What to See and Where to Shop in Boston Design This Month

A trunk show with designer India Hicks, a world-famous flea market, and a new book on Cape and island architecture.


Photos provided. Home photos provided by Hutker Architects.

Open Studios at Fort Point Arts Community

Tour artists’ studios in 14 waterfront warehouses in the Fort Point neighborhood that are home to local painters, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, photographers, and more, and shop for original art. This free event includes art-making activities at various studios.

May 15-17, 300 Summer St. M1, Boston, fortpointarts.org.


The Brimfield Antique and Collectables Show

A short drive from Boston, the Travel Channel has rated Brimfield the number one flea market in the world. Visit 23 vendor buildings for one-of-a-kind antiques and textiles.

May 12-17, Brimfield, MA, brimfield.com.


The Boston Design Center’s Spring Design Showcase

Meet with a designer during Designer on Call hours, visit the BDC sample sale and a pop-up book store by the Institute of Contemporary Art and Phaidon, and see a trunk show and presentation by designer India Hicks, introducing the launch of her new book Island Living.

Thursday, May 21, Boston Design Center, Suite 144, bostondesign.com.


A New Book by Architect Mark Hutker

Design book collectors should plan to add a local title to libraries this month, as a book featuring coastal homes on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod by architect Mark A. Hutker, an expert after designing over 300 houses in the landscape, hits shelves.

Available May 26, monacellipress.com.


The Opening of the Somerville Flea Market

The quirky outdoor market, known for combining repurposed furniture with farm-stand vendors and live music, starts up this month and will be open weekly through early fall.

Sunday, May 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 52 Holland St., Somerville, thesomervilleflea.com.