Hi and welcome to the creative mind of Brooklyn-based interior design firm, Ishka Designs.
This blog allows you to peek behind the scenes of our design process; see the images, products, and events that inspire and motivate us. We are happily biased towards interior design topics with a sustainable undertone. With our international backgrounds, we definitely embrace a global perspective and influence. We hope you are inspired and sometimes provoked by our postings and we look forward to reading and responding to your comments!

One love, idi


Materialistic: Must-use post consumer products

In an effort to organize our blog, we are considering creating a theme per day. (So far I like the idea, but I am not making any promises to keep this up on a daily basis!)

So Tuesday shall be "materialistic day", dedicated to products idi cannot wait to use on an upcoming project. As a strong believer in efficiency, sustainability, and the whole 9 yds, I thought the inaugural "materialistic" post should feature products that promote sustainable thinking.

(As an aside, shouldn't it be ingrained in our thinking now to always consider sustainability? Not just in product, but in our actions, our processes, our politics, our economics, our social habits?) While we leave you to ponder this, here are the products we are truly excited about:

1. Wondering what's going to happen to the AA plane that broke into 3 after skidding off NMIA runway in Kingston, Jamaica? Well, it may
very well end up in the next IDI commercial or residential project using Bio-luminum from Coverings Etc. It is made of 100% post consumer recycled aluminum from the hull of retired aircrafts. Its gorgeous and considerate!

2. We love wood. We adore reclaimed wood. Check out these gorgeous textured surfaces from Stone Source!

idi team


  1. no future without consideration for sustainability. so important. nice read. good luck getting the metal from the plane!

  2. good read... check out how MDC Wallcoverings is taking steps in the right direction....REcore, PVC-free & wood/bamboo wallcoverings. www.mdcwall.com

  3. great post - love the idea of using post consumer aluminum! if i could afford it i'd love to have a photo studio designed with that - employing this and other used materials in some intricate back wall panel design. HOT!