DIEM: Design Intersects Everything Made is a one-day design symposium presented by the cool kids at the West Hollywood Design District, and attendees are treated to a full day of discussions and interviews (with a glass of wine thrown in) held at showrooms throughout the district.
As the Senior VP of Design and Creative Director for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Ave Bradley has had a hand in designing some of our absolute favorite hospitality spaces. Although each of the projects she works on is totally different, it is up to her to define the Kimpton look and feel. Along with working all over the country, Ave has to tap into the soul of each property, ensuring it looks totally badass and completely unique. It's a tall order but Ave is clearly up for the task! She has an adventurous spirit - she rode an exterior elevator 33 floors while filming a Survivor audition tape and traveled across the globe as a photo stylist - and we can totally feel her electric energy and enthusiasm for a little risk in the spaces she designs. Along with fabulous locations and service, Kimptons' "wow" interiors set them apart from other luxury hotels, and kudos to Ave for helping them get that reputation.
When creating quotidian objects, designers focus on function, others on beauty, and many aim to combine several factors. A new exhibit at San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design explores new design twists on everyday objects.
Nothing gives more cause for celebration than doing a good deed whilst providing exceptional design.In celebration of Fantini’s 100 Fountains for Africa Project, the company’s mission to bring clean water to the people of the Masango area of Burundi, Snyder Diamond, Los Angeles’s most iconic kitchen
When your more "serious" stemware needs a sexy update, take them for a dip in chalkboard paint! The perfect solution for bachelorette party favors, a gift for your best friend, or sweet treats for the upcoming holidays (fill them with candy!), this personalized wine glass project is chic and ever-so-easy. Invite the girls over for a night in, and get dippin'.
Let's face it: most of the contents in our wallets will be spent on Halloween costumes this week. Here are the best deals in home decor that won't have you looking like you've seen a ghost when the bill arrives.