Read on to learn about what’s been inspiring us this week, including a bevy of design- and art-related events.
This weekend the juried art and design festival BKLYN Designs is on in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. A major exhibition of the year for Brooklyn-based designers, artists, and makers, the show will include more than 65 participating designers, as well as themed lounges, workshops, demonstrations, art installations, and local food and drink.
Above: One of the participating artisans Bolé Road Textiles makes pillows, curtains, tablecloths, and more using ethically sourced linen and cottons blends from weaving studios in Ethiopia. The BKLYN Buys marketplace offers ceramics, jewelry, furniture, and objects designed or made in Brooklyn. Open May 6 through 8 at the Brooklyn Expo Center at 72 Noble St., in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Tickets are $15 for the general public.
N.B.: BKLYN Designs is offering Remodelista readers a $5 discount per ticket; use the code REMODELISTA5.
Above: After conducting a research project on classic, minimalist Shaker design, Oregon-based Studio Gorm invited 12 other designers to contribute to a full collection of works inspired by the religious community. Deemed Furnishing Utopia, the completed designs include works by the likes of Ladies & Gentlemen, Hallgeir Homstvedt, Studio Gorm (above baskets), and eight other designers. The collection will debut at NYCxDESIGN, May 13 to 16, at Sight Unseen Offsite.
- Also happening in NYC: the Collective Design Fair.
- This story has us wondering if tiny homes are the answer to an urban plight.
- A look inside the art-filled Florida house of a New York Yankee.
Above: McGuire Furniture has debuted its spring 2016 collection that includes pieces created in collaboration with LA-based designer Barbara Barry. Named the Ojai Collection, Barry’s 11 pieces exude the relaxed and refined essence of the Southern California town.
- A look at one of our favorite purveyors of Japanese ceramics.
- This may be one of the most innovative pop-up shops we’ve encountered.
- The rise of the locavore designer.
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