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October 2, 2014
DesignPhiladelphia proudly presents the Official Closing Ceremony for the 2014 festival, Lairs of Self in Everyday Life. In their premier personal collaboration, Sean Martorana and Dejha Ti invite you to play with their combined psyche, revealing their designs and adding your own. Lairs of Self explores how identity changes shape, moment to moment, day by day. Commandeer this kaleidoscope made from the very stuff that makes each of us. Discover the layers that shroud two designers. Perhaps you’ll discover your own.
September 28, 2014

Philadelphia, PA (September 2014) -- The Pennsylvania / New Jersey / Delaware Chapterof the International Interior Design Association announces its 13th AnnualProduct Parade, a highly anticipated annual event showcasing interior design products. Slated for 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on October 15th, this ticketed event willfeature 100 vendors in the 15,000 sq. ft. 23rd Street Armory (22 S. 23rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19103).

September 24, 2014

When: Both exhibitions open on First Friday, October 3rd and will continue through November 30th. A DesignPhiladelphia reception will be held on Friday, October 10th from 5:30-8pm. At 7pm, The Clay Studio will be hosting a live taping of ceramic artist Ben Carter’s Tales of a Red Dirt Rambler podcast featuring Bobby Silverman, Gettysburg, PA-based potter Tina Gebhart and Michael Strand, who is known for his social projects involving ceramics.

September 24, 2014

DesignPhiladelphia proudly presents the Official Closing Ceremony for the 2014 festival, Lairs of Self in Everyday Life. In their premier personal collaboration, Sean Martorana and Dejha Ti invite you to play with their combined psyche, revealing their designs and adding your own. Lairs of Self explores how identity changes shape, moment to moment, day by day. Commandeer this kaleidoscope made from the very stuff that makes each of us. Discover the layers that shroud two designers. Perhaps you’ll discover your own.

September 23, 2014

DesignPhiladelphia is celebrating its tenth year as America’s preeminent showcase for educating the public about design with its annual fundraiser and Festival kickoff - PopUp Place, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm at Bluecadet (1526 Frankford Avenue). The evening will feature the Reflecting Design Silent Auction of one-of-a-kind works imagined, designed, and donated by internationally-renowned, Philadelphia-based artists, architects, and designers.

September 21, 2014

Every designer must know their audience in order to make a creative impact. During this year’s DesignPhiladelphia Festival, Digitas Health LifeBrands will be hosting an evening talk with AOL’s Senior Manager of Consumer Analytics & Research Maureen Dawson. Dawson will present AOL’s research on the Millennial Generation. Applying this research to the world of design, Maureen will delve into how designers from all disciplines can better understand Millennials and successfully target this powerful generation.

September 21, 2014

Adorn Boutique & Showroom features Jewelry by owner/designer Sarah Lewis. Located in the heart of Fishtown, Adorn was named "Best Boho Boutique" by Philadelphia Magazine in 2013. Adorn by Sarah Lewis Jewelry is comprised of two collections; Band of Gypsys and Love & Light. Band of Gypsys jewelry makes a statement with rough crystals and bold, symbolic shapes. Love & Light is delicate, sophisticated, every-day jewelry, inspired by nature and yoga lifestyle. At Adorn Boutique & Showroom, Lewis surrounds her jewelry with a unique, edited assortment of apparel, accessories, and gift items, including collections from other local designers, treasures sourced from worldly travels, imported fair trade goods, and a stunning array of crystals and minerals.

September 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Pa (September 12, 2014) – Returning this fall, DesignPhiladelphia’s festival - dubbed "A Decade of Design" in celebration of its 10th anniversary - will feature more than 120 events throughout the city from Thursday, October 9 through Friday, October 17. Over the last decade, DesignPhiladelphia has grown into America’s preeminent showcase for educating the public about the role design plays in our everyday lives through a wide breadth of innovative and experiential programming.

September 10, 2014

Gravy Studio has curated a show for DesignPhiladelphia titled Residuum, featuring work by Kelton Bumgarner and a collaborative project between Pam Farrell and Krista Svalbonas. Brought together by similar themes of destruction and residue, they have all taken a wide range of techniques to envision their final landscapes.

September 10, 2014

(Philadelphia, PA) – Five Philadelphia women who are leading interior designers and major forces in the field will bring their joint expertise to a panel titled, “Defining A Profession: Interior Design in Philadelphia” on Thursday, October 16, 6:30 pm, at Moore College of Art & Design as part of DesignPhiladelphia. This Design Forum event presented by Graduate Studies at Moore's MFA in Interior Design will be moderated by faculty member James Miller and feature Moore alumnae Karen Daroff and Marguerite Rodgers, Floss Barber, Barbara Eberlein and Kimberly Williams. Following a question and answer session, the audience is invited to a reception with the panelists.