Thursday, March 12, 2015

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST HOME DESIGN SHOW, MARCH 19-22, 2015, NEW YORK CITY




By E. Joyce Glasgow, www.artsandculturescene.com


The 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show, www.archdigesthomeshow.com, will take place March 19-22, 2015 at Piers 92 and 94 in New York City. The show features over 400 booths, including professional interior and exterior design, decorator and installation services and some of the finest goods available for the home, including high-end, sleek, sophisticated, state of the art large kitchen appliances, artisan wallpapers, fabrics, custom-designed rugs, high quality wall paints, decorative wrought iron, lighting, bath fixtures, flooring, furniture, design accessories and more. At least half of the booths are dedicated to individual fine artists displaying their work, including two and three dimensional art, featuring paintings, photos, sculptures, glass, ceramics and distinctive, dramatic, custom woodworking. The New York Times Design Panels, featuring a number of designers, with slideshows, are held Friday through Sunday, giving ideas, insight and inspiration to the general public and designers alike. One of the highlights of the show is the annual DIFFA Dining By Design Show. Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) raises funds with this show for combating HIV/AIDS, direct care, raising awareness and prevention through education. Each year designers and design students come together to create dining tableaus. Some are breathtaking, others whimsical, some ornate, some sleek. All are unique and reflect the love and attention put into them by the designers for this great cause. www.diffa.org.

DESIGN BY RALPH LAUREN HOME; PHOTO BY TIMOTHY BELL
PIERS 92 & 94:
HOME TO DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN & THE ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST HOME DESIGN SHOW
DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN 2015 national tour will kick off in an expanded location at Pier 92 during the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, attracting thousands of design enthusiasts and luminaries in the fields of art, fashion, and design. Your show admission ticket gives you full access to New York’s most anticipated display of design brilliance for dining and entertaining. Using the venue as a blank canvas, nearly 50 of the country’s top designers create dining environments in a brilliant blast of creativity.
This year DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN will include installations from a wide range of designers and leading brands, including Benjamin Moore & Cosentino, Hickory Chair, Roche Bobois Paris, Ralph Lauren Home, Anthropologie, Kravet Inc. designed by Hunt Slonem, the New York Design Center, Sunbrella, Calvin Klein Home, Design Within Reach, Herm├Ęs, and many more. You can browse a silent auction that features items from many of the dining displays.

MAKE A DIFFARENCE
DIFFA’s grant making tradition is supported by the generosity of corporate and individual donors. By participating in DIFFA’s philanthropic initiatives, either nationally or locally, you can help support the important work of HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and direct care. 




Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NYC VEGETARIAN FOOD FESTIVAL, MARCH 14th-15th, 2015, METROPOLITAN PAVILION, NYC

The 2015 NYC Vegetarian Food Festival will take place on March 14th-15th, 2015 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., NYC. Each year attendees have the opportunity to see cooking demonstrations, try great Vegan and Vegetarian food samples and other products and hear a variety of lectures on health, diet and related subjects. Follow the links below for complete information and schedule. www.nycvegfoodfest.com