The Weekend Guide: July 27, 2012

National, Local & Online Sales and Events Calendar

This last weekend of July marks the beginning of the home stretch of summer. Before you know it we'll be pulling out the blankets and settling in for hibernation again. Now is a great time to shop the summer sales and prep your home. Check out all the sales in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and send us your own sale or event.
Shown, clockwise from top left: Gracious Home 10 Day Renovation Sale, iittala Summer Sale, Renegade Craft Fair Los Angeles, Lekker Home Sidewalk Sale

NATIONAL & ONLINE

Marimekko Summer Sale at FinnStyle 150+ of your Marimekko favorites are on sale. Fabric, bedding, clothing, home accents, bags and more.
Online
Through 7/29

• Jayson Home Floor Model & More Sale This twice yearly sale offers as much as 50% off a large selection of sofa, chairs, tables, lighting, accessories vintage items and more. Get brand new back stock pieces at floor model prices.
Online
Through 7/30

• MoMA Design Store Sale Save up to 50% at this art, architecture and design book sale.
Online
Through 7/31

• AllModern Kartell Sale Save 20% on all Kartell products.
Online
Through 7/31

Fawn & Forest Nurseryworks Sale Nurseryworks Loom Nursery Bundle on sale at 50% off. The Bundle includes a Nurseryworks Loom Crib, 3 Wide Dresser, crib mattress & changing pad.
Online
Through 7/31

• Alessi's 'It's a Steel' Promotion Alessi is offering a special promotion of 20% off select stainless steel products.
Online
Through 7/31

• Baker Furniture Curtain Call Floor Sample Sale Save 60% or more on select floor models, with additional savings throughout the sale.
In stores
Through 7/31

• My Urban Child's Semi-Annual Nursery and Toddler Room Set Sale At My Urban Child's Semi Annual Sale, save 10%-20% off all toddler bedroom and nursery furniture Sets.
Online
Through 8/5

• iittala Summer Sale 20% off all iittala, including glassware, dinnerware, kitchen, home accents and more.
Online
Through 8/6

• Gus Modern Summer Upholstery Sale Gus Modern is offering 20% off sectionals, sofas, chairs and ottomans. All upholstered seating is manufactured with 100% FSC-Certified wood, in support of responsible forest management.
Online
Through 8/19

• 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

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

• 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


BOSTON

• Lekker Home Sidewalk Sale Lekker Home is cleaning out their warehouse so it's time for their infamous Sidewalk Sale. Receive ridiculous discounts of 50% to 90% off on great design products including furniture, lighting, tabletop, bed + bath, kitchen and home d├ęcor accessories.
Lekker Home | 1317 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118
7/28: 10am - 6pm
7/29: 11am - 5pm

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

• Epic Prop Stylist and Interior Designer's Moving Sale After traveling and collecting for over 14 years, a former head stylist and set designer at Playboy Magazine is selling off amazing pieces. Collectors trunks, great artwork, nice furniture pieces, East Lake settee and chair, artistic artifacts, antique mirrors, bolts of designer fabric, rolls of unopened wallpaper, art canvases, red velvet curtains salvaged from the Fine Arts Theatre, glass pieces perfect for entertaining, antique jars and silver trays, jewelry, hookah, tables, banjo, 4'x8' chalkboard sections, mannequins, metal outdoor table set with chairs, lighting, vintage dress items, bike, vintage rolling rack, antique mirrors, and lots of craft items from my styling kit, 10' ladder etc.
Brynne | 833 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60642
7/28: 9am

• Underdogs at Black Cloud Gallery For centuries, people have looked at art from the same side without wondering what is on the back of the canvas. Without being allowed to touch the art, many people will never have the chance to see for themselves...until now. This month The Black Cloud Gallery in Pilsen is giving people an up-close-and-personal look behind the art, while proudly welcoming artist Eric Stefanski to exhibit his original Underdogs series.
Black Cloud Gallery | 1909 South Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60608
Exhibit: Through 7/31

