Friday, April 17, 2015

Hinterland :: A Coastal Cuisine Restaurant in Santa Monica

Led by New York restaurateurs Matthew Hechter and Chris Brandon, along with local partner Arsen Vaszquez and minority owner Joe Jonas (former band member of the pop-rock band the Jonas Brothers), this New American eatery on Main Street Santa Monica features an elegant and minimal interior design. In the kitchen, Chef Maximilian DiMare and team created an approachable menu inspired by Charleston and Savannah cuisine. Here's your first look inside.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

My HQ As Art (Revisited) :: 2015

This week, we take a look at some of the most creative, collaborative, and innovative workspaces from around the world.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Beach Cottage Transformed

An American classic lies behind the privacy hedge and white picket fence: A truly unique compound newly reinterpreted by Roy McMakin, American sculptor, designer and craftsman of furniture. Double doors lead to the great room with stone hearth, white oak floors and clerestory skylight. Finely lacquered cabinetry with Amish touches define the kitchen with 2 sinks, bluestone & butcherblock counters. A Dutch door opens to the side garden and after-beach shower. The master suite encompasses more McMakin furnishings, master bath and two closets. Adjacent den/study, convertible to bedroom, leads to the rear garden where an ancient sycamore overhangs and protects an outdoor dining room, fountain and fire pit all paved in old brick. The companion structure houses a large studio or media room with fireplace, bar, bedroom, bath and laundry with room for a gym. Hot tub and barbecue included. All very private, green and quiet.

338 East Rustic Road, Santa Monica
for sale - $2,749,000
contact us to request a showing :: 310.275.1000

Presented by Mike Deasy and Isabelle Mizrahi

Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Boy’s Suite :: Main House :: Concept Builders :: Photography by Carolyn Reyes
Walk the grounds of this English Tudor with Craftsmen elements during this year's showcase. Built in 1910 and designed by Fernand Parmentier, the estate features designs from 17 interior designers and 7 exterior ones.

When: Sunday, 4/19 - Sunday, 5/17
Where: 100 W Walnut St. Pasadena

Purchase tickets here.

Guest Bedroom Suite :: Carriage House :: G.H. Wood Design

Artist’s Retreat :: Main House :: Dana Triano Designs

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tour Through The Restoration at Downtown LA's Historic Rosslyn Hotel

Historic Rosslyn Hotel
In 2010, the non-profit SRO Housing Corporation bought the historic Rosslyn Hotel annex in Downtown Los Angeles. Designed by City Hall architect John Parkinson, the building has been fully restored to its 1923 Beaux-Arts style. It accommodates 264 units of single-room occupancy housing, with over 100 units reserved for homeless veterans. Here’s a look inside.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Art & Design of Coachella (Revisited) :: 2015

Escape Velocity :: Poetic Kineticsn
The 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back at it again. This week, we take a look at some of last year's captivating art installations.

Cryochrome :: James Peterson

Becoming Human :: Christian Ristow

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

B.S. Taqueria :: Chef Ray Garcia's Taco Spot in Downtown

B.S. Taqueria :: Photography by Wonho Frank Lee
Designed by award-winning Los Angeles based design studio - All the Bells & Whistles - B.S. Taqueria features strong color lines, dangling molinillos (chocolate stirrers), and a magical rear dining area that shares the charm of your abuelita's patio. The first of a Downtown pair of Alta California cuisine concepts by Chef Ray Garcia, here's a quick peek inside.

Ruben S. Ojeda, Architects :: Studio by Koning Eizenberg Architecture

This home and studio for two visual artists is located on one of Santa Monica’s most desirable streets North of Wilshire, a short walk to the boutiques and restaurants that make Montana Avenue the city’s premiere shopping neighborhood. Architect Ruben Ojeda has transformed the original 1920’s bungalow, adding a second story and raising the ceiling to 22 feet, a few simple moves that subtly reference the original design yet give the resulting composition its own distinctly Modern flair. Hexagonal floor tile and ceramic pedestal sinks maintain a historical context, while the exposed structure, white walls and stainless steel appliances move the home into the present. Tall doors, transom windows and numerous skylights flood the interior with natural light, and hardwood floors lend warmth throughout. A large outdoor sleeping porch and various private patios connect the interior of the home to the drought-tolerant native landscape outside. A separate 2-story art studio by Koning Eizenberg Architecture has multiple uses: home office, guest house, working shop. 

3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, 2,401 square foot main house plus 1,200 square foot studio.

906 Princeton Street, Santa Monica
for sale - $2,495,000
contact us to request a showing :: 310.275.1000

Presented by Brian Linder and Scott King :: deasy/penner&partners

Friday, April 3, 2015

A Glimpse at Brazil's Evolving Architecture

Casa JE :: Humberto Hermeto
In a series launched four months ago, we looked at the slew of new architectural projects in Los Angeles and New York City. Today, we take an international look at the many new (and old) architectural projects in Brazil.
Brazilian Museum of Sculpture :: Paulo Mendes da Rocha

House 6 :: Marcio Kogan

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