Don’t Miss West Hollywood Design District’s DIEM 2014- Tomorrow, Nov. 14

We’re gearing up for a packed day at tomorrow’s DIEM 2014. For those who don’t know, DIEM stands for “Design Intersects Everything Made” and offers a day of culturally resonating discussions, panels and keynotes, presented by the West Hollywood Design District. DIEM 2014 is curated by Mallery Roberts Morgan, Design Writer and Curator, Correspondent for AD France (Architectural Digest France), with Frances Anderton, Host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Archiecture. We had the pleasure of collaborating with these two design luminaries on a WestEdge panel discussion last month so know attendees are in for a treat.

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Below is the line up for tomorrow. We hope to see you there!

9:30 a.m. California: The Last Frontier Of Creative Freedom in American Design
Moderator: Mallery Roberts Morgan
Location: Design Within Reach 8612 Melrose Ave.

11:15 a.m. Rethinking Retail: Does Main Street Matter?
Moderator: Darren Gold
Location: Woven Accents 8674 Melrose Ave.

12:30 p.m. Animation Magic: Conjuring Design Fantasies
Moderator: Frances Anderton
Location: Camerich Los Angeles 461 N Robertson Blvd.

2:15 p.m. Do Designers Need To Become Brands?
Moderator: Mallery Roberts Morgan
Location: Niche 8770 Beverly Blvd.

3:30p.m. Open Forum: Social Entrepreneurship – Very Good Or Too Good To Be True?
Moderator: Frances Anderton
Location: Custom Comfort Reserve 8919 Beverly Blvd.

4:45 p.m. Designing The Red Carpet: The Changing Face Of Celebrity Style
Moderator: Bronwyn Cosgrave
Location: MASS Beverly 9000 Beverly Blvd.

For complete details and to register, visit: www.DIEMevent.com

LOS ANGELES’ A+D MUSEUM’S GALA FUNDRAISER ‘CELEBRATE: GROUNDSWELL’ THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 28

This Saturday evening, the Los Angeles design community will converge upon the Architecture and Design Museum (A+D) to celebrate its 13th year of cutting edge exhibitions and progressive architecture and design programs with its annual gala and fundraiser, “CELEBRATE: GROUNDSWELL,”.

We spoke with Julie Du Brow. Principal of dubroWorks, and Tibbie Dunbar, Executive Director of the A+D, this week to get a sneak peek of what we can look forward to at this must-attend event.

This year, A+D celebrates California’s beach communities, which have for years been a mecca for—and inspiration to—artists, craftspeople, designers, and architects. Continuing the legendary runway presentations for which A+D’s annual CELEBRATE gala has now become known, the 2014 event will feature custom surfboards, boogie boards, and skateboards created by local and international architects, designers, and artists.

Designers include returning participants Karim Rashid, Richard Meier & Partners, Don Chadwick (Herman Miller’s Aeron Chair designer), Steven Ehrlich, David Hertz, Neil Denari, Minarc, Warner Bros. Studios, and Gensler, among others. In addition A+D welcomes debuts by Arquitectonica, SPF:a, Michael Maltzan, Ogassian partnering with Ann Sacks, Sorensen Architects, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, LA-Más, KMNelson Design Inc., and West of West. For a full list, please click HERE.

The festivities will also include a silent auction, DJ Raul Campos of KCRW, “Facing the Music” live art performance by Gregory Adamson (piece to be auctioned), open bar sponsored by Tito’s Vodka and Asahi Beer, and Southern California cuisine. We already have our eyes on a few of the surf boards; now we just need to learn how to surf! Hoping we can bid on some surf lessons too…

For more information on the A+D Museum gala and to purchase tickets, click here.

 

We’re Gearing Up for a Week of Great Design in NYC with WantedDesign

We’re excited to be a partner of this year’s WantedDesign! If you’re in NYC next week for the design celebration that is NYCxDESIGN, The City’s 11-day festival that showcases New York as a dynamic and unique design destination, please make sure to add WantedDesign to your must-attend event schedule.

Our friends Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat launched WantedDesign in 2011. Since its launch, the event has established itself as a premier creative destination for the international design community and will again bring together national and international participants for a vibrant four day experience. The show will offer innovative installations, memorable products, a pop-up store, interactive experiences, convivial lounges, thought-provoking student workshops, engaging discourse and more.

This year adds a fresh direction with programs that follow the daily themes of Design Around the World, Designing, Making, Transforming, and What’s Next in the U.S.A.?, with each day featuring supporting conversations. In addition to the “Conversation Series” co-presented by Metropolis Magazine, the show features nearly 60+ exhibitors, including several of our favorites such as DWR, Egg Collective, David Trubridge, and Blackbody. For the full list of exhibitors, click here.

Located in the exceptional landmark Terminal Stores building on 11th Avenue, WantedDesign promises to be a highlight of our week back in NYC. The event, which runs May 16-19, is free to the trade (registration required); general public tickets are $20 online or  $25 at the door.

For more information, please visit: www.wanteddesignnyc.com