Rebrand Your Skills: Photoshop and Illustrator 101 8/29/15

Rebrand Your Skills: Photoshop and Illustrator 101
Saturday, 08/29/2015 – 09:00 am – 01:30 pm
newKrakenFilmGate Interactive
90 NW 29TH Street,
miami, Florida 33127
Cost: $10-15

Do you think your work speaks for itself, so there is no need to self-promote? Hesitation to self-promote can hurt your career. But we’re all shy… So let’s use images to do the talking for us! Posters, business cards, stickers and more, create your own brand.
This workshop will help you expand the exposure and overall reach of your film project, all through the use of traditional media: print, layout, and branding. Learn the history of print in the film industries and why these techniques are still being used today. Gain knowledge on design principles using photoshop and illustrator, mastering the language and practices of designers today.

The workshop covers a brief history of print in the film industry, followed by two tutorials of illustrator and photoshop.

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$10 Early Bird
$15 General Admission
$8 for Members

Cyn Santana Hosts NU You Empowerment Brunch 8/15/15

Cyn Santana Hosts NU You Empowerment Brunch
Saturday, 08/15/2015 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
NUYouFlyerEpic Hotel
270 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
Cost: $35-$150

Miami, FL – We are pleased to announce that the first NU You Women Empowerment Brunch will take place at Epic Hotel, a luxurious, waterfront hotel venue in Brickell Miami, on August
15, 2015. On the pursuit of growth in life and in business, women will join together both near and far to inspire and motivate one another. This event will feature a panel of influencers within a variety of industries: our very own Cynthia Santana, a broadcast entertainer and entrepreneur; Brittney
Gath, life coach; Michael Hall founder of Digital Innovation & Technology; Mary Ballard and David McDermott, real estate professionals; John Owens III, a partner at K&L Gates, LLP; and RKE Law Group, experienced bankruptcy and business attorneys.

It wouldn’t be complete without a fashion, beauty and health element as well. Vendors such as Giorgio Armani Cosmetics, Lash Bar, Blo Beauty, Juicee, and much more will inspire us in our elite brand lounge. Those in attendance will also have an exclusive look into the newest collection NU by Cyn Santana; live performances; beauty bars and much more. Join us for good food, good vibes and a moment of impact. Tickets are now on sale.

Partial proceeds of this event will go to two organizations advocating for women empowerment, The Women’s Hour and Live Fierce.

First Friday Downtown Arts Night Third Anniversary Celebration 6/5/15

First Friday Downtown Arts Night Third Anniversary Celebration
Friday, 06/05/2015 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
PrintThe McCormick Place
111 sw 3rd st,
Miami, Florida 33130
Facebook Link
Cost: FREE

The Gallery @ McCormick Place celebrates it’s 3rd Anniversary on First Friday Downtown Arts Night on June 5th, 2015. McCormick Place and Life is Art will be presenting artist Griselda Lechini. Open fine arts studios on the 2nd, 3rd, and 7th floor will also be available for public viewing. The celebration includes performances by The Opera Atelier and dancing by Clarita Filguerias. Performances begin at 7:30


Drinks sponsored by Fernet Branca

Lettuce Turnip the Beet 5/25/15

Lettuce Turnip the Beet
Thursday, 06/25/2015 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Temple Judea
5500 Granada Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33146
None Link

Douglas Road Station to Dadeland South

For residents near Dadeland South Station, in South Miami and Coral Gables less than a mile away from the Metrorail corridor, home of the future Underline, please join us for a public meeting to get your feedback.

The Underline Public Meeting 5/25/15

The Underline Public Meeting
Thursday, 06/25/2015 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Temple Judea
5500 Granada Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33146
None Link

Douglas Road Station to Dadeland South

For residents near Dadeland South Station, in South Miami and Coral Gables less than a mile away from the Metrorail corridor, home of the future Underline, please join us for a public meeting to get your feedback.

The Underline Public Meeting 5/23/15

The Underline Public Meeting
Tuesday, 06/23/2015 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Vizcaya Garage
3280 S Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33133
None Link

Brickell to Douglas Road Station

For residents in the Brickell, Vizcaya, Roads, Shenandoah, Silver Bluff, neighboring communities and Coconut Grove areas less than a mile away from the Metrorail corridor, home of the future Underline, please join us for a public meeting to get your input.

Salon Talk: Designer Eugeni Quitllet 5/13/15

Salon Talk: Designer Eugeni Quitllet
Wednesday, 05/13/2015 – 05/13/2015 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
May-13-12-PMMiami Ironside Event Hall
7610 NE 4th Court,
Miami, Florida 33138
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Celebrated designer Eugeni Quitllet discusses his most recent works and design brand collaborations. The Catalan designer will give the lowdown on his equally dynamic feats, with two new enchanting seats for Kartell, a new collection of office items for Lexon and further collections launched with Alias and VONDOM. His brand new tubular chair for the Spanish brand Mobles 114 will also be unveiled for the very first time.

Design Talk: Maison&Objet Americas Designer Of The Year Zanini De Zanine & Curator Beto Cocenza 5/14/15

Design Talk: Maison&Objet Americas Designer Of The Year Zanini De Zanine & Curator Beto Cocenza
Thursday, 05/14/2015 – 05/14/2015 09:30 am – 11:30 am
Thursday-May-14Miami Ironside Bocce Ball Court
7610 NE 4th Court,
Miami, Florida 33138
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Join for an morning conversation and breakfast with MAISON&OBJET Americas Designer of the Year Zanini De Zanine and Curator Beto Cocenza as they discuss the Balance Project BOOMSPDESIGN – a reimagining of childhood swing sets fitted for gardens and city squares.

Salon Talk: America Made Us 5/14/15

Salon Talk: America Made Us
Thursday, 05/14/2015 – 05/14/2015 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
america-made-usMiami Ironside Event Hall
7610 NE 4th Court,
Miami, Florida 33138
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Brian Schriner, Dean of FIU CARTA, moderates a lively discussion on American Architecture and Design with Terry Riley, Kobi Karp, Deborah Wecselman, and Nick Gelpi. After, tour the FIU CARTA design installation on the second level, Innovation and Integration in Digital Fabrication.

Salon Talk: The Future Of Femininity 5/14/15

Salon Talk: The Future Of Femininity
Thursday, 05/14/2015 – 05/14/2015 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Future-of-Feminity-thursday-630-PMMiami Ironside Event Hall
7610 NE 4th Court,
Miami, Florida 33138
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $28

Fashion Group International of South Florida brings Paris’s leading style and innovation consulting agency to Miami! Discover Peclers exclusive ArchestylesTM and their unique methodology for deciphering and interpreting the new expressions of femininity emerging across cultures & continents.

Campus Collective Party Fête Du Design 5/15/15

Campus Collective Party Fête Du Design
Friday, 05/15/2015 – 05/15/2015 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Campus-Collective-Party-Friday-7-10-pmMiami Ironside, District Wide
7610 NE 4th Court,
Miami, Florida 33138
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

To close out the week, Ironside’s showrooms and studios open their doors for a final night celebrating art, design and creativity on the Upper Eastside. Guests are invited to experience the campus all lit up and a chance to see and discover everything our creative district has to offer. The evening will also include music, French flair cuisine, specialty cocktails by Villa Azur’s new restaurant Brasserie Azur, and a featured talk and public performance with French design duo Mel & Kio in the COVERINGSETC Showroom.

Saccaro USA Presents: The Art That Saves Foundation Auction 3/26/15

Saccaro USA Presents: The Art That Saves Foundation Auction
Thursday, 03/26/2015 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Saccaro USA
3466 N. Miami Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link

Saccaro USA and Art that Saves Foundation announce a partnership that will support and facilitate the charitable efforts of Art that Saves Foundation. Saccaro USA will host the foundation’s upcoming first annual U.S. art auction, with the proceeds going to benefit needy children in Orlando, FL and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Langford Hotel Old Post Office Development Contest 3/2/15-6/5/15

The Langford Hotel Old Post Office Development Contest
Tuesday, 03/02/2015 – 06/05/2015 09:00 am –
Old-Post-OfficeThe Old Post Office Building
100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: N/A

Downtown Boutique Hotel Invites Miamians to Pitch Their Ideas to Restore Old Post Office Building to Historic Grandeur

After beautifully restoring the historic Miami National Bank building and transforming it into The Langford Hotel, Miami-based Stambul Development today unveils details about the Old Post Office Development Contest, which invites local artists, urban planners, architects, students, engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and any other concerned Miamian to offer their personal vision of what should now become of the Old U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Building. Stambul Development encourages contestants to present ideas that are innovative, authentic, and original.

