Monroe Street Market is a new apartment/retail complex in Northeast D.C. (716 Monroe St. NE; monroestreetmarket.com). On Saturday, it hosts Art in the Mix, a fashion and culture festival headlined by Scott Schuman, at left, the dapper street photographer behind the popular blog The Sartorialist (thesartorialist.com). At 2 p.m., Schuman will answer style questions and sign his latest book, “Closer” ($30, Penguin). Also on tap: a beer garden and live music.
A Nap of the World
Exotic ikat patterns traditionally headline on Turkish pashas’ robes, Uzbek blankets and Indian tunics. Jayson Home (jaysonhome.com) also thinks the colorful, feather-like offset prints belong on your bed, as in new stitched quilts (below, $275-$295) and cotton throws ($78). The exotic textiles look equally nice mixed into modern boudoirs or layered in more traditional spaces. (Picture one with contrasting velvet shams.)
The Foot Doctor
Sixties rock bands and ’80s punks dug Dr. Martens boots and brogues. Now, the 50-year-old Brit brand appeals to modern D.C. fans with a new Georgetown flagship (3108 M St. NW; 202-265-4654). Exposed brick and shoe-themed art set off men’s and women’s styles including quilted (above, $140) and spiked (bottom, $350).
Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it’s also the spookiest. At least that’s true when you use Williams-Sonoma’s skull-shaped pancake molds ($10 for three, local Williams-Sonoma stores). Simply place the templates on a hot skillet, pour in your batter, then pluck off the cranium molds when it’s time to flip. The haunting steel devices boast a nonstick coating, so Bisquick won’t cling. Want to make your cakes ultra creepy? Add red food coloring to the mix.
Jackie Flanagan’s women’s clothing line, Nana (nanadc.com), is designed in her Mount Pleasant rowhouse and sewn at Bits of Thread Studio in Adams Morgan. Flanagan will show and sell such fall pieces as simple-yet-sophisticated blouses, obis, skirts (above, $75, $22 and $110) and shift dresses at an open house at the studio from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (1794 Columbia Road NW, Suite 6).