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Espasso at Steven Alan

Beginning with an all-day kickoff party on Saturday, May 29, from 10 am to 7 pm, Steven Alan in East Hampton will feature an installation of handmade furniture and accessories by Brazilian artisans Carlos Motta and Etel Carmona curated by the Brazilian furniture gallery Espasso. Known for its blend of furniture, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, and site-specific accessories “designed for everyone,” Steven Alan, who has three stores in Los Angeles and six stores in New York (four in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn and one in East Hampton), will offer the furnishings throughout the summer months.  
May 27, 2010
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Britain's Mid-Century Female Designers

Of the iconic women designers working in the mid-20th century, the two most often recognized—and adored—are Ray Eames and Lucienne Day (the female halves of two of the best-known creative couples of the era). While Eames won our hearts with her inventive furniture designs, Day brought modernism to the masses via her woven textile designs. On Saturday, May 15, the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, opens a new exhibit featuring the work of Day and two other mid-century British designers—Marian Mahler and Jacqueline Groad—titled Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-Century Britain. The show is on display through September 12 and here we present a slideshow of 20 textiles from the exhibition.
May 14, 2010
An early-edition Egg Chair, circa 1970, with original leather. By Arne Jacobsen.

Events this Weekend: 5.13-5.16

This weekend we bring you 11 exhibitions and events spanning London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Kuala Lumpur. Got another one for us? Add it to the list.
May 13, 2010
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Events this Weekend: 5.6-5.9

We're Out and About in America this weekend, with an exhibit opening in Indianapolis, a three-day design show in New York, and the closing of exhibitions in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit.
May 6, 2010
A map of the various zones at the 2010 Expo, happening in Shanghai, China, this weekend.

Events this Weekend: 4.29-5.2

From the 2010 Expo Shanghai to the 2011 Solar Decathalon, this weekend is packed with openings featuring spirited pavilions and sun-powered plans.
April 29, 2010
Envelopes Exhibition

Envelopes: Pratt Manhattan Gallery

A building envelop is to a structure as our skin is to our bodies. But whereas our protective outer layers are responsive to the environment (both inside and outside ourselves), the walls that wrap around a building often fail to adapt to their changing surroundings. In Envelopes, an exhibit that opened at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery in March and closes May 5, guest curator Christopher Hight invited designers from around the world to create their visions of sustainable building surfaces that take on the sensory and responsive qualities of human skin.
April 29, 2010
<i>The House of a GI-A Proposal</i> (2009) by Matthew Ritchie. On display at the Guggenheim Museum February 12 through April 28, 2010, as part of the exhibit <i>Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum</i>.

Events this Weekend: 4.22-4.25

Tonight, celebrate Earth Day with a discussion of water management at the Museum of the City of New York and catch Quicktake and Contemplating the Void before they close at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Guggenheim Museum, respectively.
April 22, 2010
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Sunny Memories

Gathering solar energy doesn't need to be a process sequestered to the roof. To demonstrate the varied uses of a new dye solar cell invented at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, the EPFL+ECAL Lab asked four design schools around the world to create innovative applications for the cell. The resulting projects from students at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California; the Royal College of Art in London, England; the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland; and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France—which range from pendants to post boxes—are on display at the California College of the Arts April 16-24 as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition.
April 17, 2010
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Other Space Odysseys

Last week, Other Space Odysseys: Greg Lynn, Michael Maltzan, Alessandro Poli opened at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal, Quebec. The exhibition explores solutions for space travel and habitation by looking at how a colony in space could find its grounding in a world without gravity, featuring a proposal for a new Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA, and showing of the 1972 film Architettura Interplanetaria by Superstudio, of which Poli was a member. 
April 16, 2010