Meet our new full-time team members at PUNCH + TUCK!

Punch Inside and Tuck Studio is pleased to announce the hiring of two full time employees!
As of the first week of February our team will double in size, growing from two full-time employees to four!

Meet Geof Ramsay:

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Geof Ramsay 

I knew of Geof Ramsay by reputation well before I met him in person. In 2013, AZURE Magazine hailed him as one of the “10 Emerging Canadian Talents” at IDS (Canada’s largest Interior Design Show held each year in Toronto.)

Since that time I have followed his industrial design work through publications like Designboom, Eigen Huis & Interieur, Azure, Design LinesThe Globe and Mail, The Chronicle Herald and East Coast Living Magazine, to name just a few.

And, unbeknownst to me, when I sat in the newly-opened Stillwell Beer Bar in Halifax last spring, I had no idea that he’d played such an instrumental role in the interior design of this “Film Noir/ Cony Island” space. Specific elements Geof designed include the hot-rolled steel tap wall and custom gradient wood taps (to indicate the darkness of the beer), menu display, vinyl storage and the DJ booth. Additionally, he designed the custom resin covered bar tables (referencing the candy apples that are ubiquitous to amusement parks). This beautiful bar and won the title of ‘Best New Bar’ through the Halifax Coast,’ and has also been featured in En Route Magazine as one of ‘Canada’s Favourite Bars’.

In addition to being one of Canada’s most promising designers, Geof brings close to ten years of design detail experience to our team. Working at some of Canada’s best design stores, including The Modern Shop in Ottawa, Geof has a keen eye for window display and a deep knowledge for many of the brands we now carry at TUCK.

We couldn’t be prouder to introduce Geof to you, our community, clients and collaborators, and we ask you to join us in welcoming him not only to Tuck Studio and PUNCH INSIDE, but to Saint John which this former Haligonian now calls home!

Connect with Geof:
Instagram: @geoframsay
Twitter: @geoframsay
Facebook: /GeofRamsayDesign
Email: geof@judithmackin.ca
WEB: www.GeofRamsay.com

Meet Christiana Myers:

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Photo: Christiana Myers – Photo Credit, Sean McGrath

Notwithstanding her relatively tender years, Christiana Myers, a recent graduate of the Fine Arts program at Mount Allison University (Major in Painting and Printmaking), brings an astonishing range of skills and experience to Punch Inside, Tuck Studio and Punch Productions, everything from training in photography and Adobe Creative Suite to basic carpentry and welding.  Christiana has worked at a variety of art galleries and institutions including the FOFA Gallery at Concordia University, Galerie La Centrale in Montreal, and The New Brunswick Museum. While living in Montreal she developed, designed, and produced an online bi-weekly newsletter for Rover Arts Magazine highlighting arts and culture events in the city. Following a stint as Artist in Residence at the Arteles Centre in Tampere, Finland in 2013, she returned to Saint John and took up the position of Vice-President of Third Space Gallery after actively participating on the board of directors and has curated an exhibition of contemporary artwork by young Maritime artists whose work intersects with the industrial history of the provinces -you can see this right now at the Saint John Arts Centre.   As active volunteer, a recipient of any number of awards and grants, and a working artist, Christiana will add so much to the range of skills and expertise Punch companies now brings to its syncretic endeavours in the worlds of interior design, sales, events, marketing and promotion.

Connect with Christiana:
Instagram: @christianamyers
Twitter: @chrssymrrs
Pinterest: christianamyers
Email:  christiana@judithmackin.ca

And, then there were four!  Drop in anytime to our studio or our design offices to say hi and meet our team!

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New renovations coming to Rothesay’s Historic Landmark, Shadow Lawn Inn.

Shadow Lawn Inn proprietors, Mary Ann & Jamie Gallagher are delighted to announce they have engaged the services of Judith Mackin and her interior design team, PUNCH INSIDE to breathe new life and design into Shadow Lawn Inn’s historic Side Door Café.  The design changes will also include cosmetic updates to the Inn’s main front hall.

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Photo: Judith Mackin – Mary Ann & Jamie Gallager, owners of Shadow Lawn Inn.

Mary Ann explains “We are thrilled to be undertaking this exciting makeover of our restaurant. We know how important it is to continually invest in a business such as ours. When we purchased the business almost 5 years ago, our goal was to attract a younger clientele in addition to maintaining our current customer base. We strongly believe that this latest renovation will accomplish our goals. We look forward to working with Judith Mackin and her team to create a space that will appeal to all of our guests.”

The history of Shadow Lawn dates back to 1870, when Mr. James F. Robertson, founding partner and later President of Manchester Robertson Allison, one of Saint John’s premier department stores, built Shadow Lawn as a summer home in Rothesay.

In 1946 the residence began to evolve from family home to inn. In 1986, Patrick & Margaret Gallagher purchased the property from Willie and Jean Ward.

On July 1, 2010, Patrick & Margaret Gallagher’s son, Jamie, and his wife Mary Ann (McGuire), purchased Shadow Lawn, while working to maintain the Inn’s historical beauty and character, undertook a subtle process of change, attracting new visitors from around the world.

“It’s such a privilege to be involved in the upgrades and changes to Shadow Lawn Inn,” says Mackin, Creative Director of PUNCH INSIDE.   “We think the restaurant design we’ve come up with respects the history of the Inn while bringing it forcefully into the 21st century. These changes will not only involve new interiors but also the rebranding the name of the Side Door Café, something we’re working on with one of our favourite partners, designer Lise Hansen from Bonfire Communications.”

In order to accommodate these renovations, Shadow Lawn and the Side Door Café will be closing at the end of the evening on Sunday, March 15th and will plan to reopen on Monday, March 23rd, 2015.

Please follow Shadow Lawn Inn and PUNCH INSIDE for updates on their social media channels.

For Media Inquiries:
Shadow Lawn: Mary Ann Gallagher inquiries@shadowlawninn.com
506.847.7539 or 1.800.561.4166
PUNCH INSIDE: Judith Mackin Judith@judithmackin.ca 506.647.7469

It’s here! Gus* Modern’s ‘Keep on Giving’ Event – 15% off when you give to our local food bank!

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Happy New Year from all of us at TUCK!

What better way to kick off 2015 with our annual Gus* Modern’s ‘Keep On Giving’ Event!

Although the studio isn’t physically open again until January 7th, at noon, we are happily taking phone orders or email orders.

Click HERE to see the entire Gus* Modern Inventory.  All proceeds this year will go to Romero House here in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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