A decade ago, Howard Hawkes and his partner Kevin Kemper combined their diverse backgrounds, expertise, and talents to launch H3K Design, a Palm Springs-based design consultation and project management firm. Ten years later, the duo are at the top of their game, offering everything from large-scale renovations to whole-house remodels to upscale residential and commercial clients. By offering high-caliber designs and prioritizing form, function, and style, Hawkes and Kemper deliver every time. Learn more about the designers in our Q&A below.
HH: John Elgin Wolf/Robert Koch. They were the forerunners of transforming pure utilitarian items to something more glamorous and architectural. They were multitalented, made a fantastic team and introduced Hollywood and the world to new styles and designs.
Among the guests at the Monark Showroom grand opening in Costa Mesa was designer Nate Fischer, who walked us through the showroom that features the latest and greatest appliances, demonstrating what sets Monark apart from other retailers.
1. Fairmont San Francisco Gingerbread House2. Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen, Hotel Healdsburg3. The Ritz Carlton Teddy Bear Tea4. Madeline’s Tea in Bemelmans Bar, Carlyle Hotel5. Afternoon Tea at The Ritz, London6.
All photos by Adrián Gregorutti/Allison ReganKenzo sign by calligrapher Kei KobayashiSimilar to some of the finest Japanese restaurants in Tokyo and NYC, the new Kenzo restaurant by Kenzo and Natsuko Tsujimoto is not located in a high visibilty location in Downtown Napa – it’s hidden on a side stree
Before joining forces almost a decade ago to form SagreraBrazil Design, Cecilia Sagrera-Hill and George Brazil worked with some of the industry's most respected names, including Orlando Diaz Azcuy, Marian Wheeler, and James Marzo. Now the duo have combined their formal educations and professional experiences to design unique, innovative spaces for a diverse set of clients. Learn more about the designers in our Q&A below.
George: Oprah. Tony Robbins. Dr. Wayne Dyer – People being of service to others.
Cecilia: My parents – both were small business owners and they showed me the value, love and reward of being your own boss. They taught me that dedication and hard work always has a rewarding outcome, success, not just financially but in life.
OpeningFritz Hansen Concept StoreBay Area design enthusiasts can finally get their fill of iconic pieces by Danish furniture producer Fritz Hansen. The company is opening a concept store in San Francisco’s Jackson Square neighborhood. Does the name not ring a bell?
From November 23rd to November 30th, Porcelanosa will be hosting their storewide Thanksgiving Sale. Porcelanosa is known throughout the industry for their luxurious tiles, kitchen cabinetry, bathroom collections, mosaics, hardwood, and KRION® Solid Surface material.
The best parts of the holiday season are obvious. The worst? Some say it's the lack of natural light past an absurdly early hour. That's why Jessica McClendon, head of the Los Angeles-based interior design studio, Glamour Nest, goes the extra mile to incorporate unique statement lighting fixtures that go way beyond functionality to actually enhance the look and feel of each space. Subscribing to the style philosophy of "Casual Glamour," McClendon founded Glamour Nest in 2009 and has been helping clients realize their home design dreams ever since. Learn more about the designer in our Q&A below.
My mom. She has overcome so many challenges in her life and has managed to do it with the most contagious smile on her face. She goes out of her way to make everyone feel special and important, and has taught me so many crucial life and business lessons, from the importance of letting your freak flag fly to a strong work ethic.
2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for?
"Sure mom, I'd love to host," you said. "It's no problem," you said. "I totally have everything an adult person would need to serve a party of other adult persons," you said.Regretting some commitments now that the holidays are, like, happening? Relax.