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 Jewelry, Giftware, such as tree ornament collections:  Snowflakes and O.H.Macaroni all originally made inManhattan and New England H.U.B. zones.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

Mr. Bunny Howell

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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

 

Crit Happens...@RISD

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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.

Tartan Christmas Fair

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Everything happens on 12th Street! 

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The Annual Tartan Christmas Fair‬ at The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, Lower Fifth Avenue and 12th Street.‪

Holiday Gift Fairs are commerce at it best, happy people supporting their community, happily purchasing gifts for special people, making thoughtful choices, ultimately with orange bows tying up the holiday spirit...love is in the air...!

Orange HOWELL Snowflake Ornaments, as well as,  O.H.Macaroni ornaments and jewelry will be sold at the Holiday Fair, all wrapped in festive Made in Massachusetts orange gift boxes.  Hope to see you there!

#‎ChristmasFair‬ ‪‬ 12/4 & 12/5 ‪#‎holiday‬ ‪#‎gifts‬ ‬ ‪#‎local‬ ‪#‎shop‬ ‪#madeinusa #madeinmassachusetts #‎madeinmanhattan‬ #‎ilovenyc www.orangehowell.com

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Matisse

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Memories...

Memories...

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.

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Series of Entries for O.H.Macaroni Art Contest

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To Enter the O.H. Macaroni Art Contest
Participants may submit images of recent camp or (2013-2014) school projects, or new creations that incorporate varieties of pasta as the primary enhancements–jewelry, ornaments, or compositions on paper (8” x 10” paper max). Accents of paint and other materials are acceptable. Creativity is in the mind of the maker.
 
Only one entry will be accepted per child. All artwork must be the individual’s original creation. Art entry to be emailed to pzanger@orangehowell.com as a jpg no larger than 2MB (smart phone images!) Include a brief description or story to be posted on Orange HOWELL’s Orange’s Blog. Please state if you want your full name and contact information included in the post. Final deadline for all entries: October 15th! 

Orange HOWELL’s O.H. Macaroni Art Contest for Kids & Teens

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EAST VILLAGE, NY:  Pasta memories…almost everyone has them. From pasta-bead necklaces to pasta-decorated boxes and pencil cups, children’s pasta art is beloved and it has deep meaning. In a salute to this cherished children’s craft, O.H. Macaroni Jewelry invites kids, ages 5 – 17 to submit their recent pasta art projects for a chance to win one of O.H. Macaroni’s whimsical pasta pendants. Entries will be accepted between October 1st and October 15th, 2014. Three winners will be chosen, one in each of the following age categories: Ages 5 to 7, 8 to 12 and 13 to 17. The winners will be announced on World Pasta Day– Saturday, October 25th. There are no fees to enter.
 
Precious metal meets precious children–that’s the underpinnings of the O.H. Macaroni Jewelry collection. “Pasta memories are the real deal,” said Paula Zanger founder and designer of Orange HOWELL. “Most of us can remember making a piece of pasta art, and the pride and satisfaction we felt when gifting our creation to someone special. This contest celebrates the simple joy of making and sharing that art.”  Zanger’s original designs for the O.H. Macaroni Jewelry collection embody the sentiment–drawing their sculptural forms from real pasta pieces and rendered in pewter plated with silver and gold.
 
To Enter the O.H. Macaroni Art Contest
Participants may submit images of recent camp or (2013-2014) school projects, or new creations that incorporate varieties of pasta as the primary enhancements–jewelry, ornaments, or compositions on paper (8” x 10” paper max). Accents of paint and other materials are acceptable. Creativity is in the mind of the maker.
 
Only one entry will be accepted per child. All artwork must be the individual’s original creation. Art entry to be emailed to pzanger@orangehowell.com as a jpg no larger than 2MB (smart phone images!) Include a brief description or story to be posted on Orange HOWELL’s Orange’s Blog. Please state if you want your full name and contact information included in the post. Final deadline for all entries: October 15th! 
 
Orange HOWELL’s original jewelry collection O.H. Macaroni includes: Pendants, Lariats, Bracelets, Wrist wraps and more. Designer Paula Zanger used over 20 different types of pasta in her quest to assure the finished jewelry would retain their original sculptural spirit. All Orange HOWELL pieces are designed in the East Village of Manhattan’s New York City and are handmade in New England. During the contest period, Orange HOWELL will donate a percentage of online sales of O.H. Macaroni Jewelry to Every Mother Counts and the Food Bank of New York.
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"Jeanne of Portland" STORY Original Pasta Art

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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.  pzanger@orangehowell.com