Week Three 10/14 - 10/17

Wednesday October 14


11am - Noon


Using Photography to Elevate Your Design

Presented by Silver Digital Imaging

A beautifully finished and well crafted photograph can be the defining element of an interior space. In this panel discussion Belmont fine art photo lab owners Eric Luden and Andrea Zocchi will be joined by Architect Tim Techler and art consultant Lynne Kortenhaus. The panelists will discuss photographic presentation, using photographs to connect with clients, costs, and much more. Images of finished projects will accompany the discussion along with an audience Q&A.​


Using Photography
to Elevate Your Design

1pm - 2pm

Designing Virtual Vibrancy: Keeping Arts Alive in a Pandemic

Presented by Fenway Alliance


Join Fenway Alliance Executive Director Kelly Brilliant for a Zoom session exploring the ways that Fenway Cultural District institutions — the MFA, Boston; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Mass Historical Society; Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Huntington Avenue Theatre, and more — developed digital strategies to deliver vibrant virtual offerings in a Cultural District that went from packed museums, concert halls, and theaters to empty almost overnight due to the coronavirus pandemic. Be inspired by the range and diversity of ingenious virtual programming that the institutions in the Fenway Cultural District developed to meet this unprecedented challenge.   Read more...

Designing Virtual Vibrancy
Keeping Arts Alive in a Pandemic

3pm - 4pm


Millennials to Millionaires: 5 Keys to Kitchen Design Today


Bringing the kitchen of your dreams to life presents a world of options and choices that can seem overwhelming. In a world where knowledge is power, let this panel of industry experts guide you through the questions to ask, the challenges to expect, and the process itself. This wide-ranging conversation will cover everything from setting budgets to defining scope and laying out realistic expectations, no matter how small - or big - your kitchen dreams may be! Moderated by DJ Carey, Editor in Chief of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, with designers Barbara Roth and Billy Ceglia.  Read more... 

5 Keys to Kitchen Design Today

4pm - 5pm


Forever Seeing New Beauties


Former New York Times ‘Antiques’ columnist Eve M. Kahn presents her book Forever Seeing New Beauties: The Forgotten Impressionist Mary Rogers Williams, 1857-1907 (Wesleyan University Press), inspired by the 2012 discovery of a trove of paintings and letters in a Connecticut boathouse.  Williams was a Connecticut baker’s daughter, Smith College art teacher, bicyclist, bon vivant, intrepid European traveler, feisty resister of misogyny, and exhibitor of paintings and pastels from Paris to Indianapolis. Kahn describes how her accidental research discovery has shed light on a circle of undeservedly obscure women innovators. The emergence of Mary’s story has made many people wonder, how much other evidence of women artists’ work and words is waiting to be discovered? Read more...

Forever Seeing New Beauties

6pm -7pm

MIT Campus Virtual Public Art Tour

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center on a virtual public art tour showcasing art and architecture highlights across campus. This virtual tour will include images of works from MIT public art collection of renowned artists accompanied by short closed captioned video clips to situate the work on site. List Center Campus and Public Program Manager will be accompanied by a MIT Student Guide as we lead the discussion of works featuring I.M. Pei, Sol LeWitt, Olafur Eliasson, and more.  Read more....


MIT Campus Virtual Public Art Tour

7pm - 8:30pm


Whose Standards? Racial Equity in Craft and Design (Part 2 of 2 - See Wed. October 8)


As we rebuild post-pandemic, what new systems will need to support contemporary craft as a truly equitable space? What effective models can we amplify and envision to build access and success for those who have been historically excluded from conversations and institutions of craft and design? Join the conversation with Anthony Romero (SMFA Tufts University), Jabari Peddie (The Teachers’ Lounge), Polly Carpenter (Boston Society for Architecture), Steph Foster (artist), and Isaac Madera-Cepeda (Boston Collegiate Charter School), moderated by Alison Croney Moses (Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts). Read more...

Photo: Justin Knight

Whose Standards? Part 2 of 2

Thursday, October 15


10am - 11am

Boston Home

Rising Stars: The Future of Local Design

Join Boston Home editor Andrea Timpano as she announces the winners of the magazine’s 2nd annual Rising Star Awards—a series of industry-choice honors with nominees selected by the editorial team and voted on by members of the local design community. Winners will participate in a panel discussion to reflect on their experiences as up-and-coming design professionals and talk about where they—and the industry as a whole—are going from here. Read more....

