Chelsea Market

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We’re at Chelsea!

We started participating in the Artists & Fleas’ Chelsea Market in 2016 and have been frequenting the market ever since.  Since then, we’ve expanded to the Williamsburg market in Brooklyn.

This fall we’re going to be in the Chelsea Market in Manhattan again.  Stop by between September 25 and October 22 to check out our new products and enjoy the High Line!

 

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When Looking Back means Reading Right to Left…

Nisha Magazine

An unexpected, but welcome surprise came in the spring of last year while we were working on our Kickstarter campaign.  The design magazine Nisha, known for being on the front lines of discovering the most innovative interior product designs in Israel (and written 100% in Hebrew), featured Hudson and Kings’ product in their April 2016 edition.  The spot included a brief write-up, as well as a photo of our best-loved Brooklyn-Williamsburg Map design.

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As we move forward, our studio is filling up with new products to be released soon.  At times, the ideas come faster than our hands can make them.  But that’s the spirit of New York–the city races at a mile a minute, and changes can sweep the atmosphere at any given moment.  Still, it’s a good time to look back and remember this time when we first began to gain some traction as a brand.  The spot in Nisha was our very first PR piece–and even more remarkable than the unexpected article was the fact that it was not written in English!

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As a company, part of our objective is to bring together our support for international artisans and our designs that celebrate New York.  How amazing is it that an art-loving magazine overseas reached out to us first?

As for what the article says, your guess is as good as mine!  Can any of you read Hebrew?

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FSEA Silver Leaf Award

Guess what?  We have some thrilling news…

We are  up to our elbows in embossing projects, and now more than ever before… because of our Silver Leaf Award from the FSEA!

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Each year, the Foil and Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) gives awards for the best use of embossing and foil techniques in graphic arts.  Their annual awards showcase the best use of specialty effects in the industry from companies all over the world.  When our mold making company received our samples for the leather embossed “4 Bridges” cushion cover, they suggested that we submit our design.  With no previous knowledge of the contest but a good feeling about the design, we submitted… and placed!  Hudson and Kings received the Silver Leaf Award in the category for “Most Creative Use of Foil & Embossing”.  We are so pleased to have our design featured on the FSEA’s website.

Thank you to our company and to the FSEA for this award, and congratulations to all the winners!

What’s everyone’s fascination with Brooklyn?

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The 718 area code, is home to Jay-Z, Spike Lee, Bernie Sanders, Michael Jordan, Jimmy Kimmel, Neil Diamond and Lou Reed to name a few. Various business have displayed their pride by adopting the name such as Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Soda Works, Brooklyn Hard Candy and many more.

This passion isn’t just limited to now we’ve even seen it in the past with the former Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team and a resurfacing with the current basketball team the Brooklyn Nets.

So where did this obsession begin?

Since its inception, Brookyln has always been distinct for its hardworking people and strong sense of community. During colonial times, Brooklyn was colonized by the Dutch. It began as six towns; Gravesend, Brooklyn Heights or Brueckelen, Flatlands or Amersfoort, Flatbush as Midwout, New Utrecht as Utrecht and Bushwick as Boswijck.

The Dutch would set the blueprint for the Post-colonial era urbanization and around 1945 the New York City Borough. This is where the brownstone and tenement building history began. From an architectural standpoint, these apartments stood out for their stoop which was used as a gathering place for men and women to explore one of Americas most culturally diverse areas.

We wanted to celebrate this diversity along with hard work and a sense of togetherness!  This 10 piece hand carved wooden New York City tenement buildings/brownstones represent a renaissance. Where we came from, where we are now, and our blueprint for the future. Hope you all find the building you live in, desire to live or own at some point in your life.  And start collecting them one or few at a time.

 

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Live on Kickstarter

Live on Kickstarter !
It’s wonderful to see how people reach out to “creativity” .
We are getting publicity opportunities globally.  Our first article will be by an Israeli magazine called Nisha (when googling) which mean Niche.
Can’t wait to post the article written in Hebrew ! Such a thrill !!!