As we wrap up the week, we’re getting pretty excited for Memorial Day weekend. We’ve rounded up the best that this weekend has to offer, from a new art exhibit in Los Angeles to a furniture show in New York. See our picks below and enjoy your weekend. We hope you spend your extra holiday well.
LOS ANGELES: Alexander Calder Exhibition at LACMA
After seeing a few original pieces at the Calder Foundation during our Postal Co. preview, we patiently waited for Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic at the LACMA. If you’re in Los Angles, please go see this. The show features over 50 original works from the legendary sculptor. See a full look inside the exhibit here.
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
LONDON: RHS Chelsea Flower Show
If you consider yourself a flower aficionado, then you probably already know about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. If you’re not so serious about it, that’s okay too. We suggest stopping by the annual flower showcase to see some of the world’s most impressive botanicals. Don’t miss out on “the plant of the year” award. Seriously. Discover more here.
Royal Hospital Rd
SEATTLE: Oddfellows Café & Bar
Quarterly print online magazine Kinfolk give us a look inside the Oddfellows Café & Bar in Seattle. The local go-to serves up “European comfort food” and American classics with tasty coffees and booze. Learn more on Kinfolk’s City Guide.
1525 10th Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98122
MILAN: vitra Home Collection at La Rinsascente, Piazza del Duomo
Milan’s “design supermarket,” La Rinsascente, now stocks vitra’s Home Collection. Look for their classic mid-century modern furniture, design objects and other accessories. The mega store stocks clothing for men, women and children and even food — there’s a lot to discover. Find more info on the shop here.
LOS ANGELES: New Aesop Store
Apothecary purveyor Aesop open up a brand new shop in downtown Los Angeles, their second in the city. The unique space was built in collaboration with local architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa who used thick cardboard tubes as the primary material for interior construction.
862 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
BERLIN: David Bowie Retrospective at Martin-Gropius-Bau
This is Bowie’s first retrospective as an artist. The exhibition is a look at how “Bowie’s work has both influenced and been influenced by wider movements in art, design, theatre and contemporary culture.” Go learn more about one of the most influential musicians of our time. Find more on the exhibition here and pick up a ticket here.
If you happen to be a famous mid-century designer, architect, artist, photographer, and all-around creative person, then you probably worked for Herman Miller at some point. The famous furniture company hosts An Uncommon Vision, a look at the work of Alexander Girard spanning from 1952 to 1973. See the full look here and make sure to stop in for a visit.
An Uncommon Vision
46 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10014
MANCHESTER: Private White VC’s New Shop
Private White VC opened a brand new shop in the heart of Manchester. The boutique sits on the ground floor of one of the world’s oldest garment manufacturers. Visitors are invited to tour the factory to see the label’s garments being constructed firsthand. Take a virtual tour here.
1 Cottenham Ln
AMSTERDAM: Drink Taiko Sake at Denham Boutique
Hiro Yoshikawa of Denham the Jeanmaker also happens to come from a family with generations of heritage in making sake. The Yoshikawa family has been in the business for five generations now, and teams with Taiko to produce the special-edition “For Goodness Sake.” Learn more about how they make the sake here and taste them at Denham’s Amsterdam boutique.
Hobbemastraat 8, 1071 ZA