reporter: Miguel Dominguez
On May 20th, inspired by Ingrid Michaelson’s song ‘Ghost,’ ABC Carpet & Home chose to realize that inspiration visually with the Heart, Light & Shadow installation and the ‘Ghost’ collection within it at their multi storied showroom, which is the sort of place that makes Ali Baba’s 40 thieves’ treasure cave seem like a dumpster. Ingrid was invited to perform in connection to her video for ‘Ghost,’ where she uses her body to translate her message and communicate the lyrics of her work. ABC Carpet & Home found true resonance in this creative revelation, as they believe that being at home in your own body is where home begins. Ingrid had been invited previously at ABC Carpet & Home when it hosted a Democratic Party fundraiser for President Obama back in March.
The evening was a way for ABC Carpet & Home to honor a community that has been so supportive to them, and create an all encompassing sensory experience of self expression. ABC Carpet & Home and their foundation ABC Home & Planet, quite often holds events to celebrate their space Deepak Home Base, in order to bring awareness to their mission, and to give back to the community. As design enthusiasts, it’s always important to ABC Carpet & Home to celebrate ICFF and NY Design week, being celebrated throughout the city at the time.
|ABC Home Creative Director Paulette Cobe introducing Ingrid Michaelson|
Ingrid Michaelson is a New York-based indie-pop singer-songwriter. Her music has been featured in episodes of several popular television shows, including Scrubs, Bones, Grey's Anatomy, Hellcats, The Big C, In Plain Sight, Ugly Betty, The Vampire Diaries and One Tree Hill. She has appeared and performed in The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, Last Call with Carson Daly (performance with Joshua Radin), Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Live From The Artists Den, Live with Regis and Kelly, NPR’s "Bryant Park Project”, The Rachael Ray Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and VH1. Some of her songs featured in films are "Be OK"—The House Bunny (2008),"Everybody"—trailer for Disney's Lady and the Tramp, Diamond Edition (2011), ”Everybody”—Sneak Peek for Disney’s Diamond Edition of The Lion King Blu-ray (2011). Songs featured in commercials: "Sort Of" (instrumental version)—Google Chrome, ”Be OK”—Mott’s Apple Juice commercial featuring actress Marcia Cross, ”The Way I Am”—Old Navy commercial, ”Be OK”—Ritz Crackers commercial, ”Be OK”—Traveler’s Insurance commercial, as well as Old Navy's fall 2007 Fair Isle and Opel's/Vauxhall's Meriva 2010 advertising campaigns.
Other appearances by Ingrid with Sara Bareilles was the performance of "Winter Song" at the 2010 National Christmas Tree Lighting. She also performed "Blood Brothers" at the 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2011.
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