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Each week, one of us at Ike Kligerman Barkley pens a journal entry about what's on the boards or what's on our minds. Please provide your email address so we can send you our Journal entries regularly. Thanks for your interest!

Boston’s Timeless Architecture

by Bailey Mcgrath

Having grown up right outside of Boston, I’ve always understood that all of the buildings around me are part of history, and some are the oldest architecture in the country. A fair amount of the homes in my hometown have small plaques next to their house number that read the years that they were built. The entirety o... Read More

05/24/18

Verre Eglomisé

by Molly Denver

Sometimes when you work in this business, you come across a product or an idea that you really want an opportunity to use in a project.  You can't force it- you just have to bide your time until the right client and project come along.  A few years ago, I discovered Verre Eglomisé.Verre Eglomisé is the proce... Read More

05/17/18

Dansaekhwa

by Dora Dmitriev

Through my search for Asian design inspiration for a project, I stumbled upon the word Dansaekhwa. Dansaekhwa or "monochrome painting" is debatably the most important Korean art movement of the 20th century.Burnt Umber & Ultramarine Blue, by Yun Hyongkeun, 1978, Oil on linenUntitled 72-C, 1972, Tina Kim GalleryThe Da... Read More

05/10/18

If So, What?

by Louis Lin

Although IKB is mostly known for its work on private residences, we sometimes venture on projects of a much different nature. Last year, our Interiors department was corralled into partnership with a group of art enthusiasts with a mission to redefine the contemporary art scene in the digital age. IF SO, WHAT? is a hybrid o... Read More

05/03/18

China

by Yi Huang

One of my earliest memories as a toddler was being whisked away on an airplane and reunited with my parents in a foreign country.  All that I understood of my future home was there would be a yard and lots of orange juice - that was enough to convince my 5-year-old self.  I was too young to remember much of my... Read More

04/26/18

Sublime Acts of Poetic Imagination – Two Projects of Luis Barragán

by Alex Colucci

In his 1980 Pritzker Architecture Prize acceptance speech, Luis Barragán said: “It is alarming that publications devoted to architecture have banished from their pages the words Beauty, Inspiration, Magic, Spellbound, Enchantment, as well as the concepts of Serenity, Silence, Intimacy and Amazement.” He went o... Read More

04/19/18

Clarity in Design

by Alexander R. Eng

Martial arts have and continues to be a great influence in many aspects of my life. Throughout my childhood to now, I have been a student of various systems.  My interest is in both the physicality of self-defense, as well as the mental and spiritual discipline.  For myself as a martial artist and an architec... Read More

04/05/18

The Noguchi Museum

by Dora Dmitriev

Located in Long Island City, Queens, the Noguchi Museum displays the sculptures, furniture, and lighting designs of Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). Over his lifetime, he created a wide variety of pieces experimenting with steel, marble, iron, stone, wood, paper, and water. One of the most influential sculptors and designers ... Read More

03/29/18

Mid Century Modern in Los Angeles

by Andrew Dolan

At the end of January, I had the pleasure of going to visit one of my favorite cities, which in my opinion, gets a bad reputation. I love Los Angeles for several reasons, one of which is its diverse topography. Los Angeles consists of a massive desert sprawl of often bizarre and random architecture, fertile hills popul... Read More

03/22/18

Animal and Architecture, Part I

by Louis Lin

For a lot of us, pets are an inseparable part of our lives. Their existence is integral to not only our daily routine but also our living space. For most people, to make a space accommodate the needs of animals seems somewhat of an indulgent idea. The difficulty partially lies in the paucity of information on the kinds... Read More

03/15/18

Collecting Glass Insulators

by Ross Padluck

I’ve been collecting insulators for a very long time - enough to put together a collection that has slowly taken over the house. Glass insulators were developed in the nineteenth century to insulate electrical and telegraph wires from poles.The Hemingray Glass Company produced the majority of North American Insulator... Read More

03/08/18

March Material Madness

by Elizabeth Sesser

I thought I would take the opportunity to highlight a few materials that we love for this week’s journal entry. As we are a part of so many different styles of projects taking place all over the country, we are always looking for new materials to enhance our spaces. These next three are finds that we have been able to... Read More

03/01/18