September 17th, 2014

Harman International and the NBA have linked up for a multi-year deal, bringing two storied brands together for an iconic partnership. The similarities between the two are unmatched: they both value cutting-edge technology and exceptional performance. As the NBA’s official headphone, speaker, and audio sponsor, the deal will allow Harman’s JBL brand to sell team and individual player branded speakers and headphones. The exclusive line may even be in an arena near you, with Harman expected to provide product to each of the NBA’s 30 teams. 

Expect to see the iconic merchandise online and in-stores in six months.

(Source: fortune.com)

September 17th, 2014

Startup on the rise, Packnada, allows business travelers to leave their luggage behind during business trips. The service will go to the hotel, pick up their luggage and amenities, and store them for their next visit. 

Worried about laundry? Packnada will also clean clothes in preparation for each guest’s next visit. The easier the better. Forget checking bags or carryon luggage, just bring your ID and plane ticket and you are as good as gone.

August 27th, 2014

Our friends at Freshness Mag stopped by our NYC headquarters to check out the style of our three managing partners: Coltrane Curtis, Lisa Chu, and Sky Gellatly. They explained their style and inspiration while also sharing how they’ve emerged into their roles at Team Epiphany. Their style is top-notch, but their stories are even better. 

Find out what they were wearing and more HERE

August 19th, 2014

New Yorkers who are looking to cool down this week, should check out evian’s Twitter account. The water company is premiering #evianBottleServce - a concierge service that delivers a free bottle of ice cold evian to your door (if you’re in their service area). #evianBottleService kicks off today with delivery services near Bryant Park. Check out their delivery schedule and tweet #evianBottleService to get in on the fun and hydrate stylishly.

August 14th, 2014

What if you could access all the top-brands that can be found on Spring Street, or better yet all of the top designers you love right on your phone?

Now you can with the launch of Spring, a new app that facilitates e-commerce. A simple Swipe enables you to skip the line, and make purchase without ever leaving your home. The app’s feed resembles that of Instagram, where users can follow brands, like pictures, and swipe to complete a purchase. A like enables users to interact with brands and receive relevant updates such as upcoming sales, or potential product shortages (a marketers dream come true). What really sets Spring apart is how the app integrates with third-party brands’ existing e-commerce infrastructure. As a result, the post checkout experience (i.e. receipt, shipping, customer service) is seamless and the remaining shopping experience resembles that of the brand’s website. Spring is simplicity at its finest – one app to shop all the brands you love.

August 12th, 2014

Friday, July 25 was an ordinary day for most, but for a select group of New Yorkers life took a turn, UP. The crew was draped in all white, the Moët Ice Impérial was flowing, and Complex and Team Epiphany had a little something special up their sleeves. Prior to sailing, Wiz Khalifa arose from the bottom level of the boat and surprised guests with an exclusive listening session of his upcoming LP, Blacc Hollywood.

Shortly after the intimate interaction with Wiz, the boat set sail and the real party was began. Partygoers took in the breathtaking views of New York City as DJ Wonder bumped the tunes culminating in a dance party that defied the time of day.

This #SUMMERFRIDAYS event raised the bar, making a weekend escape to the Hamptons irrelevant, and a Friday afternoon in the city well worth it. Guests went their separate ways wondering just one thing - what in the world could Team Epiphany do next summer to top this experience?

(Source: complex.com)

August 6th, 2014

We’re not suggesting waiting until 2018 to fly again, but you may want to take it a little slower. In 2018 Embraer will release its new state of the art airline - E2, designed by Priestmangoode. This break through design pushes the boundaries of modern air travel in a way that greatly responds to the needs of travelers.

In the past travelers would line up in advance, or even board before their zones were called in order to secure luggage room. E2’s design has increased carry-on bins to fit four wheeled-bags comfortably. We can also thankfully welcome personal space back into the conversation as the E2 design looks to increase personal seat space, in addition to new reading lights give individuals a way to read without disturbing your entire row. Finally, for those environmentalists out there, the design company has successfully decreased the weight of the aircraft’s interior, making flights more eco-friendly by decreasing fuel usage. 

Is it 2018 yet?

