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The Silk Diaries: Adventures in Cambodia

Last week’s post about spring color trends in fashion reminded me of the chartreuse silk scarf that Annie brought back for me from her recent family trip to Vietnam and Cambodia.  She bought the scarf at a silkworm farm in Cambodia, which prompted me to do a little research to refresh my memory of the

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Trendy Spring Colors

What colors are you excited about this spring?  Today, let’s take a step out of the interior design world and look at two hot colors in fashion, shall we?   Two big color trends this spring are mustard yellow and millennial pink, which Annie and I happened to be wearing in this selfie we quickly

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Maps of Metal

Last week we introduced you to Jingletown, an Oakland neighborhood we recently discovered when checking up on our collaborative ‘Uptown Geometries’ project. This laser cut brass piece, AJK’s first public art piece, is already installed in the windows of the RASA building in Oakland, and soon will be open to the public.   Before arriving in

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Have you found Jingletown?

Who has ever heard of Jingletown? A recent site visit for our RASA project brought us to this hidden hipster gem. A few weeks ago, we met with ICosa Design at their creative warehouse and office in the up and coming neighborhood of Jingletown, here in Oakland, CA. This community is filled with beautiful art

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Upgrade your UGLY grilles!

Although adding custom metal pieces to your home sounds expensive and complicated, it doesn’t always have to be. Considering this kind of easy fix was exactly how AJK got started, we are all for a quick fix grille to freshen things up in any space!  Replacing a small, boring metal grille, like the one pictured

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Cookies and Metal Anyone?

Cookie’s are a staple part of any diet, am I right? Lately we’ve been heading off to many presentations and “lunch and learns”, showing off our exciting designs to architectural and design firms in the Bay Area.  I’ve come to love these meetings, not only to see our hard work pay off, but to snack

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Who is Marissa?

It’s been a few weeks since we kicked off our official AJK Design Studio blog, but you may be wondering – who’s behind the text? My name is Marissa Connors, design assistant here at AJK Design Studio. I spent my college years studying Fashion Design and Merchandising, and while I’m also a stylist at Stitch

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How Did AJK Design Studio Begin?

Every business has a unique starting point, and for AJK Design Studio, that starting point hits very close to home. As Annie Kantor and her family began planning and designing their home remodel here in the Bay Area, they came across a grille covering an air vent in their entryway that was far from appealing.

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10 Facts About AJK’s Founder

As many of you may know by now, Annie Kantor launched AJK Design Studio in 2015. It’s easy to see that she is creative, talented, intelligent, and business minded, but today I thought it would be fun to share a few things about her you may NOT know…   First and foremost, Annie grew up

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Bronze on a Budget

There is one interior trend from 2018 that seems to be sticking around this year…bronze! While brushed and polished stainless steel remain clean, modern, and stylish, the trend setters have moved onto the golden neutrals, and we’re here for it! Add a touch of bronze to your home very simply by replacing your kitchen or

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