It’s almost December, and you know what that means…holiday gift guides!
Industry West was getting a lot of holiday love—popping up everywhere: House Beautiful, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Wall Street Journal, Eater, Fast Company, Real Simple, Milieu, and Outside among them. The Sol&Luna leather goods were an especially big hit.
The brand also got some more holistic attention with Organic Spa picking up the Linge Linen Napkins and Yoga Journal spotlighting their Caisson Round Tray.
Wired made not just one pick from Wolf PR clients and favorites, but three!
Herman Miller’s soon-to-be-iconic Cosm chair, Pat Kim’s brass sculptures for Still House, and Norlan’s Rauk Heavy Tumbler all made the magazine’s wishlist.
And that was hardly all for Norlan this fall with the high-tech tumblers popping up in Eater too.
Even with only 28 days there was plenty going on in February for Wolf PR—not least of all the Valentine’s Day gift guides.
We at Wolf PR, of course, know that Kikkerland makes great homegoods and HGTV seems to agree. The Mozart Kitchen Timer made the list of “20 Beautiful Kitchen Accessories for $20 or Less” and the Felt Bedside Caddy won the title of “Storage All-Star.”
Meeting with Modern magazine, Nathalie du Pasquier and George Sowden dished about their new collection with ZigZagZurich. They talked color, collaboration, and crisis making for a definite must-read.
ZigZag also got the spotlight in Hospitality Design.
One of Wolf PR’s newer clients, Tritan from Eastman has been making waves. The shatterproof, crystal clear, BPA-free plastic has been cropping up in a number of products, especially for the kitchen. For The Inspired Home’s coffee-obsession roundup they recommended the Tritan-based Dash Rapid Cold Brew System as the first step in an indulgent cocktail.
And finally, we helped land Wolf PR friend Michala Monroe in the Wall Street Journal’s print and online editions where she reminisced with other design pros on what she loved (and hated) about her family home.
Wolf PR is feeling refreshed and ready for the new year after taking a much needed break. As we gear up for 2018, here’s a look back at our very busy December.
This holiday season Kikkerland was all over gift guides. And with budget (and stocking) friendly products for just about everyone, we can’t say we’re surprised. Some stand outs were Redbook’s feature of the 3D dinosaur puzzle in its under $50 round up, Real Simple’s inclusion of the Unicorn Zip and Flip pillow in its holiday gift guide, and numerous appearances in New York magazine’s The Strategist. We hope Kikkerland brought many lucky recipients some cheer this past December.
ZigZagZurich also popped up on this season’s holiday giving guides. The Konstructiv Wool Blanket made an appearance on Design Milk‘s “2017 Gift Guide: For the Person Who Has Everything” and the Bauhaused 2 blanket was recommended for “the entertainer” in Organic Spa.
It wasn’t just holiday gifts that Wolf PR clients rounded off the lists of, though. The luminous marble of Claste’s Heart of Gold lamp got a full-page feature in the “Covet” section of “Interiors.” Definitely a covetable position.
The holidays are a time to celebrate, and there’s been no shortage of celebration at Wolf PR.
First and foremost, Kikkerland rang in an amazing 25 years! On the advent of this silver anniversary, Format Magazine profiled founder Jan van der Lande, who reflected on the brand’s over two decades of fun and functional design. From humble beginnings bicycling around New York selling friends’ vases to design stores to creating a design that was “more like pop music,” Jan has grown a business and brand whose cleverness inspires smirks the world over.
Kikkerland’s press presence didn’t stop there, though; their staggering range of products dotted gift guides with everything from selfie lights to Bluetooth speakers to portable grills in publications like InStyle, Goop, Chatelaine, the Los Angeles Times, and many more. The Gold Paper Straws even made an appearance as a seasonal cocktail ingredient, certain to help you get through even the most trying family functions.
Speaking of gift lists, ZigZagZurich’s Kosntructiv wool blanket, designed by creative director Michele Rondelli, made the inimitable New York Times’ own holiday gift guide, and the Guatemala throw made an appearance in the decidedly design critical Architect’s Newspaper. It wasn’t just gift guides that rounded up ZigZagZurich’s striking patterns, though—Surface’s wall covering list featured the Milano pattern designed by CoopDPS, the collaborative project of iconic duo Nathalie du Pasquier and George Sowden.
Stationary aficionados can also rejoice this holiday season, as rave reviews have been coming in for the productivity-focused the Action Method Action Book from The Gentleman Stationer, The Gadgeteer, and Cool Hunting. Elegant and practical, its definitely perfect for a New Years resolution reset after a holiday break.