Posts tagged: design talk
Designer, retailer, micro-manufacturer, and small-business advocate, Michele Varian, has one of the most dreamy brick-and-mortar stores in New York City.
The Michele Varian Store & Design Studio is filled with beautiful designs for the home, and an extensive collection of fine jewelry.
– as told to The Silver Women
Check out the full feature for the inside scoop and many more photos...
Michele Varian's Design Talk Roundtable no. 04 invites industry leaders Markus Schreyer of Design Hotels (our neighbors at 11 Howard) and Jean Lin of Colony, and Marie Burgos interior designer to the (round)table to discuss why – and what – independent design creatives need to know about the intersections of real estate and design. Topics will cover changes, innovation and traditionalism of brick and mortar, showrooming and retailing; how brick and mortar spaces engage with (and fuse) consumers, hospitality and community; the role of digital spaces in creating compelling brick and mortar experiences, and more.
Also, in order to demonstrate the importance of immersive experiences to engage people, Michele's husband Brad Roberts of the Crash Test Dummies will be concluding the talk by leading a brief mantra session. Click here for a preivew of Brad chanting.
Check out this feature on the Design Hotels blog for even more of a teaser!
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Above, our spun metal light fixutres being made exclusively for us!
The Evolution of a Maker and Their Brand: Growing Operations
In beautiful ways, being a micro-manufacturer and small business sole proprietor has created economical parameters that guided me toward creative options I wouldn’t have otherwise pursued. It’s serendipity at its finest.
The Evolution of a Maker and Their Brand: Getting Started
I learned to sew when I was really young. That set the precedent for a career in fashion, which led to me starting my own business making textiles and pillows. And now — huzzah! — my business has evolved into a full-on retail and micro-manufacturing operation.