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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 Jewelry, Giftware, such as tree ornament collections:  Snowflakes and O.H.Macaroni all originally made inManhattan and New England H.U.B. zones.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


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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...♥

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O.H.Macaroni  Conchiglie, iconic, cast and plated, meets  Oyster "Rockefeller"  erudite, refurbished and hand gilded in Manhattan's East Village. Heavy metal underscores precious metal, reflecting the storied, polarized politics...we remember, "The World is Our Oyster".

O.H.Macaroni Conchiglie, iconic, cast and plated, meets Oyster "Rockefeller" erudite, refurbished and hand gilded in Manhattan's East Village. Heavy metal underscores precious metal, reflecting the storied, polarized politics...we remember, "The World is Our Oyster".


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 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...

Oysters “Rockefeller”

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.

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.





Matisse murals with my mother at the Ol’ Barnes Foundation, Marion , PA

Matisse in Madison, WI Art History Class & The Elvehjem

Matisse NEW in NYC:  Guggenheim & MOMA

Matisse with Jeannie in Nice and St. Paul de Vence

Matisse in Paris at Pompidou with my sister, Rebecca

Matisse MOMA Retrospective...on the last day with Amy

Matisse with my sister, Sarah the day before Versailles

Matisse traveling, in Europe…

Matisse at the Ol' Barnes Foundation, after the Brancusi Retrospective

Matisse at J.Paul Getty, L.A., with Camilla

Matisse heart with Kar, La Jolla, CA

Matisse murals at the Ol’ Barnes Foundation, in Marion, PA with my cousin Linda and Ken

Sophie Matisse at Jeannie’s Birthday Party the night before her MOMA talk

Matisse with Jolanda, Joan and Doreen, yesterday.


"Jeanne of Portland" STORY Original Pasta Art


Early Morning Cortado: OstCafe Barista Lauren Faulkner introduces me to her mother, Jeanne Faulkner, mother of many, married for decades and lives in a 100-year-old ex-bordello in Portland, OR...

Coffee Talk:  On Easter Sunday I gave the hard working Barista Bunnies (Lauren & Ally) each an O.H.Macaroni Pendant strung on Licorice Studded Leather...inspired by ol' East Village Italian spots and early everything.  Precious metal meets precious children, the underepinnings of Orange HOWELL's O.H.Macaroni Jewelry Collection.  

Jeanne knew the real deal and told it like it was.  Beloved Pasta Art has deep meaning.  Prompted by my polite request, this exceptional cool lady of the west, emailed attic pictures, along with her STORY, "Pasta Memories".  The real deal exchange, a hug everytime I see her daughter Lauren ... everpresent mother LOVE.

Jeanne Falulkner is a Registered Nurse and Senior Writer for the non-profit Every Mother Counts, founded by Christy Turlington Burns.

The Real Deal from Portland...underpinnings of O.H.Macaroni Jewelry Collection

The Real Deal from Portland...underpinnings of O.H.Macaroni Jewelry Collection

"Pasta Memories"  

Jeanne Faulkner June 14, 2014

I remember the day when I graduated from paste to glue and the day I was introduced to the mother-of-all craft supplies – spray paint.  It was the week before Mother’s Day and I was in the third grade.  The project involved an empty orange juice can, glue, gold spray paint and macaroni.  This memory is from so long ago, that juice cans were made of tin, not cardboard and the only types of pasta you could buy were spaghetti, lasagna and macaroni. I remember the light coming through the classroom windows, the stern warning from the nuns not to get glue or paint on my plaid uniform and the smell of bologna sandwiches wafting from someone’s lunch box.  It was a big day and I remember feeling like I’d arrived. I was finally old enough for a big kid craft - a gorgeous 100% solid gold macaroni-encrusted pencil holder. 

It never occurred to me that my mom had probably been gifted dozens of these holders over the years made by my seven older siblings. I have no memory at all of actually making the pencil holder or of giving it to my mother.  I don’t remember ever seeing it on our telephone table or her dresser.  My memory is cast in the pure potential the craft and gift held; in the beauty of the paint, the maturity of the glue and the cleverness of crafting with pasta. 

I filed that memory away and didn’t dust it off again until decades later when my oldest daughter was in preschool.  On my third Mother’s Day I was given a gift of such beauty and simplicity that it humbled me.  She gave me a string of thick rigatoni noodles, carefully strung on a shoelace and scribbled with colored markers.  My daughter was achingly proud of herself as she placed it around my neck with absolute certainty that I’d wear it daily for time eternal.

Beloved Treasures...from Jeanne Faulkner's Portland attic *Note Rotelli wiht Spaghetti accent.

Beloved Treasures...from Jeanne Faulkner's Portland attic *Note Rotelli wiht Spaghetti accent.

As other children marched through their preschool and elementary years, I was gifted with other pasta necklaces plus pasta rings and earrings made from sharp brittle noodles laced onto gardening wire.  I happily endured green fingers and came up with a brilliant way to attach the garden-wire earrings onto gold hoops that wouldn’t infect my piercings.  I wore that jewelry with pride, for as long as my children needed me to.  When I’d show up at work bedecked with pasta, every mother I encountered nodded and smiled and admired my collection.  They knew.  They had their own pasta accoutrement.  They had their own memories of proud preschoolers and green fingers. 

