The Weekend Guide: May 6, 2011
Jason Loper
May 6, 2011
Graham & Brown, Gus* Modern, Marimekko and Vitsoe

Making plans for the weekend? How about choosing some wonderful wallpaper at 25% off, setting yourself up with a new dining table at a discount, visiting a brand new Marimekko shop or diving into the history of a sixties era shelving classic? And that's just the beginning! Check it out, pass it on and send us your sale or event.

NATIONAL & ONLINE

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Sale During the special order plus event save 20% on special order upholstery. Seclect from 450+ frame and 300+ fabrics and leathers (or use your own). Plus, save 20% on all tables/storage, rugs, lighting & accessories.
In stores
Through 5/8

• Graham & Brown Spring Wallpaper Sale Take 25% off sitewide, saving on wallpaper, wall art, and paint.
Online
Through 5/9

• Sylvester & Co Spring Sale Save 20% off all Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams orders.
Online
Through 5/9

• Shade Store Drapery Sale Save 10% on all custom drapery styles, with decorative hardware available. All orders ship within 10 days.
Online
Through 5/12

• Studio North Design Sale Spring is in the air! Studio North Design celebrates with 25% off all home accessories.
Online
Through 5/13

Clever Tomato's Ayers Promotion Package With every purchase of the Ayres Twin bed, trundle, nightstand and guard rails, receive a savings of $291.00. This offer is available in three finishes: birch, ebony and white.
Online
Through 5/15

The "That's So Potted" Contest Show off your favorite container planting and you could win a $500 Shopping Spree at Potted. If you shop at Potted, you know how much they love to plant containers. They thought it would be cool to see what you all came up with so they are holding their first contest ever. Open to anyone in the Continental US.
Online
Through 5/26

• Lightology Leucos Sale 30% off entire Leucos line of pendants, chandeliers, floor and table lamps, wall sconces and more!
Online
Through 5/31

• Dine with Gus* Sale 20% off all Gus* Modern dining tables and chairs, stools, benches, storage, and accessories.
Online and in stores

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


BOSTON & NEW ENGLAND

Ceramics Program Spring Show & Sale The Ceramics Program of the Office for the Arts at Harvard announces its annual Spring Show and Sale. Come see more than sixty potters and sculptors present an extraordinary selection of hand-made work ranging from masterpieces to treasured bargains. Long recognized as featuring the best and most varied selection of contemporary ceramics in the Northeast, this popular exhibition attracts several thousand visitors. Free wine cups made by the exhibitors will be available on a first-come, first-served basis during the afternoon - evening opening.
The Office for the Arts | 219 Western Avenue, Allston, Massachusetts 02134
5/5: 3pm - 8pm
5/6 - 5/8: 10am - 7pm

John Brooks: A Collaboration with Nature An exhibition of forty works by the nationally recognized New Hampshire sculptor and furniture maker.
Currier Museum of Art | 150 Ash Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 03104
Through 6/12


CHICAGO

The Marimekko Pop Up Shop Celebrating their 35+ year relationship with the Finnish textile designer, Crate and Barrel is launching a Marimekko pop up shop. The shop will feature furniture, pillows, kitchwares, and accessories.
Crate and Barrel | 850 West North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60614
Starts 5/5

Merchandise Mart Outdoor Furniture Sample Sale The Merchandise Mart is opening its doors to the public and designers for the three-day Outdoor Furniture Sample Sale filled with outdoor home furnishings and accessories at up to 75% off. Find samples of outdoor dining sets, seating groups, lounge chairs, accessories and more. Plus, work with many showrooms to place custom orders at a reduced price through the Designer On Call program. With summer quickly approaching, take advantage of this extraordinary shopping experience featuring quality outdoor furnishings and accessories to enhance your outdoor living space!
The Merchandise Mart | 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60654
5/12 - 5/14

The Vintage Bazaar The Vintage Bazaar returns for another year of shopping fun. This pop-up, curated urban flea market features modern vintage home decor, furniture, clothing and accessories from 50 Midwestern dealers. Plus, enjoy DJ entertainment by the Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP) and concessions by Bleeding Heart Bakery and Goose Island Catering.
The Vintage Bazaar | 2229 South Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608
5/14: 12pm - 6pm

