Bling Book Wins First Place

Congratulations to Bling Book (a former Designbox client) for taking FIRST PLACE in the Catawba County Edison Project!!! We are so honored to have been a part of the product design process for the Bling Book! What is The Edison Project? The Edison Project is sponsored by the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce and is a celebration and recognition of …

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Aly Khalifa to Speak at Sustainable Brands, London

Aly Khalifa to Speak at Sustainable Brands on Nov 4, 2014, London   Aly Khalifa, founder of Designbox and Lyf Shoes in Raleigh NC, is a featured speaker at this year’s Sustainable Brands Conference, which happens in San Diego June 2-5 With over 2000 attendees, the conference serves as a global conversation which shapes and supports new opportunities and innovation in sustainable commerce efforts. Aly will be …

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Aly Khalifa and Lyf Shoes featured in The Guardian

The Guardian released an article titled : The footwear industry is taking steps towards Sustainability and Lyf Shoes is prominent in the article. What happens to shoes at the end of their useful lives. Leather poses a problem to landfill sites because of the harmful chemicals used in the tanning process. Some of the glues used in production are also hazardous, …

Designbox in the NY Times (again :-)

In the NY Times Travel Section 3/6/14, with an article titled 36 Hours in Raleigh, NC, some favorite hot spots of Raleigh are featured! Designbox is honored to be among them. YAY for our city! The downtown area known as the Warehouse District, once just a sector of dilapidated redbrick buildings, now houses art studios and galleries. Start an exploration …

Designbox featured in New York Times Travel section

Designbox Gallery & Shop was featured over the weekend in the New York Times Travel section as part of an article about the Raleigh Warehouse District. We are proud to be part of this amazing downtown Raleigh neighborhood, and honored to have been selected as part of the article. Special thanks to the writer Diane Daniels & photographer Travis Dove …

Aly Khalifa Awarded Eisenhower Fellowship

Aly Khalifa, owner of Gamil Design, has been awarded a prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship for 2012. “Eisenhower Fellowships engages emerging leaders from around the world to enhance their professional capabilities, broaden their contacts, deepen their perspectives, and unite them in a diverse, global community – a network where dialogue, understanding, and collaboration lead to a more prosperous, just, and peaceful world.” …

Gamil and Sagmeister win AIGA award

A collaboration between Stefan Sagmeister and Matthias Ernstberger of Sagmeister Inc., Nick Herman, Aly Khalifa and Robert Shanks of Gamil Design, and FineLine Prototyping, the Vilcek Prize design was in itself given an award by the AIGA for 365:28 in Typographic Design.

Gamil Contributes to Award Winning Project

ID Magazine’s 2007 Annual Design Review, July/Aug issue, gave design distinction to The Vilcek Award trophy (given annually to American immigrants who have made lasting contributions in the arts and sciences). Aly was hired by Stefan Sagmeister to be a part of the design team for the trophy, each of which is a unique form stemming from the prize-winner’s name. Gamil …