CA+D Presents: Designophile


The grand opening of Richard Landry‘s new office in West Los Angeles on June 4 was a celebration for the entire design industry. Guests included Snyder Diamond, Haefele Design and Rohl plumbing fixtures among other design vendors. This standing room only event held 250 of the industry’s top leaders. Pictured (TOP) L to R: Russ Diamond, Laurie Haefele, Richard Landry, James Magni, Kirk Nix, Laurie Haefele; Pictured (LEFT) L to R: Kirk… Read More

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

We had a wonderful time at Westweek 2015 at the Pacific Design Center! Highlights included the Architectural Digest keynote panel, the book signing with California Homes Magazine, the social media panel at Crestron Electronics with Design Milk and Christian May, selfie sticks with Domaine Magazine at the Reagan Hayes showroom, Seon Ghi Bahk’s charcoal art at CMay gallery,  cocktails at Janus et Cie, posing with Mary McDonald and her gorgeous floral textiles… Read More

Snyder Diamond, the venerable designer kitchen and bath company of Southern California, transformed its Santa Monica showroom into a showcase for the senses on October 18, 2014. Luminaries of the design and architecture community joined in celebrating president Russ Diamond on the company’s remarkable 65 years in business. Tableaus of top-of-the-line cooking ranges and polished bath vignettes were transformed into a spectacular music-revue floor show complete with classic, jazz and rock bands,… 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!

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.

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

All Coast Construction was honored at the 44th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards earlier this month. The gala luncheon, hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council on June 4, 2014, drew hundreds of the region’s leading architects, designers and building professionals. More than 35 world-class projects from across the architectural spectrum were recognized at the Beverly Hilton for design excellence and community impact. All Coast Construction is the Construction Sponsor for Architecture and Design Museum… Read More