We teamed up with fellow Philadelphia creatives Artmurri and Custom Lifestyle to provide original photography, custom furniture and art like no other, showcased amongst West Elm furniture and décor … just so you can visualize how these true statement pieces can add a perfectly unique touch to your home. Continue reading
This season at Freedom Hall Search+Rescue debut a line of modern furniture. Up until this point our contribution to the trade show has been behind the scenes. Offering branding and trade show solutions for Freedom hall and its wonderful cast of creatives.
We brought our squad of hand craftsmen and builders from the mid Atlantic area to demonstrate how our furniture design services the current market. Each brand connected by the principle of Search+Rescue, local production with use of reclaimed source materials. By mixing modern lines and pop color with a hint of rustic character, we displayed versatility speaking to both retail and home dwellings.
Search+Rescue DryGoods has occupied Center Stage ( 2639 Girard ave. Phila. PA) and infused up-cycled vintage and found objects with the boutiques Contemporary Menswear. The Pop Up Searchs launch date, Dec,13 2014 marks one year since the BSRx Squad first changed Center Stages floor plan and redesigned the store front windows. After a number of requests for props and antiques we decided to offer a shop in shop S+R Drygoods experience at the boutique. One of a kind fashion by Custom Lifestyle and The House of Raoof were also debuted at the launch in the spirit of Kings Ruling Together. Everyone being fueled by Kool Beanz Coffee, which was served at our mini Cafe in the back. If you missed the launch no worries, the Squad will be occupying the premise until Feb. 2015. See pics
10/25: The last time D.C’s streetcars were running Schott NYC at 49 was already an iconic American brand that changed the world forever. This time the D.C streetcars, in the H Street corridor, were the backdrop for a glimpse into the future of Schott NYC. From their humble beginnings in a Manhattan basement manufacturing raincoats, to outfitting the military, celebrities, and all Billy Badasses. Schott proved to be leaders in more ways than one. The innovative spirit of Schott NYC led them to be the first manufacturer to invent the leather motorcycle jacket. You can find Schott NYC’s design queues emulated by many manufacturers across the globe. Even if you are unfamiliar with the brand, one thing you can’t deny is their distinct style.
A century has passed, and Schott NYC is still one of the most iconic American brands in history. So to celebrate 100 plus years; Schott NYC teamed up with Search and Rescue Squad, and a handpicked collective of designers to take the nation’s capital by storm. The one-day brand immersion infused motorcycle culture with contemporary art, lifestyle clothing, and accessories.
Schott 100 Plus showcased: an art installation by Search & Rescue (S+R) Dry Goods and curation by S+R and Gentlemen’s Brim. S+R also launched their BSR line of furniture alongside their “selvedge white denim” glove collaboration with Grifter Company USA. Modern50 and Carter Designs sourced thought provocative art and found objects. Custom Lifestyle displayed a unique take on repurposed materials; mixing fabrics, and detailed stitching to make one of a kind overcoats, and totes. While Milk Cult and Kool Beanz coffee provided refreshments and ice cream sandwiches. Another American icon, Bell Helmets raffled off a Custom 500 helmet and gave away t-shirts. The Schott 100 Plus experience proved why Schott NYC can confidently look forward to the next century and beyond.
A one day pop up shop highlighting post century Schott NYC and contemporary motorcycle bike culture. ***Save the Date*** 10/25 location: 625 H st. Washington, DC
The event will feature:
– Schott NYC
– Bell Helmets
– Search and Rescue Squad
– Gentlemen’s Brim
– Grifter Company USA
– Milk Cult
– Custom Lifestyle
Bariq and Sudais Cobbs showing the relationship between family and art. This is a model example of how to cultivate creativity in our children. We are truly inspired by the short clip and hope it encourages all to share their talents with their children.
Filmed by Classic Reinvention
Art by Bariq Cobbs and Sudais Cobbs
Furniture by ButcherShop Rehab
Styled by House of Raoof
Setting: Search and Rescue HQ
During the Brooklyn circus x Artcomes first Pop Shop launch, Tawfeeq Gaines took the time to touch base with some of the taste makers present regarding their view on how art effects retail. This video gives us insight into Search and Rescue’s contribution to the event along with the culture’s influence on menswear. As a designer you want your product to tell a story, a story that will allow you to connect with your client through the pieces you create. Coupling art with retail enhances the product and encourages the patron to immerse themselves in the brand. In the words of Tawfeeq “Coach” Gaines, “the more character, the more depth, the more quality the platform shows the better it is for the ideas being displayed.” I couldn’t agree more! We definitely support retail and our mission is to enhance the relationship between the designer and client one “story” at a time.
Now that you have listened to the opinions shared in the video above we are interested in hearing your take on art “infused” retail settings?