A little over a year ago I got the chance to visit the business and home to Oswalds Mill Audio in Eastern, PA. I spent the day with my boyfriend and our instant friend Jonathan Weiss, whose stories of travel intrigued me, whose knowledge of culture and art made for great conversation, and for whose design sense- well, impressed upon me.
Jonathan’s company Oswalds Mill Audio is the only in the world of it’s kind- and let me tell you in a short understated version: it’s impressive. OMA makes the world’s best audio equipment, and is the only company to makes what they do. So you ask what does this have to do with interior design? So glad you asked- the second I saw one of OMA’s loud Speakers I was amazed, not only for it’s striking beauty, but for it’s uniqueness- it’s scale, it’s material, it’s form, and above all- it’s potential to steel all the attention in a room.
Seeing these loud Speakers made my imagination start creating spaces around them. I thought to myself that these are something high-end designers are going to go wild over, I’m going to be seeing these in Architectural Digest or Elle Decor. No, not for everyone’s living rooms….but in those very unique places- wow, they speak for themselves.
Turns out I was right! Oh, how I love saying that! Recently Elle Decor Russia called OMA to get a pair of the loud Speakers into a photo shoot, along with other well known interior design magazines. Take a look and you will see why:
I was fortunate enough to spend this past weekend again with Jonathan Weiss, but this time in Buffalo, and with his wife. Again- I was in awe, actually I was in awe before I even got to meet her. Cynthia Van Elk is a professional photographer, and has photographed many images that we have all seen. Before knowing this, I was already so impressed with the photography from the OMA website- it was clean, honest, and so: still. So already impressed with her work, meeting Cynthia was such a pleasure- such a fun Dutch woman who is outstandingly talented and exudes that cool European talent that we all strive for. Below are some of her images that she photographed for OMA that grasped my attention:
My visit to the mill is really will always be a memorable day to me. Spending the day exploring and learning about what captured me so much. Doing what I love the most, I spent the day observing the architecture, the interior, the exterior, being with my boyfriend, eating amazing food, having great conversation and doing one of my favorite hobbies- shooting pictures. Below I share with you some of the photographs that I took of the mill when I was there… a little from my perspective:
Take a look at the sites listed below for yourself. I am sure you will be rightfully impressed!
Read more about the photographer Cynthia Van Elk
Check out what OMA is about
Take a closer look at Oswalds Mill
Planning to visit the Loft in November, keep an eye out for the post.