The Weekend Guide: December 24, 2010
Aaron Able
Dec 24, 2010

The holiday shopping season may be coming to an end but that doesn't mean there won't be a whole slew of new sales and events! Our weekly list of carefully curated sales and events can help you no matter where you live. Check out our list of seasonal clearance sales, deals at national retailers, local floor sample and warehouse sales, flea markets, not-to-be-missed museum exhibitions, showhouses and home & design-centric lectures and discussions. Pass it on and send us your sale or event.


• Room & Board's Annual Clearance Event Beginning December 26 customers can enjoy up to 60% off discounted furniture and accessories in stores and online. Quantities are limited and go fast.
Online and in stores.
Starts 12/26

Crate & Barrel Winter Clearance Sale Save up to 50% off select ornaments, tabletop items, glassware, kitchenware, furniture and more.
Online and in stores.
Starts 12/26

Elfa Sale @ Container Store 30% off all Elfa products.
Online and in stores
12/24 - 2/15

Artek Sale @ YLighting 20% discount and free shipping on select UL listed Artek pendant lighting.
12/1 -12/31

MoMA Design Store Sale Selected merchandise is 20% - 50% off.
Online and in stores
Now - 1/21

Floor Sample Sale at DWR Studios Across the country, DWR studios have floor samples at reduced prices to make way for new inventory.
DWR Studios

M&M Design Warehouse Sale Designer, one-of-a-kind, first edition and showroom sample rug sale.
11/12 - 12/31

HGTV Design Star Season 6 Casting Eager to participate in a design competition? Think you have what it takes to host your own design show? HGTV is seeking a new crop of interior decorators or designers, design enthusiasts, builders, architects and artists to compete in a series of difficult design-based challenges to win their own show on HGTV. Open auditions for the sixth season of HGTV Design Star will get underway at various locations across the country. MORE INFORMATION
Starting 12/5

Clever Tomato notNeutral Holiday Sale All notNeutral merchandise on sale.
Through 12/31


Circle Furniture Charity Promotion Donate $50 to The Rodman Ride for Kids and receive $200 off any Ekornes® Stressless recliner. Give yourself the ultimate gift of comfort and see why charity begins at home.
All Boston Area Locations
Through 1/17


Jayson Home & Garden Floor Model & More Sale Save as much as 50% off lots of new and vintage furniture, home accessories, holiday merchandise, and lighting. Back stock pieces are on sale in addition to the floor models.
Jayson Home & Garden | 1871 N Clybourn Chicago, Illinois 60614
Starts 12/20

125 Years of Original Chicago Posters @ Posters Plus An exhibition of original Chicago posters spanning the period 1885-2010.
Poster Plus | 200 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois (lower level Vintage Gallery) 60604
11/19 - 12/30

Neighborhoods Go Green! Scaling Up Sustainability Designed to bring attention to the need for sustainable neighborhoods, the exhibition includes suggestions to select a "smart" site as well as creating livable neighborhoods, all while reducing energy consumption. Examples of sustainable neighborhoods in the United States and Canada describe neighborhoods that have good public transportation, affordable housing, and places where people can walk and bike without having to drive a car.
Chicago Architecture Foundation | 224 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60604
11/19 - 2/15/2011: 9:30am - 5pm daily

Lightology 12 Days of Christmas Sale Up to 50% OFF LEDs, floor and table lamps - the best gifts of the season!
Lightology | 215 West Chicago Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60654
12/17 - 12/31


Megan Geckler's "Spread the ashes of the colors" at Wexner Center As part of the Six Solos series, Megan Geckler has transformed the lobby of the Wexner Center into a lively, vibrantly colorful place with Spread the ashes of the colors, one of her intricately woven environmental sculptures.
Wexner Center for the Arts | 1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43201
Through 1/9


midcenturyla Annual Dining Sale All dining tables and chairs are on sale between 5%-15%, and if you purchase a table and set of chairs you'll receive an additional 5% off.
midcenturyla | 5333 Cahuenga Boulevard North Hollywood, California 91601
11/7 - 1/9

TLC Network Casting New Home Design Show Need a little extra financial incentive to give your house a DIY makeover? How about $25,000? The TLC network is looking for outgoing couples with big personalities who own their home and live together in the Los Angeles area for the new home makeover show "Our House." TLC will give you $25,000 and three weeks to do whatever you want to your home's interior. MORE INFORMATION
Deadline 1/4


Donna Wilson's "House" @ The Future Perfect Manhattan Come visit Donna Wilson's house loaded with creatures, pillows, poufs, china, mittens, scarves, furniture, trays, porcelain and specially created one-of-a-kind pieces at The Future Perfect.
The Future Perfect Manhattan | 55 Great Jones Street New York, New York 10012
11/13 - 12/31

Interieurs Outdoor Furniture Floor Sample Sale Winter is upon us, as so we are offering our outdoor furniture presently on our terrace at a considerable price reduction.
Interieurs | 228 East 58th Street New York, New York 10022

WIRED Store | 692 Broadway (at 4th Street) New York, New York
11/19 - 12/26: 11am - 7pm (closed Mondays & Tuesdays)

Patrick Jouin: From Kitchen to Table @ MAD The first solo exhibition at an American museum of the work of this prolific 42-year-old French designer.
Museum of Arts & Design | 2 Columbus Circle New York, New York 10019
11/9 - 2/6/2011

