Category Archives: Noho Design District

  1. 05.18.13
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    We’re Open for Business!

    The 2013 Noho Design District is in full swing in New York! We opened our doors to the public yesterday and we couldn’t be happier with what’s on offer this year — from giant braided ropes and tie-dye caltrops at the Merchant’s House Museum to a travel-themed design exhibit by Field and Various Projects to the Trophy show by the American Design Club. Then of course there’s our biggest Noho Next showcase to date, with 13 designers we’ve hand-picked for your enjoyment and an amazing video, sound, and design installation we’ve curated for our sponsor, Jawbone, to celebrate the debut of their custom-colored Big Jamboxes — with impeccable styling by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio. We’ll post many, many more photos of all these shows next week, but for now, here’s a little preview. We hope you’ll join us in person today, Sunday, and Monday from 12PM – 7PM — click here to view or download the official NDD map, with show descriptions and exact opening hours.

  2. 04.29.13
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    Sign Up For Designer Master Classes at the Bowery Hotel

    During this year’s 2013 Noho Design District, Sight Unseen is hosting a day of designer master classes on May 17 at New York’s Bowery Hotel. In each workshop, participants will learn a fun process or technique from one of our favorite up-and-coming New York designers — Fredericks & Mae, Noah Spencer of Fort Makers, or Chen Chen and Kai Williams (pictured) — then enjoy a period of guided experimentation before walking away with their own handmade objects. Classes are 75-90 minutes long, cost $50 per person, and each is limited to 20 participants, so read the class descriptions after the jump, or click here to sign up now!

  3. 04.25.13
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    Join Us for the 2013 Show!

    There’s still an obnoxious chill in the air in New York City, but as the trees start to cautiously bloom and we begin the lurch towards spring, you know it’s that time again — we’re excited to give you a sneak preview of our fourth annual Noho Design District, which we’ve curated and produced in partnership with Noho-Bowery Stakeholders. Running from Friday, May 17 through Monday, May 20, it’s set to once again be New York Design Week’s most exciting incubator for new ideas and talent.

  4. 05.18.12
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    Areaware’s 2012 collection

    This morning we introduced you to one of the key exhibitions from our Noho Design District hub at The Standard, East Village hotel. But before we take off for the weekend, we wanted to direct your attention three blocks south to our other hub at 22 Bond Street, where for the next four days you can view an immersive, conceptual installation by Areaware featuring the launch of Harry Allen’s Bank in the Form of a Pig GLOW and the debut of yet another amazing video from filmmaking duo Grave of Seagulls. If you’re in New York this weekend, we highly recommend you go and experience the disorienting video for yourself, but if you’re not, don’t fret – we snagged the online debut of the film below and spoke to Areaware creative director Laura Young about how it came to be.

  5. 05.18.12
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    Sonos Listening Library at The Standard, East Village

    The 2012 Noho Design District starts today! We and all of our amazing exhibitors have been working so hard to ensure it’s better than ever (check out the behind-the-scenes setup photos on our Facebook page), we’re getting tired just thinking about it. Luckily there’s a Hästens circular bed — and all manner of furniture made for lounging — in the Sonos Listening Library at The Standard, East Village, where NDD visitors can sprawl out on furniture by up-and-coming American designers and listen to music emanating from Sonos wireless speakers, including Lindsey Adelman and Kiel Mead’s epic Soundalier collaboration pictured above. Mead was also asked by show organizers CoolHunting, Architizer, and Dwell to curate the objects on display in the Listening Library, recruiting an impressive array of little-seen pieces from Taylor Mckenzie-Veal, Evan Dublin, Peter Oyler, Brendan Keim, Brendan Timmins, Tim Richartz, Ashira Isreal, Reed Wilson, Henry Julier, Ian Geoghegan, and Michael Cummings. We asked Mead to tell us more about the project; read his explanation here, then be sure to stop by the show this weekend if you’re in New York!

  6. 05.14.12
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    The Balloon Factory at Japan Premium Beef

    As traditions go, you can’t get much better than the one that will commence this Friday in the window of the tiny Great Jones butcher shop Japan Premium Beef: An annual display of custom meat-themed installations, rendered in various incongruous materials. It started during the 2010 Noho Design District, with the delicate glass sausages that won Fabrica’s Sam Baron a similar commission for T magazine earlier this year. And it will continue for 2012 with a series of inflatable meat balloons — whose prototypes are pictured above — that are being specially created for us by the Chicago designers behind the Balloon Factory project. We asked Caroline Linder, Lisa Smith, Michael Savona, and Steven Haulenbeek for the skinny on their savory new creation, which we invite you to visit this weekend at the Noho Design District.