May 31, 2011

M : I : A

Please excuse my absence. I underwent a tonsillectomy last Thursday and everyday since then, I awake hoping that today will be better than the day before. Unfortunately it hasn't felt like that yet.


May 26, 2011

Shepard Fairey Paints

Shepard Fairey paints at Studio No. 2 in Los Angeles.

~via Arkitip, Inc.

May 23, 2011

ACE in your Place

Just found out from SLAMXHYPE that the plaid wool blankets that Pendleton made for the ACE Hotel in NYC are now available to the public. On sale @ shopACE



Standing almost 1 foot tall, Medicom 's KAWS Wooden Companion figure produced in collaboration with furniture house Karimoku. Only 100 will be produced... so "get in there before Pharrell sweeps in and buys one for each of his homes" - Nick from Clutter

via Clutter


May 19, 2011

Robert Indiana : : Chosen LOVE tapestry

Bid on it now @ artnet auctions.


May 18, 2011

Blank City

"BLANK CITY," a new documentary on New York's late '70s "No Wave" movement screens tomorrow in Newport Beach, CA. The film features LYDIA LUNCH, THURSTON MOORE, JAMES CHANCE, DEBBIE HARRY, JIM JARMUSCH, and more. Check the website for additional screenings.



Love these Borneo rattan poufs by Walker Zabriskie made from vintage woven mats.

Where is Wei Wei


May 17, 2011

Fleet Foxes


May 16, 2011


VT Wonen Pop Up

m + e design - owl

quilt by Abigail Newbold via design sponge


May 14, 2011

Barbara Kruger in LA

Lever House Installation 2009

New work by artist Barbara Kruger opens May 14th at L&M Arts.


The Idelic Hour

TVD's The Idelic Hour - Rain or Shine - 5.13.11 by The Vinyl District

Brought to you by TVD and Jon Sidel (my husband). x

May 12, 2011

For Sale...

Richard Neutra's 1955 Kronish House located off Sunset is for sale, listed at $13.995 million. Oh, and it's a fixer upper.

See more here.

~photos via la curbed


May 11, 2011

GJ Chair

Hard to believe this moulded plywood chair was designed in 1963.
Available here.

May 10, 2011

Cero Designs

As of late, I've been toying with the idea of getting both my wrists tattooed with solid black bands. I've always loved cuffs and I'm pretty lazy when it comes to jewelry. I do wear jewelry, but it stays on me for a long time. I seldom wear pieces that I have to remove, so the tattoo idea seems pretty cool. Only thing is that I don't have any tattoos now and I've made this far without getting one and when I told my husband I was thinking about it, he gave me a yukky yuk face. So I've been trying to just give up the whole notion, until......
I saw these really great silver lined, wood veneer cuffs designed by Tadd Sackville-West of Cero Designs at A+R in Venice. They come in Rosewood, Zebrawood, Walnut and Dark Walnut with or without the silver. I got 2 of the Dark Walnut ones and I swear it looks like I have my tattoos.


May 09, 2011

The Extraordinary Difference

Looking forward to checking out Rose Apodaca's 2nd book Fred Hayman - The Extraordinary Difference.

Fred Hayman is an American Revolutionary. By sheer will and his own pocketbook, he radically changed the way the world considered Los Angeles style, how the beauty business operated and magazines smelled, and the potential of retail and branding.

Having grown up in LA since my late teens, just looking at this cover brings back memories of his potently sweet smelling Giorgio fragrance and spicy RED I wore so often back in the late eighties. I couldn't afford to own a bottle, I just used the little samples given to me by a friend that worked at Fred Hayman Beverly Hills. I may not have been making an "extraordinary difference", but I sure smelled like I was. Thanks Fred.


May 06, 2011

Shop the Store :: Lawson Fenning

Patchwork Credenza by Lawson Fenning, Mid-Century Abstract by JJ MicVickers, Pair of Brass 1960's Laurel Lamps

Tobia Scarfa Sofa for Cassina in new cotton twill upholstery, Italy 1960's, Pair of Brutalist Style Floor Lamps in the manner of Paul Evans

Pair of "Milo" Chairs by Lawson Fenning, Custom Walnut Burl Cube by Lawson Fenning

Monte-Verdi Sideboard 1960's, 1970's Print titled "Shorelines" signed

Excel Lamp by Roll and Hill

I was in Lawson and Fenning's Beverly Blvd. location yesterday picking up an Evelyn Ackerman tapestry I just purchased for a client. Fell in love with the pieces above.


May 05, 2011

Happy Cinco De Mayo


May 04, 2011

Crystal Head Vodka

Went to a really great party last Saturday night to celebrate a friend's birthday at his FAB home. It was pretty hard to peel me away from the caviar and Crystal Head Vodka table.

Dan Aykroyd and John Alexander created their "perfect vodka" using a quadruple-distillation process thus making Crystal Head Vodka as pure as vodka can be. The head bottle design was inspired by the archaeological mystery of the 13 found crystal heads, said to be between 5,000 and 35,000 years old and the spiritual qualities and enlightenment they behold and given to those who possess them.


May 03, 2011

Os Gêmeos

Took la familia to opening day of Art in the Streets downtown @MOCA few weeks ago. I have to say my favorite installation was Os Gêmeos. I'm pretty sure Jonah loved it as well.

Os Gêmeos (Portuguese for The Twins) are graffiti artist identical twin brothers (born 1974) from São Paulo, Brazil, whose real names are Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo. They started painting graffiti in 1987 and gradually became a main influence in the local scene, helping to define Brazil's own style. Their work often features yellow-skinned characters - taken from the yellow tinge both of the twins have in their dreams - but is otherwise diverse and ranges from tags to complicated murals. Subjects range from family portraits to commentary on São Paulo's social and political circumstances, as well as Brazilian folklore. Their graffiti style was influenced by both traditional hip hop style and the Brazilian pixação movement. ~From Wikipedia

Oh yeah, that's Joey Krebs AKA The Phantom taking Jon and Jonah's pic.


May 01, 2011

Between Earth and Heaven

One of the visionary architects of the twentieth century, John Lautner designed dramatically innovative buildings with a rare sensitivity to site, vista, and structure...this is the first publication to comprehensively explore his work, including his apprenticeship with Frank Lloyd Wright and the cultural and geographical context of Los Angeles, through an intensive examination of the archives of the John Lautner Foundation. ~Rizzoli

This isn't a new book. It was published by Rizzoli in 2008. I felt inspired to share it after seeing the cover of today's LA Times Magazine "Titans of Design"- Works of perfection from the masters who built up Southern California with vision and style.

I may not live in a Lautner, but do feel fortunate to live nearby the Marmol Radziner’s renovated Garcia House and see it everyday while sitting in my dining room.