“I dreamed all my life of the perfect store for women. Then I saw Neiman Marcus, and my dream came true”. – Edna Woolman Chase, editor of Vogue (1936). We couldn’t agree more, Edna. Our dream came true when Neimans and FRCH Design Worldwide asked us to collaborate on an installation at the White Plains, NY location. Let me introduce you to YGD’s “Shooting Stars” design, suspended and sparkling above Saint Laurent, among other designers, in the exclusive jewelry department.
06 Feb 2017
Are you at the end of your rope after searching hours on end for the perfect light fixture? Here’s an idea: tie a knot and hang on…you’re about to experience the very best in innovation and design. Introducing YGD’s “Knot”- a jaw-dropping display of large-scale lighting.
06 Feb 2017
In the spirit of the Valentine’s Day, let’s talk love! As many of our readers know, YGD has worked on projects around the world with a client list that is second to none. We love all of our clients…but a few are near and dear to our hearts. I believe one of our US-based clients, The Falls Event Center, would agree that we were truly meant for each other (just as Frank Sinatra says!).
05 Jan 2017
Happy New Year, Readers! It's great to be back in blog action after the holiday break. To kick off 2017, I am sharing YGD's #bestof9 designs. After completing a record-breaking number of projects in 2016, it was definitely difficult choosing only nine. Here's to hoping Instagram increases that number next year...
09 Dec 2016
We know it’s Santa’s busy season…but our goats on the Gold Coast have also been bustling in the workshop! YGD’s HQ, located in Queensland Australia, was commissioned to provide eight of the twelve icons on display at AMP’s Pacific Fair shopping center’s “12 Days of a Gold Coast Christmas”. Contrary to the traditional song, these icons are designed Aussie style! I can’t think of a better way to countdown to Christmas. Palm trees and 80 degrees? Yes please!
01 Nov 2016
Yellow Goat Design introduces you to New York’s finest. Meet Steggo, our 30 foot life-sized dinosaur designed and fabricated for The Dermot Company’s latest development: 21 West End luxury apartments on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. If you want to catch a glimpse…you’ll need to know an insider. Located on the ground floor in the kids play area, NY’s hottest celeb is safe from the flashing lights of the paparazzi.
28 Oct 2016
Eric Carle…the name sounds familiar right? He’s a starchitect in his own right: he designed the classic children’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” in 1969 that we all know and love. The story is based on the principle of transformation…a concept that we are very familiar with here at YGD (shout out to our multiple product lines: lighting, screens, cirrus, kids play!). Based on Carle’s concept and a new exhibit featuring his work, our “Cocoon” Chair has been born, adding ‘furniture design’ to our ever-expanding list of capabilities.
30 Sep 2016
CetraRuddy, Manhattan based architecture and interior design firm, has cooked up a hot new high-rise in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen. Let me introduce you to 535w43, a site comprised of two 14-story buildings that provide luxury apartment living in the heart of the concrete jungle. This haven features a rooftop garden, skyline views and central courtyard gardens with glass-enclosed walkways that bridge the two buildings.
26 Sep 2016
Do you have a tendency to search for unique lighting options that still make an impact within a $10k budget? I know you’re out there…I received over 12 requests this week from my fellow designers (sending shout outs)! Let me do the leg work for you. I pulled 10 Yellow Goat Design fixtures that each price under $10k, in a mix of materials and aesthetics, to suit all sorts of interiors. Check them out.
01 Sep 2016
Don’t (web) surf away- this is not a geometry lesson. Instead, it IS a lesson on how a beach house can benefit from an array of triangles…and how Yellow Goat Design will nail the right angle for your project (pun intended)! Situated in the ocean town of Trigg outside of Perth in Western Australia, a family commissioned Hillam Architects to design what the architect calls “A stairway to beachside heaven”. The private residence, located on a prominent corner, is inviting for both friends and fanciers.
01 Sep 2016
Lincoln Motor Company just opened its first 5,200-square-foot experience center and let me tell you…it’s a force to be reckoned with. Located at uber-luxurious Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California, the Lincoln Experience Center shares retail space with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus and SoulCycle (for any of you that know me personally…this is my idea of a good time). Lincoln took note and seized the opportunity to supply their customer base with an introduction to “The Lincoln Way”, designing a space with sleek architectural accents and a stylish interior.
