The Weekend Guide: February 18, 2011
Aaron Able
Feb 18, 2011

It's Presidents' Day Weekend and there are lots of seasonal sales! Our weekly list of carefully curated sales and events can help you no matter where you live. Click below for our list of craft and art fairs, deals at national retailers, local floor sample and warehouse sales, not-to-be-missed museum exhibitions, showhouses and home & design-centric lectures and discussions. Pass it on and send us your sale or event.


FinnStyle iittala Clearance Sale Up to 60% off over 200 iittala designs including glassware, dinnerware, vases, candleholders, Toikka Birds, and kitchen utensils.

• Heather Lins' Happy Birthday Dr. Snellen Sale Heather Lins Home is celebrating the birthday of Dr. Snellen, inventor of the eye chart and inspiration for the Eye Chart Pillow and 3-D Eye Chart Pillow. 25% off all home textiles.
Through 2/19

Z Gallerie Presidents Day Sale Take 15% off furniture (minimum $750 purchase), excludes sale merchandise. There are also online only savings: free shipping on select bedding, textiles, pillows and panels and an assortment of frames.
Online and in stores.
2/17 - 2/21

• Bedroom & Mattress Sale at DWR Save 15% on specially marked beds, dressers, mattresses, pillows and bedding.
Online and in stores.
Thruogh 2/22

• Cisco Home President's Week Sale Cisco Home Valentine's meets President's sale - 20% off on all Upholstery Special Orders.
Now - 2/22

• Charlywoods CHD Awareness Sale February is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month and so Charlywoods is donating 30% of its profits on any orders taken in Febuary to a CHD Charity, to help the cause.
2/1 - 2/28

Spin Ceramics Sale at Wanderloot Contemporary Chinese design collective Spin Ceramics is now available in the US on Celebrate with 10% off all Spin Ceramics.
Through 2/28

Lekker Home Winter Clearance Save 25%-75% off select merchandise at this winter clearance and floor model sale.
Through 2/28

Jonathan Adler Upholstered Furniture Sale Save 20% off of Jonathan Adler's gorgeous collection of colorful and luxe upholstered furniture.
Through 2/28

• Decorators Best Robert Allen Clearance Save 70% or more on over 100 first quality Robert Allen and Beacon Hill designer fabrics from the premier discount designer fabric and wallpaper e-tailer.
Through 3/1

The Shade Store's Vertical Systems Sale 15% off all vertical systems. Choose from over 300 exclusive materials for unique panel systems and XL verticals.
Through 3/3


WE Heart Hand Made Art West Elm, in collaboration with designers from Etsy, as curated by Abby Powell of abby try again, invites you to a pop-up event featuring local art, crafts, and food. RSVP
West Elm | 1011 West 5th Street #100, Austin, TX 78703
2/26: 1pm - 6pm


American Craft Council Show More than 700 of the country's top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor artists from across the country gather under one roof to present their latest masterpieces at the largest juried, indoor craft show in the nation!
Baltimore Convention Center | 1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
2/24: 10am - 6pm
2/25: 10am - 9pm
2/26: 10am - 6pm
2/27: 10am - 5pm


Circle Furniture Floor Sample Sale Save up to 50% on select items at Circle Furniture's Floor Sample Sale. You'll find sofas, dining tables, chairs, bedrooms, and more at prices you can't beat.
All locations
Through 2/28


• Revision Home New Inventory Preview Join us for a preview of our exciting new vintage inventory! Plus meet our new designer partners: Urban Source, West Town's hip wallpaper & textile mecca, travels to Fulton Street to unveil a stunning new line and Hinge Design Studio.
Revision Home | 2132 West Fulton Street, Chicago, Illinois 60609
2/18 - 2/19: 11am - 4pm

• Ambassador East Hotel Furniture Liquidation The histroic Ambassador East Hotel is renovating all 284 guest rooms so here's your chance to stock up on your hotel-chic essentials. The famous Pump Room is also being renovated so if you're looking for the barstool where anyone from Frank Sinatra to David Bowie tied one on, you're in luck.
Pump Room at Ambassador East Hotel | 1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60610
2/18 - 3/1

Create a Functional Workspace with Style This workshop, led by Julia Archer, owner of @WorkDesign, will outline the essentials, from selecting the right space to identifying the right office components and needs, so that you can create a home work space that is reflective of your work style—a space that inspires you. In conjunction with Chicago Architecture Foundation. REGISTER
@WorkDesign, 7500 W. Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois 60130
2/19: 10am - 2pm

• Discovering Your Living Style At this Green Home Chicago free educational event, Discovering Your Living Style: Design for a Sustainable Lifestyle, Jase Frederick, LEED AP, will show examples of interiors that demonstrate different Working Style categories.
Green Home Chicago | 213 North Morgan Street #1D,
Chicago, Illinois 60607
2/19: 2pm - 4pm

• Winter Chill Sale Hibernating in your home only leads to wanting an interior spruce up. Sprout Home to the rescue! Furniture and fixtures up to 75% off.
Sprout Home | 745 North Damen, Chicago, Illinois 60622
2/19 - 2/20: 11am - 7pm

• Susan Fredman Bed & Bath Event 20% off all bed and bath items, 10% off custom orders, and free shipping from Susan Fredman at Home in the City.
Susan Fredman at Home in the City | 350 West Erie, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Through 2/26

