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The Morgan LibraryPhoto: Courtesy of The Morgan Library & Museum

• Elizabeth Beer and Brian Janusiak, owners of the minimalist retail operations Project No. 8 (womenswear), No. 8a (a travel store in the Ace Hotel), and No. 8b (menswear), are opening up a pair of pop-up stores this fall in Tribeca and Paris. The former will feature womenswear and jewelry by Project No. 8 favorites Saskia Diez and Natalia Brilli, respectively, while the latter carries special pieces from Salvor Projects and Tom Scott. (Project No. 8, 186 Duane St., nr. Thomas St.; 212-966-3904; Wed.–Sun., noon–7 p.m.; through 2/14.)

• One year and a $25 million face-lift later, Lord & Taylor is unveiling its fully made-over Fifth Avenue flagship. This is the department store’s first redesign in more than three decades and includes more window exposure, a new home section, and a 1,000-pound Swarovski Elements chandelier on the beauty floor. (424 Fifth Ave., nr. 39th St.; 212-391-3344.)

• Four years after a muscular museumwide redesign by architect Renzo Piano, the Morgan Library has gotten around to spiffing up its oldest and clubbiest wing, the McKim Building. Formerly J. P. Morgan’s private library and study, the marble villa now has brighter halls, cleaner walls, more exhibition space (with room for 300 artifacts versus 30 before), and chambers, like the antiquities-filled North Room, that have never been open to the public ($12 adults, $8 kids and seniors; 225 Madison Ave., nr. 36th St.; 212-685-0008).)

• DesigNYC, which connects professional designers with community groups, nonprofits, and city agencies, is accepting proposals from any civic organization that could benefit from some pro bono design help. Past qualifying projects include a landscaping makeover for the Broadway Mall Association and a visual campaign for Eating Healthy in Bed-Stuy. To submit a proposal, summarize your organization’s mission and design needs on DesigNYC’s project-idea form at Submissions are due by November 5.

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