All About Jasmine Lam

All About Jasmine Lam

All About Jasmine Lam

    Jasmine Lam is the proprietor of Jasmine Lam Interior Design + Architecture a firm based in Miami Beach with a focus on creating beautiful modern living environments. She worked at Gensler New York designing the Aveda and Gucci Flagship stores and the Goldman Sachs Sao Paolo offices before starting her own fab firm.

    She’s a design Super Star and maybe just maybe the Princess of Timeless Design. For me, Jasmine Lam has always been an elegant designer who made a point of responding to what she likes the moment she sees it. She’s worldly, sophisticated and blessed with the gift of lively banter. She’s a modern-day version of how I imagine design icon Dorothy Draper to have been sans the hats. She creates freshly appointed spaces for some of the world’s most influential people, using art and environment to foster seamless, stylish, award-winning projects.
      Jasmine Lam Interior Design + Architecture

      Her credentials are impressive. Let me put it another way – I had to streamline her ‘street cred’ so I could add more pictures to the story.

      In 2008, Jasmine spent a year at the firm of S. Russell Groves, as Studio Director and Sr. Project Manager overseeing the design of the Baccarat Hotel and Condominium Project for Starwood Capital Group.

      She has taught undergraduate interior design at Pratt Institute and has participated as a critic with the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum “Design Directions” education seminars. For four years, she served on the steering committee of the IIDA New York Commercial Forum. She has a BA from UCLA and an MS degree from Pratt and studied contemporary architecture in France at Le Premiere Rue, CIPRA, Residence Le Corbusier.

      Currently, she is a member of MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Contemporary Arts Council and the A+D Circle (Architecture + Design Circle).  She has been a long-time supporter of Education, Children’s Rights, and Sustainable Design & Environmental philanthropies. She also serves on the UCLA Alumni Association Scholarship Committee as an evaluator.

      Most recently, Jasmine Lam Interior Design + Architecture won Best Interior Design 2018 NY Cottage & Gardens Magazine’s “Innovation in Design” award. This work was featured in NYC&G Magazine November 2018 issue. In 2017, Jasmine Lam won the NY Cottages & Gardens Magazine “Innovation in Design” Best Interior Design 2017, 1st place and Best Small Spaces 2017, 2nd place awards amongst 800+ entries. #slayedit

        Jasmine Lam Interior Design + Architecture
          Jasmine Lam Interior Design + Architecture
            Jasmine Lam Interior Design + Architecture
              Jasmine Lam Interior Design + Architecture
                Jasmine Lam Interior Photo Hector Sanchez 472 Broome Street, NYC

                Occupation – Location – Architecture + Interior Design – New York Hamptons Miami Shanghai Hong Kong London Paris

                The moment you knew you wanted to be connected to the fashion, art and design world – I grew up with a father who is an architect and was constantly looking at design (every vacation, every weekend) when I left my job as a movie agent, I thought I would be a good interior designer. I opted for interiors work because of the human scale and timeline of interiors work. I witnessed my Dad’s architecture work that would sometimes take 10 years to build a highrise building and I knew I did not want to work on that type of schedule.

                Tell me about a project or accomplishment that you are excited to share – I’ve done my first showhouse “Holiday House Design Show” and my work was recently published in “Best In Design” by Cindy Allen. I also just recently finished a project in the iconic building – Time Warner Residences projects in two iconic buildings; Time Warner Residences and we are in construction in the Zaha Hadid One Thousand Museum in Miami.

                  Jasmine Lam for Holiday House Design Show – Photo: Adam Kane Macchia
                    Jasmine Lam for Holiday House Design Show – Photo: Adam Kane Macchia
                      Jasmine Lam for Holiday House Design Show – Photo: Adam Kane Macchia
                        Jasmine Lam for Holiday House Design Show – Photo: Adam Kane Macchia

                        Which philanthropic organizations have you been connected to – Rainforest Foundation – Holiday House Design ShowAsian Professional Extension for Youth

                        Are you a night owl or a morning person – mornings these days but really a night owl. I have a lot of work in China and they are 12 hours ahead . . .

                        What kitchen utensil do you use most frequently – I love to cook – my Georg Jenson Knives, they are beautiful and super sharp

                          Georg Jenson Knife and block are Mirror polished stainless steel and oak wood designed by Aurélien Barbry who is now based in Copenhagen.

