Buzzy collabs, new lines and modern art experiences are just some of what New Yorkers can expect this month.
Ad Minoliti solo exhibition (2018) at Galeria Agustina Ferreyra in Mexico City.
Since the pandemic began, art galleries and museums have adapted their online services to allow patrons to continue observing from home. This month, a newly launched gallery-led digital platform takes things a step further. South South (@south_south_platform), conceived by South African art dealer Liza Essers, brings together galleries from all over the world to act as Essers’ collaborators. The aggregating platform will launch with South South Veza, an online selling event in the beginning of February and includes the work of 40 galleries. The opening event is invitation-only and will donate a portion of its proceeds to nonprofit art organizations. Essers hopes the Veza inspires the same enthusiasm in people to buy art as live events once did. South South is scheduled to host more viewings and events throughout the year, highlighting the work of diverse creators.
Blanket your home with posh prints from across the pond.
Fans of British fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu and his eponymous label can now festoon their abode in his iconic floral prints. The Erdem home collection recently debuted with a selection of floral blankets and will soon expand to include tabletop pieces created in collaboration with Thomas Goode, the esteemed Mayfair-based purveyor of fine tableware to royal households and like-minded tastemakers. “Interiors has always been something I’ve been intrigued by, whether it’s wallpaper or porcelain or a beautiful blanket,” shares Moralioglu. “Whether it’s something you throw over your bed or the sofa, it’s not so much about it going with something, but rather it being an object to keep, treasure and pass on.” We expect the hot house collection to sprout up in the cottages of the cognoscenti and Insta feeds everywhere this spring. erdem.com, net-a-porter.com
Byredo x Ikea
Firewood and spice candle from Ikea
A limited-edition collection titled Osynlig of 13 candles launched in November, signaling a new partnership between Ikea and Byredo founder Ben Gorham. Now, get ready for the release of the line’s final three fragrances, Swedish birch and juniper, cassis and freesia, and firewood and spice, all available online and at Ikea stores. These additions will join an already decadent selection of aromas meant to induce a wide range of emotions. Osynlig, the Swedish word for “invisible,” is Ikea and Gorham’s way of conveying the idea that smell is an unseen yet vital component of home life. Gorham believes that scent creates comfort within a space. Consequently, this collection aims to uphold the idea that everyone has a unique relationship with the smells in his or her life. 999 Third Ave., ikea.com
The Shade Store
Martyn Lawrence Bullard
The Shade Store is collaborating with two established interior designers on exclusive new collections. Although the company’s main objective is to streamline the window treatment shopping experience, The Shade Store is also known for its designer partnerships, working with creative individuals and brands on new shade, blind and drapery concepts.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard and New York-based Sheila Bridges will bring their expertise and aesthetics to collections that are modern, functional and made from luxurious textiles. Bridges’ line launched in January, while Bullard’s is set to hit stores in March. Both collections will be available online, as well as in The Shade Store’s showroom. 225 E. 59th St., theshadestore.com