Orange L. W. Howell, a spirited person of 157 years who occasionally moonlights in luxury retail, lives passionately in New York City's East Village neighborhood of Manhattan.
Orange L. W. Howell is my name and @ 157 years old I can assure you I speak with opinions in their various shades of gray. Black n' white thinking is fools talk, easily palatable for most folks, but then most don't live past 90 before they can't think right. About the name +color, "William & Mary of Orange" I was born in 1861 the year the Civil War began. Eighth generation American, Quaker, Hoosier, Welsh, originally a Farmer. I grew up Henry County, Blountsville, Indiana. Parents were Hilary Howell and Fanny Bedwell-Howell, and my first lovely wife was named Ella Chamness, we had four children. Everyone is in the ground.
Thanks to my old friends at Perfect Circle, those Teetor inventors and Wilbur Wright who was always coming back to his birth place...P.C. created a special invention for me, knowing I was a seventh son of a seventh son...So I can go forever into the future flying, just can't take me back, only forward. My stomping grounds are the streets of Manhattan, New York City... especially the East Village. The neighborhood spirit is most like the home in my heart or at least it was in the 80's...♥
“To Be” or not to be? Just Be…Café Cool.
VOTE blue, compliment orange.
Cuff Love, Lasagna Love, Love is Love…Mother Love O.H.Macaroni, the original, Pasta Jewelry, 2011. Luxe riff on kid art. Designed in East Village. Made in Manhattan.
Orange HOWELL’s O.H.Macaroni Lasagna Cuff, Rigatoni & Penne Slip Knot Bracelets. Special THX to @sparkling_moon_eclipse #model HRH Duchess Darling….People Magazine
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Sustainably Sourced Decorative Objects Debuts for Summer Gift Giving
New York, May 18, 2018—Orange HOWELL’s Oysters “Rockefeller” is a delightful celebration of nature’s beauty and uniqueness, fused with humanity’s voracious appetite for precious gold. The concept was birthed at Zadie’s Oyster Room, an elegant East Village hideaway, where the mollusks’ rustic appeal was noted and compared to the personalities and foibles of individuals in our diverse democratic society…however politically polarized it may be.
A few months later decorative artist and Orange HOWELL founder Paula Zanger acquired fine gilding techniques at Alpha Workshops, under the tutelage of the illustrious creator and instructor Carol Cannon. By fusing this ornamental technique with the bivalve’s oceanic appeal—and epicurean urbanity—the Oysters “Rockefeller” Collection was born. Discarded leavings are transformed, and Mother Nature accentuated with repurposed beauty.
The Collection is reminiscent of Portuguese Manueline architecture, marking the transition from the Late Gothic to the Renaissance periods. Orange HOWELL’s style reinterprets iconic motifs as codified luxury and beautifies the quotidian, aiming to instill a relevant perspective. Yet Oysters “Rockefeller” Collection is relevant to today’s “Trumponian” atmosphere, indeed gilding the refuse and donating a percentage of online sales to Billion Oyster Project. The expansive art collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller commanded record-breaking sums at Christie’s auction house just a few days ago, with estate proceeds benefitting culinary foundation Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and conservation organization Main Coast Heritage Trust, among others.
Orange HOWELL is a design entity and maker of beautiful things. Formally founded in April 2009, items have sold to Neiman Marcus, abc home, The Ritz-Carlton, Brooks Brothers, and Wynn Las Vegas, among others. Select pieces are available at orangehowell.com. Designed in New York City’s East Village, they are handmade in Manhattan and New England. Orange Howell is named for the founder’s great-great grandfather, a Welsh, Quaker, Hoosier, Farmer who was truly the “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.”
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“The World is (Y)Our Oyster”
Local luxury riff on...
OrangeHOWELL’s Oysters “Rockefeller” was initially envisioned at Zadie’s Oyster Room (Chef, Mike Campanile) while considering the natural beauty of each oyster as individuals within our diverse democratic society, however polarized politically. Natural uniqueness reaffirmed in every oyster shell, that creation, which is to say LOVE, trumps everything. “The World is Our Oyster”.
