Dwell with Dignity – Atlanta Install No. 2!

Are y’all ready for some exciting news?!? Our friends at Dwell with Dignity have been able to secure a second Atlanta install, thanks to the overwhelming success and support of the first Atlanta project and some great fundraising efforts over the last few months! These projects help one very deserving family right in our own community, by creating an extraordinary place for them – not only to live in, but to thrive in. And the team here at steve mckenzie’s couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of another fantastic Dwell with Dignity project, giving back to folks right here in Atlanta!

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In fact, we’re kicking off the project TOMORROW, July 1, with a little pre-project soiree at our showroom…

Lisa Robison, Founder and President of DWD, and Kim Turner, Vice President and Director of DWD, will be in town ready to kick off the second Atlanta project and all are invited to be involved!

Lisa Robison & Kim Turner
Lisa Robison & Kim Turner

We’ll start the kickoff celebration at 6pm Tuesday night, and will break into committees to start the planning of the project that will install September 16-20th.

We’ll even have lite bites and wine to share! Can’t wait to see you all there, ready to tackle another fantastic DWD design project!

steve mckenzie’s

996 Huff Road NW, Suite E

Atlanta, GA 30318

404.618.0422 

Please RSVP to info@dwellwithdignity.org

Museum Monday – Carsten Holler Retrospective at the New Museum

Not your average museum experience, the Carsten Holler retrospective at the New Museum in New York City, circa early 2012, was unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before.

And an experience indeed it was. Holler’s installations, shared together at the New Museum, were collectively entitled ‘Experience,’ and focused on creating a perception altering environment. Museum goers – Steve included (along with his daughter Molly, and son-in-law, Jim) – were “immersed in various situations where one or more of their senses were confused, reduced or heightened.”

Here’s a shot of Steve and Jim enjoying one of Holler’s installations at the New Museum:

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In addition to this unique take on a favorite carnival ride, there was an adult-sized slide, giving people an opportunity to seamlessly slip from the 4th floor of the museum to the 2nd… Molly and Jim even took part in an immersion take installation, which Holler calls ‘Psycho Tank,’ where participants are submerged in body-temperature salt water, creating the feeling of floating through nothingness.

This visit to New York City was made even more memorable, thanks in great part to this fantastic exhibit at the New Museum, and having the opportunity to experience it with family.

Please share – would you be daring enough to take part in the immersion tank experience?!?

Library Friday – Modern Originals: At Home with MidCentury European Designers

MidCentury design has always resonated with us. From Jill’s early years working in her parent’s Scandinavian modern furniture stores, to Steve’s appreciation for modern art, it’s no wonder Leslie Williamson’s book, Modern Originals: At Home with MidCentury European Designers found its way onto the shelves at steve mckenzie’s.

Modern Originals

Williamson’s book features the homes of many iconic, and even some unknown, European designers, offering readers a glimpse into how people lived in these midcentury masterpieces and what inspired these historic designs.

As we begin the process of right-sizing, and paring down in order to simplify and streamline our new-found lives as empty-nesters, this book has helped tremendously, sharing what these amazing design-minds lived with (and in many cases, without).

We also appreciate that Williamson used only natural light when photographing these amazing spaces, thus truly showcasing what these homes are like in real life.

Come in to steve mckenzie’s today to peruse this fabulous book for yourself! And if you’d like some help bringing some midcentury touches into your family’s space, the steve mckenzie’s design team is happy to provide their expertise.