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Rendez-Vous chez Atelier François Pouenat

Rendez-Vous chez Atelier François Pouenat

Atelier François Pouenat, a family run atelier, was established 130 years ago in Varennes, France and works in everything from aligning with independent designers to develop objects restoring historic buildings. We were excited to have the chance to sit down and explore how an Atelier like AFP work with young designers on developing projects and manufacturing by taking questions directly from our design community.

Milan Design Week 2018

Milan Design Week 2018

After digesting all of the incredible installations, pieces, designers, and concepts we discovered during that epic week in April, we came to the conclusion that there were too many gems for one article. Follow along in a four-part series of the best of Milan Design Week 2018 below !

Milan Design Week 2018 - What to See

Milan Design Week 2018 - What to See

We sat down with the founders to come up with a must-see list of exhibits here in Milan for the Design Week. Have a look at our picks below and check in on The Design Release's mobile website this week to see where all events are taking place and when.

March_ AD 'MADE' Design Show, New York

March_ AD 'MADE' Design Show, New York

This weekend is one of my personal favourites, Architectural Digest 'MADE' Show. Here at say hi to_, we love to discover the next generation of innovative, up and coming designers and creatives first and that is exactly what you will find at MADE. Known for launching the careers of more than a few of our favourite American furniture designers, the AD 'MADE' show is a must visit if you are in New York and you are interested in finding the 'next big thing', before anyone else does.

March_ District Design Dialogue Holland Village, Design Singapore

March_ District Design Dialogue Holland Village, Design Singapore

We have been invited to visit, participate in and work with the District Design Dialogue – Holland Village project at Singapore Design Week 2018 this year in March. The initiative, which is helmed by innovative local design agency Hjgher, is a series of imagined shop installations forged to showcase the local creative talent and build the local design community through workshops, events, and talks. 

March_ Collectible Design, Belgium

March_ Collectible Design, Belgium

Collectible Design, a brand new fair hosted in Brussels, Belgium is dedicated to collectible design furniture pieces and is exactly what (we) and Europe needed. Finally, we will have a place to go and explore a curated selection of the most compelling contemporary designers and galleries in the heart of Europe.

Los Angeles | December

Los Angeles | December

As the holiday season is in full effect and we all prepare for the end of the year, it's important to take some time to reflect on the things that bring us joy in life. This month's roundup includes some beautiful fine art exhibitions, a few great options for holiday gift buying, and the work of two design firms in Los Angeles creating really innovative and fun spaces.

Rendez-Vous chez Block Shop

Rendez-Vous chez Block Shop

Starting with producing a handful of block printed scarf designs in 2010, Block Shop has grown into a hugely popular design studio producing wearables and home goods featuring their signature geometric designs, as well as offering workshops for those wanting to learn the block printing process first hand. Read below to learn more about the formation and evolution of Block Shop from my chat with co-founder Hopie Stockman. 

Rendez-Vous chez Carly Jo Morgan

Rendez-Vous chez Carly Jo Morgan

I connected with Carly and was lucky enough to pay a visit to her studio and learn a bit more about her process. A truly inspirational creative force, it was exciting to hear about about Carly's vision and her evolution as an artist.

Villa Noailles Design Parade Hyères and Toulon 2017

Villa Noailles Design Parade Hyères and Toulon 2017

Villa Noailles Design Parade is an annual event which consists of two contests for up and coming talent in the realm of design, held between two adjacent seaside cities in the South of France, as well as a series of installations around each city for guests to discover. 

Have a look at what I discovered from each contest and the winners! 

Creative vacations_ Europe Edition 2017 | III. Domaine de Boisbuchet

Creative vacations_ Europe Edition 2017 | III. Domaine de Boisbuchet

There is one spot in France which is famous for their all-star lineups of, the best of the best, who's who of the design world - giving workshops and that spot is the French Château of Domaine de Boisbuchet. They host a series of small hands-on workshops throughout each summer with some of the hottest contemporary designers. You'll get to have one on one time learning from today's most innovative and sought after talents.

Los Angeles | January

Los Angeles | January

To jumpstart your creative juices for 2017, the January round-up features designers and artists that run the spectrum from soft and fuzzy fiber art to the graphic lines of Brutalist architecture and a fashion designer's sculptural furniture. A dreamy photography series featuring floating installations of everyday objects and ethereal, pastel paintings will hopefully help get your creative daydreams flowing freely into the new year!

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | X. The Traveler

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | X. The Traveler

The two strong passions that Samantha and Lotte have in common is for an undying thirst for adventure and technology. Lotte makes concessions for Samantha as long as camping turns into ‘Glamping’ and 8 hour hikes and excursions are followed up by a night under 800 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and morning facials at the spa. 

See what these wild girls want to share and where they want to go for the holidays this season as we got a glimpse of their Holiday wish lists!

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | VII. The Comtesse

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | VII. The Comtesse

An aloof, humorous, dare I say, charming American girl who prefers to discuss politics with the boys than shop with the girls, still has a sultry and feminine side. She spends her time between her Design Furniture Magazine and hours pampering in the bathtub and watching Netflix Serial Killer documentaries. 

Let's see what this Yankee Comtesse wants her loyal subjects to gift her during her month long Hannukkah and Christmas festivities.

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | IV. The Tastemaker

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | IV. The Tastemaker

Massimo and Ingrid, known throughout all of the design social circles in Italy as the couple who sets the trends among them all, we’re pleased to have gotten a glimpse at their Christmas list this year.

Have a look at what this fun loving Italian power couple have on their Christmas list.