Seen & Heard: Home Design Pop-Up

••• I’m pleased that some of the old Walker Supply Corp. signage is still up at 69 Walker, where architecture firm Fogarty Finger has taken the storefront as office space. (Alas, some was removed.)

••• A pop-up is opening at 140 W. Broadway, where American Apparel was: “As part of New York Design Week, Home by thisopenspace will be featuring 16 direct-to-consumer furniture and home brands through May 27.” The brands a re Joybird, Tomorrow Sleep, In Common With, Big Chill, Akron Street, Pieces, Dripkit, Flower Bodega, Absolut Art, GE Lighting, Dusen Dusen, SIN (that’s its porcelain ice cream cone on TC’s home page), Devialet, Richard Clarkson Studio, Brian Giniewski, and W&P. The pop-up kicks off with a party, to which you’re invited, this Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. RSVP to helene@thisopenspace.com.

••• 17 Leonard has come out from under its veil. From a press release that DXA Studio sent out about the project: “This 1855 three-story masonry loft building in the Tribeca East Historic District is being converted into a six level, six-bedroom luxury townhouse. Two additional stories that house living, dining and kitchen areas sit atop the original building, with large sliding glass doors opening onto over 2,000 SF of landscaped terrace area. A full floor master suite; a four-bedroom floor with a recreation room; two service quarters; a screening room and parking occupy the lower three floors. A swimming pool with a gym, sauna and steam room compose the below grade level. The townhouse’s design focuses on maximizing the quality of natural light to spaces throughout the building. Two glazed atrium-like openings run from the roof to the lower stories, illuminating the central stairs and surrounding rooms. The material palette shifts incrementally from dark to light, floor to floor, starting with earthy stone finishes in the spa level below grade and culminating in lighter and more luminous materials in the penthouse levels.” A neat cross-section rendering.

••• The TV show “Billions” is shooting in the Greenwich/Watts area tomorrow.

••• More of newly restored (and undergoing conversion) 108 Leonard has been revealed.

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