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Monthly Archives: June 2017

CA+D got an exclusive look at the new Marciano Art Foundation on an AIA LA Tour, led by Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY Architecture, the firm responsible for taking the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple and turning it into an exquisite arts center. Christine Anderson, Communication Arts + Design, Inc.; Kulapat Yantrasast, wHY Architecture; and Carolyn Campbell, Campbell Communications.

Josh Glass, Principal, Glass Residential Group, Dean Larkin, AIA, Dean Larkin Design and Rob Glass, Principal, Glass Residential Group, enjoy lunch at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Melinda Ritz, set decorator and designer, and Rob Glass, Principal, Glass Residential Group, enjoy lunch at the Ivy at the Shore.

Russ Diamond, Owner/President of Snyder Diamond, Heidi Gerpheide, Publisher of California Homes Magazine and Marc Appleton, Principal at Appleton Partners LLP, enjoy delicious bites and spirited conversation as they toast the 20th anniversary of California Homes Magazine at the gorgeous estate of Xorin Balbes on DeMille Drive.

Russ Diamond of Snyder Diamond and Richard Loring of Fortis 17 CRM Corp enjoy lunch at the FIG at the Fairmont.  

Gayle Anderson of KTLA interviewed artist/developer/architect, Mario Romano, at his Wave House in Venice as part of her new “Home Sweet Home” series. Gayle Anderson, KTLA, and Mario Romano, artist/developer/architect, stand in front of his Wave House in Venice.    

The spring marks the LA Cienega Design Quarter’s annual LEGENDS event.  Held over 3 days, the design celebration includes panels, book signings, parties and several other opportunities for the best of the best in the fields of design, art and architecture to meet and discuss everything design.  This year’s theme was “Your True Colors.”  Designers were asked to create window displays demonstrating novelty and diversity in the windows of LCDQ shops, showrooms… Read More

We rode up 32 floors at 700 Wilshire Blvd to see a recent performance of the American Contemporary Ballet.   The stage is located on a raw, unbuilt floor at the top of this skyscraper with stunning panoramic views of downtown LA.  ACB features historical and contemporary ballet with a narrative story telling component.  Thanks to patron Wayne Ratkovich, ACB has a provocative stage for performing in the sky!  ‘     Prima… Read More

Joseph Spierer, Joseph Spierer Architects, Inc. and Russ Diamond, Snyder Diamond, enjoy lunch at the FIG at the Fairmont.

The most notable and talented designers and architects in the Pasadena area joined Owner/President of Snyder Diamond, Russ Diamond, for a tour of the Pasadena Showcase and dinner at the Langham.  The evening was full of lively conversation.  Especially enjoyable was hearing about everyone’s latest projects.  This year marks the 53rd Pasadena Showcase House.  A ticket for the first year of the Showcase House went for $1.50.  Tickets now go from $35… Read More