Thursday, May 7, 2009

Picking through the bones.


Bring a flask and take a drink every time you see a foo dog or pierced porcelain.


From the mail bag this morning (and more about it HERE):


Thursday, May 7, 2009 ( New York ) – Who isn’t feeling the pinch? In the spirit of spring cleaning, de-cluttering, sprucing up, and getting together again…Dara Caponigro, Tom Delavan, Sara Ruffin Costello, Rita Konig, Tori Mellot, Eugenia Santestiban, and even Deborah Needleman--top style editors from the sorely-missed domino magazine, have invited an eclectic ensemble cast of decorators, design industry insiders, and just plain fabulous friends, to join them in peddling their topnotch treasures at their first-ever Tastemaker's Tag Sale on Saturday, May 9th. (Skilled shoppers may even be able to haggle some free-with-purchase decorating advice!). Everything is under $500 (and most things are under $10).



The recession may be in full swing but with everything priced to sell, attendees can indulge in guilt-free spending. The Sale will feature antique furniture, beautiful fabrics, vintage and designers fashions and some gently used gems.



Savvy shoppers should show up at Tom Delavan’s 19th Century brownstone at 13 West 9th Street (bet. 5th & 6th Avenues) on Saturday, May 9th from 10:00am to 6:00pm for bargain-basement prices. Because the event is “first come, first serve,” it’s best to arrive early. And The Sale accepts cash only.



A sneak peek at the refined offerings:

· Verner Panton chairs,

· a stool from Holly Hunt,

· a table from Mecox Gardens ,

· a shagreen box from Agousti,

· textiles from John Derian,

· Visual Comfort lamp,

· a Thai teak chair,

· Rogers and Goffigan fabric,

· Oscar de la Renta dresses,

· Manolo Blahnik shoes and much more



WHAT:

Ex-domino mag editors’ Tastemaker’s Tag Sale with furniture, fabric, decorative objects, fashion, etc.



WHEN:

Saturday, May 9th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm* (*or while merchandise lasts)


WHERE:

13 West Ninth Street (bet. 5th & 6th Avenues), garden apartment


HOW:

Cash ONLY (haggling accepted on some items)


DELIVERIES:

For large items, truck delivery will be available on Sunday, May 10th to New York City and surrounding boroughs for $25 to $100 depending upon the size.

25 comments:

Fancy for nyc said...

sweet ass! thanks decorno.

Anonymous said...

"Bring a flask and take a drink every time you see a foo dog or pierced porcelain."

...or a clamshell, or anything coral-related, or anything kelly green, or any fabric that could be called "graphic"...

Mrs. Limestone said...

Oh wow, this is awesome.

Magchunk said...

I hate living on the west coast sometimes...

Anonymous said...

this place will be jammed packed with cranky new yorkers (myself included)

little miss said...

oh hell yes! count me in....

Anonymous said...

Predictions:

More than three zebra rugs (no tail)

Avocado green lacquer

Silver pigs

Fornasetti returns refused by Moss

Iznik

mud cloth

The Haug Sisters tossing Victoriana magazine at designers and yelling, 'HAH!'

Anonymous said...

...copies of the Domino book marked down to $1.98...

Decorno said...

"Fornasetti returns refused by Moss"

Ha!

Hanako66 said...

dude, that is so awesome

...I live on the wrong coast

Anonymous said...

Not that I care, but doesn't all the Domino swag technically belong to Condé Nast?

Rachel said...

Too bad the last minute trip from Texas would negate any savings from the "good deals" I could get. This would actually be interesting to go see.

But, really, did we need to know that Tom's brownstone is from the 19th century?? Why? I'm pretty sure most people will look at the address - not the architectural details!

Anonymous said...

Lord, I would be happy to see the back of that Rita Konig for a long long time. It seems she's followed me across the pond and won't go away. Can't get more pompous than her. Despite that, and though I found Domino pretty tired by the end, I'd sadly probably part with cash I don't have to buy some of their shit (not Rita's though, Christ no).

couchseattle.com said...

Holy Decorno-
Checked in after a week of believing you'd left the biz-- and it must be said you're doing a royally shitty job of quitting your blog. Is it kinda like a dude who fails at suicide and realizes he wanted to live all along and takes up snowboarding and french lessons?

from the right bank said...

This is why I miss living in New York. I would so be there - foo dogs notwithstanding.

Renate said...

Please, someone go - and take photos. Last minute transatlantic flight is not worth it but I sooo wish it were in old Amsterdam instead of new...

Decs said...

Couchseattle - where is my f'ing couch? Where is my free shit? Let's get this show on the road.

royalapothic said...

I'm in NY doing press for Royal Apothic and SO GOING TO BE THERE!!!!

Anonymous said...

"a shagreen box from Agousti..."

Ahh, shagreen. The wenge of the 2000s.

Alexis said...

Despite the fact that I don't think I am going to buying anything lucite, zebra or imperial trellis, this is awesome. Thanks so much for the heads' up.

chloe said...

sigh. i miss domino.

number9antiques said...

www.number9antiques.com i happen to have much of my inventory in this sale! i did not see one Foo Dog, nor did I lay eyes upon any Zebras!! HAHA! There was so much great stuff. And as I was dropping off a "Kelly Green" lacquered table this morning before 9, the line was to the end of the block! by 10:30 it was wrapped around the corner to 10th st!! Crazy. I hope everyone was able to get in and get a bargain! SM

eeps. said...

was going to go to this before work but couldn't get out of bed before 9 this morning. also, was scared of the line since this showed up in the times. someone please report back.

BetterHomeNoGarden.com said...

The good stuff went quickly but Tom gave me the scoop afterward. They're thinking of making it an annual event.

AmericanGypsy said...

Annual event? Great news. People will be camping out the night before, though. I enjoyed the sale....but was at the front of the line. The sale was great, the editors in positive spirits and I happened to score a lovely orange side table from Shine Home! I'd give it back, though, if it meant the magazine was still around. ;(