The Weekend Guide: December 3, 2010
Aaron Able
Dec 3, 2010

In addition to standard fare, this weekend offers a smorgasbord of holiday craft, art and gift fairs across the country — it's officially shopping season! Our weekly list of carefully curated sales and events can help you no matter where you live. Click below for our massive list of craft and art fairs (including RISD alumni sales in Providence and San Francisco!), deals at national retailers, local floor sample and warehouse sales, holiday gift marts, seasonal 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.


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

The Marin Store Online Sample Sale Everything is 30-70% off retail, and participating designers include Isharya, Gazel, Klub Nico, SUST, Bettina, Bryna Nicole, Apres Collective, Amy Fink and many more.
12/3 - 12/5

The Loaded Trunk Sale Global Pillows Galore Sale — 25% off all Pillows
12/3 - 12/5

Serena & Lily's Bazaar Six shopping days for unique and one-of-a kind objects — furnishing and décor items available in Bazaar range in price from $45 to $1,150.
12/4 - 12/10

Herman Miller Sale @ YLiving Save 15% on iconic Herman Miller designs at YLiving. Free Shipping. No Tax. Many designs in stock.
11/26 - 12/13

Herman Miller Sale @ Room & Board Save 15% on designs by Herman Miller.
In stores and online.
11/26 - 12/13

DWR Sleep Solutions Sale Save 15% on a selection of sheet sets, blankets, throws, mattresses, pillows and sleeper sofas and sleeper chairs.
Online and in stores.
11/3 - 12/4

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

• Unison Sale 40% off Larch Organic and Tatami Organic pattern bedding while supplies last.
Online. Five Day Sale Save 20% on Select Barbara Barry designs.
11/29 - 12/3

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

Lamps Plus Holiday Sale Up to 50% off stylish lighting and décor items including top selling chandeliers, floor lamps, table lamps, ceiling fans, and more. Just in time for the Holidays!
11/23 - 12/23 10/10 Sale 10% off online purchases and we'll donate an additional 10% to the NY Alzheimer's Association.
12/8 - 12/15

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


Switch 10/10 Sale 10% off in store purchases and Switch will donate an additional 10% to the Atlanta chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Switch | 1193 Howell Mill Road Atlanta, Georgia 30318
12/8 - 12/15


Holiday Heap An indie and alternative craft fair featuring a wide array of the country's best crafters brought to you from Charm City Craft Mafia.
St. John Church | 2640 St. Paul Street Baltimore, Maryland 21218
12/4: 10am - 5pm


Jamaica Plain Holiday Fair Over thirty vendors will display and sell a wide variety of locally-made arts and crafts. Live music will be performed and food will be available. Solve your holiday gift challenges with something unique and beautiful!
First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist | 6 Eliot Street Jamaica Plain Massachusetts 02130
12/4: 11am - 5pm

Harvard Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale For over 40 years, the Ceramics Program has provided a creative environment for Harvard students, staff, and faculty as well as designers, artists, and scholars from the greater Boston to international arenas. This Holiday season, more than sixty artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work from functional to sculptural masterpieces. This popular exhibition attracts several thousand visitors each year.
219 Western Avenue Allston, Massachusetts
12/9: 3pm - 8pm
12/10: 10am - 7pm
12/11: 10am - 7pm
12/12: 10am - 7pm

Boston Handmade Downtown A pop-up retail gallery of limited edition and one-of-a-kind items. With more than 20 artists and artisans involved in the project, a wide variety of media will be on view and available for holiday gift giving such as hand crafted jewelry, clothing, accessories, home goods, art, photography, holiday décor, and toys.
Downtown Crossing | 505 Washington Street (between West Street and Temple Place) Boston, Massachusetts
11/26 - 12/24 (Wednesdays through Sundays: 11am - 7pm)

Independent Designer's Market The spacious lobby at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology will serve as a forum for local artisans selling everything from one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, and furniture to fine-art photography. Bring cash to snap up great bargains on exclusive designs!
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology | 41 Berkeley Street Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Saturdays starting 9/18: 11:30am - 6pm

