The Weekend Guide: July 6, 2012

National, Local & Online Sales and Events Calendar

Surviving the nation's heat wave has been like a second job so we're looking forward to unwinding this weekend. What better way to take our minds off the heat than a little shopping? We're seeing lots of summer sales this week, both online and locally. Check all them all out in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and send us your own sale or event.
Shown, clockwise from top left: My Urban Child's Semi Annual Sale, Kartell Semi Annual Sale, Bauer Pottery Showroom Sale, MoMA Design Store Sale

NATIONAL & ONLINE

• Vermont Woods Studio 4th of July Sale It's Vermont Woods' biggest sales event of the summer, with 7 days of big savings store wide. Plus receive free shipping!
Online
Through 7/7

• Modani Furniture Fourth of July Sale Modani helps summer sizzle with Fourth of July sale on select items in all five locations. Add some more sizzle to your celebration with up to 40 percent off on some of Modani Furniture's hottest summer accessories and lighting.
Online and in stores
Thoguh 7/8

• Green Depot Sustainable Summer Sale Save 20% off all online order over $100.
Online
Through 7/8

• Lumens 4th of July Sale Save up to 60% on lighting, fans and accessories including many made in the USA brands like Cerno, Justice Design Group, and Tech Lighting, plus free gifts with purchase too.
Online
Through 7/9

• McGuire Furniture Outdoor Clearance Sale Take an additional 10% off all outdoor clearance items.
Online
Through 7/9

• Lekker Home Blomus Über Sales Event Lekker Home will be offering all Blomus German design products for the home and garden at 20% off retail prices. This is the lowest price allowable in the US and will only be offered for one week.
Online
Through 7/9

• Greentea Design's Condo Furniture Sale Save up to 20% on beautiful pieces for small spaces.
Online
Through 7/16

• Twine Closing Sale Twine is closing! Everything is 30% off.
Online
Through 7/26

• 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


BEREA, KENTUCKY

Berea Festival of Learnshops Get some real DIY skills at the Kentucky Arts & Craft Capital in Berea, Kentucky. After all, art is not a spectator sport. Learn to blow glass into ornaments, fold metal into one-of-a-kind jewelry, make a peyote stitch, carve a wooden bowl, learn to play the claw hammer or dulcimer and all in a weekend. In between classes, go for a hike at the Indian Fort Theatre or the Pinnacles, just minutes outside the City of Berea.
Berea Festival of Learnshops | 3 Artist Circle, Berea, Kentucky 40403
7/13 - 7/29


BOSTON

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

• 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

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

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
7/15: 9am - 4pm
8/19: 9am - 4pm
9/16: 9am - 4pm
10/21: 9am - 4pm


LOS ANGELES

Bauer Pottery Showroom Sale Eight times a year, the Bauer Pottery Company Showroom opens its doors to host a sale. Bauer enthusiasts look forward to the event when Bauer offers factory seconds, samples and current stock starting at 30% off.
Bauer Pottery | 3051 Rosslyn Street, Los Angeles, California 90065
7/7 - 7/8

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

Salvage Secrets Book Signing W. W. Norton and Build It Green! NYC - Gowanus invite you to meet Joanne Palmisano, author of the internationally-acclaimed book Salvage Secrets: Transforming Reclaimed Materials into Design Concepts. Joanne will give a tour of the facility, addressing the wide variety of home interior and DIY possibilities that are featured in her book. As an added bonus, the store will be open for guests to browse the extensive salvage department. After hearing all of Joanne's ideas, guests will be full of ideas for their own salvage design project!
Build It Green | 69 9th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215
7/10: 6pm - 9pm

• Jennifer Post Book Signing at Ligne Roset Ligne Roset is proud to host Jennifer Post as she introduces and signs her new book, Pure Space. Post's first book reflects her philosophy as a designer, transforming living environments into elegantly edited spaces, using clean lines, white surfaces that reflect natural light and open areas to create pure spaces in any home. RSVP
Ligne Roset SoHo | 155 Wooster St., New York, New York 10012
7/11: 6pm - 8pm

• MoMA Design Store Summer Sale The MoMA Design Store is having a summer sale on select items throughout their New York stores and online. Save up to 50% on selected tabletop, desk and personal accessories, home furnishings, books and stationary.
Moma Design Store | 81 Spring Street, New York, New York 10012
Through 7/14

• Las Venus New York Summer Sale Entire inventory no less then 15% off at all 3 New York locations.
Las Venus | 163 Ludlow Street, New York, New York 10002
Through 7/15

• ABC Carpet & Home Summer Sale Everything will be on sale at all store locations, including furniture, rugs, lighting, linens, accessories and more, reduced up to 60% off their original prices. In addition, select items from the Conran Shop, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Timothy Oulton, Barbara Barry, Frette, Pratesi, Theodore Alexander, and Gary Graham have been marked down exclusively for this special event.
All ABC Carpet & Home Locations
Through 7/15

• 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
Opening Reception: 7/6
Exhibit: 7/12 - 8/19

• 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
7/5 - 7/28

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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


PHILADELPHIA

• NoLibs First Friday This weekend, the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia will host its monthly city-wide First Friday festival. Northern Liberties is quickly becoming the Greenwich Village of Philadelphia, offering locals and tourists alike a large variety of shopping, dining and nightlife options. With the recent gentrification of the area, including the Piazza at Schmidt's, gorgeous new homes, and a plethora of galleries and shops, "NoLibs" is definitely the place to be.
NoLibs First Friday | 421 Fairmount Avenue ,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
7/6


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
Opening: 7/6
Exhibit: Through 8/6


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
7/14: Victorian
7/21: Arts & Crafts
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: My Urban Child's Semi Annual Sale, Kartell Semi Annual Sale, Bauer Pottery Showroom Sale, MoMA Design Store Sale

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