• Casting for New Kitchen Makeover Show Flesh-colored countertops, outdated cabinets, dingy, cracking flooring. If that's your kitchen, you may just be the perfect candidate for a new kitchen makeover television program from Emmy-winning production company Magnetic Productions, the team behind shows such as the Travel Channel's "Relic Hunter" and "BATHtastic!" on the DIY Network. Producers are looking for "fun, outgoing, enthusiastic homeowners" who want to have their kitchen remodeled for free on the show. INFORMATION
Through 5/31


LOS ANGELES

AltBuild Expo & Conference See over 150 hand-picked exhibitors featuring the world's best in green building and design materials; energy efficiency techniques and technologies; alternative energy; water conservation and management; environmental plumbing; municipal and state agencies, and non-profit organizations. The event also features more than 40 speakers in all sustainable and alternative building practices.
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium | 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90401
5/6 - 5/7

Venice Garden and Home Tour The tour is a showcase of how architects, landscape designers, and homeowners have crafted gardens and homes to make lovely living oases.This annual self-guided walking tour will feature 30 gardens and homes in the charming, secluded Walk Streets neighborhood and streets south of Venice Boulevard. TICKETS
Las Doradas Children's Center | 804 Broadway, Venice, California 90291
5/7: 10am - 5pm

Mother's Day Events at Paper or Plastik Cafe The Anyash Design & Gift Shop aims to be an extension of the artistic hub that is Paper or Plastik Café and the adjacent performance & events space, Mimoda Studio. In recognition of mothers everywhere, the gift shop will host a week-long celebration of Mother's Day. Join us for Prosecco & Dessert with our jewelry collector & resident Mom, Anya Michelson. Learn to make living plant terrariums that add tremendous life to any room. Make one as a gift to mom or take your creation home with you.
Paper or Platik Cafe | 5772 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90019
5/2 - 58

Gardening on the Wild Side Learn how to create a habitat garden at home with Glen Ivy's Director of Landscapes & Sustainability Patrick Mitchell. Whether you live in an apartment with a balcony or on the edge of the wilderness, there are easy steps you can take to attracts birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your private wilderness retreat.
Glen Ivy Hot Springs | 25000 Glen Ivy Road, Corona, California 92883
5/9: 11am

• Mortise & Tenon Floor Model Sale Giant floor model sale to make room for the new summer collections. Save 15% to 50% on handcrafted furniture.
Mortise & Tenon | 446 South La Brea, Los Angeles, California 90036
Through 5/31


MILWAUKEE

Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century Experience over 150 objects designed by "America's greatest architect," Frank Lloyd Wright. Featuring thirty-three never-before-shown drawings by the Wisconsin legend, as well as rare home movies, see the man you thought you knew in a whole new light.
Milwaukee Art Museum | 700 North Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Through 5/15


NEW YORK

The Third Annual Spring Handmade Cavalcade Lovers of all things local and handmade are in for a treat on when the local Etsy Group, The {NewNew}, brings its third annual Spring Handmade Cavalcade to the posh gaming parlor Slate in the Flatiron District. Shoppers will be able to browse handmade clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath and body treasures, toys, housewares and more from some of the most innovative and creative local artisans and crafters working today.
Slate | 54 West 21st Street, New York, New York 10010
5/7: 10am - 5pm

Spring Cleaning Furniture Show Art Since the Summer of '69 presents Spring Cleaning, a project built around Adam Shopkorn's paper recycling plexi cube tables. Shopkorn's tables are plexi box cubes filled with shredded paper material in different colors and patterns; we invite visitors to bring in their own recyclable paper to be shredded in the space by Shopkorn and his assistants during the duration of the show.
Art Since the Summer of '69 | 195 Chrystie Street #303, New York, New York 10002
Through 5/8

• Michael Hennessy Home Anniversary Sale In celebration of one year in business, Michael Hennessy Home is offering 20-40% off floor model furniture. Select art and design accents will also be marked down during this special celebration sale. Many solid wood, one-of-a-kind floor model dining tables, desks, chairs, and consoles are significantly reduced. Select pillows, art, vases, decorative items and jewelry are also marked down for major savings.
Michael Hennessy Home | 207 West 18th St., New York, NY 10011
Through 5/15

