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Four Corners Exhibit: Oct. 10-20, 2012 October 8, 2012

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Here is a sneak peek at a table that will be featured in the exhibit Four Corners: Design from Philly Surrounds. This event is part of DesignPhiladelphia, which kicks off on Wednesday October 10th. “Four Corners” is an exhibit held from October 10-20, 2012 at Old City’s Minima Gallery. The second floor space will become a staged lived-in loft apartment with a selection of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania-based design.

Below are images of the table in progress.

Opening Party
Friday October 12, 6-10pm
at Minima, 118 N 3rd Street, 2nd floor

Exhibition on view October 10-20, 11am-6pm

“Four Corners” is curated by Caroline Tiger and Royce Epstein, and sponsored by Amuneal, C.H. Briggs, Emeco, Knoll, and Minima Gallery.


Reclaimed Wood For Sale + Open Studio April 26, 2012

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Bench Dog Design is moving from our shop space in South Philadelphia. We’re excited to return to the Fishtown/Kensington area where we originally started!

To prepare for the big move, we’ll be selling some of our overstock inventory of wood. We have lumber of all sizes including floor boards, roof boards, joists and heavy beams. All wood will be sold in its original/current state. (No cutting, trimming, sanding, or removal of nails.) Stop by the shop before the move to view our selection. Purchase by the piece or truckload. Pick up only (no deliveries). Cash or check.

Saturday and Sunday, April 28th & 29th, 2012
1pm to 5pm
1820 Moyamensing Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
(Between Moore and Mifflin)

Can’t make it to the event or need more information? Contact Christopher at cms@benchdogdesign.com.

–Please feel free to spread the word about this event with family & friends–

Shop Local: Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar December 9, 2011

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Shop local and handmade this holiday season! This weekend, you’ll find Bench Dog Design and other local artists and small businesses at Greensgrow’s Holiday Bazaar. This free event will be held from 11am to 4pm this Saturday and Sunday (12/10 & 12/11) as well as the following weekend (12/17 & 12/18) inside Greensgrow’s warm, toasty greenhouse. [Bench Dog Design will be participating on Sunday 12/11 only]. Don’t forget to check out their nursery as well- they’ll be featuring holiday trees, ornaments, wreaths, greenery, winter flowering plants, firewood, & more.

Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar

Sat. & Sun, Dec. 10th & 11 + 17th & 18th

11am to 4pm (rain or shine)

2501 E. Cumberland St.

Philadelphia, PA 19125

Details & directions: http://www.facebook.com/events/291586800852879/

We’re excited to be sharing a table with our talented friends, Be Frank. Make sure to check out their gorgeous holiday cards. We hope to see you there on Sunday!

Photos: Avant Garage Mid-Construction Tour July 11, 2011

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Below are just a few photos from Postgreen’s Avant Garage Tourstravaganza Event. The mid-construction tour of the new residential homes in Fishtown highlighted the green efforts, products and systems used throughout. Bench Dog is proud to be a project partner. We showcased 2 benches with bent steel legs, a mock-up of floating stair treads, sample flooring and a bathroom vanity.

More photos of the house and tour to come on our Facebook page:

Event: Avant Garage Tourstravaganza June 22, 2011

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Be sure to stop by Postgreen’s Avant Garage Tourstravaganza on Wednesday June 29th. This reception/party/tour will showcase their new residential project, Avant Garage, in Fishtown. The project consist of 4 lots just behind Palmer Park. The tours of the first 2 homes (about half way complete) will focus on their sustainable building features, along with project partners and consultants to give you the low-down on how products work, are made/constructed, and what makes them green.

Bench Dog will be there to celebrate this new project and showcase our reclaimed wood furniture.

For more information, see Postgreen’s blog post on the event.

Hope to see you there!
Visit the event page and RSVP on Facebook.

Avant Garage Tourstravaganza
June 29, 2011, 5:30pm to 10pm
401 Memphis St., Philadelphia, PA 19125

Event Photos: Trenton Ave Arts Fest 2011 May 23, 2011

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Bench Dog Design had an awesome time at Trenton Ave Arts Festival. A giant thank you goes out to all the folks who stopped by our table to chat, check out and purchase our handcrafted reclaimed wood items. We were overwhelmed by all the positive feedback.

Alongside local musicians and locally brewed beer, Bench Dog featured wares made from locally salvaged wood. With a focus on function, our planter boxes and toolbox caddy were a hit. Below are a few photos of our table.

