Boutique Design - Spring 2021 - 26

The past year has changed a lot-how we work, communicate, have fun, move about the world, and plan for the future. It's been
deeply difficult at points, but in some ways, it has opened the doors to new perspectives, opportunities, and ways of doing things.
We checked in with some industry experts to hear how they have navigated the bumpy road and what they have learned.
By Meghan Dwyer

LOT T E N E W YO R K PA L AC E

Something you never thought you'd hear yourself say before
last year? " You're on mute. " I hear it many times a week.
What it really means is that we are spending more time on
camera and on mic with our clients and teams than ever
before. In some ways, we're more connected than when we
commuted to the office and were constantly on planes.

BARBARA
B E S T- S A N T O S
C O - M A N AG I N G P R I N C I PA L ,
FORRESTPERKINS

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SPRING 2021

In what ways did the last year shift your perspective on
work, life, career? Working from home improved some
areas of work-life balance as I have been able to spend less
time in transit and more time with family. Although, this
improved efficiency has actually led to longer workdays and
a seemingly nonstop demand for calls and meetings that fi ll
the day. There will likely be some pendulum swing back to a
place of equilibrium so we maintain some of the benefits, but
return to a more manageable schedule.

Has it changed your approach to design and working with
clients? Absolutely. We have learned so much about how to
use virtual tools and work seamlessly with remote and inperson groups that we expect to continue honing these skills
and improving the experiences for everyone. The hidden
beauty of this cataclysmic event is that we all had to shift as
a collective, and it forced an immediate change to our worklife model that would otherwise have been so slow to evolve.
Where have you found opportunity? Opportunity is
everywhere! Necessity breeds innovation and there has
never been a time in recent history more ripe with new
ideas, open-minded discussions, brainstorming, and a
collective sense of problem solving. Yes, business has
temporarily taken a hit, but there is enough momentum
to carry us through and we are encouraged to look for
opportunities to collaborate on new project types.

J E N B E R T R A N D A N D LY N D S E Y P E C K

BUSINESS INSIDER

TALKING SHOP



Boutique Design - Spring 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Boutique Design - Spring 2021

Table of Contents
From the Editor
Front of House
Location, Location: For three boutique and lifestyle brand leaders growth is all about seizing the right opportunities
Shifting Focus: Three growing industry segments to watch out for
Talking Shop: Industry experts share the lessons they're taking forward
Palace Intrigue: A centuries-old Italian structure stands out
City Harvest: A newcomer on Melbourne's restaurant scene is a tribute to the local Gippsland region
Feast for the Eyes: A maximalist paradise its creative and lively neighborhood
Products: Ideas Across Spaces
Ad Index
Checking In: Saar Zafrir
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Boutique Design - Spring 2021 - Palace Intrigue: A centuries-old Italian structure stands out
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Boutique Design - Spring 2021 - City Harvest: A newcomer on Melbourne's restaurant scene is a tribute to the local Gippsland region
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Boutique Design - Spring 2021 - Feast for the Eyes: A maximalist paradise its creative and lively neighborhood
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Boutique Design - Spring 2021 - Products: Ideas Across Spaces
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Boutique Design - Spring 2021 - Checking In: Saar Zafrir
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