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PUBLIC ACCESS Exhibition for NYCxDesign

May 18 - June 3, 2023


Furnishing Utopia returns to NYCxDesign this May, 2023 to pose a foundational question to the design world:  How can we expand our creative practices through acts of care and empathy?  This debut installment of ‘PUBLIC ACCESS’ features works from 37 international designers, from 19 cities, 12 countries exploring ways in which design can inspire communal acts of sharing.  The resulting work is an evolving array of offerings designed and built in situ - some sharing community resources, some connecting with nature, or others igniting a sense of wonderment.  All respond to their unique locations with an invitation for the public to engage freely. 

The two-part exhibition of PUBLIC ACCESS will be showcased at two distinct locations by the Brooklyn Navy Yard neighborhood. Head Hi is the first location where we will serve as the hub showing all 37 PUBLIC ACCESS projects photo-documented in their chosen environment from various parts of the world. The visual exhibit will be displayed alongside reference materials and open source instructions, as well as a curation of related books for viewers to congregate and take part in engaging programming of talks and events.  The second location is the Naval Cemetery Landscape in Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 200-year-old historical site that serves as a sacred grove and a memorial meadow for public use. 

Accompanying the exhibition, we are hosting two events with curator Jean Lee (Ladies & Gentlemen Studio). Click below for more info and to sign up. See you there!

Apartamento + Misha Kahn Book Launch

Saturday, May 13, 3-5pm 



Apartamento Magazine & Head Hi are delighted to present an exhibition of works by artist Misha Kahn who’s featured in the new issue of the magazine & has a new book out!


Following on from his expo at Milan Design Week, Misha has made a limited edition of dust jackets to be shown back home in New York City, and to continue celebrating his brand-new book, Casually Sauntering the Perimeter of Now! This collection experiments with even more techniques and materials-casting, carving, sewing, and welding, to create dust jackets in resin, wood, fabric, metal, and more.

Join us this Saturday for drinks, music by Head Hi, lots of goodies, books and the exclusive opportunity to get your hands on a Misha sculpture! May 13th 3-5pm.

A selection of books & publications by Apartamento will be available exclusively at HHi, perfect to build your collection!

New York Architecture + Design Book Club

Saturday, May 6, 3-5pm



Opening Celebration

Saturday, March 4, 6-9pm


Dope from Hope Fundraiser

Tuesday, Feb 7, 7-9pm


Join us for the New York Dope From Hope Book Kickstarter Campaign launch event.


Dope from Hope is a collection of influential cult audio papers authored by Paul W. Klipsch dating back to 1960. The name refers to the town of Hope, Arkansas where Paul lived, founded the company, and where the Klipsch Heritage family of speakers are still produced today. We are setting out to independently publish the first-ever full collection in book form exclusively via Kickstarter.

This edition of the Dope From Hope book will only be available for preorder on Kickstarter from January 31 through March 2, 2023.

These papers, originally intended for insiders like dealers and Klipsch-owners, deserve a wider audience. PWK’s honest, plain language and sharp wit will be inspiring to the next generation of audio enthusiasts. For the well acquainted, these historic documents scanned in high resolution in all of their original glory make a must-have for the Klipsch fans collection.

The campaign is being run by Barbie Bertisch and Paul Raffaele, founders of Love Injection Fanzine & Records, DJs, producers, audio enthusiasts, and archivists residing in New York City. The project wouldn’t be possible without the guidance and support of Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and the Klipsch Museum of Audio History, especially Jim Hunter, Matt Sommers, Richard Groves, Travis Williamson and the Museum board.  

Digesting Metabolism Book Conversation

Thursday, Feb 2 6:30pm


Come celebrate and learn more about the new book Digesting Metabolism: Artificial Land in Japan 1954–2202. We are hosting a book talk on Thursday February 2 at 6:30pm with New York Review of Architecture in person at the shop in Brooklyn and on zoom. Please join author Casey Mack, and discussants Ken Oshima, Daniel Abramson and Nader Vossoughian to discuss artificial land, flexibility, housing, polyvalency, obsolescence and metabolism in Japan. 

“Artificial land,” a term first coined by Le Corbusier, is one of those pivotal concepts in architecture known by just about nobody. Long buried by the term “megastructure” that it inspired, artificial land joins the individual and collective, envisioning housing as stacked platforms of plots for building freestanding homes of all variety.

How can housing better meet people’s diverse and changing needs? Moving away from the focus on capsule architecture that dominates so many studies of Japan’s Metabolist architects, Digesting Metabolism investigates artificial land's impact on Japanese housing.

Also! To help raise some money to support the event - and give people an opportunity to spend time with the speakers - for $30 you can join us at Head Hi afterwards for dinner: pizza and wine.

Razor N Tape Head Hi Take Over

Sunday, January 22, 2-6pm

Join us for a day of music, books and delicious coffee at our friends' Razor N Tape record shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Razor N Tape is a New York based record label with an international following of both disc jockeys and music enthusiasts. They have been releasing beautiful music since 2012! From melodic tunes to bangers shaking dance-floors around the globe. We're thrilled to take part of their IN THE SHOP music series and bring some publications, make pour-over coffee and have our Head Hi friends PK.Kid, Butter, Mösco, Dominika Mazurová and KG play records from 2-6pm.


Come enjoy our friends' DJ sets, browse through the book selection, Razor N Tape records + merch and enjoy our delicious coffee! Event is all ages & free. Support your small local businesses, the spaces that provide a hub for gatherings to nurture ideas, creativity and music.


