Posts by Allison McCarthy

Exhibit"Slivers of Reality"Stanford graduate and Bay Area resident Ryan Jones rings in the new year with his first big art exhibit at downtown San Francisco's prestigious Caldwell Snyder Gallery.

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. government's historic announcement about normalizing relations with Cuba. The two countries, which have been cut off from each other for 54 years, restored diplomatic relations earlier this summer with the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana.

InstallationRain Room at LACMAWe've got Restoration Hardware to thank for bringing London-based artist collective Random International's mesmerizing work across the pond and over to the West Coast.

LaunchKelly Wearstler Furniture CollectionEveryone's favorite interiors expert, Kelly Wearstler, finally launched her own line last month. If you haven't yet checked out the 59-piece collection in person, beeline to WeHo this weekend for some serious window shopping.

OpeningSerena & Lily Design ShopThe beloved Bay Area lifestyle brand has just opened doors to its first LA outpost in the heart of West Hollywood.

ReceptionAIA San Diego Annual Design Awards Join the design elite on this special night when outstanding achievements will be recognized for everything from sustainability and urban design to interior architecture and young architect of the year.

Design FairWestEdge Santa Monica Here's your chance to hobnob with LA's design community as you gather ideas for your living room refurb. This year's opening party benefits the Architecture + Design Museum and promises a festive evening of cocktails, design talks, and door prizes.

FestivalArchtoberfestFall is in the air, and that means it's time for San Diego's Archtoberfest, a monthlong celebration of architecture, design, and art in SoCal.

Grand OpeningThe Broad MuseumThe highly anticipated downtown LA museum designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro finally opens its doors to the public this weekend with free admission.

Exhibit"Frank Gehry"In a sweeping survey of Canadian-born, L.A.-based architect extraordinaire Frank Gehry's work, LACMA presents more than 200 drawings—many of which have never been shown publicly—and 65 career-spanning models.