The Squad at Northern Grade (recap)

IMG_7297We are cut for the Northern Grade. A U. S. Made traveling pop up market that connects the designer direct to the end consumer. Functioning almost like a trade show, but available to the public. The Squad had the pleasure to participate in the debut of the DC Market. See recap photos by Emmanuel Afolabi Continue reading “The Squad at Northern Grade (recap)”

Local Artist Collective at West Elm Philly

DSC_0100We 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 “Local Artist Collective at West Elm Philly”

Search+Rescue Squad features at Freedom Hall

blog1libertyIMG_9415This 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.

The Squad includes; BSR, Modern 50, Peg and Awl, Grifter Company USA, Gentlemens Brim, Custom LifeStyle

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Pop Up Search at Center Stage | Historic Brewerytown

IMG_9003Search+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
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Urban Renewal | Urban Outfitters’ Local Production

IMG_4391 IMG_4378Who 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.

the line upSearch + 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.

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Blue Collar Gang | Launch installation at The Villa

 

The theme of this installation was your local garage,  inspired by Blue Collar Gang’s American muscle car esthetic.  The installation offers detailed nostalgia of a local garage which is the corner stone of the Muscle car culture. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and bring the proper tools, if you want to get with the gang!

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