Designers Don Carney and John Ross established PATCH NYC with a collection of hand-detailed hats in the fall of 1997. Utilizing their varied art backgrounds, the designers incorporated unusual color combinations and vintage inspired details into their accessory collections which grew to include scarves, handbags, and jewelry. This attention to detail combined with an unpredictable color palette quickly became PATCH NYC design signatures as the brand expanded to include home decor. Both designers turned to their art training and began creating original drawings, paintings and block prints to incorporate into new collections of home textiles, decorative objects, stationery, ceramics, and art. Today PATCH NYC has evolved into a lifestyle design studio with a shop and gallery located in the historic South End of Boston.