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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.





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. leshloom.com




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. thinkfabricate.com




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. soudasouda.com




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

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)
RSVP: rsvp@thefutureperfect.com

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!

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.



A&D Building and T Magazine Present: Taste of T – A Celebration of Food & Design

By danielle


Can you believe it is already November?!?! We have so many things to be thankful for this month. The A&D Building‘s annual Taste of T tops our list as it pairs great design with some of the most celebrated chefs in the world.

Thirty of the A&D Building’s showrooms are hosting the preparation and sampling of culinary delights, wine tastings and demos of the new New York Times Cooking app. The evening’s activities are being presented in collaboration with T: The New York Times Style Magazine and sponsors: Air France and South Africa.

Among the participants will be world-class chefs including: Massimo Bebber of Sirio Ristorante; Camille Becerra of Navy; Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit; Andy Bennett of Rouge Tomate; Alessandro Caporale of Casa Lever; Rebecca Charles of Pearl Oyster Bar; Ed Cotton of Sotto 13; Clifford Crooks of ESquared Hospitality; Ariane Daguin of D’Artagnan; Zene Flinn of Park Avenue; Raphael Francois of Le Cirque; Kerry Heffernan of TV’s Top Chef Masters; Chris Jaeckle of All’onda; Julia Jaksic of Employees Only; Sarabeth Levine of Sarabeth’s; Ali Loukzada of Serai; Todd Mitgang of Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room; Marco Moreira of One Five Hospitality, Tocqueville and 15 East; Benkei O’Sullivan of Park Avenue; Raffaele Ronca of Ristorante Rafele; Bryce Schuman of Betony; Soulaphet “Phet” Schwader of Khe-Yo; Dale Talde of Talde, Pork Slope and Thistle Hill Tavern; and Isao Yamada of Brushstroke.

Special Feature: Sam Sifton, cookbook author and editor of The New York Times’s new Food department, which includes The Times’s new Cooking site and app, will be in a host showroom along with deputy Food editor, Susan Edgerley. Tastings and a specialty drink based on recipes from the new Cooking app will be served while New York Times staff members provide demos of the new app.

Other noteworthy participants include: The Bent Spoon, Blue Sky Bakery, The Meatball Shop, Piada, Pop Karma, Maman, Steve’s Key Lime Pies, Sweet Loren’s, Voila Chocolate

Tickets are $95. Design-Calendar readers – enter NYTAD at checkout for $15 off. As before, a portion of the proceeds will go to God’s Love We Deliver.

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By danielle


For those of our readers who call Long Island home; we have an event for you. On November 4th, the Designers + Builders Alliance of Long Island,  a unique multi-disciplinary, recognized 501 (c)(3)  organization uniting ALL of the home trades, is hosting “How to Houzz.”  With over 16 million monthly users, HOUZZ.COM is one of the hottest social media sites.  It has become a must-use marketing tool for all home improvement professionals; architects, interior designers/decorators, landscapers, builders, contractors and products.   Houzz Community Builder, Michael Stein, will go over the basics, guide you through the step by step process of how to best set up your profile page and offer techniques to get it noticed. Before you know it, you’ll be Houzz-ing like a pro. In addition to the personalized hands-on assistance, the evening will include a light buffet dinner. That sounds like a total score in our book. Proceeds of the evening will benefit NYIT’s ‘Summer Study Abroad Program’, helping to send architecture and design students to Europe to further their education.

When: Tuesday, November 4th from 6:00-8:30

Where: NYIT – Old Westbury Campus

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. D+BA Members are free

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Set Sail with Kips Bay Tonight

By alexandra


Anchors aweigh! Benefitting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, the Kips Bay Boathouse Bash is ready to set sail in NYC tonight. Formerly a cruise, this year’s event takes place at the historic Loeb Boathouse in Central Park with a nautical theme. Guests will enjoy live entertainment and lakeside dinner and dancing. With nice weather expected and a gathering of interior design leaders and practitioners, and philanthropists all there to raise funds for a great community cause the event promises to a success. All proceeds will go to Kips Bay Boys & Girls club. For more information on the organization and future events, head to www.shopkipsbay.org



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