The Weekend Guide: August 24, 2012

National, Local & Online Sales and Events Calendar

Kids are marching back to school, evenings are turning cooler and Labor Day is just a week away. There's no denying it: summer is drawing to a close. Before summer ends, check out some of the special events taking place around the country - from a pair of art and craft shows in Chicago to the Santa Barbara 11th Annual Open Studios Tour. Check out these and many more events and sales in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and send us your own sale or event.
Shown, clockwise from top left: Unison Labor Day Sale, West Elm Fabric & Upholstery Sale,
Trade Up to Hastens Event, Kelly Weime Drawing + Photographic Print Sale

NATIONAL & ONLINE

• Baker Odds & Ends Launch Introducing Baker Odds and Ends, where thousands of Baker floor samples are clearance-priced and immediately available. With more than 100 new listings weekly, it's the perfect place to begin your hunt for something special.
Online
Ongoing

• Oeuf Robin Crib Sale at Fawn and Forest The Oeuf Robin Crib Sale. Now just $499. That's a 15% savings and nearly $100 off the original price!
Online
While supplies last

• BoConcept Summer Sale BoConcept announces its end-of-season summer sale taking place in its 23 U.S. retail stores. Shoppers will save up to 70% off floor samples, rugs, lamps and other accessories, as well 20% off the following pieces from the 2012 collection.
In stores
Through 8/30

• Pillowsforhope.com Summer Sale Super savings on entire outdoor pillow collection plus more discounts on trendy modern and ikat styles.
Online
Through 8/30

• Vermont Woods Studios Dining Furniture Sale Before you know it, the feasting holidays will be here. Was last year's dining furniture up to the task? How about some new Vermont made hardwood furniture for your guests? Order now to save up to 20% plus ensure free delivery before Thanksgiving.
Online
Through 8/30

• Lightology Koncept Sale Save an additional 10% OFF retail price on all Koncept LED desk and floor lamps.
Online
Through 8/31

• Eskayel Summer Sale Brooklyn-based design studio Eskayel is having their first ever sale. Save 20% off All wallpaper, rugs, and decorative products, site wide – including the new Akimbo mix-n-match collection and the recently released Poolside Collection.
Online
Through 8/31

• Offi 18th Anniversary Sale at AllModern Take 18% off select Original Pure Design products by Offi.
Online
Through 8/31

• West Elm Fabric & Upholstery Sale West Elm's Upholstery Sale features savings on upholstered fabrics and furniture. Shop their fabric selections on sale and update any home affordably.
Online
Through 9/3

• Casa.com Summer Sale Up to 65% off select kitchen and bathroom products, up to 50% off select outdoor and garden products and up to 20% off select storage and organization, home improvement, dining and bedroom products.
Online
8/28 - 9/3

• Home Remedy Summer Sale The annual Home Remedy Summer Sale event includes home accessories from Kahler, Aid to Artisans, Jonathan Adler and more marked down from 30% to 75% off.
Online
Though 9/3

• Greentea Design's Summer Sale Everything is on sale. Save up to 30% on collections and up to 60% in the outlet section.
Online
Through 9/4

• Modani Furniture Labor Day & Clearance Sale Catch a wave to Modani's Endless Summer Labor Day Sale. The end of summer just got hotter with savings of up to 40% on some of Modani Furniture's most popular and unique indoor and outdoor entertaining accessories and lighting.
Online and in stores
Through 9/6

• My Urban Child End of Summer Sale Save 10%-20% on Nurseryworks for your little ones and Zuo Modern for you or your older ones.
Online
Through 9/7

• Unison Labor Day Sale All sale items are 60% off. Plus receive free shipping on orders over $150.
Online
Through 9/16

• Cuddledown Annual Pillow Sale Check out this annual pillow sale and buy more to save more. 20% off 1 pillow, 25% off 2 pillows, 30% off 3 or more.
Online
Through 9/24

• Trade Up to Hastens Event Enjoy up to a $3,600 credit when you trade in your old bed and discover the true benefits of sleep in a Hästens.
Online and in stores
Through 9/30

