The remnants of a fire’s past leaves a mark on human experience. Charred ash and the single plume of smoke from a cooling flame indicate the presence of a gathering, a fleeting moment in time. The physicality of fire helps to tell our stories and was the inspiration behind the design for Chleo; a wine bar in Kingston, NY.
With meticulously considered design, Islyn transformed a large space into intimate pockets of discovery: Botanic, a hidden cocktail bar masquerades as a lush greenhouse apothecary slinging housemade tonics and local shrubs made from the bartender’s stash of drying herbs.
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.