Tuesday, March 25, 2008

LuminaireX, Design District

The LuminaireX pop-up store in the Design District is the intersection of design, fashion and literature. The temporary gallery/retail experience/WiFi-equipped coffee lounge will be open through April so make sure to check it out next time you're in the hood. It's on the ground floor of the Moore building so you can't miss it. Local stores like BASE and Books and Books have partnered with Luminaire to offer an eclectic variety of items from their usual stock and some rare finds. The space will also be hosting events throughout the entire period including gallery night on second Saturdays. Event listings here.

Luminaire is selling items you can't find in their regular store like small housewares and hostess gifts and limited-edition furniture like this Ron Arad prototype. Only $600 and my birthday is right around the corner (hint, hint). They've also got a limited-edition Nan Goldin book called The Devil's Playground and it is tugging at my design-junkie heartstrings.

One could easily spend an afternoon poring over the design and art books laid out by the folks at Books and Books.

And a super-bonus for us caffeine-addicted types: Lavazza has set up a complimentary coffee bar in the back of the showroom where they'll graciously indulge your espresso and cappuccino desires all day long.


da lizza said...

i'm so freakin excited you wrote about 'the devil's playground'. i probably spent an hour pouring over that book alone. too bad about the price tag. i could pay a lot of bills with $3000. though that is a pretty fair price for it, i think if i were to get it, i'd buy it straight from phaidon cause i like their prints better.

Sara said...

it's a gorgeous book. good thing we 'looly-loo's' get to read it for free. for the time being, at least. If you divide the $3k as price per page, it might make it seem less crazy...