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.




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
Interiors & Sources 

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Entries in Downtown Los Angeles (3)


Workbook: Paul Basile's Plan Check Vision

For their new location, Plan Check's owners turned to San Diego–based designer Paul Basile. Photographs by Dylan + Jeni/Courtesy Basile Studios.

For the newest location of Plan Check Kitchen + Bar (the first was on Sawtelle), the company tapped design polymath Paul Basile, of Basile Studio, to create the space on Wilshire Boulevard in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. A veteran of the San Diego design scene, Basile brought a warm, inviting vibe to the space. We chatted with him about his ideas for it recently.

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Events: NEXT by Daltile

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 18, and get ready to see the future as Daltile hosts NEXT in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s a celebration of the NEXT design trends, products and services in the flooring industry showcased at loftSEVEN, the penthouse event space atop the historic Haas Building. Meet, greet and mingle with colleagues at the stunning property designed in 1915 by Morgan, Walls & Morgan—itself a cutting-edge structure in its own time.

RSVP here; to have some of your special projects featured in their gallery, contact Zoe Rahimi. See you there.


Shlemmer+Algaze+Associates Moving to Downtown LA

Commercial interiors and architecture firm Shlemmer+Algaze+Associates (SAA) is in the process of adding another Southern California office in the unused lobby of Paul Hastings Tower in City National Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles. The new office will be in the same complex as Gensler’s new home, which gained so much attention in recent months.

According to Downtown LA blogger Brigham Yen, SAA leased the northern half of the Paul Hastings Tower’s lobby and elevator banks—formerly underutilized because the tower’s office workers enter and exit through the side facing the central plaza, leaving the 4,000 square foot space unused. SAA’s new space will house 22 architects. The interiors for the new office, pictured above and below, were designed by Steven Drucker, design principal of SAA.