Remembering Rex Ray

Rex Ray’s artwork ranges from collage on paper, canvas and resin boards to digital work. Ray’s work is made entirely by hand. The collages are made with hand-painted and printed papers hand cut with scissors. His work combines a mid-century modern aesthetic with psychedelic color palette and shapes. Ray was known for popularizing the use of high-gloss resin panels – encasing his colorful, graphic collage designs in a gorgeous glossy layer of resin.

Ray’s collages, paintings and design work have been exhibited at galleries and museums, including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Jose Museum of Modern Art, The Crocker Museum in Sacramento, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas; and NYC.

Rex Ray’s exhibition are currently at the SFMOMA and San Francisco’s Gallery 16

Abstract and handcrafted, with a retrofuturistic feel, Rex Ray’s work is always identifiable, whether seen on museum or gallery walls, in hip restaurants and boutique hotels — or on book, CD covers or rock posters. He worked on a wide range of custom projects for Apple, Dreamworks, Swatch and David Bowie among others.

We at B+N Industries are proud to have worked with him; his inimitable talent forged into our lines of Infused Veneer™ Panels and carved relief Iconic Panels™. Rex Ray’s feel for wood grain, pattern, and shape melds perfectly with the warmth and graphic quality of these exclusive product lines. Whether used in retail, hospitality, or contract applications, this collection will be sure to bring an impactful and individualistic aesthetic to any interior.

Jamie Durie for B+N: NEW Infused Veneer

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We are delighted to introduce a special collaboration with international award-winning designer, author, and television host, Jamie Durie.

Inside the Design

Durie and his team have inspired a unique design language, called “transterior”, to describe the creation of environments with seamless transitions between the indoors & out. The philosophy of bringing the outdoors inside and the indoors outside, helps to forge a deeper and more organic connection to nature within a constructed habitat.

This ideal curation of an environment inspired by nature – its elements and textures, required the perfect vehicle (hint hint: B+N Infused Veneer) to translate Jamie’s vision of imbuing interior spaces with the natural world. The result: a fresh and visceral collection set to dramatically transform spaces, while maintaining a symbiotic relationship with the outside world.

The Jamie Durie Infused Veneer Collection includes 11 styles, each an exclusive celebration of the shapes, colors, or textures discovered in both the rare and ordinary plants, flowers, objects, and landscapes found across the globe. Through skillful repetition of image and pattern, bold or delicate use of color, and varied but intentional scale-play, this ethnobotanical collection serves to inspire us from the inside out and the outside in, aka – our “transteriors”.

What is Infused?
Our Infused Veneer is a revolutionary product that “infuses” imagery and graphics into wood veneer species – such as maple, cherry, and walnut. These LEED certified 48” x 96” architectural panels can be used as focal walls, casework fronts, and can utilitze any of our panel-based merchandising product such as the Puck System.

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Jamie Durie For B+N Infused Veneer: Abstract Navajo

 

Inspired by the unmistakable patterns found in Southwest Native American weaving. Navajo textiles are highly prized collector’s items. Originally used in every day life, they became a staple of trading between the Native Americans and those along the Santa Fe Trail. Originally, the weavers would dye the wool using colors from nature around them: plants, beetles, piñon pitch, ash, and clay.

Our modern interpretation gives this abstract pattern three-dimensional depth with a mix of cool and warm grey tones layered upon metallic shades of copper, gold, and rose gold.

Shown here in Cherry. Abstract Navajo is a 3-panel repeat.

Jamie Durie for Riva 1920 Tubular Chairs with Sputnik Floor Lamp

#JamieDurieforBN, Shibori

Jamie Durie For B+N Infused Veneer: Shibori

SHIBORI

Shibori panels are a geometric reinterpretation of the the traditional Japanese technique of dyeing natural fiber cloth using thread, wood, and string. Traditional Shibori indigo dye is derived from from the True Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) plant, native to Asia. When Shibori is repeated vertically, this ethereal design creates a memorable statement and offers its greatest visual impact.

Shown here in Maple. Shibori is a 3-panel repeat.

Sputnik Table Lamp with Hugo Sunlounge by Jamie Durie

fallingdots, #JamieDurieforBN

Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Falling Dots

Inspired by the indigenous art of Australia and other indigenous, aboriginal cultures around the globe. This naïve pattern borrows earthy tones from the Australian landscape, and gives the feeling of being wrapped in hanging vines or the trickling of rain drops down a window.

Shown here in Maple. Falling Dots is a single-panel repeat.

Tubular Chair by Jamie Durie for Riva 1920 with Sputnik Multi Pendant

Wave Dots, #JamieDurieforBN

Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Wave Dots

WAVE DOTS

The gradient of dots in this pattern paint a landscape of rolling sand dunes, misty mountain ranges or crashing waves – either way a dramatic backdrop for any room setting. This is also the only monochromatic design in the collection.

Shown here in Maple. Wave Dots is a 3-panel repeat.

Large and Medium Sputnik Lanterns with Hugo Sunlounge by Jamie Durie

Pink Frangipani, #JamieDurieforBN

Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Pink Frangipani

PINK FRANGIPANI

Here, pressed Frangipani, or Plumeria, displays its strong, graphic leaf shape into a burst of pink. These flowers are native to tropical and sub-tropical regions, and are most fragrant at night.

Shown here in Maple. Pink Frangipani is a 2-panel repeat.

Jamie Durie for Riva 1920 Rope Stool with Hugo Single Seat Sofa

#JamieDurieforBN, Blush-Tone Florals

Jamie Durie For B+N Infused Veneer: Blush-Tone Florals

Brazillian Jasmine – Mandevilla Sanderi. A continuation in ‘pressed flower’ design, here we’ve used the showy trumpet-shaped white brazilian blooms to create this tessellation. In their natural habitats, these flowers blossom on vines that grow vigorously, quickly transforming a bare surface into a visually appealing frieze of flowers. Our paneling mimics this au natural phenomenon with higher notes of graphic contrast.

Shown here in Maple. Blush-Tone Florals is a single-panel repeat.

#JamieDurieforBN, Blue Florals

Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Blue Florals

BLUE FLORALS

Plumbago – Plumbago auriculata. Quite frankly we couldn’t have picked a more common backyard plant as inspiration for this design. Baby blue coloured Plumbago flowers, singled out and pressed the old-fashioned way between the pages of hefty books, then scanned to create an X-Ray effect and manipulated into the magical design you see before you. The most humble bloom transformed in the most extraordinary fashion to create an optical kaleidoscope.

