Rawlins Calderone Design


Rockaway Playland Motel Room #5 has been dubbed “The Super Collective”. Athena and John design-directed a team of kindred, artistic spirits, each committed to their respective craft as well as inspired to be part of the rebuilding of the Rockaways.

Acclaimed visual artist Shantell Martin has graced the walls of the room with her stream of conscious drawings.  Super-Brand has donated a surf-board which has become an additional canvas for Shantell’s inner vision. Aussie Surfer/Model/Set-builder Bruce Raubenheimer has donated his expertise to craft assorted built-in features for the room, assuring functionality shares equal importance to style.

The color palette of the room is bright and bold, inspired by the sea yet realized with unpredictable details such as colorful marine rope applied to the walls delineating these broad surfaces and containing Shantell’s site-specific installation.

About the Artist

John Rawlins & Athena Calderon (Rawlins Calderone Design)t: John Rawlins and Athena Calderone, the duo behind Rawlins Calderone Design, is the coming together of two like-minded friends who share a love of design, art & architecture. Together they curate and design high-end residential interiors as well as retail & hospitality projects in and around NYC and Miami. Their work has recently been featured in Harpers Bazaar, Elle Decor, House Magazine, Interior Design, NY Times, and this month Athena’s Amagansett home graces the cover of Living Etc magazine for the celebrated design of her mid century modern beach house.Athena’s lifestyle blog, Eye Swoon, recently featured on Refinery 29, has generated a buzz and cast her as a influencer and tastemaker whose style expanses the world of food, design, fashion, and everything lifestyle.

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