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An Artisan Lover’s Delight: A Street Af(Fair) “East Meets West”

The West Hollywood Design District and Parachute Market teamed up to produce an outdoor marketplace reminiscent of classic European street fairs, bringing the Eastside design community to meet the Westside, in the heart of the West Hollywood Design District on Saturday, April 30th.

West Hollywood Design District A Street Af(fair) on April 30, 2016 (Photo by Inae Bloom/Guest of a Guest)

West Hollywood Design District A Street Af(fair) on April 30, 2016 (Photo by Claire Bloom/Guest of a Guest)

The fair took place on N. Almont Drive and included environmental design, music, and food for seminal pairing of Los Angeles’ finest in design. Check out the photos below, and click here to view our full gallery!

West Hollywood Design District A Street Af(fair) on April 30, 2016 (Photo by Inae Bloom/Guest of a Guest)

West Hollywood Design District A Street Af(fair) on April 30, 2016 (Photo by Inae Bloom/Guest of a Guest)

West Hollywood Design District A Street Af(fair) on April 30, 2016 (Photo by Inae Bloom/Guest of a Guest)

West Hollywood Design District A Street Af(fair) on April 30, 2016 (Photo by Inae Bloom/Guest of a Guest)

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It’s an Affair Not to Be Missed: A Street Af(Fair)

The West Hollywood Design District and Parachute Market are producing an outdoor marketplace reminiscent of classic European street fairs, bringing the Eastside design community to meet the Westside, in the heart of the West Hollywood Design District. The Parachute Market team will curate the event for the West Hollywood Design District, taking place April 30, 2016 on North Almont Drive between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard.

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Parachute Market’s Creative Director, Coryander Friend, has given each edition of the fair a thematic concept around which the show is developed, curating the space itself, referential to the theme alongside the exhibitors to create a spatial conversation for the patron to ponder. Past Parachute Market participants include Atelier De Troupe, Clare Vivier, JF Chen, Matin, Please Do Not Enter, Reform Gallery, The Window and more. Parachute Market began in 2013, and has produced half a dozen pop-up markets, making it an established curator of craft markets.

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The design fair will honor the two historic and influential design movements of Southern California: European inspired Hollywood glamour, and California Modernism, as they are exhibited today in the current Los Angeles designer and maker community. The fair will bring some of the best of the Eastside and Westside design community to the West Hollywood Design District for a European-style street fair with California flavor, including environmental design, music, libations and food for seminal pairing of Los Angeles’ finest in design.

For more information, please head to www.AStreetAffair.com.

 

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2016 April 25
Roche Bobois
8850 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
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Auction Alert: Aaron Axelrod’s Roche Bobois Pieces

Aaron Axelrod‘s mixed media creation from the DIEM 2015 Opening Night Party at Roche Bobois – West Hollywood will be placed on auction through The Art of Elysium on April 28th. The auction will go live on Paddle8.

DIEM Talks Design 2015 Opening Party at Roche Bobois. November 12, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

Harnessing the notion and theme for DIEM 2015 – “The Future is Now” – artist Aaron Axelrod and Roche Bobois collaborated to showcase a live two-hour performance art piece in the West Hollywood Design District’s Roche Bobois showroom.


Accompanying the performance was a live solo harpist who played in tandem while Axelrod created his mixed media painting across the four panels – 8 x 20 – and two Roche Bobois Badiane Armchairs.

DIEM Talks Design 2015 Opening Party at Roche Bobois. November 12, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

DIEM Talks Design 2015 Opening Party at Roche Bobois. November 12, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

 

Roche Bobois
8850 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
310-274-6520
2016 March 31
Poltrona Frau
8950 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood
(310) 858-1433
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A Celebration of Talent: MAISON&OBJET at Poltrona Frau

On Tuesday, March 29th, the Los Angeles design community gathered at Poltrona Frau to celebrate the Rising Talent of the West Coast for MAISON&OBJET Americas.

M&O West Coast Designer Celebration at Poltrona Frau

M&O West Coast Designer Celebration at Poltrona Frau

The special gathering, sponsored by LIGNE GROUP and the West Hollywood Design District, honored Ben Medansky and his work in ceramic design.

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Ben Medansky

View more photos below by Carolina Korman Photography:

M&O West Coast Designer Celebration at Poltrona Frau

M&O West Coast Designer Celebration at Poltrona Frau

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Ben Medansky receiving his award from Gaston Isoldi

Ben Medansky Ceramics

Photo Credit: Carolina Korman

Poltrona Frau
8950 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood
(310) 858-1433
2016 March 31

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8833 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood
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Larger Than Life: Luxury Living Expands in the WHDD

The Italian luxury brand Luxury Living Group, which specializes in the production and distribution of high quality furniture, chose the heart of the West Hollywood Design District to relocate its new showroom.

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Luxury Living Opens New Showroom in West Hollywood

With this change of address, from Robertson Boulevard to the more central 8833 Beverly Boulevard in the West Hollywood Design District, Luxury Living Group presents a flagship store designed by its internal team which is totally developed on a ground level covering a surface of more than 9,500 sf. The display includes all the main proposals of the Fendi Casa, Bentley Home, Trussardi Casa and Paul Mathieu brands.

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Corey Pernicano, Thomas Lavin, David Dalton, Thomas Diehl

This furniture boutique is the expression of a contemporary lifestyle with a refined and eclectic mood, and is enriched by fresh tones and precious materials.

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Luxury Living Opens New Showroom in West Hollywood

The showroom, conceived to welcome architects, interior decorators and designers, provides a complete view of the Luxury Living Group production, assuring an excellent design service and customer assistance.

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Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan Photography

Luxury Living Group
8833 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood
2016 March 20
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Melrose Avenue
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Oui Oui! Two New Restaurants Bring Flavor to the District

Two highly anticipated restaurants are opening their doors this March on Melrose Avenue. Located near many notable design district eateries, Au Fudge and Le Relais de l’Entrecote will bring both flavor and fun to the block.

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Owned by Jessica Biel and designer Estee Stanley, Au Fudge is an organic, kid-friendly restaurant concept that will begin lunch service on March 4, 2016. Featuring an indoor tree house and marketplace, Au Fudge caters to both kids and parents alike. The airy, white design of the restaurant creates a welcoming atmosphere to enjoy fresh fare. The team intends to offer programming and activities  to make it “LA’s very first premium social club for families.”

