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Happy Spring Everybody!

Even though we're officially 3 days into spring, it definitely doesn't feel like it yet in New York. It's still so cold! We're optimistic that it'll warm up soon though, and next week we're planning to start planting some seeds to grow in our garden. We can't wait to spend some wonderful warm nights hanging out in the lot. Stay tuned for exciting upcoming events and happenings at design.plot! Be sure to follow design.plot on Facebook to get updates: https://www.facebook.com/DomesticConstructionDesignPlot

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Attention: food trucks and shop vendors!

As most of you know, Domestic Construction that has our own 3700 square foot outdoor garden in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We have hosted a number of successful pop-up shops and events, including a season-long farm store last summer that was very popular. We are interested in once again partnering with local vendors who want to rent a temporary location to sell their products/food. Our garden offers a beautiful space for people to come shop, eat, and hang out.

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Calling all creatives!

Domestic Construction is looking for interns! We are a multidisciplinary art and design studio, specializing in large-scale art installations, event design, set design, custom interior design, and more. Check out our website www.domestic-construction.com to become familiar with our work.

We are looking for interns who are well-rounded and willing to get their hands dirty! Every day at our studio is different and our interns will be responsible for:
• sourcing materials
• creating and building props for events and installations
• helping in our garden
• organizing our studio
• administrative duties
• assisting with set-up and breakdown of events

We need interns who are energetic, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to learn. A good sense of humor and the ability to work well with others is important. Candidates with experience in carpentry, fine arts, and graphic design are preferred.

REQUIREMENTS:
We need people who can commit to at least one full day a week. We will pay for your transportation and lunch, and we are happy to fill out any paperwork for school credit.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send us a thoughtful email to steph@domestic-construction.com (please do not email our studio directly or call us). Be sure to tell us why you're interested in working for Domestic Construction, why you think you'd make a great addition to our team, and what you're hoping to get out of your internship. Include your cover letter in the body of the email, and attach your resume. Let us know what days/times you'd be available.

Thank you!

our new project!

Exciting news! We're teaming up with Withers & Grain to design a new restaurant in the Lower East Side! We can't wait to share our progress as we get started on this amazing project. Today we're busy in our studio designing a custom wallpaper exclusively for the restaurant.

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Preparing for the end of the world!

With the end of the world rapidly approaching (on December 21!), we prepared by creating a replica of the Chichen Itza. We think the Mayans would be proud!

The temple was actually used as a prop for the Happy Hearts Fund "Land of Dreams: Mexico" event last week. We also created a jungle with an Olmec head, a replica of the underwater museum in Cancun, a Mexican classroom, and a replica of the Soumaya Museum. It was an incredible event, and we'll be posting more photos soon!

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More buzz about our new mats!

December at Domestic Construction is really off to a great start! Daily Candy included our mats in their Girls Gift Guide for the holidays! Check it out here: http://www.dailycandy.com/new-york/article/138968/2012-Girls-Gift-Guide

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Our mats are popping up everywhere!

We're a fan of Lena Dunham's show "Girls," and apparently Lena is a fan of our mats! A while back we saw on her Instagram that she owned our "Burst" mat, and we recently found out she owns "Day Tripper" as well! Awesome!

Do you own one of our mats? Send us a picture of it in your house or apartment too! We'd love to see how you use our mats to decorate your space.

Shop for mats here: http://domesticconstruction.bigcartel.com/

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Alpaca Party!

We've been busy making some alpacas for the Greenpointers 2nd Annual Holiday Market! The market will feature gifts, art, crafts, and food from local Greenpoint and Brooklyn makers. It'll be held on Saturday, December 8 from noon-6pm at From The Source (69 West St, Greenpoint Brooklyn).

We hope to see you there!

See the invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/508073479216617/

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