THE MERCANTILE

IDENTITY
INTERIOR DESIGN

The Mercantile is the heartbeat of Sawmill Market, an artisanal food hall in Albuquerque. Inspired by a uniquely New Mexican ethos of open-armed hospitality — and the kitchens, pantries and living rooms that it’s borne from — The Mercantile is a testament to the abundant natural splendors and culinary prowess in The Land of Enchantment.

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WEST

IDENTITY
INTERIOR DESIGN

In the dusty town of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a bespoke craft cocktail bar that was created for and by the community.

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COMING SOON: CARIBBEAN HOTEL

INTERIOR DESIGN

The home of the future Kimpton Kawana Bay hotel will be nestled into the cliff side of the powder white shores on Grand Anse Beach in the spice isle of the Caribbean. The guestroom interiors will offer tropical seclusion and sweeping views of turquoise waters against a soft, loungey, organic palette of natural materials.

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SAWMILL MARKET

IDENTITY
INTERIOR DESIGN

Transformed from a lumber warehouse in Albuquerque’s up-and-coming Sawmill District, Sawmill Market’s a food hall and experimental culinary and cocktail laboratory — the first of its kind in the Southwest.

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interior design and identity

Islyn (eye‑lynn) is a group of wildly curious thinkers and makers who believe experience can be an art form. With meticulous attention to detail and an undying allegiance to the senses we create the worlds we dream of escaping to.

INTERIOR DESIGN

We believe that a sensual experience of place can contribute to a life well-lived. Our design studio is driven by imagination, collaboration and the stories behind things to build sanctuaries for the senses – places you leave longing for.

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WEST

In the dusty town of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a bespoke craft cocktail bar that was created for and by the community.

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THE MERCANTILE

The Mercantile is the heartbeat of Sawmill Market, an artisanal food hall in Albuquerque. Inspired by a uniquely New Mexican ethos of open-armed hospitality — and the kitchens, pantries and living rooms that it’s borne from — The Mercantile is a testament to the abundant natural splendors and culinary prowess in The Land of Enchantment.

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IDENTITY

With a synesthetic palette that includes color, texture, sound, scent  and memory, we design identities that give brands soul.

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FLORA

Flora restaurant catapults you to Mexico City with neon flowers and beautiful hand sourced vintage Oaxacan treasures.

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SAWMILL MARKET

Transformed from a lumber warehouse in Albuquerque’s up-and-coming Sawmill District, Sawmill Market’s a food hall and experimental culinary and cocktail laboratory — the first of its kind in the Southwest.

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RECENT JOURNALS

Meet Islyn

Like the Islyn of our namesake, Islyn Studio believes in the stories behind things. We are not afraid to fail. We are not afraid to jump off cliffs into blue waters. We are not afraid of things we haven’t seen before. Or in the imperfect. We believe in learning by doing. We are good listeners. Our eyes are open and our hearts are wild. If we can, for a second, remind someone of a world that’s bigger and greater than the ones they’ve seen, then we’ve done our jobs.

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New Healthcare

With Bond Vet and Kindbody, Islyn Studio re-envisioned the healthcare space through the lens of compassionate hospitality, crafting an environment that anticipated patients, pets and staff's every need. Working intimately with the doctors and paying close attention to psychology, we designed empathetic, multi-sensory interiors that utilize tender touch points and calming scents to mitigate the stress and trauma often associated with doctor's offices.

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RECENT CITY GUIDES

Kyoto

Each day was a slow unveiling of some new form of beauty. One night, we ate fresh fish next to an open hearth and drank sake that was brewed from melted snow high in the Northern Mountains. The waiter shuffled us to a nearby bar, invisible from the street, with dark wooden shelves brimming full of seemingly-ancient bottles of spirits, all served in antique glassware, collected over a lifetime in France and Osaka.

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