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Wind Chime Collaboration Pre-Sale!

We're just a day away from tomorrow's Reclaim NYC x 2 opening partyBut check out the online pre-sale first and to get first dibs!

We couldn't be happier with the result of these wind chimes in collaboration with Nicholas Nyland!  Nicholas made some really special ceramic chime pieces with various shapes, textures, and glazes. So every chime is one-of-a-kind!  

Below are some of process late night shots  and the finished chimes!

We'll also have a whole array of chimes for sale at Noho Next in these 3 styles amongst our Aura lights! The chime ranges from $95-$175

We will eventually put them on our website for sale, but for now, you'll have to come see/shop them in person...and come say hello!

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(L&G) + (NYC x Design) = NEW EXCITEMENT!

L&G is proud to introduce two entirely new collections debuting at the upcoming NYC x Design week starting May 17-20th.

MIRAGE- A collection of optic-bending furniture from shelves to tables.

MARU- A collection of lighting and accessories that explores the functional and aesthetic versatility of mix materials in all types of circular forms.  

Check out the collection HERE.

For the past month, we've been practically running on non-stop adrenaline straddling between excitement, caffeine,  and sleep deprivation while gearing up to launch 2 collections, 7 new products, at 5 venues during NYC x Design 2013!  

For the past month, we've been practically running on non-stop adrenaline straddling between excitement, caffeine,  and sleep deprivation while gearing up to launch 2 collections, 7 new products, at 5 venues during NYC x Design 2013!  

Here are the list of events that we'll be part of!

1. NOHO NEXT 2013 (we will be there, so come say hello!) @ Subculture, 45 Bleecker Street; May 17–20, 12pm to 7pm. Dylan & I will be there in person while exhibiting our brand new collections Mirage & Maru- a series of work from furniture, lighting, to small home accessories.

2. AmDC’s TROPHY  @ Underground at The Standard, East Village Hotel, 25 Cooper Square; May 17–20 / 12pm to 7pm. We'll be exhibiting our special mirage shelves.

3. RECLAIM x 2  @ 446 Broadway, 3rd Floor; Thursday, May 16, 2013 / 7pm- 11pm. We've donated special one-off editions of L&G wind chimes made in collaboration with artist Nicholas Nyland for Reclaim's second charity sale. 

4. STDARD SOCKET @ Wanted Design- 269 11th Avenue; May 18th-20th / 10am-7pm. Our ‘Full Turn’ lighting will be displayed as part of Standard Socket’s inaugural lighting collection.

5. STORY @ 144 10th Ave; May 1st-May 30th / 11-7pm. We're part of STORY's ever changing retail concept store offering some small gift & home goods at their current [DESIGN] theme popup shop.

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Ovis Lounge in LEATH-AH....

Finally! We made a special leather version of the Ovis Lounge Chair in untanned leather version for Tenoversix's new Dallas shop about a month ago and is really loving the look!

The best thing about the untanned leather is that it will get darker & shinier with use and I can only imagine the whole chair will age beautifully over time.  We also made a new pillow with industrial wool felt with some added little details. 

Here are some photos below. 

We shall soon add this to our Ovis line soon as well as a macramé sling version, oh my! 

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New Cake Servers on BHLDN & Terrain!

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New Cake Servers on BHLDN & Terrain!

We've been hoping to get our products in Anthropologie for awhile now...but so far we've only had some loose email correspondence that've yet mound to anything....

But this last winter out of the blue, one of the the buyers from Terrain (with great home & garden goods) contacted us about making custom servers for them!  

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Then a month later, another buyer from BHLDN (with beautiful wedding things of all sorts) contacted us about making more custom cake servers, too!

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Not only are both of these shops great, they're also under the same umbrella of Anthro & Urban Outfitters! 

We feel like we're just one step away from getting something in Anthropologie! Let's hope that next step will happen in the near future! 

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Holiday Shop Frenzy

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Holiday Shop Frenzy

Every year, we tell ourselves that we need to prepare early since this is always our busiest time of the year. But of course, no matter how much we think we prepared ourselves....we still end up working late hours and feeling sleep deprived for the majority of the time.

....And this holiday especially seemed extra actioned packed. 

