Design District Social – Volume VIII

Design District Ambassador: Seni Tienabeso

Seni Tienabeso spent the early part of his childhood in the Bahamas before moving to Philly’s suburbs. He later moved to Atlanta and double majored in Political Science and Journalism at Emory University. Just before his senior year, Seni grabbed a camera, laptop and plane ticket to South Africa and set off to work. He spent his summer filming a documentary on a group of Apartheid freedom fighters. He credits this documentary with helping him land his first job in media at the Baltimore CBS-affiliate WJZ. Years later, he’s now a producer for ABC News and in his own words: “covering Florida, Latin America, and wherever else the News Gods send me.”

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VIDEO: Ornare Presents Design Talk

“There is no question that Miami is going to be a top four city,” said David Charette of Britto Charette.

He believes that with the city’s emphasis on art and the new, creative way in which Miami is approaching urban planning, the Magic City is competing head on with New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Britto Charette understands the demand for global luxury and modern design that emanates warmth and comfort. They pride themselves on juxtaposing classic design with modern interiors by local and international sources, the latest trends in global fashion, and emerging technologies.

Charette, with partner Jay Britto, share information continuously. Charette claims that they agree on 95 percent of things and always manage to come to a compromise for the remaining five percent.

Pictured: Partners David Charette and Jay Britto

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PechaKucha Miami’s “Design to Collide”

PechaKucha Miami’s “Design to Collide” welcomed more than 250 guests to The Rooftop Garden in the Miami Design District. A special edition by Carl Hildebrand and Dejha Carrington, the topic was conceived around the notion that innovative design creates solutions to problems and develops relationships that would otherwise not take shape. Five speakers showed 20 images of their projects where, through design, people are made to talk to each other, share spaces and to literally run into each other.

Pictured: Courtney Carter and Sica Nielsen
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