                          Describe your perfect pizza – any pizza on the Almafi Coast

                            Jasmine Lam getting ready to enjoy her pizza on the Almafi Coast

                            Who is your secret celebrity crush – Bill and Melinda Gates, I love how they are changing the world. Cate Blanchett and Daniel Craig . . .

                              The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, previously the William H. Gates Foundation, is an American private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. Based in Seattle, Washington, it was launched in 2000 and is reported to be the largest private foundation in the world, holding $50.7 billion in assets.
                                CATE BLANCHETT is an Australian-American actress and theatre director. One of Australia’s most acclaimed actresses, she is known for her roles in both large-scale blockbusters and low-budget independent films.
                                  Daniel Craig moved to London when he was 16 to join the National Youth Theatre. Following his big screen debut in The Power of One and in 2006 was seen as James Bond in Casino Royale, reinvigorating the franchise. He returned as Bond for the blockbusters Quantum of SolaceSkyfall and Spectre, while starring in other major features like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Logan Lucky.

                                  What time of day were you born – early morning on the Sahara Desert.

                                    If there were a movie made about your life, who would play you – hmm .. .maybe . . . Awkwafina

                                      Nora Lum, known professionally as Awkwafina, is an American actress and rapper. She has played supporting roles in the comedy films Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians and a leading role in the comedy-drama The Farewell. The lattermost earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress nomination

                                      Which languages do you speak – English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian, 3 different Chinese dialects, Cantonese, Mandarin, Chui Chow

                                      What would your DJ Name be – DJ Jazzy Jazz, this was one of my nicknames in high school.

                                      Use three or four words to describe your lifestyle
                                      – Passionate + Traveler + Foodie + Art Lover

                                      Do you have a favorite fashion magazineVOGUE – American Vogue + British Vogue + Vogue China. One of the best brands out there for fashion.

                                        Vogue, influential American fashion and lifestyle magazine. It was founded in 1892 as a weekly high-society journal, created by Arthur Baldwin Turnure for New York City’s social elite and covering news of the local social scene, traditions of high society, and social etiquette; it also reviewed books, plays, and music.
                                          Mario Testino has described Vogue China as the world’s “most important Vogue“.

                                          If we were to peek in your closet, the dominant color would be – Black 50% – and then navy blue, red, hot pink and white . . .

                                          What is your “go-to” fashion brand – Maria Cornejo + DVF + Chanel + Hermes

                                            Maria Cornejo was born in Chile and moved to England with her family when she was a child. Her varied career spans London, Paris, Milan and Tokyo where she was part of the ground-breaking design partnership Richmond Cornejo; developed her own signature “Maria Cornejo” collection; and worked as a creative consultant for major retailers such as Joseph, Tehen and Jigsaw.

                                            What is your present state of mind – excited for the holiday break!!

                                            It’s 6 pm at your favorite bar or restaurant, what drink do you order –
                                            Spicy Margherita – no salt – rocks

                                              Do you awake with or without an alarm – without

                                              What’s your favorite social media outlet Instagram – it’s visual

                                                What is the last photo you took with your cell phone – the amenity floors at 56 Leonard – NYC

                                                One of the best lessons my parents taught me is to . . . Always go for it and to work hard and be grateful.

                                                What is your favorite work of art – anything by Willem de Kooning or Andreas Gursky or Cai Cai Guo Qiang

                                                  Cai Guo-Qiang is a Chinese artist who currently lives and works in New York City and New Jersey.
                                                    Georgia Russell – we recently bought a painting at Basel Miami of Georgia Russell’s. She is one of my new favorites. Georgia Russell is a contemporary Scottish artist known for her collages meticulously constructed from found materials like old books, music scores, maps, and stamps. She has said of her work: “Cutting out is a sort of freedom of expression.

                                                    What is your favorite building in Manhattan – The Guggenheim + we designed a project at 56 Leonard and the amenity floors are fabulous.

                                                      The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum often referred to as The Guggenheim, is an art museum located at 1071 Fifth Avenue on the corner of East 89th Street in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.
                                                        56 Leonard Street is an 821-foot-tall, 57-story skyscraper on Leonard Street in the neighborhood of Tribeca in Manhattan, New York City, United States. The building was designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, which describes the building as “houses stacked in the sky

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