Archive for November, 2014

Interior Design’s 30th Annual Hall of Fame

By yvonne


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Suit up for the annual Hall of Fame. The “Academy Awards of Design” is celebrating its 30th year! Hosts Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief of Interior Design and Mark Strauss, President of Interior Design Media Group, outdo themselves every year and we cannot wait to see what they have in store this time.  2014 inductees include: Hagy Belzberg of Belzberg Architects; David Lake and Ted Flato of Lake|Flato; Paola Navone of Paola Navone; and Andrea Woodner of Design Trust for Public Space, the recipient of a special leadership award.  We’re excited to see Interior Design‘s signature documentaries honoring each of the inductees. We hear there will be popcorn in the coveted goody bag (courtesy of Ilex) so break it open for your viewing pleasure.

The event – a veritable “who’s who in the industry” – will honor both present and past HOFers. It’s black tire attire, so if you haven’t found your outfit yet, we suggest you take some time over the holiday break to do so. And be sure to put on your dancing shoes for the  after-party! The anniversary event will certainly be one to remember. Information to purchase tickets here.

Interior Design Hall of Fame
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Waldorf Astoria
301 Park Ave
New York, NY 10022

Above: Interior Design’s 29th Annual Hall of Fame attendees

Interior Design’s Best Of Year Awards: 12/4

By Lucy


In the immortal words of Tyra Banks,You wanna be on top?” At this year’s upcoming Interior Design magazine Best of Year Awards, we will find out which products will reign supreme! Categories cover everything from lighting to textiles to seating and more, and of course, the party is part of the fun. Tickets are still on sale for the event, which will take place Thursday, December 4 at the IAC.

For a list of finalists and to purchase tickets, click here. We’ll see you then!

image courtesy of Interior Design

image courtesy of Interior Design

Put a New Spin on Your Holiday Table

By jacqui


Let the entertaining begin! With holiday season upon us, it’s time to bring fresh decorating ideas to the table. Spin Ceramics’ collection of delightful pieces offers plenty of inspiration. The Chinese porcelain tabletop brand blends ancient techniques with the modern artistry of eight contemporary designers who are based in Spin’s Shanghai design studio.

The results are wonderful and often whimsical—captivating designs impeccably rendered by master artisans in the Jingdezhen region, which for many centuries has maintained its reputation as China’s “capital of porcelain.” Since the techniques of the craft date as far back as the 13th-14th-century Yuan Dynasty, you could say that all tea served in Spin Ceramics is steeped in history.

The brand recently opened its flagship store in SoHo and it just relaunched its online store to feature a wider selection of product: And newsflash: Spin Ceramics is offering free domestic shipping until December 15.

Feast your eyes after the jump: we’ve curated some recommendations for reinvigorating your table (or gift list) these holidays. Ranging from complete dish sets and salt and pepper shakers to candles and vases, these exquisite, enigmatic pieces will get the conversation going.


Above: Zisha Teapot for Twelve Tastes – This gorgeous, seasonal teapot is pictured with Zisha Grandpa Teacups. Designer: Gary Wang


Above: White Biscuit Moebius Strip Vase Set – Even without stems, the fluid lines of the sculptural Moebius draws the eye. Designer: Q.Q. Qiong

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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.




WantedDesign Presents: Made In Brooklyn Holiday Market

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!

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