33 episodes

Hosted by Debbie Millman, The Mic is NYCxDESIGN's podcast that offers an inside look into New York City's most creative minds.New York City is home to the world’s most diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and when we share stories, we always find means of connection. Each month, The Mic features two inspiring guests to explore the meaning behind their work or study and undercover how their creative worlds collide.Tune in to hear from the most innovative creators and emerging talents as they underscore design as a powerful connector and catalyst to help us build a better future together.

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    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

Hosted by Debbie Millman, The Mic is NYCxDESIGN's podcast that offers an inside look into New York City's most creative minds.New York City is home to the world’s most diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and when we share stories, we always find means of connection. Each month, The Mic features two inspiring guests to explore the meaning behind their work or study and undercover how their creative worlds collide.Tune in to hear from the most innovative creators and emerging talents as they underscore design as a powerful connector and catalyst to help us build a better future together.

    I WAS HERE PROJECT: The Mic Live at Arctechouse with Marjorie Guyond and Roy Husdell

    I WAS HERE PROJECT: The Mic Live at Arctechouse with Marjorie Guyond and Roy Husdell

    In this special episode of MIC, join host Debbie Millman in conversation with Marjorie Guyond and Roy Husdell, creators of I WAS HERE, during a live recording at Arctechouse New York City as part of Design Pavilion 2023.
    The group explores the roles that design and art play in cultivating public awareness, demanding the attention of communities at large to societal issues, and creating testament to honor the power, beauty, dignity and grace of those who were instrumental in building the foundation of our country.
    NYCxDESIGN was honored to present the I Was Here Project as a part of Design Pavilion in celebration of Archtober, New York City's architecture festival.  Hosted by Spireworks on The Podium of the iconic One World Trade Center, I Was Here made its debut in New York City from October 12-22, 7:00pm to 9:00pm daily.    
    Collaborative in nature, the ‘I Was Here’ project is a series of public art and public history installations that serve as a mindful, reverent, and powerful acknowledgment of American history and presented in a variety of mediums and methods.  

    • 57 min
    DESIGNING BRANDS AND PRODUCTS FOR WOMEN: The Mic Live at Callum Gallery with Cher Russo, Erica Eden, and Natasha Jen

    DESIGNING BRANDS AND PRODUCTS FOR WOMEN: The Mic Live at Callum Gallery with Cher Russo, Erica Eden, and Natasha Jen

    As a featured event of this year’s NYCxDESIGN Festival, this special episodes of the Mic was recorded on May 24th and sponsored by Flamingo.
    Your host, Debbie Millman – herself one of only five women who have held the title of President Emeritus of the American Institute of Graphic Arts in over 100 years – led a panel of design revolutionaries that included Cher Russo, the Creative Director at Flamingo with previous lead creative roles at Glossier and Estée Lauder; Natasha Jen, an award-winning designer, educator, and partner at Pentagram; and Erica Eden, the founder of Tribe & Citizen, and previously the Global Director of Design Innovation at PepsiCo’s Design Center.
    Tune in to hear their conversation on designing products and creating brands for women, with their bodies and choices in mind.

    • 50 min
    THE HOLISTIC HOME: Live at the Cosentino Showroom, with Dr. Andrew Dent, Antonio Deloatch and Pablo Abad

    THE HOLISTIC HOME: Live at the Cosentino Showroom, with Dr. Andrew Dent, Antonio Deloatch and Pablo Abad

    What happens when a material scientist, an interior designer, and a sustainably minded manufacturer sit down with a legendary design podcaster? To find out, Debbie Millman and guests at down at the Cosentino Showroom on March 9th for a live episode recording of the NYCxDESIGN podcast The Mic, to explore how environmentally mindful materials for the home can be used to reinvigorate interior spaces with vibrancy and enduring timelessness. Be a fly on the wall for a conversation with New York based interior designer, Antonio Deloatch, EVP of Materials Research at Material ConneXion and Chief Material Scientist at Material Bank, Dr. Andrew Dent, and Pablo Abad, Regional Director, Atlantic, Cosentino North America, as they dive into the world of sustainable surface materials. Tune in to hear each guest bring their unique expertise and life experiences to the table to share how creating a domestic environment that is healthy for our planet can also produce a holistically beautiful and inviting abode.

    • 42 min
    Textiles with Sarah Nsikak and María Elena Pombo

    Textiles with Sarah Nsikak and María Elena Pombo

    How might designers be more mindful of the waste their practices generate and envision a healthier more sustainable garment industry? In this episode of The Mic, Debbie Millman is joined by Sarah Nsikak of La Réunion, and María Elena Pombo of Fragmentario to discuss their personal explorations with textiles and environmentally mindful work. Their conversations touch on the use of deadstock fabric in making heirloom pieces, how avocado seeds can be used to naturally dye fabric and how "sustainability" can be more than just a buzzword.

    • 52 min
    Art and Design with Chen Chen, Kai Williams, and Giovanni Valdeavillano

    Art and Design with Chen Chen, Kai Williams, and Giovanni Valdeavillano

    What happens when a designer pushes the boundaries of creative expectations and ventures into artistic territory? In this episode of The Mic, Debbie Millman is joined by Chen Chen and Kai Williams, and Giovanni Valdeavillano of Studio POA to explore how designers who work with traditional materials like clay, metal, and wood can turn an utilitarian object into something extraordinary. Tune in to hear about how Chen and Kai collaborate in the studio with a sense of humor, how Gio’s parents inspired him to explore craft and furniture making, and find out how Studio POA got its name.

    • 48 min
    Introducing Ask the Appliance Experts

    Introducing Ask the Appliance Experts

    We're thrilled to introduce you to Ask the Appliance Experts, a new show from AjMadison Pro on the SURROUND podcast network.

    Ask the Appliance Experts tackles the ins and outs of appliances, making an often confusing and highly technical topic approachable and, dare we say, even fun. AjMadison Pro’s in-house experts Amy Chernoff, VP of Marketing, and Jessica Petrino-Ball, Editorial Director, are on hand as hosts, interviewing high-level interior and kitchen designers, renovation pros and other leaders in the field. Interior designers, builders, and design enthusiasts of all kinds are invited to tune in as we uncover the latest and greatest in the realm of appliances, and how to implement cutting-edge tools, tricks and technology in residential homes and professional projects alike.  

    Check it out on surroundpodcasts.com and follow the show on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    • 1 min

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