Shown here in Cherry. Blue Florals is a 2-panel repeat.

Sputnik Pendant Lamp, with Hugo Single Seat Sofa, and Weave Umbrella Stand by Jamie Durie

Jamie Durie For B+N Infused Veneer: Donkey Tails

Jamie Durie For B+N Infused Veneer: Donkey Tails

Donkey Tail, or Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum) is a type of flowering succulent native to southern Mexico and Honduras. The fleshy blue-green leaves and trailing stems form an unmistakably dramatic and inherently sophisticated silhouette.

Shown here in Cherry. Donkey Tails is a 3-panel repeat.

#JamieDurieforBN, Chain of Pearls

Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Chain of Pearls

CHAIN OF PEARLS

The succulent, Chain Of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus), when found in its natural habitat of southwestern Africa, trails along the ground, rooting where it touches and forming dense mats. When cultivated, it usually cascades over walls and fences, creating a natural and unique drapery of green.

Shown here in Maple. Chain Of Pearls is a 3-panel repeat.

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Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Zig Zag Spike

ZIG ZAG SPIKE

Zig Zag Spike – Euphorbia pseudocactus. Inspired by the desert landscape and blue skies of one of Jamie’s favourite places, Palm Springs. The cactus & succulent plants symbolize warmth, protection, and endurance. They have become very popular in visual design for their beautiful yet harsh, architectural quality. These panels create a strong visual effect through the repetition of forms undiluted by the addition of anything else and are a lovely, unexpected stroke when used indoors.

Shown here in Maple. Zig Zag Spike is a 3-panel repeat.

Sputnik Floor Lamp, with Hugo Single Seat Sofa, and Hugo Side Table by Jamie Durie

#JamieDurieforBN, Candelabra

Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Candelabra

CANDELABRA

Candelabra tree – Euphorbia ingens. Also inspired by the arid desert landscape and clear blue skies of Palm Springs. This is a fun and unexpected way to bring the no maintenance beauty, serenity, and life force of these stunning plants inside.

Shown here in Maple. Candelbra is a 3-panel repeat.

Large and Medium Sputnik Lanterns with Hugo Single Seat Sofa with Side Table by Jamie Durie

A moment with designer Jamie Durie at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles…


Access to the complete #JamieDurieforBN catalog here including technical details and specifications.

For additional information on this inspirational collection, please visit our website or give us a call…

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Fortina by B+N at Globalshop 2016

Thank you to all who came out to explore the architectural possibilities of Fortina at Globalshop 2016!

Get to know this remarkable architectural system that will fool your senses: replicating wood slats and Louvers with aluminum and a hyper-realistic non-pvc surface…

The combination of these materials makes the collection perfect for “green” building. The large collection of finishes has a touch and feel that is indistinguishable from real wood. It dramatically enhances environments with the benefits of lighter weight, less cost, less waste, easier installation, as well as more consistent color and finish than real wood. Because of the materials and highly-controlled manufacturing process, Fortina For B+N can be used in both interior and exterior situations such as walls, ceilings, handrails, cladding, garage doors and countless other applications. With a variety of installation hardware, Fortina facilitates installation and shortens project construction times while bringing the warm look and feel of wood.

 

Video Credit: Yoichi Jim Sekine / Toppan, Fortina / Tokyo, Atlanta

Off The Grid…

1224 Gridbreaking Panels and Accessories create a dynamic rhythm.

Design Off The Grid with our NEW Architectural System, Gridbreaking 1224

Gridbreaking Panels and Accessories bring a new level of design play to System 1224. With various panel sizes up to 48″ wide and 96″ tall, designers can create a more dynamic rhythm to the presentation. Combine the Metal Panels with magnetic graphics for powerful statements of color, pattern, and images.

Join us at Globalshop in Booth 1771, March 23 – 25, in Las Vegas, to explore the possibilities of 1224 Gridbreaking while discovering applications for current and future projects. We’ve reserved a spot for you, so take a moment now to register using the link and secure your free Expo Pass.

The wall is your canvas. Don’t follow the rules. Break the Grid.

#Gridbreaking1224  #System1224  #BNIndustries  #BiNspired

B+N Design: Murad Flagship

Murad Flagship in Los Angeles - B+N Industries custom technology driven retail interiors

Many of you may already be familiar with or currently use products from Murad, a skincare brand based on innovative scientific research created by leading visionary physician Dr. Howard Murad. A total body approach to beauty through the creation of his Inclusive Health Movement, aptly labels him “The Father of Internal Skincare”, and acknowledges the critical role internal health and wellness play into achieving beautiful, healthy skin and happier, more fulfilling lives.

With an official Murad Spa already in play in the Greater Los Angeles area, and products being sold in boutiques and other high end spas all over the US and Canada, the Murad dream team decided it was time to create their first official Flagship.

The amount of heart and soul that go into a brand’s first Flagship are incredibly personal from the starting conceptual ideas to the intimate finishing touches. When we first met the Murad team at GlobalShop, they fell in love with our System 1224 as the optimal interpretation of what they had already envisioned housing their product lines, interactive marketing, and merchandise. And so began our wonderfully creative, technical design relationship with Murad which included a mix of our stock offerings paired with multiple innovative custom solutions for their first retail home.

Let’s walk through this technology driven retail experience to give you a first hand account of some of the incredible details involved in applying Murad’s inspirational “Better Every Day” mission to their own environment.

B+N Industries custom System 1224 installation, Murad Flagship Los Angeles

A foundational element in the design of the Flagship involved the “Hero Wall” which houses the brands Hero Products alongside Best Sellers and Treatment focused skincare solutions. System 1224 was the perfect match for their unique vision which is used along the entire wall with a mix of shelving, cabinetry, and graphics in a custom color of Echo Wood. A monitor is enclosed seamlessly within System 1224 allowing a stream of both marketing and clinical information to reach the customer directly improving overall store experience. One of the most unique interactions occurs when a customer removes a product from the cabinet below the monitor cueing information to stream across the screen explaining its features.

Hero Wall using B+N Industries System 1224 with custom Magnetic Graphics, Murad Flagship

Details of System 1224 include custom magnetic graphics on paneling and shelf lips with the ledges being used to house targeted skincare product solutions along with category signage which has been applied directly to the custom wood panels of System 1224.

