Posts by Allison McCarthy

Showcase Legends 2017: Your True ColorsEvery May designers, manufacturers, and design enthusiasts flock to the La Cienega Design Quarter to share ideas, discover new collections, and take part in the Legends design conference.

Home Tour  San Francisco Decorator Showcase The classic revival mansion at 2698 Pacific Street has been dropping jaws since 1904 when it was built to take advantage of sweeping hilltop views by famed architects Newsom and Newsom.

Showroom  Casa Perfect In L.A., it’s not so much about the journey as it is the destination. That’s exactly why tastemaker David Alhadeff took a unique retail approach to the latest outpost of The Future Perfect.

Dining  Somerset With this new restaurant opening, midcentury modern design guru Steve Hermann really hoped to put Santa Barbara on the map for its food and design. And let’s just say that Somerset is truly turning heads.

Opening  The Douglas Room   The Tilden Hotel in the Tenderloin tapped the pros behind hot artisan cocktail haven Benjamin Cooper to run its bar program at The Douglas Room.

Art Festival Desert X  Think of Desert X as the next wave of Burning Man-inspired site-specific outdoor art exhibits—minus the bartering and hype.

In honor of this year's event, we're dedicating today's Agenda to Palm Springs Modernism Week. Whether you're a veteran or first timer to the affair, it's hard to decide how to split your time.

Exhibit “Rick Owens: Furniture”  Rick Owens is known in fashion circles as a force on the Paris design scene, but he hails from our very own state of California. This month, L.A. MOCA Pacific Design Center pays tribute to the artiste, but not for his clothes.

Art Fair  The L.A. Art ShowGallerists, designers, curators, and collectors, listen up. L.A.’s premier art fair kicks off 2017 with 150,000 square feet of exhibition space featuring more than 90 galleries.

Opening Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of ArtSan Francisco denizens are looking outside the 7x7 for big news in the NorCal art world. Renowned art patrons Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem recently unveiled their new museum on the campus of UC Davis. And it’s a looker.