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October 28, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Episode 22: Designing Buzz Panel - Montclair Festival Founders

In our final episode of our design week series, we offer a live recording of the Designing Buzz panel. Moderated by Montclair resident and CBS News anchor Jim Axelrod on October 21st, 2018, the panelists include all of the founders of our local festivals to share behind-the-scenes of how their festivals got off the ground and what inspires them to keep going.

Check out our show notes for links to all of the festivals represented at the panel and their upcoming 2019 dates.

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October 25, 2018 @ 6:39 pm

Episode 21: Joyist

In our eighth episode of our Montclair Design Week series, we speak with Kacy Erdelyi owner of Joyist an organic functional foods cafe on Valley Road. She discusses her experience from her career in marketing to owning a small business. During design week she is co-sponsoring the Living You Workshop with Chelsea Square and hosted by Blanche Garcia of B. Garcia Designs and author of Empowered Design. 

Check out our show notes for the design team behind the Joyist decor, health links from Kacy, and also a previous podcast she was interviewed on, complete with a juice taste test.

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October 23, 2018 @ 3:34 pm

Episode 20: Qwell + Wellness for Makers

In our seventh episode of our design week series, we speak with two co-founders of Qwell Meditation and Wellness Center and Missy Graff Ballone owner of Wellness for Makers about their upcoming workshop on Creating Consistent Wellness.

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October 21, 2018 @ 5:26 am

Episode 19 Part 2: MDW’s Guided Tour Around Montclair Center

Welcome to Podclair’s first podcast -guided tour of buildings and homes around Montclair Center hosted by Frank Gerard Godlewski of Fellsbridge Studios. In today’s show we start at Van Vleck, pass The George, the art museum, Crane House, Gates Mansion, down Llewelyn, along Elm, and conclude up at Lackawanna Plaza. For those attending our live event on October 21, 2018, be sure to meet Frank in person for a Q & A at the Glenridge Parklet starting at 9 am. For more about our town’s hidden history, check out our Part 1 episode that is a companion to this tour.

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October 20, 2018 @ 3:56 pm

Episode 19 Part 1: Fellsbridge Studio

In our sixth episode of our Montclair Design Week series, we speak with Frank Gerard Godlweski, Montclair native and owner of Fellsbridge Studio, whose services include design, architecture, fine art production, event and cultural planning, and restoration. This episode serves as Part 1 to our subsequent podcast-guided walking tour around Montclair Center and includes incredible, and sometimes little known, history about what has become Montclair as we know it today. 

Check out our show notes for a link to the articles, places, and people mentioned in this interview.

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October 19, 2018 @ 4:30 am

Episode 18: The Village + Everyday Order

In our fifth episode of our design week series, we speak with Alex Pavel, owner of The Village, and Laura Bostrom, owner of Everyday Order who are collaborating on a A Playroom Theory, a free workshop on 10/23 to show ways of designing a creative yet organized play space for kids. Alex discusses being raised in Montclair, finding an interest in family-based design, closing Apple Village and re-opening as The Village in a new location. Laura talks about her route from dental hygienist to professional organizer and how her clients fare on their own after she’s helped them organize.

Check out the episode's show notes for direct links to register for the design week events mentioned in the show. 

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October 17, 2018 @ 1:19 am

Episode 17: Java Love + Riverbend Coaching + Content Matters

In our fourth episode of our design week series, we delve into the AC2 Awards. After an open call for nominations last month, we reveal the complete list of nominees and discuss with the co-chairs, Julie Harris* and Jennifer Rittner, how they came up with a new twist on an awards ceremony. We also speak with Kristine Ellis-Pitrik co-owner of Java Love who will be moderating the 'Designing Spark' panel where select recognized nominees will be revealed at the event on 10/21 during design week.

(*Note: Julie's segment was pre-recorded a few months ago as one of our very first recordings and focuses on the evolution of her consulting company. Excuse interruptions from a certain nearby toddler!)

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October 13, 2018 @ 10:28 pm

Episode 16: Yoga Mechanics + Mr. and Mrs. Kitts

In this third episode of our Montclair Design Week series, we speak with Daryl Ferrara and Omni Kitts Ferrara, owners of Yoga Mechanics, Montclair's longest-standing yoga studio. Cameo by Omni's parents, Rick Kitts and Whitney Rau Kitts, recently retired from nearly 30 years teaching dance and performing arts in Glenfield Middle School and MKA, and who were an early influence for Omni's eventual career.

Check out this episode's show notes to see the documentary the family created about the students at Glenfield, as well as links to register for design week events mentioned in the podcast.

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October 11, 2018 @ 11:27 pm

Episode 15: Local Coffee + Pico Design

In this second episode of our Montclair Design Week series, we uncover what Design Dens are, where they take place, and who is behind them. We speak with Andrea Panico, the design den coordinator and owner of Pico Designs, a modern architectural jewelry company based in Montclair. We also speak with Robert Genovese, one of the den facilitators, about his ten-year journey to open Local Coffee Shop in Watchung Plaza.

Check our show notes for links to register for design dens or the Designing Delicious panel in which Robert is also featured.

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October 9, 2018 @ 11:21 pm

Episode 14: MDW Team

In our first episode of our Montclair Design Week series, we speak with some of the designers, makers, and shakers behind the inaugural team. We find out who are they, what makes them so passionate about the role of design in our town, and which events they look forward to attending.

Check out this episode's show notes to learn more about the team and the events that each guest recommended.

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