We're totally stoked to get orders from some of our favorite shops from all over!

The Cool Hunter's pop-up in Australia / Douglas + Bec in New Zealand  / Makers & Brothers in Ireland / April & May in The Netherlands / Le Kiosk in Sweden / Die Sellerie in Austria / The Drake General Store in Toronto / Nineteenten in Vancouver / The Future Perfect , Sight Unseen, and American Design Club in New York / Unison Home in Chicago / Terrain in Philadelphia / Propeller in San Francisco / Woonwinkel in Portland / Frye Art Museum Shop in Seattle!

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Besides cranking out orders for all those awesome stores, we also couldn't help ourselves from other fun happenings/events in Seattle! Here are some photo documentation below taken from our Instagram.

We made a fun lookbook along with our Seattle friends from Grain and Iacoli & McAllister.

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We did a Himmeli ornament workshop at the Meet The Makers event at the Frye.

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We designed and made our own special L&G letterhead that folds into an envelope! 

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And finally, we organized and put together The BLAK design popup the last weekend before Christmas at Caffe Vita! 

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There's still so much I need to blog about, but needless to say, we're just happy that we made it through the holidays!

Now it's time to unwindulax!

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NEXT WEEKEND: THE BLAK\Designmart

In celebrating the early winter dark hours, Brite collective presents THE BLAK\designmart!! 
 

THE BLAK\DESIGNMART

A 2-day only holiday sale featuring 30+ emerging designer/makers presenting limited edition BLAK products under the theme of black to celebrate the early winter nights! In addition, a separate open designmart where more designers will be there to represent and sell their own work outside the theme.  

ALSO We're excited to share that this event will help support the new non-profit design organization, Seattle Design Foundation. SDF's mission is to create a platform for local creatives, in both social and financial capacities.  

DATE/TIME
DEC 15-16 SATURDAY-SUNDAY 11am-5pm
LOCATION
1011 E. PIKE STREET, SEATTLE 98122 @CAFFE VITA BEAN ROOM

EVENING SOCIAL: SAT 5-8pm
 
Come meet the designers and enjoys special BLAK drinks, snacks, & treats!
**Come dressed in black or something relating to the theme!!**

FEATURED DESIGNERS:

&c. / Aaron Murray / Aleks Pollner / Ampersand As Apostrophe / Ample / Blk Pine workshop / Brakish / Bultman Ceramics / Cassie Hibbert Design / Christianna Shaw / Erin Kendig / Fleet Objects / Free Time Industries / fruitsuper / Glasswing / Grain / HighLow Jewelry /Irene Wood / Jessalin Beautler / Kaleidoscope Vision / Kate Greiner / Kimberly Baker / Ladies & Gentlemen Studio / Maiden Noir / Maudern /Metrode / Mimot / Neon Noble / Nicholas Nyland / Noal Nyland / OBJECT / OUI / Ozen Company / Piano Nobile / Ria Leigh / R&L Goods / Sarah Loertscher / Studio Arno / Ta+ma / Tanya Aguiniga / Urbancase / VonTundra /Zero Sept...and MORE!!!

GET THE LATEST UPDATES & RSVP on our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS with anyone & everyone! THANKS!!

 

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L&G and Anthology getting festive!

Anthology just launched their lovely online Holiday issue and we're excited to be one of the contributers for them for the first time!!

For this issue, Meg (the editor) asked us to make a special holiday wreath for the "Holiday Hang Ups!" (pg 43) section featuring various handmade wreaths! I never make one before and thought "OK, why not!"

My vision was to make something that's simple, not too holiday-ey but still warm & cozy all at the same time. I was a bit worried that it would look too boring....but thanks to Anthology team who styled & shot everything so well that they made it feel extra nice & festive!  

Check out the rest of the Holiday issue  and get in on the festivities!

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HELP L&G with your VOTE!

 

L&G Nation! HELP us win a trip around the world by VOTING OUR VIDEO we made for Travelocity's Great Gnome Nabbing! You can help us travel to places where we'll study and learn cool crafts around the world and share them with everyone!

Everyone can get ONE VOTE per DEVICE, per DAY.... so VOTE as often as you can and help spread the word!

If we win, we'll send our love, postcards, and even rad souvenirs! \(^0^)/

We will forever be greatful with all your support!!

