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Dope from Hope Fundraiser

Tuesday, Feb 7, 7-9pm

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Saturday, October 22, 3-5pm

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Join us this Saturday afternoon to celebrate the release of SOLITAIRE, a new book featuring the work of Henri Paul Broyard, a New York based painter who splits his time between Canaan and Brooklyn. His work, often of colorful still life settings, is informed by a combination of his own images, collected photos and personal memories from his upbringing in South Central, Los Angeles and daily encounters in New York. 

 

Published by Last & Least Studio, SOLITAIRE is Broyard’s first publication, a limited edition of 250, and focuses on recent work accompanied by small reference paintings and photography, a selection of which will be for sale at Head Hi for the launch! Congrats and thank you to our friend Matt Borgia for partnering with us on this.

Desired Landscapes Walking Tour

Saturday, October 15, 12-2pm

Come wander with us!! When we first opened Head Hi, we set out to carry international publications featuring the most contemporary conversations on art, design and photography and discovered Desired Landscapes, an annual magazine published out of Athens, Greece. This pocket-sized magazine reading into a diverse mix of cities explores the sense of place through visual culture. A collection of person-to-place bonds, critical texts, archival material, maps and poetic snapshots, all seen through the eyes of people shaping today's cities.

 

We are thrilled that after four years of keeping in touch across the pond, the Editor-in-Chief Natassa Pappa is coming to New York! On Saturday, October 15th we will host a presentation of the magazine and a special neighborhood walking tour designed by Pappa herself.

 

Join us for this free program, RSVP below. We will meet at Head Hi at noon. Various Desired Landscapes publications will be available onsite for purchase.

Head Hi Book Kiosk at the

2022 Architecture & Design Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 2

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The Head Hi Book Kiosk is BACK from September 28 - October 2! Join us at Cinépolis Cinemas in Chelsea for the Architecture & Design Film Festival. This is one of our favorite annual events with its return to in-person film screenings. We have made a special selection of books based on this year's film topics including eco-friendly fashion, segregation in design, modern Athens, Mexican concrete architecture, Danish porcelain, Finnish textiles, architectural photography and much, much more. Learn more about the Head Hi Book Kiosk here and click below to check out the films.

Head Hi New Space Opening Party

Saturday, Sept 24 6-10pm

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POSTPONED

Book Talk with NYRA

Wednesday, Sept 21 6:30pm

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, one of our speakers is not able to come tonight so we are postponing our previously scheduled book talk. Will keep you all posted with a new date soon. Apologies for any inconvenience and you can still get a copy of this amazing book at the shop or on our webshop here! 

SUMMER IS MY FAVORITE FLAVOR Launch Party

Saturday, Sept 10 3-6pm

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​IS MY FAVORITE FLAVOR is a new quarterly food zine by Olivia Sammons. For the first edition, titled SUMMER! IS MY FAVORITE FLAVOR, creator Olivia Sammons captures the fleeting bounty of summer and all its magic. In this self-published, lo-fi magazine, Sammons celebrates the poetry of food, friends, beauty and love.  With every launch, Sammons will debut a limited-edition t-shirt from which all of the profits will be donated to an organization working in the realm of food insecurity and the climate.  The SUMMER! issue honors the efforts and success of One Love Community Fridge.  Food can be poetry and a powerful conduit for connection, nourishment and love.

EMOCEAN Magazine Issue 3 Launch Party Weekend

Friday, Aug 12 6-9pm & Saturday, Aug 13 in Rockaway

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Launch party at HHi Friday 8/12
Refreshing drinks, Justus Dj & surfy beach vibes 🌊
6-9pm. Free. 146 Flushing Ave Brooklyn

Then, Saturday 8/13 we’ll hang in the Rockaways!
At Beach 90 3-6pm 🏖 Followed by a dance party at the Moon Lot at 189 Beach 96. Join us for drinks, Thai food & music by Head Hi 🎶 6:00-10:30pm.
Co-Hosted by Emocean & Locus of Occult.

