It’s Friday afternoon and summer is in full bloom. We’re well on our way to planning out our weekend — need some help planning yours? From happenings in Milan, New York, Seoul and more, there is definitely a pick for you to have an amazing weekend. See the list below.
See our past weekend guides here.
NEW YORK: Peter Coffin’s “LIVING” Exhibit at Red Bull Studios
Red Bull Studios New York continue to bring renewed artists into their dedicated space in Manhattan. We suggest stopping in at Peter Coffin’s “LIVING” exhibit that features this bumper sticker-clad DeLorean among other large pieces. Head here to learn more. 220 West 18th Street.
LOS ANGELES: A.P.C.‘s Melrose Place Boutique
Parisian heavyweight A.P.C. open their latest boutique on LA’s famous Melrose Place. The interesting U-shaped structure is centered around a courtyard, and per usual, expect a minimal but precise layout and shopping experience. Look inside the full space here and make sure to stop in if you’re in the neighborhood. 8420 Melrose Place.
PARIS: History of Moynat Exhibit at the Intercontinental Paris le Grand
Esteemed French travel bag maker Moynat invite you to visit the Intercontinental Paris le Grand Hotel to see a collection of some of their most iconic trunks and luggage. Whether you’re a collector or admirer, the La Memoire des Malles exhibit is set to delight your weekend with one-of-a-kind French craftsmanship, a luxurious atmosphere, and breathtaking views of the hotel and Paris Opera. 2 Rue Scribe.
MILAN: Brioni‘s New Flagship
Need a new suit? Pop in at Brioni’s new three-level flagship boutique, their largest yet. The shop has six full-time tailors. Learn more online. Via Geú, 2A.
SEOUL: HERR Barbershop
After our interview with Wooyoungmi about her exclusive MR PORTER collection, the renowned Korean designer discloses her favorite barbershop. With a shoeshine service, cigar room, bar and much more, this shop has all the incentives to keep you groomed this summer. If the amenities aren’t enough, then there is a nice discount if fathers and sons come together. Learn more here. 32-51, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu.
LOS ANGELES: Please Do Not Enter Store
The unfinished and exposed interior construction of this conceptual store/art space creates an experience that is dissimilar to most. The shop stocks the likes of Christophe Lemaire, Joey Roth, Maison Francis Kurkdijan and more. As the store name says, you can’t just enter the store impromptu — you need to make an appointment. 523 West 6th Street, Suite 1229.
Harmony Korine, famous for his obscure and sometimes jarring films, introduces his first-ever gallery show entitled Shooters. His “Loop Paintings” are said to somewhat mimic his filmmaking process. If you’re a fan of the cult director, this is a must-see. Read about Korine’s dive into the fine art world here and plan your trip to the exhibit here. 821 Park Avenue.
MILAN: No Name Design Exhibit at the Triennial Design Museum
Milan holds an exhibition by Franco Clivio called “No Name Design.” From WWI pilot goggles to mercury thermometers, Clivio collects and arranges a vast number of simple objects that posses a great deal of usefulness and aesthetic appeal. The organization of the items is quite the sight to see and will surely bring back memories of inspecting items often seen in “I Spy” books. The collection will be on display through September 14. Viale Alemagna, 6, 20121.
NEW YORK: citizenM and Mendo Gift Shop
citizenM partners with Mendo to open a boutique gift shop in their newest hotel in Times Square. The shop includes an edited selection of books on art, design, architecture and everything in-between. We’re sure you can find their laptop bag with Travelteq we recently covered. Learn more about Mendo here. 218 West 50th Street.
After their release of the highly coveted second painted collaboration with Converse, Maison Martin Margiela opens up a boutique in Sendai until March 15, 2015. The avant-garde label yet again utilizes its iconic white color scheme for this installation. Quench your Margiela cravings before this particular shop is gone. A-1 build. 2-8-25 Chuo Aobaku, 980-0021.
TOKYO: Yoichi Yamamoto’s “ch-air-s” Installation for Issey Miyake
Get lost in the optical illusion of Yoichi Yamamoto’s “ch-air-s” at the Issey Miyake store in Ginza. The deceiving series of lines and planes seem as if they are floating from all viewpoints except the front of the store where they come together to form five simple chairs. See display through June 29. 4-4-5 Chuo-Ku.
RIGA: Cafe DALI by Annvil
A cafe inspired by the famous surrealist painter Salvador Dali? We’re in. Unlike your typical Starbucks or Blue Bottle Coffee shop, this sit-down location, designed by Anna Butele, is adorned with Dali’s theme of eyes and lips. Grab a cup of coffee if you are in town. See inside the unique space here. Maskavas iela 12 k-1.
DALLAS: Warby Parker Classroom Shop
With school ending, the Warby Parker Class Trip School Bus reaches its final destination at a classroom in Dallas. The eyewear retailer’s latest concept shop is now open to the public and is fully stocked with school supplies and even apples. 2008 N Henderson Ave.
TORONTO: Bata Shoe Museum
This weekend, the Bata Shoe Museum launch a new exhibition called “Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century.” From arsenic-based dyes to constricting silhouettes, you can investigate the ins and outs of fashion during the Napoleonic Era. Head here for more info on the show. 327 Bloor Street WEst.