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East Village
New York, NY 10009
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Orange HOWELL designs, develops and markets luminous gifts of original American craftsmanship to celebrate Homes, Holidays, Weddings & LOVE. Jewelry, Giftware, such as tree ornament collections:  Snowflakes and O.H.Macaroni all originally made inManhattan and New England H.U.B. zones. O.H.Textiles, O.H.Sterling and all O.H. things creative!

Orange HOWELL was the given name of the founder’s Spirited Great, Great, Grandfather, “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” Welsh, Quaker, Hoosier, Farmer.

Founded in April 2009, beginning with Snowflake Ornaments for Neiman Marcus, our gift items focus on holiday and wedding celebrations, with options for private label, corporate and custom. 

Clients include:  Neiman Marcus, abchome, Wynn Las Vegas, Daughters of the American Revolution, The Plaza Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Brooks Brothers, One Kings Lane, Specialty Stores and direct @orangehowell.com

 

Orange's Blog

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...♥

OYSTERS "ROCKEFELLER"

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“The World is (Y)Our Oyster”

Local luxury riff on...

Oysters “Rockefeller”

OrangeHOWELL’s Oysters “Rockefeller” was initially envisioned at Zadie’s Oyster Room, 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.

Relevant “Rockefeller”

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.

(FT Weekend - Lunch with David Rockefeller, JR)   

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’s Oysters “Rockefeller” Collection:  Mother Nature’s Gifts, (accentuated creations) % of sales donated to Billion Oyster Project (BOP). 

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.  

P.S. "The World is (Y)Our Oyster" coined by Amy Ilias of The Lavender Ghost.

  Classic Oysters "Rockefeller"  gold leafed assortment of Little Guns, Irish Points, St. Simons and Rocky Nook on Rouge (Sasaki designed by  Paula Zanger ). Gilded Age of Sustainability. #BOP

Classic Oysters "Rockefeller" gold leafed assortment of Little Guns, Irish Points, St. Simons and Rocky Nook on Rouge (Sasaki designed by Paula Zanger). Gilded Age of Sustainability. #BOP

  Novelty Assortment of Oysters "Rockefeller"  Fanny Bay Oyster with barnacles adorned with silver leaf, Moonstone accentuated with stripes of silver and gold leaf, Mystery Oyster (TBD)  with determined gold leaf.

Novelty Assortment of Oysters "Rockefeller" Fanny Bay Oyster with barnacles adorned with silver leaf, Moonstone accentuated with stripes of silver and gold leaf, Mystery Oyster (TBD)  with determined gold leaf.