• Jayson Home Floor Model & More Sale This twice yearly sale offers as much as 50% off a large selection of sofa, chairs, tables, lighting, accessories vintage items and more. Get brand new back stock pieces at floor model prices.
Jayson Home | 1885 North Clybourn, Chicago, Illinois 60614
Through 7/30

• WPA Chicago Alessi Sale During the entire month of July all Alessi collection products at WPA Chicago are 20% off.
WPA | 314 West Superior Street, Suite 110, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Through 7/31

Metrospective: Three Decades of Music Through Art Fans of graphic design and music will want to check out this retrospective. In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Metro has partnered with the Chicago Loop Alliance as a featured gallery of the Pop-Up Art Loop summer series. The folks at Metro have opened the vault of posters, photos and archival treasures spanning the last 30 years.
Inland Steel Building | 77 South Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Through 8/3

Objects in Space An exhibit of furniture designers in Chicago, where a living room and dining room are staged with all furniture, accessories and artwork produced in Chicago.
Eve Fineman Furniture & Accessories | 1530 W. Superior, Chicago, Illinois 60642
Through 8/3

• 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
Opening Reception: 7/13: 5pm - 8pm
Exhibit: Through 9/1

• 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
8/19: 9am - 4pm
9/16: 9am - 4pm
10/21: 9am - 4pm


LOS ANGELES

4th Annual Renegade Craft Fair The Renegade Craft Fair returns for its 4th Annual Fair in Los Angeles, held outdoors at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. Expect to find a wide variety of incredible handmade goods at the Fair - ranging from jewelry, clothing, ceramics and stationery, to bath products, posters, housewares, DIY kits, and more.
Los Angeles State Historic Park | 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, California 90012
7/28 - 7/29: 11am - 7pm

Layered Works Opening Reception New art exhibition Layered Works is opening at Artspace Warehouse. The artists' works on display in this nicely balanced, cohesive exhibition embrace the layering of images and materials in artworks. The exhibition focuses on the complexity and synthesis of layered works by artists Hilary Bond, Kati Elm, Paul Kirley and Raul de la Torre.
Artspace Warehouse | 7354 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Through 7/31

• 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


NEW YORK

• LOOC Art Pop-Up Gallery LOOC ART, a new art venture, announces its first exhibition, which features six New York-based contemporary painters, sculptors and mixed media artists. The pop-up gallery will feature works from Angie Drakopoulos, Caio Fonseca, Ann Marie Heal, Daniel Hill, Elizabeth Schoettle and Tomas Vu.
LOOC Art Pop-Up Gallery | 85 Jobs Lane, Southampton, New York 11968
Through 7/28

Design Within Reach Warehouse Sale Take an additional 25% off already drastically reduced prices on overstocked, returned and scratch-and-dent furniture. Prices are up to 75% off original retail.
DWR Warehouse | 55 Hartz Way, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
7/28 - 7/29: 10am - 6pm

• Design Spree Summer Clearance Event 30-75% off everything in store. Unique and eclectic home furnishings from premium manufacturers like Theodore Alexander, Henredon, Century, Maitland-Smith, and more! 60,000 square foot warehouses with all inventory on the floor, available to take home immediately.
Design Spree | 29 West Essex Street, Maywood, New Jersey 07607
Design Spree | 4 Litho Road, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648
Through 7/29

• New Work by Cecile Brunswick at Art Southampton Check out Cecile Brunswick's newest colorful paintings, being featured by Dorian Grey Gallery at Art Southampton. The show also features a carefully selected group of 50 leading international art galleries, with a strong focus on primary artists and select secondary market works.
Art Southampton | 605 County Road 39 , Southampton, New York 11968
Through 7/30