Hero Wall, angled view using B+N Industries System 1224 with custom magnetic graphics, Murad Flagship LA

The angled view of the end of the Hero Wall using System 1224 meets with cut out patterned divider which separates the product and retail space from the testing spa.

Skincare Analysis Station, Hero Wall using System 1224, Custom color blocked columns, B+N Industries Design, Murad Flagship LA

Upon entry to the Murad Flagship the customer is immediately introduced to the Skincare Analysis Station, a Silestone topped table composed of 3 docked iPads and hidden printer which feeds individual assessments to the customer guiding their technical retail journey. The front quarter at a glance includes the Hero Wall, interactive custom stations, floor containing custom insignia and script, along with color blocked columns whose paint customization had to mirror identically those found in the individual product lines.

B+N Industries design, Murad Flagship LA

Skincare systems are differentiated by color via packaging and separated with cabinetry that was created using the same shade through custom paint formulation. The punchy color cabinets are home to interactive iPads set at eye level, with acrylic enclosed product pamphlets below, and pockets of open storage hold skincare accessories necessary for allowing the customer to test any product of interest. The table is finished in a Silestone countertop, with legs made of real oak stained to matching cabinetry and reinforced with steel. Products sit atop the table within a lit panel which rotates 360 degrees for easy access and viewing, and the custom designed cord management system appropriately conceals any potential visual noise.

B+N Industries design, Murad Flagship LA

Low profile, bottom lit shelving serves as a key visual detail in the specialized skincare product wall. A second surface print technique is used on the backside of the acrylic which lines wall backs of shelves to protect the texture from wear and instill longevity. The material choice of acrylic also helped to control the amount of light desired paired with custom kelvin lighting. Acrylic risers and signage complete the look.

B+N Industries Design, Murad Flagship LA

View of the front half of the Murad Flagship, with the Hero Wall to the right and Color coded product lines sitting opposite, completed with custom branded flooring.

B+N Industries Design, Murad Flagship LA

The Express Service area provides a unique demonstration space and interactive spa where the customer can learn how best to use and combine products first hand. Custom rug continues to play on the geometry found throughout the store with punchy saturated ottomans to encourage discussion and review.

B+N Industries Design, Murad Flagship LA

Custom wood was carefully matched to the System 1224 paneling around the store, creating clean lines mixed with paint splattered visuals along the focal wall as the cash wrap continues the minimalist feel.

B+N Industries Design, Murad Flagship LAA view as evening sets in upon the Murad Flagship in Los Angeles, inspiring us with the mission to be #BetterEveryDay….and Night!

A.R.E. Awards B+N for Murad Flagship

At the 2016 A.R.E. Design Awards in Las Vegas, B+N received top honors for their work on the Murad Flagship in Los Angeles.

A.R.E. 2016 Design Awards

B+N Industries Globalshop 2016

B+N at Globalshop 2016 #Fortina #Electrified1224 #Gridbreaking1224

B+N Industries Makes ICFF Inaugural Debut

B+N Industries x Shantell Martin, ICFF NYC

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Burlingame, Calif. (April 21, 2015) – B+N Industries is pleased to announce their inaugural debut at The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in Booth 1762, Friday, May 16 – Tuesday, May 19. In what is set to be an interactive and product driven celebration of artistic talent, B+N Industries will feature of the moment artist Shantell Martin illustrating live on their most versatile merchandising and design solution, System 1224. On the other side, the colorful and whimsical collaboration of Furniture, Infused Veneer, (and even Surfboards) with the late artist Rex Ray will be spotlighted. Also making its premiere is Fortina: a remarkable architectural system that will fool your senses, replicating wood slats and Louvers with aluminum and a hyper-realistic non-pvc surface.

As leaders in their industry, B+N is committed to developing innovative products while striving to keep creativity at the forefront, and are always looking for ways to inspire. A natural extension of their mission involves relevance and making intentional choices to surround their brand with people and ideas that reflect what is of the moment, interesting, and unique.

To that end, B+N Industries has chosen talent that embodies this relevance and are excited to feature both established and new wave artistry paired with their products at ICFF. Using their System 1224 and Fortina as her blank canvas, Shantell will apply her “trademark black ink” to every inch of white surface over the course of the show. Her meditation of lines; language of creatures and messages will invite our viewers to share a role in her creative process. The alternate side of their installation will be a celebration of Rex Ray for B+N, an exclusive collection of Furniture, Surfboards, and Infused Veneer created using cutting edge industrial applications.

Originally from London with a VJ stint in Tokyo, artist Shantell Martin is currently living out her dream in New York where she recently became a visiting scholar at MIT Media Lab. In between “Drawing On Everything”, you can find her collaborating with high-profile designers like Kelly Wearstler, creating displays for luxury retail brands like Joyce (Hong Kong), working on exclusive commissions for private clients, teaching at ITP NYU, or volunteering with some of her favorite Arts organizations. Shantell has been featured in Vogue, Elle, T Magazine, Vie, Vibe, The New York Times, The New Yorker, 1st Dibs, California Home & Design, MOMA, The Brooklyn Museum, and The Jimmy Kimmel Show to name a few.

Artist Rex Ray, real name Michael Patterson, was born in Germany but eventually came to the states and settled in San Francisco to attend the Art Institute. In fact, San Franciscans are honored to consider him one of their own for both his contributions to Art and Activism. Ray’s iconic work ranges from fine art to collages made entirely by hand, paintings on both resin and canvas, photography, print works, as well as graphic design. Once familiar it is impossible not to recognize these abstract, color-filled, playful patterns with mid-century modern influences and psychedelic whimsy as his. Our collaboration is the perfect fusion of his artistry with our innovative design techniques.

To see the exclusive Rex Ray collection, or to meet and experience the evolution of Shantell Martin for B+N Industries in person, visit Booth 1762 at ICFF, May 16 – 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and May 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. it is open to both trade and general public.

Follow B+N on social media for information in real-time and use the official tag #RexRayxBN and #ShantellMartinforBN to share your moments.

Find more detailed information on ICFF below.

Celebrate the life and work of artist Rex Ray through the #RexRayxBN collaboration, B+N Industries Design

Celebrate the life and work of artist Rex Ray through the #RexRayxBN collaboration.

Be inspired by Shantell Martin as she creates the #ShantellMartinforBN experience in our space, B+N Industries Design.

