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As part of MAKESHIFT 2013, we teamed up with Build It Green!NYC (BIG!NYC) and Krrb and invited an array of makers to join us for an afternoon of collaboration, innovation, and chair re-design. The chair event has evolved into a make-centered occasion where a community of designers work both independently and together through skill sharing and mutual encouragement.

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The MAKESHIFT conversation began last year to discover where and how various creative industries can work together as one. The discussion continued last Thursday evening at The Standard, addressing the intersection of industries on the artisan level, where the interchanges occur, and how we can transform those intersections through innovation and collaboration for the greater good.

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05.16.2013 / MAKESHIFT

Last night we kicked off our Makeshift 2013 conversations with an intimate dinner hosted by friends Lisa Fox and Rosanne Cash...

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During New York Design Week, Heath Ceramics celebrates their 10th anniversary at The Future Perfect.

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One of last year’s most popular events, Crafting Design: Chair Workshop with Partners and Spade, found resonance with a league of artists, designers, crafters, and makers. And due to its popularity, we are excited to be curating the workshop again, this year hosted by Build It Green!NYC, on the 19th of May, in their Gowanus, Brooklyn location, and in collaboration with Krrb.

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05. 6.2013 / MAKESHIFT 2013

Everything we, as humans, touch, has a global impact, which is only magnified by the Internet and ease of information exchange.

HOW DO WE DEFINE AND TRANSFORM THE INTERSECTION OF FASHION, FOOD, DESIGN, CRAFT + DIY THROUGH INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION FOR THE BETTER GOOD?

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The story “Anarchy in the Met: Punks and DIY looks they inspired, captured in a show” featured in the Arts & Leisure section of The New York Times highlights a new exhibit at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Punk: Chaos to Couture, focusing on DIY Punk fashion.

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12.10.2012 / FASHION AS CRAFT

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07. 7.2012 / VMagazine.com

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Final observations and thoughts from participants of MAKESHIFT: Shifting Thoughts on Design, Fashion, Craft, and DIY

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Designer highlights in Crafting Fashion: A MAKESHIFT Pop-up Shop

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05.30.2012 / CRAFT

“Craft” might seem like it’s for the amateurs, and “fashion” for the auteurs. Yet we live in an age where creativity and innovation are increasingly found in collaborations between makers and users, crafters and designers, designers and manufacturers, and in the loosening of the boundaries between them. Open sourcing and the emergence of DIY everything (from apps to dresses to education) are THE design stories of the 21st century.

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From the New York Times

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05.28.2012 / Krrb

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05.23.2012 / The New York Times

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Cathy Davidson's essay about her time at the MAKESHIFT DIY Workshop & Closed-Door Conversation on Cloth, Craft, and Industrial Design @ The Standard, East Village Penthouse

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Images from the MAKESHIFT DIY Workshop & Closed-Door Conversation on Cloth, Craft, and Industrial Design @ The Standard, East Village Penthouse

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05.19.2012 / CRAFTING DESIGN

A MAKESHIFT Chair Workshop Hosted by Alabama Chanin and Partners & Spade in partnership with Krrb

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05.18.2012 / New York Post

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Worn Stories from MAKESHIFT participants, a part of MAKESHIFT: Standard Talks @ The Standard Hotel, East Village

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A DIY Workshop & Closed-Door Conversation on Cloth, Craft, and Industrial Design

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05.18.2012 / Style.com

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05.18.2012 / Danica Cosic Design

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05.18.2012 / Jezebel

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05.17.2012 / MORE MAKESHIFT 2012

Highlights from the Standard Talks panel discussion @ The Standard Hotel, East Village

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05.17.2012 / Ecosalon

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05.17.2012 / Crafting Fashion

A Pop-up shop for MAKESHIFT curated by Billy Reid + Alabama Chanin

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Rosanne Cash's performance of "Fair and Tender Ladies", an audience-crafted song, at MAKESHIFT @ the Standard Talks,

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Highlights from the Standard Talks panel discussion @ The Standard Hotel, East Village

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05.16.2012 / Core77

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Our conversation for MAKESHIFT is about finding the point where the professional worlds of craft, fashion, design, and DIY intersect. It is our belief that the simple act of MAKING will be found at that point of intersection.

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The first panel discussion of MAKESHIFT, partnered with Standard Talks and hosted at the Standard East Hotel. Panelists include Cathy Bailey–Owner/Designer, HEATH Ceramics; Rosanne Cash–Singer/Songwriter; Natalie Chanin–Author/Designer, Alabama Chanin; and Maria Cornejo–Designer, Zero + Maria Cornejo. Moderated by Andrew Wagner–DIY Design Editor, Columnist, Director–Krrb with Jessamyn Hatcher– Professor Global Studies–NYU.

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05.12.2012 / Past Fashion Future

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05.11.2012 / The Scout Magazine

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Introducing Andrew Wagner, the current Editorial Director of Krrb.

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