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ANNOUNCING: Ampersand for HMK! 07.10.2015

We have some HUGE news to share today that has been so hard to keep to ourselves! Finally, we get to announce our gift collection for HMK!!!! HMK is a new Hallmark Cards experience with stores in Kansas City, Missouri, Denver, Colorado and Southlake, Texas. It’s a card, gift and accessory shop with a really unique product mix that brings together innovative tools and technologies with a fun and reimagined approach to shopping! Plus, they are highlighting makers in a unique way and have formed some really cool partnerships. We are just thrilled that we get to be one of them!!!

We’ve got two gift collections, one with crazy fun color…

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And another that is black, white and gold! So we’ve got your covered for whatever mood you’re in!

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This collaboration is especially fun for us because Hallmark Cards is where both of us got our first jobs right out of design school! So, as you might imagine, taking the leap to start our own company was a BIG (scary) decision and having our little company now partnering with HMK makes us feel like we have come full circle! So, for all of our Kansas City friends, please make sure you stop by the HMK 1910 store on the Country Club Plaza for all these fun goodies!

If you pick up anything, make sure to show us what you got! Tag @ampersandstudio on instagram and twitter and use #AmpersandforHMK!

Oh and PS…there’s even more to come soon!!!

 

We joined Brika and HMK! 04.09.2015

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered up with Brika! By featuring the work of authentic makers, artisans and designers, Brika has created a shopping experience that celebrates modern craft, storytelling and the belief that our lives are as beautiful as we wish to make them. Lucky for us, Brika just partnered up with our local HMK 1910 store, a unique concept by Hallmark Cards! If you know anything about us, you know we spent many years working side by side as gift wrap designers at Hallmark, so it will always have a special place in our heart! We’re excited to say, for all of our Kansas City friends, you can now find our prints, melamine platters, and stationery at the HMK 1910 store on The Country Club Plaza! We’re on the Brika display along with so many of our favorite designers and friends! SO COOL that HMK is working hard to introduce new makers to their consumers! Make sure you stop by!

{“hello brika” image via HMK 1910}

Thank you, KC Design Week! 04.07.2015

We just wanted to thank all of you for stopping by our Open Studio Night for Kansas City Design Week! We LOVE seeing our friends and meeting new friends!  The pop-up shop was a hit and if you see anything you still want, we want to share a promo code with you. Use BESTIE10 for 10% off  through April 4th! And….we have lots of super-fun photo booth pictures to share with you! Head over to our Facebook page to check them out!

We LOVE seeing our friends and meeting new friends! Thanks for  including us, Design Week! Hope you all keep in touch!

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Made In KC + Pop-Up shop! 03.25.2015

We are all about the local pride that we have been noticing lately and we are excited to share that we have just partnered with a brand new shop called Made in KC! With a highly curated group of products, Made in KC is focused on bringing the best of Kansas City’s creative talent to Overland Park! We are in good company at Made in KC with some of our favorite local creators, makers, and artists like Happy Habitat, Convivial Productions, Sock 101 and Charlie Hustle! The shop opens THIS FRIDAY, so don’t miss the pop-up!!

SPRING POP-UP SHOP: March 27th-29th

The First floor of Threshing Bee in Prairie Fire.

5501 W. 135th Street

Overland Park, KS 66223

Run, don’t walk. We hope to see you there! And PS…follow along on instagram at @madeinkc_!

{images via Made in KC}

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Kansas City Design Week 2015 – Open Studio Tour 03.10.2015

 

 

Have you ever wanted to see the inside of one of the cool ad agencies, design firms or workshops in Kansas City? Well heres’s your chance! Kansas City Design Week is hosting it’s first Open Studio Night in the KC Crossroads Arts District and we’re happy to announce that we are one of the studios opening our doors for you to come say hello! During this free event on Friday, March 27th, more than 25 design studios, architecture firms, and local spaces will open their doors from 5-8pm for an open studio crawl! Join in on the fun and exciting experiences that highlight the unique skills and services of each place!

In true Ampersand Design Studio spirit, we will have a photo booth, a little activity AND a pop-up shop, so make sure you stop by to see what we’re up to!

One more thing….collect 6 badges for your map and redeem a raffle ticket at the KCDW Opening Party! #KCDESIGNWEEK