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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Zac Feltoon - HP Mimic Competition

Support Mulvanny Architecture Zac And Co

Hey all,
Zac Feltoon is a busy man - Zac and Co with Mulvanny Architecture has presented "The Ultimate Smart Office" submission for HP and Microsof. See the Talent house link, http://www.talenthouse.com/creativeinvites/preview/a212ef80869dc132b8718b8ab8c9dc6c/662
Vote for Zac and Co.! He's in the running! Super cool!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Matthew Burnett - Maker's Row !


     Matthew Burnett, Pratt alum, has launched Maker's Row, a designer's manufacturing resource that truly reflects the most cutting edge technology in resourcing available today.
     This resource is one of the cleanest, most professional sources for designers, fabricators, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, as well as students and those looking for investment contacts available to date.
Matthew and his associate Tanya Menendez and web designer Scott Weiner have combined their in-depth professional experiences as designers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and web specialists to create what will undoubtably be a very powerful vehicle for the development of effective, efficient, and creative collaborations among makers in this new and fascinating era of design.

see the article just out link here http://www.wired.com/design/2012/11/makers-row/
A fantastic achievement !

Congratulations to Matthew and Tanya and Maker's Row! Join today!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Natalie McLaurin - New Art!

Natalie's in New Orleans, in her second year toward a BFA.
She's been busy curating and showing and has been married now
for over a year. There is a video link below that you must see to He Needs Me. It is just the best in so many very Gnatty ways....
and generally speaking, Natalie notes:

  • Definitely having fun, this is an exciting city to be young, an artist and under employed. I think I am going to be hired to do an after school program at a pre-k and elementary school. Been doing a lot of kids art classes this summer. Its kinda cramping my underemployed style but I enjoy it.

    Natalie has been very busy, here are a few of her current works:

    Configured & Reconfigured: Transformations of the Human Body
    Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
    August 11, 2012 - October 13, 2012

    From the Acadiana Center for the Arts:

    Configured: Transformations of the Human Body 
    August 11, 2012 - October 13, 2012

    Configured and Reconfigured: Transformations of the Human Body, is an exhibition that explores the physical and psychological aspect of the human physique as it is transmuted through artistic exploration. In the exhibition, artistic manipulations include fragmentation, abstraction, and reconstitution resulting in a variety of psychologically charged work.

    ARTISTS: Marcello Boccacci, Leslie Dill, George Dureau, Stephen Hoskins, Harriet Kline, Donald Leblanc, Marino Marini, Eugene J. Martin, Ben Fox-McCord, Natalie McLaurin, Chicory Miles, Lisa Osborn, Michael Pajon, Gina Phillips, Chyrl Savoy, Filadelfo Simi, Robert Stickloon, Rufino Tamayo, Marcello Tommasi & Johnathan J. Wilson

    Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood)
    Tulane's Carroll Gallery, New Orleans, LA
    August 25 - October 18, 2012

    From Tulane "an exhibition featuring work that deals with childhood, memory, and nostalgia"

    Dog Park
    G Gallery, Houston, TX
    September 1-30, 2012 -

    From the G Gallery: "Grab a leash, load up your pooch, and join G Gallery on Saturday, September 1 from 6-9pm for a not-to-be-missed, spectacular dogapalooza!!!! Dog Park features the work of artists who use dogs as subject matter in their work. The exhibit includes paintings of dogs, dog sculptures, dog photos, dog drawings… dogs, dogs, dogs, and more [...]"

    He needs me   this is the video that is in lafayette and houston. 

    The Carroll Gallery has new work that I havent had a chance to document. I have a small room with 2 projections, one onto astro turf that is pretty funny and a sculpture that is much like my older work.http://www.tulane.edu/carrollgallery/exhibitions.htm

    Congratulations Natalie!! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kimberly Lewis Home - 2nd collection!

