The Weekend Guide: November 26, 2010
Aaron Able
Nov 26, 2010

It's officially shopping season! If you're planning on being out and about this holiday weekend our weekly list of carefully curated sales and events can help you no matter where you live. Click below for the skinny on Black Friday sales, 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.


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 Sale 10% off everything during this rare four-day sale at Hip Haven. As makers of the popular Retro Bullet Planter, we have the widest selection of colors and sizes available, as well as an exciting collection of mid-century influenced lighting and decor.
11/25 - 11/28

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

VivaTerra Sale Save up to 30% on festive holiday decor and gifts.
Now - 11/30 Sale Several dealers are up to 30% off.
Now - 11/29 Sale Big Savings on Wire Storage, Lighting and More.
11/21 - 11/29

LA Furniture Store Sale Black Friday exclusive sales! We ship nationwide. Limited Stock, while supplies last!
11/26: 10am - 6pm

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.
Online. Five Day Sale Save 20% on Select Barbara Barry designs.
11/29 - 12/3

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

Cuddledown Sale Deep discounts on down and hypoallergenic synthetic comforters, pillows, luxury bedding, and home décor.
11/26 - 11/29 Sale Save up to 50% off already low prices, plus free shipping for your entire order. will have hundreds of items for sale on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as well as hundreds of items on sale throughout the weekend. Additionally, the site will be offering several category sales.
11/26 - 11/29

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

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

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


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)

Hingham Shipyard Holiday Market Over 80 New England artists and designers have been chosen to present an exceptional array of handcrafted products including jewelry, handbags, baby clothes, letterpress stationery, pottery, sculpture and much more.
The Launch at Hingham Shipyard | 1 Shipyard Drive, Hingham Massachusetts
11/27 & 11/28: 10am - 6pm

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

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


• Bucktown Bazaar
Holstein Park Fieldhouse | 2200 North Oakley
11/27 & 11/28: 11am - 5pm

An Orange Moon Sale Mid Century Modern Furniture — everything 25% off!
An Orange Moon | 2436 W. 59th Chicago, Illinois 60629
11/26: 11am - 3pm
11/27: 11am - 5pm
11/28: 11am - 5pm

Vintage Bazaar Affordable decor, furniture, clothing, jewelry and housewares in a temporary location.
Vintage Bazaar | 2955 West Lyndale Street Chicago, Illinois
11/27: 11am - 6pm
11/28: 11am - 5pm

Susan Fredman at Home Holiday Trunk Show Our interior designers will help holiday shoppers find the perfect presents for everyone on their list. Representatives from some of our favorite collections will be available to present exclusive offerings and place special orders, including Chilewich, Michael Aram, Michael Wainwright, Sferra, Voluspa and Zoeppritz. Attendees can enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and drinks. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to Designs for Dignity.
Susan Fredman at Home | 350 W. Erie, Chicago, Illinois 60654
11/30: 4pm - 8pm

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


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

Kellygreen Home Sale 15% off entire store!
Kellygreen Home | 4008 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90029
11/26 - 11/28: 10am - 7pm

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


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

Poliform Miami Grand Opening RSVP
Poliform Miami | 180 NE 39th Street, Suite 101
12/2: 7pm - 9pm


New Studio A.D. Holiday Studio Sale A one day public clearinghouse offering super deals on art + design including paintings, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, fashion, functional art and more from artists, designers and studios across New Mexico and beyond.
New Studio A.D. | 312 Rosemont Ave, NE Albuquerque, New Mexico
11/27: 10am - 3pm


Phaidon Store Thanksgiving Weekend Sale For four days only, regular stock of the world's finest books on the visual arts, culture and creativity will be available at up to 25% off, including new releases.
Phaidon Store | 83 Wooster Street (between Spring and Broome) New York, New York
11/26 - 11/29

I Like Mike's Mid-Century Modern Sale 20% Everything in the shop (furniture, lighting, decor) and free delivery in NYC for all furniture.
I Like Mike's Mid-Century Modern | 161 Decatur Street, Brooklyn, New York 11233
11/26: 3pm - 8pm
11/27: 11am - 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

• The Loom Company Showroom Sale Featuring John Derian and all your favorites — cash only.
The Loom Company Showroom | 7 West 34th Street space c102-104 (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
11/30 & 12/1: 10am - 6pm

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

Hable Construction One Day Sale One day down and dirty sale before the holidays to clear out some out of door fabrics, hand printed art and odds and ends — especially great if you are decorating any out door or high traffic spots!
Hable Construction | The Old American Can Factory, 232 Third Street #E105, Brooklyn, New York 11215
11/28: 11am - 5pm

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

In Conversation: Daniel Libeskind and Joan Rosenbaum @ The Jewish Museum Internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind will join Joan Rosenbaum, Director of The Jewish Museum, to discuss how his work embodies Jewish sensibilities. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, A Hanukkah Project: Daniel Libeskind's Line of Fire, on view from November 19, 2010 to January 30, 2011. Tickets for this program are $20 for the general public, and $18 for Jewish Museum members.
The Jewish Museum | 1109 Fifth Avenue (at 92nd Street) Manhattan
12/2: 6:30pm

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

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

Property Holiday Event
Property | 14 Wooster Street New York, New York 10013
11/30: 10am - 6pm

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


Piazza Holiday Bazaar Vendors selling Arts and crafts, clothing, antiques, vintage good and collectibles.
The Piazza at Schmidt's | 969 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
11/26: 11am - 7pm
11/27 - 12/19: Saturdays & Sundays 12pm - 7pm

• 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


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 (closed 11/26)

Flora Grubb Gardens Open House Every year we celebrate the holiday here at the nursery with an open house full of good stuff for you and your loved ones to do and see after Thanksgiving. Come visit us for refreshments (starting at 11am), new gift selections, workshops, and good company.
Flora Grubb Gardens | 1634 Jerrold Avenue San Francisco, California 94124
11/26 - 11/28


• Black Friday in Old Town Alexandria Big savings in many amazing Old Town boutiques. Opening as early as 6am and offering storewide discounts as big as 30%. The early bird gets the goods!
Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
11/26: starting at 6am

Community Forklift Green Friday An assortment of family-friendly events to encourage you to choose community instead of commercialism. In addition, all orange-tag renovation materials and hardware will be 25% off. Also, all white-tag antiques and architectural items in our Salvage Arts department will be 10% off.
Community Forklift | 4671 Tanglewood Drive Edmonston, Maryland 20781
SALE: 11/26: 9am - 6pm
EVENTS: 11/26 - 11/28

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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