 

Visit Au Fudge:
9010 Melrose Avenue

West Hollywood, CA 90069

 

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2. Le Relais De l’Entrecôte

 

The rumors are true… The infamous Parisian steak frites restaurant is opening its first US restaurant in the design district! Expect the same menu (steak frites with a side green salad) and lively atmosphere that the Parisian restaurant offers. Le Relais De l’Entrecôte will be opening its doors on Monday, March 7th. Stay tuned!

 

Visit Le Relais De l’Entrecôte:
8755 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

 

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2016 February 26
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Loud and Proud: A Bold Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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While there may be plenty of ways this Valentine’s to show someone your love, we’re certain that these bold gifts available in the West Hollywood Design District will help get the message across.  Adorn your loved one’s home, arm, or head this holiday with one of these items from our gift guide below. And yes, you can thank us later.

 

  1. Exclusive Sexy Red Lip Pillow Case; $100; Available at Duroque, 634 1/2 N Roberton Blvd

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The Robertson Boulevard boutique offers home décor and furnishings that embody all that West Hollywood is: hip, modern and forward, sprinkled with a taste of nostalgia from Hollywood’s glamorous golden age. Help your giftee make a statement on couch or bed with this loud pillow, or peruse Duroque’s Valentine’s Day Gift Shop to find the perfect piece for them.

 

2. “To The Moon and Back” Neon by Lauren Baker; Price upon request; Available at Art Angels, 9020 Beverly Blvd

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There’s no better way to tell someone you ‘love them to the moon and back’ than through a limited edition neon. Art Angels, who recently relocated to a stellar new space at 9020 Beverly Boulevard Unit B, specialize in finding the perfect statement piece. Check out their killer Instagram account for more gift-giving inspiration.

3. Bel Air Smoothing Conditioner by R+Co, $25, Available at Selects, 8908 Melrose Ave

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For the animal-loving, environmentalist that appreciates a good hair day, R+Co’s smoothing conditioner will make the perfect gift. Formulated without parabens and sulfates, this vegetarian, cruelty-free product softens the hair and keeps itgrowing  healthy. If you want to couple it with a shampoo, mousse, balm or spray, head to Selects Apothecary for a mix of carefully curated beauty products.

 

4. Love Moschino Bag, $250; Available at Moschino, 8933 Beverly Blvd

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For the fashionista in your life, gift her a red, faux-leather handbag that matches Cupid’s holiday color palette. Check out the Moschino store on Beverly Boulevard and choose from an array of statement pieces to make the outfit whole.

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2016 February 6

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Hollywood Glamour: WHDD Beauty Party

Beauty enthusiasts joined the West Hollywood Design District for an evening of all things glam, hosted by Maxine Tatlonghari of Vanity Girl Hollywood, at the Phyllis Morris showroom.

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Guests enjoyed makeup application by MAC Cosmetics, blowdrys by Andy Lecompte Salon, manicures & mini-facials Kinara Skin Care Clinic and Spa, hair color consultations by Marco Pelusi Hair Studio Inc. and hair extension demos by Bellami Beauty Bar.

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Thank you Zinque, Du Vin Wine & Spirits and Domino Magazine for your support. Click here to view all event photos. Photo Credit: Carolina Korman.

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2016 January 28
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LA Marathon 2016 Road Closures

The 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon will be making its way through West Hollywood on Sunday, February 14, 2016.

Sunset Strip Half Marathon brings runners through the Design District

Please note the following road closures occurring February 14th from 4:00am-2:00pm. 

  1. Sunset  Boulevard between Marmont Lane and Clark Street/North San Vicente Boulevard will be closed on Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 4: 00 a. m. to 2: 00 p.m.
  2. North San Vicente Boulevard between Sunset Boulevard and Melrose Avenue will be closed on Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 4: 00 a. m. to 2: 00 p. m.
  3. Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and North Doheny Drive will be closed on Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 4:00 a. m. to 2: 00 p. m.
  4. North Doheny Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Boulevard will be closed on Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 4: 00 a. m. to 2: 00 p.m.

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For more information, please head to the City of West Hollywood’s website here.

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2016 January 22
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4 Ways to Spend ‘El Nino Days’ in the WHDD

Wet weather got you down? While getting around California’s most walkable city on foot may be less desirable, exploring the West Hollywood Design District still holds the same allure. From renowned art galleries to cozy coffee shops, the design district is the perfect locale to enjoy a rainy day in LA.

 

1. Get Inspired

De Re Gallery, in the West Hollywood Design District

De Re Gallery, in the West Hollywood Design District

While grey clouds and overcast skies are a rarity in LA, it does provide the opportunity to seek inspiration, indoors. The design district boasts 20 art galleries, each uniquely distinct from one another. Visit renowned and established fine art galleries, such as Denenberg Fine Arts and Louis Stern Fine Arts.

To view more recent works of contemporary and emerging artists, check out De Re Gallery‘s Tania Dibbs’ We Were Here exhibit opening January 14th (details here), or make a stop by 101/Exhibit‘s newest exhibition space, opening its doors January 16th with Ian Ingram’s Ash and Oil show (details here).

 

2. Get Rejuvenated

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The Face Bar, West Hollywood Design District’s newest business

Brighten your gloomy day with a little self-indulgence at one of the district’s many spas. From the A-list celebrity hot spot Kinara Skin Care Clinic and Spa to the quant and cozy Lulur Day Spa and Ma Masion De Beaute, WHDD offers some of the city’s best urban oases. For those looking for a quick refresh, Skin Laundry and WHDD’s newest business The Face Bar both offer individual facial treatments that will have you out of the door glowing in no time.

 

3. Get Caffeinated

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Verve Melrose, in the West Hollywood Design District

Nothing quite beats drinking a warm cup of gourmet Joe inside a WHDD coffee shop. The influence of design penetrates the neighborhood, and our coffee spots are no exception. Check out Verve Melrose, designed by WHDD’s own Commune Design, and enjoy sustainably-sourced coffee inside the chic, industrial atmosphere. For a quiet work session, we recommend the charming and minimalist The Assembly. Alfred {In The Alley} also packs a punch with its strong brews and bold aesthetic, in addition to its ever-so hip and fit crowd.

