New York Times Weekend Magazine – Design Spring 2010

It was a pleasant surprise to open up the ‘Design Spring 2010′ issue of the New York Times Weekend Magazine and find our ‘New York Delft’ plates pictured with other ‘blue and white’ designs.  Follow the link and then click ‘view print magazine’ at the bottom and go to page 50.  Many thanks to our [...]

A Razor, A Shiny Knife dinner and ‘New York’ Delft

Super-creative-ambitious culinary salon/event collective (phew!) A Razor, A Shiny Knife is throwing a pull-out-all-stops dinner event in conjunction with the upcoming New York City Wine and Food Festival.  The dinner takes place on Saturday October 10.  You can find details here. 
The theme for the evening is ‘Locally Sourced’, where every aspect of the event -except the food- [...]

Kinko’s Trouble Spotted a Mile Away

Kinko’s was bought by FedEx in 2004.  I wrote a post in December of 2005 about the bad decisions I thought managament was making in regards to the new FedEx / Kinko’s brand.  I just stumbled across a Business Week article from December of 2008 about the downward spiral of the brand identity (not to [...]

On the ‘Down-Low’ in LA

Our friends at LA Confidential were nice enough to feature our ‘Greenaid’ reusable shopping bag in their upcoming June issue.  If you are in the area you can find the ‘Greenaid’ at A+R or simply go to our Lovegrove + Repucci website to purchase it.
Thanks again LA Confidential!

Lovegrove + Repucci WRD bottle on Target

We are thrilled to be included in this month’s ‘Generation Green’ selection at Target’s Red Hot Shop online.  Our new ‘WRD’ (Water Ready to Drink) Bottle was considered to have sufficient ‘Target-ness’ and at the same time ‘Green-ness’ to be picked for the April collection. 
A continuation on the ‘War On Plastic’ theme of our Greenaids, [...]

Lovegrove + Repucci’s ‘New York’ Delft at DIFFA 2009

We were very happy to be included in this year’s DIFFA New York 2009 ‘Dining By Design’ dinner event.  Interior designer Michael Tavano contacted us recently because he wanted to incorporate our ‘New York’ Delft porcelain dinnerware and our ‘Street’ napkins into his table design for the DIFFA benefit dinner.  Tavano’s table environment design has a [...]

Urban(e) Silk Scarves by Lovegrove + Repucci

Lovegrove + Repucci have recently added a new product to our collection. 
The new ‘Urban(e)’ Silk Scarf
Inspired by and developed from the graffiti of New York, the bold colors of the city street are rendered in fine silk.
Lovegrove + Repucci’s ‘Urban(e)’ Silk Scarf uses the imagery and patterns of street graffiti.  What could normally be seen as banal, [...]

New York MTA: Damaging Potential

Today the MTA board voted in favor of increasing the subway fare from $2 to $2.50.  And at the same time cutting back on service.  The fare increases are detailed in this New York Times article.  This is a very unfortunate development to say the least.  And extremely short-sighted.  The New York subway system moves [...]

Flower Power

The game ‘Flower’ is beautiful.  Designed by Jenova Chen of That Game Company, the game is a mesmerizing breezy cavort through rolling fields of grasses and flowers.  Yet another game that I have never played or seen being played.  But I was immediately smitten when I saw the game trailer.  I love the idea of [...]

James Beard Awards 2009 Nominees Announced

The James Beard Foundation Award nominees for 2009 were announced today and my old colleague from Chicago days, Thomas Schlesser, was nominated TWICE for his design of the Publican in Chicago and Bar Boulud here in New York.  Great work although he is up against the star power of Philippe Starck for his design of Jose [...]