XOXO,

Jean & Dylan

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VALUE SHOP: Design Pop-up Shop

.....This is happening in 8 days!

SHOP HOURS:
9/21- 12pm-8pm
9/22- 10am-8pm
9/23- 10am-6pm

LOCATION:

On John street (between 9th &  Westlake) see MAP for exact location of Design Block

MORE INFO:

Go to our FB EVENT page for more info & invite everyone!

The Value Shop is a 3-day desing popup shop which will feature 17+ local Seattle studios. Our mission is to bring together all the great Seattle design studios by not only highlighting the products, but also share each a bit more about studio's approach, process, and way of designing.

Our shop will be amongst a group of large shipping containers that will be placed in South Lake Union neighborhood right by the Discover Center on John Street (between 9th ave N & Western)

Hopefully the weather will look just like this dream rendering!

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Natural Selection Lookbook FINISHED!

We're SOOOOO very excited to share our very first lookbook!
We simply can't wait to share this 70 page lookbook with y'all through the magic of the world wide web!
click "EXPAND" to see it full screen! (This whole online publishing is freakin' amazing!)

Launching Natural Selection has been a total learning experience for us. It challenged us in so many great ways and also lead us to so many wonderful opportunities to collaborate with talented people we've admired.
Besides this being first attempt in creating a furniture & lighting product line, it was also our first collaborative project with an artist, Ashley Helvey, our first time having a professional photographer like Charlie Schuck help us take fantastic studio shots, our first time showing at Noho Design District during NY Design Week, which then lead to our first feature in Surface Magazine!
We couldn't be any happier with all the great responses we've been getting so far!
We really hope that this can lead to some more exciting opportunities down the line! 
 

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L&G at NYIGF Aug 19-Aug 22

L&G and JOIN returns to the New York International Gift Fair 2012 with home goods and personal accessories from ten independent West Coast based studios.

Among the new work featured will be porcelain axes and fortune cookies from Aleksandra Pollner, marbled ceramic vessels from Fleet Objects, picnic blankets and stackable snowmen from fruitsuper design, hemp wrapped hand mirrors from Grain, copper necklaces from Iacoli & McAllister, color stained stoneware bowls from Ladies &Gentlemen Studio, art pouches and camera straps from Little Paper Planes, totes and straps from Meet Me Here, hand-printed tea towels and trays from Piano Nobile, and key holders and wallets from Studio Gorm.

Find us in the JOIN booth next to the American Design Club at the Jacob K. Javits Center, Lobby Level 2, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm August 19 - 21; 2:00 - 6:00 pm on August 22.

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Natural Selection Lookbook Sneak Peek!

We've been working long and hard....(mostly long) on putting together a lookbook for our Natural Selection collection we launched back in May during NY Design Week!

We wanted to create a visual guide that communicates our vision & inspiration behind the collection.  More and more, we realized just how much of the PNW surrounding has influenced us and our work. Whenever we go on nature walks, we end up collecting random nature findings, taking a ton of photos of everything we see...colors, texture, shapes, materials, and scenery with the hope of capturing all the wonderful feelings we experience when being out in nature....

The Natural Selection collection is very much about how we reinterpret the humility and warmth that nature provides.

Here are just some of outdoor shots we took around our neighborhood in Seattle for the lookbook! (which we'll soon share!)     

 

   

 

 

 

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Color Blocs

FINALLY Our bloc necklace lookbook! I'v been working on the necklaces here and there for some months now and is totally excited to finally launch this whole collection!

We're super lucky to have our talented friends, Charlie Schuck who took the photos and Ashley Helvey who help us style our necklaces. It's amazing watching the pros work their magic...they got way better equpitment, way good at implementing their vision, way good at editing, and also just waaaaay faster!! I think they took all thos photos in less than 30 minutes!

If it was ME taking the photos....it would take me at least 3 times as long where I'd end up with WAAAAAY too many photos of the same thing....which then leads to me squinting and stareing at all the photos as if I'm getting my eye exam, and me going...."this one? or this one? ok again.... this one? or this one?"

In any case...check out these awesome photos!