 

4. Get Fit

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Cycle House, in the West Hollywood Design District

Forgo your daily Runyon Canyon hike with Fido in exchange for a high-intensity workout at one of the Los Angeles’ hottest fitness studios. After dropping your pooch off at The Club Beverly Hills, LA’s “members-only country club” for dogs, clip-in at Cycle House for a 30 or 45 minute, high-energy cycle sesh. For a low impact but high-octane workout, head to the beauty-studded Carrie’s Pilates Plus for a try at the reformer. If you’re looking for individualized attention, book an appointment at Rise Movement for private training or an intimate yoga class.

 

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2016 January 8

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Put your Best ‘Face’ Forward: Two New Beauty Businesses Arrive

The holiday season brought with it more than festive spirits and a shopping frenzy in the West Hollywood Design District. We’re pleased to welcome two new beauty and skincare businesses to complement our existing luxury retailers.

1. MAC COSMETICS
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With only one other store offering the company’s Pro line, the new MAC Cosmetics boutique on Melrose offers an extensive array of their beauty and skincare products. The store features makeup stations utilized for training and educational make-up tutorials, in addition to a private room for exclusive sessions. If the offerings aren’t enticing enough, the friendly staff and technicolor décor will surely make your shopping experience a favorable one.

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Visit MAC Cosmetics:
8507 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

 

2. THE FACE BAR

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Co-founded by renowned aesthetician Tricia Dikes, who boasts over 19 years of professional experience, The Face Bar offers Dikes’ signature chemical peel that have “become one of the most trusted and sought after facial treatments in the country.” With treatment and packaging options available, clients can indulge in the signature peel or a Glow on the Go in the beautiful and comfortable new space on Beverly Boulevard.

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Visit The Face Bar:
9020 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90048

 

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2015 December 17
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Holiday Gift Guide: Design District Style

Finish your holiday shopping at the unique retailers in the West Hollywood Design District.

Lulu and Georgia, Holiday Gift Guide WHDD 2015

Check out our curated gift guide here to find one-of-a-kind pieces for everyone on your list. Here are some top picks below:

 

Elder Statesman Italty Smoking Jacket, WHDD Gift Guide 2015

Italy Smoking Jacket from The Elder Statesman

Online Holiday Gift Guide, West Hollywood Design District

ACC Collar Stays from Seize Sur Vingt

 

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Pashli Medium Satchel from 3.1 Phillip Lim

Cutler and Gross, WHDD Holiday Gift Guide 2015

1206 Camoflage Sunglasses from Cutler and Gross

Be sure to follow us on social media to stay up to date on all of the holiday sales and events happening in the WHDD.

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2015 December 7
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LA Design, Dogs & Millenials: DIEM 2015

On November 13, DIEM: TALKS DESIGN, The Future is Now kicked off at showrooms across the West Hollywood Design District. Panels offered compelling and timely discussions featuring speakers with unique perspectives and experiences within the fields of design, art, fashion, architecture and more.

For more pictures, head to our Facebook album page.

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Panel 1: “Is LA Losing Its Cool As It Becomes Cool?” panelists Nicolas Libert, Ann Friedman, Christopher Farr, Darren Gold and curator Frances Anderton at Design Within Reach

DIEM Talks Design 2015: Is LA Losing It's Cool As it Becomes Cool? at Design Within Reach. November 13, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

DIEM Talks Design 2015: Is LA Losing It’s Cool As it Becomes Cool? at Design Within Reach. November 13, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

The six panels took place within various backdrops of design showrooms including Design Within Reach, Woven Accents, Amadi Home, Poltrona Frau/Cappellini, and MASS Beverly.

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Panel 2: “Taste in Flux: What is Luxury to the Country’s Biggest Demographic?” curator Mallery Roberts Morgan and panelists Katherine Ross, Christiane Lemieux and Eric Vecchione at Woven Accents

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Panel 4: “Dog Day Afternoon” panelist Madeline Stuart and curator Frances Anderton at Amadi Home

DIEM Talks Design 2015: Forever Glam, and Tales of the City at Poltrana Frau/Cappellini. November 13, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

Valerie Von Sobel, curator Mallery Roberts Morgan and panel 4: “Forever Glam” panelist Beatrix Ost at Poltrana Frau/Cappellini.

The showrooms were filled with guests eager to hear from design leaders of the community. By the end of the day, DIEM had taken guests all over the district to hear intriguing insights from the panelists.

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Panel 6: “Tales of the City” panelists Barbara Bestor, Rick Corsini, Elizabeth Timme, Ilaria Mazzoleni and curator Frances Anderton at Poltrona Frau

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Panel 6: “Why Art?” panelists Carolina Miranda, Stefan Simchowitz and Stephen Goldberg at MASS Beverly

The evening ended with a closing night party at Christopher Guy, where attendees and panelists  mingled and said their goodbyes.

DIEM Talks Design 2015 Closing Night Party at Christopher Guy. November 13, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

Closing Night Party at Christopher Guy

For more pictures, head to our Facebook album page.

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2015 November 19

Roche Bobois
8850 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood
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DIEM 2015 Opening Night: Art, Music & Design Collide

DIEM: TALKS DESIGN 2015 kicked off its 4th annual symposium with an opening night party Thursday evening at Roche Bobois, the international French luxury furniture  showroom located in the West Hollywood Design District. The party reflected DIEM 2015’s theme, The Future is Now by collaborating with artist Aaron Axelrod to create an interactive two-hour performance art piece in the showroom.

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Aaron Axelrod is known for his unique works featuring inspiration from Dr. Seuss, Walt Disney, donuts and Wu-tang. While guests mingled, Axelrod created a mixed medium across four 8 x 20 panels and two Roche Bobois Badiane Armchairs. His performance was accompanied by a live solo harpist. By the end of the evening, Axelrod’s blank canvas was transformed into a work of art.

The Badiane Armchairs and painted canvas will be auctioned off for charity, benefiting The Art of Elysium, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of artists and hospital youth.

 

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The DIEM: TALKS DESIGN curators Mallery Roberts Morgan and Frances Anderton were in attendance along with many of the symposium’s panelists. After a design-inspired night, the DIEM: TALKS DESIGN panels began the next morning in various West Hollywood Design District showrooms.

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Roche Bobois
8850 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood
2015 November 17
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DIEM Dog Days

Just how much does your pooch shape your life – and your space? Join Madeline Stuart, Owner of LA-based interior design firm Madeline Stuart & Associates and 2014’s Architectural Digest AD 100 at this year’s DIEM: TALKS DESIGN panel, Dog Day Afternoon November 13, 2015. 

