From the look of these inviting Pink Stairs — not to mention the mural of an elaborately-dressed woman and her cat on the wall — you probably would not guess that you were inside an Asian Grocery Store call Teso Life (it is evidently a chain). On second thought, perhaps you would. I mean, maybe that is why people shop there: for the fantasy.
Oh my, I do love a Pink Room. This corridor will take you to the staircase that leads to second floor location of Meet on Chrystie, a corporate meeting space whose décor could only have been done by an artist. It’s pretty groovy.
I loved how the aesthetics kick in before you even enter Meet, with its bright pink corridor and pink-painted stairs and railing.
The pink accents stop before you continue on to the third floor, so you know there was a bit of branding going in the decision to create these colorful flourishes.
It just makes you feel happy and welcome, as you bask in the glow of the pink.
I’ll be back.
Dylan’s Candy Bar is a national chain of high-end designer candy emporiums conceived by Ralph Lauren’s daughter, Dylan. With maybe a dozen stores scattered between New York and Los Angeles, the brand’s flagship store on Lexington Avenue merges the worlds of art, fashion and pop culture with candy so successfully, it is like Willy Wonka exploded in your face.
A stand out feature the Lexington Avenue location is the Candy Embedded Staircase that connects the main floor with the basement level. These are the kind of details you can add to a retail space design when money is no object.
My teeth hurt just looking at these photos of Lucite stairs studded with Gummy Candy, Lollipops, Swedish Fish and Candy Corn.
Look out for the sharks!
Going Up, Going Down.