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Grow with Google NYC – Surface Magazine

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This Is What Happens When Google Creates a Schoolhouse

The tech giant’s Grow With Google education center in New York City mixes retro analog styling with a plugged-in wifi flavor.

Anyone who grew up with the privilege of traditional education shares certain memories and a familiarity with certain forms: the chair-desk combos, the look of the—usually—linoleum floors, the hallways covered in bulletin boards, student art, and safety posters. As good, bad, or confusing as school might have been for any of us, there’s something reassuring and natural about working with those old design motifs.

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July 18

Shakespeare & Co. Featured In Design:Retail June Issue

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“New York City’s Shakespeare & Co. has been defying the odds for two decades as a successful independent bookstore, partly thanks to their carefully curated mix of nostalgia, modern technologies, and coffee. The store became well-known for being one of the few U.S. bookstores with an Espresso Book Machine that can print any paperback on-demand in the time it takes to make an espresso, which guests can also purchase at the in-store cafe…”

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Oat Foundry Split Flap named #2 product of year by Hospitality Design

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Hospitality Design (HD) magazine announced project and product winners during the 15th annual HD Awards ceremony in New York at Cipriani 25 Broadway last night. Jiyu Spa in Danyang, China was named Best in Show in projects, while Masque Collection by REPUBLIC OF II BY IV for Suite 22 Contract took home Best in Show for products.

With more than 1,000 entries submitted in our project and product categories, the judges selected 122 finalists and winners.

Chosen by the HD editorial staff, the HD Awards also honored ASH NYC as Hotelier of the Year for the firm’s work rehabbing landmarked buildings in underserved markets. Studio Tack took home the Design Firm of the Year designation to celebrate its work reviving rundown motels, inns, and lodges.

A talented and accomplished panel of industry professionals were selected as this year’s jury. For projects: Ave Bradley, creative director and global senior vice president of design, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants;  Alexandra Champalimaud, founder, Champalimaud; Jim Merkel, CEO, Rockbridge; Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu, founding partners, Yabu Pushelberg; and Brad Wilson, president, Ace Hotel Group and Atelier Ace.

-Hospitality Design Staff

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Nolita Hall Restaurant Development & Design Magazine

Nolita Hall Featured in Restaurant Development & Design Magazine

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“Being different is very important to me and to the success of Nolita Hall,” Hamm said. “After buying the property and gutting it to create an open environment with an enormous 10-foot by 60-foot skylight, I had a vision of our beer menu being presented on an old-school train station sign. It’s an element that most guests will never have experienced, and it is definitely not a part of any other San Diego bar.”


Working with David Michael of Tecture Inc., a local San Diego design firm, the search for Split Flap Displays led them to discover another company that uses one of Oat Foundry’s Split Flap Displays. The rest, Hamm said, is history….


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MAY 24