Interior Design ’09

Anishka Clarke “a Brooklyn resident, but Jamaican at heart,” is one half of Ishka Designs, a firm specializing in homes and restaurants in Brooklyn, Jamaica, Paris, and elsewhere. Their slogan, “efficiently beautiful interiors,” represents their efforts not only to keep the aesthetic minimal and relaxed, but also to streamline the process and work carefully to avoid last-minute changes. Clarke came to FIT after a decade in finance; her creative partner, Niya Bascom, is a photographer who has also worked in film set design.

Featured Photo: Ishka Designs’ modern, minimalist light-filled room in a five-bedroom East Hampton home.