The Desert House, 2005. Art, architecture and environmental awareness have been forged together in Marmol-Radziner's custom prototype for their industrially fabricated residential architecture. Recycled steel framing, highly energy-efficient glass, and solar-assisted power add an all-important, eco-friendly element to this milestone achievement. From the two-parcel, nearly 7.5 acre site on which the main house, guest house, studio and nearly 2,400 square feet of outdoor decks reside, broad panoramic vistas across the pool capture the all encompassing desert floor sweeping out to towering Mount San Jacinto and San Gorgonio. While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, future versions of this design may, in fact, be the sincerest form of social responsibility.
I spotted the work of Chelsea James awhile back on another blog. I'm so intrigued by her work.
"Painting is a study of our existence, spirit, and environment, derived from experiences in life. I choose objects that evoke childhood memories, create situations of atmospheric mystery, and bring visual interest through interaction. I’m intrigued by subtle shifts in value and color; yet seek a personal interpretation of the objects rather than a replication. Personality is revealed through the process of painting. Abstract remnants from my process remain visible in the final product. The hand must obey the spirit. "~CBJ
Check out her blog to view more of her work and past/upcoming shows.
Check out my friend Skippy....ahhh scratch that, I mean artist Steven Hull's website. It's pretty cool. Not only does he have an amazing breadth of work, but he's also co-founder of Las Cienegas Projects; an artist-run curatorial project and gallery space focusing on large-scale, collaborative and project-based artworks by emerging and established artists both local and international right here in LA.
"Costes" has created home candles with premium quality beeswax. This candle will gently diffuse its fragrance in your home to evoke the refined ambiance of Costes hotels. This candle is presented in a plumcolour glass. Its "burgundy red" colour recalls somehow the very British atmosphere of the "Costes" hotel, with its wooden panelling and wall colours. This enveloping candle diffuses scents of polished wood, rhum, mahogany, oakmoss, and paprika.