Behind the Design of Williamsburg’s Bathhouse

Co-owners Travis Talmadge and Jason Goodman on their spa for the future in a century-old building

Williamsburg’s aptly named, recently opened Bathhouse—in a renovated 1930s soda factory that was once home to the Brooklyn Bottling Company and Dr. Brown’s Soda—has been renovated and designed by co-founders Travis Talmadge and Jason Goodman in collaboration with Jennifer Carpenter of Verona Carpenter Architects. The space meticulously preserves many of the original elements including the vaulted ceilings, original brickwork and a 100-foot-tall smokestack that now serves …

DTLA’s Death & Co Serves Dual-Identity, Multi-Sensory Experiences

From design to drinks, this subterranean bar matches its NYC and Denver counterparts, while offering something unique

When NYC‘s Death & Co opened on New Year’s Eve 2007, reverberations were felt throughout the bar landscape. Cocktail enthusiasts would wait for hours to score a seat inside the venue. Once in, guests received expertly crafted drinks. The subsequent addition of a bar at Denver‘s Ramble Hotel in 2018 expanded the Death & Co experience. With the announcement of a Los Angeles location, many …

Kelly Wearstler’s Vision for the Santa Monica Proper Hotel

Insight on the design process behind this sophisticated but home-like property

The spacious lobby of the Santa Monica Proper Hotel—with its earth tones, textured wood and natural stone set among a variety of deep, plush seating—feels like a private home overlooking the water. This was part of designer Kelly Wearstler’s vision for the renovation of a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival office building into a 271-room hotel, situated blocks from the Pacific Ocean in downtown Santa Monica. …