Platinum Circle Has Come Around Again

By jacqui

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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.

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Above: Platinum Circle members at 2013’s gala

BDNY, Gold Key & NEWH Events

By jacqui

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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.

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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

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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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HOW TO HOUZZ

By danielle

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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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Architecture & Design Film Festival Kicks Off 6th Season!

By sevan

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Last week, the Architecture & Design Film Festival kicked off its sixth season at TriBeCa Cinemas with the World Premiere of Gray Matters from award-winning director Marco Orsini. It was a star-studded event for the A&D community, with the creators and cast of the documentary in attendance, as well as a special appearance by the new Irish Consul-General of New York, Barbara Jones—who proudly announced that she hails from the same town as Eileen Gray.

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Part of the Eileen Gray Project, Gray Matters tells the story of Eileen Gray, one of the greatest unsung design heroes of the 20th century—an industrious woman who was at the epicenter of the modern movement, yet her contributions to it were largely unacknowledged until the decades after her death in 1976. The film gives an intimate look at the breadth of Gray’s creations, from her early lacquer work to the Villa E-1027, following her transformation from artist to furniture maker, and finally, architect.

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Set Sail with Kips Bay Tonight

By alexandra

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Anchors aweigh! Benefitting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Clubthe 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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Color Invasion 2014 – You’re late! For a Very Important Date!

By yvonne

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“It’s always tea-time.” –The Hatter

Step into the fantasy world of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at this year’s Color Invasion, an annual theme party benefiting International Interior Design Association New York Chapter (IIDA NY) student activities and Design Awards Programs.

They will also be supporting The Pajama Program and providing a dropbox for new, unwrapped pajamas and books to individuals from infant to age 18. The program serves to help children and teenagers who have been abused, neglected, or living in poverty, and give them an opportunity to enjoy something as simple as clean pajamas. So, please be sure to bring a gift to help support this is wonderful cause!

Don’t be late for this very important date! Fall down the rabbit hole and come join the tea party – costumes are encouraged!

Color Invasion 2014 – The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
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hosted at a new location this year!
269 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Thursday, October 16th 2014 – 7PM-11PM

Purchase tickets HERE.

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IFDA Chapters Take A Seat For Charity

By jacqui

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On the heels of IFDA New York’s Take A Bow event, five other IFDA Chapters across the country are holding their Take A Seat charity auction galas over the next two weeks—in Philadelphia (October 10) Scottsdale, Boca Raton (both October 11), Washington DC (October 15), and San Francisco (October 16). Each event will benefit local charities devoted to the theme of “Helping Heroes At Home” by auctioning off upcycled chair artworks by creative design industry professionals in the local area. Visit Take A Seat for information on the initiative and links to each event.

Chair designed by interior designer Aleksander Alembert, which will be auctioned at IFDA Florida's Take A Seat gala. Cuban Impressionist painter Andres Conde painted the image for the back of the chair, which itself is a 1900 Rococo original.  Both Aleksander and Andres reside in Miami.  The chair is at $20,000.

Above: Chair by interior designer Aleksander Alembert, which will be auctioned at IFDA Florida’s Take A Seat gala at Boca Raton Museum of Art on Saturday October 11. Cuban Impressionist painter Andres Conde painted the image for the back of the chair, which itself is a 1900 Rococo original. Both Aleksander and Andres reside in Miami. The chair is at $20,000.

IFDA NY Takes a Bow

By danielle

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The NY Chapter of the International Furniture and Design Association (IFDA) kicked off the month by honoring its 2014 Take a Seat chair designers — inviting them to take a bow.

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While the event was held at the Axor Design Studio in the Meatpacking, attendees had the opportunity to Skype with five other IFDA chapters including Boca Raton, Philadelphia, Scottsdale, San Francisco and Washington D.C who were opening up their own Take aSeat exhibitions that evening. The collaborative spirit didn’t end there as many from the NY crowd signed up to participate in IFDA’s first Habitat for Humanity NYC build.

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They also presented a check for $10,000 to the non-profit organization.

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Archtober & Open House NY Unlock the City

By jacqui

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You say October, I say Archtober. Across New York City, a month-long festival of architecture comprising exhibitions, panels, and tours both on land and water is taking place—all in celebration of the city’s built environment in its myriad forms. A feature of the program is the architect-led Building of the Day series, which offers rare access to the interiors and grounds of 31 of the most intriguing structures and spaces in the five boroughs, from the offices of creative enablers Kickstarter to Post-Disaster Urban Interim Housing in Brooklyn. Speaking of open access, the 12th annual Open House New York Weekend will open many, many doors across the city this Saturday, October 11th and Sunday the 12th, with hundreds of sites and tours packed into two days, including a series curated by Interior Design magazine. It’s New York City unlocked!

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