Both events are free & open to everyone 🌈
Join the summer fun!

It is our pleasure to host the upcoming release party for EMOCEAN Issue 3 "Connection" August 12,

6 - 9pm at our new location, 146 Flushing Ave. Join us to celebrate this fantastic publication founded by Thembi Hanify and Mariah Ernst, who are bringing a fresh perspective and more inclusive representation to surfing. Sounds by Justus (live DJ Set).


Issue 3 includes contributors Ryan Struck, Nicol Rodriguez Chaves, Thalia Forbes, Brie Lakin, Soraya Simi, Joanie Cappetta, Elizabeth Sine, Margaret Seelie and Chelsea Slater. Featuring conversations with Saada Ahmed & Gage Crismond, Puerto Rico Locals (non male), free surfer Holly Wawn, Selema Maseleka, Art by Scott Massey, Otis Hope Carey, a fantastic story about the recording of Humpback Whales, and lots of radness.

Come celebrate Ace Hotel Brooklyn's One Year

Saturday, July 23 12-4pm

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Come join us at our neighborhood hotel Ace Hotel Brooklyn as they celebrate their first year anniversary! Head Hi has teamed up with The Mixtape Club to bring you some fabulous NYC Djs throughout the day including DJ Mihoko, Mister Cam-Run and Love Injection. Dance, eat and shop books, records, flowers and textiles with the community.

First Book Launch at Our New Location

Friday, July 15th 6-8pm

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In the United States, there are many cities called Rome. These pictures document the photographer’s journey from Rome to Rome across North America. Fueled by a curiosity for these parallel ‘eternal’ cities, this body of work subtly mixes genres. Here, the American road trip meets the postcards of imperial Rome. Both subjects have been overly photographed; with their essence exhausted by representation, the allure of the American Dream and a never-ending fascination with the remnants of history. Join us to celebrate the launch of this beautiful publication and the New York introduction Veii, a new not-for-profit publishing imprint established in Rome in 2020.

Good Room Summer of Joy July 4th Weekender

with our friends Love Injection & Musclecars

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Good Room's 'Summer Of Joy' series is back at their sister hotel in the Catskills, Glen Falls House! A full weekend of festivities with swimming, hiking, campfires, and music curated by Love Injection and Musclecars. The event is free to attend, however you can help support the artists playing by picking up a suggested donation ticket here. Rooms are very limited and you can only reserve via this link.

This year's Universal Lessons weekender will feature:
~ 3 nights of parties in the tavern: Friday @bringdatassbda with @toribious_monk, @beewack and @lovie.world / Saturday #universallove with @loveinjection.nyc / Sunday @coloringlessons with @musclecars.nyc
~ Daytime poolside sets by @marcoweibel, @thatmattjacobs, @misschiefcollective, @shawndub365 B2B Butter, @sweetkicksnyc 
~ Live performances by @photay and @magnoliarocketship
~ Books and wares by Head Hi!!
~ Records by @the_mixtape_shop @humanheadnyc
~ Custom earplug fittings by @crystal__guardian
~ Yoga & meditation by @spiritsup215
~ Beverages by @matchabar
~ Merch and more

Launch Party for New Book by Photographer Rich Gilligan

Friday June 3rd, 7-9pm

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All Sorts of Impossible Things is a personal body of work exploring the static hum and unique rhythm of everyday life in the city of Newburgh, New York. These photographs are an observation of the collective anxiety of a city caught between a wave of intense regeneration and a long history of economic struggle. Gilligan’s almost forensic and fictional approach creates an ambiguous space where the viewer is left to navigate their own personal journey through a landscape of uncertainty and confusion. This sense of disorientation and fleeting physical beauty produces an atmosphere that is as familiar and comforting as it is out of reach.

