Wednesday, March 29, 2017

AIPAD Photography Show, March 30-April 2, 2017, Pier 94, New York City

The AIPAD Photography Show moves to a new home in 2017.

The 2017 AIPAD Photography Show is moving to a new location, the spacious Pier 94, NYC, March 30-April 2, 2017, (Vernissage, March 29).  Its old home, the Park Avenue Armory, is transitioning into a performance art space.
This year’s AIPAD Photography Show will host over one hundred and fifteen international galleries featuring the works of early, modern and contemporary photographers, sixteen talks and a number of exhibitor sponsored book signings. New for 2017, the show will feature a section dedicated to book dealers, publishers and photography related organizations.

Find exhibitors here:

Some of the talks will include: gender equality in photography; Cuban photography past and present; the documentation of human modification of our planet’s natural system;, photography’s role in the African American experience and issues of social justice; how socially concerned photographers are bridging the gap between the worlds of documentary and fine art photography and iconic photographer, Lee Friedlander, in conversation with his wife and grandson on his extensive career, which includes more than fifty published books of his photos.

See a full list of talks here:

Complete information about the Association of International Photography Art Dealers, the AIPAD show, location, times and tickets can be found at their website:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Architectural Digest Design Show and DIFFA's 20th Anniversary Dining By Design NY, March16-19, 2017, Piers 92 and 94, NYC

The 2017 Architectural Design Design Show and DIFFA's Dining by Design Show will take place March 16-19, 2017, Piers 92 and 94, New York City.

Over four hundred exhibitors will be featured at the AD Show, including individual artisans, international manufacturers of fine, innovative kitchen appliances, with culinary demonstrations and refined design elements including hardware, tabletop, flooring, bath fixtures, bedding, furniture, accessories, lighting , cabinetry, carpets, metalwork and more. Artists products featured include glasswork, custom woodworking, paintings, sculptures, textiles, photography, other decorative accessories and handmade chocolates.

Exhibitor's list below.

Panels on design will be held throughout the four days. Here are details for some of the intriguing panels and participants.

KEYNOTE SUPERSTAR DESIGN: A CONVERSATION WITH AMY ASTLEY AND MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD, Thursday, March 16th, 4-5 P.M. Join Architectural Digest Editor in Chief Amy Astley and Los Angeles based interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard for an intimate look at the dynamics of creating homes for some of the world’s most high-profile celebrities, including Tommy Hilfiger, Cher, Ellen Pompeo, and Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian. Topics include building your brand, licensing products, the power of the press, and the art of cultivating interiors with maximum drama.

TELLING STORIES WITH DESIGN, Friday, March 17th, 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. David Rockwell and Sandra de Ovando both transform environments. Their work first intersected at Rockwell Group’s design for New York’s Vandal restaurant when they discovered what they shared in common: a passion to create immersive environments lasting for hours or decades. In conversation, they will discuss how they approach design in hospitality, how powerful ephemeral moments can be, and how collaboration is critical to achieving the very best in design. Featuring David Rockwell and Sandra de Ovando. Moderated by Maxwell Ryan, CEO  and founder of Apartment Therapy.

PRESERVING THE SOUL OF A HOME: HISTORIC PLACES AND LANDSCAPES, Friday, March 17th, 1:30-2:30 P.M. A discussion on the synergy and collaboration between residential and landscape design that honors history, tradition, and structure as evident in the renovations and modernizations of the Cedric Gibbons/Dolores Del Rio house in L.A., a 1940s Miami bungalow renovation, and Maycroft, the 1885 Aldrich family estate in Sag Harbor, New York. Featuring landscape architect Edmund Hollander and designers Frank de Biasi and Madeline Stuart. Moderated by Sandy Keenan, Director of Special Projects at Consumer Reports

HOME SUITE HOME, Friday, March 17th, 3:30-4:30 P.M. The aesthetics of hotel guest rooms are increasingly taking cues from residential spaces in an effort to elevate design and vice versa. From smart layout decisions to color choices to the right mix of furniture and fixtures, a fine balance is needed to create something extraordinary. Hear from a group of design visionaries who will delve into the secrets of how to make your bedroom feel like a five-star hotel. Featuring Matthew Berman of Workshop/APD, Stacy Garcia of Stacy Garcia, Inc., Jesse MacDougall of ICRAVE, and Michael Suomi of Stonehill & Taylor. Moderated by Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, Editor in Chief of Hospitality Design magazine

