by Elizabeth Sesser and Patricia Cassidy

Finally, we can feel summer in the air here in NYC. It’s going to be 90 degrees today and although it’s a welcomed change, we immediately start to think about how to stay cool. Winter wool sweaters are sent to storage, because of course who has room for all seasons in their apartment, and out comes… Linen!Linen is... Read More


A Parisian Hidden Gem: The Sainte-Chapelle

by Dora Dmitriev

In the heart of Paris, France stands a small Gothic chapel with a humble exterior but a truly breathtaking interior. The Sainte-Chapelle (“Holy Chapel”) was built in the 13th century by Pierre de Montreuil for Louis IX to use as his royal chapel and to house relics of the Passion. The Lower Chapel served pa... Read More


Sheila Hicks: dedicated to experimentation

by Patricia Cassidy

If you attended The Salon at the Park Avenue Armory this past November, it was hard to miss the works of Sheila Hicks brought to you by Demisch Danant Gallery. The Salon at the Park Avenue Armory, Sheila Hicks.Textile Fresco, c. 1969Five panels formed from twisted skeins of linen, silk, cotton118.11 H x 133.86 i... Read More


Tribeca Loft

by Ike Kligerman Barkley

When our clients, a couple with a young daughter, purchased this loft in a former warehouse in Manhattan’s Tribeca district, it was a 50-by-80-foot box, evincing traditional details—steel beams, cast-iron columns, an exposed-joist ceiling—and a subsequently added foot-deep concrete floor. The brief was simple... Read More


A Tale of Two Houses; London and Paris

by Thomas A. Kligerman

Humans invent things--it's just the way we are.  We use new technologies all they time and they open up new possibilities and things we haven't considered before. Soane's house on Lincoln's Inn Fields. But sometimes our ideas outstrip available technology, and solutions to new ideas are found with previous ge... Read More


Jethro Coffin House Reimagined

by Ike Kligerman Barkley

A group of NYSID students designed two rooms in the Jethro Coffin House, the oldest house on Nantucket, for Nantucket by Design, a festival of design taking place this week, organized by the Nantucket Historical Association. The house was built in 1686 as a wedding gift to Jethro Coffin and his ... Read More


Yawn: Getting into bed with Italian Modern Design

by John Ike

 Although Italians are well known for their ability to live stylish lives, drive stylish cars and wear stylish clothes, they are no slackers when it comes to sleep.  Find below a few of our favorite Italian Designers and the beds they've designed:Luciano Frigerio Frigerio was born in 1928 in Desio, Italy. &nb... Read More


An Unlikely Pair: The Shingle Style meets South America

by Mia Jung

Four years ago I received an ominous voicemail: "I think you are the designer I've been looking for."The client asked me to visit his newly built home in suburban Boston.  When I got there I was not surprised – it was a typical New England Shingle Style house – something we are known for at Ike Kligerman Barkl... Read More


Scouting Sinker Cypress

by Alexander R. Eng

There’s a lot more to being an architect than drawing all day.  One of the most important parts of my job is sourcing materials for the design of a house.  Materials give personality, character, and texture to a home.This is where my story of scouting sinker cypress comes in.  At the turn of the 20th ce... Read More


Living in a Lautner

by John Ike

It’s not often that you get to really test drive a piece of architecture by one of the masters.  Such was the case a few weeks ago as I caught the tail end of the Palm Springs Modernism show.  Darren Bradley, a friend and architectural photographer from San Diego was speaking at the show, and he recommended ... Read More


Light it Up: Exploring the Urban Electric Co. Workshop in Charleston

by Ike Kligerman Barkley

We took our 2016 Strategic Planning Retreat to the architectural gem that is Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to its rich history, delectable low-country cuisine, and exquisite beauty, Charleston is also home to the bespoke "bench-made" lighting fixture company, Urban Electric Co., that graciously hosted a day of lea... Read More


Smooth Move: Tadelakt Plaster for Today

by John Ike

In our practice at Ike Kligerman Barkley, we reference historical traditions while incorporating them into modern designs. This is at the heart of what I love about architecture and design, the ability to call on the past in a way that feels fresh and contemporary. I’ve recently become intrigued by the possibilities of... Read More