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The West Hollywood Design District Presents Decades of Design 1948–2014
November 19, 2014–February 2015
The first-ever retrospective exhibition uncovering, examining and celebrating six decades of rich design history in West Hollywood. The curated ­­gallery will showcase design pioneers and present tastemakers through bold graphics, photographs and original product.

FOG Design + Art Fair
January 15–18, 2015
Benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), FOG Design+Art is a four-day celebration and exploration of modern and contemporary design, architecture, and art with dynamic exhibits, custom installations, art galleries, lectures, and discussions with leaders in the art and design worlds.

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
February 20–May 24, 2015
This February, the Hammer Museum will present the West Coast debut of Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, featuring the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, such as a handbag for Longchamp, to large-scale structures like the new distillery for Bombay Sapphire Gin.

 

 

Competitions

Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
Wolf and Sub-Zero 

Deadline: January 16
Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2015
Ceramics of Italy 

Deadline: February 23
I Like Design
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Sunday
Apr012012

On Set In Don Draper's New Bachelorish Pad

Image courtesy of AMC, via LA TimesMad Men junkies (like me!) don’t want to miss a recent feature in the LA Times about the interior selections made in creating the set for the new Upper Westside home of Dan Draper. The apartment is "in a high-rise that feels like it was built in 1960 with a white-carpeted sunken living room and a fascinating fireplace and a Case Study-style kitchen with two pass through windows,” Set Decorator Claudette Didul tells the LA Times.

Among the original items in the apartment are a brown 1964 Frigidaire and a 1964 white metal patio dinette set by Samsonite. Many of the rest of the items filling out the interior of the room were purchased in the Los Angeles area to duplicate or imitate the deep, bright colors of the late 1960s. Including shag carpeting from S & J Biren floor coverings in Los Angeles; a Lied Mobler black leather lounge chair from Galerie Sommerlath in Los Angeles; a magazine rack from Amsterdam Modern in L.A.' and a glass-topped coffee table from Deja Vu in Long Beach. Didul also found smaller items from “antique malls in Orange and Pomona, and the Pasadena Antique Center and Annex and Novotny's Antique Gallery in Pasadena.”

According to the LA Times, "Didul took inspiration from two books by 1960s bestselling interior design author Betty Pepis and Decoration U.S.A., a 1965 collaboration between Jose Wilson and Arthur Leaman.

Image courtesy of AMC, via LA Times

Monday
Mar262012

FORM Issue Event: Vertically Inclined


Join FORM for hors d’oeurvs, wine, and tall tales of luxury in the world’s high rise environments. Scott Johnson, FAIA, Michael Palladino, FAIA, and a panel of experts will detail the designs, finishes, gadgets, and concierge that define luxury in the high rises of New York, LA, Europe, and Asia.

Please RSVP to rsvp@FORMmag.net or 818.956.5313. Include name, title, phone, and email.

Thursday, April 26, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
bulthaup Santa Monica
619 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Thursday
Mar222012

What to Do this Weekend: de LaB's Echo Park Home Tour

Image: ©Laure Joliet/Sunia HomesGlad to see that the good people of de LaB (stands for Design East of La Brea) are broadening their reach with an inaugural home tour. The tour will be held on March 24 in Echo Park, California—one of Los Angeles' recently hip neighborhoods, characterized by the urban perks of walkability, mixed use commercial corridors, some of the city’s oldest, most charming neighborhoods, and great examples of homes built in the last decade with modern design sensibilities and sustainable technologies.

Keeping with the local milieu, all of the destinations on the tour are within walking distance. The tour features homes by Good Idea Studio, Simon Storey, Heydey, and Jerome Pelayo (pictured above--the first effort by Sunia Homes is the newest addition to the neighborhood among this batch).

Below is the rest of the info you will need to buy tickets for what is hopefully the first of many home tours by de LaB. Act quickly because there is only one day left to buy tickets!

Saturday March 24th
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Self-directed, tickets will be issued via email with addresses of the homes.
Tickets for the tour cost $35/person and must be purchased in advance. We will not accept payment for tickets on the day of the tour.

Tuesday
Mar202012

Ball-Nogues Wins Pavillon Spéciale Competition


Los Angeles-based architecture firm Ball-Nogues Studio has been selected as the winner of the “Pavillon Spéciale” competition for the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture. The competition provides an opportunity for students and practitioners to work together for three months from design to construction for a new experimental pavilion for a large rectangular outdoor garden at the school. Winners are selected as “emerging international architects under the age of 45.”

Ball Nogues, a firm familiar with building systems of interactive, repeated components, has produced a form active canopy for the winning design. As explained by the Bustler in a post announcing the winner, “The structure is comprised of approximately 200 ‘cells,’ each made from locally sourced plastic tubing that will be bent and curled in custom jigs designed and constructed by students.  To provide shade, each cell will have a locally sourced sheet material spanning between the tubes within it. The cell module is a very effective way of constructing a temporary structure: each can be transported as a flat unit and rapidly assembled on site; when it is time for the structure to come down, dismantling and transportation to a new site is easy.”

The structure will require Ball-Nogues and students to test full-scale mock ups because the form active system is difficult to duplicate with software without direct empirical evidence.

Monday
Mar192012

Arup Ireland Wins Huge Hospital Contract in Austria


Arup’s Ireland office
has been awarded a huge contract for a €500 million hospital complex in Vienna, Austria. Added to current projects in Korea and Helsinki, the office will be busy for the foreseeable future. The 800-bed facility will be built next to the Danube and will have capacity for “40,000 hospital admissions, 250,000 outpatient frequencies and about 16,000 surgical procedures per year,” according to an article from Architecture Lab.