(Source: fastcodesign.com)

August 4th, 2014

What do Eneuri Acosta (Influencer Marketing at Chevrolet), Ryan Leslie (Music Artist, Tech Entrepreneur), Eleanor Langston (Founder of Paintbox), Randy Brandoff (Founder of Eleven James), and Complex’s Noah Callahan-Bever all have in common? Besides the impressive titles accompanying their names, they co-hosted #SUMMERFRIDAYS Spark Sessions. Team Epiphany is proficient in turning up, however, for an hour of this #SUMMERFRIDAYS event, we turned down with a purpose. For an hour, those in attendance of Spark Sessions learned through the advice and experience the aforementioned panel had to offer. Once the Q&A finished up Drake’s “0 to 100” came to fruition, as DJ Wonder spun the party back to life in a matter of seconds.

Spark Sessions was very unique. The consistent qualities of a #SUMMERFRIDAYS event were apparent – an awesome venue (the Sky Room at the New Museum offered breathtaking views), the laughs and good times remained, but what really made it special was for an hour guests had an opportunity to learn from a special group of people whose advice was invaluable.  

(Source: complex.com)

July 31st, 2014

When you think of fashion FENDI often comes to mind, and we can now say the same about real estate. Just when we thought the fashion house had done it all, it launched a new collection none of us were expecting – FENDI Château Residences. The waterfront apartments were designed in partnership with luxury developer Château Group. The 58 upscale residences will go on sale in 2016 with a price range of $5 million to $22 million.

(Source: bbook.com)

July 30th, 2014

It has been five years since the inaugural #SUMMERFRIDAYS event series, and since then not much has changed. Team Epiphany has time and time again set the bar for innovative mid-Friday afternoon experiences.

Three weeks ago, the annual oasis like escape arrived once again, and Team Epiphany x Complex kicked off the summer season with a Caribbean Carnival-themed party.  The way above average New York stress level dropped for about four hours, as the Hennessy and Belvedere flowed and DJ Wonder and DJ Max Glazer spun festival tunes. If that was not enough, guests were greeted by a Caribbean Carnival dance group midway through the party.

Take a look at the video, feel slightly jealous and find a way to get to next #SUMMERFRIDAYS. It is going to be one for the record books. 

(Source: complex.com)

July 28th, 2014

Today, voting begins for Oregon Manifest and Levi’s® “The Bike Design Project”—a pioneering bike design competition which partners five high-level design firms with American bicycle craftsmen to create the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike. The competition includes teams from the city of Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle. Voting for “The Bike Design Project” starts today at www.oregonmanifest.com/vote and concludes on August 3rd. The winning design will be announced on August 4th and then move into production with the competition’s Manufacturing Partner, Fuji Bikes, for its retail debut in 2015.  

July 22nd, 2014

Classic Americana, English tailoring, innovative design. Recently, it seems like Mark McNairy’s collections have it all. His Spring-Summer 2015 collection of menswear and footwear, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, exemplifies the perfect fusion of preppy and hipster. The resulting outfits are fresh and could definitely change next summer’s look – ice cold Heineken in hand of course.

(Source: GQ)

July 21st, 2014

Last week we took a break from partying to share a few insights around “modern entrepreneurship” with the  #SUMMERFRIDAYS Spark Sessions. 

This week, we’re back on a back for the third year in a row, with Oh Ship! - an all white boat cruise. 

DJ Wonder will provide the soundtrack as we sail around the Hudson, with a breathtaking view of lady Liberty. Moet Ice paired with a special listening experience from our friends at Atlantic Records, will create an afternoon to remember. 

July 17th, 2014

Fifty states, Fifty Shades of Gray, 50 Cent, and now FIFTY (very) limited edition Public School x Nike Air Jordan 1s. Maxwell and Dao-Yi founded the “streetwear-high fashion” hybrid clothing line Public School in 2007, since then the company has gone on to win it’s fair share of awards and accolades. However, its latest shoe release may be one of the brands biggest feats. Special edition collaborative work with Nike Air Jordan is only reserved for clothing industry elites, and now Public School has it’s very own special edition pair.

(Source: four-pins.com)

July 15th, 2014

As our #SUMMERFRIDAYS event series continues, this week we’ll host a not-so-traditional panel aptly titled: Spark Sessions. 

Get ready for an afternoon of stimulating conversation around the the thought-provoking idea of the “Modern Entrepreneur.” 

We’ve invited a select group of thought leaders from different industries to discuss the challenges of being an entrepreneur and intrapreneur in New York City and beyond:

Eleanor Langston – CEO, Paintbox Nail Studio

Eneuri Acosta – Influencer Marketing, Chevrolet

Randy Brandoff – Founder, Eleven James

Noah Callahan-Bever – Editor-in-chief, Complex 

Ryan Leslie – Music Artist, Tech Entrepreneur

Drinks and ideas will flow freely. 

Join us.

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