NY Fashion week and Valentine’s Day have come and gone. What else is there to help us get through the (seemingly longest) shortest month of the year and keep things bright until the beginning of spring? MoMA Design Store’s Print Shop Pop-Up, which opened at the museum store’s Soho location February 21st!
Along with having the incredible privilege of framing hard-to-find posters from artists in MoMA’s collection and prints by Kayrock Screenprinting—we’re thrilled to co-host a weekly Wednesday breakfast series to coincide with the pop-up. Each Meet the Experts Breakfast event will feature an acclaimed industry expert offering a unique wealth of knowledge, complimentary gallery wall design, and framing advice—as well as coffee and breakfast goodies, to sweeten the deal.
Can’t make it on Wednesdays? Beyond our Meet the Experts Breakfast series, we’ll be hosting ongoing event series throughout the month, including Framing 1-on-1s on Sunday mornings and special sessions on framing ephemera, children’s artwork, personal photographs, and more. You can view the full event schedule here, which also includes links to RSVP to the events where it’s required.
Here’s a rundown of the experts who will be joining us Wednesday mornings. We’ll see you there!
Wednesday, February 27th
Meet the Experts Breakfast: Erin Dana Lichy, HOMEGIRL
To say that Erin Dana Lichy is an expert in home renovations is an understatement. The native New Yorker is a professional designer, developer, real estate agent, and seasoned apartment flipper in one of the country’s hottest markets. Over her years in the industry, she saw her female residential clients make renovations simply for personal preference, without considering resale value—thus making preventable mistakes, like not maximizing potential profit, or even losing property value. She set off to change that, and Homegirl was born. Erin now uses her unique experience in trend forecasting, market research, construction, and design to help inspire and empower other women to enter (and succeed in) real estate, while loving their walls.
Wednesday, March 6th
Meet the Experts Breakfast: Alyssa Kapito, Alyssa Kapito Interiors
From completely gutting a pre-war apartment on the Upper East Side to elegantly updating a Beverly Hills family home, Alyssa Kapito has established herself (and her eponymous firm) as a design powerhouse. Her work has become synonymous with chic, bespoke interiors that focus on beautiful textures and clean lines—and her accolades are impressive: Alyssa has been featured and profiled in Architectural Digest, 1stdibs, House Beautiful, Vogue, The New York Times, and Domino Magazine. She was recently added to the prestigious “Elle Decor A-list” of top interior designers in the world, and her Instagram account has been declared one to follow by both Elle Decor and British Vogue.
Wednesday, March 13th
Meet the Experts Breakfast: Photographer and director Sophie Elgort
Since being named among Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in the Art and Style category in 2016, Sophie Elgort’s star has only climbed higher. The incredibly talented photographer and director has contributed to a wide array of publications, from Rolling Stone to VOGUE Thailand to The Financial Times—and she has photographed the likes of Tavi Gevinson, Rosario Dawson, Rachel Zoe, Azzedine Alaia, and Kylie and Kendall Jenner. Along with being an expert in the art of photography, Sophie is also the co-founder of Through Our Lens, a non-profit that promotes more inclusion and diversity in the fashion industry, both behind and in front of the camera.
Wednesday, March 20th
Meet the Experts Breakfast: Ariel Okin, Ariel Okin Interiors
The founder of Ariel Okin Interiors can be credited with designing the current NYC offices of Goop and Maisonette, as well as countless luxury residential and unique commercial properties. Her interiors are elegant yet liveable, and she’s known for not shying away from pattern or color. She’s a contributing writer to Vogue.com, Architectural Digest, and Domino Magazine, and her Instagram account was named one of the 20 accounts to follow for interior design by Domino in 2016. Ariel has been featured and profiled in New York Magazine, Elle Decor, The Wall Street Journal, and other esteemed publications.
We hope to see you all at MoMA Design Store, Soho soon! And if you can’t make it to NYC, you can always visit us at Simplyframed.com.