Not everyone naturally couples together the concept of a beauty regime or wellness routine in accordance with the space in which you conduct the acts. The space in which you pose poised in yoga... or the room within which you decide to unwind. The temperature or shapes of items you surround yourself with when trying to decompress... the very curvature of the tub or colour of the walls influencing how effective your calmic moments will be - they all play a role.
The concept came to me when reading about Kazem Naderi's newly created oasis of calm showcasing a minimal mix of materials inside a historic cast-iron Tribeca building.
On a busy stretch of West Broadway, in New York’s well-heeled Tribeca neighbourhood, a slatted wood oasis surreptitiously stands behind the historic façade of one of the area’s many cast-iron buildings.
Inside, a fundamental mix of materials (wood, painted brick, and echoes of the cast-iron façade and industrial steel elements that have been intentionally left exposed) create a tranquil environment – certainly not what you would expect from a typical hair salon.
In Naderi’s hands, the ground floor space has been transformed into an alluringly tranquil oasis, with statuesque mirrors, fabricated from stainless steel, easily maneuvered placements, and integrated storage drawers all coming together to allow effortless styling and an all together calming experience for the individual waiting to be beautified.
So what gives? We don't all live in up state New York City in the Tribeca region. But that doesn't mean our own abodes cannot be lovingly crafted to curate a space of similar nurturing and negative-nullifying auras.
LAITMYLK has four solutions and four spacial designs, inspired by a few niche beauty products to guide us along the way... with thanks to Cult Beauty
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