Last night we attended Housing Works’ seventh annual Design on a Dime fundraising event held at NYC’s Metropolitan Pavilion. The event features vignettes designed by more than 50 interior designers utilizing donated merchandise that is available to be purchased at a discount. Not only did we get to hobnob with interior designers we admire such as Miles Redd, Jamie Drake, and Charlotte Moss, but we were able to contribute to Housing Works’ charitable efforts towards housing New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. In their words, “All profits from Design on a Dime help Housing Works ‘Get A Room’ for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Founded in 1990, Housing Works provides lifesaving services to homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. Since 2005, Design on a Dime has raised more than $2 million in support of Housing Works.”
We managed to get a few cell phone shots of some of the elements we found most inspiring.
This mixed media work by Robert Loughlin was custom-made for designer Eldon Wong‘s booth. The image of the urinal on the left was in keeping with the bathroom-themed booth.
We always like to see how vintage items can be re-worked and manipulated. At Luis Caicedo‘s booth, he painted over portions of vintage portraits and hung them with custom-made clothes hangers.
A mixed media work by artist Koosuke IRKT Ikeda.
Katie Lydon‘s booth included this lamp she constructed out of forest paper.
We always love a good mid-century ceramic lamp. This one is quirky and stunning.
A vintage chair upholstered in Paul Smith for Maharam fabric? Oh, yeah. Thank you, Jack Bergamino.
Perhaps the pièce de résistance of the entire event–a metal garden butterfly bench by Elaine Griffin. Loved it!
The Design on a Dime event is open to the public today and tomorrow, with many items still available for sale.
We highly recommend a visit.