 

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L&G Sale at Remodelista Market

Dylan & I will be part of next weekend's Remodelista Market at Dwell on Design in LA, June 22-24th. Along with our other JOIN friends (Blk Pine Workshop, Grain, Fleet Objects, fruitsuper, Iacoli & McAllister, R&L goods), we'll all be selling our goods there!

We will be bringing an array of goods such as our classic chalk piggy bank, homestead candlesticks,  Salt & Pepper Pawz, our new Aura lights, and some brand new Perimeter Tray color comobos...like this one!

We love how fresh and bold it looks & feels!

We're also excited to be showing some Bloc necklaces! We're especially excited about these photos for our Bloc necklace lookbook (coming soon!)

We're so thankful that we got the help from our multi-talented friends!  Charlie Schuck who took the photos, and Ashley who styled the shoot! 

So lots of exciting things will be happening around Dwell on Dwell! We're totally stoked! So if you happened to be in LA, come say hello and see our new work in person!!

 

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NDD Report on Sight Unseen

Check out everything that Monica & Jill (from Sight Unseen) did for Noho Design District including our Ovis Chair & Aura light at Zero + Maria Cornejo.

See the full post HERE!

It was seriously amazing to see all the shows, spaces, and works they coordinate and organized for the entire neighborhood of Noho during New York Design week. I don't know how they did it all...but my suspicion is that they just don't ever sleep. Yup.

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Getting ready for NY Design Week!

We've been feeling like Super Mario Brothers for the past week and a half trying to pass every level of finishing our products, taking photos of our work, editing the photos, sending out a newsletter & press releases,  pack & shipping our furniture & lights so it'll get to NY in time, remembering to pack our clothes (and underwear), making sure our water bottle doesn't have any water in them when going through security,  and remembering to put our shampoo, contact solution, utility knife, hammers, drill bits & screws in the checked luggage and NOT in our carry on.... 

It's usually stressful leading up to catching the flight, but once we're on the plane we feel we can at least relax a little being so far away from work...and instead be able to enjoy a view like this....the high altitude sunset and little itty bitty frost crystals that forms on the window...so neat.

Then we land in NY....and then it's back to frantic town all over again!! So now we're on to the next challenging level of dealing with all the logistics in New York to set up our work up in time for Noho Design District!! And this level is all about doing errands in middle of Manhattan....WITH A MINI VAN! And boy did we let loose on the horn.

It's only been our first full day in NY and we're already exhausted from all the rush and trying to get everything set up!!! Luckily there was enough adrenalin going through both of us that kept us from just passing out....

Anyway....here's what we did and some photos of our first day

11am-1pm Arrived at Zero + Maria Cornejo to scope out the space and figure out a plan of attack on how we can set up our lights, hanging chair, floor chair, side tables and plant hangers.

Lovely window display of paper cranes in Z+MC

And me (Jean) getting distracted/tempted by all the amazing beautiful Z+MC shoes & clothes.....

1pm-2pm: Went over to Heller Gallery in Meatpacking district to deliver our Nyth bowls  for RAW+UNFILTERED show by AmDC.  We got a little sneak preview and is totally psyched to have our works be shown amongst some amazing works there. Here's our bowls next to our table buddies, Fort Standard, who made these cast bronze candelabras!

2-4pm  did some major driving around where we borrowed a 10ft ladder that we somehow fit in the mini van, then  got a bunch of light bulbs at a hardware store, and went to this awesome plant called Plantworks for plants for our plant hangers.... I got to look at some AMAZING giant plants and cacti I wish I needed. I love NY for all their little mom & pop shops with the best things.  

430pm We set up a mobile work station in our friend's classy mini van and illegally parked for an hour and a half just to claim a street parking spot by 6pm...yah....parking in Noho, that's the kind of fun logistics we love. I know I should be ashamed to even admit doing something as desperate as camping out in a van just to claim a parking spot...but it was TOTALLY worth it for the spot right outside the shop and that we didn't have to pay $12/hr. Wow...I'm totally starting to sound like a cheap old lady!  yay!

6pm-8pm: Then for 2hrs all we were able to do is hang some Aura lights before everyone at the shop had to leave!! Despite the little progress we had, I was really happy with how the lights look in front of the amazing large scale photo of Maria's clothes by Mark Borthwick,  an artist/photographer and also Maria Cornejo's husband.  Talk about a super couple....seeesh!

