The weekend is here, right along with that first bite of frost in the air. Before you bid a final adieu to sun soaked days, spend some off-time exploring your city. Scroll down to see our list of global happenings.
See our past weekend guides here.
BROOKLYN: Front General Store Visit
We showed you this Brooklyn gem earlier in the week. The team at Front General Store in Dumbo curates a remarkable selection of vintage stock ranging from fashion pieces for both men and women to housewares, planters and mason jars. An abundance of quality finds make FGS the perfect place to spend an afternoon.
143 Front Street
WASHINGTON, DC: New Warby Parker Store
Warby Parker opens a new store tomorrow in DC’s Georgetown area, with views of the Potomac River and a very enviably famous cupcake neighbor (that’s Georgetown Cupcakes, for you unfortunate ones out of the know). Retaining the original masonry of the exterior while keeping the inside to look like a classic library, the new space is furnished by wooden shelves and custom brass lamps, and showcase the brand’s eyewear and selections of independent books. Also on offer is a DC-exclusive style shown above, the Percey, in clear crystal acetate with mirrored lenses.
3225 M Street, 20007
LOS ANGELES: The Broad Museum
The much-anticipated Broad Museum has finally opened up in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the New York-based architecture firm responsible for the High Line, Broad is comprised of two main features: The veil (the white facade) and the vault (the space dedicated to Broad’s collection of contemporary art). The design of the museum makes way for a beautiful public gallery space while consolidating the storage of nearly 2,000 works. It definitely helps the museum to hold its own next to the massive Walt Disney Concert Hall next door.
221 South Grand Avenue
LONDON: New A.P.C. Store at Notting Hill
A.P.C. has opened doors at a third location in London’s Notting Hill. The store is marked by glazed ceramic bricks and oak and brass support frames, all of which create an environment that feels as modern and natural as the garments. Additionally, the Notting Hill store stocks jeans, accessories, quilts and candles, as well as the full A.P.C. men’s and women’s collection.
32 Ledbury Road
Renowned furniture maker Vitsoe collaborates with The Wire magazine for a brand new experience at London Design Festival. The duo is presenting a listening room for visitors to explore genuinely new sounds while viewing Vitsoe’s selection of furniture. The new space expands upon a global series of reading rooms that began at Vitsoe New York in 2013. Complimentary tea will be served by Postcard Teas, and the installation will be open until September 27th.
2-5 Duke Street
The fourth pop-up of Jocks&Nerds’ Community of Craft Series with Shinola lands in London this weekend. Talented multifaceted designer Jess Fügler will also open up shop in Shinola to showcase and sell her bicycle bell sets. The collection is meant to acoustically define the different cycling territories in London. September 25-27 is the only chance you’ll have to get your hands on one of these unique pieces.
13 Newburgh Street
My Red Homeland is Anish Kapoor’s first solo exhibition in Russia. The new installation just opened at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center to showcase the influential artist’s major sculptures, which are meant to reach the viewer’s perception of both space and time. Pieces made from pigment, steel and wax — all manipulated by Kapoor’s hand — are available for viewing this weekend, and will stay around until January 17.
Obraztsova St, 11, Building 1A
TORONTO: New COS Shop
COS has just set up shop at its first location in Canada. The new Toronto store boasts three floors and nearly 7,000-square- feet of reinvented classics for men, women, and children. The stylish and modern interior is fronted by a wooden exterior made with an ancient Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban; it preserves the wood through charring, creating a unique blackened effect.
85 Bloor Street