Out and About

Here at WC&Co, we’ve got more than a few globe-trotters on our team.

When we’re not busy working away in our NYC office, we’re out exploring the world, taking design inspiration from the rich patterns, textures, colors, and cultures of the places we go. We bring that inspiration back home with us and turn it into creative fodder for excellent design.

We want to share this adventure with you, so we’re starting a new Friday Feature on the WC blog! Once a month, one member of ourWC family will share a few of their favorite photos from a trip that’s inspired them.

We’re kicking this week off by bringing you 9 shots from our Associate Creative Director Jodi Lubrich.   These are Jodi’s top picks from Prague, a stunning city with a rich and palpable history, enchanting architecture and of course, some very large beers. Enjoy! BLOG_PRAGUE_Vertical-JL.jpg

 

 

 

HOW Design Live!

 

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We’re back from Chicago after a lively and action-packed week at the HOW Design Live conference! The WC team hit the Windy City to immerse ourselves in the world of design and catch up with some of the best and brightest creative minds. A big thank you to HOW Design and The Dieline – we’ll see you next year!

Exit Through the Sex Shop

At the Museum of Sex, sophisticated design in a curated collection of kink and curiosity.

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In New York, a city renowned for its museums and home to reliquaries of the world’s great art, design, and history, one establishment stands apart from the rest. Nestled on a bustling midtown corner, the Museum of Sex, known colloquially as the MoSex, presents an elegant and informed look at human sexuality throughout history and in the present day. Installations from visiting artists compliment an eclectic rotation of in-house exhibitions, sourced from the 1500+ objects and works of art housed in the permanent collection.

Always on the hunt for good design, we were particularly struck by the sleek, modern aesthetic of the museum’s recently expanded gift shop.

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Package Design Matters 2017

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We’re back from the Package Design Matters Conference in sunny Bonita Springs, Florida! It was a busy three days where we listened to insightful and inspiring speakers, exchanged ideas, and connected with fellow leaders in the industry. On Thursday, WC&Co led a roundtable discussion focused on megatrends in culture, technology, and retail that are shaping the future of design and innovation. Check out our Trend Report for our key takeaways on what to watch for in 2017 and beyond. Continue reading

Can Good Design Save the World?

An Interview with Jim Muchmore, Founder of Muchmore Design and organizer of the Save El Chocó Silent Art Auction.

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WC & Co. is thrilled to be hosting the Save El Chocó Silent Art Auction tomorrow night. Organized by one of our former employees, Jim Muchmore, the auction will benefit the Centro Jambatu of Fundación Otonga, an NGO that’s established a reserve in the endangered Ecuadorian region of El Chocó. We chatted with Muchmore about the project and how he’s using great design to do good. Continue reading

Join Us!

We’re hosting a Silent Auction, hosted by Jim Muchmore, to save El Choco, a rain forest in Ecuador. Jim “grew up” at Wallace Church, where he started as an intern, got hired, learned plenty and now he’s using his talents to promote ecological sustainability. We’re proud and happy for Jim as well as pleased to host this worthwhile endeavor. See you there!

WC’s Holiday Gift Guide

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It’s that time of year again. You’ve made your list and checked it twice–why brave the cold and crowds only to return with lackluster loot? WC&Co. hit the Union Square Holiday Market to scope out the hottest seasonal swag. Step up your gift game this year with our top holiday picks.

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Gift trends this season are all about the artisanal and the unique, with a lean towards local and handmade products. Here in NYC, we’re coveting this bevy of offerings from the 5 boroughs and beyond.

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Art Basel/Design Miami 2016

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As the first cold days settled on New York, thousands flocked to warmer climes over the weekend, heading south for Art Basel/ Design Miami 2016. The annual extravaganza of art, fashion, design, and star-studded pool parties brings together the cream of the international art crop for what is essentially a high-end exposition-cum-bazaar for all things creative. It’s also a fantastic place to get a peek at the future of art and design, and what trends to watch for in the upcoming year. Here are some highlights.

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Major themes this year were the crossover between art and design, exploring the relationship between the functional and the aesthetic in re-conceptualizing domestic spaces. Continue reading