• thread collective
    thread collective explores the seams between building, city, and the environment, stitching together these diverse elements through innovative design and research. Our architecture projects include ground up residential architecture, both urban infill and stand alone homes, substantial interior renovations, commercial interiors, and cultural buildings working from an extensive and deep knowledge base with over 18 years of practice. We are innovative and proactive, providing creative ideas that ignite a project. Each project begins with a thorough articulation of the program and extensive site research, together serving as the foundation for the design process. Our experience shows that this initial ground-work creates a fertile territory for inventiveness – and ensures that the ideas are well calibrated to the requirements of the project. Testing ideas, assessing their strengths and weaknesses, and refining them through an iterative process ensures the development of conceptual ideas into beautiful and practical building and spaces. are developed successfully through completion
  • Southern Guild
    Southern Guild has spearheaded the collectible design category in Africa, propelling artist-designers to make spirited, challenging and complex work. Highly curated exhibitions, fertile collaborations and strategic partnerships have redefined perceptions of African design and established Southern Guild as a relevant and groundbreaking player in the global design arena.
    Matthew Lenoci founded MATTEO in 1996 to create simple sheets from the most luxurious textiles in the world. MATTEO sews in Los Angeles in a large workshop adjacent to their design studio. The constant circulation between design & production yields a fertile creative environment and unparalleled quality control. The linens are exclusively distributed by the finest specialty stores and interior designers. The full range of the MATTEO collection can be found at our flagship store within ABC Carpet & Home in New York and their showroom in Los Angeles.
  • Designfenzider
    Designfenzider's hybrid objects combine material wit with aesthetic play; they sit on the fat, delicious line between the abstract and the functional. The collection includes domestic objects that range from a minimal "fruit bowl" comprised of a sleek supporting plate paired with an architectural fence, to a "half-function" porcelain top that creates a vase when placed on any container, and a chandelier of desk-lamps. The objects, which vary from one-off to limited editions and production pieces, have no "expiration date". They reside in both public and private collections worldwide. Designfenzider asks unceasing questions in 3D form, and fabricates answers that create an arena for fertile doubt.
  • Cliff Fong
    Cliff Fong was born in New York and has had a diverse upbringing including many countries around the world but is happy to call Los Angeles his home. He has been part of this fertile design community for two decades both as an interior designer, fashion designer and entrepreneur. As a fashion buyer, stylist and designer, he worked with Ron Herman and Maxfield amongst other international retailers and luxury brands. In 2004 he cofounded an artisanal unisex collection, Chatav Ectabit, with Sandy Dalal. As an interior designer, he creates unique, personal and often unexpected environments, drawing from various inspirations. His work is largely residential but includes also includes many notable commercial spaces such as Madison Gallery, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, night spot H. Wood and Michael Voltaggio’s Ink restaurant. In 2009, with partners, he opened Galerie Half, a sprawling emporium of 20th century design, European antiques, architectural elements and art.
  • Dexel Crafted
    from dexelcrafted.com:InspirationCollaborationExploration and ExperimentationExecutionInspirationThe inspiration for Kurt’s work is borne from experimentation. His ideas emerge from countless hours spent in his workshop playing with shapes, angles, and off-cuts. Kurt’s experience in the filed of engineering grounds his creativity with a deep understanding of structural integrity, balance and strength. But, where some would see these parameters as limitations or constraints, Kurt uses them as a catalyst for his creativity.
  • Eskayel
    Eskayel is a Brooklyn, New York–based design studio focused on applying a uniquely artistic and environmentally responsible approach to interior surface design. By reproducing its hand-painted patterns locally in the northeastern United States on natural and recycled grounds, its made-to-order fabrics and wall-coverings are an eco-friendly and visually inspiring option for home and commercial projects.
  • Luis Barragán
    Luis Barragán (1902-1988) was one of the most influential designers to come out of Mexico in the twentieth century. Though the power and beauty of his work in light and space has a clear regional provenance, the lessons Barragán's work teaches have made converts of an international crew of disciples including Tadao Ando, Rem Koolhaas and Frank Gehry. Vivid colors and textures typify his brand of the International Style, and his masterworks include the Torri Satélite towers in Mexico City, a convent in Tlálpan, his own home in Mexico City, and Folke Egerstrom House and Stables. He also worked as an urban planner and landscape architect, collaborating with Louis Kahn on the grounds of the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. He won the Pritzker Prize in 1980 after a 1977 MoMA retrospective revived interest in his career.
  • Dan Kiley
    Dan Kiley (1912-2004) was an American landscape architect who did much to further the modern idiom in his field. Though he studied at Harvard University he left before completing his degree, then returned to school to become a licensed architect at the behest of Louis Kahn. He was a contemporary and friend of noted modernist landscape designers Garrett Eckbo and James Rose, and his career got its first big break when he won the competition to design the grounds at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, site of Eero Saarinen's famed Gateway Arch. His other important works include Lincoln Center in New York, the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Leisure Landscapes
    Leisure Landscapes has been providing professional landscaping in Durham NC since 1993. Our landscapers serve Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, Apex and Wake Forest. Our landscaping design services include installation, irrigation and maintenance. The landscapers at Leisure Landscapes are trained professionals at maintaining a beautiful and healthy lawn for your home or business. The landscapers at Leisure Landscapes are trained professionals at maintaining a beautiful and healthy lawn for your home or business. If you're looking for the best lawn care company in all of Durham, North Carolina, be sure to give Leisure Landscapes a call at (919) 847-1733. Your grass lawn will be in good hands with us. We know exactly the right time to aerate your lawn, reseed it and keep it weed free. We gladly provide free estimates, whether you just need your front and back yard maintained or if you need the grounds around your commercial business maintained, Leisure Landscapes has you covered. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you keep your lawn looking gorgeous and your yard maintained beautifully. In fact, we've been mowing lawns and keeping yards and grounds looking superb since 1993. Whether you're looking for service in Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill or other area's around the Research Triangle, such as Apex and Wake Forest, we've got your landscaping and lawn care needs taken care. If you're looking for the best lawn care company in all of Durham, North Carolina, be sure to contact Leisure Landscapes, 8109 Wake Forest Hwy., Durham, NC 27703, (919) 277-0733. http://www.leisurelandscapes.com