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Current Obsessions: Weekend Arts

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Current Obsessions: Weekend Arts

May 7, 2016

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Our Latest Instagram Obsession

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Above: Brooklyn-based designer and artist Nao Tamura merges her global, cross-cultural talents in each of her designs. Her daily posts highlight her work, her inspirations, and, perhaps most envy-inducing, her travels (@nownao).
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