Bigger than Us: Pitch Night at NiLu
It went down at NiLu earlier this week. Pitch Night and its open call to the creators, makers, artists, and designers of Harlem to pitch us their unique and thoughtful products is back. But listen, Pitch Night is not just about us. It’s bigger than us. Pitch Night is all about creating collaboration, community, and showing genuine support to our creatives and entrepreneurs. And while, yes, Pitch Night is sort of exclusive to Harlem, remember this thing is bigger than us so we wanted to share the best parts of the night with you. Not only so you can get excited about shopping again—buying with intention is a beautiful thing—but to show love to the people trying to grind it out, build a dream, and inspire real change in our communities and beyond. It was a great turn out. The energy was so positive and we appreciate folks sharing their heart and passion with us. Here’s a quick peek into November Pitch Night: The Decore Life This handmade goods and accessories brand that creates simple accents to upgrade your home was one of our favorites. Think, textiles, candles, pillows and more. At Pitch Night, the owner Andrea, showcased her two different candle designs, a glass cylinder and a chocolate brown cylinder, along with a few scents we fell in love with. Check out all that The Decore Life has to offer at www.thedecorlife.com. Claudia Hayden Art Harlem T-shirts? Sign us up! That’s exactly what visual artist Claudia Hayden brought to the building on Pitch Night. The daughter of internationally celebrated sculptor Frank Hayden, Claudia infuses her artistic painting with her musical background as a flautist and composer. Her t-shirt designs feature abstract prints of musical notes but that’s not it. She also offers note cards of the same. Learn more about this talented artist at www.claudiahaydenart.com. The Invisible Kitten Everyone loves a nice greeting card and Megan VerSteeg, owner of The Invisible Kitten, has created a line of cute, kitten inspired options for every occasion. Each card is printed and features an intentional phrase and quirky drawing, designed to make you smile. Tis the season for sending good greetings so make sure you take a look at all the offerings available at theinvisiblekitten.com. Red Bridge Studio Hand made, hand printed, hand crafted in Brooklyn. Need we say more? For the artfully inspired, Red Bridge Studio offers a thoughtful mixture of textiles, bags, and wears for people who love texture and pattern. Designed by Tyshawn Henry, Red Bridge Studio is the manifesto of her artistic vision and love for photography and print. Shop all that Red Bridge Studio has to offer at www.shopredbridgestudio.com. These artisans are just the tip of what Pitch Night at NiLu is about. Shout out to all the artists and entrepreneurs that came out to show us the inspiring work they put out into the world. And if you’re one of those people, we want to meet you! Make sure you get on our mailing list so you have all the details for the next Pitch Night so you can show us what you got. Have suggestions for our next Pitch Night? Share you’re thoughts below. Also look for a complete list of pitch vendors in the next few days.