Well we just wouldn't be us if we weren't forever keeping you on your toes, now ould we? So other than to say how damn proud I am of our first issue of 2016, I have
some other news to deliver. After just a few short months at the helm, I have made the decision
to step down from my role as editor in chief of this awesome magazine.
While I can't say the choice was a difficult one, it is certainly bittersweet as this position is
something I've been working toward for years now. But it's all for this little face to the bottom
left, who has graced this page in the past because I just can't help myself.
My son, Sebastian, has been dealing with a number of developmental issues for a while
now, one of them being something called Sensory Processing Disorder which affects his
speech and ability to learn and play. Don't worry, he's one tough cookie and has powered
through the past year and a half of therapies to make incredible strides. But it's something we
need to keep plugging away at, every day, and I recently came to the realization that I belong
right by his side through all of it. Nowhere else.
Another reason this decision was an easy one is because I know you are all going to be
in incredibly good hands. Kadie Yale, our product seeker extraordinaire, design historian, and
Parsons grad will be stepping into my role, and is a force to be reckoned with. You should
expect to see her face around the country this year plucking the most original and ground-breaking introductions and people from the bunch.
Chris Curtland, our managing editor and all around “nice guy,” is making moves himself—
big ones. Chris will be relocating very soon to the tri-state area to help cover this all important
territory for us. This country boy should already be hitting the big city by the time this goes to
press, so just look for the guy wandering around with a stalk of wheat dangling from his lip.
And then of course there's Kim Barbrie, team "mom" and legendary Art Director of i+s for
14 years now. It's her visual class and style that are the true drivers of this magazine. Last but
not least, there's our editor-at-large Rob Nieminen. I like to call him the “brains” of the operation
as he whips up those hard-hitting print CEUs we’re known for.
Oh right, and there’s still me! I’ll now be serving as a deputy editor come February, so feel
free to reach out to me at any time, at firstname.lastname@example.org or my new
number (201) 264-9872
This scrappy little team of firecrackers is the best in the business. I should know...I've
been around long enough to be able to say that.
So here's to them, here's to you and here's to my boy. I hope you all love our refresh and
refocus, and as our publisher Mike Stanley always says, remember:
"Everything's going to be OK."
AnnMarie Martin | Editor in Chief
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to this past month at
Mood Board | Editorial
AnnMarie and Sebastian Martin.
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MISSION STATEMENT CORRECTION
In the Readers’ Choice feature of the
December 2015 issue, Arcadia’s Nios
Guest was misidentified as Wedge.
We regret the error.
We are delighted
to announce John
Lacasale has joined
the i+s family as
sales manager on
the East Coast.
Editor Kadie Yale was
supported by her two
sisters, Claire and
Maggie, at i+s' first
annual Designer of
the Year party in
New York City.
You guys were seriously on
point with the editor gifts this
year, especially these divine
Sucré macarons from Benjamin
Moore. Thanks so much to all
of you for thinking of us!
The breathtaking view of NYC
from Mohawk's showroom while
we prepared for the Designer
of the Year party. Hear all about
our inaugural event on page 30.