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NYDesigns Open House New York (OHNY) 2014

Thanks so much to all those that attended our Open House New York (OHNY) 2014 site visits on October 11. Also, we would like to thank our residents Bhold, HUXHUX, MTWTF, and Vengo for opening their doors to our visitors. It was so much fun, and keep in mind that you can schedule a site visit at any moment by emailing us at info@nydesigns.org.

Vengo

OHNY 2014 Featured Resident: Vengo

NYDesigns is happy to be participating in this year’s Open House New York with tours on Saturday October 11th at noon and 2PM.

AT NYDESIGNS YOU WILL MEET:

Vengo

Vengo is a small, high-tech vending machine. Vengo creates retail in new locations, couples it with interactive media and extracts consumer insights. Vengo has 50 machines deployed driving 25,000 unique engagements per month.

What can people expect to see in your studio during OHNY?  
Lots of tinkering and prototyping!

How do you describe NYDesigns?  
An amazing, spacious community that affords us the ability to bring all of our team together in one space in comfort.

See Vengo in action!

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OHNY 2014 Featured Resident: MTWTF

NYDesigns is happy to be participating in this year’s Open House New York with tours on Saturday October 11th at noon and 2PM.

AT NYDESIGNS YOU WILL MEET:

MTWTF

MTWTF is a design consultancy that creates communication platforms for cultural, commercial, educational, and civic clients. Through research and analysis, we identify cultural and business contexts in which to design strategic communication platforms that get results. These platforms include signage systems, environmental graphics, exhibitions, identities, publications, websites, and posters. We believe that good design has the power to help individuals, organizations, and businesses clarify what they do and manifest their ideas to make change happen.

What can people expect to see in your studio during OHNY?
Samples of our recent work in signage systems, environmental graphics, exhibitions, identities, publications, websites, and posters.

How do you describe NYDesigns?  
An invaluable home and support system for young businesses and business owners.

See MTWTF in action!



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OHNY 2014 Featured Resident: HUXHUX

NYDesigns is happy to be participating in this year’s Open House New York with tours on Saturday October 11th at noon and 2PM.

AT NYDESIGNS YOU WILL MEET:

HUXHUX

HUXHUX Design is dedicated to exceptional architecture, interior design, & furniture.

What can people expect to see in your studio during OHNY?
A working design studio where you’ll see the trappings and traces of customized designs… from 3d printed tiny things to custom textiles for pillows to custom wallpaper to giant interior design contract work here in NYC.

How do you describe NYDesigns?  
Prime studios for emerging design firms, along with a mindful community that is focused on design innovation.

Bhold Bheard

OHNY 2014 Featured Resident: Bhold

NYDesigns is happy to be participating in this year’s Open House New York with tours on Saturday October 11th at noon and 2PM.

AT NYDESIGNS YOU WILL MEET:

Bhold

Bhold creates thoughtfully designed functional objects that are also fun, whimsical and elegant. Unlike traditional product manufacturers, Bhold’s design is made better by technology and a community of beta testers worldwide. Their rapid prototyping produces over 50 or 100 versions within a few months before a design is deemed ready for release.

What can people expect to see in your studio during OHNY?  
Our 3D printers, a timeline of our prototypes and our designs. A touch of warmth, wit and whim.

How do you describe NYDesigns?  
A city-backed design incubator with friendly supportive folks and a good amount of space.

See Bhold in action!



Maker Faire 2014

NYDesigns is proud to have participated, along with thousands of makers, on this year’s World Maker Faire NY. The event was our launch of #makingQUEENS, a series of events and presentations we are hosting this fall that will explore all the types of creative making that take place in the borough of Queens. These events are part of NYDesigns’ ongoing effort to understand who is making (in) Queens — highlighting diversity in the design and maker communities in our borough.

Our space at the Maker Faire included interactive activities such as puzzles with the neighborhoods and community boards of Queens.
Look at these tweets, sent during the Maker Faire, that show how people tell us they are #makingQUEENS:

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#makingQUEENS

#makingQUEENS is a fall 2014 initiative by NYDesigns featuring a series of events and presentations we are hosting that explore all the types of creative making that take place in the borough of Queens. These events are part of NYDesigns’ ongoing effort to understand who is making (in) Queens — highlighting diversity in the design and maker communities in our borough.

Follow #makingQUEENS on Twitter and here on a specific page we have created here on our site.