Stambul, a development and construction company specializing in the development of new structures including custom homes, commercial buildings and hospitality projects, recently embarked on a journey to revive downtown Miami. This journey began when Stambul teamed up with Coral Gables-based Trust Hospitality to convert the historic Beaux Arts edifice at 121 SE First Street into T

he Langford Hotel. Now that The Langford Hotel has become a reality, Stambul has strategically chosen The Old Post Office building as the next target of its revitalization efforts.

Located at the heart of downtown Miami at 100-118 Northeast Avenue, the Old Post Office is a significant landmark to the history of architecture, government, economics and community development in Miami. The four-story, Neo-Classical building was the first major federal facility in Miami, and was constructed over a three year period, from 1912-1914. It was designed by Kiehnel, Elliott and Oscar Wenderoth, and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1989. The Miami-Dade County Tax Records say this building was built in 1917.

Contest Goals

The aim of the Old Post Office Development Contest is to restore the Old Post Office to its original, historic grandeur while also providing the best use for the building and serving the surrounding downtown market. Stambul Development seeks to seamlessly integrate the Old Post Office building with the downtown community, and develop a project that is feasible, profitable, and that will attract people to the downtown area.

Contest Schedule

The Old Post Office Development Contest will adhere to the following schedule: The contest begins on January 01, 2015 and ends on June 19, 2015 (the “Contest Period”). Registration (to be made on the Registration Page) opens at 9:00 a.m. EST on January 01, 2015, and closes at 5:00 p.m. EST on April 20, 2015. Registered Participants will be offered a guided visit to the Old Post Office Building at 9:00 a.m. EST on April 27, 2015. Participant submissions (“Proposals”) will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. EST on April 21, 2015 until 5:00 p.m. EST on June 5, 2015 (the “Proposal Period”). Winners will be announced on June 19, 2015.

Contest Prizes

The three most deserving projects will be chosen by a jury made up of members of the board of the company and local professionals based on the following criteria: creativity, feasibility, compliance with the contest’s goals, and innovation. The winners will have the opportunity to see their vision realized, showcase their Proposals at The Langford Hotel, and receive both a two-night stay at The Langford and one following money Prizes: First Prize: $5,000; Second Prize: $2,000; Third Prize: $1,000. If the winner is a team, the money prize will be divided equally among the registered team members. For more information about the Old Post Office Development Contest, including contestant eligibility criteria and registration, please visit

Miami Service Jam 2/27/15

Miami Service Jam
Friday, 02/27/2015 – 03/01/2015 05:00 pm – 05:00 pm
MSJ_Header_Image-01Wynwood Warehouse Project
450 NW 27 ST, Miami FL 33127,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: $20 Regular / $15 for Students

The Miami Service Jam is part of a 48-hour, global design thinking adventure where people in over 100 cities gather to design and prototype solutions for a secret design challenge.

The event will kick off world-wide at 5:00 PM local time on February 27th, when the secret theme will be revealed. Participants have until 3:00 PM local time on March 1st to publish their projects on the Global Service Jam global website and share them with the world.

This is a fun, volunteer run event open to anyone who wants to learn more about design thinking, connect with interesting people, and build something awesome. For more details, visit our website at

PechaKucha Miami: The City of the Future 2/20/15

PechaKucha Miami: The City of the Future
Friday, 02/20/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Young-Patrons-PechaKucha-Miami-City-of-the-Future-Miami-Science-MuseumFrost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
Cost: Suggested donation $10

Travel into the future with five local and international guest speakers for The City of the Future PechaKucha presented by the Frost Science Young Patrons as part of the Frost Science’s multi-day Innovation and Engineering Weekend: Building the City of the Future. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy beverages while making their very own pottery through a special Maker’s activity. The evening will conclude by the “rake” kiln fire while the pottery is cured for guests to take home. Music by Dani Nicole and complimentary libations courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Mandarine Napoleon, ZIOBAFFA, Lucky Buddha and Lemon City Tea. Also featured will be the Miami Cityscapes artworks, where ten local artists shared their vision for the city of the future, and a special light installation in the Planetarium. This event is part of the global PechaKucha Night worldwide.

Creating A Scholar Silent Art Auction 1/28/15

Creating A Scholar Silent Art Auction
Wednesday, 01/28/2015 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
AuctionFlyer-page-001Miami Center for Architecture & Design
100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $15

The Women in Architecture (WiA) Committee of the Miami Chapter American Institute of Architects, proudly presents CREATING A SCHOLAR Silent Art Auction Show. Taking place on January 28th, 2015 at the Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD), the event will raise funds to benefit a female creative industries student at New World School of the Arts and Design & Architecture Senior High. The evening will include drinks, music, lite fare and art curated by the WiA Art Auction Committee. Art pieces on display and available for purchase, have been donated by women in the creative industries—i.e. architects, artists, graphic designers, industrial designers—in supportof MCAD’s ‘Creating a Scholar’ program. MCAD is a 501c3 charitable organization and serves as a hub in our community for all things design.

$15 General Admission
$10 AIA Members

ThinkBike 2015: Opening Event 1/12/15

ThinkBike 2015: Opening Event
Monday, January 12, 2015, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
Register Online

Join us at HistoryMiami on Monday, January 12th 9AM – 12PM for the opening event of ThinkBike 2015, a four-day celebration and study of how biking can make Miami more livable and sustainable.

Brought to you by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in cooperation with Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization, Friends of the Underline, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, Bike305 and The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, ThinkBike 2015 features several presentations and workshops at HistoryMiami and the Downtown Miami-Dade County Public Library.

Led by an experienced team of Dutch urban planning and mobility experts, ThinkBike 2015 focuses on The Underline, the transformative 10-mile linear park and urban trail below Metrorail from the Miami River to Dadeland South, and how it can enhance connectivity, mobility, and biking safety for hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors.

The opening session on Monday, January 12th, kicks off with a public presentation of Dutch best practices for bike infrastructure, planning, and implementation. Experts will share how the Netherlands was transformed into the world’s most bike-friendly country, where the bike is used as an alternative to driving a car. The kickoff concludes with a virtual bike ride along the M-Path, the existing bike path below Metrorail.

Sign up now for the closing session on Thursday, January 15th, from 1-3:30 PM at HistoryMiami, which will feature the findings and recommendations for the Underline’s implementation by renowned mobility and infrastructure experts (RSVP here). After the closing session, ThinkBike 2015 will conclude with the presentation of a VanMoof bicycle to the winner of the LoveBike contest followed by a party on the HistoryMiami Plaza (RSVP here).

LoveBike: Enter to win a VanMoof bike courtesy of The Netherlands Consulate in Miami. Visit, tell us what you like and don’t like about biking in Miami. Entries accepted through January 12, 2015. We’ll announce the winner at the ThinkBike 2015 closing event: Party on the Plaza, HistoryMiami on January 15th 3:30-5 PM.

PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami 1/2/15

PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami
Friday, 01/02/2014 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Miami-PhanArt-flyerAdrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Peacock Foundation Studio
1300 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami, featuring a wide variety of artists who draw inspiration from the music of Phish, will be held on Friday, January 2, 2015 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132. This one of a kind art show, created and produced by Pete Mason, will be held on the third day of Phish’s four night stand at Miami’s American Airlines Arena, only a 5 block walk from the Arsht Center.

The lineup announced for the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami represents a wide array of artists from among the Phish art community. Longtime Phish artists Ryan Kerrigan, TRiPP, Isadora Bullock, Michael Boyer, StuPINdous Creations, Pompeii Prints and Fred Sutter are regular exhibitors at PhanArt shows and fans can expect to find a large portfolio from each artist of current and past art.

Pin makers and designers MYFE. Designs, Party Time Pins, Noah Phence, Pin me Down, Cactusbomb, Pinsanity Designs, and Ant Pharms Pins will feature their ever-popular pin series and designs, as well as other items made specifically for the Miami shows.

First time exhibitors to the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition include Sweet Melis, Otto Art, Brooke Appelman, Brian Bojo’s Phifty-Two Weeks, Golden Road Gallery, Jampanties, Ebbleberry Designs, Super Rad Cape Co, Highly Concerned Enterprises, Brendan Nicolan and The Shakedown Shop. Each of these exhibitors brings something new to the show, be it posters, clothing, underwear, a year-long art project, children’s clothing and much more.

