The Weekend Guide: June 17, 2011
Jason Loper
Jun 17, 2011
Clockwise: Green Tea Design, Supernature, Home Anthology, Wonk NYC
This week's sales and events list is chock full of activities to keep you entertained this weekend and throughout next week. There are garden tours and art openings and some big sales, too. Check it out, pass it on and send us your sale or event.

NATIONAL & ONLINE

TASCHEN Warehouse Sale Thousands of slightly damaged and display copies from TASCHEN on sale at bargain basement prices, 50-75% off.
All Stores Worldwide
6/17 - 6/19

Ligne Roset Cabinetry Sale Get your orders in! All new orders of our bookcases, TV units, sideboards, dining and occasional tables are 20% off.
All locations.
Through 6/19

• Wexel Art Father's Day Sale Save $20 on the Big Wexel Frames.
Online
Through 6/19

• Moosylvania Art for Joplin Moosylvania, a marketing and design firm, has created limited edition, screenprint posters to benefit rebuilding Joplin, Missouri. 100% of proceeds from the $25 prints benefit the local United Way's Small Business Fund, a project created especially to help in the economic reconstruction of Joplin.
Online
Through 6/20

• Studio North Design Summer Sale Come celebrate the launch of the newest member of our Block and Board Shelving Collection, the Stuff Block, and save 30% on all Block and Board Shelving pieces.
Online
Through 6/24

• Lightology Norwell Sale 10% off all Norwell Lighting, including bath bars, bathroom wall sconces, outdoor lighting and wall sconces.
Online
Through 6/30

The Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program The Open Days Program offers hundreds of opportunities to learn and exchange gardening ideas – or to simply explore and enjoy magnificent gardens not normally open to the public. The 2011 Open Days season extends into early November and includes more than 300 private gardens in seventeen states, from southern California to the coastline of Rhode Island. Check the site to find a tour near you.
Online
Through 11/5


BALTIMORE

• Home Anthology's Summer Sale Save 10-50% throughout Home Anthology's 5,000 square foot mid century modern warehouse. We carry classics from Knoll and Herman Miller as well as vintage teak and rosewood pieces direct from Denmark.
Home Anthology | 91 Mellor Avenue, Catonsville, Maryland 21228
Through 6/26


BOSTON & NEW ENGLAND

Circle Furniture Comfort Plus Promo Choose a free recliner accessory with the purchase of any Stressless recliner and ottoman. Plus, save $300 on the Stressless Sunrise in select color.
All Circle Furniture locations
Through 7/5


CHICAGO

• Sawbridge Studios Summer Celebration Sawbridge Studios gets a jump on Summer Solstice with a Summer Celebration at their expanded 4,000-square-foot Winnetka location, complete with a chef demo, appetizer, dessert and wine tastings, plus the latest summer entertaining accessories and last-minute Fathers Day gift ideas. Headquartered in a converted 1880s livery stable, Sawbridge Studios carries the works of over 80 individual, one-of-a-kind artisans and craftsmen from around the country, and has become the largest retail sources in the U.S. for handcrafted, American-made home furnishings and accessories.
Sawbridge Studios | 1015 Tower Court, Winnetka, Illinois 60093
6/18: 1pm - 3pm

BackGarage/Cushion Warehouse Sale Local vintage curators Cushion Chicago and BackGarage are holding an inventory reduction sale and open house in their new warehouse. Enjoy beer and wine while shopping for vintage furniture and accessories discounted by 30-50%.
Backgarage/Cushion Chicago | 3039 West Carroll, 2nd floor, Chicago, Illinois 60612
6/19: 2pm - 6pm

Odegard Rug Sale Up to 70% off hand knotted rugs, furniture and accessories. Odegard quality hand knotted and crossed carpets are made from lanolin rich Himalayan wool. All Odegard products are made completely by hand using sustainable raw materials and human resources.
Odegard Rugs | 2831 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Through 6/19: 10am - 6pm