So now....we gotta get up in butt crack of dawn to head over there and do the rest of the set up. woo hoo!!

more & more for later!

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Sneak Peak Process Shots on Sight Unseen

We love process shots and apparently so does Sight Unseen!

They shared a nice post sharing some pics of our chairs in collaboration with Ashley for Noho Design District.

We've been pretty active on posting our process almost daily on our tumblr & Instagram (jeanLGstudio), so you can see more there, too!

Also the Sight Unseen post shows more sneak peak process shots of other talented friends from Iacoli & McAllister and Fort Standard... plus others talents we hope to meet like Caitlin MociunMakers & Brothers, Bec Brittain and more...more...more!!!

Just awesomness all around!

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L&G on Craft & Culture

Lots of exciting things are in the air for L&G....we're SOOOO excited to be officially part of this new online shop, Craft & Culture, that recently launched beginning of the year!

The founders of C&C (Hana & Jason), also based in Seattle (yet another awesome point for Seattle!) has a vision to create a super well-curated platform featuring self-makers, designers and artists. They're starting off with talented local artists / designers like Meghann Sommers of &C, Ashley Helvey, Elizabeth Patterson and Actual Pain...and now added, US


We're so excited to be part of something as special as C&C. Both Hana & Jason have such a great eye and vision for the company... not only are they providing a platform for designers to sell their work, they also go an extra mile to capture the personality and work philosophy by interviewing the designers and photograph their space!

They took all these amazing photos and we're just ecstatic with how nice and professional everything looks!

....so it DOES make a difference when a pro takes photos compare to my ghetto photo taking skills! ;P

C&C will be adding plenty more new and exciting national & international designers in the coming month, so stay tuned!

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We're ON for NY Design Week May 18-22!!

We we're incredibility excited that on top of us being able to FINALLY go check out ICFF for the first time EVER, we'll get to be in NY during the best time of the year, AAAAAAAND we'll also be part of few extremely exciting satellite events happening during design week!!

Neither Dylan & I have gone and we've only been talking about it for like....8 years...and FINALLY this year we decided that we would go for realz!!! We were just hoping to go for fun and then few opportunities came along where places was doing open calls for shows....so we figured...why not?! We might as well make a worth while trip, right??

Well, lucky for us, we're able to be part of 3 awesome events!!

1. We're extra stoked (and still can't believe) that we'll be part of NOHO Design District!! NDD is organized by the talented ladies of Sight Unseen where they coordinate & curate shows to be shown all around shops and galleries in Noho.

When we got the email from Monica and Jill that our submissions got accepted and that they'll paired us with this amazing clothing brand, Zero+Maria Cornejo, I think I might have even screamed outloud for a long time....then absolute silent with me staring at my computer screen for like another hour....just in total shock.

We  just can't believe that we'll be part an all-star group and be featured along all our design crushes like Tom Dixon, Bec Brittain, Lindsey Adelmen, Jonah Takagi, Brenden Ravenhill, Tanya Aguiniga, Fort Standards, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, and companies like Roll & Hill, Areaware, The Future Perfect ...and whole a whole lot more!! I'm feeling high just thinking about all this....

So needless to say, we're MORE than ecstatic to be able to show our work at Zero+Maria Cornejo. Her work is absolutely stunning and I'm already eying up some pieces...SO TEMPTING!!!

The show will begin on MAY 18th at Zero+Maria Cornejo. More event info HERE.

 

2. Is another awesome show,  Raw+Unfiltered, organized by Kiel Mead and head of AmDC. Last year our Cane & Able was shown at the "USE ME" show, but we weren't able to party with all the amazing talents there.  So this year...we're definitely NOT going to miss out again!

Here's a sneak peak of what we're showing!

The show will open on SUNDAY MAY 21st at HELLER GALLERY. More event info HERE and to RSVP.

 

3. We'll be part of FAB's popup shop which will start on MAY 14th.  They requested a limited batch of custom red piggy banks! Aren't they cute?!

They FAB sale will beging online. More info TBA.

We're so excited for all this!!!!!EXCLAMATION MARKS FOREVER!!!!

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