Rising Stars: The Future of Local Design

11am - Noon

A Designing Life: Creating Inspired Living Today


From what we wear to the way we use our homes, we have all changed the lens through which we view life and how we live it. Whether it's designing a functional home office or creating a stage for enduring family memories, in 2020 "personal style" has become  "lifestyle." Join two of the shelter industry's most eloquent voices in an intimate conversation designed to give you the tools needed to create your own inspired life: designer Scot Meacham Wood  and design editor and writer Kyle HoepnerRead more...

A Designing Life

1pm - 2pm

Ten Designers to Buy Now: Create a Unique Work-From-Home Space with Objects from Auctions


Join us on Zoom for the talk "Ten Designers to Buy Now – Create a Unique Work-From-Home Space with Objects from Auctions" by Dan Ayer, Director of 20th Century Design, Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers. We will explore designers include such icons as Knoll, Eames, Nelson, McCobb, Jacobsen, Wegner, Juhl, Aalto, Saarinen, and even Nakashima.  Learn how to reasonably acquire and assemble a stylish, productive work from home space and improve your video teleconferencing presence..  Read more...

Ten Designers to Buy Now

3pm - 4pm

Sustainability in the Time of Climate Change

Join IFDA New England as we host panelists designer Lisa Tharp, architect JB Clancy of Albert Righter Tittman Architects, Bob LaFond of Terrene of New England and Boston Green Design, and Rachel White, CEO of Byggmeister Design Build, as they share how they practice sustainability in home design, building and interior design in New England. Moderated by Jacqui Becker of Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts. Read more....

Sustainability in the Time of Climate Change

4pm - 5pm                                         

How An Award-Winning Art & Design Week

Can Change The Way We View Cities


Tune in to hear how Andrew Martineau and Evan Snow, the founders of Art Fort Lauderdale - "The Art Fair On The Water" utilized their revolutionary art fair to create the award-winning Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week. The talk will be moderated by FINN Partners Regional VP. The extension of the city's signature annual art event into other segments of the city was a pivotal piece of the founders’ mission of putting Fort Lauderdale on the art world map as a unique destination to view & interact with art. While many events focus on making a temporary impact in their community, this pioneering art week utilizes award-winning media tactics and innovative concepts like Zero Empty Spaces to make an impact for more than just one week out of the year. Read more....

Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week

Starting at 6pm


Boston Preservation Alliance 32nd Annual Preservation Achievement Awards

Join the Boston Preservation Alliance as we recognize the top 9 preservation projects of the year and honor two exceptional individuals, Carl Nold of Historic New England and James Batchelor of Arrowstreet. This virtual event will conclude with a networking experience for all donors of $100 and higher to “hop from room to room” and meet some of the most creative architects, designers and preservation enthusiasts in town.  Read more...

32nd Annual Preservation Achievement Awards

Friday, October 16


1pm - 2pm


Perform Design Magic with The Galley

Transform five feet of kitchen space into 15 feet of stunning functionality. The Galley workstation is a game-changer! Join HGTV Interior Designer Taniya Nayak as she interviews award-winning kitchen designer Michele Kelly, from Venegas and Company, who has been leveraging the power of The Galley for several years, and Sean Clarke, President of Clarke, New England’s exclusive distributor for this revolutionary kitchen design product.  Read more...

Perform Design Magic with The Galley Moderated by Taniya Nayak

Saturday, October 17


11am - Noon


The Role of Festivals in Preserving Culture

This session looks at the Detroit Month of Design, an annual multidisciplinary design festival occurring throughout the city of Detroit, as an example of cultural preservation, community building and future forward ideation. The session will be facilitated by Kiana Wenzell, Director of the Detroit Month of DesignDesign Core sees and empowers designers as creative problem-solvers who can work hand-in-hand with business, government and communities to develop human-centered and practical solutions. Some highlights we will share include installations, exhibitions, workshops, and fashion shows.  Read more...

The Role of Festivals in Preserving Culture

3pm - 4pm


Restore - Preserve - Re-purpose:  A Discussion on Reinventing Heirlooms and Antiques   

Have you ever considered restoring, re-purposing or updating your family heirlooms or antiques? Whether it is refinishing brown furniture, re-upholstering outdated fabrics, or converting an un-used vase into a lamp, the process of restoration can transform cherished items in profound and unexpected ways. Trefler’s, a family owned restoration company since 1921, welcomes you to a Facebook Live panel discussing just what's possible when you look at an old object from a new perspective.  Read more...

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