The Job site at Urban market is the debut installation for our capsule of work meets sport Spring items. Still using the Images of labor exhibition as our muse, here we illustrated our story through props and graphic raglans. Suggesting that this group of guys decided to play in their work clothes. See Pics Continue reading
Who would of have known that inside a seemingly abandoned warehouse, in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, an Urban outfitters production house was right in our neighborhood. Well we didn’t, until a visit from our friend Daren from Rothco. He mentioned that he has a friend in the area who works for Urbs. Once we were introduced to Joey there was an instant connection. Joey introduced us to Aaron the current buyer for Urban Renewal and the rest of the creative staff. This group of artist and pickers work under the banner of Urban Renewal. The pieces are totally one-of-a-kind, handcrafted in Philadelphia from vintage dead-stock and surplus materials sourced from around the world. So the degrees of separation have been lifted and like minded neighbors are united! We were inspired to learn that what we thought was a new trend, from reworking vintage and recycling source material, was the practice of Urban Outfitters for the past 20 years. Just when we thought we’ve invented a wheel, we learned that there’s nothing new, it’s only renewal.
Search + Rescue x Urban Renewal collaboration;
From the Images of Labor collection by The Search and Rescue Squad. Search + Rescue Images of Labor collection was Inspired by the history of industrialization; translated to recycled vintage dry goods.
check out some behind the scenes footage of the Urban Renewal design studio.
Philly has a new and cool indoor flea market, The Franklin Flea. Inside of historical Strawbridges on 8th and Market downtown Philly. Owner Mark Vevle curated a great mix of vendors, offering everything from hand made furniture to greeting cards. The Squad showed up with a wide variety of treats including small collectables, art, custom vintage, chairs and coffee tables. Just imagine a vintage department store…exactly! See more pictures
You can count on the Villa for setting the stage for local talent. Offering shelf life for local talent takes commitment to the community. The Villa brought together in one room the Home Sewn collaboration. Some of the coolest brands producing locally, curated by Shawn Pullam , The Villa head buyer. Brands including Search+Rescue, Kings Rule Together, Astronaut, Geek, Abstract Thought, and Nice Things. The Villa organized a private showing of new ideas to their management and regional buyers. Allowing the brands to educate them on their product and expose new trends through merchandising. Through initiatives such as this, the Locals may have just the support needed to drive sales and bring brand awareness . See more Continue reading
The Revolution is now! Liberty Fairs debut their New York tradeshow at 82 Mercer, the Search+Rescue Squad had the privilege to partner with The Liberty Fairs tradeshow by providing our ButcherShop Rehab line of furniture and Search+Rescue’d props for Freedom Hall, a progressive platform curated by Ouigi Theodore, the creative director of Bkc. Freedom hall showcased fresh talent from London, Italy, Holland, Norway, Sweden, LA, Chicago, Seattle & Japan joining forces under one section at Liberty called “Freedom Hall”. Ouigi was able to put together an allstar team from around the world. We were honored to have been chosen by Sharifa Murdock, partner at Liberty Fairs, and Ouigi to provide furnishings for Freedom Hall. It was amazing to see each brand with its own unique story harmonizing visually in one concentrated area. The Goal was to inspire retail with stylish, fully functional, quality furniture with props that can live with each story. #whatsyourstory See more… Continue reading
Allston Outfitters debut their 2013 collection at Agenda NYC. The response to the brand was great, the buyers were really impressed by the visual display and the collection was refreshing. The creative team at Allston did a great job merchandising the collection, providing just the service the street and skate market needed to fill the void for progressive fashion that people can relate to. Yes the tradeshow was filled with camo, but the Allston collection’s approach to fatigue told an orignal and current story of Americana. We were able to work side by side with the brand to develop the visual story and also had the opportunity to influence design direction. Check out the recap photos from the tradeshow. Continue reading
The Urban Summer Market was the coolest market we vended all summer. Stu from Three potato four recommended that we were invited along with a well curated list of talent. The Naval Yard is an Oasis of Art and Style. It seemed that the most stylish and creative people Philadelphia has to offer gathered together for lunch. We were surrounded by huge docked naval ships and large Industrial re-purposed sculptures. And the coolest part of all was all of the new amazing friends we made. The event truly lifted a few degrees of separation, learning that alot of people did not live too far from us in Port Richmond. Sometimes a proper medium is all you need to gather local like minds. See more pics… Continue reading