If you read my previous posts about going on press tour, you already know I recently did a lot of running around in New York City. I got to visit the work spaces for several of our favorite media outlets. I thought it would be fun to share photos of those spaces along with the editors who write about all the stuff we love to read. First up: the Hearst Tower!
Hearst Publications owns many shelter publications, and happens to be in the first Gold LEED certified building in New York. If you’re interested in sustainable architecture, this is something you’ll want to read more about. Entering the lobby is an experience in itself and since I’m lacking the right words to convey this I defer to this excerpt from their website:
“The soaring three-story atrium —filled with the sound of cascading water from Icefall, a three-story sculpted water feature—creates a sense of calm on a grand scale. The exterior honeycomb of steel keeps the interior works area uncluttered by pillars and walls, thus creating superb views of the city from most vantages on the work floors. At night, with its radically angled panes of glass, Hearst Tower looks like a faceted jewel.”
My first meeting was at Veranda with Eugenia Santiesteban Soto and Torie Jones. Talk about an inspirational workspace! Check out their view.
After this first meeting it occurred to me to take photos of the editors and they all had fun posing with our newest products. Here’s your chance to put faces with names:
One question I get over and over: how do you get all of this lighting and hardware from one meeting to the next? Well, I took a little lesson from Mary Poppins. You’d be amazed how much I can fit into my carry-on and laptop bags! Another important lesson I learned a few trips back: travel in flip flops and quick change into heals on the elevator ride up.