On Custom Paint
When it comes to interior design, there’s a whole world beyond preexisting paint swatches. Donald Kaufman, a pioneer in the field of architectural color, has created custom paint colors for spaces as varied as high-tech offices and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kaufman will be speaking at the New York School of Interior Design (170 E. 70th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-472-1500) on February 10 at 6 p.m. about his work and his book Color Palettes: Atmospheric Interiors Using the Donald Kaufman Color Collection. Kaufman will be joined by interior designer Carey Maloney to discuss their past collaborations and the impact of architectural color. Admission is $12 for the general public and $10 for seniors, ASID members, and non-NYSID students. It is free for NYSID students, faculty, and staff.
Shopping and Design
This discussion between artists and designers hopes to examine the connection between art and fashion. Panelists will discuss how online shopping and social media have pushed the boundaries of design and consumption. The event will take place at the New Museum (235 Bowery, nr. Prince St.; 212-219-1222) on February 11 at 7 p.m, and the talk is timed to coincide with the exhibition “Cheryl Donegan: Scenes+Commercials” (on view through April 10), an overview of the performance and video artist’s work. Panelists include artist Eric Mack, fashion designer Mary Ping, and author Emily Spivack. Admission is $15 for the general public and $10 for members.
Architecture in Play, written by Tamar Zinguer, explores the past and the evolution of architectural toys, as well as how their history reveals social and economic trends. Zinguer, an associate professor at Cooper Union’s School of Architecture, focuses on four primary building materials (wood, stone, metal, and paper) and construction sets (Friedrich Fröebel’s Gifts, Anchor Stone Building Blocks, Meccano, and Erector Set) to determine how these toys reflected the periods in which they were built. Cooper Union is hosting a book signing and reception for the launch of the book in its Foundation Building (7 E. 7th St., third fl., nr. Third Ave.; 212-353-4100) on February 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.