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Monday
Sep242012

out magazine office renovation

Months ago, Aaron Hicklin, editor of Out Magazine, contacted CB2 to partner with them to work on David Bromstad’s design of the new offices they were moving to in Brooklyn.

An older apartment—about 110 square feet—located in Carroll Gardens, it’s on a tree-lined residential street with decades old mom and pop shops mixed with new hip joints within walking distance.

Built-in cabinetry had been spared over the years and many previous tenants—and the dark original stain was a rich contrast to glass, chrome, gold and brass accents. Architecturally detailed white walls also contrasted elegantly with sleek modern furniture.

Sticking with the this-is-not-a-small-space concept, a draught dining table became their home base meeting table which was paired with comfortable—for long meetings—horqueta and pony chairs.

Old fluorescent lighting fixtures were (thankfully!) scrapped for three cage brass pendant lamps which added a bit of glitz to the room—along with the conversation starter gold pig bookends.

Did we mention location? The building faces a neighborhood park and is graced with large windows which let in loads of natural sunlight and natural scenery—in a comparable vein, glass-topped
tesso desks allow the sunshine to continue through the space while minimizing visual clutter.

For the work spaces, tps file cabinets fit perfectly under the desks and the arched back of the
bubble chairs offer a bit of ergonomic support for long days at a laptop. Completing the look—and function—an ernest bar cart and astilla glasses were at the ready for post-production celebrations.

The October issue of the magazine features before and after pics, as well as design hints from David—check it Out!

Thanks to vance, senior visual merchant east, for being on location during the installation and for contributions to this submission.

Wednesday
Jun062012

party with pride, 2012

What: Kick off Pride at CB2 West Hollywood
When: Saturday, June 9 from 2-4pm
Where: 8000 W. Sunset Blvd.

Kick off Pride at CB2—with host Lance Bass!— and help save lives with The Trevor Project.

Collect one of 100 limited-edition accept and be posters signed by artist Matthew Lew, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting The Trevor Project.

Declare a message of dignity and acceptance on our wall. Dance to DJs. Strike poses in our photobooth.

Celebrate. Accept. Be.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the nation’s leading organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBT and questioning youth. Learn more about The Trevor Project at thetrevorproject.org.

Thursday
May312012

accept and be poster, 2012

CB2 is thrilled to support Pride Month through partnerships with The Trevor Project in the US and the LGBT Youth Line in Canada.

Beginning today, 3,500 limited edition accept and be posters will be available in stores and on cb2.com with:

• 100% of the US proceeds benefiting
The Trevor Project—the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

• and 100% of the Canada proceeds benefiting the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Youth Line—a toll-free and online service provided by youth for youth, offering non-judgmental support, information and referrals to help youth age 26 and under find the resources they need.

This year, CB2 commissioned Chicago-based artist Matthew Lew to interpret our “Accept and Be” mantra in poster format. Through his artistic vision, these three simple words were transformed into powerful graphics that command attention while radiating confidence and optimism.

A variety of layouts and color combinations were used to create 72 different designs—and in keeping with the message of “Accept and Be”, surprises are to be expected and embraced as the designs are mixed within the lot.

In each of the CB2 stores will be an “Accept and Be” wall will be available for anyone to post a story about what those words mean to them. And while visiting during the month of June, drop an entry for a chance to receive the
39.5” x 62.5” (100 x 159cm) artist-signed poster.

Like us on facebook? Fans are welcome to post their interpretation of ‘accept and be’ on our page which will enter them in a chance to receive a 12” x 16” poster. All drawings will take place June 30th*.

To keep up with the latest news during Pride Month, follow us on twitter using the #acceptbe hashtag.

*Note: at our West Hollywood location, the drawing will take place on June 9th.

Friday
Aug262011

celebrate trevor's 13th birthday

What: Celebrate Trevor’s 13th Birthday
Goal: Raise $13,000 to continue the project
When: August 8-31, 2011

The Trevor Lifeline took its first call on August 8, 1998 and since then, The Trevor Project has answered over 200,000 more.

Across the country The Trevor Project is dedicated to providing a safe place to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in their times of need.

Join the celebration this month by ensuring The Trevor Project can continue to provide life-saving and life-affirming resources.

Friday
Jun242011

celebrate and donate: for the trevor project 

This weekend only, celebrate and donate as CB2 will donate 5% of all sales in our stores, online and through catalog to benefit
The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

If you are a youth who is feeling alone, confused or in crisis, for immediate help we encourage you to call The Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386).