The Weekend Guide: June 10, 2011
Jason Loper
Jun 10, 2011
Clockwise: Human Failure at Slingluff Gallery, Leucos USA Sale, Studio North Design, Belgian Design Event at Lekker Home
As we inch ever deeper into the summer season, there are sales and events galore. From Renegade Craft Fair to artist's tours and special exhibits and, of course, a vast selection of sales, there's sure to be an event near you. Check it out, pass it on and send us your sale or event.


• Custom Week 2011 A group of more than 35 custom and personalized product companies are collaborating for a weeklong promotion to bring attention to the growing "mass customization" movement. Individual deals are available at each participants online store and visitors can also enter to win a $2,500 "Customize Your Life" Grand Prize package.
Through 6/13

• Room & Board's Herman Miller Event Enjoy 15 percent off designs by Eames, Nelson, Noguchi and more.
Online and in stores
Through 6/13

• Roman Shade Sale The entire line of Roman Shades in six different styles are now 10% off at The Shade Store.
Through 6/14

Ligne Roset Cabinetry Sale Get your orders in! All new orders of our bookcases, TV units, sideboards, dining and occasional tables are 20% off.
All locations.
Through 6/19

• Wexel Art Father's Day Sale Save $20 on the Big Wexel Frames.
Through 6/19

• Studio North Design Summer Sale Come celebrate the launch of the newest member of our Block and Board Shelving Collection, the Stuff Block, and save 30% on all Block and Board Shelving pieces.
Through 6/24

• Lightology Norwell Sale 10% off all Norwell Lighting, including bath bars, bathroom wall sconces, outdoor lighting and wall sconces.
Through 6/30

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.
Through 11/5


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

• Belgian Design Event Meet the designers of Marie's Corner and Central Station. Plus, enter to win an original Central Station Cargo Chair. RSVP
Lekker Home, 1317 Washington Street, Boston Massachusetts 02118
6/16: 6pm - 9pm

Circle Furniture Comfort Plus Promo Choose a free recliner accessory with the purchase of any Stressless recliner and ottoman. Plus, save $300 on the Stressless Sunrise in select color.
All Circle Furniture locations
Through 7/5


• I.D.'s 10th Anniversary Celebration To commemorate 10 years of modern design I.D. is proud to announce a unique in store exhibition of the Gaia&Gino collection. Special guest Ron Gawith of Gaia&Gino will be on hand for a cocktail reception for both clients and the press.
I.D. Chicago | 3337 North Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60657
6/13: 6pm - 9pm

• Loll Design at Tree Studios Kickoff NeoCon with Loll Designs and DWR. DWR Tree Studios invites you to join us for a cocktail reception celebrating our partnership with Loll Designs. Enjoy food and libations, and meet the DWR Contract team and representatives from Loll Designs who will be on hand to schedule appointments for viewing new designs that aren't on display in our studio. RSVP
DWR Tree Studios | 10 East Ohio, Chicago, Illinois 60611
6/13: 5:30pm - 8pm

Odegard Rug Sale Up to 70% off hand knotted rugs, furniture and accessories. Odegard quality hand knotted and crossed carpets are made from lanolin rich Himalayan wool. All Odegard products are made completely by hand using sustainable raw materials and human resources.
Odegard Rugs | 2831 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60657
6/15 - 6/19: 10am - 6pm


Artspace Warehouse/CITY and SOCIETY Show Artist reception for new show CITY and SOCIETY, featuring European and US artists. Museum quality affordable art by Edith Konrad, Barbara Kolo, Brad Reyes, Clara Berta, Marco Pittori, Ashleigh Sumner. New works by LA artists Lucinda Luvaas, Hilary Bond, Ashleigh Sumner, Judy Zimbert, Courtney Raney plus new artworks from our European artists.
Artspace Warehouse | 7354 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Reception: 6/11: 5pm - 8pm
Show through 7/31

• Annual Storewide Clearance Sale It's time for the annual storewide clearance sale at Grace Home Furnishings. All floor merchandise and warehouse inventory will be discounted up to 75% to make room for the new fall inventory.
Grace Home Furnishings | 11632 Barrington Court, Los Angeles, California 90049
Through 7/2

COME IN! 2: Surf.Skate.Bike. A+D Museum presents the 2011 installation of COME IN! The hottest of Los Angeles' young design talent take over the museum's galleries, offices, storage closets and bathrooms. COME IN! fuses this year with the L.A. themes of Surf, Skate and Bike. A pop-up shop will sell limited edition works created by the exhibit's designers.
Architecture and Design Museum | 6032 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
6/14 - 7/24