Photographer Rich Gilligan began his career photographing skateboarding in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland. These roots set the groundwork for his loose, documentary approach. He began making his own zines as a teenager and worked as a skate photographer for a variety of publications worldwide. His images are often elegant and uncluttered, yet energetic and raw, stripping away the facade and capturing real and intimate moments with his subjects and their environments. He now shoots a wide range of commissioned projects worldwide while continuing to pursue his personal work. Rich has had solo exhibitions in Belfast, Melbourne, Switzerland, Inis Oirr, Kilkenny, Galway, Munich, Dusseldorf, London, Dublin. Previous photographic publications include Time/Line (Self Published) 2008, DIY (1980 Editions) 2012, Rituals (AAD) 2014, Burnside (Driftwood) 2014, DIY (Prestel) 2014, Town (The Salvage Press) 2018 and Collapsing Distance (South Wind Blows) 2021. He is currently based in Wicklow, Ireland.
 

NYC Design Week Event

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Take a Seat is an exhibition of furniture and objects by emerging designer Brianna Nichole Love. Inspired by historic hair combs from cultures across Africa, each chair is distinct in design but is connected to the rest of the collection through the repetition of shape and motifs, creating a collection of cousins instead of twins or siblings. The chairs shown draw inspiration primarily from combs made by the Benin and Ashanti people of Nigeria and Ghana, and the care cultivated in designing something so ornate for the maintenance of oneself. 

The designer, originally from San Antonio TX, and based in NYC, was inspired by her grandmother’s den which is filled with souvenirs from her travels in West Africa and served as a way for her to connect to an ancestral home. This collection serves as a love letter to her late grandmother as well as a conversation between the artworks and sculptures in her home and in museums. Currently, three of twelve chairs have been made and will be on view together with the research and drawings by the designer along with a selection of books curated by Head Hi on the key topics in Love's work.

 

Brianna Nichole Love is an emerging furniture designer. Having always loved designing furniture because of the scale and freedom she decided to launch her own company fern to be an exploration and experiment in form and materiality. In addition to running fern she is enrolled in the Masters of Architecture program at GSAPP. She studied Architecture and applied environmental science at Wellesley College.

Join us! Many thanks to NYCxDesign for including Take a Seat as an event promoting diversity and inclusivity within the design sector and organized by minority-owned businesses.

Head Hi & NYRA Book Launch

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We are thrilled to be launching The People’s Trust, a study of the changing financial institution, specifically the repurposed remains of 19th and 20th century banks across the United States. The monumentality of these neo-classical facades stands in contrast with their new roles as liquor stores, pawn shops, churches, department stores and pharmacies.  The work is in keeping with photographer Michael Vahrenwald’s investigation of locations where landscape, politics, and economics intersect, and poses questions as to what value can be derived from photographing the built world.  In the case of ‘The People’s Trust,’ layers of history and time are inscribed onto false fronts of capitalistic glory. This book includes an essay by Wolfgang Scheppe and a poem by Richard Brautigan.

For the launch we, together with one of our fave publications New York Review of Architecture, will host a brief conversation with Vahrenwald (the photographer), Christopher Neville (a historical preservation expert), and Marianela D'Aprile (NYRA's new Deputy Editor). Starts at 7pm in our outdoor terrace. Join us!

Dobbin Street Music Fair

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Join us and 30+ vendors selling all audio formats including LPs, 45s, CDs, Cassette and VHS Tapes, Audio Electronics, Instruments, Books, Memorabilia, Ephemera and more!

 

Live DJs sets throughout the day from Sasha Crush, Warrior Prince, Palto Flats, Casey Block, DJ Smaoke and Range Music NYC + 3,000 sq ft roof terrace for all your dancing needs.

 

Cuisine by La Sandwicherie and OF COURSE coffee, tea and books by Head Hi!

 

Dobbin Street is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Flyer by Allison Busch.

