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Journal

The Armadillo Journal is home to stories and conversations covering Places, People, and Purpose. You'll find features on people who inspire us, places and projects that delight us, explorations of ideas that ignite us, and rich reads for all those who journey with us.

Place

A Conversation for Legends

As part of Legends 2024, Armadillo held a panel discussion at our LA flagship showroom in partnership with The Expert. Moderated by Dennis Scully, host of the Business of Home podcast, the thoughtful discourse featured insights from Jake Arnold, a celebrity interior designer and co-founder of The Expert, Shannon Wollack of Studio LIFE/STYLE and AD100 designer Mandy Cheng. Guests listened attentively as they discussed the wide-reaching influence of the West Coast aesthetic and the intricacies of being an interior designer in a constantly evolving industry.

People

Fleeting Beauty with Tildy’s Bonsai

In our encounters over the years with artists, makers and creatives, we’ve learned that anything of value takes time. Having honed his skills in the ancient art of bonsai and founded plant studio Tildy’s, Billy Ho has patience in spades. With his miniature trees making their presence known everywhere from the sanctum of his workspace to our quiet campaigns and sun-filled Sydney showroom, we sat down to discuss how a spare-time pursuit became a passion. Studio photography courtesy of Tildy’s Bonsai Campaign styling by Joseph Gardner Campaign photography by Anson Smart

Place

Villa Des Fleurs with Chloe Tozer

When it came to updating their home in Peregian Beach, Queensland, Chloe Tozer and her partner Jack Clissold embraced a denouement full of history and character. The founder of CLO Studios, an acclaimed interior design atelier and boutique, is not one to shy away from color, texture and silhouette. To the contrary, inspired by the couple’s globe-trotting travels, Villa des Fleurs houses an exceptional collection of antique and vintage souvenirs showcased with contemporary flair. Styling by Emma Bestek  Photography by Lillie Thompson

Place

Refined Luxury with Cuff Studio

It always feels like a beautiful alignment when we come across brands that share our intent as well as our esthetic. To celebrate the launch of Meadow, Cuff Studio recently curated an effortlessly stylish vignette at our San Francisco showroom featuring pieces from their new line of covetable furniture and furnishings. Below we speak to Wendy Schwartz who, alongside co-founder Kristi Bender, has championed female-led business, sustainable design and quality craftsmanship. Showroom photography by Bess Friday Campaign photography by Ori Harpaz

Place

An Evening on the Future of Design

In celebration of B Corp Month and the theme “This Way Forward”, we hosted a panel discussion at our Sydney showroom on the future of sustainability in design.   Facilitated by Tim Ross, the wide-ranging conversation included Jeremy Bull of Alexander &CO., Eva-Marie Prineas of Studio Prineas, and author and journalist Karen McCartney.   Below, the speakers share their insights on the benefits of becoming certified as a B Corp, how sustainability informs their approach to design and the growing consumer appetite for values-led brands.