Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Searching...



Back in June, when I was hired as President of Mod Mom Furniture, my task was to guide the company into the next scale of expansion. What the press release did not mention, is that I offered my services pro-Bono. Now, I'm proud to say that many connections have been made, and Mod Mom is well on her way to new manufacturing, new categories, and new designs, and in my professional guidance, paying her new President was not the best allocation of new resources at this time. 

I will continue to proudly consult and advise Mod Mom during their growth. However, I'm currently searching the job market for a permanent position. If you happen to know of a company in need of my services, I would be grateful for any information. 

Thank you friends!

My Resume: www.linkedin.com/in/robertpetril/
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

We will miss you Robin!





Robin Williams 1951-2014

You will be so missed, and always treasured.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

It's a Mod Mod World!

http://www.modmomfurniture.com/

The second quarter of this year has been a whirlwind! And life changing as well! On June 1st, I officially joined Mod Mom Furniture as president, and a whole new journey had began. You can read some more details about the announcement at Furniture Today, and Kids Today.

Furniture Designers Interiors Furniture
New York: Moon Ho, Robert Petril, and Kiersten Parsons Hathcock

Since we joined forces, Mod Mom/CEO Kiersten Parsons Hathcock and I have traveled to over 15 cities from coast to coast. Our mission has been to study the market up close and personal, and to spread the Mod Word about what's coming new in the near future. Along the way we saw so many awesome things, and met with so many amazing and inspiring people!

http://www.modmomfurniture.com/

Now we're rolling up our sleeves, and beginning a very ambitious expansion at Mod Mom Furniture. The plan is to strengthen our manufacturing capabilities, as well as introduce some very exciting new youth products and categories. We're designing now, and the pencils are flying! We can't wait to share it all with you as the journey continues, and the new products come to life. I'm going to try and blog as much of the process as I can.
Las Vegas, Lexington: Robert Petril, Kiersten Parsons Hathcock, & Tommy Leflein
In addition to the youth categories at Mod Mom, we'll also be launching a brand new adult seating collection we're currently calling "Mod Life". This new collection will feature my own signature seating designs, as well as others from world class designers around the globe! So many exciting things to come! I hope you'll follow along our fantastic journey, and offer any and all feedback in the comments below. 

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Thank you so much for all your support throughout the years. You know who you are! Be back soon with more fun Mod news...so stay tuned :)


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Furniture Fashion Week #hpmkt



It's like Fashion Week, but for the Home!

I will be showing LOUNGE, Crosby, and Hazel Collections in new fabric selections by Lazar's cover guru Debra Venti.

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(Design Center 8th Floor)

April 5-10, Will you be there?

More Info & RSVP 


You can follow the crowd, or you can blaze a whole new path!

-RP


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Sunday, November 3, 2013

The tip of the iceberg...


The drawing board has been very busy these days. So many new things about to happen. And, I can't wait to reveal what we're up to. Stay tuned, there's big news coming soon!

"If you can dream it, you can do it" - Walt Disney


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Friday, October 4, 2013

THIS JUST IN! Showtimes...

Showtimes for Opening Week are here!
We need YOU to fill the seats on Friday, October 18, 2013, 80% of the proceeds go to help the kids from The Boys & Girls Clubs of America!

It's more than just a movie...its a mission!



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Saturday, September 28, 2013

THE STREAM Opens October 18th!


...THE STREAM opens October 18th., at select Regal Cinemas!

 

The Official Trailer



 A wonderful family movie, and each ticket sale benefits the kids at The Boys & Girls Clubs of America. So let's go to the movies on October 18th! :)

Where you ask?
 
