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April 2015: POINT by Andi Steele

FIRST FRIDAY OPENING April 3 :: 6-9p RUNS April 3 – April 24 :: weekdays 11a-4p Andi Steele’s current work is divided into two series, both dealing with place–our place within the larger space. She creates site-specific monofilament installations that redesign existing spaces, challenging our visual and spatial perceptions. She also produces slightly smaller metal sculptures that form new spaces, …

March 2015: Color Constructions by Burton Tysinger


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Color Constructions opens | Friday, March 6 :: 6pm-9pm runs | March 6 thru March 27 :: weekdays 11am-4pm Burton Tysinger creates mesmerizing sculptures using straight, rigid and colored line segments (thin, hardwood dowels) to assemble his three dimensional images. Length, density, placement, color and direction participate in the work. At times, it is a tangle of colored lines creating an abstract piece, …


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February 2015: From Bean to Bliss with Videri Chocolate Factory

What does it take to make great artisan chocolate? Come to Designbox First Friday, February 6 and find out! Sam and Starr Ratto, owners of Videri, will be here (and so will their chocolate!) to share their story, the stories of their farmers, and to share tastes, smells, textures of their delicious craft. We will have chocolate for sale, including a …


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Designbox Presents Brand Fandango XIII – at CAM!

Brand Fandango is a month-long holiday shop featuring a diverse collection of the area’s most unique and amazing artists, crafters & designers all in one shop! Follow us on Twitter (@dbraleigh / #BrandFandango / @CAMraleigh) for special event announcements, including artist signings, product demos, and food/drink tastings. Designbox presents the 13th annual Brand Fandango in a new space this year, partnering with the Contemporary Art Museum …


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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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FF November and 11/12 Lunch Featuring Paul Friedrich

The First Friday in November has become a tradition of featuring the artwork of Designbox member, Paul Friedrich. We are excited to be able to continue that tradition this year. From urban art on skateboards to a cartoonist’s version of a beach scene to art and books about the enjoyment of drinking, this years show is all Paul all the …


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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, …


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13th Annual Brand Fandango: Call for Brands

Every December Designbox expands the shop for the holiday and gift giving season into what we call BRAND FANDANGO! This will be our 13th year and we are excited to bring in special & new vendors into the shop for the month! What are we looking for? • local brands, products and items that would make great holiday gifts • …


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FF September / October Lunch Series: AIGA Centennial Poster Show

AIGA Raleigh Chapter hosts a poster competition and features a poster design per decade to represent significant happenings in Raleigh over the last 100 years. Join us on Wednesday October 9 from 12-1pm as Basia Coulter and Lenny Terengi describe the project, poster selection process and their own poster inspirations.  


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September 17 2014: Celebrating Innovation in Raleigh, with Mary-Ann Baldwin

Our September 2014 speaker is Mary-Ann Baldwin, Raleigh City Councilor and co-founder of Innovate Raleigh. Mary-Ann will share how she helped make September Raleigh’s month of creativity and innovation. This includes Raleigh M.A.I.N. Event, an initiative that celebrates September as a month of Music, Art, Innovation, and Noise. Events range from Hopscotch to SPARKcon and more.