I'm taking a brief vacation from DESIGNwatcher for the time being and directing my blogging focus toward Tomboy Style. Back soon I hope! —LGM
Aug 10, 2011
Jul 5, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
I just got back from this year's Dwell on Design exhibition in downtown Los Angeles, which was a pretty good showing! The guy up there in the Sleeper get-up is spray painting the rhythm of random people's heart beats and then auctioning off the artwork for charity. Here are few pics of items and designs that caught my eye.
A+R's genius Hot-Pot BBQ by Black + Blum and great wireless portable speakers also at the A+R booth.
Rewired and re-purposed shoe lamps (?) and Heath's house number plates, which are to die for.
Minimalist loose-leaf tea strainer and ceramic speakers by Joey Roth.
Molo Design's lighting booth was pretty dreamy and loved this pendant cage lamp.
Public Bikes out in full-force!
LOVED these cast honey bears by Lesley Anton. So cute!
Nice lookin' hammocks. Nice lamp?
Charley Harper + Todd Oldham, so great.
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Last Friday I drove down to a neighborhood near San Pedro (where the 405 and 110 meet) and bought two 1950s Chippendale chairs (see above left photo). The cushions were beat and the fabric covering them...was, how do I say, a total nightmare. But I knew these were a great deal and had real potential once the cushions were redone. Today I picked them up from the fabric guy and...tada, new living room chairs at a livable price!
Jun 15, 2011
My friend Larissa over at Suite NY turned me on to their Pink Swan project this morning. 19 designers, architects and fashion icons were given the iconic Fritz Hansen Swan Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 to customize. The chairs will be auctioned on charitybuzz.com and proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Hot puppies.