Kimberly Lewis, Pratt ID alum. is gearing up to launch her 2nd collection of boutique wallpaper, pillows and fabric by the yard - She's entered the indiegogo campaign - Give her a hand! She's down to  about the last day and can use your support. Spread the word, lend a hand!
check it out:


Kimberly Lewis Home is a Brooklyn based design studio that specializes inplayful patterned home furnishings. Feel free to check out our website with our current products at KimberlyLewisHome.com you can find us onFacebookTwitter, and Pinterest as well!
I originally launched Kimberly Lewis Home in May of 2011 at The International Contemporary Furniture Fair. I debuted a collection of boutique wallpaper, 4 patterns in 2 colorways each. We have been slowly growing over the last year with new products such as pillows, trays, and notecards. I have been working on our newest collection and I am dying to share it with the world!
Where will the Funds Will Go?
If I reach my goal of $3,000 the money will be used to bring the new collection from my computer screen into actual products! I have 5 new patterns that I will  make into wallpaper. If I exceed my goal I will also be making fabric as well. I will also be printing the patterns from the first collection on a beautiful linen which will be a new addition. I would also like to add to the pillow collection and introduce the new patterns in pillow form as well. 
Since the beginning I have been working with local manufacturers and I plan on continuing that with the second collection. Everything is printed not far from NYC and all of the pillows are sewn right here in the Garment District. Even the pillow fillers are made here in the US. Launching a new collection isn't cheap and this is where you come in!
What do the new patterns look like?
I have 6 new patterns that I can not wait to show you! (I may introduce more if I go over my goal as well) I have taken a lot of inspiration for a handful of patterns from one of my favorite places, the beach!  The patterns have a dash of nautical, a nod to some classic motifs and a whole lot of color and fun! Oh and did I mention Flamingos?! I will be unveiling more patterns as I start to climb to my goal but here is a sneak peak!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Kimberly Lewis - Kickstarter Project - support now!

Kimberly Lewis Home is moving ahead and has been gathering strenght and steam with her Kickstarter project;
She notes:

"A big shoutout to my newest backers of my Kickstarter campaign! BIG thanks to Alli Rodenhauser Steve Faletti Erica Pearl Ann Marie McKillop Home stretch, 8 more days to go to get 100% funded! Can't wait to get the new products into new stores and your hands!"

check out the site; http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kimberlylewis/kimberly-lewis-home-fall-2012-collection/

see her site - she's been very very busy! http://www.kimberlylewishome.com/

All the best!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fort Standard - Mission Small Business!! Vote

Join Ian and Greg in the last couple of days of voting for Mission Small Business!!

Ian Collings

Fort Standard needs your help!

How to vote for our Mission: Small Business Grant

1) Go to: https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/

2) Scroll down to bottom right and click "LOG IN + SUPPORT" via Facebook

3) Give your Facebook account permission to access the website

4) Type "Fort Standard" into search bar

5) Click "vote" and you're done!

6) Optionally, share your vote on your Facebook page!

Chase and LivingSocial are awarding $250,000 Grants. Vote for your favorite small business at www.missionsmallbusiness.com..Share.

Good luck Gents!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Colin Kilian & More

Colin Kilian in Cedar Lake Installation 2012 as part of Performances at Cedar Lake Theatre

Check the link; http://cedarlakedance.com/

As well as

June 29 at 7:00pm until July 8 at 2:00am

Gowanus Ballroom


55 9th st #61

Brooklyn NY 11215
Congratulations to Colin!

