MALIN+GOETZ: Madison Avenue

01.28.2013 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Locations, Press | No comments

1270 Madison Ave
b/w 90th + 91st Sts
New York New York 10128

Our fourth apothecary will open June 2013 in Carnegie Hill.  Here is a history of our marvelous new digs:

Carnegie Hill is a neighborhood within the Upper East Side, in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Its boundaries extend from 86th Street on the south to 96th Street and Spanish Harlem to the north, between Fifth Avenue (Central Park) on the west and Third Avenue on the east. Carnegie Hill is widely considered one of the most prestigious residential areas of New York City.

The neighborhood is named for the mansion that Andrew Carnegie built at Fifth Avenue and 91st Street in 1901. Today the mansion houses the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution. Facing it on 91st Street is the Otto Kahn House, a Florentine palazzo, now housing the private school, Convent of the Sacred Heart. A number of other townhouses in the area have been converted to schools, including the Spence School and the Lycée Français, a former Vanderbilt House on 93rd.

The architecture of the neighborhood includes apartment buildings along Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue, brownstones (with stoops) and townhouses on the side streets, condos, co-ops and a handful of mansions now used by organizations including the The Jewish Museum, the National Academy of Design and the Dalton School.  Frank Lloyd Wright’s celebrated Guggenheim Museum is on Fifth Avenue and the New York Road Runners occupies a townhouse around the corner at 9 East 89th Street. The famous 92nd Street Y calls Carnegie Hill its home as well.

We are excited to soon be included in the historical account of Carnegie Hill!



Fashion Week Pampering

09.11.2012 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab, Products, Lifestyle, Locations, Press

Barely even into day two of New York Fashion Week and already the glamorous masses were in need of some pampering and rejuvenation. Running from show to show and party to party takes its toll on even the most seasoned fashion week veteran. Luckily for all (well, anyone who was invited), there was the Beauty Suite hosted by Ford Artists – a two day event where models, socialites and the like could come and get everything from their hair and make-up done to a massage – all by Ford’s artists using Malin+Goetz products.

As soon as I walked into the bright, open, airy loft space I could immediately smell the cool, crisp scent of the Malin+Goetz Mojito Candles which were elegantly placed on low cocktail tables alongside fresh, white floral arrangements. After being handed a glass of champagne, I was walked over and introduced to my manicurist, who used the M+G Peppermint Body Scrub and Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer during the treatment. She was bright, bubbly and so much fun to talk to – the afternoon was definitely off to a good start. Once my nails were perfectly done, I roamed the room, received an amazing and MUCH needed massage, and mingled with all of the artists. I was so thrilled to see everyone from the makeup artists to the hairstylist using M+G products! Malin+Goetz has definitely broken into the inner sanctum of the most fashionable! Now I could go on and on about what an amazingly fabulous Friday afternoon it was, but a picture is worth a thousand words – so here are a few thousand…


M+G Hits the West Coast

02.20.2012 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Locations, Press

For nearly 8 years now, Malin+Goetz has been a cult favorite among the hip and fashion forward among us from around the globe. Our products are carried in uber cool shops, salons and department stores around the world; however to get the true Malin+Goetz experience one would have to come into one of only two freestanding retail stores in New York City. Well, the pursuit of our unique experience is about to get a little bit easier for many with the launch of Malin+Goetz Los Angeles.

Situated on charming Larchmont Blvd. in the historic and prestigious Hancock Park area, Brooklyn based architect Andrew Bernheimer has designed an environment that reflects the laid back vibrancy of the city while maintaining the neighborhood apothecary feel for which we have become known – 3,000 miles away from where it all began. Andrew Bernheimer has designed award-winning residential projects, commercial spaces and institutional projects. You can check out some more of Bernheimer Architecture’s awe-inspiring work here:

This is how it all started.

Coming along nicely.

Almost there!


Beautiful+Modern Package Design

05.26.2011 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab, Products, Lifestyle, Locations, Press

At Malin+Goetz we aim to keep things easy and uncomplicated.  This philosophy is arguably best reflected in the design of our packaging. Our beautiful minimalist packaging was designed by the award-winning, New York-based multidisciplinary design studio 2×4. 2×4 works on innovative and groundbreaking projects for clients that span the worlds of art, architecture, fashion and culture.

Andrew Goetz first worked with 2×4 during his tenure at Vitra.  He and Matthew initially approached 2×4 with an antique apothecary bottle and chemist’s label as inspiration for the Malin+Goetz packaging concept.  They worked in tandem with the 2×4 team to develop an updated version of this idea; modern both in an aesthetic sense but also in a way that made the brand simple to shop.

Colorful and focused on text, our packaging offers honest, straightforward insight into our trusted natural ingredients, similar to those found in the neighborhood apothecaries of old.  Blue text identifies products for the face, green signifies body and red is for hair.  Cleansers are the darker shades in each category and moisturizers are the lighter hues.  Two easy, effective steps.  Each bottle and jar is individually silk screened, providing a slightly tactile experience and a visual richness to the printed type.  Gradation of the print on each bottle separates areas of information: description, usage, ingredients, etc.  Yet, from a distance, it appears like a beautiful wave of color.

Since our humble beginnings, our chic products proudly line shelves around the world at luxury department stores, fashion stores, home and design shops, hotels, gyms, spas, salons and restaurants.  In 2005, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art exhibited 2×4’s work in “Design Series 3”.  This included MALIN+GOETZ with projects for other 2×4 clients such as Prada, the Brooklyn Museum, Princeton School of Architecture, Knoll Textiles, and Vitra.  We hope you love our packaging as much as we do.

Antique Apothecary Bottles Malin+Goetz Packaging

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