Around the Design World in 180 Words: Summer Pop-Up Shop Edition

‘Tis the season for popsicles, flip-flops, and pop-up shops. Here are three of our favorites:

  • Whether you live in SoHo or Provo, you can take advantage of the MZW Summer Shop, an online pop-up from our go-to accessories maker, M Z Wallace. The seasonal items chosen by designers Monica Zwirner and Lucy Wallace Eustice include a charming t-shirt featuring Cecil the Seagull (the summer shop’s mascot), recycled rubber bracelets, butterfly-printed playing cards, and Bain de Soleil—selected more for its scent and package design than for its sun protection capacity.
  • On Friday, MASS MoCA welcomes Wilco fans and falconry buffs to the three-day Solid Sound 2011 Arts and Music Festival, where Bureau for Open Culture and Printed Matter will present a Printed Matter pop-up store with artists’ books for sale and an exhibition of documentation from the Printed Matter archive.
  • And back in New York, be sure to stop by the pop-up shop at Rainbow City (pictured above). The AOL-sponsored installation of cheery inflatables by FriendsWithYou includes a souvenir hub designed by HWKN. Can’t make it to Rainbow City? Shop virtually at the FriendsWithYou online store.