June Press Round Up

by nora on July 14, 2017

With warming New York temperatures and beautiful sunny days, June was an exciting and busy month at WolfPR. Our clients graced the summer-focused features in titles like in Oprah magazine, Country Living, Real Simple, and Bon Appétit, to name a few. Below you’ll find three particularly exiting pieces of print press from June.

4Spaces – Interior Design Mag, cover

WORK! Cover Girl! 4Spaces stands out among the textile industry, and is known for coupling traditional weaving techniques with alternative materials to create unique textiles, including cork, plastic fantastic, velvets, jacquards, sheers, satins, and micro-suetes. Flipping through the pages of Interior Design Magazine’s summer 2017 issue, it was clear that the editors couldn’t get enough of 4Spaces’ work, which was featured on the cover and in three features. On the cover and as the opening page to the Smoking Hot  editorial feature 4Spaces’ ultraviolet candy foil-printed polyester fabric appeared twice, as a surface covering and reflected in the bulbous curves of a blown glass bowl. Turning the page, a second stunning blown glass piece was framed by Liz Collins’s Feria cellulose-polyester wallpaper—its thin graphic lines distorted along the reflective surface. 4Spaces’ ultraviolet candy foil-printed polyester fabric was additionally featured in “jewel-tone gems – fashionable options, from foil to velvet,” which highlighted nine textiles and wall coverings.

We’re not finished yet! Finally, creative director’s  Michele Rondelli’s ceiling mounted mantra beads were highlighted as the standout item. These unique hand created pendants “add kaleidoscopic verve to any vertical space: Hung in front of a window, they will refract sunlight, projecting rainbow hues across the room.” The mantra jewels are individually hand made with resin and then knotted into pendants.

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ZigZagZurich – Domino

At the helm of innovative Italian textile company 4Spaces and its lifestyle brand ZigZagZurich, Michele Rondelli is known for his keen sense of color and space. Rondelli’s architecture and design background shows in the simple and graphic Ginza Cotten Throw, which he designed for ZigZagZurich. Available in four color combinations this bold throw was highlighted in Domino’s Summer 2017 “feel good” issue. Photographed by Marcus Nilson, Rondelli’s bright blue and yellow combination was featured as the full-page backdrop for the summer blanket article -“Nice Throw – Think of an outdoor blanket as your own little patch of paradise: Unfurl, kick back, and soak up summer.”

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Gabriel Scott – Surface

Issue 139 of Surface Magazine, June/July 2017, included Luman Lust, a seven-page article showcasing twenty-one elegant and innovative light fixtures from designers around the world. As editor Lily Wan describes, the featured pieces “animate the room and tease the imagination.” Featured in a half-page image, Gabriel Scott’s Myriad chandelier was selected by Surface to be part of this diverse and cutting edge group. Noting the unique characteristics of the Myriad chandelier, Wan writes, “[it] recalls natural forms, like branches or bioluminescent organisms, as much as it does fine jewelry.”

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May Press Round Up

by nora on June 8, 2017

At Wolf PR, we are always excited to see May come, the anticipation of pop-up installations, launch parties, closing parties, lacquered disco parties, sound bath parties… and the Javits center filled with exciting design work from around the world. However, now that design “week” has slyly taken over the whole month, with exhaustion we welcomed the first of June. Wolf PR hit the ground running in May adding a great new client; Montreal based Claste, whose inaugural collection Tension debuted at ICFF against the backdrop of a white fur wall.

Claste in Wallpaper*

Post ICFF 2017, Wallpaper* published a distinctly home-focused review of design week recounting the residential, intimate, and interior nature of much of the work. In contrast to this largely comfy and nostalgic vibe, Julie Baumgardner highlighted Claste’s lounge chairs How Fragile This Lovewriting: “Newcomer from Montreal, Claste debuted at ICFF a seriously sexy line of ‘pure material’ chairs in glass and pink onyx that gave a ‘slight sense of unease’, tells studio co-founder Philip Hazan.” We were thrilled by the great reception of Claste’s minimal and architectural collection, which was also featured in ICFF reviews by Sight Unseen, Apartment Therapy, and Homedit.

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Kikkerland in Entrepreneur Magazine

Always testing the edge of what’s new, quirky home-goods design giant Kikkerland has sponsored a student design challenge since 2009. The June 2017 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine featured a full-page article on Kikkerland’s 2016 challenge. The article title fits last year’s outcome, where the results were just as much of a challenge for Kikkerland founder Jan van der Lande as the design call was for participating Rhode Island School of Design students – “Cast a Wider Net for Great Ideas…But Don’t be Afraid to Embrace the Bland Ones.” The winning project, a highly functional cord organizer, selected by partner retailer the Container Store didn’t embody the offbeat sense of humor Kikkerland is know for. But as Entrepreneur editor, Stephanie Schomer noted, Cable Loft’s huge retail success gave van der Lande pause; bland ideas can be great ideas too.

