Posts by Michelle Konstantinovsky

1. How did you get started in design? A total accident as I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Painting and realized I had no job skills whatsoever.

1. How did you each get into the design world?  Julie: I earned a degree in design, and went to work at a large architectural firm (doing commercial interiors) in NYC upon graduation.

As you transition from summer to fall and prepare to spend the next two seasons firmly planted in your kitchen (#PumpkinSpiceEverything), consider sprucing up your surroundings to create a cooking space that's inspiring and on trend.

1. You took a leap of faith to launch TRIO in 1999 — where were you at in your life that prompted you to make a risky move and pursue your dream?I was at a point in my life, where nothing seemed to be coming together, both professionally or personally.

This September, San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood is going to surpass its own bar for impossible cuteness and become a little more hip.

1. How did you get started in design? After college graduation, I started work at a residential/commercial firm in Orange County, CA. I joined the commercial division and shortly after joining, we received our first hotel project.2.

1. Benni, you were born and raised in Italy — how do you think Italian culture influenced your approach to design?In Italy you grow up been attracted to beautiful things...it is just a way of living.

There's no shortage of historic landmarks in Los Angeles, but prepare to add one more to your list of favorites. Earlier this month, Downtown L.A.'s Chinatown unveiled its first micro-boutique hotel located within the newly relaunched Kim Sing Theatre.

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