A Tribute to Paul Revere Williams

by Samantha Herzog

In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to pay a special tribute to architect Paul Revere Williams.  Beverly Hills Hotel ExteriorHis granddaughter Karen E. Hudson wrote Paul R. Williams, Architect; A Legacy of Style – a biography and survey of his work, and a favorite in our IKB library.  Be... Read More


The Chapel at Sea Ranch

by Samantha Herzog

Part of my job is help source inspiration for potential and upcoming projects.  For most of our projects in California, my search leads me back to the Chapel at Sea Ranch.The full exterior of the Chapel at Sea Ranch.Built by Architect and Artist James Hubbel, the chapel took 9 months to construct, with the help of loca... Read More


Architectural League x Ike Kligerman Barkley

by Samantha Herzog

On Friday, November 4th we had the honor of hosting the Architectural League at our office for their First Friday Happy Hour. The front of the event handout drawn by our Principal Architect Alex Eng.The event gave us an opportunity to look at our design process on finished houses, projects under construction and those ... Read More


A Seat at the Table: At the Intersection of Fashion, Architecture and Art

by Samantha Herzog

On Friday, September 30th, Solange released a new album “A Seat at the Table”.  With it came two music videos - Cranes in the Sky and Don't Touch My Hair. Frame by frame, watching these videos was like flipping through a Rolodex of every designer I think is cool right now.  The pink ... Read More


Writing on the Wall

by Samantha Herzog

It all began with Cornbread.Cornbread in front of his famous tag. That was the tag of the very first graffiti writer, a high school student who began spray-painting his nickname all over Philadelphia in 1967 seeking the attention of a crush. TAKI 183, one of the most influential Graffiti artists, with his early ta... Read More


Cheers: A Collection of Beautiful Bars

by Samantha Herzog

“For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.”  Friedrich NietzscheIn the spirit of National Beer day, I'm offering up a *craft* list of my favorite bars - as much for the richness of their design as for their a... Read More