Monday, March 14, 2011

Busy designing...


It's been a productive year for us. Well, even if it's only March :) There are always new design ideas popping up in our studio. Let me share with you some of them.

Feminine strength - DirectWomen

What happens when the brightest and more sucecssful women in the legal service gather in one room? Not just one, but several inspiring stories. We had the pleasure to design for the DirectWomen's annual luncheon where they honored the prestigeous Sandra Day O'Connor Board Excellence Award to some of the most outstanding female legal practitioners in the country.
Our design concept was "courage and power echoing female strength".

An evening at the muesum
To celebrate the achievements of some of the great people, our client had a great evening presenting their new promotes at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, one of our favorites venues in the city.

Our design concept was "a historic relay to the new generation".

How can you not be inspired?
Until nex time...


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Brides that brunch

Hello beautiful,

We hear wedding bells are ringing and brides are gathering....

Last Sunday, we had so much fun at the Bridal Brunch with Kate's Paperie @ the chic Le Parker Meridien Hotel. It was a lovely Sunday meeting with all the brides and chatting with them about their design ideas.

JSDF presented the modern chic table setting with cymbidium orchids arrangement in tall cylinder LED vases as the centerpieces. Brides love them!

Biggest thanks to the team that made it happen!
So brides, need any creative and beautiful design idea? Let us know, we can help you make it a memorable day of a life time.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bridal Brunch with Kate's Paperie

Hello bride-to-be's,

How's all the plannings coming along? Need some help or advice? If the process is stressing you out too much, come see us this Sunday. We will help you out with brain-storming, or some de-stress!

We are partnering up with Kate's Paperies to present all you NYC brides a chance to meet all the great wedding vendors in town. Here's the details:

Bridal Brunch
Kate's Paperie Inspires: The New York Bride

Tickets are $30 per attendee

The Mirus Room of Le Parker Meridien Hotel
119 West 56th Street New York, NY 10019


Jerry Sibal Design Fusion will feature gorgeous floral designs for the NY Bride

  • Kate's paperie will teach you everything you need know about your wedding stationery needs
  • Meet Meghan Carey, designer of the new line of Vera Wang papers
  • See Ceci NY's city-centric New York Invitation line for Kate's Paperie
  • The Travel Siblings will help you understand room blocks, both destination and local travel, and planning your dream honeymoon
  • Beautiful script by Carol Zack of Hand Lettered Calligraphy
  • Cake&Shake will provide sweets and treats to all our guests
  • Muscial entertainment provided by Elan Artists


  • a $10 Kate's Paperie gift card to use in our SoHo location
  • place an order through our custom printing department and you'll receive 10% off your Save the Dates or Invitations
  • continental breakfast from Le Parker Meridien
  • jotter notes provided by Smock


  • a Kate's Paperie gift card totalling $100 to use towards to winner's choice of custom printed Save the Dates or Invitations
  • William Arthur will offer one winner 100 pieces of free personal stationery when you order their branded wedding invitations
  • Crane's will offer one gift card totalling $250 towards their branded wedding invitations
  • Crane's will also offer one set of free custom monogrammed notes
  • Le Parker Meridien will be giving away vouchers for the Burger Joint
  • The Travel Siblings will give away a stunning vacation package - 2 nights stay at The Westin in sunny Cancun

So, we will see you there right?

xoxo, JSDF

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blooms in the Air

Hello lovely,

It's been a long time since we updated our blog. We have been busy with so many different fun projects that we hardly had time to breathe, well, not literally, but we did enjoy a lot.

It was another festive Valentine's Day! This year, we had a pleasure to work with Kate's Paperie on creating special Valentine's Day floral arrangements, we called the collection, The Petal Pusher.

Heart of the Valentine

The mini-cymbidium orchids, red roses, hypericum berries, and mini roses hum the symphony of Valentine's whisper.

I Carry Your Heart

A composition of hocus pocus roses, mini-cymbidium orchids, and hypericum berries that are romantic yet myesterious.

A Love to Remember

The classic motif of love given life in the red roses arrangement is more than what words can describe.

Aren't they gorg!? Ah....they could easily make your heart skip a beat.

We had so much fun creating the designs using the kraft heart-shaped box and the Euro suitcase that made the flowers not just a bundle of joy.

The Pop-up shop at Kate's

So, on the day of Valentine's Day, our whole team set up a pop-up shop at Kate's Paperie store in SoHo. There, we made fresh floral arrangements of your choice on the spot for Kate's Paperie's customers who walked in. The turnout was overwhelming and we got a lot of positive feedback.

Everyone who stopped by absolutely loved the flowers; everyone who purchased was all very happy with the design and couldn't wait to present the gift to their beloved Valentine.
The pop-up shop was a success and honestly, how can you go wrong with a bouquet full of roses and love for your special someone? I don't think so...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Macy's Flower Show-Bouquet of the day 2010

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 7-8, 2010) – Spring was definitely in the air when Jerry Sibal unveiled his latest masterpiece at the Macy's Flower Show - Bouquet of the Day, Herald Square. Jerry let his imagination run when he designed a Butterfly Centerpiece approximately 8 feet tall. It was a stunning display at the center area of Macy's Herald Square Ground Floor. Over 10,000 guests from all ages pass by Macy's everyday and had a chance to witness his fabulous display.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hilton New York partners with Jerry Sibal of Design Fusion

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 21, 2009) – Over 300 of New York’s event planners and influential business personalities in experienced an Event to remember at the Hilton New York last December 14th. New York's largest hotel with 1,980 rooms, the Hilton just completed an ambitious $1M refurbishment of its Trianon and Mercury Ballrooms, totaling over 15,000 square feet. To celebrate the launch of its newly-designed ballrooms, the Hilton New York held a festive reception and a coming-out party with a retro 1960’s pop art theme, created by noted New York event designer Jerry Sibal.

