Sight Unseen: Calico Wallpaper’s Envy-Inducing Airy Red Hook Loft

In hindsight, it feels almost like fate that Nick and Rachel Cope would end up in the sprawling, historic Red Hook loft they now call home. After all, where else in New York City could they have found the room to showcase not one but six of the wallpaper collections they’ve created since 2012 as partners in the Brooklyn-based Calico? But in fact, the couple moved in years before they began working together, meaning that the walls were once white despite now seeming as if they’ve been adorned with marbled metallics, soothing ombrés, and dripping gold leaf for practically ever…

Wabi River (slides 1, 3), Lunaris Midnight (slides 7-9), Willow Blush (slide 11), Satori Fir (slide 13), and Aurora Ray (slide 16) are shown above

Wallpaper*: DDG’S XOCO 325 condo unveils a model unit

Chocolate may no longer fill the inside of 325 West Broadway, the former site of a brick chocolate factory in New York’s SoHo district, but its name, XOCO (the Catalan word for ‘chocolate’) 325, keeps the building’s legacy alive. DDG took over the building in 2012, transforming it into a 21-unit residential property in the heart of one of Manhattan’s chic-est neighborhoods…

Photography by Robert Granoff

Aurora Ray is shown above

dezeen: 12 Minimalist packaging designs that do a lot with a little

From artisanal boutique to superstores, the trend for Minimalist packaging design continues to pick up pace. We’ve rounded up 12 examples, including name-brand ketchup without the name, a CD packaged in bubble wrap, and a stylish kit for surviving the apocalypse… A simple marble effect gives these otherwise minimal chocolate bars a feeling of restrained luxury. Calico Wallpaper used the salts featured in Mast Brothers’ confectionery as materials to create the marbled packaging.

Custom artwork created for MAST Brothers Chocolate shown above

New York Magazine: This Airy Townhouse is Actually Only 11 Feet Wide

Architects Tal Schori and Rustam-Marc Mehta, who founded their firm, GRT Architects, in 2015, have been friends since the third grade… Here, their first residential project, the renovation of a very narrow townhouse in Fort Greene.
The 11-Foot Challenge: GRT changed the rectangular vestibule ceiling into an arched space to echo the entry doors. They worked with Calico Wallpaper to customize an ombre design that morphs from orange to lavender. “This was not only our first residential project, Schori says, “but also our first renovation.”

Aurora Ray is shown above

A Cup of Jo: 11 Great Wallpapers

11 Great Wallpapers: Do you have any wallpaper in your home? We’ve always rented our apartments, so we never have, but I really love the idea. Here are a bunch of pretty ones…

Aurora Azure is shown above