The Weekend Guide: November 19, 2010
Aaron Able
Nov 19, 2010

Our weekly list of carefully curated sales and events from across the country! Click below for the skinny on 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.


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

Bobby Berk Home Sale 20% off all rugs.
Online at and in-store at our New York and Miami locations.
Now - 11/30

• Unison Sale 40% off Larch Organic and Tatami Organic pattern bedding while supplies last.

Modernica Online Sale Save 30% - 80% off on Modernica favorites with a 48-hour online sale on specific items. Subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on Twitter or become a Facebook fan for exclusive sales event offers, giveaways and updates.
STARTS: 11/19 @ 12am
ENDS: 11/21 @ 12am

Lightology Sale Up to 48% off select Artemide fixtures. Up to 30% off on select chandeliers.
Now - 11/30

Loll Outlet Sale Everything in Loll outlet is 50% off! Outlet furniture includes older models, off-colors, scratch and dent, prototypes, and pieces that have been slightly used that we won't sell as new. Much of the furniture is in great condition.
Online list — orders must be placed by phone.

Artemide Sale @ Room & Board Discounts on all Artemide lighting.
In Stores & Online.
10/15 - 11/30

Mortise & Tenon Sale Help us launch our e-commerce site with 15% off custom dining tables. Whether you're looking for custom wood or upholstery from our local factory (21 years of handmade furniture) or lighting and cool accessories, lots of unique interior design finds 15% off.
Now - 11/30

CB2 Can Do Each CB2 store has partnered with a local food bank in an effort to combat hunger and reward shoppers at the same time. Anyone who brings in 7 non-perishable items will receive a 15% discount on their in-store purchase (some restrictions apply).
In Stores Only.
11/8 - 11/24

Ylighting Sale Save up to 40% on select designs from Artemide, Illuminating Experiences, Le Klint, LZF and Artek.
11/1 - 11/30

BoConcept Sale 20% off all beds, functional sleeping and mattresses.
US and Canada BoConcept locations.
11/1 - 11/30

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


Circle Furniture Sale Upholstery Sale
Circle Furniture | 199 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
11/1 - 11/29

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

30th Annual Museum School Art Sale Featuring thousands of individual works from an impressive roster of contemporary artists. Proceeds from the Sale directly support student scholarships, which are vitally important to the next generation of Museum School artists. Admission to the Museum School Art Sale is free. We are pleased to offer free parking with a purchase of $50 or more.
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | 230 The Fenway, Boston
11/17 – 11/21


Randolph Street Holiday Market More than 70 vendors will sell vintage, antique and modern decor, fashion, accessories, etc. in a festive setting inside the historic Beaux Arts Plumbers Hall on the west side. With the $10 admission fee, shoppers receive a $10 shopping voucher when they spend $50 or more at any vendor. Advance discounted tickets are available online for $8.
Beaux Arts Plumbers Hall | 1350 W. Washington Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60607
11/20: 10am - 7pm
11/21: 10am - 5pm

The Handmade Weekend Gallery Featuring local artists and crafters from Chicago! Artwork, clothing, accessories, prints, baked goods and warm drinks.
Storefront | 1941 W. Division Street Chicago, Illinois 60622
11/20 - 11/21: 11am - 7pm

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


Modernica Factory Sale Save 30% - 80% off on Modernica favorites including shell chairs, George Nelson Bubble Lamps, Case Study daybeds, beds, shelving units and so much more. Customers can arrange to pick up their purchases or set up delivery for a fee.
Modernica | 2871 Saco Street Los Angeles, California 90058 (at 37th Street — 1½ miles from the Santa Fe exit off Freeway 10)
11/20: 10am - 4pm

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

WalkOn Tile Special WalkOn Tile announces Special of the Month for November - $6 per SF Italian Pelle Leather Porcelain Tile.
WalkOn Tile | 12353 Wilshire Boulevard, West Los Angeles, California 90025


New York Design Center Fall Sample Sale Up to 80% off retail prices.
New York Design Center | 200 Lexington Avenue (between 32nd and 33rd Streets)
11/18: 9am - 6pm
11/19: 9am - 5pm
11/20: 10am - 5pm

Contemporary Art Fair NYC The Contemporary Art Fair NYC provides a major showing to independent painters, photographers, sculptors or other artists doing non-functional work. The counterpart show, The American Craft Show NYC, features the work of fine artisans working with glass, ceramic, wood, and other materials.
Jacob Javits Center | 655 West 34th Street New York, New York 10001
11/19 - 11/21