A musical performance from San Francisco-based pianist Holly Bowling will take place throughout the art show, with performances on the hour from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The sets will feature Phish songs arranged for solo piano and several “jam transcriptions”, including a complete rendition of the ‘Tahoe Tweezer’ during the final hour, beginning at 4 pm. Check out Holly’s previous performances with Marco Benevento and at her own solo gig in San Francisco during this past year’s Bill Graham Run. For updates on the performance and more information please visit Holly’s Facebook page.

Non-profits benefitting from the PhanArt show include The Mockingbird Foundation, which has awarded grants for music education totaling more than $800,000 over the past 15 years. PhanArt has raised, through a book and website created to showcase the art made by Phish fans, over $18,000 for The Mockingbird Foundation since 2009.

Phish Art shows have been held since 2003 with great success. Unique posters, pins, shirts, stickers and much more are made for Phish shows, making the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami, a must-attend event during Phish tour. Produced by Pete Mason, founder of PhanArt and author of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, these PhanArt exhibitions have been held in Atlantic City, Chicago and Las Vegas over the past 14 months and represent a continued effort to promote and exhibit original and unique concert art from a wide variety of artists. The eclectic artists featured at this event show the broad scope of Phish related art and capture the inspiration of the band in their art. Phish’s creative fan base makes amazing art inspired by the band, their music and the locales they play.

In keeping with the great tradition and success of past art shows, the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami, will offer free entry to all patrons and tubes available for purchase. Special edition works only available at the show can be viewed on and acquired exclusively at the PhanArt show.

YogArt presented by jugofresh 12/4/14-12/7/14

YogArt presented by jugofresh
Thursday, 12/04/2014 – 12/07/2014 05:30 pm – 07:00 pm
YogartLogo2013_Updated-webWynwood Walls
2520 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 3316933127
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: 35.00

YogArt presented by jugofresh brings together the most sought after yoga teachers in South Florida, led by Dawn B., taking place at the hub of Art Basel, Wynwood Walls. This year, YogArt is pleased to feature the musical talents of afrobeta – who has been singled out as one of “5 acts to watch at Ultra Music Festival” by Spin Magazine – along with MC YOGI & DJ Drez. We will be delivering 4 incredible yoga sessions geared to refresh and rejuvenate your body & mind during one of Miami’s biggest weekends of the year. Guests will enjoy healthy bites and even refreshing spirits at all sessions for a completely inspiring experience. In addition to the stunning backdrop naturally provided at Wynwood Walls, YogArt will also feature the work of fine artist, award-winning children’s book illustrator and international yoga teacher Amanda Giacomini. YogArt is a DARLEE production, a partnership between active philanthropist Arlene Chaplin, certified Jivamukti teacher and licensed movement therapist Dawn B. Feinberg (BCMT), and nationally recognized event planner Lee Brian Schrager.

Design Miami/ 2014 12/2/14-12/7/14

Design Miami/ 2014
Tuesday December 2, Preview Day (by invitation only), Press Conference 2:30pm, Collectors Preview 12-6pm, Vernissage 6-8pm
designmiamiDecember 3-7, 2014
December 3-4, 10am-8pm
December 5, 11am-8pm
December 6, 12-8pm
December 7, 12-6pm
19th Sreet & Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach

Ten years ago, a small fair for collectible design named design.05 Miami launched concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach. Located in the Moore Building in the Miami Design District, it offered a selection of fifteen invited exhibitors, with the stated aim of bringing museum-quality galleries together with the best collectors, connoisseurs, and designers from around the world in one of the premier destinations for art and design.

Remaining true to that aim, the intervening decade has seen the blossoming and expansion of the fair alongside the market for collectible design, evidenced by the number of participating galleries, which has almost tripled in that period. As it has matured, Design Miami/ has lead the field in establishing new global standards for creative and inspiring exhibitions, turning the fair into an essential destination for the design press and enthusiasts as well as collectors.

Rodman Primack, Executive Director of Design Miami/ stated, “The fair grew out of the need for a consolidated marketplace that would act as a platform to showcase the range and strength of what was then a fledgling market.” Adding, “Since then, the collectible design market has really changed in scale; it’s internationalized and diversified, and this is reflected very clearly in the fair. Design Miami/ has changed the way galleries engage with their audiences. I am excited to see this ecosystem bringing so many distinct viewpoints and aesthetics together.”

The burgeoning interest in contemporary design from around the US is particularly evident this year, with the invitation of first-time participants Edward Cella Art+Architecture of LA and Gallery Diet of Miami. These two newcomers to the fair are joined by returning participants Volume Gallery, Chicago and Johnson Trading Gallery from New York. Design Miami/ 2014 also welcomes regular participants of the Basel fair, Galleria O., Rome, specializing in Italian twentieth century and international contemporary design, Galerie Pascal Cuisinier from Paris, with their focus on French design from the 1960s and 70s, Carwan Gallery, Beirut, emphasizing work from Western designers interpreting Middle Eastern craft and Nilufar Gallery, Milan, known for Italian postwar design.

The Miami fair and its Basel sibling have maintained strong bonds with the founding galleries that participated in that first design.05 Miami. Eleven founding galleries of the original fifteen – including the previously mentioned Nilufar Gallery, Casati Gallery, Cristina Grajales Gallery, Demisch Danant, Galerie kreo, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jousse Entreprise, LAFFANOUR-Galerie Downtown, Magen H Gallery, R & Company and Hostler Burrows – will be participating in Design Miami/ 2014.

Zesty Meyers, Principal of R & Company, New York commented, “I think what we’ve accomplished in ten years is amazing. Design Miami/ and Design Miami/ Basel have brought a global audience to us: because of them, I don’t know what languages will be spoken in my gallery today. The power of acting under the Design Miami/ umbrella as a group of galleries attracts buyers that we’d never attract individually – we keep on getting first time buyers. Because of the clients we have through Design Miami/, we can invest in scholarship and research; we can publish major books and hold museum shows. At a certain point, these pieces we are selling from the twentieth century will be gone – we’re saving history with these works, and creating future history with the contemporary.”

Equally excited by the future as it is inspired by the past, Design Miami/ is launching two new forward-looking initiatives this year: the exhibition strand Design Curio, and the Design Visionary award.

Conceived as contemporary cabinets of curiosity, the four independently curated Design Curio booths scattered throughout the fair will take the widest possible view of design practice. They will go beyond the scope of collectible design to embrace diverse fields from science and technology, to handcraft, and from unrealized prototypes to esoteric collections.

Design Visionary
The new Design Visionary award from Design Miami/ celebrates individuals who have significantly contributed to the field of design, such as collectors, curators, architects and luminaries who influence and are engaged in design in the broadest sense. The laureate of the Design Visionary award is recognized as having a continued, tangible and lasting impact.

The inaugural Design Visionary award will be presented to Peter Marino in December 2014. With this award, Design Miami/ recognizes Marino for his achievements as an architect, for his knowledge and status as a collector of design, art and the decorative arts, and for the impact he has had as an advisor on contemporary and twentieth century design to his numerous clients.

Commenting on the first edition of this award, Primack stated, “This award is about recognizing the figures that have really propelled the world of design in the broader sense. Peter is a great talent, and is also an amazing patron of others’ talents. His knowledge of furniture, his ability to create collections in design and his work with leading brands to help them understand the importance of bringing design voices into their world have substantially impacted the market and the language of design”.

Marino founded his eponymous architecture, planning and design studio in New York in 1978 having trained with I. M. Pei and George Nelson. Early clients included Andy Warhol, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, and Gianni and Marella Agnelli.

Alongside his work with private clients, Marino has redefined luxury in the retail space, creating store environments around the world for houses such as Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Graff and Ermenegildo Zegna, commissioning site specific works of art for many of them. His numerous collections include contemporary art and design, photographs, porcelain, and Renaissance and Baroque bronzes, the latter of which were shown at London’s Wallace Collection in 2010 in the exhibition Beauty and Power: Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Peter Marino Collection. In 2012 he was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

At Design Miami/ 2014, Marino will be the subject of an exhibition celebrating his multiple roles within the world of design. In a stand-alone display space designed by the architect, the exhibition will feature antique and contemporary chairs from his collection, architectural maquettes and images, and his series of cast bronze boxes.

Pavilion Commission
Minneapolis-based designer Jonathan Muecke has been commissioned to create the Pavilion for the tenth anniversary of Design Miami/.

The Design Miami/ Pavilion Commission has become an important feature of the fair. An ephemeral extension of the fair space itself, the pavilion is at once an exhibit and a piece of functional temporary architecture. While the commission is traditionally given to an early career architect or studio, for its tenth anniversary Design Miami/ has selected a designer whose practice reflects the multifaceted nature of the fair itself.

Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Creative Director at Design Miami/ commented, “For our tenth anniversary, we wanted to pay homage to the type of young designer that Design Miami/ wishes to champion – one who experiments with materials, form and scale; who is as much a theorist as a maker; and who challenges us to consider how we relate to the world built around us.”

Jonathan Muecke studied architecture at Iowa State, interning at the architectural office of Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland before studying design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Muecke has evolved a design practice that resists standard divisions between design, art and architecture, instead focusing on refined forms that investigate notions of positive and negative space, positional relationships to structures and the innate desire to read notions of functionality into objects that relate to human scale.

Centered around a double-layered circular structure with apertures at both poles, Jonathan Muecke’s Design Miami Pavilion (DMP) is designed on a human scale, rejecting monumentality in favor of lightness and variability. Filtered through a translucent canopy that shelters the whole structure, light will bounce off the curved and colored surfaces of the pavilion – complementary tones of red and green within, primary blue and yellow without – creating a shifting topography of reflected color. Seamlessly shaped seating units made from composite will allow visitors a moment of quiet reflection in a space conceived in part as a refuge from the hyper-stimulating environment of the fair itself.

RedNoir Launch Exhibit 12/6/14

RedNoir Launch Exhibit
Saturday, 12/06/2014 – 12/07/2014 11:30 am – 03:00 am
Art-Basel-Rednoir-CalendarR House
2727 NW Second Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

Join Miami’s own RedNoir {home decor} to celebrate the official brand and online boutique store launch at bar/gallery/restaurant R House during Art Basel week.

Don’t miss the opportunity get a feel of our boldly designed and unique pillows, rugs & wall art. Exhibit installation designed by Ultra Music Festival® Director of Production Design. Expect Extravagance!

MBVCA “Miami Beach Favorite Moments Montage” Video Contest 11/4/14

MBVCA “Miami Beach Favorite Moments Montage” Video Contest
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 – 12/31/2014 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
mbvcaMiami Beach
Miami Beach,
Miaim Beach, Florida 33109
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) is asking you to show us your favorite Miami Beach moments, places and spaces! From clear blue waters to an astounding art piece, show us an original video montage composed of Miami Beach places, scenery and everything in between. Other Miami Beach fans will vote on your entries and the top ten entries with the most likes will be chosen as semi-finalists. Once you post a video, the post is automatically shared on your Facebook profile, prompting your friends to vote too!

The MBVCA wants to share your Favorite Moments in Miami Beach with the world, so tell us what they are! The contest begins on November 4, 2014 and ends at 11:59pm on December 31, 2014. Upload the video to the MBVCA Facebook Contest page and email a hi-res version to [email protected]


First place is a GoPro Hero4, valued at $499.99.
Second place is an iPad Air, valued at $399.
Third place is a Visa gift card for $200.

Winners will receive prizes within six months of the close of the contest. Prizes will be physically mailed to the address provided by the winners. Any prizes returned to the MBVCA or not received by the winner because of an incorrect address provided to the MBVCA shall be the sole responsibility of the recipient.

The contest is open to anyone 18 years of age or older as of November 4, 2014. Only three (3) entries may be submitted per email address/per person.

Entries must be a compilation of video clips only and must not include any still photographs. All footage must incorporate Miami Beach city scenery, i.e. you may spotlight your favorite hotel under the circumstances that Miami Beach city, shore, water or skyline is featured.

Kristen Steno hosts interior design trend talk at BoConcept 11/6/14

Kristen Steno hosts interior design trend talk at BoConcept
Thursday, 11/06/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
800 Brickell Avenue, Suite 107,
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

World renowned “House Coach” Kirsten Steno is in Miami from Denmark to share her distinctive design philosophy Empathetic Interior Design, which is presented in her new book and sold exclusively at Danish interiors retailer BoConcept.

Steno will share some of the tools she presents in on how to create a home and life filled with love, joy, peace and harmony.

One lucky guest will be randomly selected to win a BoConcept armchair.

Design talk at Park Grove, New renderings revealed 8/2/14

Design talk at Park Grove, New renderings revealed
Thursday, 10/02/2014 – 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm
Carlos Rosso, Shohei Shigematsu, David Martin, Ted Loos, & Enzo EneaPark Grove Sales Gallery
2701 South Bayshore Drive,
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
Webpage Link
Cost: By Invitation Only

Biggest Names in Architecture Reveal the Future of Design at The Residences at Park Grove

OMA architect Shohei Shigematsu and landscape architect Enzo Enea lead design talk

Miami (October 15, 2014)–A crowd of 250 top-tier brokers, buyers and tastemakers gathered to experience two of the most prominent global design talents for a look inside the visionary designs of the Residences at Park Grove, where Shohei Shigematsu from OMA and Enzo Enea blend the past and future of Coconut Grove. New renderings of the property were revealed for the first time last week, showing off the properties’ dazzling, uninterrupted views of the marina, landscape and idyllic Biscayne Bay. The towers’ distinct facades optimize these views from every angle, allowing for an abundance of natural light for its residents, coupled with maximum privacy between units. During the design talk, Shigematsu and Enea spoke about how their designs look at urbanistic and historical elements specific to the Grove’s existing climate and culture, such as the artists and musicians that occupy it, the greenery surrounding it, and the culture alive and thriving within it, enhancing the sense of place with the idiom: integrate, not decorate.

The hour-long discussion was moderated by Ted Loos, a design expert and regular contributor of Architectural Digest and hosted by co-developers of the property: David Martin, President of Terra Group and Carlos Rosso, President of Condo Development The Related Group.

Notable Guests: Enzo Enea, landscape architect; Shohei Shigematsu, OMA Architect; David Martin, President of Terra Group; Carlos Rosso, President Condo Development The Related Group; Patrick Campbell, Vice President The Related Group; Ted Loos, contributor of Architectural Digest and moderator of the discussion.

Photo Credit: World Red Eye

Where To Be: 10/10 – 16/10


Here at In The Loop, we know there are always places to be and events to attend. Each Friday, we feature a special “where to be” post on our blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the community and learn and commemorate some influential people and events around Miami! Have something coming up that you’d like to see here? Tweet us @Loop305 using #WhereToBe hash tag!

Friday, October 10, 2014 4:00pm – 11:00pm

Miami Carnival Foam Party

Club Seven

12 Northeast 40th Street

Miami, FL 33137

Cost: $31.74

Eventbrite Link

Saturday, October 11, 2014 7:00am – 12:00pm

Miami Terminator – Trojan Race Series

Amelia Earhart Park

401 E 65th St,

Hialeah, Florida 33013

Cost: $40

Eventbrite Link

Sunday, October 12, 2014 10:00pm – 7:00am

Selectah Sundays – Boombap Classics Soul

Will Call Miami

700 NE 2nd Ave,

Miami, Florida 33132

Cost: FREE


Monday, October 13, 2014 10:00pm

Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) Miami 2014

Venture Hive 

1010 NE Second Ave

Miami Beach, FL 33132

Cost: #26.62


Tuesday, October 14, 2014 4:30pm – 9:00pm

QS World MBA Tour

Hyatt Regency Miami 

400 Southeast 2nd Ave

Miami, FL 33131

Cost: Free


Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

Zaina Hart Workshop in Miami

The River Park Hotel and Suites 

100 SE 4th St

Miami, FL 33131

Cost: $47.12


Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:00pm

Pause for A Cause: Party with a Purpose

Coral Gables Museum Young Associates


1250 S Miami Ave

Miami, Florida 33130

Cost: $16.82


Top Brokers Celebrate Land Closing of One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects 10/1/14

Top Brokers Celebrate Land Closing of One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects
Wednesday, 10/01/2014 – 06:30 pm –
Louis-Birdman-Marion-Ruiz-Gary-Schwartz-William-Zalaquett-Harvey-BirdmanOne Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Sales Center
1040 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link

150 top brokers gathered at One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects sales gallery in downtown Miami to celebrate the land closing of the future home of Zaha’s first residential skyrise in the Western Hemisphere.

1000 Biscayne Tower, LLC developers Gregg Covin, Louis Birdman and Kevin Venger from the Regalia Group announced last month that they have completed the closing on the purchase of two parcels of land located at 1000 Biscayne Blvd. and 1001 NE 2nd Ave. The combined transactions closed in all-cash deals for a total of $36 million.

The House of Perna Trunk Show at Sequin Jewelry 10/24/14

The House of Perna Trunk Show at Sequin Jewelry
Friday, 10/24/2014 – 06:30 pm –
THoP-logoSequin Jewelry, Delray Beach
445 E Atlantic Ave,
Delray Beach, Florida 33483
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

What: The talented design team from fashion label, The House of Perna, has partnered with Sequin Jewelry, the NYC-based design studio creating distinctive and directional jewelry, to present “Fashion’s Night Out” which will preview each brand’s Fall collections.

