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9.25.2007

Save the Date: Domino Bazaar



Quite a few Southerners seem to make a fall pilgrimage to New York -- often to shop -- so I thought I'd help spread the word about a great upcoming public event in the city: the Domino Bazaar. The magazine's second annual happening takes place Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14, at Skylight, 275 Hudson St.

Shoppers can browse over 20,000 square feet of furnishings and home accessories, with items ranging in price from $4 to $3,000, all at 10 – 40% off retail. Other highlights include design consultations, and free classes on everything from impromptu party planning and flower arranging to weekend renovations. A portion of ticket proceeds benefit ACRIA (AIDS Community Research Initiative of America.) Hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For details or to purchase the $20 tickets, visit Domino-to-Go.

11 comments:

design for mankind. said...

Soooooo jealous; I wish I could be there!

Looove your posts, love your blog. Mind if I add you to my blogroll?

Style Court said...

design for mankind,

of course -- thanks so much!

Sarah Dennis said...

Conde Nast is having so many events in October, my filofax is filled with their events:

Domino magazine's Domino Bazaar - I'll be there! I have tickets for the 13th.

House and Gardens magazine's Design Week - I have tickets for events on the 15th, 16th and 20th.

Bride's magazine's Dream House - I have tickets for an event on the 19th

I'll be one busy girl, but I can't wait, because all these magazines are my favorite!

Habitually Chic said...

I just got my invite to the opening night benefit but for $250 I think I will wait for the regular days to shop. If it's good, I'll report back.

The Peak of Chic said...

So sad I won't be able to attend :(
Wasn't there a special on HGTV last year about this event? Or am I dreaming?

Style Court said...

You are not dreaming Jennifer, I remember it well.

Habitually Chic said...

I remember it too! Maybe there will be another one!

robyn said...

Oh my, I'll actually be in NY that weekend. so exciting. :)

Suzy said...

So jealous of New Yorkers, well...even more than usual. Wish I could go!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to burst any bubbles, but the Domino Bazaar was REALLY disappointing last year. It was small, cramped, and poorly organized. Imagine trying to shop in someone's tiny living room...it just felt weird, and none of the products seemed interesting or desirable. And yes, there was an HGTV special about it -- the camera crews were EVERYWHERE (there were at least three, one from HGTV, one from sponsor AmEx, and another random group). They kept getting in people's way, getting in each other's shots, getting their cables tied up. They made the ticket buyers feel as if we were a nuisance and in the way. And there was no meniton of this filming if you bought your tickets in advance, but once you got inside there were all of these signs saying that camera crews were present and by being present at the event you were giving consent to be filmed. Thanks for the heads up! I really didn't want any video evidence of my presence at such a lame event.

Anyway, just wanted to provide a little info about what happened last year. I was just so disappointed, I LOVE Domino and was excited to get some new ideas and possibly pick up a few cute accessories -- and I did neither (I bought NOTHING, and I didn't really see many other people buying). I will be very interested to hear what others think about this year's event!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the previous post. I attended this year's Bazaar and was REALLY disappointed. I am an avid shelter magazine reader. Domino has quickly risen to the top of my 'favorites' list for a variety of reasons. I love that they have democratized the design world and made it accessible to the masses. I was expecting the same from the Bazaar.

I walked away feeling that Domino was catering more to their advertiser's needs than their reader's tastes. For example, the item's being offered included products from GE, Benjamin Moore, Jeep, Ethan Allen, Corelle and Boursin Cheese (?!?) To be fair, there was a small selection of hip items from DVIDER, DWELL, MIDDLE KINGDOM and others.

The "seminar's" included topics as inspiring as "Style Accents" sponsored by Ethan Allen and "Aura: Any Color, Anywhere" sponsored by Benjamin Moore. I was hoping to find topics similar to those offered through the D&D's Designer Lecture Series. Ironically, Domino is currently hosting such a series right now. While some topics are not suited to the general public, certainly there would be many interested in "From Mid-Century to Modern: Drawing on Traditional Design.

I've attended shopping Bazaar's in other country's - specifically, those set up in a similar manner to the Domino Bazaar. There, I've found unique hand loomed Asain textiles, interesting Burmese silver containers, artwork, photography, etc. Domino has a captive audience seeking inspired design - be it in an inspirational lecture series or an item for their home. AND they have the resources/connections to do this. The Domino Bazaar could be terrific, IF they applied the same philosophy that they employ at the magazine.

I consider my entrance fee a charitable donation. Would I attend again? NO. I expected more.