Sunday, June 21, 2015

some products that i have sourced and used in recent jobs that are noteworthy

i have come across a few great materials recently that i would surely go back to so wanted to share...
adorne by legrand-switches dimmers outlets lighting systems
very aesthetic and special-great finishes-very well designed

bocci lighting-canada

watermark-made in brooklyn
i particularly love the
elan vital

brooklyn collections

also like titanium
calacutta viola at stoneland ca

calacutta paonazzo

pyrite slab

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

i'd rather be at the venice bienale but here's what i found at paris photo la

paris photo may 2015

jacob gils

jacob gils

yves marchand &romain meffre

alejandro guijarro

alejandro guijaro

cole sternberg

cole sternberg

ilit zaoulay

binet's photos of zumthor's therme vals
if you are interested in sizes, galleries, or pricing please  make inquiry and i will provide more information

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

art artadia artspace and more art


a fund for art and dialogue in support of emerging artists
love this organization
if you want more information read this article on why this organization was formed:

Founded in the wake of the National Endowment for the Arts’s decision to eliminate its storied fellowship program, Artadia has provided nearly $4 million in direct support to artists since 1999. For those 15 years, Artadia has enjoyed a ringside seat for observing the evolution of innovative artistic practice, and the nearly 40 works presented at the gala

shop online for art but has great interviews and helpful strategy
see magazine interviews and features for tips and an education
i suggest reading these articles

Michael Hort on How He Evolved Into a Collector of Influence

Why Michael Hort Thinks L.A. Is the World's Most Exciting Art Scene

The Intellectual Origins of Minimalism-Donald Judd's boxes at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas

  i am finding that artists are sometimes more equipped to creatively tackle spaces then interior designers. their take is much more visually interesting
speaking of which i much prefer the editorials coming from these two magazines: milieu and conde nast living, then anything much i see in the interiors, elle decor, architectural digest issues lately

also check out:

Sunday, March 15, 2015

lounge chairs

hunting for lounge chairs
here are my favorite picks

from archived photo favorite
ysl's very own

let's start with vintage
this one from one of the ysl stores

available from jvb interiors on 1st dibs
from london carl moore antiques
jacques adnet leather at emerson troop 
james plumb at obsolete la

dk chair uhuru furniture brooklyn

gardesgard chair uhuru
jackie chair jean de merry

lora chair jean de merry

lucca chair jean de merry
bride's veil chair at twentieth la
poesis pulp chair at ralph pucci
poltrona08 by dimorestudio

Thursday, February 12, 2015

speaking of art

recently surprised by equally amazing artistic and delicious meal
my daughter, the foodie, invited me to be her special guest and meet her in the arts district to attend this special 9 course meal
it took her 2 years to get invited
check out wolvesmouth

they get about 1000 requests per week for about 75 seats, 25 people 3 times per week
i would go back in a heartbeat

i was so impressed by the chef, craig thornton, that when i learned he is planning to move, i offered him my card. he worked at bouchon in vegas but you can read more about him here in la weekly article
i love the arts district downtown and have just completed a loft in the toy factory building on industrial street
just across from church and state restaurant

also home of one of my favorite la restaurants bestia, and my favorite bread in la, bread lounge

will follow up with some images of the loft project soon

Friday, January 2, 2015

art basel i miami

happy new year
its about time to post my highlights from december art basel miami trip

so many great shows and stimulating works to see and discover
i will try not to miss it in 2015

starting with strandbeests
an exhibit on the beach during the shows

design miami-a small design and furniture fairs:new and vintage works in galleries

vincenzo de cotiis at carwan gallery, beirut lebanon

single pendant chandelier by vincenzo de cotiis

riccardo goti brass bench at erastudio

art basel, scope, untitled, nada, and pulse were shows that i visited and here are some of my favorite pieces

shyori br kumi sugai

relieve negro perforato by antoni tapies at  galeria de arte

the memory of the surface by santiago uribe-holgun at saatchi gallerie
mart visser a fashion designer: portraits at amstel gallery
luca dellaversone at tilton gallery
drop by erin shirreff at sikkema jenkins
cecily brown
french money by larry rivers
at kinman gallery
at shane campbell gallery
at shane campbell gallery
at frederica schiavo gallery
by scott treleaven
by secundino hernandez
by xooox at debuck gallery

by sky glabush
what i did buy and will buy and would  buy if i could afford:

bought for a client for $7000 48"x48"

face control by francesca kirke at gallery bastejs

what i plan to purchase for my own collection: work by ryan wallace 48"x58" $12500

ryan wallace at susan inglett gallery
what i am hoping to be able to afford and my most exciting artist discovery
thomas houseago:how did i not know his work-i love it!!!
the giant by thomas houseago

at hauser&wirth
this piece was a gallery resale but also saw his work at de la cruz collection below

thomas houseago

also thomas houseago

rudolph stingel

wade guyton