Who: Lead Designer of The House of Perna, Amanda Perna, will be on-hand to personally work with event guests on wardrobing, fitting, and to go over the must-have pieces for the season.

Why: The event will offer delectable bites and bubbly beverages by Atlantic Avenue’s popular gastropub, Tryst, live DJ beats, a ‘Photo Ready’ picture wall for guests to snap images of themselves in their new finds, and informal modeling showcasing the newest fall fashions. Guests will be able to purchase pieces from The House of Perna collection at the event and pre-purchase specialty orders in time for Holiday and gala season.
This is The House of Perna’s first Delray Beach event outside of its Artists Alley studio.

The partnership with Sequin Jewelry will offer event guests the opportunity to learn wardrobing tips and tricks from style experts, who bring NYC flair to charming Delray Beach, Florida.

For more information on the event, or to RSVP please call: (561) 243-9373.

I AM + HERO 10/25/14

Saturday, 10/25/2014 – 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
antiWynwood Warehouse Project
450 NW 27th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: $10 – Guest ; $75 – VIP Guest & Photo shoot Participant

Strike-A-Pose, Liberate A Life

I AM + HERO at Wynwood Warehouse Project, an eclectic and contemporary art space, located at 450 NW 27th St, Miami, FL 33127. This interactive event is a continuation of our newest social awareness campaign entitled “SAVESEX”.

We are opening our 2015 advertising campaign of the, I AM + HERO initiative to the general public. Join us in our first ever community based photo shoot. Join the League of Heroes by coming out and enjoying great music, fashion, food and fun as we “Strike-a-Pose”, to liberate a life.

We will be donating 20% of the proceeds from the day’s event to Life of Freedom Center.

delineo USA Cocktail and Conference 9/24/14

delineo USA Cocktail and Conference
Wednesday, 09/24/2014 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Delineo-INVITEdelineo USA Showroom
2344 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

delineo USA presents

A combination of craftsmanship and design in glass and textiles

Marco Andretta, Director of Prandina Italia- High-design lamps and glass manufacturing

Benoit Anicet, CEO nanimarquina USA- Innovation of materials, textures and shapes, combined with ancient weaving techniques to create a rug for every space and person

delineo USA, representatives of major lighting and furniture design brands, will host a Craft & Design conference in its Wynwood showroom on September 24th. Gustavo Hobaica, president of delineo USA, will welcome Prandina Director, Marco Andretta, and Benoit Anicet, CEO of nanimarquina.
Marco Andretta will present Prandina’s latest designs, available exclusively at delineo USA, and describe the manufacturing process behind the glass used in Prandina lamps. Benoit Anicet, CEO of nanimarquina, will explain how the Barcelona-based firm manages to combine high design with ancient hand-weaving techniques.
delineo USA opened its doors in Wynwood, Miami in 2013, as part of the international expansion of architecture firm Hobaica Díaz Aquitectos, founded in 1992 by Gustavo Hobaica and Yazmin Díaz. delineo opened in 1994 as a natural extension the business offering design and interior architecture services that included access to a select range of globally recognized lighting and furniture brands.

Miami DWNTWN Art Days 9/19/14-9/21/14

Miami DWNTWN Art Days
September 19-21, All Day
dwntwnartdays Downtown Miami

Art Days is designed to bring together and promote the cultural community, in addition to facilitating and incentivizing art exhibitions and other cultural activities. In its third year, Art Days, supported by the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), continues to provide free inspiring art activities across the Downtown cultural landscape. Working in partnership with a variety of arts and culture institutions, organizations and artists, Art Days is a three-day cultural exploration that incorporates countless free events and exhibitions for the community to experience and enjoy. Art Days offers something for everyone from family activities, panel discussions, international exhibitions, bike tours, walking tours and so much more!

Art Days is comprised of three components:
The Hub
located at MCAD, 100 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132
The “hub” is the epicenter for information on Art Days. In 2013 over 130 events took place around Downtown Miami, so it’s worthwhile to take a moment and set an itinerary to make the most out of the weekend!
The hub is the place to…
…find someone to help you navigate through the vast amount of things to do.
…start most walking and bike tours.
…be creative and paint your own unique t-shirt.
…hang out and connect with your friends on social media.
…find people to welcome you to Downtown Miami.

The Fringe
The “Fringe” is a set of curated activations of Downtown Miami in the form of visual and performance art projects. The visual art projects are commissioned, site-specific public art installations, curated by a specialist contemporary art curator Amanda Sanfilippo, and located within a one-mile radius around the Hub for easy walkability. This year’s Fringe has been initiated in partnership with Miami Dade County’s Art in Public Places.

The Events
Throughout the three day weekend, over 60 different art organizations, culture organizations, non-profits and artists activate their spaces with exhibitions, performances, cocktails meet and greet, art talks, panels and more. New for 2014 is an increased family friendly programming and children activities to accommodate the growing number of families living in Downtown.
Realizing the lack of performing arts in last year’s mix of events, the Miami DDA, in collaboration with the Olympia Theatre, is debuting a series of performance pieces in public areas and venues all around Downtown
As a guideline, here is a schedule for the weekend:
Thursday: Media/VIP Preview of the Fringe and Art Days
Friday: School tours/ Exhibitions openings/ post -work cocktail activities
Saturday: Museum day; art tours and exhibitions
Sunday: Cultural activities/bike tours

Click More for the Full List of Events
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Luxury Real Estate Showcase at Artefacto Doral 7/17/14

Luxury Real Estate Showcase at Artefacto Doral
Thursday, 07/17/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2014-07-24-at-12.40.33-PMArtefacto Doral
3290 NW 79th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33122
Webpage Link


As Artefacto’s Doral Warehouse Concept nears its one year anniversary, it’s apparent that the luxury Brazilian design house has elevated contemporary living in Doral. Last week, Cervera Real Estate held a cocktail reception for 250 top Miami real estate brokers at the Doral showroom, where they celebrated with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by speeches by Alicia Cervera and Jesse Ottley of Cervera Real Estate.

At the event, Cervera Real Estate showcased highly anticipated condominium projects across town—including Brickell’s The Bond, Coral Gables’ Merrick Manor and Miami Beach’s Peloro—and announced the launch of an exciting new project, Aria on the Bay.

About Artefacto Warehouse Concept: located at 3290 NW 79th Ave in Doral, Artefacto Warehouse Concept is a 20,000-square-foot showroom, housing the following collections: Artefacto Basic; featuring accessible pricing on the brand’s most coveted living and dining room products, Artefacto Outdoor; featuring luxury water-proof furnishings and best sellers at reduced prices from the brand’s pricier collections.

Notable guests: Alicia Cervera and Jesse Ottley- Cervera Real Estate, Leonel Faig- Artefacto Doral

Photo credit: Jorge Perez

Grand Opening of Salvation Tattoo Lounge’s New Location 5/10/14

Grand Opening of Salvation Tattoo Lounge’s New Location
Saturday, 05/10/2014 – 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
6e72d678d2f411e38fdb0002c99b3e94_6Salvation Tattoo Lounge
1132 Normandy Drive,
Normandy, Florida 33141
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Check out Salvation Tattoo Lounge’s new location in Normandy! Come say hello to our talented team, enjoy a live DJ, BBQ, free small tattoos, and enter our raffle for a chance to win a $1,000 tattoo! You don’t want to miss this!

Miami Mixer at Eleazar Delgado Studio 4/5/14

Miami Mixer at Eleazar Delgado Studio
Friday, 04/04/2014 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MiamiMixerFlyerAPRIL4_smallEleazar Delgado Studio
111 SW 3rd ST, 7th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33130
Eventbrite Link
Cost: Free

They say that the cultural makeup of Miami represents what the United States may look like in the next century. What does culture in Miami mean to you and what’s your take on the melting pot effect happening around us? Join us to check out 9 artists that dared to visually answer that question!

Artist Lineup
Tania Bilbao
Joanne Caballero
Jaime Ferreyros
Eliane Harvey
Ileana Prosper Holman
Helen Kagan
Patricia Basiliades Lovay
Edub9 (Eric Walton)

We have some very well priced work so it’s a great opportunity to start or add to your collection.