Head Hi Presents: ON

A collection of innovative lamps on view at the

Ace Hotel New York Gallery and Lounge

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RECEPTION PARTY:

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 7-10pm

RSVP HERE

ON VIEW:

April 5-29, 2022

ON is an exhibition of 28 unique lamps, each made by a different designer, curated by Head Hi, a Brooklyn based hybrid bookshop and arts space. The show’s lighted objects have been selected from an international open call. Each year since 2019, Head Hi hosts a Lamp Show which celebrates collective participation and experimentation with light, design, and materials. This year, having received over 100 submissions from around the world, Head Hi has made a special selection from the submissions to display at the Ace Hotel New York from April 5 - 29. Please join us as we turn this collection of luminaires ON. A reception party with drinks and DJs will take place on Thursday, April 14th. See you then!
 

Head Hi 2022 Third Annual Lamp Show

Join us for the exhibition!

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OPENING RECEPTION:

Saturday, February 26, 7-9pm (more details soon)

 

EXHIBITION:

February 26 - March 26, 2022

LAMP SHOW TOUR:

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 7pm
Register Here

Join us for the opening and exhibition of the third annual Head Hi Lamp Show. This tradition which began in 2019 is an exhibition that celebrates the joy of light with a special presentation of unique lamps selected through an international open call encouraging collective participation and experimentation with light, design, and materials. 

For the openings, we'll be taking Covid19 precautions to celebrate safely. The gathering will mainly be outside so please dress accordingly for the weather. Masks are required inside. Small groups will be let in to view the show for a set amount of time to allow for everyone to enjoy.

We’d like to thank all the participants for sharing their work with us, the Head Hi community and all visitors for the next month!

Head Hi 2022 Third Annual Lamp Show

Open Call for Artists, Designers, Collectors & Creators

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Head Hi invites artists, designers, collectors, craftspeople of all levels, everyone and anyone to submit a lamp for the third annual Head Hi Lamp Show. The exhibition celebrates the joy of light with a special presentation of handmade and unique lamps that celebrate design, experimentation and collective participation.

This Head Hi tradition which began in 2019, is an exhibition of lamps, lamps made and selected by YOU. We encourage everyone to participate, all ages, professional designers, or not, to submit a lamp! It can be a lamp you created, personalized or just a funky lamp that you found. Last year, we had submissions from France, Canada and all over the US!

People of all ages are welcome to submit one lamp per participant. No submission fee. Organizers are looking for creativity, functionality, uniqueness, and funkiness, with a particular interest in “non-standard” materials and objects. Lamps can be any size up to a maximum of approximately 2 ft x 2 ft. Although it is not a competition, throughout the exhibition, visitors can vote for their favorite lamp. The winner will receive a special gift.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED

(deadline was February 6, 2022)

OPENING RECEPTION:

Saturday, February 26, 7-9pm (more details soon)

 

EXHIBITION:

February 26 - March 26, 2022

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES:

All accepted will be notified via email by:
Thursday, February 10, 2022

Thanks for your patience, we received so many incredible submissions!

All selected lamps must be delivered to Head Hi by: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

(we will be scheduling drop-offs via email)

Check out coverage of last year's event here and here.

Head Hi 3 Year Anniversary Party

Saturday, November 20, 7pm - Midnight

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Head Hi is turning 3 years old! Come celebrate with us at the brand new Ace Hotel Brooklyn.

 

Thank you for being a part of our community, you are all a huge part of Head Hi and we look forward to dancing and toasting on this special occasion.

P.NINA Installation + Celebration

Friday, November 12, 7 - 9pm

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Head Hi invites you to experience a sound and video installation featuring P.NINA Venus Descent, a collection of jewelry and objects made of cast silver shells by designer Peyton Sandler. P.NINA Venus Descent explores themes of transformation, shedding and rebuilding in relation to the goddess of the ocean and the descent-ascent orbit of the planet Venus. They were created during this special planetary cycle window, an orbital cycle which began in the spring of 2020. Informed by astronomy, ancient mythology, conchology and meditation, this study parallels the planetary orbit of Venus with the spiraling growth patterns of shells. Pieces from this collection are formed from recycled sterling silver. The use of shell forms and precious metals merges the stars and the water.

