Featuring 16 Baltimore designers, artists & makers, Alyssa & I worked together to curate, install & style the apartment. I went from having only met Alyssa Zygmunt twice to talking to her nearly every day for a solid 6 weeks when we decided to partner for this project. After a whirlwind of renderings (which Alyssa ROCKS at), writing contracts, making spreadsheets, emails & visits with 18+ makers & artists from the Made in Baltimore Program, conversations with the team at Nelson Kohl Apartments, days of prop sourcing AND finally, 2 photoshoots, WE DID IT!!
A big thank you to the insanely talented makers & artists who agreed to volunteer their work and deliver in record time; can't tell you how much we appreciate you:
- Cedar & Cotton
- Goodwood Design
- Crump & Kwash
- Philosophy With A Hammer
- Joshua Crown Studio
- Heavy Paper
- Two Bolts Studio
- La Loupe Design
- Erin Fitzpatrick
- Baltimore Print Studios
- Globe Print At MICA
- D. Patterson
- Handwork Quilts
- Hadley Woodshop
- Middle Kingdom
- K Pinto Bean
Also thank you to Josh & Dana over at Nelson Kohl for trusting A & I with this project, we're humbled by the experience and are grateful for being part of it. Also, Andy Cook over at the MIB program -- it's just AWESOME Baltimore has this program for the city's talent - keep at it!! And lastly, to my new dear friend, Alyssa: thank you SO MUCH for all your hard work and for making me remember how awesome it is to have a co-pilot :)
ABOUT THE BUSINESSES IN THIS PROJECT:
Alyssa Zygmunt is a professional designer with over 10 years experience in designing products, furniture and fashion in New York City before moving to Baltimore to become one half of Goodwood Design. Together with her husband, they have designed custom furniture and interiors for private and hospitality clients including Hilton Carter, Mill No. 1, Whitehall Mill, Wet City, R. House and Phil Han of Dooby’s and Sugarvale.
Limonata Creative is a refreshing cocktail of prop styling, set styling & event design - making your brand, business and event as noteworthy and successful as it can be. Since its inception, Limonata has worked with a diverse group of clients ranging from corporate (such as McCormick & Lidl), to small businesses (such as Ida B’s Table) to editorial (Washingtonian, Baltimore Magazine and Baltimore Bride). Focusing on creative storytelling, Limonata specializes in sourcing and staging the perfect materials for interior, lifestyle, food & beverage photography.
Made In Baltimore is a local brand initiative aimed at supporting and promoting Baltimore City’s maker/manufacturer community. We coordinate public events and marketing campaigns to expose Baltimore’s maker businesses to ever-larger audiences, and connect them with new commercial opportunities. Our goal is to help revitalize Baltimore communities through the creation of new jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities in the light-manufacturing sector. MIB is a program of the Baltimore City Department of Planning’s Office of Sustainability.
Nelson Kohl Apartments is brand new apartment building designed, inside and out, to pay homage to the arts and entertainment district in which it sits. Located in Station North near Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station, it’s a collection of many elements—metal, glass, wood, whimsy, design, texture, color, people—life.
All photography by Nate Gregorio.
Prop & Set Stylist + Creative Event Designer