 

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DIEM Panelist Madeline Stuart and Mr. Peabody

 

While DIEM attendees enjoy lunch, the dog-loving designer Madeline Stuart will riff on how canines shape our environments, against a sizzle reel of snaps of dogs kicking back at home.

 

Want to have your dog be featured? Hashtag #DIEMDogDay on social media to have your pooch on our sizzle reel at DIEM.

 

Don’t forget to register now for DIEM: TALKS DESIGN on November 13, 2015. Space is limited!

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Nathan Turner @NTurnerDesign, #DIEMDogDay

 

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Ryan White, @ryanwhitedesigns, #DIEMDogDay

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Whitney Leigh Morris, @whitneyleighmorris, #DIEMDogDay

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Meet the DIEM 2015 Panelists

DIEM: TALKS DESIGN The Future is Now, curated by Mallery Roberts Morgan and Frances Anderton, takes place November 13 in the West Hollywood Design District.

Check out this year’s lineup of panelists, and click below to register now!

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Talk 1: “Is LA Losing Its Cool as it Becomes Cool?”

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Nicolas Libert, Founder, Please Do Not Enter; @plsdonotenter

Nicolas is a founder and curator of Please Do Not Enter, a gallery and retail space of contemporary goods targeted towards progressive minds. Nicolas and his co-founder Emmanuel Renoird moved from France to Los Angeles to create their non-traditional retail space.

Ann Friedman, Journalist; @annfriedman

Ann writes about gender, politics and culture as a freelance journalist. She has recently published features in The New Republic, The Guardian, and The Gentlewoman. She is also a columnist for New York Magazine and a co-host of the podcast “Call Your Girlfriend.” Every Friday, she sends out a popular newsletter.

Christopher Farr, Designer

Christopher has established himself as one of today’s distinguished rug designers. After being exposed to pre-Colombian textiles while travelling in Peru, Chrisopher found his passion and transitioned from abstract painting to textile design. He learned the ancient techniques of designing and making rugs in Peru and Western Turkey and perfected the craft of textile art. Recently, he has designed a new rug collection with Commune, a Los Angeles based design studio.

Darren Gold, Owner, The Cultural Curator; @alphamanla

Darren is a cultural strategist who brings together the talents of a merchant, retail programmer, curator and trend expert. Darren is the founder of Alpha, one of the first lifestyle boutiques to enter West Hollywood and LA’s first go-to emporium for men. Currently, he works as a retail and fashion consultant for diverse clients such as Brookfield Properties, The Malibu Pier, Intel, Lincoln, and Conde Nast. Darren also serves on the boards of West Hollywood Magazine and the West Hollywood Design District.


 

Talk 2: “Taste in Flux: What is Luxury to the Country’s Biggest Demographic?”

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Katherine Ross, Fashion Consultant

Katherine is a communications and branding consultant in the fashion and luxury market. She has consulted for entertainment organizations and luxury brands such as Balenciaga. She curates the ongoing Wear LACMA fundraising project for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Katherine began working in business development as an executive at Sotheby’s and then transitioned into the fashion world working as Senior Vice President of Communications for Prada and a former executive at LVMH Moët Hennessy · Louis Vuitton.

Eric Vecchione, Director of Business Development, Uhuru Design; @uhurudesign

Eric is a designer with experience in the areas of project management, design and business development. Eric began working as a project manager and landscape designer. He currently oversees the growth and retail strategy of Uhuru Design, a growing multi-disciplinary design firm. Since joining Uhuru in 2012, the company has grown over 300% in size and revenue and was named this year as one of Inc Magazine’s “5,000 Fastest Growing Companies.”

Christiane Lemieux, Founder, DwellStudio; @clemieux

Christiane is a design entrepreneur, Creative Director of DwellStudio and Executive Creative Director of Wayfair. Lemieux authored her first book Undecorate to critical acclaim in 2011, and is publishing her second book in the spring of 2016. She recently entered the television space as one of the judges on “Ellen’s Design Challenge,” a furniture design competition show on HGTV. Lemieux was recently selected as one of Fortune’s 2012 “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs” and as one of New York Moves’ “Power Women of 2015.”


Talk 3: “Dog Day Afternoon”

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Madeline Stuart, Owner, Madeline Stuart & Associates; @madelinedstuart

Madeline is a leader in the Los Angeles design community and founder of Madeline Stuart & Associates. Her projects reflect a collaborative relationship between architecture and furniture, function and form, client and designer. Madeline Stuart & Associates has been featured in numerous publications including, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Town & Country and Veranda. The firm’s inclusion on Architectural Digest’s list of the top 100 design and architecture firms led to its distinguishment. In 2010, the inaugural debut of Elle Décor’s A-List featured Madeline as one of the leading 25 designers in the country.


Talk 4: “Forever Glam”

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Beatrix Ost, Muse, Artist, Writer, Designer & Actress; @beatrixost

Beatrix worked as an accomplished sculptor and painter for years, just a few of her many talents. To name a few others, Ost is a writer, interior designer, director, and actress. She moved from her homeland in Germany to New York in 1975 where she was recognized for her dramatic personal style and flare. Her interest in the visual arts and fashion design is deeply rooted in her life. Recently, she has been the style muse for the Olsen Twins fashion line. Beatrix has also written the works My Father’s House and More Than Everything.


Talk 5: “Tales of the City: New Lifestyles for the Less Young” 

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Rick Corsini, Principal, Corsini Stark Architects; @corsinistark

Rick brings over twenty years of professional experience to his leadership role at Corsini Stark Architects. His work has been published nationally and internationally, and the firm has recognition including design awards from the Los Angeles Business Council, Southern California Development Forum, and the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA. In addition, he has held faculty appointments at schools of architecture including Cal Poly Pomona, Woodbury University, and most recently, the University of Southern California.

Elizabeth Timme, Co-Executive Director, LA-Más; @mas4la

Elizabeth is co-founder and co-executive director of LA-Más, a non-profit design firm that seeks to establish the potential for design-based outcomes in Los Angeles. Elizabeth focuses on projects that critically engage systematic problems and provide solutions based on research and community engagement. She also teaches at Woodbury University’s Architecture & Civic Engagement (ACE) Center and serves on the Zoning Advisory Committee of Re:Code LA, a city-led effort to transform the city’s outdated zoning code.

