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 led an Origami Hat Workshop for grades 2-5 (15 kids)   7/28/14

will be teaching an Origami Hat Workshop July 28th for grades 2-5

#MADBiennial #NYCMakers #100Makers 2014 : Paper Magazine, Essential Homme Magazine, Design Calendar, 

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H E I D I L E E​ on visionaireworld : MAD’s NYC MAKERS 

In July 2014, the MAD | Museum of Arts and Design inaugurates NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, an exhibition that spotlights the creative communities thriving across the five boroughs today. The first exhibition to be organized under the leadership of MAD’s new Director Glenn Adamson, NYC Makers showcases the work of 100 makers—highly inventive artisans, artists, and designers who create objects or environments through exquisite workmanship and skill. Exemplifying the Museum’s ongoing commitment to craftsmanship across all creative fields, the exhibition serves as a platform not only for makers who typically display their work in a museum setting, but also those who operate behind the scenes.The exhibition is structured as a series of immersive tableaus that present the diverse creative output of makers alongside one another.

MAD | Museum of Arts and Design's new exhibition gives you an idea of what future artistry might look like.

Bangkok Post The Magazine Coverstory | August 2014: Stylestruck

PHANTASM: Warped shapes, futuristic textures and a vivid collection of color and pattern conjure looks that are bold and illusory.

photo: Amber Gray

stylist: Holly Suan Gray

hat: H E I D I L E E Echo Hat

dress: Thom Browne

makeup: David Tibolla

hair: Jakob Sherwood

model: Lisa Kant

interiordesignmagazine June 2014

Matters of Design: @H_E_I_D_I_L_E_E featured in #MADBiennial @MADMuseum #NYCMakers #100Makers Manifesting the #CulturalCapital of #NYC

"The breadth of what we’re doing is going to challenge everyone," Jake Yuzna warns. Indeed, the biennial format, to explore a different city each time, should offer the MAD the advantage of a certain amount of innovation, "pushing the possibilities of the institution" as Glenn Adamson notes. 

For the debut edition, a panel chaired by Interior Design Hall of Fame member and design-retail expert Murray Moss vetted nominations. They had been generated during an information-gathering stage that uncovered the pockets of creative experimentation that still exist in New York, despite soaring rents and other financial pressures. An extraordinary wide net was cast. “I don’t know who nominated me. It could have been the museum janitor,” the multitalented H E I D I L E E says. 

L E E acknowledges the she wears “a lot of hats,” among them fashion designer and sculptor. “Right now I am using hats, themselves, as the medium.” Marcel Duchamp would smile at her hat crowned by a diminutive Chinese parasol, the paper covering long gone and the bamboo frame blackened. Even more ambitious is her 3-D printed helmet that encircles the head with mask-like faces partially based on depictions of Echo and Narcissus.  -Craig Kellogg.

Clockwise from top left: Featured in “NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial,” H E I D I L E E’s Echo Hat in digitally printed nylon. 


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@H_E_I_D_I_L_E_E #Origami Hat Workshop for TEENS
@MADMuseum on Friday 7/25/14 at 4pm. Explore your wild side with Mad Hatter H E I D I L E E. Based on the art of folding, origami and troublewits / paper magic, teens will make hats that can be worn and transformed three different ways, like a kinetic toy.

RSVP Now » Only 20 Seats Available!

Come see the 1st MAD Biennial » July-October 2014 (I’m 1/100 Makers on Exhibition, manifesting the cultural capital of NYC: REPRESENT)

Makers were nominated by a pool of over 300 New York City–based cultural leaders and civic figures from a range of trades and disciplines, including museum curators, choreographers, academics, chefs, musicians, and journalists, with final participants selected by a jury led by Director Glenn Adamson and exhibition curator Jake Yuzna. From world-renowned cultural leaders to emergent enfants terribles, every maker selected demonstrates the highest level of skill in their respective field.

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The New York Times The Arts #MADBiennial opens Tuesday 7/1/14 

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