i was super excited when my mentor and former collaborative partner, daymon green, asked me to curate a holiday pop-up shop for his store, community 54. i was even more excited when he gave me full creative freedom on this event. it's so wonderful and rare to find people as humble, approachable and supportive as daymon. many months ago i wanted to plan a holiday pop-up using the name the souvenir shop -- it's pretty amazing to see ideas i put out into the world happen organically.
join us on 12/11/15 for a holiday pop-up shop featuring art + merch by some of my favorite people. we will also be running a sock drive benefiting the bowery mission, which collects clothing donations for the homeless of new york city -- please bring new, clean or gently used socks!
more about our collaborative partners:
+ cultureisland: cultureisland is a passion project by sara r. radin in which sara collaborates with emerging creatives, non-profits and brands to create unique experiences. she loves nothing more than bringing people together, introducing her friends and celebrating all kinds of creativity. this will be sara's 10th event since february and she has many more in the works.
+ community 54: community 54 is a neighborhood lifestyle boutique inspired by creative nostalgia and owned by partners daymon green and jason jacobs. known for their curated vintage streetwear as well as new indie brands, the store serves as a connecting point for thinkers to collaborate and put out new ideas.
+ saint karen: according to thewirecutter, "saint karen ceramic collection teeters between the imaginary and the practical, like geometric architectural elements that fell off an escher landscape and then got retooled into one-of-a-kind vases, mugs, or planters that wouldn’t look out of place on the set of pee-wee’s playhouse." karen is based in brooklyn, new york.
+ movement pinback buttons: movement pinback buttons makes custom pinback buttons, by hand, in new york. in 2011 they bought their first button machine for use with personal art projects and events. today they strive to be the number one maker of custom buttons in the nyc area.
+ villainous new york: villainous new york is an nyc born and bred collective that creates clothing, accessories and other special projects inspired by the streets of new york.
+ michael desutter: michael desutter is an artist and graphic designer who creates hand cut collages from vintage print materials. his work focuses on connecting the formal qualities of everyday recognizable objects. michael was raised on a farm in indiana and moved to nyc in 2003 to work on his craft. he currently works and resides in brooklyn, new york.
+ the new york pizza project: the new york pizza project is a coffee table book documenting the heart and soul of new york city’s last authentic pizzerias through photography and interviews. the book, created and published by five 30-year-old native new yorkers, is the first of its kind – focusing not on the pizza, but the people and places behind new york city’s favorite food.
many thanks to rizzos les and radiant pig beer for sponsoring this event!
hope to see you there + please pass onto friends!