one of the first artists who came to mind for the interior of our third Delaware location was fellow Philly-based friend, Ryan Psota. We've partnered with Ryan in the past, asking him to contribute a mural to our Front Street Walls, which he designed + painted in collaboration with in the Mural Arts Program. For our newest restaurant in Christiana, we gave Ryan two walls + asked him to make something bold + colorful. Needless to say, Ryan did not dissapoint.
New York has no shortage of artists, which made choosing just one featured artist for our new Brooklyn location almost impossible. . . so we chose two! Complimenting the beautiful architectural design by our friend Jennifer Carpenter, sits a breathtaking mural by reknowned artist Rubin415, accompanying several photos from Joseph Michael Lopez (editor's note: blog coming soon!).
Paul + Tonya Romanick are two sculptors who've mastered their craft to create truly amazing creations out of clay. From intricate underwater scenes to polished dinnerware, the couple has created over 40,000 pieces (!) in their lifetime via their Newark business. We met with the Delaware duo to learn more about their pottery passion, their Newark, DE roots + how they have developed renewed interest in handcrafted goods with their line of custom growlers.
What a year it’s been! We are excited to announce that our 12th location opens today at the new King of Prussia Town Center. Our sixth location in the Philadelphia region is located at the corner of Main Street and Village Drive, right by the new Wegman’s off of Warner Road. Anchored by a unique "silo" like feature, this 2,400 square-foot location was designed by Jennifer Carpenter Architect.
if you travel throughout Philadelphia, you'll undoubtedly come across some of John Howell's work. His artistically woven metal installations subtly add character + industrial charm to the establishments that play host to the pieces (such as Morgan's Pier, The El Bar + Neighborhood Bike Works). We sat down with John in his North Philadelphia workspace (bursting with graffiti, loud music + carefully constructed metal creations) to learn more about what inspires his welded wonders.
hg: tell us a little about yourself. Education, experience, etc.
The Golden Carrot is a magical little hideaway, tucked in at 11th and Washington Street. Pink plaster walls, vintage chandeliers, silver cowhide rugs + botanical prints on the walls set a cozy tone for a jewelry store filled with fan favorites: Ariel Gordon, Satomi Kawakita, Erica Weiner, Wwake, Blanca Monros Gomez + more. The interior is instantly comforting—making you want to stay awhile, browse + give yourself a little boost or find the perfect gift.
We spent an afternoon with five local Philly talents to learn more about their crafts and what drives them in their careers. Seeing them for who they are “in the simplest terms + the most convenient definitions,” but what we found was each one of them is…a designer…an illustrator…a hand-letterer…an artist...an inspiration. Meet the studio mates of 1421 Carpenter Street.
Yis Goodwin, aka Nosego, is a Philadelphia-born mixed media artist + illustrator whose work is known for being layered and energetic. Using vibrant colors, characters and his surrounding environment, he creates expressive designs that are reflective of his childhood. While being known for his paintings on the Philadelphia streets, he has also collaborated with many artists and companies from LA to the UK. He joined us for a one-on-one about his work and what the future holds.