Category: Events

Not Vital

20wellnotvital-custom15A bathroom at the foundation in Ardez features two tubs made of Carrara marble, which Not Vital calls “a conversation piece.” via T Magazine

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invisible bridge “Invisible Bridge,” pictured here in his park in Sent, to create a dreamscape for himself and others via T Magazine

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One of my favorite artists and sculptors Not Vital speaks at the Hammer Museum, tonight March 27th at 7:30. You can read more about him in this fabulous article from the New York Times  which featured him last year on T Magazine.

Desert Rentals

Arthiur Elrod1962 Author Elrod’s Personal Estate

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palmspring-twinpalmssinatra-1E. Stewart Williams designed , 1947 Twin Palms Sinatra Estate

california-collinshideaway-27Collins Hideaway located on Indian Canyons Golf Resort in Palm Springs

So you have your tickets, but have you figured out where you’re staying?  Interested in renting a dope pad for Coachella weekend that you and your friends can come back to chill out at?  Well, I came across a few available to rent via Luxury Retreats.

More info here.


WESTEDGE Design Fair

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Santa Monica, CA (August 27, 2013) – WestEdge™ Design Fair, the newest destination for modern design, will premiere at The Barker Hangar October 3-6, 2013. This four-day event will cater to the trade, press and public and will feature 150 exhibiting brands, many making their West Coast debut. Attendees will find design inspiration and be able to shop from the best in furniture, lighting, kitchen, bath, outdoor furnishings and other products for the home. The fair features a full design experience, complete with custom installations, a series of special events and notable discussions, panels, and workshops on various design topics and trends.

For more information and tickets, go to

If you missed the event feel free to check out Design_ByProxy on Instagram for my highlights from DVL Designs, Apparatus, and Egg Collective



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On Saturday I took my little guy to a super fun book launch party at MOCA | The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.  He got to color on a huge wall of images from the book with a bunch of arty kids while OBEY artist,  Shepard Fairey spun records.

Outside the Lines Coloring Book, a very cool collection of illustrations from more than 100 creative masterminds, including animators, cartoonists, fine artists, graphic artists, illustrators, musicians, outsider artists, photographers, street artists, and video game artists, curated by Souris Hong-Porretta. Tons of the artists were present at the event to sign copies of the book.

The only bummer was that the book SOLD OUT at the MOCA Store before I was able to buy one for my guy and needless to say that led to a major meltdown temper tantrum.  I tried to explain to him I would get the book online and did once I got home.  I bought several copies because this would make a killer gift for a little person.  They haven’t arrived yet, but I’m thinking I should probably keep one for myself as well.

Parachute Market | ELEMENTAL

parachuteThis weekend brings another event from Parachute Market : : ELEMENTAL 

E L E M E N T A L will provide a special opportunity for patrons to experience design through a theme that explores both the physical and ethereal origins of the design process. The participating designers are invited to represent their finished work, while including in their exhibit some nod to how the elements play into creative process. Some artists might exhibit their processes externally on the surface of their goods, while others could invite more conceptual inquiry about the influences that lead to the finished product. The objective is to communicate the value of the process while also presenting a final product for sale. In an era of behind the scenes and curated reality of the insta-community, this is an opportunity to editorialize one’s personal design with authenticity and freedom of interpretation.

At this weekend’s event you will find installations from vintage object/furniture store The Window,  LAs Joel Chen of JF Chen and artist Clare Graham of Mor York. Along with booths from Reform Gallery, A Current Affair, Twenty Two Hours to just name a few.

Parachute Market : : ELEMENTAL starts this Saturday and is located at 405 Mateo St. Downtown Los Angeles.  Please visit their Facebook page and web site for more information.




Blackman Cruz is one of LA’s most eclectic showrooms that house the works from designers Lindsey Adelman,  Stefan Bishop, ( just to name a few) and furniture, lighting and case goods from their own BC Workshop. Most will be part of their Biennale Warehouse this Saturday from 8am-2pm at 6077 Willoughby Ave, east of Cahuenga on the north side of the street.

 I wouldn’t miss this one folks!




My family and I were super excited to participate in French artist, JR’s ever evolving INSIDE OUT, the world’s largest participatory art project here in Los Angeles. Yesterday’s event was to bring attention to immigration reform.

JR creates a global participatory art project inspired by his large‐format street “pastings” with the aim of turning the world “INSIDE OUT”. The concept is to give everyone the opportunity to share with the world their portrait and a statement of what they stand for, through the power of their own image. Now the people don’t just see art, they make it. ~insideout

I watched INSIDE OUT: The People’s Art Project movie several months ago on HBO.  It was extremely moving to see the reach of people involved and “power of paper and glue”.

Watch the trailer for this incredible film here.

Parachute Market


Well, this weekend is off to a DESIGN filled start.  I’m headed off to downtown LA in a bit to check out Dwell on Design event at the convention center.  Then saturday will be back DTLA taking the family to Parachute Market.

From the people who brought us STOREFRONT LA and A Current Affair –  PARACHUTE MARKET  “is a quarterly design show for artists and designers to present their work in a thematic venue, chosen for its commonality and curatorial integrity. ” This weekend, for their Summer 2013 show, the theme is “Psychedelic Summer”, referencing post-modern design birthed via psychedelic culture. The market features furniture and object design, fine art, sculpture, vintage clothing, vintage furniture, fashion design, music, and the culinary arts, all cradled together under the theme of the season.~standardculture

More information and tickets here.