Home Design Events, Spring 2013

Where to go and what to read for your spring design fix.

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Image courtesy of Rizzoli

Bold and Beautiful 

A must-have for those who worship the pages of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Miles Aldridge’s neon-bright monograph, I Only Want You to Love Me, features a collection of the London-based photographer’s cinematic shots. Storyboards and detailed notes offer a rare behind-the-scenes look at the thought process of an international superstar.

Out this spring, Rizzoli New York, $75.

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Image courtesy of Rizzoli

In With The Old

Sisters (and stylists) Hollister and Porter Hovey celebrate the vintage-chic look on their lifestyle and design blog (hollisterhovey.blogspot.com), which they launched a few years ago. In their new book, Heirloom Modern, they showcase antique fixtures, taxidermy, and a host of long-lost treasures.

Out 3/26, Rizzoli New York, hardcover, $50.

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Image courtesy of Laconia Gallery

Shopping Spree

The Laconia Gallery’s Mad Dash offers collectors the opportunity to score a work of art for just $150—regardless of its market value. Prominent Boston-area artists donated a total of 150 pieces for the event, which benefits the nonprofit gallery.

5/11 (art previews 5/3–5/5 and 5/10), Laconia Gallery, 433 Harrison Ave., Boston, 857-222-0333, laconiagallery.com

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Photograph by Dorina Molnar

Earthly Delights

The Hungarian ceramicist and photographer Dorina Molnar, who moved from Italy to Concord in 1999, is holding her first solo exhibition in Boston this May. For this event, Molnar’s porcelain and stoneware pieces will be displayed among large-format photographs showcasing her work in various natural settings.

5/3 – 6/2, Vessels Gallery, 71 Thayer St., Boston, 617-426-1950, vesselsgallery.com.

home design events boston

home design events boston

Images courtesy of the Artist and Panopticon Gallery

Cape Connection 

Panopticon Gallery’s spring exhibition presents two very different views of New England. “I’m Not on Your Vacation,” a project by the former Boston Globe photo assistant Brian Kaplan, examines the disquieting, desolate beauty of popular Outer Cape tourist spots during the off-season. Neal Rantoul’s aerial photographs of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, meanwhile, explore the intersection of water and land. The former head of Northeastern’s photo program, Rantoul has work in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts and Paris’s Bibliotheque Nationale.

4/3 – 5/13, Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-267-8929, panopticongallery.com.