R+D is centered around digital fabrication using sustainable resources. Rebekah Thornhill is the maker and designer behind all of the pieces.
There are currently two R+D brands. Kitsch, Please, launched in 2017 when D was gifted an inexpensive 3D printer. R started to learn more about how to design for it and began creating jewelry. It moved quickly from there. Kitsch, Please is bold and colorful 3D printed jewelry at an accessible price point. Designs range from minimalist dangles and local landmarks, to cut outs of Beyoncé from her 'Single Ladies' video and flamingos that turn pink in direct sunlight.
The second brand, Hyggelig Ever After, launched in 2019, are laser cut ornaments and wall hangings featuring local landmarks. Designed in NYC and made of bamboo, each piece can be painted or left plain. They will offer a cozy addition to any home and remind you of the places that have a hold on your heart.
R+D (as you see it today) was established in 2017 and is named after Rebekah and her spouse, Doug (established 2006). They have lived in Sunnyside, NYC for over a decade and have fallen in love with the area and the surrounding neighborhoods. Western Queens also has a lot of opportunities for small businesses and residents who are committed to supporting them.
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