My youngest daughter added the last piece to my pasta jewelry collection.  She made it in preschool and was thrilled to have a secret to keep from me.  At that age, however, keeping a secret simply meant telling me what she was making for my birthday present in a whisper.  She whispered to me about the gold spray paint, the real glue and the cigar box she was bedazzling with pasta to make me a jewelry box.  When she presented it to me, it never occurred to her that it wouldn’t be a complete surprise.  Today, that jewelry box sits on a highly visible shelf in my closet filled with buttons I’ve collected over the years.  The pasta necklaces and rings sit in another jewelry box with my mother’s jewels and my grandmother’s rings among my most beloved treasures.

NYC Barista Bunnies @ Ost Cafe, Lauren Faulkner and Ally Boate on Easter Sunday...workin'

NYC Barista Bunnies @ Ost Cafe, Lauren Faulkner and Ally Boate on Easter Sunday...workin'

We @ Orange HOWELL would love your images of childhood pasta art to post with your memory filled story.

Accomplished Shoppers


TYPES The giftcard purchaser, predominantly male.  Immense gratitude for conversion of capital.  CA$H to Plastic.  Mission accomplished.

The mother-in-law gift return for store credit.  Annoyingly negative.  Resentment accomplished.

The aching back luxury return w/o receipt demanding CA$H.  Possibly Fixed.  Over accomplished.

The fur coat instantaneous rewriter of history for the last plastic popcorn maker must have exclusive purchase.  "Bully Bar" ...accomplished.

The "cut your losses" complainer finance guy who's children's nanny (babysitter) ruins the non-stick pans making Mac & Cheese with a metal spoon.  Silver spoons?  "They WILL never learn, they're not educated."  His bonus eye roll vs. charming wink desperately needed to ease the painful pretension inspires a trip down to visit the inventory boyz.  VERY accomplished.

The gold toothed sister with big hair head wrap shops the store to choose her annual gift for her pastor.  During our register transaction she declares that she must tell the manager how nice I have treated her.  Originals attract.

The ongoing shopper who decides at THE REGISTER with side view and in full view of THE  LINE, which consists of 33 of her former compatriots.   The line is waiting vs. The amount of time in the line.  The line starts here.  The buck stops here.   Passive Power accomplished.


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#BORING FONTS CLUB (Instagram re:Art Direction)

D.A.R. Aspen Snowflake 2012


The Daughters of the American Revolution Aspen Snowflake 2012 will be available for the Continental Congress annual meeting for Daughters of the American Revolution.  The Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Congress is a time-honored tradition that has been held in Washington, D.C. as the annual national meeting of the DAR membership since the organization’s founding in 1890. Not to be confused with the United States “Congress,” the DAR national meeting is named after the original Continental Congress which governed the American Colonies during the Revolutionary War.

The D.A.R. Snowflake Ornament celebrates America’s Founding Mothers, and Orange HOWELL’s owner, Paula Zanger’s own family heritage. Orange Howell is the given name of her great, great grandfather, married to Fanny Bedwell.  Paula is a direct descendant (on her Mother’s side), of  Mayflower passenger Elizabeth Tilley-Howland and John Howland a passenger and signer of Mayflower Compact who helped found Plymouth Colony, Robert Bedwell one of the six delegates to the first meeting of the Pennsylvania Assembly in Philadelphia in 1703, and American Revolutionary Patriots, Benjamin Barnard and Barachiah Macy.

Those in attendance include over 3,000 delegates representing the membership of 165,000 Daughters from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and many international chapters. Since its founding, the DAR has promoted historic preservation, education and patriotism and those objectives are reflected in all of the events of DAR Continental Congress.

Aspen Crystal Snowflake will be available at Neiman Marcus online, September 2012 and eshop on the Orange HOWELL website.

"Fast Cars & Women" Perfect Circle 91 Indy 500, 1926


Perfect Circle 91 Lockhart - Miller 1926 INDY 500 WInner
Perfect Circle 91 Lockhart - Miller
Perfect Circle 91 Lockhart - Miller

Perfect Circle 91 Lockhart - Miller

Perfect Circle 91 won the Indy 500 in 1926 (Lockhart-Miller) Congratulations to a century of racing @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway 

LORE: Frank Lockhart qualified on the pole for the 1927 Indianapolis 500 in his Perfect Circle 91 Miller. Lockhart led the opening 81 laps, and a full 107 before his car broke a connecting rod, setting an opening lap-leader record that stood for 64 years. The Perfect Circle 91 represents the epitome of 1920s American race car design and ownership.  Teetor Brothers of Perfect Circle Piston Rings became friends of Orange Howell through the marriage of his grandson Ralph Howell to one of Frank Teetor's twin girls.  Those two ladies could drive and clutch smoother than any man at the shop, hence the origin of "Fast Cars & Women".

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