LOS ANGELES

Palihouse Garage Sale You want thingamabobs? They've got twenty! Garage Sale gems include sofas, tables, light shades, chairs, drawers, bed heads, Moroccan lamps, hammocks, cushions galore and many other fabulous finds from the Palihouse archives! DJ Deparcher will be spinning throughout the event so stop by and browse our treasures while enjoying a coffee from the Espresso Bar.
Palihouse | 8465 Holloway Drive, West Hollywood, California, 90069
6/18: 9am - 1pm

Dwell on Design Home Tours This self-drive tour through Los Angeles' West Side is a 'Surf and Turf' tour from Baldwin Hills to Venice Beach. Join us as we explore six modern homes in the hills and down towards the sea breeze. Self-drive or carpooling means you can set your own pace - perfect for a sunny Saturday.
TICKETS
6/18: 10am - 4pm

Santa Monica Auctions Annual live public art auction at Bergamot Station Arts Center. Modern and contemporary paintings, photography, sculptures, drawings, multiples and prints.
Santa Monica Auctions at Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Avenue, D5, Santa Monica, California 90404
6:18: 6pm
6/19: 1pm

• Annual Storewide Clearance Sale It's time for the annual storewide clearance sale at Grace Home Furnishings. All floor merchandise and warehouse inventory will be discounted up to 75% to make room for the new fall inventory.
Grace Home Furnishings | 11632 Barrington Court, Los Angeles, California 90049
Through 7/2

COME IN! 2: Surf.Skate.Bike. A+D Museum presents the 2011 installation of COME IN! The hottest of Los Angeles' young design talent take over the museum's galleries, offices, storage closets and bathrooms. COME IN! fuses this year with the L.A. themes of Surf, Skate and Bike. A pop-up shop will sell limited edition works created by the exhibit's designers.
Architecture and Design Museum | 6032 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Through 7/24

Artspace Warehouse/CITY and SOCIETY Show Artist reception for new show CITY and SOCIETY, featuring European and US artists. Museum quality affordable art by Edith Konrad, Barbara Kolo, Brad Reyes, Clara Berta, Marco Pittori, Ashleigh Sumner. New works by LA artists Lucinda Luvaas, Hilary Bond, Ashleigh Sumner, Judy Zimbert, Courtney Raney plus new artworks from our European artists.
Artspace Warehouse | 7354 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Through 7/31


NEW YORK

Opening Reception for Super Nature Super Nature is a fine art exhibition featuring Melinda Hackett, Meghan Boody and Kathryn Lynch in a collection curated by Carole Reed, a Southampton-based independent curator and interior designer. The three artists are connected through their friendship, their residences in the Hamptons and New York City and most importantly, the nature-based art they create. The Super Nature exhibition will extend beyond the gallery, bringing together a kindred group of women who share a long history of friendship and success in the worlds of fine art, food and fashion. Downtown New York City residents Lynch, Hackett and Boody have been friends for almost 30 years and each have homes on the East End; in Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold, respectively. The juxtaposition of a fast-paced city life and an unhurried beach town existence comes through in not only their work, but also their professional and personal relationships.
4 N Main Gallery | 4 North Main Street, Southampton, New York 11968
6/18: 6pm - 8pm

Tilonia Trunk Show Handcrafted home textiles, home decor and women's accessories produced by rural artisans of India.
Wave Hill | West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, New York 10471
6/19: 12pm - 5pm

• Donald Judd Exhibition David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Donald Judd drawn from the artist's seminal 1989 exhibition held at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany. Spanning both of the gallery's viewing spaces, the works on view will be re-installed in accordance to the artist's original intentions, and the exhibition will comprise a focused investigation of the key concerns within Judd's body of work.
David Zwirner | 525 West 19th Street, New York, New York 10011
Through 6/25

