Studio 162 in the Knot

Studio 162 is honored to be in The Knot, a complete guide to wedding planning, ideas, and more.

The Knot Spring/Summer Issue 2012:
Studio 162 was noted for designing the invitations and programs for Bride and Groom, Yasmin and John. Their wedding theme and decor was inspired by the bride's Indian heritage. Their colors were bold pink and orange, with marigold flowers. Studio 162 designs unique wedding and engagement invitations.

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Lauren Clayton on Our Lives with Gwen Edwards

Our Lives is a great show that spotlights minorities in the community. Happy to have appeared twice!

"Our Lives," with Gwen Edwards airs on CT news channel 12. The show discusses minority issues and spotlights individuals in the community. Clayton has appeared twice on the show. First, as the "Face of Noelle," with Noelle Spa. The second time, in June 2004 as an entrepreneur and founder of Studio 162.

Clayton's heirloom design business is a Jewel

"Even Bill Cosby has one of her masterpieces...presented to him as a gift by the Jackie Robinson Foundation." -Jewel

Choice News: History Lessons
A satisfied customer is to thank for Clayton’s appearance in the 2006 Jewel Magazine Fall edition. After completely an heirloom book project for her grandmother, Liana contacted the new magazine about the Studio. The great article hit newsstands before the holidays and helped make it a happy new year for the then 3-year-old company.

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Business Grant to Studio 162 from Miller Brewing Co.$20,000 in start up capital? Thank you for believing in me. It's Miller Time!

The Miller Brewing Company sponsors the Urban Entrepreneur Business Grant and Seminar Series. Each year since 2000, they award grants to young minority business owners nationwide. In the fall of 2003, Lauren submitting a 30 page business plan application. She presented her business concept to a panel of judges in Chicago and was ultimately awarded a $20,000 grant for her "dedication and milestone achievement as an entrepreneur."

Stamford Advocate says, Amazing Albums! “Bound in materials like raw silk and told on sheets of fine paper, the books are intended to be works of art that preserve family history and personal stories.”-The Advocate

The Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Times newspapers in Fairfield County, wrote an article in January 2004 highlighting the new Studio 162. The cover article in the Family section described Clayton's beginning and heirloom artistry. The title read, "Amazing Albums: Artist Creates Today's Heirlooms."

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Proud Jackie Robinson Foundation AlumnaI ♥ JRF. More than a scholarship, its a network of friends and people who care about you being the best.

In 1999, Clayton was awarded a scholarship from the Jackie Robinson Foundation for her academic excellence in high school and involvement in the community. Each year the foundation holds a benefit dinner. Pictured here is Clayton with wife and founder Rachel Robinson and her son, David Robinson. Clayton was commissioned to design an heirloom honoring Bill Cosby, for his lifetime involvement to the organization.

What's New in New Canaan Darien Rowayton Magazine“Do you take lovely family photos and stick them in a box? Then you may thank your lucky stars that Studio 162 has arrived on the scene.” New Canaan – Darien Magazine

The New Canaan Darien Rowayton Magazine is a popular magazine that writes about local events, companies, art and culture in Fairfield county Connecticut. In June 2004, Studio 162 was features in the "What's New" section.

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NBC wants to hear about Heirloom BooksClayton Live on TV! Amazing opportunity to get the word out about Studio 162 heirloom books.

In July 2004, Clayton brought her heirloom books to a greater audience by appearing on a live three-minute spot on NBC 30 Connecticut station. During the broadcast, Clayton described her unique approach to personal preservation and the endless possibilities of her product. 

1 of Black Enterprise Magazine's Season Best“Snapshots of memorable moments are artistically arranged and custom design to tell a personal history or celebrate a particular milestone…” Black Enterprise Magazine

Black Enterprise is a highly respected and informative magazine about building minority wealth through education and ownership. In December 2004, the Studio was highly recommended in the magazine's "Season's Best" holiday buyers guide. Feature header read, "A Personal Booking."

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