Friday, March 27, 2015

Magnolia House :: A Craftsman Cocktail Bar on Lake Ave

From the founders of Gus’ BBQ on Fair Oaks Avenue, John and Chris Bicos’ turn the Magnolia House into Pasadena’s new hot spot. Made up of a 1912 Craftsman bungalow on South Lake Avenue, this is their most recent restaurant venture and first craft cocktail establishment. Led by executive chef Kyu Yi, the Magnolia House also features critically acclaimed mixologist Evan Zimmerman helming the bar, who helped create the programs at Portland’s The Woodsman and Laurelhurst Market. Here's a peek inside.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Kinneloa Canyon Mid-Century Modern View Home

Great design transcends time and this 1966 Mid-Century Modern view home in gated Kinneloa Canyon designed by Dwight K Anderson & Frank L Walton is the perfect example. Vaulted beamed ceilings highlight the expansive views from the picture windows which overlook the turquoise egg-splat pool, fire pit and drought tolerant landscaping.A formal living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and two baths are on the main floor. Downstairs is a second family room with wet bar, laundry, 1/2 bath and bonus room all leading outdoors. The living room and two of the bedrooms open onto the top deck and stairs lead down to the back yard, perfect for Southern California indoor-outdoor living. The living room and entry feature original beautifully restored terrazzo floors and a bouquet canyon stone fireplace. Bamboo and polished concrete floors compliment the rest of the home. The kitchen has been updated with stainless appliances and black granite counters. This gracious home also features two fireplaces, attached two car garage with modern glass garage door, private patio off the third bedroom with its own entrance, tall ceilings, bountiful sunlight, privacy and gorgeous sunsets.

2044 Cricklewood Path, Pasadena
for sale - $1,425,000
contact us to request a showing ::626.683.0777

Presented by Jennifer Parker-Stanton :: deasy/penner&partners

Hélène Binet :: A New Exhibition at the Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery

Mounted at the Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery in Hollywood, Swiss-French architectural photographer Hélène Binet's work focuses on striking black-and-white images shot on traditional film. Binet used lighting to heighten the drama when capturing works of architecture such as varied Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi Museum in Rome and Peter Zumthor’s Therme Vals spa in Switzerland. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My Theatre As Art

Wuxi Grand Theatre :: Jiangsu, China
From the historic Castro Theatre to a newly revamped Kuopio City Theatre in Finland, this week we take a look at some inspiring takes on the classic theatre.
Castro Theatre :: San Francisco, CA

TCL Chinese Theatre :: Los Angeles, CA

deasy/penner Welcomes

deasy/penner proudly welcomes our newest partner, Heather Scherbert.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams :: A Dessert Shop in Los Feliz

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams :: Photography by Wonho Frank Lee
The popular Midwestern dessert shop, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, is now open for business in Los Feliz. Led by founder Jeni Britton, this shop will be the first left coast addition to the growing brand. Here's a look inside.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tour Through Apple's Most Innovative Stores Around the World

IFC Mall :: Shanghai, China
This week, we take a look at Apple's signature minimalist store designs from around the globe. 

1415 Third Street Promenade :: Santa Monica, CA

Passeig de Gràcia :: Barcelona, Spain

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Continental :: A New Toluca Lake Restaurant

Formerly a Mo's Fine Food restaurant, the newly opened Continental is a classy Toluca Lake eatery that has been transformed into a wood-paneled beauty with elements of mid-century and early 20th century Arts & Crafts styling. Led by partners Jay Sadofsky and chef Jesse Genovese, the duo have added a new cocktail program, curated by Doug LeGambina from Spin The Bottle Wine Studio. Here's a peak inside.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Farralone Estate :: William Pereira, Architect

The Kennedy Center, The Transamerica Pyramid Building, the original LACMA, CBS Television City, Disneyland Hotel, the “Theme Building” at LAX, the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, and Pepperdine University – all designed by one of America’s pre-eminent architects, Mr. William Pereira.

Now we invite you to see one of the few single-family residences this master architect ever designed. Built in 1949, the Farralone Estate is perfectly perched atop a supremely private promontory that has 360 degree panoramic views, enjoying a meticulously selected position to maximize enormous views of the Valley’s undulating hills and Santa Susana majestic jagged mountains. Built for the heir to the Chase Manhattan Bank fortune, and home to some of the most famous people in the world.

Walls of glass allow constant natural light. The timeless clean lines make this a modern classic. Fantastic for large-scale and sophisticated entertaining, while preserving a wonderful sense of intimate awe at how a house can be both a home, and a piece of living art.

9361 Farralone Avenue, Chatsworth
for sale - $7,500,000
contact us to request a showing :: 310.275.1000

Presented by Craig Knizek :: The Agency

Pasadena Art Center College of Design Alum Conceives Starbucks Roastery

Pasadena Art Center College of Design alum Andre Kim, a senior concept design manager at Starbucks, uses his creative instinct to help transform the java giant’s identity. Here’s a look at how he builds the ultimate coffee fantasyland.

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