Stephen Burks: Man Made Stephen Burks: Man Made is The Studio Museum's first-ever industrial design exhibition and Stephen's first solo show in New York City, and features a unique project that furthers the industrial designer's ongoing exploration of the global economy of artisanal craft.
The Studio Museum | 144 West 125th Street, New York, New York 10027
Through 6/26

• Wonk Moving Sale Wonk will be moving from its current location in Williamsburg to Clinton Hill. Leases come and go and unfortunately we were unable to renew our lease, but we did find the perfect spot in Clinton hill and are excited to set up shop. In the meantime, we are having a killer moving sale, with 15-35% off all floor models, and 10% off all standard furniture orders so stop by and grab a floor model before it's gone!
Wonk NYC | 160-A North 4th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11211
Through 6/30

Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) This first major museum survey of the work of illustrator, author and designer Maira Kalman features a selection spanning thirty years of 100 original paintings, drawings, and sketches shown along with the many ways Kalman's work has entered contemporary culture - in books and magazines, and on commercial products, from clothing to watches. Less widely seen works in photography, embroidery, textiles, and performance are also included. Kalman illuminates contemporary life with a profound sense of joy and unique sense of humor. As a context for this survey, Kalman has created a special installation to reveal some source material she has gathered as collector, walker, traveler, reader and maker of lists. Furnished with chairs, ladders and "many tables of many things," this installation offers a view of how she sees the world, both in and outside the studio.
The Jewish Museum | 1109 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10128
Through 7/31

Thinking Outside the Box: European Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases Featuring 100 works selected from the Museum's Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10028
Through Summer 2011


PHILADELPHIA

Human Failure - Illustrations by artist Michael Hsiung Hairy drunken Siamese twins, mystical beasts and mustaches ... they're all present in the very creative work of Michael C. Hsiung. Of Chinese-American descent, Michael is known for his black-and-white ink drawings depicting oddly realistic tales from a time long past. His art features imaginary characters and fantastical creatures; protagonists include mermen in precarious and questionable situations, Victorian athletes and fancy men with dead prey, or imaginary and real animals struggling with their environment.
The Slingluff Gallery, 11 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Through 6/25


SAN ANTONIO

George Nelson Exhibit Next time you settle down in your family room, remember to thank George Nelson. When Nelson coauthored the book Tomorrow's House in 1945, he described both the now familiar family gathering spot, and the "storagewall," solving specific design challenges for a more informal way of living. George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher celebrates this iconic American designer whose ideas yielded numerous classics in American furniture and interior design. Organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, this first comprehensive retrospective of Nelson's work incorporates over 120 three dimensional objects, including benches, cabinets, chairs, clocks, desks, and lamps, as well as historical drawings, photographs, architectural models, and films.
McNay Art Museum | 6000 North New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas 78209
Through 9/11


SAN FRANCISCO & BAY AREA

• Dandelion Spring Warehouse Sale Spring warehouse sale with 50% off all sale items.
Dandelion | 1300 22nd Street, San Franscisco, California 94107
6/16 - 6/18: 10am - 5pm


TORONTO

Greentea Design's Steps and Storage Sale 20% off on all step chests and bookshelves.
Greentea Design | 388 Carlaw Avenue, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4M 2T4
Through 7/11


WASHINGTON DC

Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s @ NBM Between 1933 and 1940, during the bleak years of the Great Depression, tens of millions of visitors flocked to world's fairs in six American cities: Chicago, San Diego, Dallas, Cleveland, San Francisco, and New York. The National Building Museum's upcoming exhibition Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s explores how fair designers and planners employed innovative architecture, urban planning, and industrial design as vehicles for promoting a more hopeful vision for the future.
National Building Museum | 401 F Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Through 7/10

Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran Join the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design for FREE Summer Saturdays – back by popular demand! This summer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend, enjoy free admission to the Gallery, including special exhibitions Chris Martin: Painting Big and Washington Color and Light. Enjoy special programs, Gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances for all ages.
Corcoran Gallery of Art | 500 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20006
Through 9/3

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