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Wednesday April 24th 2024

Pinterest and Wayfair Professional

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

How to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Design Business

Presented by Pinterest and Wayfair Professional

AllModern in Dedham, MA, 206 Legacy Place, Dedham, MA 02026  

FREE

The experts at Wayfair Professional and Pinterest are coming together to share how the social media platform can help grow your design business. Lead Client Partner at Pinterest, Jen Pastore, and Wayfair Professional Head of Design, Rebecca Breslin will cover everything from the latest Pinterest features to finding and sharing inspiration with clients.

 

Enjoy light brunch fare as you network with other design professionals, browse the AllModern store, and chat one-on-one with Jen and Rebecca. Plus, each attendee will go home with an exclusive gift from the Pinterest team.    Read more... 

Modernizing Historic Homes

2:00 PM - 400 PM

Modernizing Historic Homes Without Losing Their Charm  

Presented by S + H Construction

Boston Design Center, Room 332, 1 Design Center Pl, Boston, MA 02210

FREE

Moderated by Bruce Irving, Boston real estate agent, former producer of This Old House, author of New England Icons, a book about the region's built environment, and co-host of the “Builder’s Notebook” podcast, this esteemed panel including Sarah Lawson, S+H Construction; Frank Shirley, Frank Shirley Architects, Michael Ferzoco, Eleven Interiors; and Nigel Costolloe, Catchlight Painting will dive into the art of how to modernize a historic home, while still maintaining its charm.    Read more... 

Responding to this year's theme of Preserving for the Future

Gaze The Unseen

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Gaze the Unseen, in Systems Art:
Structure, Symmetry, Synergetics 

Presented by Alderman Arts at The Atrium at the Brickyard, 90 Sherman Street, Cambridge MA 02140.

FREE

Systems Art invites art lovers to gaze colorful pattern structures to puzzle the parallels, see mirror symmetry reflections and repetitions. Systems pop with rotocenters, angles and glide lines that criss-cross to define unseen properties of space. This system of systems explores all possible structures of 2-dimensional thought i.e. space, in infinite planes. Paintings and silkscreens by Holly Alderman (design science portfolio in RISD collection). Also gaze systems art whimsey in narrative watercolors of provocative witticisms by artist-musician John Kernochan. Compare systems art of two centuries ago: Gaze epic Mediterranean voyages in evocative scenic wallpaper monochrome panoramas by Dufour artisans of pre-industrial Paris, available renewed in digital systems printing. Read more... 

Beyond the opening event, the art show continues at this location April 25-May 5 for the run of Design Week, 12 Noon - 6:00 PM daily

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Open Design Studio @ MIT

Presented by MIT Morningside Academy of Design

MIT N52 building, 3rd floor. 265 Mass.Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 

FREE

Come and discover recent cross-disciplinary design initiatives happening at MIT. Open Design Studio @ MIT is a participatory event featuring presentations, conversations, and work examples of a wide range of design labs, centers and startups located in MIT’s N52 building. The participants will show their most recent projects on resilience, environment, sustainability and fabrication, involving design techniques ranging from self-assembly processes to community participation, and operating at scales that go from the human body to the planet.  Read more... 

Responding to this year's theme of Designing for the Future

Designing Your Brand

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Designing Your Brand: How to Create a Strong Brand Identity in the Home Design Arena

Presented by Northshore Home

at Floriana at the Hellenic Center, Ipswich MA,

117 County Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938  

$40

Although several definitions of branding exist, we can agree—you absolutely need it in your design business. “A brand is the perception that a client or prospect thinks about your business.”  It is not only about a visually appealing Instagram or website, it is also about your voice and the way you build relationships with your network. “Your brand is a promise of what the client can expect from you if they choose to hire you.” We speak to design and marketing experts on how to develop a strong brand identity that will bring clients.  Read more... 

 

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Discreetly Green

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Discreetly Green: Net-Zero Design With Beauty in Mind

Presented by New England Home

at North Bennet Street School. 150 North Street, Boston, MA 02109 

FREE

New England Home invites you to hear from a team of designers featured in its March-April issue. You’d never guess the team’s recent collaboration, a new residence in the Boston suburbs, was a model of energy efficiency. The net-zero home's traditional architectural elements are quietly compatible with the neighborhood, while its use of building techniques and products is truly twenty-first century. Inside, design and decor deliver both style and comfort, with passive solar features that maximize natural light and easy indoor-outdoor flow. Read more... 

Responding to this year's theme of Designing for the Future

The Finishing Touch

6:00 PM

The Finishing Touch

Presented by Adams & Co. and  Jameson & Thompson Picture Framers

at Cosentino City Boston, 36 Thomson Pl, Boston, MA 02210

FREE

Ever wonder how the finishing touches are put on high-end interior design jobs? Learn how the final vendors on a job work together to complete a space and make it truly stand out. Join us for an in-depth conversation with three expert owner-operators of interior-related businesses: Alex Jacobson, President of Jameson & Thompson {picture Framers, Zach Kenney, owner of ZK Painting, and Matt Lovetere, CEO of Carpet Workroom. We’ll dive deep into the details and go “behind the scenes” to share information and stories from recent projects. This event is intended for designers, architects, developers, and tradespeople.    Read more... 

Street Art Tour in Lynn

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Beyond Walls Street Art Tour in Lynn

Presented by Beyond Walls

18 Mt Vernon Street, Lynn, MA 01901

$25

Celebrate Boston Design Week with Street Art! Tour downtown Lynn and learn about the vision, process, and execution of Beyond Walls public art projects. You will take in many pieces of large scale public art from the collection of nearly 100 works. Tour will depart from Beyond Walls HQ, just steps from the MBTA Lynn Train stop. Make a night out of it and grab a bite to eat afterward at one of Lynn's incredible restaurants!    Read more... 

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