MAK Tour 2016: A Peek Into 9 Modern LA Homes

MAK Tour 2016: A Peek Into 9 Modern LA Homes

On October 2nd, we had the pleasure of going on the 2016 MAK Tour in our local neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles. The self-guided tour took us through nine homes that are all great examples of modernist architecture and were designed by a handful of architects, some of whom, like Schindler and Lautner, are very well-known for their iconic buildings in Los Angeles... 

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10 Must-Have Mid-Century Modern Living Room Pieces

10 Must-Have Mid-Century Modern Living Room Pieces

As I mentioned in a previous post about some of my design consulting work, I've recently been working on some concepts for an office interior.  This design was slated for the lobby but I think it can be equally successful when repurposed for a Mad-Men-esque living room...  

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15 Must-Have Items for Any Industrial Modern Office

15 Must-Have Items for Any Industrial Modern Office

Much of my time lately has been spent consulting on all sorts of design (architectural, interior, graphic, etc.) and some of the projects have been quite fun.  I've always loved sourcing furniture looks and I was recently asked to come up with some inspiration boards for a creative R&D tech firm's new office...  

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Bright Ideas to Brighten Your Home

Bright Ideas to Brighten Your Home

This past week, my family experienced a huge loss when my grandmother passed away. She's been perhaps the largest guiding force in my life, more of a parent than a grandparent really, and is largely responsible for where I am today.  Overall, we've been focusing on celebrating her life and amazing spirit.  Since her passing, we've taken time to reflect on the great memories we shared with her, sort through lots of great old pictures, and unearth some pretty amazing historical documents and family records...

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100-Day Project: Day 3 - Office

100-Day Project: Day 3 - Office

The prompt today was: Office. I immediately thought of Don Draper's office on Mad Men and decided to use that as inspiration. I'm hoping my own creative studio will eventually be a Mad Men/Trader Sam's hybrid as I mentioned in my post about my ideal Creative Office Decor...  

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100-Day Project: Day 1 - Lighting Fixtures

100-Day Project: Day 1 - Lighting Fixtures

A couple of weeks ago, in my post 100-Day Project: Time to Make! I mentioned that I was going to participate in The 100-Day Project hosted by The Great Discontent and Ella Luna. 

Since then I've been narrowing down my options and I've finally arrived at one: textile designs.  I've had some product and furniture design projects in mind but haven't found exactly the right fabrics for them so I've really gotten into the idea of designing my own.  

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100-Day Project: Time to Make!

100-Day Project: Time to Make!

My friend (and studio neighbor) Sacha Baumann just posted the Ella Luna: 100-Day Project up on her studio's Facebook page and it looks great!  It starts April 6 and end July 14 and encourages creatives to make one thing a day and post about it for each and every one of those 100 days... 

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A Tour of the Sheats Goldstein Residence

A Tour of the Sheats Goldstein Residence

This weekend we took a private tour of the Sheats Goldstein Residence that was set-up by the Association for Women in Architecture + Design.  I've seen some opportunities to tour the house in the past but finally decided to check it out!  I had been impressed with Lautner's design for the home from countless photos I've seen before but had never really looked into learning too much about it, which allowed for quite a few pleasant surprises along the way...

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10 Great Green Products to Brighten Up Your Life

10 Great Green Products to Brighten Up Your Life

Today, I figured I'd aptly share my favorite thing about St. Patrick's Day.  Some people love the beer or the corned beef & cabbage or even the parades that spring up around the country (I feel like not in LA though...huh?), but I'm really just a fan of the unapologetic celebration of my favorite color - green! On that note, I've decided to round up ten of the (green) products that I've stumbled across in celebration of this March 17th...

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Tiki and Mid-Century Modern Inspired Creative Office Decor

Tiki and Mid-Century Modern Inspired Creative Office Decor

Now that the studio I rent at Keystone Art Space has become my full-time office, I'm motivated to get it into shape to be both functional and inspirational.  I eventually want it to have a great mid-century modern tropical tiki vibe...think Trader Sam's meets Mad Men. So far I've managed to source some unique pieces that fit within the theme...

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