CA+D Presents: Designophile


On May 21, over 50 designers and architects gathered for an elegant evening on the patio of West Hollywood’s  a.o.c. wine bar to mark the success of the second phase of “100 Fontane: Fantini for Africa.” The humanitarian effort, spearheaded by the Italian kitchen and bath company leader Daniela Fantini, delivers clean and safe water to Burundi, Masango, Africa, one of the planet’s poorest regions. Guests including Steven Ehrlich, Michael Berman and… Read More

Russ Diamond was a Monument Sponsor this year at the Los Angeles Conservancy 2014 Preservation Awards at the Millennium Biltmore. We invited several of our design and architecture colleagues to join us to celebrate. It was a terrific afternoon, and as the Ace Hotel was one of the winners, we all opted to go take a tour of the downtown L.A. hotel in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for pictures of that coming soon!

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