December 2017: Fast-forward to a fine gilding techniques at Alpha Workshops, taught by the illustrious Carol Cannon. The nexus of Oysters “Rockefeller” Collection was borne by fusing oceanic elements with epicurean urbanity. Reminiscent of Portuguese Manueline architecture that marks the transition from Late Gothic to Renaissance. Discards transformed, Mother Nature is accentuated into repurposed beauty.
“Design alias” OrangeHOWELL® reinterprets iconic motifs as codified luxury and beautifies the quotidian aiming to instill a relevant perspective.
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller Christie’s Spring Sale, May 8 – 11, 2018 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 10020
*All Estate proceeds from the sales will benefit selected charities that Peggy and David supported in their lifetime such as: Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Main Coast Heritage Trust, American Farmland Trust, Rockefeller University, to name a few.
Zadie’s Oyster Room: Oysters “Rockefeller” vs. Oysters "Kilpatrick" because everything happens on 12th Street.
Billion Oyster Project’s 5th Annual Party will take place Friday, April 27, 2018, 7–10pm, Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. The Billion Oyster Project (BOP) is a citizen science project co-ordinated by the New York Harbor School with the goal of restoring one billion live oysters to New York Harbor by 2030 (Gilded Age of Sustainability, a tipping point...)
OrangeHOWELL, the designer’s great-great grandfather, a Welsh-American, Quaker farmer with ties to the Underground Railroad, is the muse. O.H. Projects are motif focused, elegant versions of symbols, redesigned in NYC’s East Village, a culturally diverse, vibrant community in the United States of America.
& u KNOW that 4 sure...
Old School New York, downtown confluence of European and eras of cool, way before hipster was the café, De Robertis Pasticceria. Opulent "Italian American" tiles surrounded creative conversations in pursuit of a dream. Beauty.
Look Book O.H.Macaroni iphone images captured East Village Italian spots...subliminally adding ingredients to the O.H.Macaroni Story.
After 110 years...De Robertis closed shoppe In 2014.
Complimentary Conchiglie Pendant w/ea Shell Ornament purchased.
...Orange HOWELL's Golden Macaroni for Mac n' Cheese Lovers...or just everyone!
BUY 1 GET 2...ONline between 7/7 thru 7/14 Shine on...share.
7/7/17 National Macaroni Day
7/14/17 National Mac n' Cheese Day
BUY 1 GET 2...ONline between 7/7 thru 7/14 Shine on...share.
Sister "Selfie" during Fancy Food...Show n' Tell of O.H.Macaroni Key Chains mixed in with #MarioBatali products at @ThisIsSTORY Grand Finale FRESH. (O.H.Macaroni Key Chains: Farfalle, Fusilli & Conchigilie or Bow Tie, Spiral, Shell (ranges of precious metals available) Made in the USA.
#FreshSTORY O.H.Macaroni Key Rings
PERFECT for Father's Day
What’s fresher than fresh?
STORY will dig into the concept through an assortment of newly picked products and hardy conversations with our favorite experts. Fresh STORY will be bubbling with in-store events with local pros like chef Mario Batali who will share food stories and secret recipes.
Orange HOWELL's O.H.Macaroni "solos" were originally revised for Mario Batali Foundation from O.H.Macaroni Ornaments for Steve Wynn 2010 of Wynn, Las Vegas. We LOVE orange, design, food ... wheeeeee ... & fast cars, Made in U.S.A.
... START yer engines ... "Race Day" eventually known as INDY500...THX to The Teetor Brother's & Perfect Circle, Hagerstown, Indiana ("Where you can still hear the corn grow.")
Hagerstown Indiana And The Indiana 500 Connection
By Carolyn Lafever
The Indianapolis Speedway ran its first 500-mile race in 1911. Folks from Hagerstown, including the Teetor family, attended the inaugural race and brought their Light Inspection Car Co. band to perform. In 1926, the company name was changed to the Perfect Circle Corporation. PC was to become the largest manufacturers of piston rings in the world with a long association with the Indy 500.
From 1922 to 1941, PC made rings for racecars, sponsored three cars, sent their band each year and gave prizes to race drivers. Support for the race continued to grow with Hagerstown and Perfect Circle.