• East End Holiday Stroll in Portland, Maine
30 shops, restaurants and artist studios will be bustling for a neighborhood-wide holiday shopping event including specials, hot drinks and treats, and lots of holiday cheer. There will be a trolley to transport eager shoppers around the neighborhood, and like last year, there will be a special raffle: shoppers who visit five or more locations on the Stroll and get their raffle card punched will be entered to win a prize from their favorite spot.
East of Franklin Arterial in Portland, Maine
12/4: 12pm - 6pm


Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale Featuring over 150 of today's finest indie-craft talents for the 5th annual craft, art, design + DIY spectacular!. Free to attend.
Pulaski Park Fieldhouse | 1419 W. Blackhawk Chicago, Illinois 60642
12/4 & 12/5: 11am - 7pm

One of a Kind Show More than 600 talented artists from across North America will bring their imaginative, handmade creations to this year's show offering a wide range of media and categories.
The Merchandise Mart | 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago, Illinois 60654
12/2 - 12/5

125 Years of Original Chicago Posters @ Posters Plus An exhibition of original Chicago posters spanning the period 1885-2010.
Poster Plus | 200 S. 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 S Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60604
11/19 - 2/15/2011: 9:30am - 5pm daily

Merchandise Mart Dream Home See the endless possibilities for elegant living in a home that's the ultimate in sophistication, comfort and eco-smart. Be inspired by the vision of Chicago's most acclaimed designers as you explore room after stunning room.
The Merchandise Mart | First Floor, North Lobby
OPEN TO PUBLIC: 4/16 - 12/10: M - F: 10am–5pm, Sat: 10am - 3pm


Annual Charley Harper Show The Fabulous Frames & Art annual Charley Harper celebration is a show and sale of Charley's prints and originals. Hot cider will be on hand, plus a free Harper print with each purchase.
Fabulous Frames & Art | 10817 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, Ohio
12/4: 11am - 5pm


HGTV Design Star Season 6 Casting
The Westin Park Central Hotel | 12729 Merit Drive Dallas, Texas 75251
12/5: 10am - 1pm


Brentwood Estate Sale Over 70 rooms of vintage and antique fine furnishings, art, a huge collection of unique vintage decorative items, lamps, accessories, china, crystal, serving dishes, barware, amazing collection of brass decorative items, rugs, huge collection of kitchen accessories/appliances and more, huge selection of electronics, high end audio video equipment and accessories, books, Jewelry and clothing, linens and so much more. All priced to move.
The Estate Sale Company Los Angeles
12/2 - 12/5: 9am - 4pm

Los Feliz Village Holiday Festival Different businesses along Vermont, Hollywood and Hillhurst streets in Los Feliz will have sales, offer holiday treats and extend hours to welcome neighbors and friends to enjoy what Los Feliz has to offer.
Los Feliz — Los Angeles, California
12/4: 6pm - 10pm

• Peri Studio Lamp Sale Lamps of all shapes, colors, sizes and prices: lots of walnut bases, as well as nickel and bamboo, with silk, ricepaper, wood, slat, perforated metal and many other shades. Prices are wholesale or below.
Peri | 2816 N. Main Street Los Angeles, California 90031
12/5: 12pm - 5pm

• West Adams Designer's Exchange Closing Liquidation Sale
4464 West Adams Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90016
12/4: 10am - 4pm

Holiday Shopping Walk @ La Cienega Design Quarter retailers will extend special holiday hours and host numerous special event programs including trunk shows, booksignings, exhibitions, cocktail parties, open houses and discounted holiday pricing. Participating retailers include Catharine Malandrino, Hollyhock, Hollywood at Home, Lee Stanton Antiques, George Smith, Kristen Buckingham, and Szalon.
La Cienega Design Quarter
12/3 & 12/4

Alma + Adam + Commune + Heath = This Show Presenting extremely unique, one-of-a-kind objects made from a collaboration between Alma Allen, Adam Silverman, Commune, and Heath Ceramics. Limited-edition canisters, jars, turned bowls, bottles and vessels in unexpected combinations of ceramic, wood and bronze.

 The collaboration and resulting products have taken on a life of their own — with
 the pieces made more and more beautiful by each set of hands that touch them.