Eat Drink Art Design @ MAD The artists and designers in this exhibition have created objects for the table — cups and plates, tea sets and silverware — that redefine the art of dining. Drawing from MAD's collection, the exhibition features 60 objects for eating and drinking.
Museum of Arts & Design | 2 Columbus Circle New York, New York 10019
9/21 - 2/6

Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen Counter Space explores the twentieth-century transformation of the kitchen and highlights MoMA's recent acquisition of an unusually complete example of the iconic "Frankfurt Kitchen," designed in 1926–27 by the architect Grete Schütte-Lihotzky.
MoMA | 11 West 53rd Street New York, New York 10019
9/15 - 3/21/2011

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial
5/12/2010 - 1/9/2011

Underground Gallery: London Transport Posters, 1920's-1940's
MoMA | 11 West 53 Street New York, New York 10019
7/28 - 2/27/2011

Untangling Threads: Women Artisans in Morocco's Rug Weaving Industry Synchronicity Fine Arts Gallery features 12 handwoven, high-end Moroccan carpets and 16 documentary photographs of the artisans that weave them and the weaving process itself.
Synchronicity Fine Arts Gallery | 106 West Thirteenth Street New York, New York 10011
12/1 - 1/8: 1pm - 7pm

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
12/7 - Summer 2011

"Holiday Exchange" @ The Homefront Gallery Holiday Exchange is a group show featuring affordable art and design objects in the spirit of collecting and gift giving. In addition to drawings, photographs, paintings, sculptures, watercolors and video, we will have furoshiki, wood block prints, soap, jewelry, lamps, origami ornaments, magnets and zines for sale. All of these unique items are priced within the range of $2 -$300.
The Homefront Gallery | 26-23 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, New York 11101
SHOW: 12/11 - 1/29

Last-Minute Gift Sale at DWR Annex Procrastinators rejoice! The DWR Annex has perfect last-minute gifts for everyone on your list. Save on unique Tools for Living accessories, lighting and more, many of which are new and still in the box. You'll find customer returns and scratch-and-dent items as well.
DWR Secaucus Annex | 55 Hartz Way Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
12/17 - 12/24

Cooper-Hewitt Free Admission Day The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will offer free museum admission on New Year's Day, as a holiday gift to design enthusiasts.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum | 2 East 91st Street New York, New York 10128
1/1: 11am - 6pm

• Phaidon | Store New Year's Warehouse Sale For three weeks only, Phaidon | Store will be packed full of thousands of Phaidon books discounted at up to 50% off, and up to 75% of an additional selection of sample and "non-mint" copies across Phaidon's full range of titles covering art, architecture, photography, design, performing arts, decorative arts, contemporary culture, travel, fashion, film, children's books and cookbooks.
Phaidon | 83 Wooster Street New York, New York 10012
12/26 - 1/17


• Kevin O'Brien Studio Sample Sale This year, instead of a 3 day sample sale, our hand made products will be available for a six week event. This temporary shop will house our exquisite scarves, throw pillows, bedding, fabrics, stuffed animals and more — at up to 75% off retail prices! Plus hand made jewelry by Echo Of The Dreamer.
Kevin O'Brien Studio | 8428 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118
11/12 - 12/31

Constructing Play at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture The Center for Architecture's classic building toy exhibition returns for its second year! Relive the fun of childhood with classic and long-forgotten construction toys, such as Lincoln Logs and Plastic Bricks, while exploring new additions and soon-to-be classic toys, such as Rokenbok and Uberstix. Fun for the whole family and free!
Philadelphia Center for Architecture | 1218 Arch Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
11/26 - 2/4

• Matthew Izzo Floor Sample Sale Great opportunity to take up to 70% off in store floor samples and 15% off full priced items at!
Matthew Izzo | 151 North 3rd Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
12/10 - 12/31


Craftland Show A month-long annual holiday sale in downtown Providence, Rhode Island that celebrates all kinds of sparkly handmade objects and the 170 artists who make them.
Craftland Shop | 235 Westminster Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903
11/26 - 12/31


Urban Home Anniversary Sale A one year anniversary sale with up to 70% off storewide. 11,000 square feet of authentic high end modern and antique furnishings and decorative arts consigned from homes throughout the Bay Area.
Urban Home Consignment Furniture | 1825 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley, California 94710
12/26 - 1/8


Washington Color and Light @ Corcoran Showcasing significant works by artists associated with the Washington Color School of the 1950s-1970s and their contemporaries. Drawn exclusively from the Corcoran's collection, the works showcase the museum's extensive collection of Color School paintings and sculpture including galleries devoted to monumental paintings by Gene Davis and Thomas Downing.
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design | 500 Seventeenth Street NW Washington DC 20006
11/20 - 3/6/2011

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
10/2 - 7/10/2011

Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey 31 rare drawings by Palladio from the outstanding collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects Trust. the exhibition examines the development of Palladio's design sensibility through his drawings and his architectural texts. The exhibition also includes detailed architectural models, created and loaned by renowned modelmaker Timothy Richards, which demonstrate the spread of Palladio's architectural theories to America, most notably through the work and influence of Thomas Jefferson and in designs for monumental buildings in Washington DC.
National Building Museum | 401 F Street NW Washington DC 20001
9/2 - 1/9

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