Barbara Bestor, Principal, Bestor Architecture; @bestorarchitect

Barbara is a founder of Bestor Architecture, a firm working to redefine Los Angeles architecture through design, art, and urbanism. Some of her projects include Beats by Dre headquarters and Intelligentsia Café. Her architectural style explores form through experimentation, research, graphics and color. Bestor shares her talents as faculty at Woodbury University of Architecture and executive director of its Julius Shulman Insitute. Bestor is also the author of Bohemian Modern, Living in Silver Lake.

Ilaria Mazzoleni, Architect, Founder of IM Studio Milano/Los Angeles

Ilaria Mazzoleni is an architect, biomimicist, and the founder of IM Studio Milano/Los Angeles (www.imstudio.us). Her conceptual work has been published globally, and her built work can be found in Italy, California, and Ghana. Ilaria has gained attention in the fields of sustainable architecture and bio-inspired design. Ilaria is a founding member and designer of InHabitLA (www.imstudio.us/inhabitla/) a group working to develop a cohousing community in Los Angeles.

 


Talk 6: “Why Art?”

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Carolina Miranda, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times; @cmonstah

Carolina is a staff writer reporting on arts and culture to the Los Angeles Times. Prior to her work at the LA Times, she worked as a staff reporter for TIME Magazine and as an independent journalist, contributing to outlets such as NPR, ARTnews and ARCHITECT. She has covered everything from the urban design of Los Angeles to the cuisine scene of Lima Peru.

Stefan Simchowitz, CEO, Simcor LLC; @simcosclub

Stefan currently specializes as an art curator and consultant for public and private contemporary art. His work has resulted in supporting shows at countless institutions and galleries including Palais De Tokyo, Moca, Kunsthalle Zurich, Public Art Fund NYC, Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome and The Italian Cultural Institute. Stefan has produced 15 feature films, including titles such as the award winning Requiem for a Dream. He previously co-founded of MediaVast, a delivery platform for photographic imagery that was sold to Getty Images.

Stephen J. Goldberg, Attorney

Stephen started his own legal practice specializing in entertainment and the arts. He represents fine artists, galleries, collectors and independent film producers. Stephen is a member of the California bar and the New York bar. He also writes as a regular columnist for the West Coast art magazine, “Artillery.”

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2015 October 23

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DIEM 2015: Register now!

DIEM: TALKS DESIGN– Design Talks Not To Be Missed. Click below to register.

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Drawing and engaging design enthusiasts in Los Angeles and beyond, the 4th annual DIEM: TALKS DESIGN offers culturally resonating discussions, panels and keynotes from leaders in the fields of design. As an incubator for relevant, cutting-edge design dialogue, DIEM is dedicated to producing a brand new experience– a platform where the exchange of ideas reign supreme.

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Presented by the West Hollywood Design District, the one-day event offers guests a unique and unpararalleled educational experience in the heart of the West Coast’s design hub, located on Melrose Avenue, Robertson Boulevard and Beverly Boulevard.

Curated by Mallery Roberts Morgan, Design Writer and Curator, Los Angeles Correspondeont for AD France, with Frances Anderton, Host and Executive Producer of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture, DIEM

 

Atmosphere

 

Panelists for this year’s DIEM event include:

 

Frances Anderton

The six featured design topics include:

  • Is LA Losing Its Cool As It Becomes Cool?
  • Taste in Flux: What is Luxury to the Country’s Biggest Demographic?
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Forever Glam
  • Tales of The City: New Lifestyles For The Less Young
  • Why Art?

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Secret Garden Tour with Louise Roe

Within the bustling city of West Hollywood lie clandestine gardens and urban oases. On September 24, 2015, Louise Roe hosted an intimate gathering for influencers, exploring these hidden spaces in the West Hollywood Design District in partnership with Domino Magazine.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at RH The Gallery on Melrose Avenue. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at RH The Gallery on Melrose Avenue. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

The tour began at RH West Hollywood, The Gallery on Melrose Avenue, where 15 digital influencers enjoyed prosecco, provided by Du Vin Wine & Spirits, on the rooftop garden.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at RH The Gallery on Melrose Avenue. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at RH The Gallery on Melrose Avenue. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

Courtesy of Black Exclusive, the attendees took a Mercedes Sprinter Van to the second stop, Kinara Skin Care Clinic and Spa. Owner Olga Lorencin welcomed the girls to the spa’s back garden, where she gave a demo of her infamous Red Carpet Facial.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at Kinara Skin Care Clinic. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at Kinara Skin Care Clinic. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

The guests crossed Robertson Boulevard and enjoyed an outdoor, dressing room lounge in the back garden space at 3.1 Phillip Lim. The lounge was furnished and designed by Niche.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at 3.1 Phillip Lim. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at 3.1 Phillip Lim. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at 3.1 Phillip Lim. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at 3.1 Phillip Lim. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

Following 3.1 Phillip Lim, the guests arrived at Stacey Todd Boutique where they took part in a floral headpiece tutorial by BloomNation, led by florist Magical Blooms, in the spacious, string-lit courtyard.

 

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at Stacey Todd. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at Stacey Todd. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at Stacey Todd. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at Stacey Todd. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

The tour culminated at Gracias Madre, where guests enjoyed bites and cocktails, created table side by their notable Beverage Director, Jason Eisner.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at Gracias Madre. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

West Hollywood Design District Garden Tour with Louise Roe at Gracias Madre. September 24, 2015. West Hollywood, CA.

View photos from the event on Instagram and Facebook.

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2015 October 1
WestEdge Design Fair
The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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“Buy to Forget: Zombie Urbanism” with Frances Anderton at WestEdge

Join the West Hollywood Design District’s DIEM at this year’s WestEdge Design Fair. As part of the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio- Panels and Design Conversations, Frances Anderton will moderate a talk titled, Buy to Forget: Zombie Urbanism.

Host and producer of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture and DIEM co-curator, Frances Anderton will lead the discussion on Friday, October 23 from 4:00-5:00pm with panelists Trip Haenisch, Jaime Rummerfield and Ron Woodson.

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BUY TO FORGET: ZOMBIE URBANISM

What happens to design when no one is home? LA has seen an explosion of overseas buyers – often for cash – spending on second, third and fourth homes. This has implications for our social fabric — and for the choice of fabric! What happens to the role of the interior designer when they are designing without the input of a client? Is it a lonely business – or a huge relief?

