New & Notable is a cultural catchall that highlights interesting new products and projects from our brilliantly creative members of The List. With new releases, events, and goings-on, the below moments indicate the power they have to move the needle in so many realms, including architecture, design, fashion, and art.
AMI COLÉ branding by School House
The New York creative agency, known for innovative work for the world’s most in-demand beauty brands, teamed with Diarrha N’Diaye’s newly launched AMI COLÉ to develop its core brand strategy, product packaging, and digital design. According to School House founder Christopher Skinner, this involved “illuminating N’Diaye’s Senegalese heritage and Harlem upbringing, amplifying the brand’s narrative of honoring melanin-rich skin, and the sense of community built around it.” An unexpected detail? School House designed patterns inspired by African wax prints that adorn the inside of the packaging, offering customers a surprise during unboxing.
Rachel and Nick Cope’s stalwart Brooklyn wallpaper brand teams up with Pierre Frey furniture artistic director Sam Baron for Noir, a collection of bold papier-paint designs inspired by the work of French artist Pierre Soulages and his monochromatic “outrenoir” paintings based on the reflection of light on the surface. It follows the recently launched Dawn Collection, which invited four global designers to reimagine their Aurora Collection with proceeds going to charity.
Worthless Studios recently hosted the Summer Benefit Auction 2021 to celebrate a year in which the studio produced a public art project across New York, published two books, and began the move into a new permanent home in Brooklyn. The studio teamed up with Artsy for the online auction, which featured works by Jessica Lichtenstein, Keith Sonnier, Lizzie Gill, and more.
Mind Body Project has teamed up with The Reform Club, a serene getaway in Amagansett, for a summer pop-up series in the Hamptons. The fitness concept brings high-intensity interval training and meditation to the club’s Sunken Garden to help inspire calm, clarity, and healing.
On July 30, the accessories designer Tyler Ellis popped up at the Hamptons Summer Bazaar, which features and supports brands that prioritize quality goods, expert design, and thoughtful shopping. Available for purchase were a selection of the label’s “Jelly” handbags in a colorful array of transparent PVC.
Shortly after finishing his private residence in Tribeca, which also doubles as his brand’s showroom, Lee Broom has unveiled his latest furniture collection. Called Penthouse, it consists of dining tables, modular sofas, and totem-like candlesticks in a range of luxe materials.