Be inspired by Shantell Martin as she creates the #ShantellMartinforBN experience in our space.

Fortina by B+N Industries, ICFF NYC

Let us introduce you to our newest architectural product line #Fortina, which can be used in both interior and exterior situations.

ICFF  

The 27th annual ICFF, North America’s platform for global design, will map the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 16-19, 2015.

North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF annually lures those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features.

Register Here

Trade
Saturday, May 16
and Sunday, May 17
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 18
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Trade and General Public
Tuesday, May 19
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
(11th Avenue at 38th Street)
New York City

For the four-day duration of the Fair, 165,000 net square feet (15,300 net square meters) of the Javits Center will be abuzz with more than 32,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers. On Tuesday, May 19, the ICFF opens its doors to the general public, as well.

More than 700 exhibitors from all points of the globe will display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors. This remarkable throng of exhibitors creates an unparalleled opportunity to view a broad yet highly focused selection of the world’s finest, most innovative, and original avant-garde home and contract products side-by-side, under one roof.

The ICFF hosts representatives from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, U.S., United Kingdom and Venezuela.

Making their yearly pilgrimage to the celebrated design hub will be contingents from Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Brazilian Furniture, British European Design Group (BEDG), Ceramics of Italy, Design Philippines, Furniture New York, The Furniture Society (U.S.), Inside Norway, Interiors from Spain and Portugal Brands.

Experience Shantell Martin for B+N Industries

For this year’s GlobalShop we wanted to do something fresh, modern and memorable, so we invited artist Shantell Martin to apply her #DrawingOnEverything philosophy to our installation using her trademark black ink on white surfaces. Without question, Shantell Martin for B+N Industries was the highlight of the show. Many of you were captivated by Shantell’s presence, personality, and live art performance, but for those of you who missed it – this is your opportunity to get the creative scoop.

System 1224 with LED lit panels and Fortina, B+N Industries Design, Las Vegas

We started with a blank canvas using our System 1224 as the focus, composed of white, black, and LED lit paneling, acrylic boxes, shelving, and desk, while Fortina creates a semi-enclosed ceiling and frames our logo.

The foundational elements of our Shantell Martin for B+N experience were based on one of our most versatile merchandising and interior designs, System 1224. This system uses rectilinear forms and repeating modularity with light, taut, planar surfaces – devoid of applied ornamentation with the capacity to adapt to any interior, aesthetic, or type of merchandise. Timelessness and adjustability are at the core of the system, and usability is inherent in its disciplined design. Any component can be removed and replaced from the front of the system, singularly, without tools. This gives the user the opportunity to quickly grow and change a project with the seasons, marketing rollouts, or current inventory. Just as the great modernist architects of the last century designed buildings with implicit functionality and simplicity, System 1224 is a classic solution for the retail and hospitality environments of today.

Panoramic Pure View of Shantell Martin for B+N Industries

Panoramic shot of our installation, Fortina encloses the edge and top with mixed lighting and the LED lit boxes show the possibilities inherent in System 1224.

We used our newest product line, Fortina, to finish the perimeter wall which continued on to a create a ceiling. This remarkable architectural system will fool your senses by replicating wood slats and Louvers with aluminum and a hyper-realistic non-pvc surface. The combination of these materials makes the collection perfect for “green” building. The large collection of finishes has a touch and feel that is indistinguishable from real wood. It dramatically enhances interior and exterior environments with the benefits of lighter weight, less cost, less waste, easier installation, as well as more consistent color and finish than real wood.

Detail shot of Fortina Louvers which frame our B+N Industries logo...

Detail shot of Fortina Louvers which frame our B+N Industries logo…

Since Shantell’s trademark involves applying black ink to white surfaces (and occasionally silver ink to black surfaces), it was only natural to build a predominantly white version of System 1224 for her working canvas – with a dose of black for added drama. The panels, shelving, and desk were powder coated in white, while the black panels were powder coated in black. A few unique standouts were the LED lit graphic panels used in between the white and black paneled sections, acrylic boxes containing white converse high tops, and a black metal case within the black paneling that Shantell used to create a special hand drawn silver vignette.

Side View of Shantell Martin for B+N Industries Blank Canvas Using System 1224

Side view of our pure installation of System 1224 and Fortina before Shantell Martin transforms the space. White and Black paneling are separated by LED lit panels.

Shantell’s process always involves a mix of spontaneity and thoughtful precision. With each piece, she intuitively determines a starting point and then applies a single uninterrupted first stroke which serves as a reference point for the flow of the surrounding lines to come. At the beginning of Day 1 as seen in the video snapshot below, Shantell had an entirely pure and untouched canvas to work with. She began with her initiation line and moved around System 1224 repeating this technique until she found a resting place to branch out the details of her visual story.

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries Using System 1224, (Firestone) from B+N Industries on Vimeo.

Nothing in the space was immune to Shantell’s touch, that meant acrylic boxes, shelving, the desk, and ottomans were all fair game. Perhaps the most interesting moments occurred when her pen hit the LED lit paneling, black metal box, and the floor which we reserved for the start of Day 2.

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries using System 1224

Shantell works on the panels of our System 1224, while words and messages can be seen throughout

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries drawing on LED panels of System 1224

Shantell writing Are You You on our favorite feature of this installatiom, the LED lit panels of System 1224

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, #DrawingonEverything using System 1224

Shantell covers the white powder coated desk in her signature way. The desk can be attached to any point on System 1224. She even plays off the book on top asking Do We Read? You will also sea that she likes to have fun spelling certain words.

Watch her work on our work in this video capturing the entire #SMxBN space.

SMxBN: See Shantell Martin at Work from B+N Industries on Vimeo.

#ShantellMartinforBN, Shantell Martin for B+N Industries installation

View from an angle of our Shantell Martin space end of Day 1.

Panoramic View of Shantell Martin for B+N Industries at the end of Day 1 of installation, #ShantellMartinforBN

Panoramic view of The Shantell Martin for B+N Industries installation at the end of Day 1.

At the beginning of Day 2, Shantell hit the floor and applied her incredible visual language to every corner. This was one of our favorite aspects of the #ShantellMartinforBN installation, and it added such a unique layer of artistic interest. Take a peek at the time lapse video below to watch Shantell take over our floor.

Shantell Martin Hits The Floor for B+N Industries from B+N Industries on Vimeo.

