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By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Sep 17, 2018
October 6: West | October 7: Northwest October 13: Northeast | October 14: South PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 14, 2018. The Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), presented by the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), is a citywide festival taking place over four days this October. POST is a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a visual artist and an opportunity to join (free of charge) in appreciation of the creative culture that pulses through the heart of every neighborhood in Philadelphia. Through an approachable and easy-to-navigate, self-guided our, the program spotlights the vitality of Philadelphia’s contributions... more
By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Sep 17, 2018
(30 August 2018 – Philadelphia, PA) Minima , a retail leader of luxurious contemporary design based in Philadelphia, will host Touched X Design , a multi-sensory experience and opening celebration for Sensory Design. The launch is part of Philadelphia Design District’s seven-day DesignPhiladelphia 2018 program, and is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Touched by Design will be held in Minima’s two Old City locations, and will feature work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as Bomma’s hand-blown glass lighting collection, and new furniture from Italian design house, Minotti. Teresa Chang’s limited edition, hand-built porcelain pieces are... more
By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Sep 17, 2018
WHEN: October 10, 2018 / 5:00–6:30pm WHERE: Lightbox Film Center, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia WHAT: World-renowned furniture and interior designer Ilse Crawford describes her practice as “creating environments where humans feel comfortable; public spaces that make people feel at home; and homes that are habitable and make sense for the people who live in them.” In this talk for the Wolf Humanities Center’s 2018-19 Forum on “Stuff,” the founder of StudioIlse will explain why interiors—and the stuff that fills them—matter, how our imagined order and values are embedded in the material world we make, and how meaningful... more