Create an ideabook for your next remodeling project!
Browse more than 1,500,000 photos from top designers and save your favorites
TRADE SHOW — Sept. 22-25, 2011
Old Truman Brewery
Find inspiration for your next project while sourcing and purchasing the next big thing at Tent London, one of the largest design trade shows taking place during the London Design Festival. More than 200 international exhibitors show the latest in contemporary furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, materials and accessories, including Mini Moderns, featured above. More than 19,000 international trade buyers, high-caliber specifiers, and media and design savvy consumers from 44 countries attend the four-day event. Be sure to catch Tent Loves, a series of thought-provoking installations, each using different materials; and Sussed, a collection of sustainable innovations featuring developments in eco-friendly materials.
EXHIBITION — Sept. 24-Oct. 21, 2011
The Art of Imaging: Architectural Design Photography
Washington Design Center
300 D Street, SW, Concourse Level
If you enjoy marveling at photography and architecture, you’ll want to check out "Architectural and Design Photography: The Art of Imaging," presented by the WDC and Dodge-Chrome, Inc. More than 100 images of interior design, architecture, outdoor landscapes by 29 of the area’s top architectural and fine‐art photographers will be on display through Oct. 21. Featured photographers include Morgan Howarth, Eric Taylor, Jeff Wolfram and many more.
Among the show’s highlights is Mike Mitchell's iconic photograph of the Beatles' first U.S. concert in 1964, which recently made headlines when a gelatin silver print of it was auctioned at Christie’s in New York. The exhibition features two galleries; and the fine-art photography display will show works printed on metal, acrylic, and wood.
While at the WDC, check out the 2011 Dreamhome: Jewel Tones of Design on display featuring jewelry-inspired décor.
FREE MUSEUM DAY — Sept. 24, 2011
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Look for a participating U.S. Museum near you
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Smithsonian magazine presents Museum Day, an event in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket — for free. Did you catch that? For free!
The Museum Day Ticket is good for two people per household, per address. Sign up for a ticket here. There are hundreds of participating museums from The Bailey House Museum in Maui (featured above) to Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art in New Mexico and more.
FUNDRAISER — Oct. 1, 2011
2nd Street District, 1:00-4:30 p.m.
If you’re an animal and architecture lover and you happen to be in or near Austin, you won’t want to miss Barkitecture, a designer doghouse auction showcasing doghouses created by some of Austin’s best architects, designers and builders. Hosted by the Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc., this fundraiser gives you the opportunity to bid on a number of unique doghouses. Play at the 'Pup-Stop,’ learn more about pet adoption opportunities, and enjoy a Howl-o-Ween Fashound Show. A costume will be provided with entry, or your furry fashionista can come in his or her own fabulous outfit. More details on entering the fashion show here.
A doghouse designed by Cesar Millian on behalf of the Millian Foundation will also be featured. All proceeds from Barkitecture will benefit local area animal rescue groups.
Featured above is the 2010 winner of "Best Backyard Bungalow," designed by True Interiors. See more 2010 Barkitecture winners.
DISCUSSION — October 9, 2011
Growing Up Modern
Bentley Historical Library, 4:00 p.m.
University of Michigan, 1150 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI
Enjoy an interactive and informative afternoon with Ann Arbor native Peter Osler, Director of the Program of Landscape Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, as he explores “Growing Up Modern" in the Great Lake state. Join in a panel discussion and see original architectural archives of mid-century homes by prominent architects such as Gunnar Birkerts, Eero Saarinen, William Muschenheim and Robert Metcalf (featured above). Presented by the Bentley Historical Library and a2modern.
HOUSE TOUR — Through Oct. 30, 2011
Cape May Designer Show House
Osprey Landing: 109 Rosemans Lane
Cape May, NJ
Want to peek inside a luxury waterfront home? Head out to Osprey Landing in New Jersey for Cape May’s seventh annual Designer Show House. Attend one of many daily tours showcasing local designers, products and vendors. This new $2.2 million four-story townhome overlooks the harbor and is ideal for those who appreciate the wetlands and wildlife that flourish nearby.
Self-guided tours are offered daily from 1-4 p.m. and guided evening tours are offered at 7 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Details and reservations here.
7 Top Design Events: Sept. 16-Oct. 7, 2011
7 Top Design Events: Sept. 9-30, 2011
What's on your calendar this weekend? Let us know about your favorite upcoming design events below!