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Highlights from DIFFA Dining By Design 2015- Part 1
Design, Events | March 26, 2015
Highlights from DIFFA Dining By Design 2015- Part 1

Last week, while in New York, I stopped by Dining by Design, a benefit and auction organized by DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) that runs concurrently with the Architectural Digest Home and Design Show every year.  The tables, sponsored by leaders in the world of  design, were conceived by designers to reflect the personality of the company they represented as…

The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House 2015
Design | February 26, 2015
The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House 2015

The Christopher Kennedy Compound 2015 Last weekend I took a quick overnight trip to Palm Springs to stop in on Modernism Week and see for myself what all the buzz was about at the Christopher Kennedy Compound Show House.  This may only be Christopher Kennedy’s 2nd year in producing the Modernism Week Show House,  but by the roster of participating…

Walker Zanger Tile Merges Past With Present
Brands, Design | February 9, 2015
Walker Zanger Tile Merges Past With Present

WALKER ZANGER Growing up in Pasadena, CA, a community rich with history and an abundance of older homes, I have always been fascinated by the variety of architectural styles and periods represented around town.  Pasadenans love luxury, but without all the bling and labels normally seen in other parts of LA.   Quality, well proportioned, timeless design is what I…

Behind the Scenes at The Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center at The Huntington
Design | January 17, 2015
Behind the Scenes at The Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center at The Huntington

  The Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center at The Huntington The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens opened the front portion of the new education and visitor center January 14, first to The Society of Fellows members and select members of the press, and later to the general public.  In addition to the $68 million raised for…

Ecobungalow LA: A Tragic Christmas Fire Results in an Exercise in Eco-Friendly Living
Design | December 25, 2014
Ecobungalow LA: A Tragic Christmas Fire Results in an Exercise in Eco-Friendly Living

ECO-FRIENDLY LIVING IN LOS ANGELES- Ecobungalow LA Even though I viewed the Ecobungalow LA house earlier in the year, it is only fitting that I post about it today, as 3 years ago on Christmas Day 2011, the  Ambers family home located in the Beverlywood section of Los Angeles, went up in flames.   A menorah that was brought home…

The McKinley House Gets a Refresh with Adorne Light Switches
Design | October 13, 2014
The McKinley House Gets a Refresh with Adorne Light Switches

The McKinley House Last week I joined  Adorne by Legrand as they unveiled a complete retrofit of light switches  and outlets at the McKinley House in Venice, CA.  Those of you who are fans of the Showtime series “Californication” may recognize the home as the primary set for the show.  The home was designed by owner/architect David Hertz, FAIA and…

The LA Breezehouse by Blu Homes Brings Luxury to the Prefab Home
Design | September 23, 2014
The LA Breezehouse by Blu Homes Brings Luxury to the Prefab Home

The LA Breezehouse, a Premium Prefab Home by Blu Homes The LA Breezehouse, a prefab home built by Blu Homes was awarded the first 2014 Dream Home of the Year  by Real Simple and This Old House.  The LA  Breezehouse, located in Agoura Hills and set against the scenic Santa Monica mountains, is the first Blu Homes display home built…

Sunset LA Beach Cities Home & Garden Tour
Design, Events | August 13, 2014
Sunset LA Beach Cities Home & Garden Tour

Sunset, in partnership with Modern Home Tours, will host its first-ever home and garden tour on August 16, giving LA design lovers more ways to experience the best in modern interior and garden design. The Sunset LA Beach Cities Home & Garden Tour will be located throughout the coastal neighborhoods of Los Angeles, including stops in Manhattan Beach and Venice. This one-of-a-kind tour…

The Purple Palm Restaurant Reimagined by Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Design | August 12, 2014
The Purple Palm Restaurant Reimagined by Martyn Lawrence Bullard

The Purple Palm Restaurant Renovation of the Purple Palm The Purple Palm Restaurant, situated at the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs, CA, was recently renovated by famed Los Angeles designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard.  Bullard worked with the Colony Palms Hotel during the 2007 renovation of its guest rooms and suites, and has thoughtfully reimagined The Purple Palm Restaurant as…

The 2014 Sunset Idea House, Los Angeles - Part 2
Design, Events | August 3, 2014
The 2014 Sunset Idea House, Los Angeles – Part 2

The 2014 Sunset Idea House Are you all ready for the 2014 Sunset Idea House – part 2?  In case you missed Part 1, be sure to check out the amazing 1st floor of the 2014 Sunset Idea House here.  As I mentioned in my last post, the 2014 Sunset Idea House, the first ever in Los Angeles,  is a…

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