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Monthly Archives: July 2014

On Monday, June 23, we were in attendance when Snyder Diamond president Russ Diamond and architect Steven Ehrlich presented “Modern Makeovers for Optimum Resale: with kitchens that turn up the heat and baths that make a splash.” The presentation, hosted by Aaroe Architectural, was impressive to say the least.

The 2014 A+D Museum Gala, “Celebrate,” featured a fabulous fashion show of designer beach-clad models with architecturally-inspired surf attire, surfboards and skateboards. All items were available for auction, including spectacular paintings, photographs and coveted arch tours, such as an afternoon tour with Pritzker Prize-winning Thom Mayne and his latest architectural project, Emerson College on Sunset Blvd.

Over one hundred guests attended “Modern Design on the Coast” which kicked off this year’s Dwell on Design LA, the largest design event in America. Presented by the American Society of Interior Designers, the panel featured design editor and high-end interior design producer Vanessa Kogevinas, who moderated the event; Malibu’s signature architect Doug Burdge, AIA, of Burdge & Associates Architects, Inc.; luxury builder Michael Grosswendt of All Coast Construction; and noted interior… Read More

The latest news from Christine’s desk is from Ruth Bachofner Gallery: Ruth Bachofner Gallery is pleased to announce Seismic Light, an exhibition of paintings by artist Douglas C. Bloom. The show opens on Saturday, July 26, 2014, with a reception for the artist from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibition will feature Bloom’s new series of idealized landscape paintings, which focus on the visual energy produced by light in the natural landscape…. Read More

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows recently unveiled Bungalow One, three former bungalows that have been joined seamlessly into one sprawling poolside retreat. Designed by our friend Michael Berman, it is the most stunning example of “Barefoot Luxury.” “I wanted this to be more like staying in a personal guest home of a really great beach house,” Berman told Robb Report, which collaborated with the hotel on the project and showcases it in… Read More

Throughout the year, we bring special VIP design guests to Soli Besharat’s West Hollywood location of SOLI Architectural Surfaces for product previews and a weekly happy hour in his beautiful designer kitchen. We often end up talking tile, food, travel, architecturally inspired tiles and mosaics and the latest and greatest from the L.A. design industry.