Posts by Michelle Konstantinovsky

The abstract concept of "Los Angeles" conjures up all sorts of mental imagery for non-locals: marathon spending sprees on Rodeo Drive, sunsets over the Santa Monica Pier, unexpected run-ins with A-list celebrities at overpriced juice shops, etc.

1. How did you get your start in architecture? I grew up on Long Island in the 1960s while it was still going through a period of heavy residential development.

1. Robin, you've been in the business for over two decades - how did you get your start?After leaving the fashion industry and relocating to Orange County, I went to work with a friend of mine in the model home industry.

Colorado may seem like the undisputed center for upscale winter getaways, but believe it or not, the state has never had a private ski resort — until now.

The energy of Mumbai recently hit Uptown Oakland with the opening of DOSA's new location at 2301 Broadway.

1. Tell us the origin story of Blitz.We founded Blitz on optimism and resilience the morning after the two of us were laid off from the same firm during the height of the economic meltdown—a time when many design firms were experiencing profound hardships or closing their doors altogether.

1. How did you get your start in design?It started out of sheer necessity for my emotional health a few years ago.

San Francisco certainly has no shortage of jaw-droppingly beautiful boutique hotels.

1. How did you get your start in design?I had the luckiest break possible:  I was hired straight out of UC Berkeley to be on the visual staff of the soon to open Esprit Superstore in West Hollywood.

1. How did you two meet and what inspired you to start Kalon?We met in Providence RI through a mutual friend. My roommates and I always had a lot going on and one day Michaele showed up. That was a lucky day.2.

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