Lennar’s Silver Palms Model Homes Grand Opening 3/8/14

Lennar’s Silver Palms Model Homes Grand Opening
Saturday, 03/08/2014 – 03/09/2014 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Silver Palms
SW 238th Street and 112 Avenue,
Miami, Fl, Florida 33032
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Lennar’s all-inclusive, 292-acre resort-style community, Silver Palms, invites homebuyers to the Parade of Model Homes event this weekend March 8th and 9th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring a stunning new model center with 5 newly decorated homes. From noon to 4 p.m., families can enjoy food, and family fun activities, while touring the new homes.

Silver Palms offers a variety of new home choices, starting with the Royal Collection. The Royal collection features six spacious single-family homes, with California-style exterior designer stone, decorative shutters, accent details, brick paver driveways and iconic Spanish-style roofs. The homes are designed with 4 to 5 bedrooms, two-car garage, natural wood cabinets, GE appliance package, ceramic tile floors and the Nexia® home intelligence system with wireless capability to control home lights, unlock front door and control thermostat. This collection is priced in the mid-$200s and offer 5 furnished model homes to tour.

In addition, Silver Palms offers The Sable Collection, featuring two-story townhomes with 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with garage for homebuyers interested in downsizing or a worry-free, low-maintenance lifestyle, beginning in the upper $100s. And with only a few homes remaining, Silver Palms also offers the Majesty Collection, also a two story townhome with garage, and Lennar’s famous Everything’s Included features package.

The Sable collection is

The Silver Palms community offers Lennar’s NEXTGEN® – The Home within a Home, the newest concept in multi-family living for homeowners with adult children or elderly parents who enjoy the privacy of their own home, yet the convenience of being with extended family. This unique home design offers a private suite with its own separate entrance, as well as one attached to the main home — including a great room, bedroom, bath and kitchenette large enough for a full-size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and sink. This Brentwood model is available to tour in the Parade of Homes.
The luxurious and picturesque Silver Palms features nine crystal blue lakes and meandering sidewalks that lead into intimately nestled playgrounds and parks. At the heart of the community is a resort-style clubhouse with resident party room and caterer’s kitchen. Resident amenities include an oversized pool, children’s splash park,basketball and barbeque pavilion for all family members to enjoy, in addition to spa services. The state-of-the-art fitness center includes a window wall view into a children’s playroom with toys and iPad™ stations. Nearby conveniences include two K-8 charter schools, a Publix shopping center, Black Point Marina, Southland Mall and upscale dining and entertainment options with nearby access to Florida’s Turnpike and US1.

Power of Design: Prophets of the Digital Age: Michael Chabon, Jaron Lanier, and Clive Thompson in Dialogue with Kurt Andersen 3/22/14

Power of Design: Prophets of the Digital Age: Michael Chabon, Jaron Lanier, and Clive Thompson in Dialogue with Kurt Andersen
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33130
RSVP Online
More Info

Dialogue co-organized by The Wolfsonian and Intelligence Squared (London)

free & open to the public with advance registration required

For better or worse? We’re talking technology and its effect on our lives and minds. We’ve gathered three of our most profound thinkers on the digital age for a dialogue chaired by Kurt Andersen, chief justice of the Complaints Court. Speakers: Michael Chabon, author of works including The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay; Jaron Lanier, scientist, musician, visual artist, and author of Who Owns the Future?; and Clive Thompson, science and technology writer and blogger, author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better. Event takes place at Perez Art Museum Miami.

Lincoln, AIA Explore Similarities Between Luxury Auto Design and High-end Architecture

>Designers of luxury automobiles and architects of upscale buildings both need to create appealing, intimate and exclusive experiences for high-end clients in a functional environment

>Sophisticated, elegant design that is comfortable and efficient drives the creative process for both disciplines

>Each maximizes space while achieving a perfect balance of color and light complemented by rich materials to stimulate the senses

MIAMI, Feb. 27, 2014 – The goal of luxury automobile designers is to create a sense of occasion each time the highly discerning driver gets behind the wheel.

Architects of high-end buildings are challenged to achieve the same goal. Each discipline incorporates proportion, volume, sculpture, form, materials, graphics and space to provide unique luxury experiences that touch all the senses.

The similarities between these two worlds of design will be the subject of “Designing Luxury,” a panel discussion at the Miami Center for Architecture & Design.

“With any product or experience, the world of luxury design follows basic, yet vital, tenets,” said David Woodhouse, director of Lincoln design and a panelist. “Both luxury automobile designers and designers of high-end buildings need their creations to meet all the necessary functional requirements, but elevate the execution in a way that speaks to people’s aspirations, taps into their dreams and helps them stand apart from the crowd.”

Joining Woodhouse on the panel are two members of the American Institute of Architects: Rene Gonzalez, principal of Rene Gonzalez Architect, and Bernard Zyscovich, managing partner of Zyscovich Inc.

Moderating the dialogue is Javier F. Salman, senior project architect, Stantec, and also a member of AIA.

“I’m excited to learn about something I’m passionate about – automotive design – in a close and personal way and learn how it compares and contrasts to my particular brand of design,” said Salman, who owns a 1971 Lincoln Mark III.

This Lincoln Mark III – chocolate brown metallic exterior with bucket seats and brown interior – is one of a handful of cars owned by Salman, who repairs and restores vintage cars as a hobby.

The panel will explore designing luxury through best ways to interpret heritage and customer aspirations, then using these findings to create the luxury experience.

“Luxury automobile exterior design should be simple, inviting, approachable and most of all, elegant,” Woodhouse said. “Exterior design needs to be complemented by an interior that makes the driver feel comfortable and confident. Ultimately, the two work together to create an experience that is unique, personal and luxurious.

Integrating technology to create a warmer, more personal experience differentiates luxury automobile design. The Lincoln MKC small premium utility will debut Lincoln Experiences when it goes on sale later this year. Lincoln Experiences:

  • Anticipates needs and preferences – As you approach the vehicle it anticipates you, welcomes you and guides you with subtle and focused lighting where it is most needed.
  • Employs fluid, seamless motions and sounds – Unlocking and entering the vehicle is a fluid and effortless experience with refined motions and sounds, ambient lighting and crafted human interfaces.
  • Creates warm and inviting comfort – The cabin is a warm and inviting space with seating that embraces and forms around you, and appropriate ambient lighting to meet your needs and personal preferences.

“I am eager to listen to and participate in the exchange of ideas,” Woodhouse said. “I look forward to bringing back new perspectives I can employ in the automotive world.”


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  313.323.8917 313.845.8675
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Landmark Doral Cosmo chic Event of the year launching its Welcome Home Center by Betty Alvarez

Lennar’s newest community in Doral, Landmark, recently opened its sophisticated new sales center with a grand opening party that welcomed 700 guests. The “cosmo-chic” community offers contemporary design while delivering modern technology and exclusive amenities. For upscale and affluent homebuyers with a modern flare, Landmark is an ultra modern design setting with a new urban twist that promotes outdoor activity in community, green space while blending lifestyle and convenience in addition to nearby shops and restaurants.

A new standard in contemporary-living with an inspiring collection of two and three story townhomes, (some with elevators) each unit is designed with the latest architectural styles with clean lines and abundant natural light – both offering sky view terraces complete with summer kitchens Starting from the mid $400s, these contemporary townhomes feature a vast collection of floor plans with three and four bedroom designs, ranging from approximately 1,700 to over 2,00 a/c sq ft of living space, as well as the innovative NextGen – The Home within a Home design – all exuding included luxury upgrades

Comfortable open-spaces are optimized for function with flowing floor plans and multi-levels of enviable indoor-outdoor South Florida living. Volume kitchen and living areas provide a countless array of options for customizing the ideal entertaining and dwelling space. Interiors boast contemporary style accents such as floor to ceiling windows, recessed high-hat lighting, stainless-steel stair railing, and grand kitchens with Quartz countertops, glass or stone backsplash, double wall ovens, and wine cooler, as well as Advanced Savant WirelessTechnology System.

Residents of Landmark will enjoy Club Chic, a resort clubhouse with cutting edge fitness center and expansive pool, as well as Open air Ampitheater, Tennis and Kids Splash Park. Located in the heart of Doral, residents are issued the benefits of on-site amenities, nearby schools, shopping, dining and famed Trump International Resort and Spa.

Visit the chic Lennar Welcome Home Center at NW 66th ST and 107th AVE., Doral, FL. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (. (877) 200-0199. You may also find information on

IloveWNWD post Basel Campaign Relaunch at 1ofk 2/8/14

IloveWNWD post Basel Campaign Relaunch at 1ofk
Saturday, 02/08/2014 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
flyer-copy1ofk showroom
97 nw 25th street,
miami, Florida 33127
Facebook Link
Cost: free

This Saturday during art walk 1ofk in wynwood will be featuring/releasing a newly design shirt by artist Nate Dee for our iLoveWnwd campaign. Come by the showroom to see him painting live, pick up a shirt. and check out the other cool art and fashion on display and available for purchase.

