It’s a wonderful thing to be the focus of a national publication, but what gives me particular satisfaction is the manner in which our city is featured in this Globe and Mail article. The piece, by Josh O’Kane (who is from these parts), touches on various businesses and projects in the region (BonFire, the Santara, Dr Jane Walsh, residential clients: Glenda and Chad Williams, Laura Nicholson and Jeff Brewer, to name a few). Most...

EXCITING NEWS! “Saint John, NB – CCI Entertainment Inc., Hemmings Films Ltd. and Talons of Venice Entertainment Inc. are pleased to announce the beginning of principal production of their first joint venture, the new 20-episode television series, “Real Houses of….” CCI Entertainment and its global sales agents will also introduce the pilot at MIPCOM – the four-day, international entertainment content conference – in Cannes, Oct. 13-16. In...

About Judith Mackin Creative Director & Founder of Tuck Studio | Tuck Interiors Judith Mackin is a Saint John-based entrepreneur and a dedicated patron of the arts. About Judith: PUNCH PRODUCTIONS INC: 2000 – to present: In 2000, Judith founded PUNCH Productions, a multi–faceted company specializing in marketing, branding, public relations, design, and event planning. TUCK INTERIORS – 2008 – to present: In 2008, PUNCH expanded to include the...

Into the Wild featured on W NETWORK’s ‘REAL HOUSES OF…ATLANTIC CANADA”. Judith and Robert’s home can be viewed by clicking on the image below. You can also view the entire episode by clicking here (but sadly you have to pay $0.99)! Premiered Tuesday, September 8 2015. Real Houses Of… invites you into some of the most incredible homes in North America. You won’t find “cookie cutter” here. These fabulous spaces are on...

Client: Dr. Jane Walsh, Psychologist Location: Millidge Place, Saint John New Brunswick Scope: Branding | Logo | Collateral + Interior Design Interior Design: PUNCH INSI DE | Judith Mackin Branding: PUNCH Productions in collaboration with Gillian Goldie Length of Project: March 28th to September 28th 2011 (6 months) Photo: Hemmings House Pictures/ Mark Hemmings Dr. Jane Walsh Getting Connected: According to Jane, the first time she met me I was...

This week an exciting parcel arrived in the mail.  There, finally, in my vestibule, the thing I’d been obsessively waiting for for several weeks: a few pieces from the designers Brothers Dressler  (Lars and Jason).  I had made their acquaintance earlier this year at IDS in ‘The Big Smoke’ (Toronto).  What follows below is my small tribute to their craftsmanship and sense of design (along with a few choice...

New Brunswick-Saint John: Tuesday: June 14th, 2016 Due to demand and growth – and not quite three months after moving from their north end location to Prince William Street – TUCK STUDIO announces yet another expansion into the Uptown Saint John core! Judith Mackin’s interior design firm Tuck Interiors is the latest tenant to sign a lease with Historica at 38 Grannan Alley. “When we moved TUCK STUDIO from zero level of our home to the uptown we...

This post is also featured on HGTV.ca Click on the image(s) above to go directly to HGTV.ca to see the Blog (first) and the photo gallery (second) BEFORE & AFTER: DESIGNING WHITE Clients: Glenda and Chad Williams Photography: Sean McGrath DESIGN: PUNCH INSIDE (Judith Mackin | Sarah Tapley) Décor & Furnishings, all through TUCK STUDIO unless otherwise noted. Chad and Glenda Williams, originally from Nova Scotia, recently moved from Los...

EXCITING NEWS! “Saint John, NB – CCI Entertainment Inc., Hemmings Films Ltd. and Talons of Venice Entertainment Inc. are pleased to announce the beginning of principal production of their first joint venture, the new 20-episode television series, “Real Houses of….” CCI Entertainment and its global sales agents will also introduce the pilot at MIPCOM – the four-day, international entertainment content conference – in Cannes, Oct. 13-16. In...

For Immediate Release: Tuck Studio announces its expansion into Uptown Saint John’s ‘Trinity Royal’ in early 2016. Tuck Studio, Saint John’s premiere furniture, lighting and décor studio, is heading ‘Uptown’. Early in the new year, owner and designer Judith Mackin and her team will be moving Tuck Studio from its current north end location, 40 Autumn Street, and setting up shop at 124 Prince William Street, in one of the city’s most historic prop...

A version of this column was posted in ‘Salon’ the Saturday Art’s section of the Telegraph Journal (July 21 2012) Photos courtesy of Meghan Barton & John Budris (and a few by me, Judith) Weddings tend to have a certain ‘sameness’ to them. Steeped as they are in long-standing and (mostly) cherished tradition, there’s a conformity that, more often than not, comes at a hefty price, a price that’s getting heftier by the year. A...

This column ran in the Provincial Newspaper, Telegraph Journal in the arts section ‘Salon’  – Design Driven (by me) on Saturday September 24, 2011 To see examples of these ideas, please  scroll to the bottom of this post. Key to my mandate as an interior designer is to create living and work spaces that expresses the unique tastes and narrative of my client.  And what goes on the walls is a key expression of...

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