Shantell Martin drawing on the floor for B+N Industries, #ShantellMartinforBN

Shantell Martin hits the floor for B+N Industries at the start of Day 2

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, drawing on the floor for #ShantellMartinforBN

Not one to leave anything out, she tackled the floor underneath the desk. Here you can also see the acrylic boxes above with her touch.

If you’ve been paying attention, you might be wondering how Shantell was able to draw in permanent marker on System 1224 two consecutive days in row. Here is where it gets interesting, since we wanted Shantell to be able to begin each day with a clean slate we decided to use our custom magnetic graphics in solid white to cover each of the panels. These magnetic pieces are currently employed to display marketing or custom imagery in the retail and hospitality environments or they can be done as shown. Many of our visitors found it remarkable how seamlessly our magnetic graphics can transform each System 1224 panel. So with her original artwork underneath, Shantell was ready to begin a new masterpiece.

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, drawing on System 1224, #ShantellMartinforBN

Shantell starts Day 2 by playfully reminding not to hide in the corner on System 1224…

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, drawing on LED panels, Are Your Lights On

Are your lights on? Ours are… We love how the silver popped on the black panels of System 1224 and how the floor ads interest to the rest of the environment

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, Word Play

We even changed out the LED lit boxes on the second day for Shantell to play…

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, #ShantellMartinforBN

Shantell Martin takes a moment to enjoy her incredible installation for B+N Industries

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, full installation, #ShantellMartinforBN

A view of the entire #ShantellMartinforBN experience at the end of the show

Shantell’s installations have similar qualities due to the use of her chosen format of black and white. This monochromatic approach allows the eye to explore her work without the influential tone that color can give, i.e. apples are red and figures have flesh. Each of her pieces is entirely original, and always contains a philosophical message throughout. The heart of her work involves engaging the viewer with playful and whimsical shapes, characters, and text in both question and statement form. There are a few iconic phrases she likes to use as a compass in her own artistic journey that she shares with her audience, such as Who Are You, Are You You, and You Are You. This simple question/answer wordplay has given her internal direction in the art world and has become a fundamental assessment tool in keeping her mission at the forefront, a reminder to be oneself in all things. Throughout the show, Shantell engaged the audience and passed along her black & white message with hand drawn cards. She also personalized her outfit to include a custom message for B+N Industrues as seen below.

Artist Shantell Martin wears a custom shirt for her collaboration with B+N Industries...Why are you here today?

Shantell created her own custom shirt each day to embrace her B+N Industries installation…Why are you here today?

Who Are You? Are You You? You Are You...Shantell's philosophies are always inherent in her work.

Who Are You? Are You You? You Are You…Shantell’s philosophies are always inherent in her work.

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, System 1224

Shantell created an inspirational vignette using silver on the black metal box attached to System 1224.

Artist Shantell Martin in her custom shirt for B+N Industries

Shantell sports her custom shirt for Day 2 of the show, What’s in Your Pocket?

Artist Shantell Martin with B+N Industries CEO, Brad Somberg, in front of her #ShantellMartinforBN installation.

Shantell and our CEO, Brad Somberg, had a great deal of fun during the show and managed to entertain each other easily with intelligent banter

B+N Industries Team - Annette Garcia - Lena Lim - Erica Hirschfeld during #ShantellMartinforBN

Annette Garcia, Lena Lim, and Erica Hirschfeld from the B+N Industries team enjoying the #ShantellMartinforBN experience…

Artist Shantell Martin, with our Director of Digital + Social Media, Sarah Somberg, who is wearing a hashtag dress by Issa for #ShantellMartinforBN.

The artist, Shantell Martin, with our Director of Digital + Social Media, Sarah Somberg, who is wearing a #hashtag dress by Issa for #ShantellMartinforBN.

Our Director of Social Media shows off #SMxBN hashtag nails holding a custom water bottle for the Shantell Martin for B+N Industries event

We sported our social media shortened hashtag #SMxBN to spread the message about Shantell Martin for B+N Industries and passed out custom water bottles with our signature B+N orange label and original Shantell artwork.

We feel it is our responsibility as a brand to develop and inspire the next generation of designers – since Shantell Martin is currently a scholar at MIT (Media Lab), it felt natural to have her host an exclusive class for current students majoring in the Arts and Fashion related degrees. The students were so grateful and thrilled to have intimate time with her. During the hour sessions at the end of each day, she demonstrated her artistic process and explored the philosophical meanings behind some of her work.

Shantell Martin demonstrates her process for students from FIT NYC during the Shantell Martin for B+N Industries event..

Shantell demonstrates her process for students from FIT NYC…

Artist Shantell Martin gives a master class for students in fashion and design during the Shantell Martin for B+N Industries collaboration.

With PAVE’s help via Dash Nagel, we were able to fill our sessions easily with energetic students and great energy from Shantell.

A personal shot we love of Zorina Price capturing her wife, artist Shantell Martin at work during the Shantell Martin for B+N Industries event...

A personal shot we love of Zorina Price capturing her wife at work…

At the end of the session, Shantell continued “Drawing on Everything” with our employees and students offering up themselves for fresh “Shantoos” (aka Shantell Tatoos)…

Shantell Martin even drew on the students during the B+N Industries event

Shantell even drew on the students…

At the end of the show, we were delighted to receive the Outstanding Booth award from VMSD. We are so honored to have been able to partner with artist Shantell Martin for this special installation, and look forward to sharing more of her with you at our next appearance at ICFF in New York, May 16-19, 2015.

B+N Industries wins Outstanding Booth for our collaboration with artist Shantell Martin from VMSD

What do you read? VMSD…

All photos and video content courtesy of B+N Industries

Monochrome Mood: Black + White

B+N Industries Blog Quotes - Dr Seuss

We are opening our eyes to all things Black and White at B+N Industries in honor of our GlobalShop feature artist, Shantell Martin, and her trademark use of black ink on white surfaces. Be inspired by the bold, dramatic, and modern feel you can create by adding some of our favorite monochrome products to your space.