For those that can't make it to the event, the DJ sets will be live-streamed on the Razor N Tape Mixcloud Stream and Head Hi will be curating a rotating selection of books for RNT shop shelves, stay tuned for more.

Balcony Magazine Issue 3 Release Party

Saturday, January 21, 3-6pm


Balcony is a bi-annual collection of conversations with artists situated in the everyday. Each issue contains a selection of dialogues as well as visual stories and original artworks. Sidestepping conventions of both art criticism and the artist profile, Balcony presents the artist’s voice as its primary source, blurring the boundaries between the art world and the everyday. Founded in 2020 by Head Hi friends Audrey Rose Smith and Vicente Muñoz, Balcony elevates the quotidian over the monumental to put forward a new voice in art journalism.


Join us for the release celebration with drinks and churros next weekend! 

Book Talk with NYRA

Wednesday, January 11 6:30pm

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Who are publicists, what do they do, and where did they come from? Is a famous architect a good architect? Is a good architect famous? Should there be a line between the personal and the professional?


Join us together with New York Review Architecture and publicist Elizabeth Kubany with author and Head Hi regular Eva Hagberg speaking on her new book, "When Eero Met His Match," a biography of Aline Louchheim Saarinen and her story as architecture's first publicist. 


Please join us to discuss love, narrative and architecture. Doors will open at 6:30pm, the talk will begin at 7:00pm. 

The Daily Mirror 1976/2022

Tuesday, December 13, 7:30pm


Tickets are now sold out, but join us at the after party in the lounge at 8:30pm for music by Beewack!

Head Hi is thrilled to present a live performance at Ace Hotel Brooklyn featuring the choreography of Wendy Perron and Morgan Griffin with film and photography by Babette Mangolte. Join us for this event, a collaboration developed over the past year, followed by drinks and music by Beewack in the lounge.

In 1976, downtown New York dancer/choreographer Wendy Perron began an accumulating project, creating movement every day that reflected the interior and exterior landscape of that day. She titled it The Daily Mirror. In 2021, upon recently uncovering the only documentation of this practice, five pages of photos by French cinematographer Babette Mangolte, Perron asked dancer Morgan Griffin to re-create the work with these images as source material and provide it a new life through another dancing body. As intended, the work will be passed on to this next generation and the living archive continued through Mangolte’s photographic documentation.

A limited-edition artist book has been published for the occasion and will be available for purchase at the event. Please purchase tickets in advance as they are very limited and we expect to sell out.

Stephen Burks Shelter in Place Book Launch

Thursday, December 8, 6-8pm


We are thrilled to host the launch party and signing for the new book by Stephen Burks Man Made! This book is both a mid-career survey and catalogue to Burks' current exhibition at the High Museum in Atlanta. It presents the last decade of his studio's professional practice alongside new expressions of radical domesticity through craft and reflections on being an African American industrial designer. Through essays, photographs, and a conversation with the late cultural critic bell hooks, this book contextualizes Burks’ wide-ranging work while exploring design’s influence on politics, society, and culture. Stephen and his team happen to be our Navy Yard neighbors. Join all of us to celebrate with drinks and get your book signed!

Chicago native, Stephen Burks is one of the most recognized American industrial designers of his generation. He has worked as a product development consultant in close collaboration with artisans and craftspeople in over ten countries on six continents. Stephen and his Brooklyn-based studio Stephen Burks Man Made have been commissioned by many of the world’s leading design-driven brands to develop collections that engage hand production as a strategy for innovation including Cappellini, Dedon, Mass Design Group, Missoni, & Roche Bobois. His work has been exhibited internationally, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the High Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Stephen is the only African-American to win the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Product Design and the only industrial designer to be awarded the prestigious Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Every Pill I Took, Michael Lorenzini

Saturday, November 19, 4-7pm


Saturday, Nov. 19th, take a trip back a couple decades as we celebrate a book documenting the design of pills. They are of course not just any pills, as discussed in the book by the photographer Michael Lorenzini and cultural critic Carlo McCormick.


For the event, Carlo will be doing a live reading. Limited edition prints will be available and rumor has it DB will be spinning some tracks in the spirit of the book, too ;) Join us!

Dark Moon 1961: An Expired Archive

Wednesday, November 2, 6-8pm

Dark Moon 1961: An Expired Archive comprises 31 photographs of the far side of the moon.  The images are facsimile reproductions of actual photographs printed traditionally on Kodak Kodabromide E-2 paper (Batch 11807-1041) that expired from recommended usage in February 1961. 

The first human-made images of the far side of the moon were produced in 1968, when the Apollo 8 astronauts orbited the moon for the first time. Since the far side of the moon is locked in synchronous orbit with Earth, no one could have seen or photographed it before the Apollo 8 mission. This means the photographs represented in this book are, in essence, impossible artifacts.

Photography has long been a tool we use to understand the visible universe and create a record of time. We trust photographs because we understand the process. When that process is upended, we start to question not only the images, but what they represent.

Mother Tongue Magazine Issue 3 Launch Party

Thursday, October 27, 6-9pm

We are thrilled to host the Mother Tongue Issue 3 Launch Party! Mother Tongue is a biannual print magazine that interrogates (and celebrates) modern motherhood through inclusive stories about art, sex, pop culture, politics, food and a few things in between. It’s not about kids or how to parent them: it’s about the nuanced lives we are living—as mothers, and much more.


The evening festivities include a video installation by artist Aki Goto featured in this issue, delicious drinks, snacks and a big toast to the remarkable co-founders and contributors of this important, refreshing and very contemporary publication. Join us!

SOLITAIRE Book Launch & Exhibition