Party starts at 6:30 sharp, painting will start at 7pm.

See you Friday!

Miami Art + Design 2/14/14-2/18/14

Miami Art + Design
February 14 – 17 from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. and on February 18 from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Boulevard
Tickets are $15 per person for a one-day pass; $25 per person for a multi-day pass.
Purchase tickets online.
Valet parking at Chopin Plaza and self-parking are available. Bayfront Park is also accessible via the Miami Metromover and Water Taxi Miami.

Miami Art + Design (MA+D) has added the cultural symposium “Collecting Your Own Hermitage Museum” by Alexander V. Kruglov, Ph.D., to its Saturday, February 15 schedule. Kruglov’s lecture, taking place at 4 p.m., will explore how Catherine the Great’s passion for collecting established The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia 250 years ago. Kruglov joins featured renowned fine and contemporary art lecturers Agnes Monplaisir, Michael Goedhuis, Wendy Maruyama and Jennifer Guerinni-Maraldi in sharing expert insights at the inaugural debut of MA+D taking place during President’s Day Weekend, February 13 – 18, 2014.
MA+D will showcase more than 40 prominent international art and design galleries featuring fine and decorative arts from Old Masters, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Post War and Pop Art offering collectors an opportunity to view and purchase treasures rarely seen outside major museum collections. MA+D is produced by International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) in collaboration with the SNA, the organizer of the prestigious Paris Biennale and co-organizer of New York’s Salon: Art + Design.
MA+D will open with a Vernissage benefit for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum on February 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Museum will also conduct special tours in conjunction with the fair. Tickets for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Vernissage benefit on February 13 include a First View from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for $250 per person and a Collectors’ Invitational from 8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. for $150 per person. Cocktails, canapés and live entertainment will be available throughout the evening. To purchase tickets, please contact Ximena Gallegos at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at 305-348-2254 or [email protected]
Attendees will view museum-quality artwork in a spectacular and custom-built 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, air-conditioned circular pavilion surrounding the Isamu Noguchi-designed Fountain at Bayfront Park. The event will also feature an ultra-contemporary beach bar on the sands overlooking the bay on the northeast corner of the pavilion where guests may enjoy live popular island beats, cocktails and panoramic views of Miami. Live musical performances will also take place on additional stages. Daily lunch and cocktails will be served in the fair’s well-appointed glass-walled restaurant, The Bistro, overlooking Biscayne Bay.
Featured works on display include Pablo Picasso’s “Le peintre,” Josef Albers’ 1964 “Homage to the Square: Midsummer” and Alfred Sisley’s “Printemps à Veneux” from Richard Green Gallery (London); Jean Dufy’s “Le port de l’île d’Yeu” 1928,  “Place de la Concorde” 1926 and Renoir’s “Mademoiselle Paule Gobillard,” red chalk on paper, circa 1885 from Galerie Jacques Bailley (Paris); unique wood sculptures from Agustín Cárdenas including “Colonne de mémoire” 1974 in African Teak and “The Rooster” 1957 from Galerie  Vallois (Paris), Bicci di Lorenzo’s  “The Man of Sorrows with the Virgin Mary and St. John The Evangelist” tempera on panel and Giovanni di Ser Giovanni Guidi’s (Lo Scheggia) “Scene of an Antique Triumph” tempera on panel from Moretti Fine Art (Florence+London+New York); Federico Beltrán-Masses’ “Mme. Bonnardel (Madeleine de Montgomery, Mme. Jean Bonnardel)” oil on canvas and his “La Reina de Saba” (The Queen of Sheba) c. 1921-23 from Stair Sainty Gallery (London); Lucio Fontana’s “Rosario de Santa Fe 1899 – 1968 Comabbio” Concetto Spaziale, 1956 from Toninelli Art Moderne (Monaco); Agostino Bonalumi’s “Oro 2013 (gold)” oil on stretched canvas from Robilant + Voena (London+Milan); Colombian textile artist Olga de Amaral, Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj and Greek sculptor Manuela Zervudachi from Galerie Agnès Monplaisir (Paris); Jingdezhen Porcelain Panels by Zhu Di and paintings by Zhang Guojun from FitzGerald Fine Arts (New York+Beijing); a K’iche Two-Part Urn from the Southern Maya Highlands Late Classic Period circa A.D. 650-850 and a Mayapan Figural Censer from the Lowland Maya Late Post-classic Period circa A.D. 1200-1450 from Ancient Art of the New World, Inc. (AANW) (Miami) and a variety of African, Oceanic and Northwest Coast American art from Tambaran Gallery (New York).
Galerie Alain Marcelpoil (Paris), Galerie Dumonteil (Paris), Giangola & Menser (Miami), Peter Finer (London), Phoenix Ancient Art (Geneva + New York), among others, will also be participating in the show.

Lectures Schedule:
Friday, February 14 at 2:30 p.m. – “Olga de Amaral: The Mantle of Memory” by Agnes Monplaisir
Monplaisir looks at the work of this famous Colombian artist, now 82 years old, who has been at the forefront of Latin-American abstraction since the 1960s. Her work is in many major museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Renwick Gallery of the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Saturday, February 15 at 2:30 p.m. – “Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting” by Michael Goedhuis
For the last 20 years, Michael Goedhuis has been at the forefront of the popularization of contemporary Chinese art. Goedhuis will examine that tradition, its relevance today, and how new works can be combined with ancient material. Goedhuis has held many exhibitions on the new Chinese brush painters, most recently at the Saatchi Gallery in London in 2013.

Saturday, February 15 at 4 p.m. – "Collecting Your Own Hermitage Museum" by Alexander V. Kruglov, Ph.D.
Kruglov, present curator of Phoenix Ancient Art (Geneva + New York) and past associate curator of Classical Antiquities at The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, will share how Catherine the Great’s passion for collecting inspired the significant establishment of the museum 250 years ago. Beside paintings and gems, Catherine acquired drawings of classical ruins and antique sculptures helping to assemble one of the most spectacular Neo-Classical ensembles in Europe of the Enlightenment. During his lecture, Kruglov will explore what masterpieces from today’s art and antiquities market might attract Catherine the Great’s discerning eye.

Sunday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m. – Wendy Maruyama: Art + Design as Advocacy
Maruyama has been making furniture/art since 1970. Her work is often inspired by extended residencies and visits to various countries such as France, England, Japan, Korea and China. Born in Colorado to second-generation Japanese American parents, her work vacillates between creating works that emulate and satirize contemporary Japan, among other cultures. Her newest work, “Executive Order 9066,” is influenced by personal and family history and addresses the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans in 1942.

Monday, February 17 at 2:30 p.m. – “Discovering an Ancient Culture through the Contemporary Art Movement of Australia’s Aboriginal People” by Jennifer Guerinni-Maraldi
While travelling in Australian in the early 1990s, Guerinni-Maraldi and her husband purchased a major work by Freddie Timms “Sugar Bag,” acrylic on canvas, painted during the artist’s time working with Frank Watters (Watters Gallery) in Sydney. This magical painting was the catalyst that spurred Guerinni-Maraldi to begin exhibiting and selling contemporary art in London in the new millennium. Each year, she travels to Australia visiting remote indigenous communities, curators, collectors and artists. Her efforts in the United Kingdom aim to establish a greater awareness of high quality indigenous work and to build a stronger market for ethically sourced, contemporary
Australian indigenous fine art.

MA+D joins the prestigious roster of fairs organized by IFAE including the18th edition of the American International Fine Art Fair in Palm Beach being held this February 4 – 9, the 5th annual Miami International Art Fair (MIA), the 17th annual Art Palm Beach (APB), as well as many boutique fairs and events aboard SeaFair, the megayacht venue.

International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) founders David and Lee Ann Lester have pioneered more international fine art fairs than any global fair organizer since 1991, having established Art Miami in January 1991, The Palm Beach International Art & Antique Fair (now AIFAF) in 1997, Art Palm Beach in 1998 and MIA in 2010. They have organized more than 90 international art fairs, worldwide, in New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas, London and Hong Kong.