Image_1263The Classy Chairs in Gloss Black and Gloss White, with English Garden and Roman Horse images slipped into acrylic backs

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The Turned Wood Table in Gloss Black with a glass top

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Iconic Table in Gloss White Helsinki Pattern

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Iconic Fleur Panels in Gloss Black

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Iconic Versailles Panels in Black and Matte White

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Iconic Panels in Matte White Albert Pattern

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Iconic Panels in Matte White Broadcast Pattern

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The Iconic Bedroom Collection complete with Headboard, Platform Bed, and Dresser, all in Gloss Black Albert Pattern

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Iconic Low Credenza in Gloss White Albert Pattern

B+N Industries Puck 3-Way Merchandising Unit

Puck 3 – Way Merchandising Unit in Black

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Iconic 2 – Way Merchandising Unit in Matte White Helsinki Pattern

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries at GlobalShop 2015

Burlingame, Calif. (March 5, 2015)B+N Industries is pleased to announce that artist Shantell Martin will be illustrating live at GlobalShop in Booth 2179, Tuesday, March 24 – Thursday, March 26.

As leaders in our industry, we are committed to developing innovative products while striving to keep creativity at the forefront, and are always looking for ways to inspire. A natural extension of our mission involves relevance and making intentional choices to surround our brand with people and ideas that reflect what is of the moment, interesting, and unique.

To that end, B+N Industries has chosen to feature talent that embodies this relevance and we are excited to pair her artistry with our products. Using our System 1224 and Fortina as her blank canvas, Shantell will apply her “trademark black ink” to every inch of white surface over the course of the show. Her meditation of lines; language of creatures and messages will invite our viewers to share a role in her creative process.

Originally from London with a VJ stint in Tokyo, Shantell is currently living out her dream in New York where she recently became a visiting scholar at MIT Media Lab. In between “Drawing On Everything”, you can find her collaborating with high profile designers like Kelly Wearstler, creating displays for luxury retail brands like Joyce (Hong Kong) and contemporary furniture brand Vitra, working on exclusive commissions for private clients, teaching at ITP NYU, or volunteering with some of her favorite Arts organizations.

Shantell has been featured in Vogue, Elle, T Magazine, Vie, Vibe, The New York Times, The New Yorker, 1st Dibs, California Home & Design, MOMA, The Brooklyn Museum, and The Jimmy Kimmel Show to name a few.

To meet this artist on the rise and experience the evolution of Shantell Martin for B+N Industries in person, visit Booth 2179 at GlobalShop, March 24 – 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and March 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Follow B+N on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for information in real time and use the official tag #ShantellMartinforBN to share your moments.

IMG_4936In this exclusive video for “T: The New York Times Style Magazine”, Shantell Martin discusses her process — and the mural she created for the designer Kelly Wearstler’s West Hollywood store.

Original Release here

B+N’s Guide to New York

With offices in the Meatpacking District and an official love for one of the greatest cities in the world, we felt compelled to share with you some of our favorite places to shop, dine, unwind, and gather inspiration. Besides, what fun is all work and no play?

Since most of you will be stopping by our showroom at 420 West 14th Street (wink, wink) for your chance to win a #FreeFIAT during the Retail Design Collective, you will find many of our picks in close proximity save for a few traditional must do or sees!

WINE ME

The Marlton Hotel
Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 9.11.08 AMWhere: 5 West 8th Street between 5th & 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Hood: Greenwich Village
Flavor: Fashion Designers, Editors, Creative Directors, and the genetically blessed are enjoying the chance to see and be seen over a cocktail at this newish Sean MacPherson spot.

Mulino a Vino
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 12.10.54 PMWhere: 337 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014
Hood: Meatpacking
Flavor: Your perfect glass of Italian red reigns supreme in this little wine-centric spot.

Le Bain
Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 12.37.00 PMWhere: 443 13th Street, New York, 10014
Hood: Meatpacking
Flavor: Rooftop Bar, City Views, Shiny Disco Ball

The Bowery
Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 12.42.02 PMWhere: 335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
Hood: East Village
Flavor: Hip scene with cozy cocktails, work it to get a seat, no reservations, another spot from Sean MacPherson. Head next door to his restaurant Gemma for a cocktail or delicious food in a buzzing environment if The Bowery isn’t your scene.

Top of The Standard
Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 12.40.32 PMWhere: 848 Washington at 13th Street, New York, 10014
Hood: Meatpacking
Flavor: Trendy, Hip, Million Dollar Views

Wallflower
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 12.04.17 PMWhere: 235 W 12th St, New York, NY 10014
Hood: West Village
Flavor: The place to share a delicious cocktail from co-owner and uber talented mixologist, Xavier Herit, formerly of Daniel.

DINE ME

ABC Kitchen
Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 8.41.56 PMWhere: 35 East 18th street, New York, NY 10003
Hood: Gramercy/Flat Iron
Flavor: Contemporary American cuisine by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in one of the most beautiful, organic settings. Stop by for brunch, lunch, or dinner, as a complement to the start or finish of your inspirational seven floor walk through. Reservations

Bergdorf Goodman Restaurant
Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 12.35.22 PMWhere: 5th Avenue at 58th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10019
Hood: Midtown West
Flavor: Contemporary American, quintessential “ladies and gents who lunch feel” – perhaps one of our ultimate favs for both shopping then a bite, a glass of Rose, or even a power lunch – designed by Kelly Wearstler and loved by all. Reservations

Buddakan
Budda Great RoomWhere: 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Hood: Meatpacking District
Flavor: Chinese
This surreal hot spot designed by Christian Liagre is full of Parisian flamboyance, Asian serenity, and delicious Chinese influenced cuisine. Think edamame dumplings, tuna tartar spring rolls, charred filet of beef with an addictive sauce, and cocktails with names like Tranquility and Fate. Created by Philadelphia restaurateur, Stephen Starr, best known for this massive undertaking, his nearby outpost of Morimoto, and his Bal Harbour spot, Makoto. Reservations

Cipriani Downtown
Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 12.14.58 PMWhere: 376 W Broadway , New York, NY 10012
Hood: Soho
Flavor: Italian food complete with traditionally dressed waiters, ivory tablecloths, Cipriani labeled serve ware, and a fashionable crowd. Must haves include one of their signature Bellinis, the chicken salad for lunch, or the cucumber corn salad, baked tagliolini with ham, and branzino with broccoli rabe for dinner. Don’t leave without a slice of Vanilla Meringue Cake for dessert (or get it to go if you’re stuffed)! Reservations

NoMad Restaurant
Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 11.40.58 AMWhere: 1170 Broadway & 28th St, New York, NY 10001
Hood: Chelsea
Flavor: Contemporary American, hip bar scene, intimate reservation only lounge, and cuisine on par with another little spot you might know called Eleven Madison Park run by the same duo (restaurateur Will Guidara + Chef Daniel Humm). Take a tip from us, get a reservation and order the chicken – it just might change your life. Reservations

