Head to Las Vegas Market and find the most recent industry trends and products — and in this scenario, what happens there, doesn’t need to remain there. Meet sculpture artist Patrick Dougherty at Palo Alto, and listen to what he has to say about his design process. Tour 16 inspring homes for sale and fulfill with the architects. And see Washington’s Bellevue Arts Museum to see the first retrospective exhibit highlighting the work of modern design icon George Nelson. If you’re searching for ways to become inspired or simply enjoy getting outside amid other layout lovers, here are our five choices of what to do and see around the country.
Palo Alto Art Center
LECTURE — 7 p.m. Jan. 25, 2012
Lucie Stern Community Center, Palo Alto Children’s Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
famous for his unique, large scale ecological sculptures, join artist Patrick Dougherty to get a unique lecture because he discusses his design process and takes you through the striking site-specific artworks he’s created globally. His interactive stick installations explore the ability of primitive building techniques and are constructed on the grounds of museums, universities, botanical gardens, and private homes. Before or after the lecture, Be Certain to check out Palo Alto’s own Dougherty installment Double Carry on the grounds of the Palo Alto Art Center (at Newell and Embarcadero Road). Click the link for more details or call -LRB-650-RRB- 329-2366.
Robert Allen Design
TRADE SHOW — Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2012
Las Vegas Market
495 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV
Be a part of all of the industry buzz by attending this year’s Las Vegas Market, which offers access to the latest home design business trends and a huge display of over 1,200 world-class products. For five full days, like discovering the latest in furniture, decorative accessories, lighting, fabrics, rugs, floor coverings and much more. Attend company workshops on increasing green approaches, fulfill HGTV Design Star judge Genevieve Gorder, and network with industry experts. Complete list of occasions
If you’re heading into Las Vegas Market, then be sure and stop by and say hello at the Lounge, Building C, booth C458-9!
APLD, susan Cohan
LECTURE — 10: 30 a.m. Jan 21, 2012
Cacti and Succulents
Gethsemane Garden Center at the Greenhouse
5739 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL
If you’re searching for an extra dose of green this winter, then join Ted Biernacki of Ted’s Greenhouse since he discusses the benefits of planting and also how to care for cacti and succulents. Whether you’ve already got a saucer full succulents or only wish to slow down and daydream about spring, you’ll walk away with useful strategies on propagation and rooting, repotting and the ideal soil combination.
Limited space available. RSVP at -LRB-773-RRB- 878-5915 or even [email protected]
Twist Tours Photography
HOME TOUR — Feb. 4, 2012
Austin Modern Home Tour
Measure inside 16 inspirational modern houses on the fourth yearly Modern Home Tour including work by some of Austin’s premier architects and firms. The Modern Home Tour provides a fantastic opportunity to see inside architecturally progressive and environmentally aware modern homes presently on the market. Featured homes include work by Cottam Hargrave, Webber + Studio, Studio Momentum, Nick Mehl, Specht Harpman and much more. Hear from participating architects at a later party from 6-8:30 p.m. at TreeHouse. Purchase advance tickets online.
EXHIBIT — Through Feb. 12, 2012
George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA
If you’re in the American Northwest, then be sure to visit the first comprehensive retrospective exhibit highlighting the works of one of the founding fathers of American Modernism, George Nelson (1908-1986). Over 220 objects will likely be on display, including his iconic Coconut Chair, Bubble Lamde and the Marshmallow Sofa, and picture works, his modern clocks (pictured), architectural models, films, prints and a full‐scale partial reconstruction of the 1959 American National Exhibition in Moscow. The exhibition was originally organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany in 2008, and observes the work of one of the greatest designers of the 20th century.
More 2012 design events: 5 Top January Events, Jan. 6-31, 2012, Jan. 13-31, 2012
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