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A shot of the ground floor of the Design Store in SoHo.Photo: MoMA Design Store

Screen Secrets
Join Juliet Rios and Gabe Imlay, creative directors of the Wilderness firm, as they discuss filmmaking’s relationship to music, design, and fine art. (The Wilderness has worked with everyone from Passion Pit and the Antlers to Gordon Voidwell.) The chat, slated for May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Arts and Design, begins with a presentation on color, light, and other visual design elements of the video world and concludes with a live performance by a surprise guest. Tickets are $32, or $16 for MAD and AIGA members, and may be purchased online.

Industry Fling
On May 16, the Decoration & Design Building (979 Third Ave., nr. 59th St.; 212-759-5408) hosts the daylong Spring Market 2012: Design International. The insider event kicks off with a 9:30 a.m. presentation by Deborah Needleman, editor-in-chief of WSJ Magazine and author of the new book, The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well. (Arrive early; the first 130 guests score complimentary copies.) Other highlights include a noon lecture with Hilli Wuerz of Rockwell Group on lighting design for commercial spaces, a 1:30 p.m. panel discussion on designing sophisticated spaces for children, and 4 p.m. cocktails at the building’s seventeenth-floor block party. For the full list of events, visit

Design With Heart
Since 1973, the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has raised more than $17 million by asking top interior designers to transform an upscale Manhattan home into a dream showcase for art, cutting-edge technology, and glorious furnishings. This year’s Decorator Show House, located in the Aldyn Residences (60 Riverside Blvd., nr. 62nd St.), goes on display May 16 and runs through June 14. It features the work of more than 30 creatives, including Alexander Doherty Design, Charlotte Moss LLC, James Rixner Inc., Neal Beckstedt Studio, and David Scott Interiors. Admission is $30; proceeds benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.

Pitch It Good
Got a brilliant idea for a desk lamp, alarm clock, or salt-and-pepper shakers? The MoMA Design Store invites New Yorkers living and working in the five boroughs to submit designs for its 2013 product collection. Categories include paper (note cards, postcards, journals), home (tabletop, kitchen, home textiles, desk, gadgets/tools), children’s games and toys, personal accessories (bags, jewelry), and furniture (wall clocks, stools, lighting). Submissions are due no later than June 30; must be in production (or about to go into production) and manufactured in the continental United States; and able to be delivered to MoMA in salable condition. For more information, visit

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