 All pieces are for sale. 

Heath Los Angeles | 7525 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90036
SHOW: 11/6 - 12/5

Sleek IDentity Pop Up Shop The 'Pop Up' shop will give people the opportunity to experience Sleek IDentity and the vast array of over 35 designer items.
Sleek IDentity Pop Up Shop | 1306 Abbott Kinney Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90291
11/5 - 12/5: 11am - 7pm

HGTV Design Star Season 6 Casting
Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel & Convention Center | 2505 Hollywood Way Burbank, California 91505
12/5: 9am - 12pm

• Silver Lake Holiday Nights Out A month-long celebration between local business and the community that encourages neighbors to mingle, shop and enjoy live musical acts, caroling and holiday treats.
Silver Lake — Los Angeles, California
12/3 & 12/10 & 12/17: 6pm - 9pm


Art Basel Miami Beach Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city's beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels.
12/2 - 12/5


• Ralph Rapson Art Sale Tobey Rapson, son of the architect Ralph Rapson, is having a two day exhibition and art sale of his father's original furniture design drawings, ranging from $25-$100.
520 Selby Avenue St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
12/3: 5pm - 11pm
12/4: 10am - 8pm

Wall-to-Wall Walker The Walker Art Center's 10 hour Open House and day-into-night celebration with extended hours of all things Walker: film, performance, and an array of artworks from the exhibitions Event Horizon, From Here To There: Alec Soth's America, and Yves Klein: With The Void, Full Powers. Wall-to-Wall Walker welcomes visitors to experience 10 hours of what makes the Walker more than a museum.
Walker Arts Center | 1750 Hennepin, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
12/4: 10am - 8pm

No-Coast Craft-o-rama 110 vendors from the midwest come together for a superb holiday shopping event! Organized by the Crafter's Local 612 No-Coast Craft-o-rama includes many artists and designers who are members of Handmade MN and the local Etsy street team.
Midtown Global Market | 920 East Lake Street Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
12/3 & 12/4


ArT Home New Orleans Explore the unique style and way of life that Crescent City residents have fashioned in their homes from a particular range of art styles that reflect the legacy and contemporary cultural trends of the region. The open house tours will showcase the owners' art collections and encourage art lovers to go one step beyond appreciation, to the actual purchase of art. Tickets are $15 per day for tours of up to 25 homes, and $100 for the Patron Night Parties.
Patron Night Open House Parties: 12/3
Home tours continue throughout the first two weekends of December, on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 – 5 pm, ending on Sunday, December 12, 2010.


Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale Dozens of artisans and crafters, including many Martha Stewart company employees, will be selling their handmade projects and crafts.
Starrett-Lehigh Building | 601 West 26th Street (between Eleventh and Twelfth avenues) 9th Floor New York, New York 10001
12/4: 12pm to 6pm

• Two's Company Charity Warehouse Sale Home decor, gifts and fashion accessories up to 90% off retail. 50% of proceeds from this sale will benefit the Westchester Jewish Community Services.
275 Clearbrook Road Elmsford, New York 10523
12/3: 10am - 6pm
12/4: 9am - 4pm
12/5: 10am - 4pm

Holiday Handmade Cavalcade Forty designers and crafters, all living and creating in the metropolitan area, will take over the space with perfect gifts: one-of-a-kind handmade clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath and body treasures, toys, and housewares. The first 200 guests will receive a free gift bag filled with wonderful treasures donated by The {NewNew} and the event sponsors.
Openhouse Gallery | 201 Mulberry Street in NoLita, NYC
12/5: 11am – 8pm

Eigen Arts Pottery Sale Samples and overstock pottery at (or below) wholesale
Eigen Arts | 150 Bay Street 3rd floor Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
12/5: 10am - 1pm

Manu Sample Sale Leather handbags, accessories and luggage for men and women designed by architect Emanuela Frattini Magnusson and made in USA. 40%-60% off retail prices.
Manu | 588 Broadway, Suite 701, New York, New York 10012
12/4 & 12/5: 11am - 7pm

