This April, the sun came out in Los Angeles during this year’s Dwell on Design show. Anyone else go? We walked the floor and the city to discover new design and chat with local makers and artisans. Here are some of our favorite moments…
: THE GETTY :
What a gem! Love love love this place. Love the art, the view, the gardens, the architecture!
: LOS ANGELES HOME TOURS :
Saturday’s tour was devoted to the east side of Los Angeles and the Hills. Residences by William Baker, CHA:COL, and Assembledge+, were some of the stops on the lineup.
: VENICE HOUSE :
Venice House (1988/91) by Antoine Predock is an urban beach house in Venice,California. A giant pivot window looks toward the Pacific Ocean and the roof terrace offers views of the hills in Palos Verdes and Malibu.
: CHIAT-DAY BUILDING, aka THE “BINOCULARS BUILDING” :
Built by Frank Gehry and Associates and artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen for the giant advertising firm.
: VENICE CANALS :
Popular in both real life and on Instagram, the Venice Canals are lined with lavish houses. The area is picturesque, featuring all types of architecture and feels like a breath of fresh air.
: ROOFTOP PARTY AT ROW DTLA :
We enjoyed a night of cocktails on a the rooftop at Row DTLA. We met the principals from AB Studio in Santa Barbara. We’ll be speaking with Clay and Josh in greater depth about their work in the “The Funk Zone” in near future (think: Month of Modern).
: OTIUM RESTAURANT AT THE BROAD MUSEUM PLAZA :
Had a couple of cocktails after walking downtown LA. This restaurant faces the public plaza next to The Broad Museum and includes ipe hardwood siding, tube steel storefronts, curtainwalls and trellis elements.
: JONATHAN ADLER :
A presentation by Jonathan Adler, whose design career has grown from a small pottery company into a brand with 25 stores.
: SWING TABLES :
How cool would this table by Swing Tables be in a backyard space? A unique hybrid of a swing-set and a table. Available for outdoor or indoor use. They’re made in New York and break down for easy assembly and re-assembly
: HAPPIER CAMPER :
It was fun to check out all the bells and whistles of a retro-modern Happier Camper in person and now we want one to take on the road ourselves.
: ONE FORTY THREE :
We love One Forty Three’s handmade furniture, fixtures, and accessories! Check out this adorable little rocking horse and chair — if you’re looking for a special gift for little ones, these things are handcrafted to last.
: COLLEEN MAUER DESIGN :
We love a good statement piece of jewelry and there was no shortage of it at Colleen Mauer Design’s booth. The brand brought along their traveling Ring Bar and all kinds of shiny things!