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Gabriel Scott in Design Milk

Design team Gabriel Scott’s major inspirations – architecture and jewelry design – were artfully merged in their two new collections Myraid  and Briolette, unveiled at Salone in Milan. In May Design Milk published an image rich piece that featured close up photographs highlighting the gem-like facets and connections reminiscent of jewelry settings embodied in Gabriel Scott’s two newest collections.

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April Press Round Up

by nora on May 17, 2017

Since 2012 the Press page at wolf-pr.com has been filling up with a continuous feed of features on our client’s great work, but we admit that our blog has been, well, a bit left out. Excited to bring you a more in depth review of our work and clients exciting projects, products, collaborations, and creations we are initiating a monthly press round up. We hope you enjoy!

Kikkerland in SNAP

For their 25th anniversary, Kikkerland a design company known for its clever, well designed household items, collaborated with designer David Weeks to create SquareBear. Inspired by his son’s toy action figures and always looking for new design mediums, Weeks set out to craft a line of wooden toy animals. Passionate about showcasing designers and skilled in large-scale production, Kikkerland’s founder Jan van der Lande was the ideal manufacturing partner for SquareBear. Marked by a full-page image of the tiny wooden bear, this exciting collaboration was featured in the March/April 2017 issue of architectural trade publication SNAP.

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ZigZagZurich in Fast Company Design

Industrial designer George Sowden is a granddaddy of Memphis and is still holding court in the design world. ZigZagZurich, founded by Sonwden and artist Nathalie Du Pasquier, is at the front of the Memphis revival, bringing bold graphics to home textiles. In April, Fast Company Design featured ZigZagZurich’s new CoopDS line. Punctuated by photos of graphic black-and-white blankets, quotes by Sonwden describe the sprit of Memphis, “a defining moment in late 20th-century design.” For Fast Co editor Diana Budds this collection is perfect for Memphis enthusiasts, who aren’t quite ready for pink and green polka dots.

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Julia Haney Montanez in the Wall Street Journal

Julia is a good friend of Wolf PR and all around design maven. She produces and curates the MADE section Architectural Digest’s annual design show, writes for publications like the Los Angles Times, and contributes to Homepolish as a designer and editor. In April, the Wall Street Journal asked designers to “recall their craziest childhood decorating experiments.” Julia, who now renovates and styles chic New York Apartments, recalls steeling her mothers CD collection to create a DIY life-size disco ball wall treatment in her bedroom. Every great designer has to start somewhere, right?

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We’re hiring!

by nora on May 20, 2015

Wolf PR is looking for an ambitious, energetic and creative individual to join our small PR firm in a role focused on home, design and consumer products. Candidates must have 2-5 years public relations experience.Strong media relations, attention to detail and strong writing skills are a must. Candidate will work directly with the owner. Must be well organized, be able to take initiative and work well without supervision.

Responsibilities include:
-administrative duties such as managing and filing press clippings and updating master contact lists

-writing press releases and media alerts
-creating digital press kits
-writing email blasts for clients’ new works, new arrivals or events
-writing pitches to digital and print media outlets for client profiles, announcing new collections, etc.
-copy editing releases, emails, etc.
-finding new outlets or editors to pitch clients to
-maintaining editorial relationships through social contact (lunches, drinks) and digital communications
-keeping up with frequent email correspondence with clients, editors and writers
-assisting owner in day to day tasks that arise when running a small business

Must be comfortable working with:
-Google Drive
-Dropbox
-Wordpress
-Photoshop
-Cision
-InDesign

We’re a fun office, with lots of room to grow and take own your own projects. The more ambitious and excited you are about growing your role, the more room for growth there is.
For consideration, please send your résumé and a letter detailing something you worked on recently that you are proud of to nora@wolf-pr.com. It can be related to PR, it can also be about a race you ran, a trip you just finished, or a life milestone. Get us interested and excited!

Things I’m up to this week:

-I’m in the middle of reading Perfume, which contrary to its sugary title is so amazingly creepy. You wouldn’t think a super-sense of smell would lead to murder…
-Working for myself means I’ve tried out many different coffices. My office away from home is Lincoln Station. Today I’m working from the Ace Hotel— it very well may be my favorite place to work. If you like big American flags, taxidermy, and creative meetings abound, make your next coffee meeting here.
-Planning a river tubing trip for the weekend. Lazing down the Delaware is as amazing as it sounds. Bring a refreshing tequila drink to sip on as you float. Pro-tip, take the bus and let someone else do the driving for you. And bring a sweatshirt for the ride home.

Welcome to Wolf PR’s online home!

by nora on March 2, 2012

Hello and welcome to Wolf PR online! My amazing web design guru, dedicated intern and I have been working very hard to get this website up to scruff. I really hope you like it, well as much as someone can like a small business’s website. Design is so important to me that I knew I needed nothing less than an easy to navigate, beautifully designed home for my home-grown pr firm. I’m really proud of the end result: now I can show off my clients, both past and present, and the press I worked hard to get for them. Please poke around, let me know what you think. How do feel about its functionality? The colors and type? Is it easy to find your way around? Who did the voice over for that bike safety video? Tell me what you love, and tell me what you wish was better, I can’t wait to get your feed back. You can also just write to say hello, those are my favorite kinds of emails!