The race stopped from 1941-45 because of WW II. In 1946 Ralph Teetor, a brilliant engineer who lost his sight at five years of age, became President of PC and encouraged the track owners to start the race again. Perfect Circle contracted with Mutual Broadcasting to sponsor the first coast-to-coast radio broadcast of the race from 1946 to 1951.
Perfect Circle grew and many Hagerstown people worked for them. PC established an office at the Speedway and engineers spent the month of May assisting race drivers. Piston rings and other products were made especially for the race cars. It benefited both the company and the racers to observe the stress on the mechanical parts.
Perfect Circle purchased a block of race tickets each year as well as sponsoring race parties for their jobbers. They made movies of the races to be shown at the “Doctor of Motors” clinics. Hagerstown was enthusiastic about supporting the race and sending fans.
In 1963, Perfect Circle was sold to Dana Corporation. Gradually participation in the race declined, but Hagerstown’s enthusiasm did not. In 2011, Hagerstown celebrated the 100th anniversary with events commemorating their long history with the INDY 500.
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National (O.H.) Macaroni Day...Design = Details
Father, Dad, Pop & Pa....
Happy Mother's Day, Mom.
I love Easter. Bunnies and Easter Baskets remind me of my great grandmother. Homeade noodles, inventors, pretty things, two sisters and butter carmels. #LoveLife
Sweet times, not chic, simply said, just good. Design for me, lately infuses this light spirit into shape, slight adjustment with context. Precious metal macaroni imitating spray painted pasta. Orange HOWELL Macaroni.
Iconic childhood silliness is illustrated via "Stop Motion"... super quick fun. THX app @ VINE
Mr. Bunny Howell & Heart Stopping Emotions can be viewed @orangehowell
I LOVE Snow & I love DESIGN
On Friday, February 5, 2016 I awoke to a snowstorm. Fluffy flurries disco dancing outside The Dean Hotel in downtown Providence, RI...delicate drama.
Check email, via iphone @risd.edu, school is open...The Final Critique will Happen. RISD Final Critiques for Winter session 2016, Surface Design. Friday, February 5, 2016...11AM - 5PM (which somehow became 6ish).
10:30 @The RISDStore #ispyblack, a perfect RISD t-shirt “crit happens”... ah the legacy of final critiques and the creative manifestation of ideas, which leads us back to DESIGN.
10:45 @TheRISDCafe Iain Wong, guest critic, Surface Designer from CA, RISD, NYC alla [a la ?] East Village and pres-ently, Providence, RI. Deadline Design Experience Ready & Willing! Thank you, Iain Wong.
Critiques require presence...minds full of fact and commentary, body of artwork and soulful speak. Over the years as a guest critic, design instructor and most recently teaching critic of Surface Design at RISD, I always remind students about the function of mentor critiques: “Take what you want and leave the rest.”
Ultimately designers must design “good” work, which originates in thought, vision and skill to develop ideas to a point of presentation; hence the ultimate critique. Work can be assessed from personal opinion and/or predetermined design criteria. Surely work must sing too, that invisible music of rhythm, when the design language moves seamlessly across the surface...it is good.
11AM - 6ish @RISD I am reminded how extraordinary design-driven students just make their crits happen. Color, pattern, reference, iphone pics, laptops, paint, paper, collage, watercolor, revisions, enviable solutions, unfinished messes and presence of creative mind to engage, articulate and listen to me, myself and Iain Wong.
Thank you, students.
7PM @DavidWintonBellGallery, “The Curious Occurrence of Taxidermy in Contemporary Art”, (including Damien Hirst). Thank you, Brown University.
P.S. February 1: Funny Fabric Foreshadowing...the mother of The Dean Hotel’s owner, Ari Heckman, introduced herself at the Fortuny showroom in NYC. While choosing swatches for my RISD Surface Design students, she had overheard me talking in between Fortuny fabric wings of printed metallic and saturated color. Fast forward, upon arrival @TheDeanHotel, post six hours of the last pre-crit class, a very special Providence welcome from The Dean of Hotels (#oldschool meets #newschool). Thank you, Linda Heckman.
Next up, pickled eggs at Faust and Oysters on Atwells with Francesca Dow, including chowders. People of presence are indeed quite genuine.