Field Trip Friday: ph design shop

 

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The best last minute place to shop for independent, handcrafted goods this holiday season is ph design shop. The store carries a wonderful selection of local goods, with a variety of signature products- paper crafts like stationary, beautiful leather bags and wallets, delicate jewelry- not only from local vendors, but sourced from independent makers both nationally and even internationally. This means that the goods they carry can't be found anywhere else in Houston. And if you walk into the store, you'll instantly see that they fill a unique niche with their finger on the pulse of a decidedly modern aesthetic. 

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ph design shop also focuses on reaching into the Houston community to create partnerships through education. They recently hosted a night for students in the University of Houston's College of Architecture, where students worked alongside designers to pitch, refine, and create handcrafted goods to sell in the shop. The partnership allowed students to gain hands-on knowledge in creating handcrafted products, and many items now you can find items in ph design shop are created by students, such as the leather bound journal in the image above, with laser cut detail carving out a map of the city of Houston. It's partnerships such as this that make ph design shop a leader in Houston design, helping to make a name for our design community both locally and nationally. 

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Stop by ph design shop in Rice Village, located at  2414 Rice Blvd for any last minute gift shopping. The unique goods will be the perfect gift for the one friend who has everything  (except for an adorable handmade felt bear brooch).

 

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