New Carolina

A curated showcase of contemporary furniture and textile design in North Carolina

Concept | Creative Direction | Event Production

Graphic design by Otherlove | Event installation by Tactile and Katie Stewart | Photography by Katie Stewart | Sponsor: Bernhardt Design

Participating Designers: Artish Studio | Elijah Leed | Erica Gimson |Flitch Furniture | Grey Goods Studios | Mike Newins

New Carolina was a wonderful event. Ana Maria’s vision brought emerging designers together in community and celebration. Everything had a sense of excitement and refinement that could have placed it in any major cultural capital of the world. But it wasn’t in New York or LA, it was in Raleigh, North Carolina, and that felt extra special.  

- Jerry Helling, President & Creative Director, Bernhardt Design

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New Carolina Celebrates Contemporary Design in North Carolina
New Carolina is an upcoming shoppable event showcasing six NC design studios, from small-batch furniture makers to process-driven textile designers.
New Carolina event showcases locally-made furniture :: WRAL.com
The New Carolina furniture and textiles show is Feb. 8-9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Junction West in Downtown Raleigh.


Port of Raleigh

A brick&mortar and online retail store in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Port of Raleigh was a destination for modern, simple, fun, and functional designs from around the world from 2015-2020.

Founder, Owner, Operator | Creative Direction | Retail Design | Buying | Merchandising | Styling | Photography | E-commerce | Marketing

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Elevate Life, Work and Play with Design-Driven Objects from Port of Raleigh
A boutique shop in Raleigh, North Carolina, that’s filled with cleverly designed, modern objects you’ll enjoy using everyday.
Showcase: Port of Raleigh
Design-driven shop Port of Raleigh is adding vibrancy to its North Carolina neighborhood, one unique item at a time.


Ring Cozy

An activewear accessory for keeping cherished rings on while safely and comfortably protecting them from loss or damage.

Product Inventor | Product Development | Sourcing and Manufacturing | Creative Direction | Branding | Styling | Photography | E-commerce | Marketing

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The engagement ring ‘cozies’ that protect valuable rocks
A new ‘ring cozy’ has arrived to save nervous brides from the horror of damaging their engagement rings.


Gin & Jacqui

The Love Malaysia Collection was a design collaboration with Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia based accessories company Gin & Jacqie. Each collection piece was designed for the on-the-go and traveling lifestyle.

Graphic Print Design | Product Development


KAYU

Look book imagery shot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia & Los Angeles for California based accessories brand KAYU.

Creative Direction | Styling | Photography


The Pond Market

Online store for vintage flea market finds from England and Europe that fit seamlessly into the modern home.

Creative Direction | Branding | Buying | Curation | Website Design | Graphic Design | Styling | Photography

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The Pond Market Sale | Justina Blakeney
The lovely Ana Maria from The Pond Market is packing up and moving from London to Kuala Lampur! She’s having a big 3-day sale to celebrate– so click on over for one of the best online retail experience *ever* (the lady has got mad styling/photography skillz!)


One Colorado

Where 19th-century architecture meets the best of California shopping, alfresco dining and free outdoor events in the heart of Old Pasadena.

Creative Direction | Marketing | Event Production | Community and Retail Engagement

Fashion’s Night Out: Pasadena’s One Colorado gets in on the action