• Saatchi Online 100 Curators, 100 Days Discover emerging artists from around the world. Each day at 12am PST, Saatchi will reveal a new collection of 10 works, selected by top curators from the most prestigious museums and galleries.
Online
Through 10/12


ATLANTA

Celebrate Pattern with FLOR and Dayka Robinson FLOR has been busy opening stores in hip, design-oriented neighborhoods across the U.S. Now they're hitting the streets, discovering the innovative work of independent designers and their unique interpretation of patterns. They uncovered a variety of perspectives and material and before long, started seeing pattern everywhere. Join FLOR in Atlanta to meet local interior designer, Dayka Robinson. Learn about her work and share some sips and sweets with other pattern design enthusiasts.
FLOR | 1100 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318
8/30: 6pm


BOSTON

Celebrate Pattern with FLOR and Jennifer Hill FLOR has been busy opening stores in hip, design-oriented neighborhoods across the U.S. Now they're hitting the streets, discovering the innovative work of independent designers and their unique interpretation of patterns. They uncovered a variety of perspectives and material and before long, started seeing pattern everywhere. Join FLOR Boston to meet local graphic/pattern designer, Jennifer Hill. Learn about her work and share some sips and sweets with other pattern design enthusiasts.
FLOR | 236 Clarendon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116
8/30: 6pm

• Diseño Summer Clearance Annual Summer Clearance 20-50% off all in stock merchandise. Color, texture, warmth and style, imports from Buenos Aires, Lima, Sao Paulo and beyond.
Diseño Boston | 409 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02118
Through 8/31

• Kartell Boston Moving Sale All products on display are 70% off, including favorites such as the Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck, the Audrey chair by Piero Lissoni, Moschino Bow Wow ballet flats and more.
Kartell | 10 Saint James Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Through 9/15

The Davis Flea An open-air market featuring vendors of vintage, antique, repurposed wares and produce all situated in the heart of Davis Square.
The Davis Flea | 52 Holland Street, Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
Every Sunday through 10/28


CHICAGO

American Craft Exposition One of the country's premier fine craft shows, the American Craft Exposition, presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals, brings together 164 superior artisans exhibiting one-of-a-kind, museum quality work. A highly competitive juried show, ACE features hand-crafted work in 12 media--baskets, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood.
The Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Northwestern University | 2311 North Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208
8/24: 10am - 6pm
8/25: 10am - 6pm
8/26: 11am - 5pm

Bucktown Arts Fest The Bucktown Arts Fest is a non-profit, all volunteer-run, neighborhood celebration of the arts-- with no corporate sponsorship. Admission is free. All proceeds from the Fest go to develop and support arts and education programming at Holstein Park and in the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhoods.
Senior Citizens Memorial Park | 2300 North Oakley, Chicago, Illinois 60647
8/25 - 8/26: 11am - 7pm

• Kelly Weime Drawing + Photographic Print Sale Artist Kelly Weime is holding a drawing and print sale. Dozens of drawings for $20.00, beautiful photographic prints (both 16x20 silver gelatin and 20x24 chromogenic all printed in the darkroom by the artist-as well as framed salt prints) for $50.00, and a few larger drawings (up to 30x40) for $100.00.
Kelly Weime Studio | 1319 West Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607
8/25 - 8/26: 12pm - 8pm

Celebrate Pattern with FLOR and Unison FLOR has been busy opening stores in hip, design-oriented neighborhoods across the U.S. Now they're hitting the streets, discovering the innovative work of independent designers and their unique interpretation of patterns. They uncovered a variety of perspectives and material and before long, started seeing pattern everywhere. Join FLOR Chicago to meet local textile designers, Robert Segal & Alicia Rosauer from Unison Home. Learn about their work and share some sips and sweets with other pattern design enthusiasts.
FLOR | 1873 North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604
8/30: 6pm

• Karl Wirsum Eyeballs the Intuit Collection Curator Karl Wirsum has "eyeballed" Intuit's Permanent Collection to create an exhibition of his favorites. As a member of the Chicago Imagists group Hairy Who, he was instrumental in setting the tone for Chicago's art scene in the 1960s. As an artist, Wirsum has developed a style that combines vivid graphic imagery with a sense of humor, a style that is mirrored in his selections for this exhibition. Karl Wirsum Eyeballs the Intuit Collection celebrates those artists who create work that expand the imagination.
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive & Outsider Art | 756 North Milwaukee Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois 60642
Through 9/1