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 4:00-5:00PM

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Panelists include:

bioTrip Haenish, Designer

Possessing an extraordinary eye for detail and unwavering commitment to style, Trip Haenisch is an award-winning interior designer.  Renowned for combining refined creativity with the unexpected, Trip’s signature design aesthetic consists of sophisticated, collected spaces with a laid-back twist that embodies quintessential California living.

 

Ron Woodson

Ron Woodson, Designer

Growing up with parents in the music industry in LA, Ron Woodson, was exposed to the homes of many tastemakers. “One’s home is a refuge from the ordinary. It should be the perfect expression of the lives, aspirations and consciousness of the homeowner. My job is to understand these aspirations and release them into a very special space for the residents.” Says Ron. Ron is ever-exploring new materials, furniture forms, colors and fixtures always with a nod to the past.

Jaime RummerfieldJaime Rummerfield, Designer

Jaime Rummerfield has a signature California sensibility that is comprised of classic design training mixed with a fashion forward design approach. Jaime is touted as one of the nation’s top young Interior Designers by Traditional Home, Town & Country and House Beautiful magazines. Her creative eye is second to none in focusing on the science behind color, texture, balance, proportion and scale that is applied to creating memorable and pleasing spaces.

 

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For more information, head to WestEdge Design Fair.

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3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405
2015 September 28

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Join WHDD at WestEdge Design Fair October 22-25

The West Hollywood Design District is pleased to present a co-op exhibition at this year’s WestEdge Design Fair. Curated and designed by Gulla Jonsdottir of G+ Design, the exhibit includes Art Angels, Artemide, Camerich, Circa Wallcovering, Decorative Carpets, MASS Beverly, Minotti LA, Rhodium Floors and Robert Kuo.

 

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Don’t miss the DIEM: Talks Design satellite panel at WestEdge on Friday, October 23 from 4:00-5:00PM. Moderated by KCRW’s Frances Anderton, the panel, titled Zombie Urbanism, explores the changing role of interior designers as LA sees an explosion of overseas home buyers. What happens to design when no one is home? Panelists include designers Trip Haenish, Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield.

 

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View photos below from WestEdge Design Fair 2014, and click here for more information about WHDD’s involvement at WestEdge Design Fair. For other inquiries regarding WestEdge, head to their website WestEdgeDesignFair.com.

 

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The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue
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2015 September 16
Verve Melrose
8925 Melrose Avenue
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Commune & Verve Collaboration Marks Continued Creativity within the WHDD

Local interior design firm Commune designs a premier destination for the West Hollywood Design District neighborhood with Verve Melrose’s new craft coffee shop. Located on the corner of Melrose Avenue and N. Almont Drive, Verve Coffee opened its doors September 1.

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Verve Coffee Roasters. Credit: Tien Nguyen / For The Times

To create the space, Verve Coffee Roasters partnered with Commune, a West Hollywood Design District-based design agency. Commune’s existing commercial design portfolio consists of many well-known locations within the interior design community, including Ace Hotel DTLAThe Elder Statesman, a luxury lifestyle retailer also located within the WHDD, amongst other notable commercial properties.

“The collaboration between Commune and Verve Melrose speaks volume about not only the quality of our businesses and its continual impact on the design world at large, but also the unique sense of community our retailers share,” says Anne Van Gorp, WHDD Marketing Manager.

Verve Coffee Roasters

Verve Coffee Roasters. Credit: Tien Nguyen / For The Times

The partnership is just another example of the West Hollywood Design District’s shared community vision and authenticity that preserves the neighborhood’s identity, setting it apart from surrounding areas. With this incredibly designed cafe, Verve shows a commitment to maintain the West Hollywood Design District’s balance between bringing new businesses to the neighborhood and maintaining the creative culture of the community.

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Verve Coffee Roasters. Credit: Tien Nguyen / For The Times

Along with Verve’s opening, there has been an explosion of new businesses and development within the hub of the West Hollywood Design District, ranging from restaurants and cafes to showrooms and retail spaces. The District continues to uphold its longstanding community experience that distinguishes the area as unique and creative-minded.

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Verve Coffee Roasters. Credit: Tien Nguyen / For The Times

The West Hollywood Design District expects continued shop openings that will intersect stunning design with different trades in order to promote the community’s experience. Visit Verve Melrose Monday through Friday 7:00am-9:00pm, and Friday and Saturday until 11:00pm at 8925 Melrose Avenue.

Photo Credit: Tien Nguyen / For The Times
Written by: Natalie Mogentale

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8925 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood
2015 September 2
Roche Bobois, West Hollywood Design District, Los Angeles
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8850 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood
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Fashion Meets Design at Roche Bobois

With the design district serving as the epicenter for trend-setting and discerning taste, our visionaries continue to push the boundaries of luxury retail through innovative collaborations celebrating great design. Design and fashion mingled at Roche Bobois’ Fashion Meets Design Dinner hosted by stylist Rachel Zoe on August 26th.

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The intimate dinner was attended by notable media, digital and social influencers, and celebrated the harmonious and collaborative relationship between fashion and interior design; creativity, aesthetic, beauty, boldness and energy are the foundation of both disciplines, as are expertise and attention to details.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – AUGUST 26: Chef Ari Taymor attends Roche Bobois’ Fashion Meets Design Dinner, hosted By Rachel Zoe at Roche Bobois on August 26, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)

 

Hosted at Roche Boiois – West Hollywood, the celebratory evening began with a champagne hour set in the styled lounge-area featuring key pieces curated exclusively by Rachel Zoe- including Roche Bobois’ iconic Missoni MAH JONG Sofa.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – AUGUST 26: Fashion stylist Rachel Zoe attends Roche Bobois’ Fashion Meets Design Dinner, hosted By Rachel Zoe at Roche Bobois on August 26, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)

 

Following the champagne tasting, guests were ushered to the intimate dinner space paying homage to the brand’s French roots, through a contemporary installation inspired by the famed Palace of Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors. The dinner featured a seasonally inspired tasting menu prepared by Chef Ari Taymor, James Beard-nominated Chef & Co-owner of Alma Restaurant- Los Angeles.

Roche Bobois, West Hollywood Design District, Los Angeles

Catalyzed by the district’s Bollare, the Rachel Zoe x Roche Bobois partnership was born from an authentic synergy of contemporary design and luxury lifestyle- which both brands sublimely share an affinity for- striving to design for both the trend conscious and the traditional, resulting in classic pieces design to reflect innovative ideals.

