Kickstart the Next Great Artists Residence

By sevan


Brooklyn-based artist Robyn Renee Hasty and Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects just launched Stilt City, a new adaptive reuse project sited in Rockaway Park, New York, which they hope to fund using Kickstarter.

What is—or will be—Stilt City? The project brief presents it as a live-work artists residence and community space that will adaptively reuse a vacant bungalow in Rockaway Park, NY that was flooded by Superstorm Sandy. The renovated building will implement innovative flood-resilient architecture and focus on low-impact design features. With Stilt City, Rockaway will not only have a new space to experiment with radical ideas and alternative  social and economic structures that are at the intersection of art, community, and urban development, but also a new prototype alternative for housing in flood zones that cannot elevate to the adjusted Base Flood Elevation.

The project’s Kickstarter campaign launched this past Thursday with a festive event at Pioneer Works—but don’t wait until they’re down to the line to donate! The project needs to raise $60,000 to get funded and become a reality, and we know you’re eyeing the SLUMBER PARTY reward.





By kristin


Don’t wait for BKLYN DESIGNS to get your artisanal design fix! This weekend (Nov 22-23), the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the tastemakers at WantedDesign are hosting a holiday pop-up shop at Industry City filled with all kinds of locally made goodies. From furniture, lighting and home decor to accessories, jewelry and food, the Made in Brooklyn Holiday Market will feature the best Brooklyn-made products from over 35 designers and makers.



Here are a few of our favorites:


Blending traditional weaving techniques with modern design, Lesh is a line of fiber jewelry created by textile designer Summer Moore. Handwoven in Gowanus, Brooklyn, each Lesh piece is a one-of-a-kind combination of color, pattern, and hand-dyed materials.




Think Fabricate is a multi-disciplinary design studio co-founded by Susan Doban and Jason Gorsline. Their design process is driven by the idea of collaboration, resulting in compositions full of color, interesting material palettes, meaningful visual motifs, and modern forms.




Souda is a design-focused manufacturer of furniture, lighting and home décor who received ICFF’s“Best New Designer” Award in 2014. Producing objects that integrate art & design while balancing a machine and hand-made aesthetic, Souda’s goods are approachable & intimate, yet highly refined.




Holiday House NYC Kicks Off Tonight

By jacqui


Gear up for the festive season by celebrating the best in interior design and holiday entertaining at Holiday House NYC while supporting the fight against breast cancer. Founder Iris Dankner and her co-chairs have put together yet another impressive line-up of talent. The fun kicks off with tonight’s Opening Night Gala. The Holiday House showcase will be open daily for general admission from Thursday November 20 to Sunday December 21 (tickets $35). Proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Holiday House NYC 2014

The Academy Mansion
2 East 63rd Street
New York City

Thursday, November 20, 2014 – Sunday, December 21, 2014
11am – 5pm

(Closes at 2pm on Wednesday November 26 and all day Thursday November 27 for Thanksgiving.)


Above: A Holiday House tabletop by Eric Cohler

Robert Allen Announces 2015 Interior Designer Color of the Year

By Lucy


Robert Allen has launched its new Interior Designer Color of the Year program, and the results are in for 2015. Interior designers and industry experts cast their votes from predictions selected by the color pros at Robert Allen, and Calypso Blue came out on top!

Robert Allen Director of Fabric Design Hannah Alderson explains, “Calypso Blue is a vibrant color with bold, inky undertones. It represents where design is headed in the coming year, a reinterpreted twist on a classic shade, and we’re excited to see how designers use it in their interiors throughout 2015.”

Calypso Blue will be featured in upcoming Spring 2015 collections from Robert Allen, but in the meantime, I’ll be dreaming of avoiding the cold and lounging at the beach in front of a Calypso Blue ocean! Check out this gorgeous hue below.

The 2015 Interior Designer Color of the Year!

The 2015 Interior Designer Color of the Year: Calypso Blue!

Fall Fun at The Future Perfect

By alexandra


The Future Perfect…it does look pretty perfect for those planning to attend “Fall at The Future Perfect” this Thursday, November 20th in NYC. The popular NYC design resource will unveil a brand new seasonal display by hot designers including Lee Broom, Piet Hein Eek, Glithero, Pinch, Eric Roinestad and Roll & Hill.

Lee Broom is flying in for the soirée and will introduce “Nouveau Rebel,”  a new collection that integrates marble elements. Drinks and bits will be served.
More event details are below.
See you there!
The Future Perfect
55 Great Jones St. (Bowery and Lafayette)

Valitalia Makes “Made In Italy” Accessible

By jacqui


Last week Design-Calendar attended the official launch of the brand-new Italian home furnishings site, Valitalia, at a press luncheon at the Italian Trade Commission. And were we in for a treat: Friulian furnishings paired with delicacies by Friulian native and “Masterchef” winner Luca Manfè (who was in attendance) and regional wine.


Above: The Italian Trade Commission hosted the official launch of Valitalia

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These are a few of our Favorite Things…

By Lucy


In need of festive plans tonight? Stop by the New York Design Center for a fun new event with Traditional Home called “Our Favorite Things. The magazine’s “New Trad” designers will choose their favorite finds in select showrooms, and delicious drinks and food will be served. Best of all, a raffle for these favorite picks will benefit Housing Works. Design + fun people…certainly sounds like all of MY Favorite Things!

Eat, Drink & Be Thankful

By jacqui


Are you ready to make a DIFFArence? DIFFA: The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS together with hosts Cindy Allen, Interior Design and Christophe Rammant, Bolon by ViiR are teaming up for Thanks for Giving, a night of giving thanks and giving back. They have put together a kick-ass silent auction including items from Axor, Henri Bendel, Hautelook, Jonathan Adler and more. Tickets are $75 and worth every dime!

Thanks for Giving

Thursday November 13 – 6-9PM

WeWork Studio Soho West

175 Varick St, NYC

Go here for tickets – and enjoy, thanks!



Platinum Circle Has Come Around Again

By jacqui


Tomorrow Hospitality Design hosts its 26th annual Platinum Circle black-tie festive dinner, which celebrates industry leaders for their lifetime achievements. This year’s impressive list of honorees includes: M. Arthur Gensler Jr., Gensler; Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group; Lauren Rottett, Rottett Studio; and Adrian Zecha, Amanresorts. The HD Visionary Award will be presented to Rockwell Group. Come fete this year’s honorees. Tickets start at $375.


Above: Platinum Circle members at 2013’s gala

BDNY, Gold Key & NEWH Events

By jacqui


To be held at the Javits Center on November 9 to 10 in conjunction with the IHMS, BDNY is a show that keeps getting better each year. We enjoy the range of special hospitality-focused products on display and are always happy to see our favorite hospitality designers in the corridors shopping for their next boutique project.  Programming highlights include an impressive line-up of industry speakers as well as two festive evening events—the 34th Annual Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design Gala and the NEWH Scholarship Gala.


Above: The Sojourn Lounge by Design Poole at BDNY

This year, the Gold Key Award will take place on Monday, November 10 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. Winners and finalists in each of 19 award categories will be recognized at the gala, along with the 2014 Designer of the Year honoree. Individual tickets are $375.

NEWH Inc., the Hospitality Industry Network, will present its 10th annual Icon of Industry award at their annual NEWH Scholarship Gala. It’s their largest fundraiser of the year and will include a silent auction, photo booth — and festive attire. They are a fun crowd so it should be a night to remember! Tickets are $150 members, $180 non-members. To purchase tickets visit the NEWH Booth CP-1 at BDNY on Sunday till 3pm or at the door.



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