This week we had a visit from some of the ladies at Soapbox Inc. Soapbox hosts Feminist camps; produces books, films, and curricula tools, and a lot more. We're all about empowering women, and we were really excited to meet with them! You can learn more about Soapbox on their site: http://www.soapboxinc.com/
Yesterday we were featured on NonaBrooklyn! Photographer Valery Rizzo dropped by our studio to check out Hayseed's Big City Farm Supply, and she got a tour of design.plot as well as the rest of the studio. We had a really great time meeting with her. Her photographs are amazing!
You can read the article here: http://nonabrooklyn.com/dangling-shovels-plastic-animals-heirloom-seed-a...
Yesterday we were featured on the blog Emmadime along with our fluffy friend Carrot! We think she really stole the show. Emmadime is written by Emma Robertson, who is an amazing graphic designer, knitter, and paper shop owner. We love her work! Thank you so much for featuring us Emma!
Check it out here: http://emmadime.com/lovely-lady-domestic-construction/
And learn more about Emma here: http://emmadime.com/about/
We had the best time filming a music video for Langhorne Slim in our studio! We created an old-time boxing ring, complete with trees as the poles, a ring made from wood pallets, and a parachute as the backdrop! The space was completely transformed. We've been fans of Langhorne for a long time, and we were thrilled to have the chance to do this video with them. Their new album is out on June 5th- we got an early copy of it and we've been playing it nonstop at the studio!
Check out the video "The Way We Move": http://vimeo.com/42584484
If you've been keeping up with us, then you know we've done a number of music videos and photo shoots at our studio in Greenpoint. We love shooting things here because it's amazing how much the space transforms every time. Our studio has served as a scientist's laboratory, a rustic boxing ring, and a shoe-obsessed girl's bedroom. We love finding new people to collaborate with both in and out of our space.
If you want to know more about using Domestic Construction as a location for your production email us at: email@example.com
Last week we had a great time styling an event for MTV Tr3s. To create a festive Latin feel, there was a Chiva bus, a taco stand, and a dulce shop. We incorporated a lot of colorful elements like Mexican blankets, exotic flowers, and picado banners.
The event was a blast! Tr3s presented their new season of shows, while guests got to chow down on nachos, tacos, and a whole lot of sweets. There was even a performance by Juanes, which got everyone in the party bus dancing.
An event with unlimited amounts of tacos? Count us in.
Did you know design.plot is now home to its very own ice fishing shack? Check it out! Our friend Frank Traynor has launched a pop-up shop called the Perfect Nothing Catalog out of an abandoned shack in our lot.
Back in February, we created a Queen of Hearts themed installation at Erica Tanov for the Shiny Squirrel Pop Up for Valentine's Day. We had a lot of fun making large crowns out of paper mache and building houses of cards (with a tiny bit of help from our glue gun... shhh!). The installation looked great and was definitely fit for a queen!
Check out more pictures on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.317501091620507.67231.11293791...
When Extra Extra approached us to create a CMYK-themed event for HP, we couldn't have been more excited! The event was described as "an evening with colorful entrepreneurs," and it certainly lived up to its title. The room was divided into four regions, and each region was decorated with only one hue: cyan, magenta, yellow, or black. Some of the highlights of the design included big fluffy clouds that guests could put their heads inside, a ribbon ceiling, and giant test tubes all around the bar, which started out clear but were dyed with ink as the night went on.
A couple months ago, we worked on a big project for Bravo to promote their new show Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis. Our studio was turned into a full-blown auto shop as we transformed the interiors of 10 taxi cabs. Each of the cabs had a theme: Cabin, Glam, 60's Mod, Bohemian, or Moroccan. With our team of brilliant carpenters and helpers, we covered every surface of these cabs. There were tile floors, fake fireplaces, draped ceilings, hanging lanterns, wall paper, and a whole lot of custom-made pillows. Our studio has never been busier!