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


Seeking Marketing Intern for our Design Studio!

Our new studio look!
It's growth time again and we are looking for an amazing intern to round out the Ishka Designs team.  We have a very laid back spirit at IDI, but don't let that fool you.  We work hard and are results-oriented.  In addition, our newly revamped studio boasts of flexibility and efficiency, which means we have got to fill it with a hard working, creative minded and independent spirit.  Our major need right now is for an intern who will handle most of our day to day marketing and communication efforts with the potential for design assisting at all levels...yep, we may need you to lift a hammer or two.  We have several clearly defined goals that need tackling and we need just the right person to make this happen.  The position is perfect for the following:

1. A final year student or recent graduate with a concentration in marketing and/or communications and a strong interest in interior design.
2. A final year design student or recent graduate with great inter-personal skills, an outgoing nature and a "go get 'em" attitude.  Experience in sales, excellent writing skills and ability to communicate effectively through various media is a huge plus.
3. If you have a background in business development, marketing and sales and have a passion for interior design, we would love to hear from you.

Two days a week with flexible schedule to start.  Commuting costs and lunch provided.  This is an unpaid internship, however, if the fit is right we will consider employment beyond 6 months.

If you meet the above criteria, and would like to immerse yourself in a creative environment with two talented and driven designers with an exciting future ahead, we would love to hear from you.  Send your resume and cover letter "here".
We love green :) A close-up of the color section.
Ishka Designs is a 5 year old Brooklyn-based interior design firm that creates efficiently beautiful interiors for residential and commercial clients.  Our team consists of Anishka Clarke, lead designer and Niya Bascom, creative photographer.  We were recently put on the 2012 Top 20 African-American Interior Designers' list and our work has been published in various print and online magazines in the US.  Visit our website and blog for more details. 


Paris Project Progress!

Salut!  For those who may not know, we've been travelling to France over the past 6 months to work on a residential project in the heart of Paris.  Steps from the Eiffel tower, we really could not have chosen a more beautiful city to add a bit of our own touch of style.
Copyright Niya Bascom Photography.
Reposted from www.niyabascom.blogspot.com
Our first visit to the project site was an eye opener.  It took us a minute to "see" the beauty of what lay before us.  Once we started looking, however, all that was visible were the awesome pieces of art, an amazingly eclectic furniture selection and volumes upon volumes of books.  The interesting history of this duplex apartment will be shared in a future post but I will at least mention the beautiful moldings, two-story windows, curvy iron staircase and the double height living area.  Here is a teaser of the progress thus far:
Photo credit: Ishka Designs Inc.
Don't know what your thoughts are, but we are absolutely in love with this project!  Language barriers, serious jetlag issues, sprained ankles and the flu has not hindered its progress much, if any at all.  And now, the rich history of the clients and their love for the arts shines through all the rooms and we cannot wait to share the home with you once its completed.

a bientôt,