march fixations

by clé tile | published: Mar 06, 2024

early early March puts the spotlight on Los Angeles (we’ll be there to celebrate the opening of the DeGournay showroom in LA) with Frieze LA, Felix, and other art openings around the City of Angels.


Gallery Fumi, photography by Stephane Aboudaram, courtesy of Gallery Fumi and Sized Studio



We’re particularly excited about Gallery Fumi at Sized and their show of Max Lamb’s cardboard furniture and Vincenzo de Cotiis at Carpenters Workshop… but just a little beyond all that… here’s what to think about (besides the advent of spring.)

It’s International Women’s Day (on March 8) always a time to celebrate the female spirit in its multifarious forms.

Beginning March 20, the 2024 National Cherry Blossom Festival.


Palm Royale


In keeping with our “all about the ladies” theme:

The Oscars! (March 10, if you haven’t been paying attention.)

Love Lies Bleeding: Noir-ness. Love. Bodybuilding. Kristen Stewart on the run. And what promises to be a rockin’ soundtrack.

Feud: The Swans. Cattiness, couture, and enough backcombing and eyeliner to make Amy proud. Does it get better? Yes. But only if you add some actresses d’un age certain chewin’ up the scenery along with some valium. But cheers to the man who can hold his own among those ladies: Tom Hollander, a Tru for the ages.

Once you’re done with that, it has to be Palm Royale: I mean, Ricky Martin and Carol Burnett in the same show?

The Taste of Things. Food. France. Romance. (Also Cannes Film Festival winner.) Vol au vent, anyone?


March 8 Kim Gordon, The Collective
March 15 Kacey Musgreaves, Deeper Well
March 22 Empress Of, For Your Consideration


Tom Ford’s new Vanilla Sex


New Jean Georges in NYC.


Catastrophe Ethics: How to Choose Well in a World of Tough Choices, How to live a morally decent life in the midst of today’s constant, complex choices.


Will we ever stop being fascinated by designers and their bibliophilic propensities? (And what makes that such a common trait anyway?) Here’s the latest way to peep into the mind and creativity of a design icon (in this case Saint Laurent Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello). Saint Laurent has just opened a bookstore (with tasteful objets and brand-worthy decor). We’re guessing this isn’t the last design house that’s going to do this. We couldn’t be more thrilled.

Speaking of books and design: I Love It. What Is It? The power of instinct in design and branding. An underappreciated genius.


Goodness what a delectable, dizzying, dazzling banquet of events await. Have a look. Get those tickets. Or take the lazy way out and just let your fingers do the walking. We won’t judge. We already covered LA but there’s just so much more.

New York
Get thoughtful. Life Cycles: The Materials of Contemporary Design invites us to wonder: where did all this stuff come from? And that stuff that feels like waste: is it really? At MOMA through July 7.

If the upcoming installments of Sotheby’s Luxury Sales or Hauser & Wirth’s latest are feeling a little out of your league (or you want to find the next Basquiat) try the NYC Affordable Art Fair, March 20-24

Collect, Somerset House, London. March 1 – 3 This venerable but still-cutting-edge showcase of collectible design turns 20 this year. Won’t get to London in time? Peep the catalogue, filled with stunners.

Then stay for:

London Design Week a whole city takeover by the world’s hottest, most audacious creatives. Just the way we like it. March 11 – 15

And if something more classical (but still just as fresh) is your cuppa, there’s John Singer Sargent x Fashion at the Tate.

The fair for 21st century design. Brussels hosts Collectible, a show that’s a little off the beaten track — with a spotlight on the architect-designers. Fresher perspectives await.

7000 years of art: TEFAF Maastricht. It’s like the Met. But shoppable (if you have the budget for it). Another reason to go? Because everything old will be new again. Trust us on that one.

Take a break: If this is all feeling a bit much, visit Milan (now that the fashion hordes have departed) and have a glimpse into Cafe Culture. Magnum Photos takes a long look at the Galleria Campari in Milan. Cheers.