Nightwood Holiday Market A curated roundup of original gifts from local artisans.
be@schermerhorn | 200 Livingston Street (between Hoyt and Smith Streets) Brooklyn, New York 11201
12/4 & 12/5: 12pm - 6pm
12/11 & 12/12: 12pm - 6pm

Designer Holiday Sale Featuring Baggu, Fog Linen and more.
Baggu Design Studio | 242 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn, New York (entrance on N. 3rd Street) 11211
12/4 & 12/5: 12pm - 5pm

• Judy Ross Holiday Sample Sale Great bargains on our scarves, throws, pillows, rugs, runners, and special holiday stockings. Prices will be reduced up to 60% off retail.
Judy Ross | 41 Union Square West #526 (17th Street and Broadway — after 6pm and on the weekend, the entrance is 22 East 17th Street)
12/9: 12pm - 7pm
12/10 & 12/11: 12pm - 6pm

• Holiday House 2010 A designer showcase featuring remarkable tabletop and room designs depicting the celebrations of life by more than 25 acclaimed New York-area decorators.
Holiday House 2010 | 2 East 63rd Street NYC
11/30 - 12/15

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

• Huge Garage Sale Furniture, Accessories Art Clothes Shoes Rugs
Rescued movie props and set dressings.
185 Broome Street (Clinton & Sulfolk) , New York, New York
12/3 - 12/5: 10am - 6pm

Holiday Wallpaper Party @ DWR Showcasing four Brooklyn wallpaper designers, as well as our holiday gift assortment. Browse the latest designs by Grow House Grow, Aimee Wilder , Jill Malek and Eskayel. Enjoy music by DJ Nick Chacona. Locally sourced holiday hors d'oeuvres by Fancy Girl Catering, and wine and spiked cider will be served. RSVP
DWR Brooklyn Heights Studio | 76 Montague Street Brooklyn, New York 11201
12/9: 6pm - 9pm

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

Home for the Holidays Show House A designer Showhouse at the historic Orchard Hill located on the magnificent grounds of Old Westbury Gardens in New York. This Showhouse will feature the talented works of today's top designers who are depicting their favorite Holidays looks — from Swedish Christmas, Chanukah, Christmas in Palm Beach and Winter Wonderland, this Showhouse will capture the spirit of the Holiday Season! All proceeds will benefit Old Westbury Gardens located in Old Westbury, New York. Admission to the Showhouse is $25 ($20 in advance, $15 for Old Westbury Gardens' members) and includes the Showhouse Journal as well as admission to Old Westbury Gardens
Old Westbury Gardens | 71 Old Westbury Road Old Westbury, New York 11568
10/30 - 12/12: Tuesdays through Sundays, 10am - 4pm

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 53 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

APF Munn Sample Sale Mirrors by prominent American designers are being offered at 50% to 70% off their original price.
APF Munn | 215 East 59th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues) New York New York 10022
12/2 - 12/8: 9:30am - 5:30pm


• 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

December Design Film Festival @ DWR Princeton Studio A series of design films and television shows. Popcorn, beer and soft drinks will be served. All screenings start at 5pm. RSVP
DWR Princeton Studio | 30 Nassau Street Princeton, New Jersey 08542
12/5: Visual Acoustics
12/12: Objectified
12/19: Mad Men
12/22: House


Sunday Best Holiday Sale
A carefully curated collection of Portland's finest artists selling textiles, ceramics, handbags, jewelry, cards and more — hosted by Studio Olivine.
The Cleaners event space | corner of SW 10th & Stark Portland, Oregon
12/4: 11am - 7pm
12/5: 11am - 5pm


RISD Alumni Holiday Art Sale RISD Alumni Art Sales feature thousands of items designed and created by alumni from all over the country and the world. Items for sale include fine art, home accessories, greeting cards, jewelry, paintings, furniture, rugs, clothing, photographs, glass and ceramics. Admission: $7; children under 14 + current RISD students (with ID): free
Rhode Island Convention Center | One Sabin Street, Providence Rhode Island 02903
12/4: 10am - 5pm