Morimoto
Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 11.20.26 AMWhere: 88 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Hood: Chelsea
Flavor: Japanese cuisine headed up by Iron Chef, Masuhara Morimoto, in a chic, modern environment complete with a vibrant cocktail scene on the lower level. Try the omakase, or go a la carte and start with a carafe of Junmai Daiginjo, order the innovative toro tartare dish, try some hamachi sashimi, rock shrimp tempura, oyster foie gras, black cod, ishi yaki buri bop, or a beautiful cut of wagyu beef. Reservations

Sant Ambroeus Soho
Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 12.11.18 PMWhere: 265 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012
Hood: West Village
Flavor: Italian spot beloved by the european and fashion crowds, simple and cozy, even great for an afternoon espresso. Reservations

Tao Downtown
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 12.16.11 PMWhere: 92 Ninth Avenue at 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Hood: Meatpacking
Flavor: Part of the evolution of the Tao brand, the newest location in the Meatpacking carries on the traditions of the Pan-Asian Restaurant/Club you know and love. Reservations

Waverly Inn
Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 12.32.48 PMWhere: 16 Bank St, New York, NY 10014
Hood: West Village
Flavor: American restaurant created by Sean MacPherson and Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, frequented by celebs and a sure bet if you’re in the mood for comfort food. Try the fresh oysters on the half shell, truffle mac and cheese, goat cheese salad, dover sole, amish chicken, burger, or try swinging by for a lazy brunch. Reservations

SHOP ME

ABC Carpet + Home
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 9.18.39 AMWhere: 888 & 881 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Hood: Flatiron
Flavor: Hand made and one of a kind objects meets fantasy, sustainability, spirituality, and the passionate expression of beauty, mixed together to create a sensory awakening home & lifestyle retail experience like no other in the world. (Oh, and Madeline Weinrib’s boutique is on the top floor.)

Bergdorf Goodman Stores
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 10.25.09 AMWhere: Women’s Store 754 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Flavor: For women, this luxury mainstay means 8 floors of retail therapy including everything from beauty, to major and hard to find fashion labels and accessories, an undisputed shoe heaven, kids department, and curated home goods.
Where: Men’s Store (across the street) at 745 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Flavor: For men, expect to find no less of an array of luxury goods from Charvet and Kiton, to Tom Ford and Cucinelli, this iconic destination is sure to keep you impeccably dressed from head to toe.

Commes Des Garcons
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 11.08.53 AMWhere: 520 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011
Hood: Chelsea
Flavor: We love the juxtaposition of this CDG’s exterior and interior architecture. Pioneers in this particular neighborhood, with a location intentionally chosen to represent the brand’s gypsy spirit.

Dover Street Market
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 8.26.47 AMWhere: 160 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016
Hood: Kips Bay
Flavor: New York City’s first DSM is a must see that gets summed up with two words in perfect feminine form, Rei Kawakubo.

Jeffrey
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 11.15.03 AMWhere: 449 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014
Hood: Meatpacking
Flavor: The legendary one stop shop for both Men and Women to discover the season’s most coveted pieces.

Kirna Zabete
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 10.12.02 AMWhere: 477 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
Hood: Soho
Flavor: Boutique Veterans and BFF’s, Beth Buccini and Sarah Easley, keep it relevant and luxe with their label offerings and strong desire to keep the women of New York city chic with an edge.

Kit and Ace
IMG_1613Where: 255 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
Hood: Nolita
Flavor: With an opening the day after Thanksgiving, this brand new studio concept is the vision of Shannon and JJ Wilson. The former lead designer of Lululemon and brand director are serving up Technical Cashmere with a West Coast contemporary luxury vibe. B+N Industries has partnered with this trend setting, up and comer, to do each of their studios and flagships.

Owen
Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 2.48.46 PMWhere: 809 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014
Hood: West Village
Flavor: Worth stopping in just to see the interior lined with paper bags, and while you’re there pick up a piece that has been hand selected by the owner from an emerging or mainstay designer.

Story
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 11.26.48 AMWhere: 144 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Hood: Chelsea
Flavor: We love their philosophy so no need to reinvent it…”This is Story: Point of view of a Magazine, Changes Like a Gallery, Sells things like a Store.” The current story is, “Home for the Holidays”.

OTHER MENTIONABLES…

Alexander Wang Flagship
Where: 103 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013
Hood: Soho
Flavor: We love the modernist, minimal edge found at the only free standing Alexander Wang store, which also serves as the NYC Flagship.

Five Story
Where: 18 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021
Hood: Upper East Side
Flavor: Bold flooring mixed with gold accents and soft textiles befitting of its home neighborhood, with vintage pieces from Hermes, traffic stopping pieces from Balmain, and a bit of quirky stock gets filled with accessories from Olympia Le-Tan.

Holiday Shops at Union Square, Bryant Park, and Columbus Circle

Kate Spade
Where: 789 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065
Flavor: Very special outpost of the Kate Spade brand, and the official stockist of their Madison Collection.

Otte
Where: 1232 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Flavor: With several locations, this trendy boutique features it girl labels like Rag & Bone, Acne, Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, and Isabel Marant.

Warby Parker
Where: 819 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014
Hood: Meatpacking
Flavor: Beautiful optical and sunglass store which pays homage to the Meatpacking District’s industrial history with headquarters in Soho.

INSPIRE ME

ABC Carpet + Home
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 9.17.50 AMWhere: 888 & 881 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Hood: Flatiron
Flavor: Same spot we’ve listed in Dine Me and Shop Me, fuel your need to be inspired and immerse yourself into a bit of visual therapy.

Bergdorf Goodman Windows
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 9.13.27 AMWhere: 754 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Hood: Midtown East
Flavor: The gold standard in holiday windows – the legendary David Hoey is at it again with this years theme fixated on a single word “Inspired”, with content from the fine, performing, and applied arts filling the storefronts. We’re not giving away any sneak peaks here, go and be Inspired.

BDDW
Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 10.05.52 AMWhere: 5 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10013
Hood: Soho
Flavor: American made furniture designed by founder Tyler Hays, a painter and sculptor, inspires us deeply and remains one of our favorite furniture stores in the city.

