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make|space magazine documents the shelters, cities, and food of culture shapers, movers, and makers in a realistic way. We adapt and

make|space our own with an interesting mixture of stratgeic and eventful decisions that in the end make|space. Let’s celebrate the untidiness of life.


all content and photography by:

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8 manuel navarro interior designer 18 donald judd sculptor | designer | critic 28 sabreen basith designer 36 aleksandra furman designer 42 lauren roberts | dane hughley interior designer | developer 56 ace hotel- new york hotel 62 angela brasington sylist 72 ryan ross designer | deejay | engineer 84 david hamilton graphic designer


HOME [hohm] –noun

1. a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household. 2. the place in which one’s domestic affections are centered. 3. an institution for the homeless, sick, etc.: a nursing home. 4. the dwelling place or retreat of an animal. 5. the place or region where something is native or most common. 6. any place of residence or refuge: a heavenly home. 7. a person’s native place or own country. 8. (in games) the destination or goal. 9. a principal base of operations or activities: The new stadium will be the home of the local football team. 10. Baseball . home plate. 11. Lacrosse . one of three attack positions nearest the opposing goal. –adjective 12. of, pertaining to, or connected with one’s home or country; domestic: home products. 13. principal or main: the corporation’s home office. 14. reaching the mark aimed at: a home thrust. 15. Sports . played in a ball park, arena, or the like, that is or is assumed to be the center of operations of a team: The pitcher didn’t lose a single home game all season. Compare away ( def. 11 ) .

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make |space with manuel navarro chicago

Not too categorically cashmere sweater and not too flannel shirt either is how Manuel Navarro describes himself and his style. He like to mix things that are high and low and classic and contemporary. He has no qualms combining different elements to create a sense of surprise. He enjoys entertaining and making people feel welcome when they arrive into his home. Texas>Colorado>Texas>Illinois has been his migratory path in life thus far. There is no doubt that one can sense a bit of a southwest vibe in his home with a plethora of cowhides and cacti. On his last move from Houston to Chicago he pretty much purged everything he owned and started fresh with his partner Colt in a 450 square foot Gold Coast apartment. The pieces they own are a mixture of craigslist and antique store finds, a few hand-me-downs, custom pieces, and some key splurge items. The main focal point in the living room is a glicee print by street artist Matthew Rodriguez. He believes that you can never go wrong with a good scent (candles), fresh flowers, and a nice bottle of wine. Here is a glimpse of how Manuel makes|space.

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“But I think you have to - whatever the environment looks like, it does enter into people’s art work one way or another; it’s very remote or it isn’t. It’s remote in my work but it has to have a certain degree of ordinariness.“

-Donald Judd


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make |space with donald judd marfa & new york city

Donald Judd moved to Marfa in the early 1970’s as he grew tired with the NYC art scene. He established what would become the Judd and Chinati foundation which house his permanent collections along with several other artists. In 1979 Judd acquired decommissioned Fort D.A. Russell, and began transforming the fort’s buildings into art spaces and into his permanent home. Judd’s vision was to house large collections of individual artists’ work on permanent display, as a sort of anti-museum. Every year artists, collectors, and enthusiasts come from around the world to visit Judd’s 101 Spring Street home in NYC and his home in Marfa. Typical to Judd was that the size and scale of the buildings determined the nature of certain installations. His spaces were typically defined by polished concrete floors, exposed concrete ceiling, and huge floor to ceiling windows that were usually open onto the landscape beyond. Judd was fascinated by daylight and how objects interacted with light admitted by windows. The objects tend to hover, reflect, disappear, and then come back into view as you circle them when there is daylight within a space. This is how Judd lived.

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make |space with sabreen basith chicago

Sabreen wants to create spaces that draw upon the evocative moods, textures, and meaningful objects. Objects that linger somewhere between past and present. She is inspired by Mo Willems’ idea that everyone should draw and have an interactive space to create art. That is why she recently renovated her condo to include a giant chalkboard wall so that her guests can become immersed into her space. The chalkboard wall was also an adaptation from the film 500 Days of Summer which paired it with a neutral color palette of grays, browns, and whites. She hopes to use this palette in the future as her stains/finishes of wood and furniture selections. Sabreen’s design decisions are guided by simplicity and clean lines. Understated building structure, elegant components with layers of decorative furniture, artwork, and dramatic walls are the perfect ingredients for design. She doesn’t quite have a favorite must-have piece of furniture but she does look up to New York based designers Roman & Williams. She describes good taste as quality, functionality, and beauty in materials...you just know it when you see it.

