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Dwell on Design


Dwell on Design Los Angeles, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center May 29-31, 2015. With three full days of dynamic exhibitions, unparalleled educational opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, 90 onstage programs, 250+ speakers, and more than 2,000 innovative modern furnishings and products, Dwell on Design Los Angeles is America’s largest design event.

More information here.

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!

A Visit to Art Luna

Yesterday I made my twice annual visit to Art Luna Salon in Santa Monica.  It is Art that I trust with my unruly tresses. Not only is Art and architect of hair, he is an architect of landscapes as well and his salon brings new meaning to “Mixed Use” space.
The quaint, little beach house on Main Street not only serves as his well-known hair and beauty salon, but the bungalow in back is his studio for “Art Luna Garden” his Landscape Design company with a lush botanical paradise with chirping caged birds set in between the two buildings.  
But wait!  that’s not all.  It’s also a nursery, selling potted plants, succulents and his own line of tree lighting.  And inside the salon he sells the most amazing selection of Design Books from the world of Fashion, Interiors & Art, Jewelry with a bohemian handmade vibe, Fragrances, and uniquely curated finds from his travels abroad.
I wanted to share Art’s space and hope that you will make a visit someday soon.

The Architect and The Painter

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mindbending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been less widely understood.
Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.
Get the DVD here.


Costes” has created home candles with premium quality beeswax. This candle will gently diffuse its fragrance in your home to evoke the refined ambiance of Costes hotels. This candle is presented in a plumcolour glass. Its “burgundy red” colour recalls somehow the very British atmosphere of the “Costes” hotel, with its wooden panelling and wall colours. This enveloping candle diffuses scents of polished wood, rhum, mahogany, oakmoss, and paprika.


Drinks are on me….

if only I knew where to get it.

Really nice package design by Stockholm Design Lab for Takeshi Akiyama’s Ohmine Sake.

If you are interested in sake, check out this interview with Takeshi Akiyama over at Hitspaper.

A contemporary take on Sake. Takeshi Akiyama is a exclusive sake manufacturer based in southern Japan. For generations, his family has produced sake in three qualities; Junmai, Junmai Ginjo, Junmai Daiginjo. The quality of the sake is determined by the percentage of the original rice grain that is used in the brewing process. The lesser the better. And that is also the core idea of our design ~ Stockholm Design Lab

A bottle of this would definitely make a great gift!