Tuesday April 2

Today's Featured Events:

7:00am - 6:00pm                                        


Mad*Pow’s Health Experience Design (HXD) Conference



at the Royal Sonesta Boston

40 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02142

Person-centered design and innovation can improve health and drive systemic change. In this spirit, the Health Experience Design Conference (HXD) was created to provide a crossroads for a diverse community of practitioners in strategy, innovation, research, design and technology to accelerate transformation across the health ecosystem. Attracting 500+ visionaries, HXD 2019’s two days of inspiring presentations, workshops and discussions drive real-world change. Read more...

HXD Conference

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Smart Homes in Smart Cities,

Shade Light Solutions by Ver-Tex

263 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210

Smart homes and smart cities are emerging in response to an increasingly urbanized world that desires improved energy efficiency and quality of life. Join Shade Light Solutions and Yusen for an informative program on how to improve energy efficiency, security and convenience thanks to the introduction of intelligent, connected devices. CEU credit available.  Read More...

Smart Homes in Smart Cities



New Lighting Technology: Color Tuning and its Effects on Design


System 7 and Wolfers Inc.

At the Boston Design Center 4th Floor Seminar Room

One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210

Tunable white light; RGBW color control, Circadian Rhythm, Human-Centric Lighting… you’ve heard the terms. Come experience how these technologies can enhance your environment and refine your space. Learn how you can create a happier and more comfortable space while accentuating your artwork, fabrics and surfaces. You may even win a Sonos speaker!  Read more...

New Lighting Technology

2:00pm - 3:30pm


Hamlen Walls in Bloom, Wallpaper of Exquisite Antique
Gardens & Birds, Anew

Hamlen Collection

at the T & R Club Bar

939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Join a conversation on the power of storytelling in antique garden panoramas, hand painted with touches of fantasy and high comedy. Join a garden tour along flowering trees hosting an exotic aviary in elegant old style chinoiserie. Learn how to use new print-to-order wallpaper and prints, pillows and curtains, to open rooms to be auspicious, memorable storytellers. Enjoy a reception and Q & A with Dev Hamlen, founder;

Holly Alderman, director; and Tom Dobbins.  

Hamlen Chinoiserie

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Color Antique Storyteller Prints of French Wallpaper

Scenes, Antiques Anew


Alderman Arts

at 1855 | Bar à Vin de La Voile
259 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116

Join art director Holly Alderman to colorize new 8x10 art prints in your own style, while viewing their 1820 panorama in a new limited edition, and join the conversation on the power of storytelling in tableaux by Dufour, “the leading French maker of scenic wallpapers” (Wendy Moonan, NYT'98). Enjoy sophisticated wit composed in this comédie humaine as "a box in the theatre of the world”, in words of Walter Benjamin, 19th century Paris. Q & A. 

Antique Scenic Wallpaper

4:00pm - 8:00pm                                                         


Open House and NKBA Meeting


European Granite & Marble

675 Canton Street, Norwood, MA 02062


Join luxury importer and distributor of stone and marble, European Granite & Marble and National Kitchen and Bath Alliance (NKBA NE) to celebrate at the EGM Norwood showroom. As the new, premier distributor for Cambria quartz, we invite you to view the latest collection of this American-made product. Join us for an open house beginning at 4:00pm, followed by a meet and greet with cocktails and appetizers at 5:00pm. Thad Whittenburg, President of Kitchen and Bath Global Partners, will speak on behalf of the NKBA at 6:30pm. Read More...

European Granite & Marble

5:30pm - 7:30pm                                                    


A Conversation with Stuart Weitzman


MassArt Fashion Design and Industrial Design Departments

Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115


MassArt's Industrial Design & Fashion Design celebrates their connection to footwear design by hosting Stuart Weitzman -- designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of the eponymous company. Stuart started designing in his twenties for his father’s factory, Seymour Shoes in Haverhill, MA. Fueled by his Wharton degree, he and his brother Warren ran the business for almost a decade after his father’s death. In 1986 he went solo with this own company, known today for his one-of-a-kind, million-dollar shoes, dazzling aesthetic and unique materials. Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder.  Read More...

Stuart Weitzman

6:00pm - 8:00pm


Decades Vintage: A Night of Conversation, Book Signing, and Pop-up Shop with Cameron Silver



at Marc Hall Design

91 Wareham Street, Boston, MA 02118


Serenella presents Cameron Silver, author of  Decades: A Century of Fashion.  Cameron was named one of Time Magazine’s 25 most influential names and forces in Fashion and is the owner of Decades, the legendary L.A. boutique. Join us for an evening of vintage luxury, couture, conversation and a book signing with the author. Sip wine and shop a specially curated selection of luxury ready-to-wear, eveningwear, jewelry, and accessories, featuring Valentino, Chanel, YSL, Alexander McQueen, Versace and more.  Read more...

Cameron Silver

6:00pm - 8:00pm


The Power of Color



285 Summer Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02210


Join Metropolis and Poppin for a launch of Metropolis’s April 2019 issue, where Editorial Director Samuel Medina will introduce the issue’s theme, “Color and Light.” Color plays a vital role in architecture and design that goes far beyond aesthetics. In this issue of Metropolis, we explore color in art, craft, technology, and beyond, including groundbreaking research into the impact the color of light can have on human wellbeing. Plus, we go behind the scenes for the renovation of Boston’s City Hall.  ​Read more...

The Power of Color

6:30pm - 8:30pm                                                         


Modern Tablescapes


IL Décor

10 Saint James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

IL Decor, in collaboration with local businesses, will be bringing back its showcase of the elegance of table setting in our annual "Modern Tablescapes" exhibition. Enjoy an array of fine dinnerware and flower arrangements that will decorate the designer dining room tables in our showroom. We hope our “Tablescapes” will inspire the viewer to rethink this aspect of classic hospitality in the modern era, and help bring back this art form in a contemporary lifestyle. Read more...

Modern Tablescapes

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