View the Missoni MAH JONG Sofa and other lines at Roche Bobois– West Hollywood located in the design district at 8850 Beverly Boulevard.

Roche Bobois
8850 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood
(310) 274-6520
2015 September 1

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WHDD Hosts the First-Ever Designer Camp

The first Designer Camp took place in the heart of the West Hollywood Design District, delivering a unique and first-of-its-kind experience this July that explored all areas of design for high and junior-high school students ages 12-17.

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“I started Designer Camp because I realized that today’s youth have very limited options when it comes to exploring areas of design,” says Designer Camp Founder Kristen Dees. “With art programs being cut from schools, many students have never been exposed to specialized career areas such as Interior Design, Photography, Set Design and Fashion.”

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Fifteen students took part in a behind-the-scenes approach into creative fields such as interior design, furniture design, entertainment set design, trend forecasting, fashion design, photography, styling, and visual merchandising. With a week full of speakers and activities to develop the student’s vision, the campers created a design and accompanying story board utilizing Quartz samples from the camp’s sponsor, Caesarstone.

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The camp’s curriculum included walking tours through almost a dozen West Hollywood Design District stores, interactive workshops and inspiring presentations from Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman, Karen Kuo of Robert Kuo, Jamie Adler of Phyllis Morris, and Thomas Lavin, to name a few. Students also gained hands-on experiences, such as dressing the windows at Kitson Melrose and experimenting with photography at Leica.

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After a successful opening week, Designer Camp intends to continue engaging West Hollywood Design District’s local creative businesses and leaders of the design world with Los Angeles area youth for future Designer Camp opportunities. For more photos, check out our Designer Camp Facebook album.

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Want Your Business to Become a Work of Art?

Mile for mile, the City of West Hollywood has one of the most robust public art programs in the country. The City’s Art and Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to encourage public art projects at commercial properties.

Murals can draw attention to or serve as a landmark for your business, provide an opportunity for an artist, and serve as a way of beautifying the public realm.

 

Woven Accents mural by RISK, Beautifully Destroyed, in the West Hollywood Design District

Graffiti artist RISK produced the vibrant mural “Beautifully Destroyed” on Woven Accents earlier this year and continues to be a source of inspiration for the design district community.

Noteworthy artist RETNA created a mural on Craig’s Restaurant which made Racked LA’s “LA’s 11 Most Instagram-Worthy Street Art Spots” in January.

RETNA mural on Craig's, Style Editrix, West Hollywood Design District

Mural works and other exterior art that are proposed as public art works need to be reviewed by the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commision before installation takes place. For more information about this opportunity, visit http://bit.ly/wehocommercialmurals.

 

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Goddard + Bragg, Kinara Spa, in the West Hollywood Design District
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656 North Robertson Boulevard
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Need a Skin Care Consultation? Check out Kinara’s Newest Addition

With the summer season started, there’s no better time to make sure you have perfected your skin care regimen. To ensure you keep your skin healthy, Kinara Skin Care Clinic and Spa opened an esthetician consulting space in the spa, right as you walk in the doors. The retail space offers Olga Lorencin Skin Care, a line of effective products created by the leading esthetician and renowned skin care expert herself.

Goddard + Bragg, Kinara Spa, in the West Hollywood Design District

“The space was designed to showcase the line with a style that truly represents the essence of the brand: sophisticated, uncluttered, clinical yet luxurious. It is a peek into more expansive Olga Lorencin Skin Care projects to come,” said Aisha Chaudry of Kinara Skin Care Clinic and Spa.

The retail counter serves as a friendly and inviting space where spa (and the shared space’s GODDARD + BRAGG hair salon) customers can receive complimentary skin care consulting while experiencing the spa’s other services. The luxurious retail area was designed by design district neighbor Jamie Adler of Phyllis Morris, a designer with a showroom located across the street.

Kinara Skin Care Clinic and Spa Retail

By creating a less intimidating atmosphere with its open and expansive counter space, Kinara hopes that skin care will be openly discussed so clients can receive the best care possible.

“We don’t believe in bad skin, only the wrong skin care. Knowing the needs of your skin and understanding the ingredients necessary to address those needs is a winning combination for a gorgeous complexion,” said Aisha about the team’s new venture at the spa.

Kinara Skin Care Clinic and Spa Retail

Prep your skin for summer’s rays and visit Kinara Skin Care Clinic and Spa’s new retail and consultation space at 656 North Robertson Boulevard.

 

 

 

 

 

Kinara Skin Care Clinic and Spa
656 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood
(310) 657-9188
2015 June 29
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WHDD Picks: Father’s Day Gifts

Have you found yourself procrastinating and without a gift for Father’s Day this Sunday? The West Hollywood Design District has rounded up five Father’s Day gifts that will be sure to please even the most discerning dad.

Mr. Nail Lounge, Father's Day Gift Guide

1. MEN’S GROOMING

Reward dad with a day of relaxation and grooming during Mr. Nail Lounge’s Father’s Day event June 19th-20th. Fathers will be able to enjoy drinks and cigars while getting treated to the lounge’s stellar services. For those fashion-savvy fathers, the lounge will also be featuring Gents Closets and Rich Freshman the tailor.

Mr. Nail Lounge
9005 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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2. CASHMERE BLANKET

Get your father cozy for Father’s Day with an Elder Statesman cashmere blanket. The luxury lifestyle brand offers a range of heavenly cashmere blankets, as well as clothing and other home goods. Offering products only of the highest quality and authenticity, The Elder Statesman is just what your father deserves on a day devoted to honoring him.

The Elder Statesman
607 Huntley Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069

John Varvatos Artisan Black Gift Set

3. ARTISANAL FRAGRANCE

Spice up Father’s Day with a John Varvatos Artisan Black Gift Set. Classic John Varvatos fans will love the hints of the brand’s signature style with an added modern and masculine edge. The mix of warm spices and leathery scents in this cologne are sure to catch dad’s attention.

John Varvatos
8800 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood , CA 90069

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4. QUIRKY BOOK

Head over to Kitson Men and browse their collection of novelty items to find a fun Father’s day gift. Whether it’s All About Dad, a book focused on the life lessons of fatherhood, or Man Food, a cookbook for those who aren’t afraid of truly hearty food, you are guaranteed to find the eccentric, personalized gift you were looking for.