11 Aug 2016
Hey Yellow Goat Groupies! Nicola here (your US Design Manager). I get this question a LOT: where the heck are you located?! So confusing, I know. Thought I’d take a moment to clear it up. This will be short and sweet… stay tuned for a longer blog on our design process next week!
06 Jul 2016
Here at YGD, we love design and we love our biggest fans (we’re looking at you, readers!). Our focus is not only creating authentic designs but creating and maintaining relationships with our fan base.
15 Jun 2016
Aloft Hotels, a brand of Starwood, describe themselves on their website as “For the traveler open to possibilities…Aloft Hotels is a modern, fresh and fun destination. Aloft is a hotel that celebrates the individual and gives you freedom to control and customize your travel adventure…popping up in the most unexpected places, lighting cities all over the world with a social spark.”
02 Jun 2016
Let’s face it: hospital lighting doesn’t have the best reputation. Describing an interior as “sterile” isn’t exactly a compliment to any space (even for hospitals!). Those typical bright white fluorescent lights aren’t exactly what we would call “welcoming.” Problem is… if medical attention is required, there is no avoiding it. Why do hotels and retail spaces get to have all of the fun?! Not any more (mic drop from the healthcare industry!). Healthcare is bouncing back and Yellow Goat Design is at the forefront of elevating the interior experience for patients and providers alike.
26 May 2016
If you don’t try new things, you certainly aren’t going to benefit from them. Sticking to the tried and true can make you feel tired and blue at the end of the day! In terms of design, your project will feel flat and generic if you cling to the cookie cutter concept. Good design, in addition to looking great (obviously), creates a conversation, lends a feeling of distinction and destination and sometimes even causes a good laugh. We think you should go big or go home in your next interior design project.
19 May 2016
Simon Mall in Roosevelt Field, NY knows who to call when it comes to original design (Yellow Goat Design obviously!). This super popular shopping center (one of the largest in the US…hello!) is decked out top-to-bottom with YGD’s whimsical lighting and kids’ play designs.
29 Apr 2016
There is a reason the song ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ was so popular that it stayed in our minds forever – and why we say something is “ritzy” when it is classy and glamorous. The Ritz-Carlton hotel brand truly embodies this concept and has done so for decades - their luxury suites have been around since even before the First World War.
29 Apr 2016
Yellow Goat is known for its creative and overly unique designs. Our team of bold thinkers take risks and reap the rewards of being daring and exceptional in the design industry. Our clients know, and have come to expect, that our ideas are different and set their projects apart from the competition.
29 Apr 2016
We don’t mean to brag (or maybe we do), but with several Interior Design “Best of Year” nominations and awards, we like to think of ourselves as true designers and innovators of custom lighting design.
24 Mar 2016
At Yellow Goat, we are always ready to help a brand make a big impact, especially when it comes to interior design. Our unique sculptures, wall creations, and lighting fixtures are the perfect solution for metropolitan companies looking to create a buzz through art.
26 Feb 2016
Yellow Goat Design is one of the leaders in interior lighting, design, and spatial planning. We get a lot of queries and questions from our clientele and are always more than happy to answer them. With that in mind, we thought we would compile the most popular and frequently asked questions into one simple list to help you better understand what we do and how we do it.
18 Feb 2016
Quite often, the most interesting play areas in a hotel, office or retail store do not even look like play areas. A play area that is artistically integrated with the surroundings will be more exciting for the children and easier on the eyes for the adults.
12 Feb 2016
When people stay at a hotel, they expect a different experience from that of their home life. People often enjoy staying in hotels because of their beauty, their luxury, and their presentation. Beyond all of that, one thing that sticks in a guest’s mind after they leave a hotel is the striking interior design – especially the lighting choices. Many hotels are set apart from their competition by having the best custom lighting solutions in their foyers, their lobby, and their waiting areas.
08 Feb 2016
If you’re looking for a way to make a unique statement in your business, lighting is one area where you can afford to be bold. Having a strong artistic statement in your foyer, your lobby, or any other communal space can leave your guests with a lasting impression, and lighting is the key to making any space come alive.