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.
It's time to go on vacation which is convenient because May is synonymous with long weekends. This selection is catered to the wanderer, as everybody knows that in May take advantage of the things which please us.
It’s May and time to kick in the spring! This month I’ve picked out some exciting brands and really talented designers. We’ll get around textile designers, a lot of gorgeous furniture and even a new Danish beauty brand. You’ll see complete, contemporary and ambitious designs in this Copenhagen round-up and I can assure you, that they won’t disappoint!
I've been hearing about Villa Lena's picturesque retreat and it's renown artist residency for quite some time now. I can only imagine the Italian sun on your back, a fresh wind in your hair, the smell of herbs and cypress trees being the perfect setting to get out of busy city life, take life a bit slower and develop on ideas and collaborative projects. Each year the Villa welcomes a number of selected artists to spend two months at Villa Lena developing their project of choice, where you can also join them for a weekend.
Looking to learn a second language in record breaking time? Search no further! I've found you a hardcore French language bootcamp on the French Riviera, which will have you ordering your café crème en Français and impressing clients in no time.
There is one spot in France which is famous for their all-star lineups of, the best of the best, who's who of the design world - giving workshops and that spot is the French Château of Domaine de Boisbuchet. They host a series of small hands-on workshops throughout each summer with some of the hottest contemporary designers. You'll get to have one on one time learning from today's most innovative and sought after talents.
So since 2016, Formafantasma has been the head of the design course MAN MADE/Design in Flux with a new University, Made Program, in Sicily, Italy and this summer they have organised 8 days of workshops and lectures around the theme of "Authentic-city".