Kitson Men
146 N. Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90048

Retrospecs, Gift Guide for Fathers Day

5. VINTAGE SHADES

Give your father the gift of reliving the glory days with a vintage pair of sunglasses from Retrospecs. The staff is devoted to restoring shades to their original form, and each pair goes through an extensive process before being approved for sale. With thousands of styles to choose from, you will surely find your father the perfect pair that will have him feeling as though he has been transported back to his favorite decade.

Retrospecs
363 North Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048

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Now Open: Bellami Beauty Bar & The Assembly

The West Hollywood Design District is gearing up for summer with two brand new shop openings on Robertson Boulevard that will surely liven up the sunny season.

1. Bellami Beauty Bar:bellami

We are thrilled to welcome the first-ever Bellami Beauty Bar, the ecommerce brand’s first brick and mortar store. The bold (and pink!) two story salon offers a retail section featuring their extensive lines of high-end extensions along with styling services.

Whether you are looking for a small hair retouch or a full hair upgrade, you can’t go wrong with the Bellami’s line of hair extensions made from real human hair. Be sure to try out the celebrity-backed collections too, such as Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Hair Kouture.

Visit Bellami Beauty Bar
645 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

 2. The Assembly

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The District also welcomes a new coffee and retail shop to the area called The Assembly. The owner, Shi Jun Ng (Jun for short), wanted to create a more than just a café, rather a well-designed, community-oriented space.

Aside from serving Counter Culture Coffee and food items from The Larder, the shop integrates Jun’s design interest by showcasing items from vendors, artisans and creatives. Whether you visit for the coffee or the retail offerings, you won’t be disappointed by the creative interior that is the result of collaborations with local designers.

Visit The Assembly
634 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Registry Gifts No One Asks For, But Should

With the advent of wedding season upon us, soon-to-be-married couples are busy finalizing their wedding details and registry. A true specialist in the art of gifting, Liz Solomon of Mayfair House recommends three practical registry gifts that couples rarely ask for, but should.

Did you know that people spend a third of their lives in bed? The most personal space in the home is the master bedroom, especially for new couples, so why not create the best sleep sanctuary possible? In order to achieve a great night’s sleep, there are a few key items I recommend to consider adding to your registry that many don’t consider: a mattress, quality sheets and blackout shades.

1. A New Mattress

Mattress from Custom Comfort Mattress

Mattress from Custom Comfort Mattress

A new couple deserves a mattress that is uniquely and exclusively theirs.  Waking up rested does wonders for a relationship, so take the time and effort to work with a professional establishment that can address both of your comfort preferences.  Plus, a new mattress makes an excellent group-gift registry item.

2. Quality Sheets

Sferra linens and bedding, available at Mayfair House in the West Hollywood Design District

Sferra linens and bedding from Mayfair House

Nothing feels better than getting into a bed adorned with luxurious, quality sheets. Bedding specialist Ben Naples from Mayfair House advises clients to consider more than just thread count: “trust your hand, and most of all, have fun selecting something together as a new couple. Make the space truly yours!” Linens are one of the most popular items that new couples register for, so be sure to add all the components to ensure the perfect slumber.

3. Blackout Drapes/Shades

Blackout shades available at the Shade Store, located in the West Hollywood Design District

Blackout shades from the Shade Store

Sunlight is nature’s alarm clock; it may be welcomed, but not when it disrupts sleep. Add some blackout drapes and shades to your registry to complete the perfect sleep environment, regardless of the time of day.

Whether it’s to get some restorative sleep, or to shut out the rest of the world, these registry gifts from the West Hollywood Design District can help newly weds focus on a wonderful new life together from the comfort of their bed.

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2015 June 8
Arteriors
8620 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood
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“Classicism with a Modern Twist”: Arteriors’ Latest Guest Designer

Recently celebrating their first birthday at their Melrose location in the West Hollywood Design District, Arteriors has proven to be a neighborhood favorite and leading vendor of luxury lighting. Seeking to constantly find innovative ways to create timeless pieces that also appeal to “design lovers with up-to-date sensibilities,” Arteriors’ latest guest designer Windsor Smith does just that with her forty-piece collection debut.  

Windsor Smith’s guest designer collection for Arteriors nods to classicism, but also incorporates her own unique and modern twists. She boldly pares down iconic motifs of Greco-Roman detailing to a new simplicity, and then uses finishes reminiscent of Danish Modern. The juxtaposition of the time periods and materials create an appeal that feels both now and timeless.

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Windsor describes the story behind this collection as “Renaissance girl meets urban boy”…it is about opposites. “I like using feminine and masculine elements, architectural and soft elements, to create a dynamic that I find really intriguing. The Crete Lamp is the perfect example of a feminine laurel form in a masculine, hard metal,” says Windsor.

Crete Lamp by Arteriors, available in the West Hollywood Design District

“Fashion influences my design in a powerful way. I’m really inspired by iconic jewelry pieces. The Athena Sconce is a perfect example of that,” explains Windsor. “It’s very feminine and mystical, it’s both glass and metal and it’s reflective.”

Athena Sconce by Arteriors, available in the West Hollywood Design District

“While the Atlas Sconce is faceted and strong, like a man’s watch bezel.“

Atlas Sconce by Arteriors, available in the West Hollywood Design District

Windsor’s favorite piece in the collection is the Elis Bench.

Elis Bench by Arteriors, available in the West Hollywood Design District

“I love the way the gray suede plays against its geometric form. I think it’s the ideal mix of modern and Renaissance.”

“I wanted a classic line that is also really incredibly sexy, and Arteriors gave me the opportunity to do that. I’m selecting motifs that feel really familiar to us, but at the same time they’re drawing us into the future. My goal is that every piece in this line will be the heirlooms of tomorrow.”

Thea Lamp by Arteriors, available in the West Hollywood Design District

Windsor Smith is the fourth guest designer Arteriors has worked with. We feel that offering another designer’s point of view different from our own helps keep our assortment fresh and pushes us to explore new materials and finishes. For this collection, we gave Windsor the creative freedom to design pieces she’s only imagined. The result is a beautiful collection that is elegant and luxurious, while remaining practical and useable…and as she promised, the heirlooms of tomorrow.

The Windsor Smith for Arteriors collection will be available at Arteriors West Hollywood in May 2015. Stop by the store in the West Hollywood Design District at 8620 Melrose Avenue. For more updates, connect with Arteriors on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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2015 May 7