November 8 , 2013
DIEM 2013 | #DIEMevent


DIEM: Design Intersects Everything Made is a design symposium presented by the West Hollywood Design District that offers culturally resonating discussions, panels and keynotes from leaders in the fields of design, decorative arts, fashion, architecture and fine arts.

Frances Anderton, Host of KCRW's DnA: Design and ArchitectureThe 2nd Annual DIEM is curated by Frances Anderton, Host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture.

DIEM 2013 was supported by Caeserstone and RODA.


LA Design and the View From Paris:
Breakfast Q&A with Mallery Roberts Morgan

9:30 AM Light Breakfast | 10:00 AM Talk Begins

At a kick-off breakfast for DIEM, Frances Anderton will interview Mallery Roberts Morgan, longtime Paris resident who worked at Paris VOGUE and is the Los Angeles correspondent of AD France (French Architectural Digest). She will talk about her favorite designers in LA, and why her French friends think LA design is trés chic right now.


Frances Anderton

Host of KCRW's DnA: Design and Architecture


Mallery Roberts Morgan

Design Writer and Creative Consultant / Correspondent AD France

Public Access Limited?: LA's New Era
of White-Box Warehouse Galleries

LA’s art scene is undergoing a radical transformation, as evidenced in the growth of blue-chip “warehouse” galleries in the La Brea and Highland area. They are grand and impressive, and bode well for the city’s stature in the global art community -- but what does this upward swing mean for everyday Angeleno art enthusiasts? Is the trend intimidating or inspiring?

Join Art Critic Shana Nys Dambrot for a discussion about how architectural setting informs the experience of art with Coagula founder and gallerist Mat Gleason, Perry Rubenstein, owner of Perry Rubenstein Gallery, and artist Jay Mark Johnson.


Shana Nys Dambrot

Art Critic and Curator, Whitehot, LA Weekly, Flaunt and Artbound


Matt Gleason

Critic and Curator, Coagula Curatorial

Jay Mark Johnson


Perry Rubenstein

Owner, Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Lunch Intermission: Jonathan Skow
Talks about Being Mr Turk

At a lunch for DIEM attendees, Frances Anderton will talk to Jonathan Skow, photographer and husband of designer Trina Turk, who has launched his own line of men’s clothing, Mr Turk. Jonathan will talk about how he went about building the line and the challenge of “balancing sexuality and tastefulness in social media.”


Frances Anderton

Host, KCRW's DnA: Design and Architecture


Jonathan Skow

Clothing Designer, Mr Turk

Copying: Art or Crime?

Copying is a hot-button issue in the design industry today. Ray Azoulay, owner of Obsolete, Bianca Bosker, Executive Tech Editor for Huffington Post and author of Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China will address the legal, moral and cultural issues surrounding copying with design and media consultant Marissa Gluck.


Marissa Gluck

Director, Huge Ideas


Ray Azoulay

Owner and Founder, Obsolete

Bianca Bosker

Tech Editor, Huffington Post/ Author, Original Copies: Mimicry In China

What Do You Think?:
Roundtable with DIEM Attendees

In a break from the usual panel format, Frances Anderton will host a dialogue between all DIEM attendees about a hot topic. DIEM will pose a challenging question to attendees, who will break out into groups and discuss, then share conclusions with the crowd. The question will not be announced in advance and will be based on issues that have emerged in the course of the day.


Frances Anderton

Host, KCRW's DnA: Design and Architecture


DIEM Guests

Art Photography in the Age of Instagram

DIEM will conclude with a panel discussion at Leica’s glam new superstore on Beverly at Robertson. Charles Phoenix, hilarious and brilliant "Ambassador of Americana," will moderate a conversation about fine art photography in the age of the smartphone -- with Patricia Lanza, director of talent & content at Annenberg Space for Photography, and Cristopher Lapp, fashion and celebrity photographer and author of Instant Gratification - 21st Century Art and the Mobile Phone.


Charles Phoenix

Pop Culture Humorist


Patricia Lanza

Director of Talent & Content, Annenberg Space for Photography

Cristopher Lapp

Photographer/ Author, Instant Gratification - 21st Century Art and the Mobile Phone