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Monday
Jun142010

dwell on design, 2010

What: Dwell on Design
When: Friday, June 25th open to the trade only
             Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27th open to everyone
Where
: The LA Convention Center
Who
: 175+ exhibitors

Dwell on Design, 2009

CB2 is proud to be a Supporting Sponsor of Dwell magazine’s third annual Dwell on Design, the west coast’s largest modern design event, which will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 25-27.

Over the weekend, featured seminars, key-note speakers and over 175 exhibitors will be focused on sustainable innovations for the home.

Dwell editors will talk with community leaders, builders, designers, artists, architects, crafts- men and entrepreneurs on topics ranging from future-thinking about developing successful design, sustainability, urban density, design in the media, affordability and efficiency, green entrepreneurship, historic preservation, the intersection of architecture and art direction, and the growing convergence of design and food.

Curated for a design conscious audience, exhibitors will showcase the newest pre-fab home options and smart building materials. Special areas will be Dwell Outdoor and The Modern Family which promotes the creativity and originality behind modern design—with a multitude of hands-on activities and displays geared towards children of all ages.

Off-site, self-guided tours of an exclusive collection of must-see homes in the Los Angeles area include a Westside “Surf & Turf” and an Eastside “Hills & Hipsters” tour. Both are expected to sell out so be sure to log-on for tickets as soon as possible.

Sign up to receive on-the-spot tweets via CB2weho and watch for Marta, Director of CB2, who’ll be serving as a panelist during the conference. Also, stop by the CB2 booth to get a first look at highlights of our new fall collection and pick up a certificate good for $15 off an in-store purchase.

Thursday
Jun102010

the hester street fair

The Hester Street Fair is a new weekly event that takes place every Saturday and Sunday in Manhattan’s lower east side from 10am til 6pm.

At the turn of the century, Hester Street was the site of the busiest outdoor market in New York City.

Today, it’s a small, fun mix of vendors—lots of delicious food, vintage goods and new jewelry/craft items.

Have a look around and watch for Vashali’s mini-terrariums in whirly candleholders!

Thanks to jen, store manager soho, for this submission.

Tuesday
Jun082010

10 essentials: bike to work week

What: Bike to Work Week
When
: June 12-18
Where
: Chicago
Who
: hundreds of corporate teams and thousands of participants expected

1.  Safety first! A tune-up is imperative.  Making sure your bike is in excellent working order improves the overall function and can greatly reduce the risk of injury.

2. Carry a flat tire repair kit—and a cell phone in case reinforcements need calling.

3.  Change into work clothes when you arrive but wear thoughtful—and safe!—attire such as: a helmut, mud clothes, rain gear, a fluorescent vest/jacket or reflective strips.

5.  A roomy messenger bag or bike basket for toting work essentials, lunch, rain attire, and some extra space for purchases on your bike ride home.

4.  During those hot days or even on days when it is spitting rain it is a great idea to pack a rayon bamboo hand towel in your bag.  Wiping down with the towel during your cool down at your destination in a great way to freshen up and put a “crazy check” on that helmet hair.

6.  A secure bike rack and lock to lock your bike to without worry while working your shift.

7.  Every street conscious biker should have easy access to their bike bell.

8.  Safety lights on the front and back of your bicycle are highly recommended and in some cities required by law.

9.  The w.r.d. bottle.  Filling your bottle with filtered tap water at home and cooling overnight in the refrigerator is a great way to keep refreshing water at bay during your commute.  The reusable bottle also eliminates the use of plastic water bottles further helping the environment.

10.  The recycled bike is a fun desktop reminder of your mission—and it supports a great cause.

Use a calculator at the end of the week to add up those dollars you saved by biking instead of taking public transportation or a personal vehicle.  You can also find a carbon calculator on-line and add up the number of pounds of carbon that you saved the Earth!

Thanks to seth, lincoln park sales, for this submission.

Tuesday
Mar162010

visit chicago: for alexander calder


abstract mobile at CB2.com

A mobile is best described as a hanging sculpture of fluid motion.

Whether starting with a single wire—or balanced on a stand with a pointed tip, a stabile—thin arms with attachments are carefully positioned one off the other so they balance both physically and visually.

As their inventor in 1931, Alexander Calder is synonymous with mobiles. While sculptures that moved via machinery or motors may have inspired the name, Marcel Duchamp suggested it to Calder for his kinetic, or mobile art pieces.

Thru March 21st at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, is Alexander Calder in Focus. Don’t miss the opportunity to view this annual exhibition of his mobiles, stabiles, drawings and paintings.

Also, detour into the loop to see Calder’s Flamingo sculpture at the Federal Plaza, shown below.

Tuesday
Feb022010

pre-construction: toronto

Most of us south of the border have never been but from the blogs and tweets we’ve read, boy did we miss out.

This past weekend, after more than 20 years of supporting Toronto’s goth, alternative, techno and heavy metal fans and local musicians with all-age shows, final acts performed then closed the legendary Big Bop.

photo courtesy of Aaron Miller, CityNews.ca

Soon, work will begin to renovate the building in preparation for its next life, our first store in Canada.

We look forward to being part of the local fabric and we’re honoured to have the Big Bop stage. We sincerely acknowledge its youthful energy and spirit and we’ll do our best to carry it on.

Stay tuned for construction status and the opening date!