Weekly stories on the subject of real estate, design and the built environment



An Obsession with Brutalism Makes a Great Cup

From the Design Entrepreneur:
An Obsession with Brutalism Makes a Great Cup

On Thursday 4/2, a number of Brick & Wonder members joined our Workshop discussion on the COVID-19 relief CARES Act,..

  1. Review: Deciphering the CARES Act

    Workshop Review – Deciphering The CARES Act

    On Thursday 4/2, a number of Brick & Wonder members joined our Workshop discussion on the COVID-19 relief CARES Act,..
  2. Brick & Wonder Profile – Megan Grehl

    Megan Grehl is an interior designer and brand strategist whose international work spans projects in the US and China.
  3. Brick & Wonder Profile – Peter Ferzan

    Peter Ferzan is a real estate development and project management consultant working globally across verticals such as hospitality, retail,...
  4. Waldorf

    Site Visit Review – The Waldorf Astoria

    For our March Site Visit, Casey Drake graciously toured a group of Brick & Wonder members around the residential sales...
  5. Brick & Wonder Profile – Taylor Baker

    Taylor Baker is the Creative Director at Cortina Valley, a family-owned hospitality development in the Catskills, close to the popular...
  6. Brick & Wonder Profile – Emma Gardner

    Emma Gardner is a prolific textile and ceramic tile designer. She tells us the story of how her business has evolved over eighteen years.
  7. Brick & Wonder Profile – Christopher Parker

    Christopher Parker is an entrepreneur and real estate developer. After cutting his teeth learning asset management and acquisitions in...
  8. Sustainable

    Roundtable Review: The Sustainable Building Imperative

    On Feb 20th, we held our Sustainability Roundtable at Spring Place in New York. The roundtable, titled “The...
  9. Brick & Wonder Profile – Gaia Nodari

    Gaia Nodari hails from Bergamo, a town outside Milan in Northern Italy, close to the border with Switzerland. Her aesthetic derives..
  10. 70 Pine St

    Site Visit Review – 70 Pine St

    Once a month, Brick & Wonder members are invited to gather with colleagues in the community for a behind-the-scenes tour of..
  11. Brick & Wonder Profile: Nannette Brown

    With transitions from journalist and news anchor, to designer, luxury stationer and media entrepreneur, Nannette Brown’s career resists...
  12. Growth

    Roundtable Review – Growth Opportunities

    On Jan 23rd, we held our first Roundtable of 2020 at Spring Place in New York. The roundtable, “Defining and...
  13. Brick & Wonder Profile – Nancy Kleppel

    Nancy Kleppel takes her deep understanding of the architecture business and applies it to firms large and small to realize ambitious growth...
  14. Brick & Wonder Profile – Bill Caleo

    Bill Caleo originally trained as an actor, but his entrepreneurial spirit got the better of him and he substituted limelight for site-lights...
  15. Brick & Wonder Profile – Colin King

    New York based, Ohio raised design talent, Colin King, has quickly established himself as a go-to stylist, designer, photographer.
  16. Brick & Wonder Profile – Jacob Morris

    Brick & Wonder brings together accomplished colleagues across the real estate and design industries, and one oft-overlooked service in...
  17. From the Builder: R.L. Baxter Building Corp.

    Small towns have a way of creating an opportunity a little differently than bigger cities. In small towns, connections are..
  18. From the Architect: How Transparency Transformed our Firm

    In architecture school, we were always taught to keep our knowledge and ideas hidden under a veil of secrecy from..
  19. From the Product Manufacturers: How a Trash Bin Inspired These “Hotels”

    The Vipp trash bin (or really just the “bin”) is something of a product design staple in Europe, and it has migrated..