American Craft Show NYC The American Craft Show represents the culmination of over 30 years of working with and promoting the works of some of the finest crafts artists in the country.
Jacob Javits Center | 655 West 34th Street New York, New York 10001
11/19 - 11/21

Jensen-Lewis Clearance & Sample Sale Our largest clearance and sample sale in our 48 year history. To make room for the 2011 collection, savings of up to 50% off will be offered on products from American Leather, Gamma Arredamenti, Della Robbia, Calligaris, Natuzzi, Copeland and Skovby of Denmark.
Jensen-Lewis | 89 Seventh Avenue New York, New York 10011
11/10 - 11/26

Melangerie Trunk Show Get a head start on your holiday shopping with our tote bags, prints, holiday cards, gift wrapping kits and more for sale at trunk-show exclusive prices.
Brooklyn Collective | 212 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York (between Union + Sackett)
11/19: 6pm - 10pm

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

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

George Smith Floor Sample Sale Up to 50% off original retail prices. An extensive range of luxuriously comfortable handmade furniture. Sofas, Chairs, Chaises and Stools covered in a wide selection of fabrics, leathers and kilims. All available for immediate delivery.
George Smith | 315 Hudson Street, New York New York 10013
11/6 - 11/20

Karkula Floor Sample Sale 50%-70% off on furniture and flooring — for indoors and outdoors — by Paola Lenti, Fritz Hansen, John Erik Karkula and Oluce. All items available immediately.
Karkula | 48 Walker Street New York, New York 10013
Starts 11/18 - 11/25

Alberto Alessi in Conversation with Bill MoggridgeA conversation with Alberto Alessi, President and Director of Marketing Strategies and Design Management at Alessi.
ADMISSION: Members and seniors $10; non-Members $15; Students (with ID) attend free
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum | 2 East 91st Street (at Fifth Avenue) New York City
11/22: 6:30pm - 8pm

The One of a Kind Show & Sale a holiday shopping event for unique, artisan-made gifts in a wide range of categories including Accessories, Ceramics, Fashion, Fiber Art, Furniture, Glass, Gourmet, Holiday, Jewelry, Kids, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Paper, Photography, Sculpture and Wood.
The One of a Kind Show & Sale | 7 W 34th Street (at 5th Avenue) 11th Floor New York, New York
11/18 - 11/21T(hursdays 12pm-9pm, Fridays 11am-8pm, Saturdays 11am-7pm, Sundays 11am-5pm)

Las Venus Clearance Sale Clearance Sale- 30% to 60% off everything in the basements in both our LES stores.
Las Venus | 163 Ludlow Street & 113 Stanton Street
11/1 - 11/30

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

King's Road Home Closing Sale 25% - 75% off.
King's Road Home | 42 Wooster Street, SoHo
Now - 11/30


• 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


Mixture Sales 20% off on all Focus One Home and Swan Sofa Collections.
Mixture Modern Furniture and Home Accessories | 2210 Kettner Boulevard San Diego, California 92101
Now - 11/30


Mignonne Pre-Holiday Sale 20% off any one piece of furniture — choose any one piece of revamped furniture for 20% off, including upholstery!
Mignonne | 2447 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, California 94702
11/20: 11:30am - 7pm

Crafting a Meaningful Home @ Rare Device Join us for a book signing by Meg Mateo Ilasco. We will also have projects from the book on display at the store through November 14. Many local artists with projects in the book will be in attendance.
Rare Device | 1845 Market Street, San Francisco 94103
11/21: 7pm - 9pm

Retro@Home Pre-Holiday Sale 20% off in-stock inventory (except for items already reduced, special orders, books and magazines).
Retro@Home | 3811 San Pablo Avenue Emeryville, California 94608
Now - 11/21

Elle Decor Showhouse The Bay Area's Top Designers Give an Elle Decor Makeover to St. Francis Wood Mansion — proceeds benefit Junior League of San Francisco. Admission is $30.
300 St. Francis Boulevard San Francisco, California
OPEN WEEKENDS: 11/5 - 11/21: 10am - 4pm


AIA Home of the Month and Coates Design Architectural Tour The AIA (Architects Institute of America), Seattle Magazine, Northwest Home Magazine and Coates Design Architects present an Architectural Tour, "Home of the Month."
Free, no pre-registration required.
Perilstein Residence | Bainbridge Island, Washington
11/21: 12pm - 3pm


Washington Craft Show 190 of the nation's top craft artists, and 190 new ways to consider objects for daily or special use, home décor, or what-to-wear — from hard-edged metals, silken ceramics and lustrous woods to shimmering scarves, witty jewels, and ultra craft couture.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington DC
11/19 - 11/21

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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