Trace Design: The Studio & The Blog

Hello World! So it’s been a long yet extremely fast and fruitful two years since my last post here on Trace Blog. It’s amazing to look back and see how much has changed and to observe what has remained constant. In this time I worked as project manager for Valeria Lopes, a Brazilian designer based in Miami, FL.  I spent a year going to The Setai once a week for a remodel of a beautiful penthouse with North to South ocean views over Miami Beach. I also spent about half a year going to the Icon Brickell to completely finish a 2 bedroom apartment from the bare…

Rocky Mountain High

Last week, I had the pleasure to spend 7 days skiing in Snowmass, Colorado to forget all about my troubles and enjoy quality time with my family. Ok, so I don’t really have that many troubles, but I do find it necessary to change the scenery once in a while and get away. The cold mountain air brought to me the absolute clarity I’ve been craving at home. The (literally) breath-taking Rocky Mountains are serene and so powerful that it’s impossible not to be present. I’m now back in Miami, craving some more snow, hoping this post will perpetuate my…

Art Basel Miami: Saturday at Wynwood

Saturday night I hit up NW 2nd Avenue with some friends to check out the bustling scene in Wynwood. It was enticing to see so many people from out of town as well as our locals come out to see what all the fuss is about. The street art made it all worthwhile! Many artists were working on murals well into Gallery Night. There was spontaneous breakdancing, a skateboard lit up with LEDs, and DJs blasting music on the sidewalk. In the galleries some of my favorite pieces were The Horse at The Hangar Gallery for its ethereal nature and…

NOW: Summer Lovin’, NYC Farming + Timeless Objects

1. Okay so browsing through my bookmarks of favorite blogs I came across thismodernromance and was reminded of how stunning and truly romantic is the work of this husband + wife team of photographers. I insist, you must browse their portfolio of latest work for a dose of this sweetness! 2. Last month Hospitality Design Magazine released their 2011 Design Awards and this laid-back industrial-cool New York spot stole a Best Green/Sustainable Project Award. Bell Book & Candle, designed by Grade Architecture & Interior Design, has an aeroponic roof-top tower garden where they grow 60% of the fresh produce that goes into…

DESIGN TREND: A Natural Modern

The Natural Modern interior takes cues from minimalism but decorative direction towards industrial and mid-century pieces. This creates a balanced contrast of cool and warm through the use of linear and organic forms. Here, finishes lean towards natural untreated materials such as metal, wood, concrete and stone. Pops of color are used to create moments of interest though the general color schemes are more of a combo of neutral shades of grey, tan, white and black. I’m loving this transition into more restraint. I feel like it establishes a continuity that is actually refreshing and timeless!     Photos are…