The Weekend Guide: December 31, 2010
Aaron Able
Dec 31, 2010

As we flip the calendar over for a new year, you may find yourself ready to take on some new projects at home! Our weekly list of carefully curated sales and events can help you no matter where you live. Click below for our massive list of deals at national retailers, local floor sample and warehouse sales, 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.


• 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

Lamps Plus January Sale Save up to 50% on 100s of items during the Lamps Plus January Sale. Includes select chandeliers, table lamps, ceiling fans, and more.
Online and in stores.
Through 1/23

Conran Shop Winter Sale Up to 75% off selected products.
Online and in store.
888 Broadway, Lower Level (inside ABC Carpet & Home) New York, New York 10003
Starts 12/30

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

Cuddletown's Annual Comforter Sale All down comforters and synthetic fill comforters are now 20% - 30% off. Each comforter is hand-crafted by Cuddledown in Portland, Maine.
Through 2/14

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

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
Starts 12/5

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

Barnlight Electric Year-End Sale Check out the huge year-end sale event going on now! Take 10% off storewide including hundreds of lighting styles including gooseneck lights, pendants, wall sconces, and even our exclusive porcelain enamel shades! Simply enter coupon code BARNLIGHT11 at checkout.
Through 1/4

• "Keep on Giving" Event at Gus* Modern Throughout the month of January, customers who bring 3 non-perishable food items into a participating Gus* retailer will receive 15% off the MSRP on Gus* Modern Essentials upholstery, dining, storage, lighting, and accessories. Collected food will be distributed by the participating retailers to local food banks in their respective communities.
Through 1/31

• January Sale on BoConcept Sofas 25% off sofas including the contemporary, clean-lined Sazza fabric collection and the distinguished yet soft Estoril and Salvador leather collection.
12/26 - 1/31

• Restoration Hardware Annual Bath Event Shop the newest catalog and soak up savings of up to 25% on everything for the bath.


HGTV Design Star Season 6 Casting
W Atlanta - Midtown | 188 14th Street NE Atlanta, Georgia 30361
1/8: 10am - 1pm


• Home on the Harbor Sample Sale Save 15-50% on all in-stock furniture, lighting and accessories by Blu Dot, Gus Modern, Knoll, American Leather, Mash Studios, Kartell & more.
Home on the Harbor | 1414 Key Highway Baltimore, Maryland 21230
1/3 - 1/15


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

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

• Urbanest January Upholstery Sale All special ordered sofas, chairs, sectionals and upholstered beds are 20% off. Frames are built the old-fashioned way--by hand and not on an assembly line. Our upholstery is made using heavy gauge steel springs, corner-blocked, doweled, glued and upholstered on the bench. We feel it's important to pay careful attention to every detail, balancing proportion with curves and lines—this is what makes for superb, stylish, long-lasting furniture.
Urbanest | 5212 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois 60640
1/1 - 1/30

Thorne Miniature Rooms A new holiday tradition is shaping up and you only have one more week to enjoy it. Head down to the lower level of the Art Institute and check out the Thorne Miniature Rooms while they're still decked out for the holidays.
Art Institute of Chicago | 111 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60603
Through 1/8

• An Orange Moon's Preview Party An Orange Moon is expanding and to celebrate there will be a preview party with complimentary adult beverages, cupcakes, fab music, kick-ass danish & mid century modern furniture and free VIP secured parking!
An Orange Moon | 2434-36 West 59th Street Chicago, Illinois 60629
1/7: 6pm - 10pm


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

Potted Sale Fountains, furniture, pots & plants. Everything in the store 20% off — plus further markdowns on already reduced merchandise equalling up to 75% off.
Potted | 3158 Los Feliz Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90039
1/2 - 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


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

HGTV Design Star Season 6 Casting
The New York Design Center | 200 Lexington Avenue (at 33rd Street) New York, New York 10016
1/8: 10am - 1pm

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

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

• "Keep on Giving" Event at Bobby Berk Home This third annual event offers consumers a discount on modern furniture when they donate to local food banks. Customers that bring 3 non-perishable food items into Bobby Berk Home will receive 15% off the MSRP on Bobby Berk Home & Gus* Modern Essentials upholstery as well as all Gus* Modern dining, storage, lighting, and accessories. Collected food will be distributed Bobby Berk Home to local food banks.
Bobby Berk Home | 59 Crosby Street New York, New York 10012
Through 1/31

• Metropolitan Window Fashions "Labor Sale" Metropolitan Window Fashions stores in Manhattan are offering a 20% discount on all custom-made draperies, bedding and furniture upholstery.
Metropolitan Window Fashions | 469 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10024
1/3 - 2/21


• 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

HGTV Design Star Season 6 Casting
Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center City | 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
1/8: 10am - 1pm


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

Tinted Mint Winter Clearance Save over 50% on almost everything! And for a limited time, get a free gift with purchase.
Tinted Mint | 237 Kearny St #126 San Francisco, California 94108
Starts 12/26


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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