Bonde Brazilian Design Conference: Organized by Felipe Rocha and Leo Porto, Bonde was the first Brazilian Design Conference in New York City where one of the most inspiring creatives gave talks about their work and how Brazil influenced it. While the first talk discussed the question: „If there is such a thing like Brazilian design“, others showed business ideas, challenges and opportunities for the future. All in all, Bonde was definitely one of the best and most inspiring things that we did in New York City.
All the speakers were incredible but our favorite talk was by Marina Willer who described the situation in Europe perfectly and inspired Mesh Studio with a helpful quote that we will try to implement in all of our future projects:
2nd Hand: We planned a tour which also included visiting the most interesting 2nd-hand-shops in Brooklyn. It was a really great feeling to ride our rented bikes down the cozy streets with suburb flair.
Pants for 7$, jeans-jackets for 24$ and leather loafers for 13$ give your wardrobe an amazing upgrade. Our recommendations:
l-train line, screaming mimi’s, out of the closet
Dover Street Market & Opening Ceremony: Dover street market is based in midtown Manhattan Soho. They have some of the most expensive stuff you can get. The staff was very nice and, as expected, pretty well dressed.The one of a kind style of the young and less known designers there, makes it an incredible inspirational environment. In comparison to the Dover Street Market, Soho is a bit smaller in terms of space, but not less expensive. Despite the fact that they have some good concepts to offer for customer satisfaction, the Dover Street Market remains our favorite between these two.
Rei Kawakuba: We and probably she too, want to give you new input. So, just writing that this exhibition was simply stunning is not enough. But in this case, it is actually that easy. The moment you enter the room, the view leaves you speechless. We would really recommend taking the opportunity to visit this exhibition.
Pace Gallery and Gagosian Gallery: In Chelsea, we did the 24th Street and also went to the PACE gallery and Gagosian Gallery. They have so much creative content that it was hard to process that in such a short period. It brought our inner child to life again and that made us feel great. Technological, rotational or even 3D objects, must have been tried out.
We tried to conclude some of the most noteworthy moments and what we loved about the “City that never sleeps,” but we strongly recommend taking the opportunity to experience this yourselves.