• Sawbridge Studios' Consolidation/Floor Sample Sale As part of Sawbridge Studios' scheduled plans to close its Chicago store and consolidate with its Winnetka location, a deep-discount Floor Sample/Consolidation Sale has kicked-off. With savings of 40%, 50%, and up to 60%, this special sale offers a rare opportunity to own Sawbridge's signature level of superior, handcrafted furniture and accessories, featuring select grain woods and premium materials, all expertly crafted by some of the top artisans in America.
Sawbridge Studios | 153 West Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Through 2/27

• Alessi February Sales Event Alessi, a leader in tabletop design, is offering a discount of up to 70% off on discontinued items, irregulars and floor samples.
Alessi | 611 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654
2/12 - 2/28

• Lightology Sale Up to 50% off bathroom wall sconces, bath bars, ceiling lights, pendants and chandeliers!
Lightology | 215 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Through 2/28


• Courtney's Big Sale Great time to shop for unusual antique and vintage furnishings. All the good stuff at discount prices.
Courtney's Antiques | 1437 Lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica, California 90401
2/7 - 2/21: 11am - 6pm


• HGTV Casting Call What is your dream room décor? HGTV is looking for couples or singles in their 30s and early 40s living in the NYC area (no Manhattan) who'd like a room in their home redone – for free! Possible candidates must live either in outer boroughs of NYC (Queens, Brooklyn etc.) or within a one hour's drive of NYC (e.g. Long Island or New Jersey).

Sheherazade President's Day Sale All ikat & Suzani pillows are 50% off (excluding new collection).
Sheherazade | 121 Orchard Street, New York, New York 10002
2/18 - 2/21

• DWR Annex Bedroom Event Wake up your bedroom with a fresh, modern look. Design Within Reach is clearing out their inventory of overstock and scratch-and-dent dressers, beds, bedside tables and storage solutions at the Annex. New items arriving daily.
DWR Annex | 55 Hartz Way, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
2/19: 10am - 6pm
2/20: 11am - 6pm
2/20: 10am - 6pm

• 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
Through 2/21

The Estate of Lena Horne Auction Doyle New York will auction the estate of the legendary performer and civil rights pioneer Lena Horne. The collection comprises elegant costume jewelry, accessories, gowns, memorabilia, decorations, silver, furniture, books and fine art from her home on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Featured are costume jewelry by Chanel and Deanna Hambro, trunks by Louis Vuitton, photographs by James Van Der Zee, and paintings by Charles Alston and David Burliuk.
Doyle New York | 175 East 87th Street, New York, New York 10128
Public Exhibition: 2/19 - 2/22
Auction: 2/23: 10am

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

• Alessi February Sales Event Alessi, a leader in tabletop design, is offering a discount of up to 70% off on discontinued items, irregulars and floor samples.
Alessi | 30 East 60th Street, New York, New York 10065
Alessi | 130 Greene Street, New York, New York 10012
2/12 - 2/28

• Aero Mid-Winter Sale Aero Studios is having a major winter sale on vintage furniture and lighting, Thomas O'Brien and all Hickory Chair furniture and upholstery orders as well as many floor samples, Thomas O'Brien lighting for Visual Comfort as well as our handmade lighting line. Floor samples of furniture and lighting are, in many cases, below trade prices. Floor samples of Safavieh rugs by Thomas O'Brien are drastically reduced.
Aero Studios | 419 Broome Street New York, New York 10012
Through 3/5

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
Through 3/21

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
Through 4/17

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


• Alessi February Sales Event Alessi, a leader in tabletop design, is offering a discount of up to 70% off on discontinued items, irregulars and floor samples.
Alessi | 2502 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85016
2/12 - 2/28


• Progress Annual Spring Furniture Sale 10% off one piece, 15% off two or more including seating, lighting, and dining. Some floor models available. Free delivery in San Diego.
Progress | 2225 30th Street, San Diego, California 92104
2/17 - 2/28


• Alessi February Sales Event Alessi, a leader in tabletop design, is offering a discount of up to 70% off on discontinued items, irregulars and floor samples.
Alessi | 424 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California 94108
2/12 - 2/28

TrueModern Warehouse Sale TrueModern is offering a sample sale for Bay Area residents. Make an appointment to stop by the warehouse, meet designer Edgar Blazona and take home discounted sample pieces. There are several Luna sofas in various colors for as low as $999 ($500 off retail!), birch changing table dressers for $400 ($300 off) and discounted nightstands.
TrueModern | 3040 Chapman Street, Oakland, California 94601
Through 3/5


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


Washington Design Center Sample Sale This is your chance to shop the region's most extensive and luxurious collection of home furnishings at a deep discount. The Sample Sale is the perfect opportunity to see the latest trends and products in home furnishings and decor and to shop hundreds of high-end items including furniture, rugs, lighting, art and accessories at up to 75 percent off.
Washington Design Center | 300 D Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
2/19: 10am - 3pm

• Alessi February Sales Event Alessi, a leader in tabletop design, is offering a discount of up to 70% off on discontinued items, irregulars and floor samples.
Alessi | 3319A Cady's Alley NW, Washington DC 20007
2/12 - 2/28

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
Through 3/6

Orchids: A View From the East Orchids have been a part of Chinese culture for many centuries, permeating Chinese history, legends, literature and art. Since ancient times, orchids have been celebrated in China for their beauty and fragrance, and appreciated as symbols of nobility, friendship and refinement. The exhibition reflects
these themes and introduces visitors to long-standing traditions and contemporary trends in Chinese orchid culture.
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History | 10th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20560
1/29 - 4/4

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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