Too Cool For Just School

It feels like there’s a whole lot of summer left, but believe it or not, many kids are back in school this week. Any of you with kids going back to school know that the key to not going crazy is an organized workspace where they can do their homework and, hopefully, keep their notebooks, books, and supplies neat and orderly.

Of course, On Madison believes that even a teenager’s work space needs to be stylish. Here are some of our favorite organizing goodies that combine form and function. Who knows, homework might even be fun!

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Links to all products featured in the collage can be found on our Madison Modern Blog Pinterest board.

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Design Spotlight: Marc Jacobs

I guess it’s natural that fashion designers should live in fashionable homes. After all, their gimlet eye is what drives the details that go into the apparel they design. Many designers’ homes have become legendary, the homes of Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren and, of course, Yves St. Laurent being among them. Marc Jacob’s Manhattan apartment, featured in this month’s Architecture Digest, exemplifies the type of refined, sophisticated style that reminds us of those earlier fashion icons.

Jacobs’ apartment defies a set style. Rather, it’s a slick mix of Art Deco, 1970’s cool, and great contemporary art. Designer Thad Hayes and later John Gachot, former assistant designer in Thad Hayes’ office, helmed the project. They helped assemble Jacobs’ formidable collection of pieces by Pierre Chareau, Diego Giacometti, Samuel Marx and Eugene Printz into one fabulous but sublimely understated whole.

All photos via Architectural Digest, September 2016.

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All photos via Architectural Digest, September 2016.

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Concrete Envy

Concrete. Cement. These used to conjure up dull images of driveways, off-ramps and bunkers. Not any more. Concrete has been the medium of choice for architects and designers for some time and is definitely having its moment in the design limelight. Designers are fashioning everything from accessories to furniture, and the result is pure industrial chic.

On Madison has put together a pictorial of some of the most design savvy uses for concrete. We think you’ll agree, concrete isn’t just for parking lots anymore.

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