• Jayson Home / 30% Off Garden Sale Take 30% off everything in the garden area — all trees, plants, shrubs and flowers, as well as all planters, pots and containers.
Jayson Home | 1885 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago IL 60614
Through 9/2

• Kenneth Ludwig Home Furnishings Moving Sale Kenneth Ludwig Home Furnishings is moving to Suite 1445 at The Merchandise Mart this Fall and is hosting a moving sale with deals on furniture, lighting, accessories and more. Enjoy up to 75% off contemporary and transitional offerings.
Kenneth Ludwig Home Furnishings | 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1510, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Through 9/3

Vintage Garage Chicago With space for at least 100 dealers, Vintage Garage Chicago is the city's newest venue for buying and selling vintage and antique merchandise.
Vintage Garage Chicago | 5051 North Broadway, Chicago, Illinois 60640
9/16: 9am - 4pm
10/21: 9am - 4pm


DALLAS

Celebrate Pattern with FLOR and Bonnee Sharp FLOR has been busy opening stores in hip, design-oriented neighborhoods across the U.S. Now they're hitting the streets, discovering the innovative work of independent designers and their unique interpretation of patterns. They uncovered a variety of perspectives and material and before long, started seeing pattern everywhere. Join FLOR Dallas to meet local artist, Bonnee Sharp. Learn about her work and share some sips and sweets with other pattern design enthusiasts.
FLOR | 4152 Cole Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204
8/30: 6pm


HOUSTON

Celebrate Pattern with FLOR and Rusty Arena FLOR has been busy opening stores in hip, design-oriented neighborhoods across the U.S. Now they're hitting the streets, discovering the innovative work of independent designers and their unique interpretation of patterns. They uncovered a variety of perspectives and material and before long, started seeing pattern everywhere. Join FLOR in Houston to meet local textile designer, Rusty Arena. Learn about his work and share some sips and sweets with other pattern design enthusiasts.
FLOR | 2800 Kirby Avenue, Houston, Texas 77098
8/30: 6pm


LOS ANGELES

Janet & Janet Shop The Janet & Janet Shop is curated by Janet Levy. Assembled in conjunction with the current exhibition, MoTA (Museum of Temporary Art), presented at See Line Gallery in the Pacific Design Center.
For Your Art | 6020 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Opening Reception: 8/24: 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition: Through 8/26

Santa Barbara 11th Annual Open Studios Tour Nonprofit Santa Barbara Studio Artists is once again holding their popular Open Studios Tour. Now in its 11th year, the Tour is a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy a self-guided driving tour through Santa Barbara's stunning back roads and charming neighborhoods to visit the private studios of 35 leading professional artists.
Santa Barbara Studio Artists | 1324 State Street, Santa Barbara, Califonira 93101
8/25 - 8/26: 11am - 5pm

Celebrate Pattern with FLOR and Alexandra Beckett FLOR has been busy opening stores in hip, design-oriented neighborhoods across the U.S. Now they're hitting the streets, discovering the innovative work of independent designers and their unique interpretation of patterns. They uncovered a variety of perspectives and material and before long, started seeing pattern everywhere. Join FLOR in West Hollywood to meet local interior designer, Alexandra Beckett. Learn about her work and share some sips and sweets with other pattern design enthusiasts.
FLOR | 9020 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90048
8/30: 6pm

Celebrate Pattern with FLOR and Annabel Inganni FLOR has been busy opening stores in hip, design-oriented neighborhoods across the U.S. Now they're hitting the streets, discovering the innovative work of independent designers and their unique interpretation of patterns. They uncovered a variety of perspectives and material and before long, started seeing pattern everywhere. Join FLOR in Santa Monica to meet local product designer, Annabel Inganni. Learn about her work and share some sips and sweets with other pattern design enthusiasts.
FLOR | 412 Broadway, Santa Monica, California 90401
8/30: 6pm

