nature and boldly colorful interiors have made him one of the design world’s most beloved personalities. Drake recently purchased an apartment in a high-profile new condo development in West Chelsea designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf (his neighbors include famous names like Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Kelsey Grammar and Dolce & Gabbana’s Domenico Dolce) which is featured in the April issue of Architectural Digest. Aside from being exquisitely decorated, Drake’s high-rise condo unit comes complete with an extravagant en suite “sky garage” which has a lift that brings his shiny black BMW from the street and straight up a modern glass elevator and into the garage that is attached to his apartment. He even decked out the garage with a chic pendant light fixture from Ralph Pucci, installed a new slatted ceiling and incorporated decorative objects to dress up the space. Pretty fab, right? Below are a few more photos of Drake’s “Playboy After Dark” inspired penthouse. To see more of his apartment, pick up the April issue of AD or click here to see the feature on architecturaldigest.com. And click here to watch a video of Drake talking about the process of designing his new apartment.
Here’s a look at what I’ve been up to over the past month, through the lens of my Instagram! Above an image taken from beach at the Viceroy Riviera Maya where I was able to escape to for a little R&R recently. I added the text over this instagram photo using my favorite new iPhone app called Over which allows you to add beautiful typography over your photos.
Paid a visit to my favorite neighborhood cultural institution – The Studio Museum in Harlem. Above is a work by Glenn Ligon called ”Give Us a Poem.”
Created a fun, modern fabric/wallcovering scheme for a decorating project…
Took one too many latte breaks at my favorite neighborhood coffee shop, Lenox Coffee.
Visited the Country Floors showroom to take a peek at what’s new. They have the most beautiful collection of stone and tiles!
Made some new friends while visiting Country Floors. Jennifer and Georgie just launched a new design firm called J&G Design. Check out their site!
Went to check out the launch of designer Sara Story’s fab new wallaper line available at Holland & Sherry in New York and Harbinger in LA. Above is a pattern called “Dragon.”
Fell in love with Essie’s new Sleek Stick nail strips. Especially loving the red and cold pattern called So Haute! How much do you love the name?!
Was recently introduced to the bespoke framer J. Pocker and Son and received a wonderful lesson in the art of framing from Robyn Pocker who heads up the company founded by her grandfather in the 1920s.
Spent some time perusing old issues of Domino for inspiration. Even though the mag ceased publication more than four years ago, flipping through the old issues never get’s old!
I also paid a visit to the Hickory Chair showroom at the NYDC where this cheery yellow sofa caught my eye. I’ll be visiting High Point next month as a guest of Hickory Chair and couldn’t be more excited about touring their 25,000 square foot showroom full of beautiful design.
And lastly, another shot from my Mexico trip. Wishing I was back there already!
Top Row - Rams Mug: $8, Ceramic Vase: $35, Set of 4 notebooks: $10 | Middle Row – Geo Fabric Print Frame: $15, Paisley Platter: $25, Large Ceramic Vase: $40 | Bottom Row – Carry-on Upright Luggage: $90, Oval Platter: $35, Accent Rug: $25
Nigerian-born, british-based fashion designer Duro Olowu might not be a familiar name to the masses but his profile has steadily risen among fashion insiders since being featured in American Vogue in several years ago and now, with the debut of his accessible new line for JC Penney, Duro Olowu is certainly on his way to becoming a household name. Known for his vibrant fashions with bold, African-inspired prints and unexpected color combinations, Duro Olowu’s designs are a favorite among style icons like Michelle Obama and Solange Knowles and are sold through luxury fashion retailers such as Net-a-Porter and Maxfield. The Duro Olowu for JCP collection offers the perfect opportunity to get the look for less with everything priced under $90. wWe especially love that the line includes an awesome selection of home goods! Above are a few of our faves and below are the chic fashions we can’t get enough of!
Gingham Sweater $40, Metallic Brocade Skirt $40, Spike Bracelet $25, Leaf Print Tablet Case $25, Embellished Satin Heel $50. Full look available here.
L: Green Paisley Maxi Dress $60, Leaf Print Clutch $40, Leaf Print Heel $50, Enamel Cuff $30 R: Floral Ruffle Dress $50, Hex Bracelet $10, Swirl Bracelet $10, Raffia Tablet Case $25, Leaf Print Heel $50.
Left to Right: Plaid Tie Waist Dress $40, Raffia Satchel $40 and Leaf Print Heel $50 | Paisley Jacket, Gingham Short, Surf the Web Satchel and Leaf Print Heel: $25-$50, full look here. | Paisley Blouse, Black cuffed pant, Horn Necklace, Enamel Cuff, Iris Wood Framed Clutch, Embellished Satin Heel: $10-$50, full look here. | Jacquard Dress, Tassel Necklace, Plaid Shopper and Leaf Print Heel: $25-$50, full look here.
I couldn’t be more excited for the uber talented design duo Tilton Fenwick for their recent feature in the New York Times which highlights the newly renovated Brooklyn home that designer Anne Foster (one half of Tilton Fenwick) shares with her husband Ryan and soon-to-be baby due in April. When Anne and Ryan purchased the new construction loft, it was boring and boxy with a layout that didn’t quite work so Anne and her design partner Suysel dePedro Cunningham, known for their whimsical take on tradition, set out to transform the space. The pair tweaked the floor plan, upgraded the finishes, added unexpected architectural details like a sliding barn door to divide the main living space and brought in bold pops of color and pattern to liven up the space. The result is a stylish, multi-layered home that feels warm and inviting and reflects its owners perfectly! To read the full story and see the entire slideshow, click here to view it on The NY Times website. And to see before-and-after pictures with a full list of sources, visit the Tilton Fenwick blog here. Suysel and Anne – congrats my friends!
Photos by Trevor Tondo for The New York Times