October is upon and it seems like the temperatures in Los Angeles are finally starting to drop (thank goodness!) This month's roundup includes a few must-see exhibits, along with some new talents and Instagram favorites of mine.
Ever wonder what industrial materials, south korean objet design, neon signs and pink bubble wrap juxtaposed against pink gravel looked like inside of a shop, in the center of Paris looked like? Have a look.
After a quiet summer working diligently behind the scenes, I am very proud and eager to announce and introduce you to a few very exciting opportunities and projects we've been working on and have been invited to participate in for September.
Thoughtful and intelligent in using new techniques and methods on otherwise familiar surfaces, David has grown to be one of the most exciting designers coming from Sweden in the past few years. Check out his futuristic innovations.
Juxstaposing materials to present the connection between nature and humanity, Francesco Pace of Tellurico creates a collection of objects that highlights Lebanese history, society, and environment. His stunning work reflects the evolution of our relationships between each other and the world around us.
Starting with producing a handful of block printed scarf designs in 2010, Block Shop has grown into a hugely popular design studio producing wearables and home goods featuring their signature geometric designs, as well as offering workshops for those wanting to learn the block printing process first hand. Read below to learn more about the formation and evolution of Block Shop from my chat with co-founder Hopie Stockman.
Young, focused, and creative, Emil puts function at the heart of his 3D design. Think mid-century efficiency meets modern minimalism, made with a bit of soul.
As we approach the end of summer, it's time to make the most of the warm, long days and get out there and enjoy all that LA has to offer. This month's roundup features a few ongoing art events and exhibitions, as well as some extremely talented artists who are helping to make the LA art and design scene one of the most vibrant in the nation.
Young Rotterdam based product designer, Jeroen van de Gruiter, seems to find a very fine balance between innovation and beautiful pieces well suited to a gallery or to a home. His thoughtful approach to solid forms and the perfect hue to compliment that, really caught my attention.
Now in my new minuscule oasis, I sit and crack open Gestalten's 'Small Homes, Grand Living' to see if I can get to the bottom of how to make the best of a small living space. Have a peek at the (very) rough new palette I am starting off with and what I plan to apply from the book when redesigning my new home.
I want to feature la crème de la crème of the handmade olfactory objects and experience in Asia, MOTE Seoul. I was lucky enough to snag some time with the woman behind the hottest young Korean design brand.
I’m Julia Haney Montanez, NYC-based interior designer, say hi to_ contributor and Architectural Digest Show producer. Through my work I get to meet a lot of interesting characters, and one of my favorite characters is Dan Brunn, of DB Architecture. Recently, Dan gave me a personal tour of his gut-renovated home in Hancock Park, LA.
I connected with Carly and was lucky enough to pay a visit to her studio and learn a bit more about her process. A truly inspirational creative force, it was exciting to hear about about Carly's vision and her evolution as an artist.
July seems to be a month for play, and the designers and artists in this month's roundup all successfully convey a sense of playfulness and wonder through their work. Hope you enjoy and are staying cool this month!
Villa Noailles Design Parade is an annual event which consists of two contests for up and coming talent in the realm of design, held between two adjacent seaside cities in the South of France, as well as a series of installations around each city for guests to discover.
Have a look at what I discovered from each contest and the winners!
Why do us 'curators' choose what we choose to display and share? What makes a great image? In an era full of Instagram photographers (some of which are very talented in their own right) - what truly defines and separates the masters of Still Life Photography? I plopped myself down on an armchair in my cozy staycation room at Le Pigalle, ordered myself a café crème with the iPad in my room and cracked open 'Visual Feast'.
June equals warm summer nights, ice cold drinks and barbeques. But for this month’s roundup I wanted to show you something a bit different, so I decided to highlight what to do when spending a vacation in Copenhagen. Here we go!
British illustrator, Charlotte Edey, translates the work of Spanish Furniture Designer and Architect, Guillermo Santomà, in a series of four illustrations.