4 Friends to Follow in Beacon, New York

The Hudson Valley region of New York is chock full of makers, artists and design curators of all sorts, and we're discovering more creative folks all the time. Meet 4 of our Beacon, New York neighbors that we want you to know.



Kim Markel


Designer Kim Markel creates whimsical, candy-colored chairs, tables and more by hand in Beacon, New York using recycled plastics. Markel's philosophy stems from the desire to create in a responsible way. Up-cycling has certainly played an important role, but Markel's approach "aims to elevate recycled plastics into a material that is organic, translucent and effervescent." 






LQ Shop


Beacon residents and business partners Karen Quiana and Leslie Linksman have worked with clients in the design industry for over two decades. They were constantly discovering interesting and beautiful products not suitable for the project they were working on at the time. The duo made sure to save information from the inspiring products that crossed their paths, and finally set up LQ Shop to focus on products from smaller, up-and-coming artists, craftsman and manufacturers from all over the world.




Stack Roundhouse


The Roundhouse, an award-winning luxury hotel, restaurant and event space located in Beacon, has curated a collection of unique, artisan goods reflective of its aesthetic. The online shop, called Stack, features a selection of small batch products made in the United States, with most of them made in New York's Hudson Valley.







She Hit Pause Studio


We briefly met photographer and artist Matt Schwartz of She Hit Pause Studio at the Architectural Digest Design Show. The large-format Polaroid photographer has a studio in Beacon, but shoots retro-inspired, dreamy beachscapes worldwide. 

Posted on 4/15/16 4:39 PM by Katie




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