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.

Andes in Rye in a New York living room
Place

A Study in Balance with Charlotte Sylvain

For Charlotte Sylvain, founder of the Brooklyn based interiors firm Studio Fauve, design has always been in the details. So when she was first presented with the opportunity to bring her curatorial eye to an apartment in the recently completed 180 East 88th Street building, it was her warm but precise touch that would set this exceptional space apart. We spoke to the French born designer about interpreting her clients brief, sourcing sustainably, and how to create a space that will last a lifetime.

Living room in Elia House
People

Enduring Simplicity with Studio Prineas

Evoking her background and passion for heritage conservation and sustainable design, Eva-Marie of Studio Prineas approaches each project with keen vision and understanding of place. With Elia House, she masterfully mixes old and new, creating a pared-back aesthetic that allows the home’s original detailing to breathe. Below, Eva-Marie shares how relationships with her clients, community and Country allow her to create enduring spaces to live, work and visit.

Living room with agra rug
Place

Northcote Point Residence by Studio 11:11

Inspiration comes from many places for Melbourne-based design duo Studio 11:11. In their latest project Northcote Point Residence, the designers have paid homage to their NZ clients’ hometown aesthetic, creating a space that is both soothing and visually inspiring. Muted colors and organic textures combine to provide the perfect backdrop for locally sourced antique furnishings and modern design classics. Below, Annabel Smart and Marijne Vogel share details of their design process, where they seek inspiration and their global outlook.