Destinations

A Weekend in Palm Springs with Barclay Butera: Modernism Week Edition

Modernism Week in sunny Palm Springs California is by far one of my favorite design events of the year.  In just a short drive from Los Angeles or Newport Beach where I live, you are taken back to an era where martinis flowed and there was no shortage of bold design. I’ve been blessed many times in  Read More...

Revival Rugs Rolls Out The Carpet on a New Paradigm in Rug Buying

When Ben Hyman and his wife Amber began looking for rugs for their new Oakland home last year, what should have been a joyous search quickly turned stressful."We had just moved and our wooden floors were bare.  Read More...

Art For All at Tappan Collective

Art can be the most intimidating part of decorating any home. Where do you start?  Read More...

Lying Lightly: Armadillo & Co. Rugs

Serendipity is described as the “the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way”. Certainly that holds true for the birth of Armadillo & Co, the Australian-based rug company.  Read More...

Oh la L.A. - NO TASTE FOR BAD TASTE at A+D Museum

It’s no secret that the French have style in spades. From food to fashion to design, we look to France to personify beauty and elegance. NO TASTE FOR BAD TASTE, now open at A+D Museum through April 29th, attempts to define the je ne sais quoi of the country’s stylish DNA.  Read More...

We Want More - Oliver's Restaurant in Montecito

In the last few years, vegan food has undergone a cultural shift Oliver's Restaurant, a the long-awaited vegan spot in Montecito, is proof.  Read More...

Breaking The Mold: Ben Medansky x Koio Sneakers

Ceramicist Ben Medansky is more than just a potter.  Read More...

True Blue - Jasper Johns At The Broad

If there was ever a reason to design a trip to Los Angeles between now and mid-May, the new exhibition at the Broad Museum, “Something Resembling Truth”, a retrospective of Jasper John’s work, presented in collaboration with The Royal Academy, London, would be it.  Read More...

Without Equal - The La Peer Hotel

West Hollywood’s La Cienega Design Quarter has long been lacking a stunning hotel within a comfortable walking distance of its amazing boutiques, chic restaurants, and stunning showrooms.  Read More...

San Francisco's New barvale Brings a Taste of Spain to NoPa

When Back of the House founder Adriano Paganini set his sights on opening a Spanish restaurant, he had one thing in mind: tapas. “I don’t feel like anyone has truly captured the essence of a tapas bar in San Francisco," he wrote on his new venture's website.  Read More...

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