Monday, May 3, 2010

Housing Works' Design on a Dime

Housing Works’ is having their sixth annual Design on a Dime event which will raise funds for Housing Works’ newest residence for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS, the Jefferson Avenue Housing Program in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

For Design on a Dime, 50 of the world’s top interior designers create unforgettable room vignettes with new merchandise, donated and available for 50-70% off retail.

Some price points:
Italian porcelain floral lamps. Retail: $2950. Design on a Dime price: $975
Groovy drum tables. Retail: $1600. Design on a Dime price: $725
Adorable X-base ottoman. Retail: $1350. Design on a Dime price: $600
R2D2 print. Retail: $1500. Design on a Dime price: $750
Arteriors Chandelier. Retail: $300. Design on a Dime price: $150
Watermill table. Retail: $950. Design on a Dime price: $475
** Items from Daniel Craig’s NYC rental! **
- Retail: Sofa $7,500. Design on a Dime price: $3,000 (dare we think he sat his bare bottom on this?)
- Retail: Pillows $400. Design on a Dime price: $120
- Retail: Rug $2,000. Design on a Dime price: $600

Last year’s Design on a Dime raised nearly $500,000 for Housing Works, New York’s largest community-based AIDS service organization. So if you need to come decorate your pad with some trendy stuff, open your wallets b/c it's for a good cause!

Those eager to get their hands on a chair that Daniel Craig sat in can buy tickets to the VIP sneak preview on Thursday, May 6. Tickets are $150+ and include a silent auction of 100 framed photographs and artworks, including pieces from, The New York Photo Festival and Soho Photo Gallery. Participating designers Jaclyn Smith and Ty Pennington will both be on hand for the event.

What: Housing Works' Design on a Dime
When: VIP sneak preview: Thursday, May 6, 6-9PM; Public sale: Friday, May 7 - Saturday, May 8; 10AM-6PM daily
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St

More about the cause below.

The Jefferson Avenue Housing Program, the beneficiary of this year’s Design on a Dime, will provide 12 apartments for homeless New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. Located in Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, one of the New York communities hardest hit by AIDS, Jefferson Avenue is slated to be completed by 2012.

About Housing Works
Founded in 1990, Housing Works has provided lifesaving services such as housing, medical care, meals, job training, legal help and HIV prevention education to more than 20,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers. All Housing Works Thrift Shops profits go to Housing Works. For more information, visit

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