Category: Outdoor




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.

Gardens Are for Living






With spring upon us and summer just around the corner it’s time to get on the good foot and get your outdoor space in order.  Who better to get some fabulous ideas than from landscape designer Judy Kameon and her new book Gardens are for Living.  Her Los Angeles based firm Elysian Landscapes, has designed many incredible outdoor spaces including, The Parker Hotel Palm Springs and many homes in and around Los Angeles that really help her clients relate to the areas around their homes. She takes interior design outside, creating inviting spaces for entertaining and relaxing.

Not only does she have a great eye, but she also has a line of outdoor furniture called Plain Air inspired by mid century modern design.  I encourage you to check out this book or even check into The Parker to see what I mean.

dwell on Design 2012


LOS ANGELES, CA (March 13, 2012) – Dwell on Design, the
West Coast’s largest Design Show, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center
June 22-24, 2012. Curated by the editors of Dwell Magazine the three-day celebration brings together the best and brightest products, services, and thought leaders in modern design today for a series of conversations, demonstrations, tours, and much more. In addition to featuring over 350 exhibitors on the show floor, Dwell on Design encourages an ongoing design dialogue, showcasing over 70 presentations on three separate stages. This year, the show goes beyond the urban dwelling to encompass all aspects of the modern lifestyle, seeking out a new definition for modern beyond expectations.

I will be attending on Friday.  If you see me, please be sure to say Hi!

The High Line

As I mentioned in my previous post below, my husband is just back from New York and boy was he excited to tell me about The High Line. It is my son’s favorite book, The Curious Garden, come to life!

The Curious Garden is about a little boy named Liam, and how he discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world.

The High Line, is an elevated park built atop an abandoned railway running thru the Meatpacking District to 34th Street in Manhattan, NY. Transformed by landscape architects James Corner Field Operations, with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and maintained by Friends of the High Line, the rehabilitated space provides a lush, green, elevated paradise for Manhattanites and all its visitors.

Check out filmmaker Austin Dill’s short video of the park here to get a virtual slice of it for yourself.