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By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Sep 19, 2019
Amtrak is participating in DesignPhiladelphia this year for the first time, and the company is excited to welcome industrial and product designers to help progress its sustainability goals at its “Food Delivery Design with Amtrak- Get Carried Away” design charrette onboard its long-distance cars. “Here at Amtrak, we are constantly seeking new ideas that help us improve our customers’ on-board experience and, increasingly, lessen our impact on the environment,” says Lenka Hennessy, Amtrak’s Senior Director of Product Development & Customer Experience. “When we discovered the opportunity to participate in DesignPhiladelphia, we realized that we had an unique chance to tap... more
By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Sep 19, 2019
*/ In conjunction with DesignPhiladelphia , the Philadelphia Design District announces its outdoor installation on the theme DESIGN IMMERSION , a design takeover of Old City’s North 3rd Street, Saturday, October 5th, Noon to 6 PM, on 3rd Street - between Arch & Race. Weather permitting – No rain date! Liberated from traffic and parked vehicles, PDD’s design showrooms, art galleries, architects, artists & makers will spill out onto 3rd Street with interactive installations, demonstrations, and random moments of sheer beauty. Visitors are invited to observe, converse, interact, and to enjoy the new spirit of Old City design in unique... more
By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Sep 19, 2019
ATTIC is a hyper-local search and discovery tool focused on vintage and artisan furniture, home decor and fashion products available from small businesses in Philadelphia and 10 other major metropolitan markets. The website features daily updates from over 50 independent stores of the greater Philadelphia area. Since its launch in 2018, the site has indexed more than 15,000 furniture, decor and clothing items -- a mix of vintage clothing from local boutiques, midcentury modern furniture, artisan-designed furniture and a wide variety of vintage and locally made home decor products. The goal is simple: make it easier for consumers to shop... more