 

NEW YORK:

UA Kaufman Astoria Cinemas 14 & RPX
35-30 38th St., Astoria NY 11101
Regal New Roc Stadium 18 & IMAX
33 Le Count Place, New Rochelle NY 10801
 

CHICAGO:

Regal Round Lake Beach Stadium 18
550 East Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach IL 60073
Regal Cantera Stadium 17 & RPX
28250 Diehl Road, Warrenville IL 60555 (city / north suburb location tba)

PHILADELPHIA:

UA Riverview Plaza Stadium 17
1400 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia PA 19147
UA Washington Township 14
, 121 Tuckahoe Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080
Regal Peoples Plaza Stadium 17
1100 Peoples Plz, Newark, DE 19702

 

BOSTON:

Regal Solomon Pond Stadium 15
591 Donald Lynch Boulevard, Marlborough MA 01752 

 

LOS ANGELES & ORANGE CO.

Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26 & IMAX
7501 Carson Blvd Long Beach, CA 90808
Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 IMAX & RPX
65 Fortune Dr.,Irvine,CA,92618

 

SAN FRANCISCO / OAKLAND:

UA Emery Bay Stadium 10
6330 Christie Ave Emeryville, CA 94608

 

SAN DEIGO:

Regal Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 & IMAX
405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon CA 92020

 

WASHINGTON DC / BALTIMORE / VA:

Regal Majestic Stadium 20 & IMAX
900 Ellsworth Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910
UA Snowden Square Stadium 14 
9161 Commerce Center Drive, Columbia MD 21046

 

ATLANTA:

Regal Hollywood Stadium 24 @ North I-85
3265 NE Expressway Access Rd, Chamblee GA
Regal Atlantic Station 16 IMAX & RPX
261 19th Street NW, Atlanta GA 30363

 

MINNEAPOLIS:

Regal Brooklyn Center Stadium 20
6420 Camden Ave North, Minneapolis MN 55430

 

DENVER:

UA Colorado Mills Stadium 16 & IMAX
14500 West Colfax Ave., Lakewood CO 80401

 

DALLAS / FT. WORTH:

UA Grand Prairie 10
510 Westchester Pkwy, Grand Prairie TX 75052


 




Come on! Let's go to the movies! :)

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Why pink is Badass...

 
 

And you thought that pink was just a girlie color...HA!


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Sunday, September 15, 2013

THE STREAM going to Regal Cinemas Nationwide!

Some really exciting news coming from Dreaming Tree Films! Last summer I had the privilege of working as production designer with the kids from The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, on the feature film called "The Stream". It's now official that it will launch on select screens at Regal Cinemas nationwide. Here's the official release...

It was a truly amazing experience to work on this film. Our task was to turn multiple rooms, interiors, and outdoor spaces back to 1981. A challenging task, but one I feel my age gave me an advantage. I was a teenager myself during the period of this story. My memories of my own, and my friend's houses in the early 80's were burned deep into my brain. Let's just say...the design sensibilities of that time were not the most alluring. We're talking the age of brown paneling!

Here's the bedroom we created for the lead characters Ernest & Bobby, played by Jacob Williams and Michael Capperella...



And here's the parent's room played by Kelly Rutherford and Christopher Gorham. Doesn't this room bring back some decor nightmares!? lol


One of the most challenging tasks was to find the cars. In some cases, I actually chased cars down I passed on the road. Two cars that I managed to get stopped (and I not killed) will appear in the film.


This film is a great adventure for families, and a great cause at the same time. A large portion of the proceeds of ticket and DVD sales will benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of America. And the kids from the Clubs helped to make the film. This made working on this film a truly special and wonderful experience. And, some pretty big Hollywood peeps stepped up to help the cause. 

Gossip Girl Star, Kelly Rutherford
Mario Lopez, Kelly Rutherford, Christopher Gorham, and Rein Wilson all star in this feature film. Here's a glimpse behind the scenes with Mario Lopez on set...

 

Actors Mario Lopez and Noura Boustany-Jost
Needless to say, it was an experience of a lifetime. I feel so grateful to have taken a part in getting it made. I hope you go out and see this very family friendly coming of age film this coming October. Below is the list of theaters and dates. Let's support our kids, and have some great family fun doing it! This movie was a blast to help make, and it will be a blast to see up on the silver screen! For all the up-to-date information, go to The Stream website.

 Christopher Gorham wants to see you there :)




 




Coming October 18th.


In the meantime, here's a behind the scenes look...


 
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