Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Modern Macrame: The Ace Hotel


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This weekend in Palm Springs I kept finding myself at The Ace Hotel’s King’s Highway for breakfast. Not only is the breakfast divine, but the awesome take on macrame kept cracking me up. From the outside, you get a big clue of what the lobby has in store for you:

Even the globe lights’ cords were wrapped in rope. It’s a small detail that really catches the eye.

I didn’t get too many great shots, but I’ll try to share some more with you later!


Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

P.S. Speaking of L.A. …


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…Richard Neutra’s former home, one of the only buildings of his open to the public, needs a whole lot of help. I’m surprised none of the stars are stepping up, because I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: When Hollywood types like to talk like they know something about architecture they say they love Neutra, and when they really think they’re being impressive, they say they love Lautner. This place needs Pamela Anderson to swoop in with a big fat check. I think Diane Keaton’s into FLW and Brad Pitt’s off working on architecture that actually houses real people. I’m out of ideas. Anyway, so far no one has stepped up, so to find out more about what’s going on with this Silver Lake gem and how you can help, click here.

photo by David Hartwell via Preservation Magazine


Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Own a Greene and Greene in L.A.


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The last remaining residence still standing in L.A. by Greene and Greene is for sale. Standing technically within the city boundaries, that is. Sorry the picture is so small; I can’t seem to find one anywhere online that is not Lillipution. The Lucy E. Wheeler House was built in 1905 and it’s on the market for $775,000. If you’re interested, check out all of the details here.


Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Designer Tag Sale in L.A. on Saturday


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This just in from the fabulous Vanessa de Vargas of TurquoiseLA. If you are in L.A. this weekend, be sure to catch this sale!

We are delighted to invite you to our premier designer tag sale, a HIGH-END DESIGNER SHOPPING EVENT!! Please feel free to forward this to your friends and contacts!!

The Designer Tag Sale is an interior designer yard sale/tag sale organized by interior designer Vanessa De Vargas and design editor Vanessa Kogevinas. Hosted by entrepreneur Amy Swift (SMARTY.), the sale will feature over ten top Los Angeles designers selling items from their personal inventories including small furniture such as side-tables, lamps, rugs, pillows, art, accessories and more at incredibly low prices! Nothing will be over $200 and prices will run as low as $5.

Designers include Molly Luetkemeyer, Ron Woodson, Jamie Rummerfield, Lindsey Dann Miller, Vanessa De Vargas, Paula Smail, Carla Lane, Jennifer Culp, Michelle Workman, Krista Ewart, Kelly Van Patter, Erica Islas, Jonamor Décor, Stephanie Visser and Cory Pernicano.

Confirmed vendors are Sobe, Elixir G, New Editions, and Yelp who will be participating as a media sponsor.

Free gift bags will be offered to the first thirty attendees and will include items from Henry Road, Bueller Designs, Blue Pool Road, Yelp, Fauna Pet and C Magazine’s newest issue!

There will also be a raffle with gifts from Apartment Therapy, Kreme wallpaper and Anney Friday Jewelry. Complimentary entertainment will include Elixir G Margaritas, Yvonne’s Gluten-Free Cookies, light passed appetizers and beauty treatments. DJ New Berlin will be spinning.

Any non-purchased/left-over designer inventory will be donated to Biet T’Shuvah, a local Venice residential treatment, spiritual and education center.

The Designer Tag Sale will also feature free mini-consultations and appraisals by designers so we ask that you bring pictures of your home and furniture items if you wish to participate.

Entry fee is $10. Cash only please.

We look forward to your participation and support, and thank all of our participants, without whom this event would not be possible!

Check out our blog for websites and more info!!


Designer Tag Sale logo and invitation designed by Tatiana Kogevinas.
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Thursday, May 29th, 2008

11th Annual Art & Design Walk, West Hollywood


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Art & Design WalkUpon the event that you are in West Hollywood this Saturday, put on your swankiest designer walking gear (ha!) and head to the 11th Annual Art & Design Walk. This is the must-do event on the calendar of style conscious Angelenos and is staged along Melrose Avenue and Robertson and Beverly Boulevards—the favorite shopping destinations for LA’s celebrity and design elite.

The skinny:

what: 11th Annual Avenues of Art & Design Art Walk, a mile long open house of over 300 fashion boutiques, interior design/furniture showrooms, fine art/antique galleries and restaurants. Over 90 events, including exclusive receptions, personal appearances, food and entertainment hosted by individual showrooms, shopping discounts and other special surprises.

where: Along Melrose Avenue, and Robertson and Beverly Boulevards

when: Saturday, May 31, 2008. 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

how much? Free! Meters on the Avenues will not be enforced during the event.

For the full scoop check out the Avenues of Art & Design website.