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“I believe in doing the thing you feel is right.If it looks right,it is right� -Dorothy Draper


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make |space with aleksandra furman chiago

On a typical day one can find Interior Designer Aleksandra Furman thrifting usually in her home neighborhood of Pilsen to find her next object of desire. In a conversation I recently had with Aleks, she had the following to about design: What are your inspirations? My inspirations are everything around me. Music, art, movies, food, textures, colors, and most importantly people. What guides your design decisions? The project and the end use are what guide my design decisions. I believe that no matter how beautiful the design, it is unsuccessful if it doesn’t improve the general experience of its environment. What is your favorite piece of furniture? I think that furniture needs and environment al needs are necessary to measure success in a piece of furniture. I personally am drawn to mid-century modern pieces for their elegance and simplicity. How would you describe good taste? Good taste is simplicity, individuality and honesty.

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“it makes me feel guilty that anybody should have such a goodtime doing what they are supposed to do� -Charles Eames


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make |space with lauren & dane denver

Lovers and taste-makers these two Coloradoans are a power couple with impeccable taste. Lauren an Interior Designer and Dane a developer have developed a keen eye for a diamond in the rough. They are inspired by their peers talents, art, modern architecture, and design blogs. Sometimes all it takes is a bold/unique piece of fabric, antique furniture, or strolling through a vintage boutique shop to find their inspiration. They like mixing old and new to create something wonderful. They both strive for balance and variety with their design decisions. They believe that a space should compliment a persons personal lifestyle: fashion, art, travel, books, etc. The space should tell a story. Their favorite piece of furniture that they currently own is the Eames white molded plastic RAR rocker. It is a timeless piece of design that can be integrated into traditional and contemporary settings. It is perfectly simple with a modern statement. Lauren and Dane describe Having the ability to blend classic pieces with unique and modern statement pieces is what describes good taste to them. Adding a little bit of inquiry and wit to their interiors adds interest and tells a good story and tie everything together and make it work. Good taste requires a good eye, a little bit of history, personal influence, a splash of bold, confidence, and the ability to take a risk.

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“design is thinking made visual� -Saul Bass


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make |space with ace hotel new york

Upon walking into the Ace Hotel in NYC your are greeted by the most friendly and attentive staff. The hotel recently opened and was designed by Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer of the firm Roman & Williams. They try and connect several different references to create new visual memories. Rendering all of their presentations by hand the spaces they create evoke a strong sense of craft and arrtisanship. Having worked on 211 Elizabeth and The Standard Hotel the environment of The Ace hotel is a balance of new spaces and sense of memory infused in it. The branding of the hotel is executed carefully and is carried rthourghout the space flawlessly. They want people to have dreamlike moments in their spaces.

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angela brasington & penny chicago Where do the glitteratti of Chicago go to get done up before being in public or in front of a camera? Angela Brasington of course. This spunky and talented stylist migrated from hot and humid Florida to a more friendly midwest locale. She has been the go-to stylist in Chicago for over twenty years! As an avid musuem goer and art addict there is no suprise that she has a whimsical collection of “stuff� in her home. She shares her home with her best friend Penny, a well-loved Jack Russell Terrier. Who could blame them for loving the Chicago summers most! Angela lives pretty simply and surrounds herself with memories and experiences that are meaningful. She is constantly inspired by her artist friends that never seize to come up with fresh ideas. This is how she lives at home.

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make |space with ryan ross chicago

Dj by night designer by day. This is how Ryan Ross rolls. Previously an engineer for 10 years and a music aficionado since birth Ryan likes to keep people motivated. He finds inspirations in his past and hopefully his future. He strives to create design and music remixes that will stand the test of time. There is nothing more that he enjoys than relaxing in his bed after a long night of djing. Ryan goes by RAS or Raw Authentic Style as his musical identity/ brand. This raw and authentic style is integrated and implemented through the interiors he creates. His description of good taste is “classic yet innovative�. He communicates his environments with objects and is constantly in a dialogue with his spaces like the music he mixes. Always trying to find the perfect balance and remix of materials, form, connections, and transitions. Heavily influenced by hip-hop culture and fashion, Ryan brings a fresh and influential aesthtic that is never stale or boring.

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“Design is a learning experience. So my agenda is to figure out what I want to learn next� -Ayse Birsell


make |space with david hamilton chicago

Orginially from Wisconsin, David migrated south to Chicago over 5 years ago and hasn’t looked back! He is an extremely talented graphic designer and lover of all things Celine Dion! As an avid music afficionado he attends multiple concerrts and visits music club Berlin on a weekly basis. He purchases anything pink, sparklely, and covered in gems just like his idol Iowa based rapper Leslie Hall. He has an eclectic aesthetic that runs from vintage finds to Gucci snow boots. He is the most reliable person I have met when it comes to what is happening in the city of Chicago. This is how Dave makes|space.

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