Bench Dog Design specializes in custom work of all scales, for inside and outside. Let us know if you have a project you’d like to discuss, email: info@benchdogdesign.com

2011 Trenton Ave Arts Festival May 12, 2011

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The Trenton Ave Arts Festival in Fishtown is Saturday May 21st from noon to 5pm. This all day event features the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby.  The festival is a celebration of all thing local and will be filled with live music, food and 150+ artists and vendors.

This will be Bench Dog Design’s second year as a vendor. Last year we focused on frames (both pictures and mirror frames)– this year we’ll be showcasing a series of new plant/garden items. The carefully crafted item include herb planters, windowboxes and more.

Below is a sneak peek at an indoor herb plant for kitchen counter tops.

Date: Saturday May 21st
Time: noon to 5pm (sprinkle or shine)
Place: Trenton Avenue in Fishtown (between E. Norris Street and Frankford Avenue at York Street)
Getting there:
–By Bike (there will be free valet bike paking at the corner of Trenton Ave and Dauphin St)
–By El: Berks (just a 2 block walk. follow the music, the smell of food . . . or the signs they have posted)

Hope to see you there.

Visit the festival’s blog for more information and artist highlights.

Join us for the BIA Green Tour, Thurs. 4/28 April 19, 2011

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Bench Dog Design is excited to be participating in this year’s Building Industry Assoc. of Philadelphia (BIA) Green Tour. The tour will highlight sustainably designed projects in the Graduate Hospital area, including our own Montrose Green rowhouse renovation. Other participants include 777 S. Broad St, our friends at Bancroft Green, and a historic renovation on Delancey Street. See below for more details!

It’s One of the BIA’s Most Popular Events–The Green Tour,  April 28

Join the BIA for the 3rd Annual Green Tour on Thursday, April 28 from 2 til 5 and see what’s coming up green in the Graduate Hospital and Rittenhouse Square neighborhoods. This vibrant and walkable part of Center City has become a popular area for new green construction. You’ll begin at 777 South Broad (click here for directions), with stops that include townhomes like Montrose Green and a handsome historic renovation that’s gone green.

Green roofs, pervious paving, geothermal heating and cooling, innovative insulation products, repurposed woods, solar, and balanced heat recovery ventilation are some of the technologies you’ll see in place.

Happy hour at the Black Sheep Pub ends the tour.

Download a registration form here.

Registration for members is just $45 ($55 for non-members) and includes happy hour. There will be a $10 surcharge for registrations received after April 22 so download a form and register today.

Email Bench Dog Design at info@benchdogdesign.com or post a message on our Facebook page if you have any questions.  We hope to see you there!

Arts Fest Photos May 25, 2010

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Below are just a few photos from our booth at the Trenton Ave Arts Festival in Fishtown on Saturday May 22nd. We featured some small scale works such as picture frames and tealight candle holders along with our mobius end table, large wall mirrors. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table. We had a great time alongside the Kinetic Derby festivities.

It was apparent that the favorite item in the lot was our Wide Plank Wall Mirror. The frame was made from 8 inch wide roof boards salvaged from a rowhome at 18th and Carpenter Streets in South Philly. –SOLD–

Trenton Ave Arts Fest May 19, 2010

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The Trenton Avenue Arts Festival is taking place this Saturday May 22nd. This favorite Fishtown event brings out the community and is jammed-packed with local artists, vendors, music and food. Bench Dog Design will be there showcasing and selling some new items, all made from reclaimed, locally salvaged wood. We’ll be sharing a space with Be Frank Studio, who will be selling their handmade papergoods.

Date: Saturday May 22nd, 2010
Time: Noon to 5pm
Location: Trenton Avenue between E. Norris Street and Frankford Avenue at York Street, in Fishtown
How to get there: by bike, bus (route #5), the el (berks stop), car, or on foot if you live in the hood.
Click here for a map
More information here.

Bench Dog Design is excited to introduce some of our newly crafted smaller-scale items including picture frames, candle holders, and mirror frames. Below is a sneak-peak at our tealight candle holders, available in 3 sizes. These lovely pieces are crafted from former joists from a house in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia. The nail holes, that once attached wooden lath strips for plaster, are clearly visible in each piece. Knots, cracks, and other ‘imperfections’ add to the character of the pieces. Be sure to stop by our booth and check them out.