What to Do in January 2013: Events, Exhibits and Shows

Other than de-toxing and re-toxing, what’s January for? Inspiration and restoration, of course. Here’s our list of the world’s most restorative design and craft events, exhibitions, shows, and more for January 2013.

Our January To Do List. Our theme, this month, is paper, print, and all things tactile.

Give us some love (and get inspired.) Order the new Handful of Salt quarterly, which will be coming out in mid-January! It’s a luscious read, packed with great photography, stories, and more.

Celebrate! If you’re in the SF Bay Area, come and join us at our launch bash on January 17 (just do us a favor and RSVP). Details here.

Give thanks. Look, we love Paperless Post as much as the next person but nothing beats a proper thank you note on letterpress stationary in something other than a bic or a biro. Check out our top five picks for cards perfect for giving thanks.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Tony Marsh : Echo, 2 November 2012 – 5 January 2013. At Hedge, 501 Pacific Avenue San Francisco. Luscious, evocative, modern ceramics from a master at one of the most gorgeous galleries in existence. Coming in early February, gorgeous work from one of our favorites, Christopher Kurtz.

Charlotte Kruk – Eye Candy, November 15, 2012 through January 25, 2013.  Museum of Craft and Design at the Dogpatch Cafe and Gallery. a pop up on wearable sculptures designed from discarded candy wrappers.

Brooklyn Visits Heath, November 30-January 13, 2013 at Heath San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Heath curates the best in Brooklyn design.

Monochrome Noir, January 9 to February 15, 2013 at Velvet da Vinci. Curated by our favorite, Tara Locklear, and Michael Dale Bernard. Features work that flaunts the sleek, darker side of things. Artists’ reception Friday January 11 from 6-8.

Good Food Awards: January 18-19 San Francisco

Good Food Awards, Gala Celebration January 18, 2013 ($95 and you get to rub shoulders with the likes of Alice Waters), and Good Food Awards Marketplace, January 19, 2013 at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

Collecting Treasures: Celebrating 35 Years, through February 3, 2013, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Quilts, from traditional to political, plus a survey of rich textile production and traditions from around the world.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

L.A. Skin and InkSeptember 30th, 2012 through January 6th, 2013 at The Craft and Folk Art Museum, L.A. So cool. So Sons of Anarchy.

Brooklyn Visits Heath, November 30-January 13, 2013 at Heath San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Heath curates the best in Brooklyn design.

Social Fabric, January 27 – May 5, 2013, at Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. Fabric-based art meets social engagement.

NORTHWEST

Reflecting on Erik Gronborg through February 16th, 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR. Ceramics and craft as social commentary and satire.

EAST COAST

Grand Tales of the Loom: Four Master Weavers September 22, 2012 through January 20th, 2013 at the Fuller Craft Museum, Boston, MA. Four artists, four storytellers, one beautiful collaborative exhibition.

Indigo, Creative Textile and Surface Design Show January 15 and 16, New York. Cutting edge textile design with am emphasis on fashion.

The Art of Scent, 1889-2012 November 13, 2012, through February 24, 2013 at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. This is the first museum exhibition dedicated to exploring the design and aesthetics of olfactory art through twelve pivotal fragrances, dating from 1889 to the present, that profoundly impacted the course of the medium.

Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass, November 6-April 7, 2013 at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

UNITED KINGDOM

Hollywood Costume Until 27 January 2013 at the V&A museum. See the clothes worn by unforgettable and beloved characters such as Dorothy Gale, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O’Hara, Jack Sparrow, Holly Golightly and Darth Vader. What could be better?

Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery,
5 December 2012 – 3 March 2013, The Design Museum, London.

 
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