Category: lighting

The Highboy Picks



It was recently brought to my attention of a new online market place, The Highboy.  They have a nicely curated selection of antiques, fine art, vintage furnishings and design objects, all from trusted and reputable dealers in the industry.  

Shown above personally selected from The Highboy: Vintage Chinese Black Lacquer Console Table“Visage Brun-Bleu” by Pablo Picasso, White Earthenware Clay with Englobes Decoration, 1947, Pair of Mid-Century Art Pottery Vases by Eduardo Vega,  Pair of Murano Glass Sconces, Loewe Black Alligator Briefcase.

Billings Auction


BILLINGS LA Auction House is a curated live auction and design community-inspired happening at the Great Company, at 1917 Bay Street. The auction house was recently established in the heart of Los Angeles’ evolving arts district to provide affordable access to quality vintage modern furnishings, art, objects and accessories. Offering rare and noteworthy pieces at low to no reserve, with estimates ranging from $100 to $5,000, its curated cross-section covers the pedigreed to the anonymous, and the classic to the unusual. Co-founded by four highly respected Los Angeles dealers and gallerists, BILLINGS has amassed a collection of a hundred years of North American and international design and decorative arts from the 20th to early 21st centuries, placing an emphasis on mid-century modern selections and pieces from the 60’s and 70’s. December 12th auction is open to the public and will offer live entertainment, featuring music, and food trucks. Lot Previews will take place at BILLINGS’ 1919 Bay Street location from Dec 6 to Dec 12, from 10am-4pm. The option to participate remotely online and place absentee bids is available via




LA Design Festival is a citywide Design Event starting now continuing through June 14th. Events include Marmol Radziner Studio Tour, award-winning firm known for its innovative design approach and expertise in architecture, construction, interior design, landscape design, furniture design, and jewelry design,  River Makers Bash; an outdoor event on Mission Street by the LA River,   Intro LA at Mack Sennett studios in Silver Lake  showcasing local and contract firms,  a solo exhibition for Arik Levy, the Israeli born and Paris-based artist and designer at Please Do Not Enter, 549 S Olive Street,  as well as City Design Tours that cover design studios in Inglewood, Historic Downtown LA, and the Arts District, Chinatown and Olvera Street.

Many, many more events are scheduled and can be discovered here.

WESTEDGE Design Fair

designwithinreach(Courtesy of WestEdge/Design Within Reach)

apparatus(Courtesy of Apparatus)

Egg Collective(Courtesy of WestEdge/Egg Collective)

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



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!

For Sale…


5121_1 5121 Lloyd Wright’s Sowden Residencein Los Feliz. Recognized as one of the Architects most important works with extensive use of textile block creating the iconic Mayan style facade. The home reflects Wright’s philosophies as a landscape architect, emphasizing the elements of nature in an open floor plan where every room communicates via the central courtyard. Extensive restorations from 2002-09 by Xorin Balbes, the home now accommodates modern living while preserving the Architects master work. ~movoto

See listing here.