What’s Old Is New
The soul of an item or place is what we are talking about here. The appreciation of things that have withstood the test of time, and have evolved or transformed to do so. By re-purposing the once castaways or re-energizing those forgotten spaces, we provide a connection to another time and place. We are seeing the creation of an authentic sense of nostalgia for those who encounter it. Albeit for the first time or reliving a memory of days gone by, this trend is allows us to touch history in a world where the primary thing we touch is a 3” x 6” square.
Brick Lane District – London
Named for the clay that was used to make bricks and tile, this street has transformed significantly over the last hundred years. Situated on the East end of London, Brick Lane is the home to all things vintage, some of the best curry houses, and incredible street art! The vibe on this street is contagious. It makes you want grab a can of paint, and go to town. Or at least pause and watch the other guy take over a small section of wall and create art in a matter of minutes.
Masona In Den Trumen
Breathing new life into a church that was nearly destroyed in World War II. A perfect marriage of old and new, the breathtaking space utilizes key pieces of the old church to elevate the historical impact and newly-created memorial.
Liberty – Department Store
One of the most renowned department stores, known for its exotic prints, and luxurious fashion. Established in 1875, current building opened in 1917 and still has original woodwork and trim throughout. Aw-inspiring!
Stage 47 – Duesseldorf
An old theater, transformed into a new hotel with nods to it’s history throughout.
Pump – London
An old filling station transformed into a new and lively outdoor food court.