Source at Reconstructure Opening Sale Event Join our interior architecture and design studio to celebrate the opening of Source at Reconstructure, our new showroom featuring furnishings, home accessories, vintage finds and gifts. Enjoy 15% off all purchases during our evening festivities and meet our designers while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, drinks, music and merriment.
Source at Reconstructure | 96 Calverley Street Providence, Rhode Island 02908
12/9: 5pm - 8:30pm

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


Kartell San Francisco Moving Sale Everything in the store is discounted with savings up to 40% off.
Kartell | 501 Pacific Avenue (at Montgomery Street) San Fancisco, California 94133
Now - 12/15

Oberon Design Sale Art, Lighting, Mirrors, Accessories and More.
Oberon Design | 1074 Illinois Street San Francisco, CA 94107
PREVIEW PARTY: 12/3: 6pm - 8pm
SALE: 12/4: 9:30am - 4pm

3rd Street Holiday Sale With more than 65 vendors participating (some tenants of the building, some from outside) all have pledged to honor the spirit of the sale by offering solid discounts off retail pricing - 40% to 75% off retail on samples, seconds, overruns, past season and discontinued inventory.
2575 3rd Street (between 22nd & 23rd streets) San Francisco, California 94107
12/4: 9am - 4pm

• Sortie de Garage Holiday Sale
1001 Tennessee Street San Francisco, California 94107
12/4: 12pm - 4pm

Bunny & Bee's Urban Cottage SF Designer Event 15 amazing designers — of home decor, textiles, bath & body, jewelry, adult & hip urban kids' designs — and 1 amazing cause! 20% of all proceeds donated to SF Public School Education. Free Admission. Amazing raffle prizes!
Richmond District Neighborbood Center | 741 30th Avenue San Francisco, California 94121
12/5: 11am - 3pm

Holiday Art Sale @ Creativity Explored The studio is filled with unique and original prints, one-of-a-kind paintings, pen and ink drawings, ceramics, sculptures, and textiles by over 130 artists. Additional items for sale include limited edition books, note cards, T-shirts, wrapping paper, and ornaments.
Creativity Explored | 3245 Sixteenth Street San Francisco, California 94103
12/3: 6pm - 9pm
12/4 & 12/5: 1pm - 6pm
12/3 - 12/22

CA College of the Arts Holiday Sale The public is invited to shop for one-of-a-kind, handmade, affordable gifts created by the CCA community: paintings, drawings, cards, jewelry, ceramics, hand-blown glass, clothing, photography, textiles, and more. Discover unique gifts while enjoying live jazz music and other treats.
CA College of the Arts Holiday Sale | 5212 Broadway Oakland, California 94618
12/4: 11am - 3pm

RISD Alumni Holiday Art Sale RISD Alumni Art Sales feature thousands of items designed and created by alumni from all over the country and the world. Items for sale include fine art, home accessories, greeting cards, jewelry, paintings, furniture, rugs, clothing, photographs, glass and ceramics. Admission: free
Fort Mason Center | Building A - Marina Blvd & Buchanan Street, San Francisco, California
12/5: 9:30am- 5pm

Remodelista Holiday Market Showcasing locally made goods from some of Remodelista's favorite Bay Area artisans.
SummerHouse Annex | 250 East Blithedale Mill Valley, California
12/5: 12pm - 5pm


Jonah Takagi: New American Designer Preview Join Apartment Zero and Civilian Art Projects for a preview of the work of Washington DC-based industrial designer Jonah Takagia and a unique exhibition of pieces in production, prototypes, one-offs and concepts.
Civilian Art Projects | 1019 7th Street NW Washington, DC 20001
12/9: 7pm - 9pm

Herman Miller Sale @ Vastu Mid-century classic and modern designs from Herman Miller on sale for 15% off. Choose from hundreds of fabrics and finishes to acquire a made-to-order, personalized piece.
Vastu | 1829 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20009
11/26 - 12/12

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

• The Washington Design Center's Design House The 2010 Design House — The Hall of Fame House — residing within The Washington Design Center, provides lifestyle-conscious consumers an entrée into the world of high-end home décor. This year's eight-room design house will be designed by well-known WDC Hall of Fame Designers.
The Washington Design Center | 300 D Street SW Washington DC
5/21 - 12/4

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