Housing Works’ Design on a Dime to Celebrate Brooklyn

The benefit to celebrate Brooklyn art, culture and design
September 8, 2016Andrea Lillo

Design on a Dime BrooklynBROOKLYN, N.Y.—Housing Works’ popular benefit event, Design on a Dime, will expand to a third location next month in Industry City, here.

Celebrating Brooklyn art, culture and design, the benefit and sale will feature 20 room vignettes created by both the borough’s established, as well as up and coming, interior designers and makers. Guests will be able to shop vignettes for furniture, art and home décor at discounts up to 80 percent off retail with proceeds benefiting Housing Works’ services, housing and advocacy to New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and homelessness.

The Design on a Dime Brooklyn Outpost will kick off with a ticketed opening night reception on Oct. 6, followed by a special event on Oct. 7 produced by Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. There will be three public sale days: Oct. 7-9.

“Brooklyn has become a design, art and cultural hub of NYC and the world,” said Andrew Greene, senior vice president of development, marketing and businesses at Housing Works. “We wanted to find a fun and unique way to highlight that, so bringing Design on a Dime to Brooklyn was a perfect fit. You can expect Brooklyn Outpost to be innovative, fresh and funky with the same great deals and design found at our other Design on a Dime events.”

The inaugural Brooklyn Outpost is chaired by James Huniford, Design on a Dime’s founding chair, along with co-chairs Michael Boodro, editor in chief of Elle Décor; Andrew Kimball, president of Industry City; Douglas Friedman, photographer; and Ellen O’Neill, creative director at Benjamin Moore & Co.

Tickets to the opening night event start at $100; for tickets, click here.

Andrea LilloAndrea Lillo | Senior Editor

Andrea Lillo has written about a variety of topics, from beer gardens in Queens to kitchen design trends to residential caves. Having joined Home Furnishings News in 2006, she serves as Fashion Editor.


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