Once again, it’s time to wrap up the work week and plot a (hopefully) exciting weekend. From Paris to Venice Beach, we get the newest in retail, art, and journalism — there’s a lot to consider. This weekend is special as Milan Design Week is underway: we have a few spots to stop by if you’re around. See our picks below and please do something exciting this weekend. For more, check out our previous weekend picks here.
Nepenthes is hosting a pop-up for artist Andrea Aranow along with Inventory Magazine. Aranow will be showcasing “Home Snapshots of Times Past,” a look into her textiles and archive that make up her work in quilting. Inventory will be releasing their latest issue along with a selection of goods from their retail shop. If you’re in New York, we suggest a stop in. 307 W. 38th St
Tom Sachs is one of our favorite artists. We’re excited to announce that his latest exhibition, “American Homemade Paintings,” is now open at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris. In typical fashion, the way his paintings are constructed are left visible: raw plywood, unfinished edges, and exposed screws — too good. If Paris is a bit out of the way, we highly recommend picking Sachs’s latest art zine here. 7 Rue Debelleyeme, Fr-75003.
VENICE BEACH: General Store
Kinfolk recently gave us a great write up on the General Store’s newest shop opening in LA’s Venice Beach. The retailer offers an incredible range from design objects and clothing to gardening and kitchen tools. 1801 Lincoln Blvd.
MILAN: Nendo for COS Installation
We suggest stopping by the COS white shirt installation by Nendo in Salone del Mobile. The installation uses “the white shirt as a canvas” to showcase the unchanging nature of the classic garment throughout time. Via dell’Erbe.
MILAN: HAY Mini-Market
More from Milan — Denmark design company HAY open up a temporary mini-market. Look for stationery, desktop items, design objects and more, all at a reasonable price. Via Ciovassino 3A.
For those of use who are not black-tie regulars and still contemplating whether or not to purchasing a high-end tux for an event, BOO comes to the rescue. Band of Outsiders just announced their new tuxedo rental program, although currently, it’s only available in their Tokyo shop. 2-6-3 Sendagaya.
OHWOW Book Club brings KNOW-WAVE to the Commes des Garcons PLAY shop in Dallas’s Joule Hotel. Look for art books, zines, and other specialty items. The event is streaming live the entire weekend in their standard “no-format format.” Check it out here and make sure to stop by the pop-up. 1530 Main St.
LOS ANGELES: Poketo Shop in The Line Hotel
Poketo launch the opening of their second location at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles. The retailer focuses on affordable “high-design” with special attention to travel, given their new station inside the hotel. Look for their in-house line, products from local artists and designers, and other special items from around the world. 3515 Wilshire Blvd.
COSTA MESA: The Celect
Located at The Lab in Costa Mesa, The Celect is a retail shop that focuses on up-and-coming labels for both men and women. Look for their unique international offering from Mark McNairy and Soulland to Damir Doma. 2930 Bristol Street A101B.
NEW YORK: 30 Parsons Designers by Simon Collins
Stop by Milk Studios to see Dean Simon Collins’ new exhibition covering 30 famous designers who graced New York City’s infamous Parsons School of Design. You can see portraits and notes from the likes of Jeff Staple and Alexander Wang. 450 West 15th St.