• Heath Ceramics Home Plate Dinnerware Exchange At the Home Plate Dinnerware Exchange customers may swap lightly used dinnerware for 25 percent off any corresponding, first-quality piece of Heath dinnerware. For example, they can bring in 10 of their own dinner plates and receive a 25% discount on 10 new Heath dinner plates; bring in 8 mugs, receive 25% off 8 new Heath mugs, and so on. Heath Ceramics will then donate the collected dinnerware to Skid Row Housing Trust, who will in turn place them within one of their community kitchens or with one of their newly housed individuals.
Heath Ceramics | 7525 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Through 8/31

• Cloud Noir Dining Table Sale Take 20% off all floor model tables.
Cloud Noir | 8044 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, California 90048
Through 9/2

• Haptor Barrett Floor Model Sale For 35 years Haptor Barrett has been the premier wholesale furniture showroom in Los Angeles, open only to professional designers and architects. For a limited time, showroom floor models are being discounted. Everything from upholstery and leather, dining room sets, bedrooms and bedding, lighting and unique accessories.
Haptor Barrett | 110 East 9th Street, Suite C999, Los Angeles, California 90079
Through 9/6

• Artspace Warehouse: Summer Skies The skies are limitless for the artists' works on display in this summer's exhibition. The exhibition showcases new works by Los Angeles artist Amber Goldhammer, Memphis artist Mark Acetelli, and Los Angeles artist Robert Lebsack, among many others.
Artspace Warehouse | 7354 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Through 9/7

• Duke & Duke Gallery Featuring Nancy Lorenz Duke & Duke presents the solo exhibition of artist Nancy Lorenz, a presentation of screens, paintings, and designs. Nancy Lorenz is known for her artisan creations which are influenced by Eastern art and translated abstract expressionism. Her use of rich materials and refined compositions create a harmonious balance.
Duke & Duke Gallery | 8527 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, California 90069
Through 9/21

California's Designing Women, 1896-1986 The Autry National Center presents California's Designing Women, 1896-1986, an unprecedented exhibition that honors forty-six women designers and includes more than 200 examples of textiles, ceramics, furniture, lighting, jewelry, clothing, and graphics. These functional and decorative objects--from Arts and Crafts to Art Deco to Mid-century Modern and beyond--exemplify California's national and international reputation for unrestrained creativity.
Autry National Center | 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, California 90027
Through 1/6/13


MIAMI

• Artemide Moving Sale Iconic lighting fixtures are up to 90% off.
Artemide | 277 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Through 9/30


NEW YORK

Celebrate Pattern with FLOR and Maj Anya FLOR has been busy opening stores in hip, design-oriented neighborhoods across the U.S. Now they're hitting the streets, discovering the innovative work of independent designers and their unique interpretation of patterns. They uncovered a variety of perspectives and material and before long, started seeing pattern everywhere. Join FLOR in SoHo to meet local artist, Maj Anya DeBear. Learn about her work and share some sips and sweets with other pattern design enthusiasts.
FLOR | 142 Wooster Street, New York, New York 10012
8/30: 6pm

• The Age of Innocence: Prisoner Escapist Photos "The Age of Innocence: Prisoner Escapist Photos," as collected and documented by artist Dave Adler is on view at The Clocktower Gallery. The exhibition consists of 16 photographs of prisoners, by prisoners, using prisoner painted backdrops that feature fantasy scenes of life outside prisons.
The Clocktower Gallery | 108 Leonard Street, 13th floor, New York, New York 10013
Through 8/31

• DecoratorsBest Design Room 5% Off Sale Shop the DecoratorsBest Design Room during the month of August and receive an additional 5% off all orders $300 or more!
DecoratorsBest Design Room | 767 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10065
Through 8/31

• Pedini NY Showroom Display Sale Shop the Pedini annual Kitchen Display Sale and save up to 50% on high quality Italian designer, award winning contemporary kitchen cabinetry.
Pedini | 40 Lispenard Street, New York, New York 10013
Through 9/3

