Boston >>> Design events

One of my best friends and mentors is speaking there, Aaron Szymanski, about the work Evo Design did for Recycline… Aaron taught me most of what I know, so blame him…

Finally something at IDSA Boston that I can go to. I just got the flyer yesterday. Anyone else plan to attend?

I’ll be there of course.

Not so much of a design event, but pretty cool all the same.

River Gods, a bar in Cambridge is hosting a Garage Band Wii night with the creators of the game on Nov 25th at 9pm

It’s just a few blocks from my house and has become a bit of a regular spot for me.

I’ll be there,

Thanks for the heads up, its nice to have some I.D. functions in town. I stay right down the street from Mass Art.


I live in the same building as Jordan Nollman

And we were talking about getting the Boston ID happy hours rolling again…

Man, I’ll be up there in December, looks like I’m missing all the fun. :confused:

If this is a regular thing, I’ll come by for a few beers if it falls on a day I am visiting. cool.

Massachusetts College of art ‘and DESIGN’! Putting the DESIGN in the name of the school was a controversial subject when I was a student there. I’m glad the name finally evolved.


it was awhile ago now, but seemed like it was pretty good, I popped in just for a few to say hi, I was off to China the next day. I was glad to see the turn out was really good!

I’m going to check this out, thought I would share:


Thursday, December 11, 6:30 PM
Looking at the prevalence of playful, brightly colored, and unique design
across many design disciplines, the panelists will address how their work
has developed in recent years and why people want to play.
Constantin Boym, of Boym Partners Inc, designers of tableware for
Alessi, watches for Swatch, exhibition installations and more.

Chris Foster, Senior Designer at Harmonix Music Systems, best known as the
developer of Rock Band as well as the original developer of Guitar Hero

Jim Crawford, co-founder of STRANGEco, the foremost purveyor of
artist-based toys, design objects and curiosities.

Ellen Lupton, writer, curator, and graphic designer, and a recipient of the
AIGA Gold Medal, one of the highest honors given to a graphic designer or
design educator in the U.S.

TICKETS: $12 general admission; $8 ICA and AIGA members, students, and
This program has been made possible through the generosity of Kirkwood

I’m checking this out as well: Tonight at the MFA

Join us in the Koch Gallery for fine art, live music, cash bars featuring signature cocktails, and a delicious tapas menu. Relax and unwind in the breathtaking ambience with friends both old and new.

mfafirstfridays Musical Lineup for the remaining 2008 & 2009 dates:
December 5 - The Bill Duffy Jazz Trio
January 2 - Grupo Fantasia
February 6 - DJ Deja: Denise LaCarruba
March 6 - Four Piece Suit
April 3 - Uziel Colon Jazz Trio
May 1 - DJ Deja: Denise LaCarruba
June 5 - Andrew Stren Jazz Ensemble

Yo- Did you make it to the MFA?.. I went for a stroll around and unbeknownst to me that event was a singles mingle night! :open_mouth:

That was quite the surprise. No where on the website did it have any mention of that…

So for future reference to any one thats interested, Friday Nights at the MFA Boston are singles nights? :laughing:

I did, I did. Quite funny. I guess the full scoop is that it used to be singles night, and they are trying to open it up to a broader audience. A weird mix of couples, packs of girls, dudes scoping things out, and cougars on the prowl. It was a great night for people watching. We got a few drinks and hung out for a bit before checking out the new shows… did you see the room filled with looked like about 300 doll houses?

The woman at the ticket counter was still selling it as a single’s event.

I definitely people watched hardcore… I kept watching one dude go from one pack of girls to the next getting denied each time. Too funny.

Almost missed the dark room filled with the doll houses, I came close to walking right by without noticing. It was hidden behind a black curtain, luckily there was a little lady pointing to go in… it was quite intriguing.

Did you get a chance to check out the plans for the new addition? I can’t wait for it to be done, mostly for the wonderful construction (that i get to look at every day) to go away, but it will be a nice update to the museum…

Not really a design event, but we checked out the Walter Gropius house a couple of weeks ago, they have tours every weekend. The tour was great:

If you go, check out the DeCordova Museum right down the street: there is an amazing show up right now called Drawn To Detail

I’ve also been building up my list of favorite things in and around Boston, incomplete and on going of course:

IDSA NE District Conference
Cambridge, MA
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
March 27-29, 2009

Mark your calendars and make your plans: registration is now open for IDSA’s 2009 Northeast District Conference, “Revolution!”

Register today to ensure you don’t miss a thing!

While speakers are still being secured and plans are still being finalized, Andy Brown will host two Workshop Sessions on modeling and visualizing designs with advanced rendering techniques using the modo(r) software from Luxology. Come see how subdivision surface models are well suited for the conceptual design of hard and softbody consumer product goods.

Need a Place to Stay?
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge for attendees of the Northeast District Conference. Rooms are available at a rate of $139/night, plus taxes, provided you make your reservation before March 5. To reserve your room, call 617.492.1234 and mention that you are with the IDSA Northeast District Conference.

Interested in Volunteering?
If you want to help lend a hand at this year’s conference, please contact Bruce Lee, Northeast District VP, at

Keep checking out the conference web site at to ensure you don’t miss news about speakers or other events!

Join the Boston NED facebook page:

Do you need to be an IDSA member to attend? Just arrived in Boston for my internship at New Balance.

No, you don’t have to be a member, and I believe there is student pricing…