Honing her craft in the cobblestoned streets of Florence, Italy, designer Caroline Lizarraga infuses every project with an old world sensibility and style. Lizarraga is a hands-on artist, working onsite to perfect each important detail. Individuality and personality are particularly important to Lizarraga, and she works closely with every client to help them discover and express their own distinctive style. Learn more about the Bay Area-based designer in our Q&A below.
I have to say that I have such an incredible group of friends. They are all very creative, entrepreneurial, inspiring people that I get so much support from. I don’t know what I would do without them. Also my parents taught us to work hard and always follow our dreams.
2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for?
I am currently obsessed with an Italian movie called The Great Beauty by Paolo Sorrentino.
Husband and wife duo Mimi Jung and Brian Hurewitz made a name for themselves creating simple, beautiful spaces for clients like Everlane, Bassike, Google, and General Assembly. But while their reputation remains solid, their renowned name has officially changed. Formerly known as BROOK&LYN, the pair are now unveiling their new identity as Early Work, just in time for the launch of their new studio, complete with custom furniture and lighting pieces developed with Mimi in mind. An accomplished artist in her own right, Mimi has shown work at Gallery Diet in Miami, Les Gens Hereux in Copenhagen, and Chamber in New York, exhibiting large scale works she weaves by hand, experimenting with a variety of materials. In addition to all their other news, the design duo are also ready to reveal their work for jewelry designer Grace Lee’s new showroom in downtown LA. Learn more about the pair in our Q&A below.
OpeningAlchemy Works: Harbor HouseThe popular downtown L.A. concept shop recently opened its doors in Newport Beach's Lido Marina Village to much fanfare. The 1,300-square-foot space certainly sticks out, with a black facade among a sea of white buildings.
Creative Director of the eminent fashion house Bill Blass, designer Chris Benz has put up a carefully-sorted selection of his stuff on everyone’s favorite vintage marketplace and resource, Chairish.
When sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman joined forces to form Block Shop, they had one specific mission in mind: to make heirloom textiles that have high social benefit and low environmental impact. In collaboration with a family of printers and dyers in Bagru, Rajasthan, the duo have successfully married traditional Indian hand block printing with a modern California aesthetic to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind textiles. By donating 5 percent of Block Shop's profits to build and implement community healthcare programs every year, the sisters have helped deliver 250 primary care check-ups, 68 pairs of glasses, 8 cataract surgeries, and 18 UV/RO water filters to date. Learn more about the multitalented pair in our Q&A below.
1. Who is your biggest role model?
Hopie Stockman: There are many, but I just re-watched Broadcast News and I love Holly Hunter’s character– whip-smart, direct, resourceful, and vulnerable all at once. Our mom and grandmothers are our biggest role models- charming, tough as nails, can pull the shoes of a horse and throw together a dinner party in one evening.
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Luxury kitchen and bath brand, Waterworks, has expanded its San Francisco showroom to a two-level, 8,000 square foot space in the heart of the Design District on Rhode Island Street, replacing their former Kansas Street location where they have served the Northern California region since 1998.
On September 15 and 16, California Home + Design and Coupar Communications kicked off the first annual DESIGN LIVE, a two day design summit on San Francisco's Sacramento Street, presenting inspiration, celebrating talent and sharing ideas and opportunities amongst the Bay Area's design community.DA