• ABC Carpet & Home Bronx Outlet Summer Sale Just in time for fall, ABC Carpet & Home's annual Bronx Outlet Sale is here. This exciting event marks the reinvention of the Bronx location, including the introduction of many new products and the redesign of the store's interior. The sale includes up to 75% off furniture, rugs, lighting, linens, accessories and more. Theodore Alexander, Ralph Lauren and EJ Victor are all marked down by up to 50%, and Calvin Klein up to 60%.
ABC Carpet & Home Bronx Warehouse Outlet | 1055 Bronx River Avenue, Bronx, New York 10472
Through 9/8

• Tiger Lily's Home Hamptons Pop Up Tiger Lily's Greenwich is bringing their full-service design studio to the Hamptons for the summer. With 1,500-square-feet of studio space on Highway 27, Tiger Lily's Home will offer beachside sophistication with custom creative ranging from pillows and bedding to furnishings and home accents. The studio boasts signature pieces approved by mother-daughter team, Betsy and Samantha Knapp. From antique to mid-century modern, each piece of furniture has been hand-touched and refinished.
Tiger Lily's Home | 103 Hayground Road, Water Mill, New York 11976
Through 9/30


PORTLAND

• FLOR Store Grand Opening FLOR, designer and creator of 20" carpet squares for the home, invites you to celebrate the opening of their newest retail location. Join them to see their vast array of colors, textures and patterns that can be mixed and matched to create custom rugs, runners and wall-to-wall solutions.
FLOR | 718 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209
8/30: 6pm - 8pm

• Summer Sale at Woonwinkel Woonwinkel is making room for new work by their favorite designers! Take up to 50% off floor models, home accessories, and gifts.
Woonwinkel | 935 SW Washington Street, Portland, Oregon 97205
Through 8/31


SAN FRANCISCO

• Cole Gerst: Nature Designs Itself Nature Designs Itself: new paintings on paper and prints on wood by Cole Gerst. $1 will go towards The Nature Conservancy for planting trees for every wood print sold.
Rare Device | 600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, California 94117
Through 8/31

• The Great Summer Savings Event at California Carpet Save up to 75% off on select merchandise. A few sale highlights are 100% wool carpeting, colorful designer rugs, and a great selection of indoor/outdoor rugs too! Hurry in now for the best selection as quantities are limited.
California Carpet | 1197 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103
Through 9/1

• Akio Nukaga at New Heath Ceramics Showroom & Gallery After his 2009 and 2011 quickly sold-out exhibitions at Heath Ceramics Los Angeles, Japanese master potter Akio Nukaga returns to Heath, only this time in San Francisco. "Very New Work" marks the first show and celebration of the new Heath showroom and gallery in the city's Northeast Mission neighborhood.
Heath Ceramics | 550 Florida Street, San Francisco 94110
Through 9/5

• Accent European Floor Model Sale Accent European, an Italian kitchen and bath cabinet store located in downtown Walnut Creek is moving and selling all of its showroom models. Products range between 40-70% off and are from the Italian Karol, Miton and Composit lines. The cabinetry is gorgeous, modern, sleek, smart and environmentally friendly. Appliances where present, are included, as well as countertops, interior drawer accessories, and faucets. Additional coordinating modules can be ordered, also at a greatly reduced cost.
Accent European | 1571 Botelho Drive, Walnut Creek, California 94596
Through 10/1


WASHINGTON DC

Celebrate Pattern with FLOR and Annie Elliott FLOR has been busy opening stores in hip, design-oriented neighborhoods across the U.S. Now they're hitting the streets, discovering the innovative work of independent designers and their unique interpretation of patterns. They uncovered a variety of perspectives and material and before long, started seeing pattern everywhere. Join FLOR Georgetown to meet local interior designer, Annie Elliott and other members of bossy color. Learn about their work and share some sips and sweets with other pattern design enthusiasts.
FLOR | 1037 33rd Street, Washington, DC 20007
8/30: 6pm

Washington Design Center Dream Home The Washington Design Center is throwing open the doors to the 2012 DreamHome themed Design Craft. Celebrating the next generation of design in Washington, D.C., eight emerging interior designers have been selected to create rooms inspired by the works featured in the exhibition "40 Under 40: Craft Futures," opening this summer at the Renwick Gallery.
Washington Design Center | 300 D Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Through 11/30


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Images: Clockwise from top left: Unison, West Elm, Hastens, Kelly Weime

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