The Antique Experience VIP Opening Reception 1/17/14

The Antique Experience VIP Opening Reception
367Friday, January 17, 2014, 7PM – 9PM
The Antique Experience Garden and Tents
11th Street and Ocean Drive
(on the beach)
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Register Online

The Miami Design Preservation League invites you to a VIP Reception celebrating the grand opening of the 1st Annual Antique Experience at Art Deco Weekend. We will have Live Jazz, Antiques, Vintage Fashion, Amazing Food provided by Tastebuds Catering and Cocktails provided by Miami Rum.

Electric Wonterland Experience 12/21/13

Electric Wonterland Experience
Saturday, 12/21/2013 – 12/22/2013 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
ElectricWonterlandExperience_ATMiami Science Museum
3280 S Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
Webpage Link
Cost: $20-$40

This unique fusion of science, adventure and EDM will be held inside the Miami Science Museum! The first of it’s kind, The Electric Wonterland Experience will be uniting the latest in technology and science with the hottest up and coming artists in dance music

EWE will bring the museum to life with incredible light shows and specialized themed entertainment in every room with one of a kind live performances and a special laser 3D experience inside the planetarium! Use promo code: elf and pay only$20 or promo code: santa and pay only $40 for Open bar all night

VIP Reception at Ligne Roset 12/5/13

VIP Reception at Ligne Roset
ligneThurs, December 5th from 6 – 9 p.m.  
Ligne Roset 
160 NE 40th Street
Miami, FL 33137
RSVP: [email protected]
Please join us at the Ligne Roset Design District showroom for an evening of Cocktails and Contemporary French Art featuring Bernardaud, crafters of innovative porcelain tableware, decorative objects and jewelry.
Ligne Roset’s Miami team of Interior Design Consultants have previously completed many different model buildings, but will embark on their first actual residential condominium design – from top to bottom – at Le Parc, 12-story, 128-unit luxury boutique condominium located in the heart of Brickell.

The Un-Private Collection: Designing The Broad 12/4/13

The Un-Private Collection: Designing The Broad
buildingthebroadWednesday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
RSVP Online

Co-presented with Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

In addition to offering the Los Angeles programs, The Broad will present a program at the New World Center in Miami Beach, in conjunction with the 2013 Art Basel Miami Beach. The event, moderated by noted architectural critic Paul Goldberger, will bring together the museum’s lead architect, Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with Eli and Edythe Broad and Joanne Heyler to share the conversations that led to the unique design of the building for The Broad. Among the topics to be discussed are the relationship between the collection and the museum design concept, the decision to make the storage vault visible to visitors, how The Broad collections’ longstanding commitment to lending its artworks impacted design decisions and the significance other cultural institutions on Grand Avenue, including the Arata Isozaki–designed Museum of Contemporary Art and the Frank Gehry–designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, had for the design of The Broad.

Image: Building rendering (front): The Broad, Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler

Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition with Jaguar and Opening Event 12/4/13-12/8/13

Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition with Jaguar and Opening Event
Wednesday, December 4, 2013: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Exhibition Preview
Thursday, December 5, 2013: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Exhibition Preview
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: VIP Opening Celebration
8:30 PM – 11:00 PM: Grand Opening Celebration
Friday, December 6, 2013: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 7, 2013: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
3841 NE 2nd Avenue, 1st Floor / Unit 103
(entrance on NE 39th Street)
Miami Design District

The groundbreaking exhibition showcasing a curated selection of about 50 works resulting from unique design and brand collaborations, from partners such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Harry Winston, Hermès, Dunhill, Tom Ford, Poltrona Frau, Veuve Clicquot, Nike, Marc Jacobs, Baccarat with designers, architects and artists such as Barber Osgerby, Karl Lagerfeld, David Collins, Richard Meier, Piero Lissoni, Zaha Hadid Architects and Sou Fujimoto. The VIP event will bring out the designers, brand reps and top names in the design, fashion and luxury world. The exhibition will also exclusively introduce, for the first time in the US, five new collaborations between Jaguar and designers Fredrikson Stallard, Moritz Waldemeyer, Mathieu Gustafsson, architects Neri & Hu and marble specialist Salvatori.

Official Launch Party for KOLYR shoes in partnership with French Kiss Tuesdays 11/7/13

Official Launch Party for KOLYR shoes in partnership with French Kiss Tuesdays
Tuesday, 11/12/2013 – 11/13/2013 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
1456537_596413997089645_1491608360_nSegafredo Brickell
1421 S Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33131
Cost: Free

Add a little KOLYR to your social calendar at the official launch event of KOLYR, a new line of university-inspired vegan footwear on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 9:00 PM at Segafredo in Brickell.

The exclusive, ever-popular French Kiss Tuesdays event series will team up with KOLYR for a fashionable evening showcasing the brand’s first line of University of Miami inspired footwear. This energetic social soiree will bring together French Kiss Tuesdays’ signature taste for class and conviviality and KOLYR’s vibrant new community-driven brand initiative for an unforgettable evening.

Because KOLYR was designed by fans, for fans; the brand will donate 5% of all proceeds to the University of Miami’s Entrepreneurship Club. Guests will also receive a 30% discount on all pre-orders placed the week of the event and be entered to win exciting raffle prizes such as advanced pairs of KOLYR’s inaugural line.

Guests will enjoy premium cocktails by Segafredo Brickell while DJ Youseff sets the mood for celebration on the turntables. Visit KOLYR’s Facebook page ( for advanced raffle prizes and an exclusive sneak preview of the evening’s surprise guests.

HD Americas Lights Up Miami Beach in September 9/24/13

HD Americas Lights Up Miami Beach in September
Tuesday, 09/24/2013 – 07/25/2013 10:00 am – 07:00 pm
PWP Studio photographers specialize in corporate event photography, decor, details, incentive travel, conventions, and on-location photography in Atlanta, GeorgiaMiami Beach Convention Center – Hall C & D
1901 Convention Center Drive ,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link

The Hospitality Design Group announces the schedule for HD AMERICAS, their boutique-style trade show. Bringing together leaders and innovators in the hospitality design sector, the intimately scaled conference will specifically focus on the hospitality markets in the Americas and the growing development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

More than 3,500 key decision makers comprise show attendees, including designers, architects, purchasing agents, and hospitality owners and operators that meet with manufacturers face-to-face; familiarize themselves with the latest products; and make important business deals on the floor that spans more than 60,000 square feet. The items represented at HD Boutique include a vast array of fabrics and textiles, furniture, accessories, lighting fixtures, flooring, artwork, bath fixtures, window treatments, and many more hospitality-related products.

In addition to buyers and sellers connecting on the floor, the industry’s most notable design, hotel, and restaurant experts engage attendees in a series of accredited panel discussions and conferences.

My Life at Poliform 12/6/12

My Life
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 6pm-9pm
180 NE 39TH Street, Suite 101
Miami, FL 33137

Please RSVP by December 3rd to [email protected]

I hope you can join us at this event…..

Serge de Troyer Home Grand Opening 12/3/12

Serge de Troyer Home Grand Opening
Monday, 12/03/2012, 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Serge-de-Troyer-Home-Grand-Opening-12.3.12Serge de Troyer Home
6301 Biscayne Blvd, #102,
Miami, Florida 33138
Facebook Link

It is my pleasure to extend this personal invitation to the Grand Opening of Serge de Troyer Home on Monday, December 3, 2012 6pm-10pm.

Please RSVP at: [email protected]

Serge de Troyer Home
6301 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 102,
Miami, FL 33138

Tel: (786) 364-3588

Look forward to seeing you there!

Sponsored by:
Khong River House
Monster Sound Productions

Ornare Tastemaker’s Showcase 12/3/12

Ornare Tastemaker’s Showcase
Monday, December 3 at 7 p.m.
Ornare Miami
4040 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Miami Design District
RSVP Required: [email protected]

Ornare’s Tastemaker’s Showcase, how in its sixth year, has become known as the unofficial kick off to Miami Art Week. The Brazilian ultra-luxury home design brand will honor top architects and interior designers with a chic evening event in its new location in the historic Moore Building. Enjoy music, cocktails and projections as you mix and mingle with Miami’s design elite.

Design for a Living World Opening Reception 7/26/12

Design for a Living World Opening Reception
Thursday, July 26 7:00pm
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables FL 33134

The Coral Gables Museum is THE place to be this Thursday night. Be among the first to see Design for a Living World – an internationally acclaimed exhibit featuring works of 10 famous designers who were tasked with creating design objects from sustainable materials sourced from around the globe. Isaac Mizrahi, Kate Spade and Maya Lin are among the featured artists.

Join us for The Bombay Sapphire World Bazaar Experiential featuring an Interactive Open Bar, food and music all for $25 for members, $30 for non-members, $40 day of.

For tickets, call 305-603-8067 or visit