Leucos USA Sale A gorgeous selection of Leucos USA's handcrafted Venetian table and floor lamps, wall sconces, and chandeliers, along with an assortment of vases and other glass accessories will be on sale to the public at significantly reduced prices at the high-end Italian lighting importer's U.S. distribution center. Brands include FDV Collection, ITRE, Luxit and Leucos. Prices start in the $100-150 range.
Leucos Distribution Center | 11 Mayfield Avenue, Edison, New Jersey 08837
6/8 through 6/11: 9am-6pm, 6/12: 10am-5pm

7th Annual Renegade Craft Fair At the Renegade Craft Fair you can expect to find only the best indie-craft and DIY artisans! Featuring both local and national talent, shoppers can anticipate a vast array of independently designed jewelry, clothing, paper goods, home and garden goods, posters, artwork, plush objects, bath and body products, and so much more!
Renegade Craft Fair | McCarren Park, 780 Lorimer Street, New York, New York 11211
6/11 - 6/12: 11am - 7pm

• 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 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10028
Through Summer 2011


Human Failure - Illustrations by artist Michael Hsiung Hairy drunken Siamese twins, mystical beasts and mustaches ... they're all present in the very creative work of Michael C. Hsiung. Of Chinese-American descent, Michael is known for his black-and-white ink drawings depicting oddly realistic tales from a time long past. His art features imaginary characters and fantastical creatures; protagonists include mermen in precarious and questionable situations, Victorian athletes and fancy men with dead prey, or imaginary and real animals struggling with their environment.
The Slingluff Gallery, 11 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Through 6/25


George Nelson Exhibit Next time you settle down in your family room, remember to thank George Nelson. When Nelson coauthored the book Tomorrow's House in 1945, he described both the now familiar family gathering spot, and the "storagewall," solving specific design challenges for a more informal way of living. George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher celebrates this iconic American designer whose ideas yielded numerous classics in American furniture and interior design. Organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, this first comprehensive retrospective of Nelson's work incorporates over 120 three dimensional objects, including benches, cabinets, chairs, clocks, desks, and lamps, as well as historical drawings, photographs, architectural models, and films.
McNay Art Museum | 6000 North New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas 78209
Through 9/11


• Printmaking Workshop + Book Signing Stop by West Elm for this Printmaking Workshop + Book Signing with DIY-savvy designer Christine Schmidt of the San Francisco design studio Yellow Owl Workshop. Join us for a hands-on stamp carving and hand-printing class. Afterwards, Christine will sign copies of her new book, Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques + Truly Original Projects.
West Elm | 5602 Bay Street, Emeryville, California 94608
6/11: 4pm - 7pm

• Hand Cut Silhouettes Renowned silhouette artist Karl Johnson will be coming to the Bay Area to create hand cut silhouettes. He will be holding events at local area stores. Stop by to have your own silhouette custom created by the artist.
Monkey Bars | 1339 Park Street, Alameda, California 94501
6/11: 10am - 3pm
Peek Aren't You Curious | 1536 Redwood Highway, Corte Madera, California 94925
6/12: 10am - 6pm


• Homesite Furniture's Memorial Day Sale 20% off regular price furniture, 10% off accessories and custom upholstery, and 10% off already marked down items.
Homesite Furniture | 4818 14th Avenue Northwest, Seattle, Washington 98107
Through 6/12


• The Pink Poet Antiques Join The Pink Poet for the 2nd Saturday Outdoor Antique Market. Featuring antique and vintage furnishings and accessories, garden decor, industrial to cottage chic, estate, jewelry, vintage clothing, art, primitives, general store.
The Pink Poet | 21412 Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville, Maryland 20882
6/11: 10am - 5pm

Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour 57 artists will participate in the Sixth Annual Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour. This year's tour features stops at 34 locations: 31 artists will open their studios and twenty-six will be participate at Loudoun's three art centers: Franklin Park in Purcellville, Round Hill and ArtSquare in Leesburg. Offerings vary from venue to venue, but most artists will be demonstrating an aspect of their work, as well as having work for sale. Many venues will offer activities for children and refreshments.
Location Information
6/11 - 6/12: 11am - 5pm

Herman Miller Summer Sale Mid-century classic and modern designs 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
Through 6/12

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

Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran Join the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design for FREE Summer Saturdays – back by popular demand! This summer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend, enjoy free admission to the Gallery, including special exhibitions Chris Martin: Painting Big and Washington Color and Light. Enjoy special programs, Gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances for all ages.
Corcoran Gallery of Art | 500 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20006
Through 9/3

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