I just got back from a real adventure filming this new video for FELIX AND THE FUTURE, Shot on location in beautiful Costa Rica. Check out the teaser! Full video Coming soon!
Directed by Adam Greco
Cinematography by Mike Saint-Onge
Art Direction by Jess Shirley
I decided to go all-out on the hallway and did this chevron pattern.
And here’s how:
Step 0: You should have paint on hand for your background (original wall) color and the main color, becausue there will probably be some minor touchups
STEP 1: Tape Tape Tape, I measured out the hall, and with 88″ It divided into 4 sections of 22″ and then sort of approximated the rest to work around the 4 doors in that hallway. Do the vertical stripes first, with a lazer level. To get the angle for the chevrons, you can use a drafting triangle, I used a 30/60 triangle, if you dont have one just take a piece of cardboard or paper and make yourself a guide. The great thing about this pattern is that you can do it all in one step.
STEP 2: For the cleanest possible lines make sure to press the tape down hard at the edges! Use your nails, or use a small plastic putty knife. Do not skip this step! The whole project depends on the tape sticking!
STEP 3: Paint it! I found the blue tape wrinkles a bit which is scary but the trick is just to power through, get it as covered as you can in a single coat before the paint soaks into the tape and wrinkles. Then touch up any places the wall color shows through with a paint brush. TIP: Keep your roller and brush as lightly coated as possible to avoid drips, keep rolling back and forth and up and down to get coverage.
STEP 4: Wait for it to dry… then peel the tape and make a big ball of tape in the middle of the floor, or maybe smaller balls which the cats can chase until they get bothered by it sticking to their paws.
STEP 5: Touch up any bleeds or missed spots, and then make yourself a drink.
Color: Blue Dragon by Benjamin Moore.
I made a little desk lamp for my fella’s desk. I wanted to something with a vintage Masculine feel. (He does have a handlebar mustache.)
Construction details: All brass parts, marble base, with a red cloth cord. The joints are all moveable.
The Hollenback lamp is made from a single chunk of reclaimed lumber salvaged from a turn of the century building which was being demolished. The lamp is two cubes of opposing materials: old wood and new plexiglass. The shade is made from thick plexiglass with a clear top which is cut and polished like a gem to create a striking pattern of light on the ceiling when turned on. The bottom half of the base is coated in high-gloss dutch lacquer. (Various colors available.)
Limited Edition. Hand made in Brooklyn.
Here is the E wall I made installed at the new Hudson St equinox! (see previous post for pics of it under construction) I am so happy with how this looks in the space, I am doing an injustice to the overall design of the gym by only showing the part that I made, but hey, if you want to see more of the rest of the place go to Equinox’s website.
A friend of mine who is a designer for Equinox gyms commissioned me to build the feature wall for behind the reception desk at their new gym opening on Hudson. Her design is a reference to the space’s former use as a printing factory, the whole wall is covered in oversized versions of printing press letters. Here are a few of the panels completed and waiting to be packed up. More photos once the gym opens! Should be gorgeous painted all black!
Floating bed with Libertania floor lamps
Today Apartment therapy posted a house tour of Adam Greco’s apartment for the 99 John Street building. I built several brand new custom lights in here, the Libertania floor lamps you see above, the Perverto candelabra chandeliers in the hallway and the Angler desk lamp. Now all available through Adam and I’s Coppernicus Lighting, (Website coming soon!) We really went all out with custom items in here. Low budget+ short time +lots of creativity + lots of work = Lovely!
Read the article at:
Adam Hacks in FiDi House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York.