A few weekends ago we had the chance to check out the second annual Photoville. A pop-up exhibition space in Brooklyn (we know, art in Brooklyn, SHOCKING) filled with photography projects ranging from modern portraits of Manhattan to hundred year old tin-type photo booths. What’s even cooler is that each exhibit is housed in a freight container. What’s even cooler-er is the beer garden (just sayin).
Yesterday marked the 140th birthday of the 501 jean. Yes you heard correctly-140 years. Levi Strauss & Co made its first pair of jeans in 1873, 20 years after Levi himself arrived in San Francisco and opened a wholesale dry goods business. They were patented as “waist overalls” with one back pocket (with Arcuate stitching design), a watch pocket, a cinch, suspender buttons and a rivet in the crotch. Read the rest of this entry »
This weekend, we checked out the first annual Collective .1 Design Fair at Pier 57. The fair aims to present “a cohesive, curated selection of contemporary design and historical pieces from around the world.” The idea began with a select group of designers, curators, collectors and gallerists, who recognized the need for a new commercial and educational platform for the collector and connoisseur. Read the rest of this entry »
We are thrilled to announce that Housing Work’s 9th annual Design On A Dime Benefit, raised $1.1 Million Dollars to fund the completed Jefferson Avenue Residence opening this summer, and to break ground on the Hull Street housing opening in 2014. The announcement, which came last week, was record breaking, and a testament to the talented individuals and generous groups that were involved! Read the rest of this entry »
Our CCO, Brady Wilcox, was recently profiled by Curbed.com, as part of their “Clocking In” video series. The series, currently in its second installment, spends time getting to know “behind the scenes” people in the industry.
According to Curbed, it’s aim is to explore “one individual’s artistic contributions to the great, wide “wheel” of design; in other words, cool stuff cool people create.” It was great have the Curbed team check out our newly re-designed showroom, and to hear more about Brady’s design philosophy, and the creative process of creating our roll-tufted Chair no. One Twenty Four.
Check out the video below, and head to Curbed to see the rest of their series.
Last night, we swung by Housing Work’s Design On A Dime event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea to check out some of the 50+ designer vignettes. The spaces were inventive, quirky, and interesting; and it was great to catch up with some of our favorite designers and other industry friends. You can see all the pics of the event on our Facebook page, but here’s a few of our favorite shots. The free public sale continues today and tomorrow, so be sure to swing by and get some of these pieces for a steal! Read the rest of this entry »