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Woolworth Building Restoration

YVStudio just finished restoring the elevator doors on the 5th floor of the iconic Woolworth Building. Built in 1912 this National Historic Landmark is still one of the 30 tallest buildings in New York. It was designed in the neo-Gothic style by architect Cass Gilbert, who was also responsible for the United States Supreme Court building. In recent … Continue reading Woolworth Building Restoration

Highbourne Cay Heaven

HIGHBOURNE CAY, a beautiful 250 acre private island in The Exumas, is where Rod Winterrowd designed 6 cottages. YVStudio was commissioned to paint 6 mural canvasses, 1 for each cottage, inspired by the Exumas, an archipelago of 365 cays and islands, southeast of Nassau, the Bahamas. Each room has its own unique scheme, but Winterrowd also … Continue reading Highbourne Cay Heaven

Full Moon Fest

YVStudio was hired by Marc Barold of Strangeways to paint the centerpiece for the legendary Full Moon Fest. In its 8th year, Full Moon is one of  New York's largest independent festivals, celebrating music, art, leisure, and NYC's "restless spirit."  It is inspired by the epic Full Moon Party that goes down in Thailand every year. … Continue reading Full Moon Fest

Flatiron Flair

The client and her family recently moved into the Flatiron area of Manhattan. Their apartment was your basic boring white box, with no distinguishing architectural features. How to liven up the space? Solution: paint the accent wall as if it is a large abstract artwork. The colors were custom-mixed in accordance with their fabrics and … Continue reading Flatiron Flair

Tribeca Striae

Striae painting is a technique that gives your walls, or woodwork a striped appearance. You achieve this look by dragging a dry brush through a glaze mixture that was applied over a base color. You work your way around the room applying your striae finish and slightly overlap adjacent sections to provide a seamless appearance. … Continue reading Tribeca Striae

Shared Sacred Sites at the NYPL

For more than 100 years, The New York Public Library has collected thousands of religious books and manuscripts in order to preserve and make accessible the rich history of world religions, including the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Drawn from divisions across the Library’s research collections, the objects on display represent centuries of … Continue reading Shared Sacred Sites at the NYPL

Mikvah Mural Magic

The Chelsea Community Mikvah, "A Spa For The Soul", had a stunning spa interior, but the staircase leading to the lower level was plain white and boring. First I applied plaster with a special trowel from Marmorino Products. I created a surface texture reminiscent of a wave.             That wall … Continue reading Mikvah Mural Magic