Check out this video from Turnstone which showcases Zaarly’s beautiful new workspace. Blitz completed the interiors in a three week sprint from signed contract to move-in date.
“Hiring Blitz to design our new San Francisco HQ was a solid decision! We felt involved and integrated in the design process and always at ease because we knew Blitz was taking care of our project. They designed, managed and implemented the most
Zaarly space for us in only a few short weeks (including two holidays!). They really went the extra mile to get the job done – and done right.” - Matthew Smith & Marco Suarez, Creative Director and Lead Designer respectively, Zaarly, Inc
Posted August 13th 2012, by Melissa
“We hired Melissa and Seth for the redesign of our 4200 sq ft office space in San Francisco (SOMA), and I could not have been happier with the experience. Although we had a relatively tiny budget and a timeline of only about 6 weeks, they turned a boring and empty space into a vibrant, dynamic office that our employees love to visit each day. They listened closely to what we wanted (and even invited opinions directly from our staff), and gave us more. They were happy to use all of our existing furniture, and worked with us to purchase complimentary and affordable pieces that we can take with us when we move to our next office space in a few years. Beyond their obvious skill and creative intuition, Melissa and Seth were a joy to work with.
Their passion for their work is apparent, and they were always on point and energetic. I never had to ask twice for something, and they delivered as promised on every aspect of this job. They even negotiated with a difficult contractor (several times) on my behalf so that I didn’t have to worry. I would absolutely hire Melissa and Seth for any project I have to do. Ever. Seriously, I’m almost looking forward to the next time we have to move, just so I can bring them on board again.”
-Kim Weisberg, Office Manager
Check out the blog entry on Disqus’ page to see more pics and the team’s feedback on their new home!
Posted October 3rd 2011, by Melissa
We’re proud of the work we completed in our former lives and it’s nice when it’s recognized (however it’s recognized). During his tour at TLCD Architecture, Seth had the good fortune to work with Director of Design Nate Bisbee on the McCarthy Library for Napa Valley College.
Seth detailed several of the interior elements including a spiffy 3form cladding system which recently received a “Stone Cold Gorgeous” honorable mention. We like it too. Check out 3form’s website for more.
Posted February 12th 2011, by Seth
The design for MoFAD arose from a competition entry in 2010. The program called for a 300’ tall tower with 18 distinct levels, each highlighting a decade in fashion. For us, Tokyo’s Museum Of Fashion And Design (MOFAD) was an opportunity to provide a new visual bridge connecting the Shibuya and Minato districts at the East end of Omotesando Street.
The tower museum is not intended to be timeless but rather anchored in this time and in this place.
It is itself an icon of architectural fashion that must revel in the fleeting glow of the now – much like the icons of clothing contained within.
MOFAD cuts a sleek feminine figure, with a posture that projects attitude and abandon, formed of a stitching of structured materials inter-woven with organic light and electric neon. The result is an ethereal form that recedes by day and wows the skyline by night.
Posted February 2nd 2011, by Seth
We love buildings, don’t get us wrong, but sometimes we like a little change of pace. So when this product design competition came along we jumped at the opportunity.
In the fall of 2010 www.coolcapitals.com and Dwell Magazine teamed up for the second time to create a “cool” design competition. The brief was simple: create a smart-phone cover design for both the iPhone and BlackBerry Curve that represent and fuse the unique cultures of the coolcapitals cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Valencia, Vienna and Zürich.
Designs had to include the capital city names and a graphic representation of each city.
Drawing from our own European experiences, the iconic, barrel train station immediately sprung to mind as the perfect indicator of location, while providing a center from which each of the city shapes radiates.
Posted February 2nd 2011, by Seth