And apologies for missing the past few months; looks like many of you are traveling about the world, buying homes, having children, and exploring every avenue laced with fruitful design opportunities! Been busy gearing up my own shop and studio and hope to get back to reporting;
Congrats to Chrissy Angliker for her solo show; click the image for link to show's closing details,

Ryan Rutherford for his continuing success with Brotherford industries,
Pat Fricke for his successful move
Kimberly Lewis  - Kimberly Lewis Home is now offering design and consulting services. Please check out our design services page on our website and get in touch if you have a project in mind! -http://www.kimberlylewishome.com/design-services for her dedication to her vision,
and so many other that I've missed, (Ana Linares - Congratulations on all of your recent and wonderful news!! - Family, home, and success!)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Chen, Kai & Fort Standard : Sight Unseen pop-up at Creatures of Comfort

Sight Unseen pops up at creatures of comfort

Kai Williams & Chen Chen Chen-williams.com/
chenchenworks.com ,
Along with Fort Standard - Greg Buntain & Ian Collings , fortstandard.com
are in a new article in W magazine on line Daily W:

check out the article on the Shape Shop! This runs at Creatures of Comfort, 205 Mulberry Street, through May 6. Congratulation to all!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kiel Mead & the American Design Club - NYT !

Keil Mead and the American Design Club do it again!
New York Times today!  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/garden/threat-objects-for-defense-and-protection-opens-in-brooklyn.html?_r=1&src=dayp

NYT says: "A new Art and Design show in Williamsburg - "The pieces, about 60 in all, are part of an exhibition opening Friday at Present Company called “Threat: Objects for Defense and Protection.” "

Kai Williams and Chen Chen from Pratt Alum, are also in this show, among others.
Congratulations!! Super!

Again from NYT: The show runs from March 9 to 15 at Present Company, 29 Wythe Street (North 13th Street), Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is open to the public through Saturday; from Sunday through the following Thursday, viewing is by appointment only. Information: americandesignclub.com.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ryan Rutherford - brutherford.com - Up and running!

Ryan's Brutherford Industries is up and running!
Go to the site; http://www.brutherford.com/Store
and buy the ICE SCREAM MAN!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Erik Cooper - Eric Cooper Designs

     I'm pleased to bring to the ID alum another great designer and super guy, Erik Cooper! (pratt grad 2005) He's been very busy on the farm, literally...
      "Hey andy been a while....like 8 years! I put up a quick portfolio on carbonmade- http://erikcooper.carbonmade.com/I am doing well, I have much to add to it but for now it is something for folks to look at. I am working for Johnny Swing- I just designed and helped build his new art studio here in Southern VT. I am also working for Robert Dugrenier, and the production manager for a place called Soveren doing large solar installations in the great state of VT. I am also going to be one of 3 owners of a vegetable farm up here this summer called Grassy Brook Farms! Keep your eyes peeled for more! Hope all is well. E"

     Check out the site and check out the Sony Flake project - amazing. And check out the farm... you'll have to get to him on facebook for that! Unless perhaps he starts a farm blog, which sounds like a terrific idea... farm blog...
     Congrats, great living - super life & we're all so glad to see you working and thriving in design and life!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Colin Kilian - Show's in Chelsea this Thursday 1/19

This is a rare pleasure. A lot of years ago I had a student who pulled out of my portfolio class. He was the only one who ever did that. Nice guy, didn't say much, seemed to have things going on. I believed it was a mistake to pull out from the class. I was wrong. And I'm glad. He had stuff to do. It was Colin.
I recently saw Colin, at Josh Longo's show in Soho. He's back in New York making things. I recently saw his site, and his work. Colin's recent art may be some of the finest paintings/drawings I've ever seen, anywhere. He is doing something important, changing the landscape and language of painting, and thinking, and being. There is a serious conversation in these beautiful works, questions about what is real, what is perception, and how much can we see or know about ourselves and everything else. Looking at Colin's work is like having someone show you a cosmic secret. See his site below, or click on the work at the top of this feature, or see his site in alum list.

Colin Kilian (pratt grad 2003) is part of a group show this thursday, 6pm, at SS Project Space, 547 west 27th street, suite 210. Curated by Savannah Spirit. See link here: Artcat.com
He didn't mention how many works are showing, but it would be a mistake to miss this show.

Colin's website is orangeorangeorange.com
Check out this site, and then tell me how important this work is.

Congratulations on breathtaking achievements. I can't imagine what's to come! Brilliant.