Archive for the ‘Store Window Installations’ Category

Flying Sharks and Flamingos

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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It’s a flying shark party in our windows this month – and the flamingos are definitely invited. Design by @koh_tomioka #windows #art #installation #shark #pink #flamingo. Photo via Brooklyn Industries Instagram

Floating Shells

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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For the spring window installations, our window designer Koh strung upcycled, painted mannequin parts alongside painted clam shells we collected from the beach. We’ve received a lot of comments on how enchanting the shells are, resembling a kaleidoscope of colorful butterflies.

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Treasure in Trash

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

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After renovating several Brooklyn Industries stores last year, we were left with two truckloads of materials that under other circumstances would have been trash. But instead we re-routed it all to our design studio. Working with Koh, our window designer, we upcycled every piece of discarded material – including old paint and paintbrushes — and designed several vivid installations for our store windows.

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Suspended clusters of purple and yellow balls look like floating organisms (or grapes!). Flying paintbrushes are diving for their paint cans, and purple and yellow baton-like rods defy gravity. Make sure to see these installations for yourself, on display at any BKI store location until late March.

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Window Sneak Peek

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Window Sneak Peek

Monday, January 13th, 2014

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A peek inside our studio and the installation we’ve been working on coming to store windows near you soon!

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Take That 5th Ave… Holiday Windows Brooklyn Style

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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For this year’s holiday windows, our window designer, Koh Tomioka channeled our 2013 holiday star, Nick, the Brooklyn Santa.

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Let It Snow…

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

What have we been up to this week? Cutting snowflakes with scissors… lots and lots of them. This year, we’ve kept up with the tradition of upcycling office material and paper – from photo shoot backdrops to used printer paper to craft our 2012 holiday windows. Special shoutout to our window display artist, Koh Tomioka for constructing these great winter wonderlands.

Window Intrigue

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

We found this video on YouTube from a fan of our entrancing store window currently on display. Our Window Designer Koh Tomioka and our Creative Director Vahap Avsar alway try to have a little fun with our windows – you can check out some of our past ones here.

Scenes from 1 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

The Seed Dress – Made in Brooklyn, Made to Bury

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. – Henry David Thoreau

While we love designing garments and bags and making them available for people to purchase, sometimes it’s fun to do things just for the sake of doing it. A few months ago, a bunch of us were sitting around the studio when Aaron, our Women’s Designer told us about this great company called Greenaid in California that his friends run that makes Seedbombs, and how we should write about them on our blog. Our CEO, Lexy suggested that instead of just promoting them, we should use them to make something. It was then that the idea for the Seed Dress was sown.

Three dresses were then designed and handmade by Aaron and our design team to be put on display in our Union Square, Smith Street, and Park Slope store to celebrate Earth Day, after which a ceremonial burial will take place at a nearby park. All the components of the dresses are earth friendly, from the locally sourced organic cotton voile, to the seeds embedded in fabric cut into flower shapes. The beads themselves act as the enclosures eliminating any zippers or plastic buttons. Aaron’s inspirations for the design drew from spring, femininity, and environmentalism, and the look is slightly vintage, girlish, and light, with a modern fit and styling – a design that would look great both on a woman and underground.

For Seedsbombs you can purchase, check out our Seedbomb bracelets and vending machines available in stores at Union Square, Smith Street, and Park Slope.