We had a blast taking photos of our new collection, Travellust! Drawing inspiration from each building and the city it represents, we raided our colorful collection of “props”- spools of thread, tiny umbrellas, old watch parts, fabric scraps – to get the creative juices flowing.
If you are in NYC during NYCxDesign aka Design Week please stop by stopTHINKshop which a very good friend of mine, Kristina Drury of TYTHEdesign is co-curating (and Designhype is sponsoring)! Other curators include Given Goods Co and miLES.
The pop-up store is a curated collection of innovative products which focus on local, ethical and/or sustainable production methods. It runs May 18-19th from 11am-8pm at 75 East 4th St. They are also hosting a cocktail party on May 18th from 6-8pm for free in the space! www.stopTHINKshop.com
In celebration of NYCxDesign and in the lead up to a three hour workshop I’m hosting on June 3rd, 2013 titled “Design Your Life Like an Entrepreneur” (Certificate in Design Entrepreneurship program at Pratt Institute), Debera Johnson – Founder and Executive Director of the Pratt Design Incubator, Kristina Drury – Founder and Creative Director of TYTHEdesign, and I will be hosting a free mini-workshop on the subject of entrepreneurship on May 20th at the Pratt Manhattan Campus from 6:30-8pm. The workshop will include creating mission statements and we will discuss the many characteristics of an entrepreneur. There are a few tickets left on eventbrite! See you there!
You can learn more about the June 3rd “Design Your Life Like an Entrepreneur Certificate Course here, I have also included the description below. To sign up contact email@example.com.
Design Your Life Like an Entrepreneur Course Description:
You don’t have to own a business to live an independent life. Design the life you want to lead by applying the basic principles of entrepreneurship. As a creative professional you are in a unique position to take advantage of the market to define your own career path.
Topics Include: identifying opportunities, risk assessment, long and short term goal setting, contract negotiations, financial planning and dynamic proposals.
June 3 Monday 6pm to 9 pm
CDE 600 .3 C.E.U.s $195
It’s Design Week, NYCxDesign officially, here in NYC again. It is by far my favorite week all year. We’ll be at the Designboom Mart inside the ICFF this year at booth #2706! Please stop by and check out our Metro Cuff Series as well as our two newest series, launching officially at the show (and up on the website soon after). We put a teaser up on our facebook page if you’re curious. The ICFF runs from May 18th-21st.
My name is Jenny, and I’m working with Tiffany at Designhype this semester. It’s been a crazy few weeks learning the ropes around the studio, but I figured its about time I introduce myself!
I’m currently studying Industrial Design at Pratt Institute, and will be graduating this May. While I don’t know exactly what I want to do yet, I’m soaking up as much as I can while I’m here! I’m particularly interested learning the business side of things. In school we focus on the design process- developing products within the hypothetical realm. In the “real” world though, a concept’s value depends upon how effectively it is translated into production. From there, it is necessary to consider the product’s positioning within the market. I’m already jumping in on this front; keep an eye out for new retailers and –spoiler alert– revamped web pages!
Looking forward to getting to know all of you fellow Designhype enthusiasts over the next few months! If you haven’t already, you can sign up for our newsletter and we’ll fill you in on the latest and greatest around the studio. In the meantime, feel free to check out my personal website as well: http://www.jenelf.com
Some of you may know this already, others don’t. Designhype was invited to be an exhibitor at the Designboom Mart in the 2013 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair during Design Week. The show was about two and a half weeks ago.
It was delightful. Except for the bitter cold. It snowed almost everyday! That part I loved.
Stockholm was quite the adventure. This was not my first time there but it was my first time exhibiting this far away. Traveling with product, props, signs, setup tools, etc. was pretty exhilarating.
My story began in Brooklyn. But forget that, let’s fast forward to arriving in Stockholm. This show was taking place a few days after I finished the New York International Gift Fair! It was hectic to say the least but we made it to Stockholm and had a day to roam around before setup. Casey Daurio, a former intern of mine, came with me.
We arrived at the Stockholm Furniture Fair a day later to setup. Here is the evidence.
The lovely Swedes really took to our Metro Cuffs and had fun finding their favorite stops in their favorite cities.
And this Swede rocked the house.
We had a Designboom exhibitor party. The women in the front of the picture below is Anita from Designboom. She is amazing.
Then, like clockwork, we made our way to the Design Week events. First stop was PechaKucha at Berns. Berns is quite exquisite. There was more than one chandelier. They were gigantic. I became obsessed with them. PechaKucha was great. The highlight for me was David Wiberg, he is a fantastic illustrator.
We later went to Soap Bar which was highly recommended as one of the best bars in Stockholm. I don’t have pictures of that night, thank goodness!
I do have photo’s of the Form Us With Love party. By far the best Design Week party in Stockholm this year. They handed us these red paper sunglasses when entering the basement of the party. We had fun. That’s me, below Casey.
I hopped on the Tunnelbana (subway). This is the street/subway art heading from the party to Stockholm Central.
There was a pretty large material library at the furniture fair, something like over 2000 specimens. Here are some of the sexier materials I found.
Last day of the show and it was a success!
I’ll follow up with a New York International Gift Fair post!
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This is our third year in the New York International Gift Fair! That’s so worth celebrating! The end of January also marks one full year that I no longer work for anyone else, just Designhype. I am so grateful to be able to say that! This year I am sharing a booth with two other amazing designers, Lara Knutson and Lina Noel. Designhype will be launching a new Metro Cuff at the show as well adding some new styles to our existing line. Please stop by and say hello, we are in Personal Accessories booth #8248! Very excited to meet new people and see old friends. The show runs from January 27th to January 30th at the Javits Center. See you there!
We’ve been making the holiday market rounds this year (also our first year doing any markets) and our final stop is this Saturday, December 8th. It’s been fun with long, long days but worth every minute. It’s nice stepping outside of the studio to meet the people who enjoy and buy your work and of course it’s inspiring connecting with like-minded crafty/designy folks. That’s why I’m looking forward to Gowanus Nite Market. They’ve lined up DJ’s, food, beer (!!!), artists, designers all together inside a warehouse full of film props, the official home of Film Biz Recycling. And as the name suggests, it’s at night! This is the best idea for a market since sliced bread (or something like that).
If you plan to make it out there they request an RSVP (free), gnmstuff.eventbrite.com.
December 8th - 7pm-12midnight - 540 President Street, Brooklyn NY - Warehouse Lower Level
Our Berlin Cuff bracelets have just launched on our website today! I’m so excited for these cuffs because so many people have asked for them, it is unbelievable how many people have an affection for Berlin! I can’t deny that I do too. Check them out below and let me know what you think! You can see more images of them on www.designhypeinc.com.