Despite the treacherous snow, slush and ice that have taken over New York City, we recently visited the pop-up shop of CFDA Award-winning creative designers, Shipley & Halmos. Employing design gurus, Lily Hetzler and Lindsay Pauly, to develop a concept (which was expertly-executed in a furious five days!), the temporary space was transformed from a barren white cube into a space of exposed brick, natural plywood, steel and light-reflection floor to ceiling mirrors.
While tipping their caps to the kitsch of classic stores found on Canal Street, the designers brought an open space to the clutter-filled row of storefronts, breathing a breath of fresh air into the downtown destination. Only live for less than a month, this store is a must-see as one can translate this California desert-esque, open-air look into their home. Hetzler and Pauly suggest, “installing a peg-board system into your home or office space for a natural and artful way to organize and showcase everyday items.” As the duo added touches of greenery to freshen up this urban plot, they also say to, “add a little row of mini succulents to a peg shelf,” which are an easy touch of modern that doesn’t require a green thumb to sustain.