 

The patterns of a planet's orbit and the spiral of a shell symbolize the cycles of nature. A shell's growth patterns reflect the environment it grew in, providing information on climate, tidal and moon cycles. Each P.NINA Venus Descent object holds an environmental record preserved within its layers and spirals and unique textural codes. Enjoy this study of shell, planet and myth, and the homage to the goddess and planet Venus.

The installation will be open for one night only! Please dress warmly as the celebration will mainly be outside. Can't make it to the event? The P.NINA Venus Descent collection will be available at the shop through the end of December.

Smallhold Cookbook Launch Party

Saturday, November 13, 1 - 4pm

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Mushrooms in the Middle: A Smallhold Cookbook, is a small collection of recipes from our dear friends and neighbors Smallhold. Featuring recipes from the mushroom community, including Royal Trumpet Chorizo Hash from Tara Thomas, Salted Caramel Shiitake Mousse from Natasha Pickowicz, and a Mushroom Bloody Mary from our editor, Aliza Abarbanel. All net profits will be donated to the Fungi Foundation, so we can continue to learn about, protect, and collaborate with our fungi friends.

We will be slinging freshly printed books from 1-4pm! Grab a treat (hint hint, they're red and white and filled with mushrooms), a drink (secret spicy drinks in the back) and hang around for a while.

New York Review of Architecture Book Talk

Wednesday, November 3, 7pm

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BAUHAUS AROUND YOU

CARD DECK LAUNCH PARTY

Thursday, October 7, 7 - 9pm

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Come celebrate design and independently published material! Bauhaus Around You is a card deck that challenges users to find classic design styles and ideas in their everyday environments. Cards are divided into three categories of participation: explore, think, and create and are color coded for their categories and paired with prompts for creative exercises. Prompts are crafted so that each user’s findings will be unique to them. The deck contains 36 playing cards, each showcasing a different Bauhaus design or idea.

Form and Function Bauhaus Around You is produced by Form Function Studio in partnership with Goethe-Institut Washington and with special thanks to DC Public Library. Illustrations by Klasja Habjan. Founded by Alison Beshai, Form Function Studio is a creative studio producing design projects focused on impact and access. Through their projects they aim to help lower the barrier for entry to design ideas, information, and education; and emphasize the impact of design on our everyday lives. In rejecting the idea that form follows function, they believe the two principles should always be linked.


 

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BROOKLYN BRIEF - GUS POWELL

BOOK CELEBRATION & SIGNING

Wednesday, September 8, 7-9pm

The images in Brooklyn Brief depict the flow of documents photographed in downtown Brooklyn by American photographer Gus Powell. The book, a unique publication inside a manila envelope, includes 36 pages of photos saddle-stitched next to the type written text “Directions to Downtown Brooklyn” by Robert Sullivan, a contributing editor to Vogue and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. In his text, Sullivan maps out the streets, businesses and flow of people as well as its changes. In the photos, one can glimpse into the daily movement and business as usual in present day Downtown Brooklyn, a neighborhood that includes courts, schools, subway stations and shops. 

Gus Powell was born in New York City in 1974.  He is the author of The Company of Strangers (J&L Books, 2003), The Lonely Ones (J&L Books, 2015), FAMILY CAR TROUBLE (TBW Books, 2019), and Brooklyn BREIF (RN 2020).  His work has appeared in Aperture, The New Yorker, A Public Space, and Vogue.  He is on the MFA Faculty of the School of Visual Arts and currently lives and works in New York.

ROMAN NVMERALS is a Brooklyn-based publisher, founded in MMXV by photographers Michael Vahrenwald and David La Spina that produces small, high quality editions. They print using local presses and locally sourced papers.
 

COLORING LESSONS & UNIVERSAL LOVE

UPSTATE WEEKENDER

Presented by Good Room, Love Injection + Musclecars

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