Up Next: Fashion & Design
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Holland Cotter notwithstanding, we think the Met show
China Through the Looking Glass is a beauty.
At Film Forum, two excellent and entertaining films
about the fashion world: Dior and I and Iris.
Zoya Levinshteyn, Yuri Kolesov and Alisa Minyukova
aka Fascination Anxiety Jewelry, work their contemporary
pieces old school. Funding? New school all the way.
NYCxDESIGN is the City's official celebration of design, starting today and running through May 19. Among the many events, check out Re-Inventing Shoes, 3D-printed shoes designed by, among others, Ben Van Berkel and Zaha Hadid.
There's an exhibit of work by legendary tattoo artist Ed Hardy at Kings Avenue, 188 Bowery [Spring] 212.431.5464.
The Store (or THE STORE, as they prefer) opens at 25 Peck Slip [Water/Front] on May 14, featuring designs by Tom Dixon.
Collective Design Fair holds their annual fair, May 13-17 at Skylight Clarkson Square, 550 Washington [Houston/Spring], showcasing 'the latest in design thinking and innovation'.
Designers on Instagram: #fashion is what used to be called a coffee-table book—a collection of images by top American fashion designers.
AIANY Design Winners are featured in an exhibit at the AIA gallery, 536 LaGuardia [W. 3rd/Bleecker] 212.683.0023. Best in Competition went to SsD for the Songpa Micro Housing project in Seoul (pictured above).
skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious
Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.
fri-sun: annual bklyn designs show features local furniture, lighting, accessories and art designers at greenpoint's brooklyn expo center, kicking off the city-wide nycxdesign shows. $15.
fri thru 11/15: 'how posters work', an exhibition of 125 works at cooper hewitt, explores the techniques behind iconic posters. $18 general, $12 seniors, $9 students, pay-what-you-wish saturdays 6-9pm.
sat 11am-4pm: 65 local vendors sell handmade jewelry, clothing, housewares, art and more at the seventh annual spring crafts in chelsea benefit for ps11. w. 21st st., bet. 8th + 9th aves.
sat 8pm: the poetry project's annual spring fundraiser features readings and performances by john giorno, dia felix, miguel gutierrez, and david grubbs. st. mark's church, $12 adv, $15 door.
sat-sun 10am-sunset: socrates sculpture park kicks off its spring opening weekend with kite making + flying and yoga + tai chi classes. free admission.
sun 8am-4pm: the ninth annual japan day at central park's bandshell features live music, dance and martial arts performances, plus food tents, family-friendly activities, a four-mile run, and more. free admission.
sun (various times): moms get a free frozen custard
cup or cone at shake shack.
sun (various times, + 6/21): your parents weren't typical, and neither are ones depicted in momi's mother's + father's day horror film screenings: psycho, rosemary's baby, the brood, the night of the hunter, eyes without a face and the shining. $12 general, $9 students/seniors.