Rittenhouse Row welcomed rising furnishings brand Interior Define (interiordefine.com) to the 1600 block of Walnut Street last month. The once-digital company, which now has seven showrooms across the U.S. and has collaborated with the likes of Jason Wu, invites clients to create made-to- order pieces from over 70 fabrics, 30 leg options and 20 styles. You can even scale pieces like the Cali-cool Jasper sectional and the tufted Ms. Chesterfield sofa to fit your living space.
As the theater world collectively considers the future of live performances, the Wilma Theater (265 S. Broad St., wilmatheater.org) is leading the way with an innovative approach to stage shows dubbed the Wilma Globe. It’s not a new concept though—the team looked to historical models, including Shakespeare’s Globe, to imagine a circular, bilevel arena with audience boxes separated by wooden dividers. The flexible design can accommodate different configurations and audience sizes and will play an essential role in the company’s foray into video streaming starting this season.
Spring Arts District—also known as the neighborhood that everyone’s been talking about—is now home to a new open-air dining concept. Avram Hornik’s FCM Hospitality debuted Mexican-American restaurant Juno (1033 Spring Garden St., junophilly.com) in July. It’s exactly the kind of place we need right now: Think frozen blood orange Negronis, seven kinds of tacos made with locally sourced ingredients and a photo-ready vibe punctuated by wild greenery, colorful rugs and twin murals by Philly artist Frito Bastien.
Photography by: From top, photos: courtesy of Interior Define; by J. Fusco for Visit Philly; by Society Hill Films