• Kartell Semi Annual Sale Kartell is preparing for their upcoming semi-annual sale, scheduled to take place throughout the month of July. All Kartell designs storewide will be discounted 20%, including favorites such as the Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck, the Audrey chair by Piero Lissoni, Moschino BowWow ballet flats and more.
Kartell Soho | 39 Greene Street, New York, New York 10013
Through 7/31

20th Century American Art Glass A special selling exhibition featuring the historically important and sumptuously colored mid-century blown glass decorative objects produced by the Blenko Glass Company. Encompassing the work of designers Winslow Anderson (1947-53), Wayne Husted (1953-63), Joel Philip Myers (1964-71) and John Nickerson (1971-74).
Cassina SoHo | 151 Wooster Street, New York, New York 10012
Through 8/1

• David Zwirner Pop-Up Bookstore Special offers on signed artist catalogues and monographs, DVDs, posters, postcards, and more. Limited edition Marcel Dzama tote bags from Border Crossings for sale and the new publication, 112 Greene Street: The Early Years (1970-1974).
David Swirner Pop-up Bookstore | 533 West 19th Street, New York, New York 10011
Through 8/3

Gracious Home 10 Day Renovation Sale The Gracious Home 10 Day Renovation Sale is offering savings up to 75% off the original price on select items throughout all stores. For a limited time, save 20-75% off featured designers including Missoni Home, Sferra, Wusthof, Henckels, Bodum, LeCreuset, Cuisinart, Bonaire, and DeLonghi.
All Gracious Home New York Locations
Through 8/3

• Abigail Ahern's Master Class A-List Contemporary Designer, style maven and author Abigail Ahern is bringing her Design School International to New York for the first time. With a twist from the norm, Ahern will share inside knowledge, decorating secrets, tips and tricks of the trade that will enable attendees to create seductively stylish spaces overflowing with personality. REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Ace Hotel | 20 West 29th Street, New York, New York 10001
8/4

Rico Moving Sale Check out this storewide moving sale.
Rico | 384 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217
Through 8/12

• Cite Summer Sale Cite is having a sale with 30% to 70% off the entire store including furniture, accents and lighting..
Cite | 131 Greene Street, New York, New York 10012
Through 8/12

• Going Green II at Crossing Art Gallery Going Green II is an annual exhibition that supports not only an eco-friendly environment but raises issues about the current trends and future fate of urban landscapes.
Crossing Art Queens | 136-17 39th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11354
Through 8/14

• Tide Study at Charles Bank Gallery Charles Bank Gallery is pleased to present Tide Study, a new photography exhibition by Ryan James MacFarland. In MacFarland's newest body of work, the artist shows a concern for the seemingly intangible and transitory qualities of landscape.Through these photographs, MacFarland has attempted to interpret and reconcile his own experiences of nature and, consequently, of life.
Charles Bank Gallery | 196 Bowery, New York, New York 10012
Exhibit: Through 8/19

• 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

• 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

• 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


PHILADELPHIA

NoLibs Christmas in July NoLibs Friday presents Northern Liberties 1st Annual Christmas in July, taking place at shops and restaurants of
Northern Liberties and featuring sales up to 75% off.
Northern Liberties Neighborhood | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Through 7/29


PORTLAND

• 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

Wheatpaste Art Collective at D-Structure Together with D-Structure, Wheatpaste Art Collective will present a collection of stickable posters and canvas wall art.
D-Structure | 520 Haight Street, San Francisco, California 94117
Through 8/6

• 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

Architecture 101 Architecture 101 explores significant periods in architectural history, serving as a refresher course for the professional or student or providing the novice with a chance to learn more about the world of architecture. The lectures explore the physical characteristics of each movement and how each reflects the culture, politics, and technical innovations of its time.
National Building Museum | 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
7/28: Mid-Century Modern

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: Gracious Home 10 Day Renovation Sale, iittala Summer Sale, Renegade Craft Fair Los Angeles, Lekker Home Sidewalk Sale

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