Well, Design Can Make a DIFFA-rence

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Try this delicious recipe: Gather decor aficionados, some architects and artists. Ask them to create a dinner table for ten. Get John Waters to call it “the Cannes of tabletop.” Request a $10 donation when it opens to the public this Saturday and Sunday. Donate all the money to the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. Voila, it’s Dining By Design.

You’ll even be able to buy a bunch of the items used in the settings at the show’s emporium and confectionary, our new favorite word of the day.

But a design show wouldn’t be a design show without a tres fancy gala. Two price points to choose from here: the preview cocktail party Friday night at $125 a ticket, and the gala dinner on Monday for $500.