• Jensen-Lewis Spring Clearance Event Jensen-Lewis is heavily discounting new and old stock and floor model samples to allow space for the introduction of new collections. Products from American Leather, Gamma, Incanto, Calligaris, Natuzzi Italy, Creative Elegance, Jesse and more will be on display and priced to move between 30 and 70% off. Over 50 pieces will be available at a deep discount for this limited time clearance event at the 7th Avenue location.
Jensen-Lewis | 89 7th Avenue, New York, New York 10011
Through 5/16

Kips Bay Decorator Show House The most high profile renovation project in the country will take up residence in an Upper East Side mansion. The striking, neo-Federalist style residence was once owned by John Hay "Jock" Whitney and boasts unique historic details acquired during his travels abroad. Each of the 16 rooms in the four-story, 10,000-square-foot mansion will delight design enthusiasts and anyone looking for decorating inspiration. TICKETS
Whitney Residence | 163 East 63rd Street, New York, New York 10065
Through 5/26

Vitsoe Exhibition: 60's 606 is 50 Designed back in 1960 by a 28-year-old Dieter Rams, the 606 Universal Shelving System has achieved an important milestone: 50 years of continuous production by Vitsoe. In celebration, the NY Vitsoe Shop will have a month long exhibition on display called "60's 606 is 50". The exhibition includes rare examples of the shelving system and how it has evolved over time. These piece are juxtaposed with the shelving system of today to show differences of detail but also that it is very much the same species.
Vitsoe Shop | 33 Bond Street, New York, New York 10012
5/2 - 5/28

• Kalatay Closing Clearance In celebration of the retirement of Mirza A. Kalaty, Kalaty Rug Corp. will open its private showroom to the public for the first time. You'll find savings between 50% and 75% off original prices of the company's vast collection of the finest quality Oriental rugs.
Kalatay | 443 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016
Through 6/1

• 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

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 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10028
Through Summer 2011


SAN FRANCISCO & BAY AREA

Use Me: A CCA Furniture Exhibition Reception Works by six graduating students from the Furniture Program at California College of the Arts will be on view at Mina Dresden Gallery. The featured artists are Janette Banner, Carly Borman, Michele Marti, Lukas Nickerson, and Andrew Perkins. These young designers and artists have already attracted industry attention for their innovative pieces and have exhibited extensively in the Bay Area.
Mina Dresden Gallery | 312 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California 94103
5/6: 5pm - 8pm


TULSA

Philbrook Museum of Art's American Streamlined Design Exhibition Philbrook Museum of Art will open American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow, focusing on a design era that emerged during the 1930s and 1940s, characterized by curving forms, and smooth, clean silhouettes. Over 185 objects in diverse new materials, from Bakelite to stainless steel, are organized thematically around the spheres of American life in the 1930s-50s: the office and workroom, the living room, kitchen, and bath, recreation and transportation. A final section, Streamlining Now, looks at how streamlining still affects design today.
Philbrook Musuem of Art | 2727 South Rockford Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
Through 5/15


VANCOUVER

Got Craft? Spring Show Come one, come all to Vancouver's largest indie craft fair featuring over 55 handmade vendors. Shoppers can expect to find the crème de la crème of indie goods: handbags, ceramics, stationery, jewelry, clothing, kid items, body products and more! There will also be a selection of baked items, gluten free treats and a pakora food truck outside. Swing by the Spool of Thread DIY lounge to create your own projects or be one of the first 45 through the door for a coveted swag bag.
Got Craft? | 2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N
5/8: 10am - 5pm



WASHINGTON DC

Bravos Groundbreaking Spanish Design Bravos introduces American audiences to new works by some of the most talented and successful young Spanish industrial designers living today. The exhibition features 21 designers from throughout Spain, including internationally renowned Jaime Hayon and Patricia Urquiola, experimental and innovative Curro Claret and Nacho Carbonell, as well as established designers Martin Azua, Marti Guixe and Antoni Arola. The works portray a remarkable diversity of styles and techniques representing the best product design from the Spanish Design Boom.
American University Art Museum at the Katzen Center | 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016
Through 5/15

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

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