Plant-Integrated Architecture

Plant-Integrated Architecture: The Union of City and Nature From year to year, the concern towards global climate change continues to grow. The mounting awareness has prompted many to take action towards unearthing new ways to reduce humanity’s carbon footprint. [...]

The Art of Scandinavian Glass

In the extensive legacy of Scandinavian design, Kosta Boda rises to the fore as one of the most prominent and sophisticated artisans of glass. With a history extending back to 1742 and a reputation for employing legendary glass masters, [...]

Five Favorites from WestEdge 2017

The WestEdge Design Fair, now in its fifth year, swept Santa Monica’s Barker Hanger last weekend, running from Thursday, October 19 to Sunday, October 22. An extensive showcase of modern design, WestEdge 2017 served as a perfect platform for [...]

DRS Around The Block: Groundwork Coffee

In the NoHo Arts District, just a block away from the DRS and Associates headquarters, lies Groundwork Coffee’s Californian roasting facility. We were intrigued by the delicious aroma of coffee beans roasting in the middle of our work days, [...]

How Hastings Tile & Bath became a New York Cultural Brand

American Psycho, by Brett Easton Ellis, is a diabolical story of a businessman gone mad in the big apple. Despite the book’s graphic depiction of excessive drug use, polyamory, and psychopathy, it also serves as an archive of New York City’s biggest brands circa 1991. The narrator Patrick Bateman’s obsession with elegance stems from fashion, constantly noticing and name dropping mega-designers like Ralph Lauren, Versace, and Calvin Klein. However, other industries also pass Bateman’s luxury taste-test, including interior bathroom products distributor (and DRS and Associates’ client) Hastings Tile and Bath.

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