The Works, an 80-acre adaptive reuse project on Atlanta’s Upper Westside, has debuted two design-centric tenants: Bobo Intriguing Objects and Basik Spaces. Formerly operating a wholesale to-the-trade business for a decade, Bobo’s new iteration is Atlanta designer Mark Sage’s first direct-to-consumer retail concept. The 7,000-square-foot space offers a collection of home decor, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and art from around the world. A frequently changing featured artist wall spotlights the work of different artists throughout the year. The Works is also home to Basik Spaces, a new lifestyle brand from designer Tomas Frenes, whose career includes working under fashion designer Gianni Versace. The 1,500-square-foot location showcases home furnishings, art, apparel, personal items and gifts. theworksatl.com
Jennifer Balcos Gallery has moved from East Andrews Drive to a 4,300-square-foot showroom at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. The gallery has also launched three new artists in Atlanta, including California based Nelson De La Nuez, whose pop art is a favorite of the celebrity set. jenniferbalcosgallery.com
Giannina S. Bedford is multi-faceted writer and editor. Her work covers design, travel, food and business. She’s penned Simply Buckhead’s home feature since inception and held a variety of editorial roles at the magazine. Her freelance work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, USA Today, Virtuoso Life, Hemispheres and TravelandLeisure.com. She also contributes regularly Atlanta Business Chronicle. Fluent in Spanish, Giannina was born in Miami and grew up in Brazil, Chile, Hawaii and Australia. She currently lives in Dunwoody with her two kids and husband.