Guests enjoyed a top-class menu and spectacles like acrobats, costumed characters, somersaulting men and dancing silhouettes. But the true feast to the eyes were the grand renovations at the Hilton, and the fantastic floral display created by Jerry for the special occasion.

Check out the official photo gallery at


Filipino Chinese Entrepreneur Becomes Top Event Designer in New York City

If it’s glamorous enough for Celine Dion and Vanessa Williams, it’s incredible glamour for the rest of us. In October 2009, the invitation went out for all Filipinos in NYC and nearby regions to help event design expert Jerry Sibal celebrate a milestone in his career. Sibal launched his first book, “An Event to Remember: Creating Spectacular Special Occasions” (Stewart, Tabori and Chang 2009) at the famous New York landmark, Cipriani Wall Street.

A true artiste, Sibal combines architecture, lightning, interior d├ęcor, table arrangements, and his trademark floral extravaganzas to create a dramatic effects on event settings. He is recognized as a design expert by art critics and institutions like Macy’s and Architectural Digest. Sibal has handled prestigious events attended by personalities like President Bill Clinton, Bono and Mario Batali, while encompassing venues in the US, Asia and Europe. Meanwhile, his esteemed roster of clients include Celine Dion, Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic, Borgata Casino Hotel and Spa, Caesar’s Palace, Verizon, and the Marriott Marquis.

At the launch of their first book, Filipino-American anchorwoman of CBS 2 NY Kristine Johnson hosted the evening, Acroback performers and aerialists added to the spectacle of the evening. Grammy nominated jazz singer Melky Jean performed along with a live band.

The Hilton called the event “Smashing!” Citi called it “Spectacular!”

How did Jerry Sibal become one of the most sought-after event designers in the United States? Within the town of Binondo, Manila, Jerry grew up helping his family in their textile business. Third of five children, Jerry learned the Chinese value of industriousness from his father, Jose, and the Filipino value of faith, he learned from his mother, Valentina.

With perseverance, hard work and prayer, Jerry was able to sustain his creativity and share it with more and more people. Hardly advertising, Jerry’s business has always relied on word-of-mouth and repeat clients. Having started with only $8,000 in 1995, Jerry opened business at 28th Street in Manhattan. He and his business and lifetime partner Edwin Josue, a successful real estate agent, then started only by doing friends’ events, and walking from one hotel to the next, presenting and introducing themselves.

Now, they need no introduction. Jerry Sibal is known in New York, as a preferred partner for Chelsea Piers, Cipriani and the Hilton hotels, with more and more partnerships brewing.

“It was an incredible evening. Everything was just perfect. It could not have been any better,” said guest Nicole Parrinelli of the book launch event, which demonstrated Jerry’s high capacity in design. “I am more glad, however, to finally meet both Jerry and Edwin. They are two very generous people with the kindest souls who are so deserving of this incredible success.”

It was a magical evening. I’ve been a fan of their work from the time I was introduced to it and continually speak of and refer their capacities to whomever I come across with, said. Junnette Brinas. Catering Manager at Algonquin Hotel

In the span of 15 years, Jerry Sibal became one of the most prominent event designers and floral artists in New York City. Born in 1958 in Manila, , Sibal earned his degree in Architecture and taught Chinese painting and Philippine folk-dancing in the Philippines, before traveling overseas as a government-appointment Goodwill Ambassador. Later on, he moved to New York to work for renowned floral designer Preston Bailey before opening his own firm, Design Fusion, with business partner Edwin Josue.

“This book is my legacy... a result of God’s blessings, combined with my hard work. I’m thankful to everyone who supported me," said Sibal. The fruit of his labor was first presented in his hometown of Manila last September 15th at the Makati Shangri-La, then New York on October 19th. In 2010, the UK, Germany and Italy will follow.

“That was a great and fun party last night, really terrific. But what is beyond superlative adjectives is the book!!! The final product is spectacular. I looked through it multiple times and couldn’t believe how fantastic it is,” said Marianita Perlstein. “It is now proof, evidence and testimony to what Jerry does and his artistic talent.”

Attending Jerry Sibal’s book launching, the Filipino community supported one of its premiere artists. They got to take part in a true NYC event at the world-famous Cipriani downtown where celebrities like P Diddy, Lenny Kravitz and Madonna hold parties. They got to witness Jerry’s world-class creations all in one place. And, they got to take home the looks through a signed copy of “An Event To Remember” – a certain conversation piece and source of inspiration both from the display and the life success of Jerry. And finally, they got to go home saying, that was An Event To Remember. And with his fellow Filipinos’ continued support, there will be more to come.