Baltimore café and design shop Good Neighbor will be hosting their annual design week from July 25-30, with events such as plant design, natural dyeing, and a deejayed three-course meal.

Titled “Design Camp,” this year’s festivities are meant to celebrate Baltimore’s design community. Events are free to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP on Good Neighbor’s website.

The design week will kick off next Monday with “Designing a Life with Plants,” a day-long public celebration with programming dedicated to plant design, including early-morning Vayam Yoga with Justin Timothy Temple at 7:30 a.m., a Plant Patio Party at 4 p.m., and a talk on interior styling at 7 p.m..

Tuesday’s festivities are dedicated to furniture design, with an emphasis on how to work sustainably. In the morning, Good Neighbor will be hosting a seminar about success in the furniture design field with Baltimore-based designer Jesse Hill at 8 a.m.. Following the seminar, there will be a furniture & design critique at 1 p.m. and a panel on sustainability with designers Sarah Templin and Jesse Hill at 7 p.m. 

On Wednesday, Good Neighbor will be partnering with local small businesses to focus on “Discovering Your Brand Identity.” Black Women Hike will be leading a City Trail at 8 a.m., followed by two afternoon events from noon to 5 p.m.: Coffee & Consult with Cr8t1v3 Design Studio and an open meet with the creatives behind local businesses like Cloudy Donuts, Currency Studio, True Laurels, and Good Neighbor. There will also be another event with True Laurels founder Lawrence Burney at 7 p.m.

Baltimore’s film scene will be celebrated on Thursday with “Exploring the Film Landscape.” In collaboration with acclaimed local filmmakers like Elissa Blount Moorhead and Lalibela (8 a.m.), Shawn Peters (4:30 p.m.), and Bradford Young (7 p.m.), Good Neighbor will be hosting a day of film talks and critiques. 

Friday is dedicated to “Book Arts.” At the beginning of the day, Kelly Laughlin from Odette Press will hold a seminar on journaling at 8 a.m. Growcery Garden, a firm devoted to providing resources to aid the growth of creatives, will be holding an independent reading hour at 2 p.m. To round out the day, designer Mikea Hugley, author Kondwani Fidel, and teacher and author Valencia Clay will converge to host “The Write Design” panel at 7 p.m.

Good Neighbor will end the week with “A Celebration of Design” on Saturday. Morning activities include a chai and chat event with local designers from Currency Studio at 8 a.m., as well as a seminar on natural dyeing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Design Camp will close out with Taste x Turntables, a three-course meal that pairs a unique DJ with each course, along with an intermezzo from Chef Cat. The event is curated by local musician Cheyanne Zadia.

The price of a single ticket for Taste x Turntables is $60, and a pair of tickets is priced at $100. Visit Good Neighbor’s website to purchase tickets.

Liv Barry

Liv Barry is Baltimore Fishbowl's 2022 summer reporting intern. Barry is rising junior at Washington College, where she is majoring in communication and media studies and double minoring in journalism,...