THE CHIC LIFE, Saturday, March 18th, 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Tastemakers discuss individuality, personal style, and the undeniable intersection between fashion and home today. Featuring Tim Gunn of “Project Runway,” HGTV’s Genevieve Gorder, and Los Angeles-based interior designer Mary McDonald. Moderated by Jane Keltner de Valle, Style Director at Architectural Digest

ABOVE AND BEYOND: DESIGNING FOR CREATIVES, Saturday, March 18th, 1:30-2:30 P.M. The partners of McAlpine use architecture and design to shape private sanctuaries that inspire creativity. Specializing in highly personalized interiors for clients like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, they will reveal the soulful spaces, romantic bedrooms, extraordinary guest quarters, party barns, and more that endow each retreat with individuality, intimacy, and uniqueness. Featuring McAlpine partners Bobby McAlpine, Susan Ferrier, Greg Tankersley, and Ray Booth. Moderated by book consultant Jill Cohen

HIGH-DESIGN ENTERTAINING AND THE PERFECT PARTY, Saturday, March 18th, 3:30-4:30 P.M. Trade secrets and essentials behind the art of entertaining and high design are revealed. Featuring Ken Fulk, designer and creative director for the tech sector’s elite and the author of Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World ; Lela Rose, fashion designer and author of Prêt- à-Party ; and Laura Dowling, Chief Floral Designer for the Obama White House and author of Floral Diplomacy at the White House. Moderated by Athena Calderone, renowned lifestyle expert, author of Cook Beautiful and creator of EyeSwoon

RENOVATION ROAD MAP: HOW TO GET STARTED, Sunday, March 19th, 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Learn what you need to know to define your project scope, set your budget, and navigate the gritty details of renovating small or palatial spaces. The conversation will focus on the nuts and bolts of a stress-free renovation. Featuring licensed contractors Stephen Fanuka of “Million Dollar Contractor” and DIY network star Jason Cameron. Moderated by Jean Brownhill, Founder and CEO of renovation matchmaker Sweeten

 SPIRITUALITY IN DESIGN, Sunday, March 19th, 1:30-2:30 P.M. Designer Vicente Wolf’s book The Four Elements of Design: Interiors Inspired by Earth, Water, Air and Fire is the springboard for this discussion on how to create spiritually positive interiors and find beneficial ways to utilize all aspects of design—architecture, landscaping, interiors, and urban development—to achieve a higher level. Featuring Vicente Wolf and Katie Scott, interior designer and author of Let It Be. Moderated by Linda O’Keeffe, design writer and co-author of The Four Elements of Design: Interiors Inspired by Earth, Water, Air and Fire

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE AD APARTMENT, Sunday, March 19th, 2:30 P.M. Immediately following the Spirituality in Design seminar, join us in the AD Apartment as Vicente Wolf signs his book The Four Elements of Design: Interiors Inspired by Earth, Water, Air and Fire, and Katie Scott signs her book Let It Be.

DIFFA'S 20th Anniversary of Dining by Design NY

Your AD Design Show admission ticket gives you full access to DIFFA's 20th Annual DINNING BY DESIGN NY. Using the venue as a blank canvas, nearly 50 of the country's top designers create dining environments in an extraordinary and eclectic blast of creativity—all in support of DIFFA's work to fight HIV/AIDS.


Outside of the show, you could never see that many dealers in one day. It’s a great way to see products in real life on the floor.
Mario Buatta, Interior Designer
Complimentary admission for design trade who preregister online (two forms of professional credentials required).  Design trade tickets are $40 at the door.  Consumer VIP tickets are available to consumers and include exclusive access to Trade Day, Thursday, March 16th.  General admission tickets allow for re-entry on all four days.  No cash accepted on site.
All tickets include free admission to DIFFA's 20th Annual DINING BY DESIGN. Advance ticket purchase includes a one-year digital subscription to Architectural Digest.  Limit one digital subscription or refund per household.  Offer expires 07/31/2017.
Children under 12 are free.