Hudson Furniture
Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 10.04.32 AMWhere: 427 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014
Hood: Meatpacking, Across the street from our offices
Flavor: Absolutely stunning hand crafted furniture that integrates the natural forms of trees and inherent grain of the wood with well defined lines and geometrical forms using solid hardwoods from sustainable resources.

Whitney Museum (New)
Where: 99 Gansevort Street, New York, NY 10014
Hood: Meatpacking
Flavor: Designed by architect Renzo Piano and slated to open on May 1, 2015. Get your fix in the meantime by taking a stroll to check out the finished exterior.

OTHER MENTIONABLES…
Canvas
Where: 117 West 17th, New York, NY 10011

David Weeks Studio
Where: 38 Walker St, New York, NY 10013

Design Within Reach
Where: 957 Third Ave at East 57th St, New York, NY 10022

Future Perfect
Where: 55 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

Macy’s at Herald Square
Where: 151 West 34th St, New York, NY 10001
Flavor: Check out the major remodel and enjoy the holiday spirit of this iconic New York Flagship.

MOMA
Where: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
Flavor: If you missed it in London, check out the Henri Matisse cut-outs with one addition not shown in the London show (his largest work entitled The Swimming Pool), and while you’re there take a peek at Picasso: The Making of Cubism.

Saks Fifth Avenue
Where: 611 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Urban Outfitters Where: 1333 Broadway St, New York, NY 10018
Flavor: The largest existing store of the UO brand which offers an Instagram photo printing section, a variety of vinyl albums, and a larger home section than most. Perfect stop this time of year for stocking stuffers or quirky gifts.

Urban Zen
Where: 705 Greenwich St #3, Manhattan, NY 10014
Flavor: The silky, saturated urban zen world of Donna Karan.

& Other Stories
Where: 575 Broadway Street, New York, NY 10012
Hood: Soho
Flavor: This H&M sister brand offers shoes, bags, accessories, beauty products, and ready to wear for the woman who likes to create her own style story. The first in New York (and the US) opened its doors in October of this year.

RECHARGE ME

Eataly
Screen Shot 2014-11-28 at 4.23.51 PMWhere: 200 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10010
Hood: Flatiron
Flavor: Grab a Bicerin or Espresso Torinese from the Lavazza Coffee Bar or stay for a glass of Brunello and fresh handmade pasta.

Blue Bottle Coffee
Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 2.42.33 PMWhere: 10th Ave & West 16th Street, or find a location closer to you
Hood: The High Line, Meatpacking
Flavor: This iconic San Francisco brand has multiple locations in NYC now. Stop by if you need a freshly pressed West Coast pick me up, or grab a Mocha made with Recchiuti, a signature New Orleans, or ask about secret concoctions like the Gibraltar or Waffogato.

Chelsea Market
Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 11.27.51 AMWhere: 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Hood: Chelsea
Flavor: Grab an espresso from Ninth Street Espresso, a glass of wine from Corkbuzz Wine Studio, peruse a little retail, sit down or get a take away meal, and satisfy your sweet tooth with baked goods, gelato, or raw treats from One Lucky Duck all in one stop!

Juice Generation
Screen Shot 2014-11-28 at 8.01.59 PMWhere: 69 Prince Street inside Equinox
Hood: Soho, or check to see if there’s one closer to you at here.
Flavor: Try one of their protein packed smoothies, acai bowls, fresh water straight from a baby coconut, or one of their vitamin packed shots like The Defender or Sea Buckthorn.

PAMPER ME

Marie Robinson Salon
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 11.43.36 AMWhere: 155 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Hood: Flatiron
Flavor: This minimalist beauty haven for celebs and New York it girls, was transformed by the firm Huniford. Run by platinum zen hair chemist, Marie Robinson, who personally placed crystals in the floors and walls to ensure a balanced environment for all who have the pleasure of experiencing it.

Bumble and Bumble Downtown
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 11.59.09 AMWhere: 415 West 13th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY
Hood: Meatpacking
Flavor: The House of Bumble – salon, university, and headquarters, offers you a variety of services along with a nibble or a spot of tea.

Sally Hershberger Downtown
Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 1.41.56 PMWhere: 14th Street, New York, NY 10014
Hood: Meatpacking
Flavor: Hip, haute haircuts for men and women with Sally’s signature Rock n’ Roll Vibe.

Aire Ancient Baths
Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 10.34.45 AMWhere: 88 Franklin Street, New York, NY
Hood: TriBeCa
Flavor: A unique spa experience that looks to the ancient times, gathering inspiration from bathing rituals of the Greeks and Romans.

Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa
Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 2.12.57 PMWhere: One West 58th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019
Flavor: This is the only one of its kind in the US, swankily located in The Plaza Hotel, and one of our ultimate luxe favs to get a facial, detox, or body treatment, Make a reservation here.

Trump Spa Soho
Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 2.15.08 PMWhere: 246 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013
Hood: Soho
Flavor: We love the Kate Somerville facials, but most of all we come here for the Hammam treatments. Inspired by Ivanka Trumps Turkish travels, this Hammam is one of only 3 of its kind in the US. You will have the opportunity to choose between the Turkish or Moroccan ritual.

ENTERTAIN ME

The Standard Ice Rink
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 9.20.53 AMWhere: 848 Washington at West 13th Street
Hood: Meatpacking
Flavor: Pure fun, Belgian waffles with bacon & maple syrup, spiced cider, hot toddies, and hot chocolate with extra, extra whip.

DRIVE ME

Subway
This is our favorite way to get around during working hours, and it beats waiting in the cold for the next yellow chariot. We love to use this NYC Subway App to map out our trips, find the closest place to jump on, and find out if everything is running on time. It’s an absolute must have!

Taxi
Where: Anywhere you can hail one
Hood: Your choice
Flavor: Check traffic and direct, be kind and your NYC cabby will get you anywhere in a jiffy. Don’t forget to tip!

Uber
Where: Anywhere
Hood: We suggest 420 W 14th St, the B+N #FreeFIAT showroom ;), but really its up to you!
Flavor: It can be freezing to mild to pouring rain this time of year in NYC, which is why we suggest you sign up for Uber, download the app, and set your pickup location. You don’t have to exchange money with your driver and you can even split the fare with friends.

Private Car:
We can’t give all our secrets away, but if you really want to know who our car service of choice is – send us a note at mail@bnind.com and we will fill you in.

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