It’s Friday folks. Time to get involved in some weekend planning business. As usual, we have a range of places and locations to suggest. Luggage emporiums and David LaChapelle landscapes in London, Germany’s very first Paul Smith store and a mountain of leather goods in New York’s Nolita. Find out more in our latest weekend travel guide.
Avant-garde food periodical The Gourmand takes over Vitsoe’s New York boutique for a weekend pop-up “Fruit Stand.” They will be serving up local fruit, teas, and sodas alongside Vitsoe’s growing collection of contemporary furniture. Don’t forget to pick up a limited-edition recipe book. 33 Bond Street.
LONDON: TUMI‘s Flagship Luggage Store
The change in the weather over on our side of the pond has got us thinking holidays, aka, vacations. The newly opened TUMI store on London’s Regent Street spanning 223 square-meters across two floors should have you covered for any potential jet-setting. 211 Regent Street.
NEW YORK: DSPTCH Pop-Up
Our friends at DSPTCH make the trek from their San Francisco-based operation to greet New York City for the weekend. The pop-up hosts the label’s entire collection of rugged bags, accessories and camera straps. 162 Allen Street.
HAMBURG: Paul Smith‘s First Store in Germany
Located in the historic Altstadt district of Hamburg, taking over a mid-19th century Biedermeier-era townhouse, Paul Smith’s first store in Germany covers men’s and women’s clothing and accessories alongside the usual selection of curiosities and furniture. Hohe Bleichen 15.
NEW YORK: Sight Unseen OFFSITE Design Fair
OFFSITE, put on by design-centric publication Sight Unseen, is a curated showcase of the best independent design firms and artists. This is where the most innovative product, furniture, and even clothing can be found. A must-see for any design lover. Learn more here. 200 Lafayette St.
HONG KONG: Ryan McGinley‘s Vertical Color of Sound Exhibition
Galerie Perrotin present 12 large-scale images from photographer Ryan McGinley. Constantly road-tripping, expect the usual nudes, fireworks, idyllic landscapes and beautiful people. Perrotin has become a household name across the globe from China to New York City, we suggest keeping up to date here. 50 Connaught Road Central, Floor 17.
LONDON: Tweed Run Vintage Themed Cycling Event
If you’re a fan of old-worldy things, you know, twirly moustaches, flat caps, fair isle pullovers and the like, head out onto the streets of London tomorrow to catch a glimpse of the riders in this year’s Tweed Run. Vintage bikes, plus fours, and yeah, lots of tweed, prizes for the most ‘Keep Calm’ branded goods spotted. Head here for the route.
NEW YORK: Will Leather Goods‘ Nolita Store
Bringing some Pacific Northwest-inspired interiors to NYC for the first time, Will Leather Goods opens in Nolita as the brand’s third store. Two thousand square-feet of leather accessories and Doug fir wood floors, as well as an on-site coffee hangout. 29 Prince Street.
PARIS: Late Night Gallery Openings with Nuit des Musées
1,300 French museums will open their doors until the early hours on Saturday for free for the 10th annual Nuit des Musées. Paris heavyweights include the Louvre, Palais de Tokyo, MAC/VAL and Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature. Once darkness descends, run around some of the city’s most famous spots like you’re that cool guy in that film. You know the one. More details here.
LONDON: David LaChapelle‘s Bold Industrial Images in LAND SCAPE
David LaChapelle, world-renowned photographer and, most memorably, the man behind Christina Aguilera’s Dirrty, opens his latest show at ROBILANT+VOENA in Mayfair. Loud, lurid, manipulated images depict oil refineries as sinister temples of light and wonder, a comment on our disposable age and eco-unfriendly culture. 38 Dover Street.
TOKYO: Sasquatchfabrix “Kokonoe” Pop-Up Store
In celebration of their Summer 2014 Kokonoe Aloha collection, Sasquatchfabrix announce a special pop-up shop. Get first dibs of the sumo-themed Hawaiian print clothing and accessories. Minato-ku, Minami Aoyama 4-21-26.