Posts by Kira Coplin

A special weeklong exhibition of the newest work by iconic American graphic designer Milton Glaser is on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) this month. From March 23-29, the museum will present Milton Glaser for Lapchi: An Exploration of Pattern Making and Color Effects in Textiles.

Here it is - the moment they've all been waiting for: the big reveal of the final Mackey projects. Twice a year West Hollywood's MAK Center invites two artists and two architects to become Mackey Residents and participate in one of the most prestegious residences in the country. Fellows are given an apartment and resources to create a project that explores the relationship between art and architecture, and the results are often spectacular. Next Friday, the latest batch of Mackey residences will reveal their final projects to the public.

Doubling the number of products in the LA-based interior designer's line, the new collection of upholstered furniture from Reagan Hayes offers a bevy of comfy chic options.

The new, more affordable and sustainable modern prefab homes from Santa Monica-based developer, LivingHomes, have been unveiled. Debuting at Modernism Week, the LivingHome C6 is the first zero energy, zero carbon and LEED Platinum Level production home.

In celebration of artist Ed Moses' 85th birthday in April 2011, the William Turner Gallery in Venice presented a "then and now" look of the Los Angeles art scene. A body of work spanning from the mid-1950s to the present, the exhibit incorporated a cross-generational approach on the friendships, direction and shared experiences that make up the city's artistic community.

As the owners and designers of the luxury denim brand, Joe's Jeans, it would only make sense that Joe and Ambre Dahan would want to pay full attention to their closet space while undergoing a full-space renovation of their Hollywood Hills pad.

Revealing space, form and scope, lighting is an essential part of a room's overall look. Just as important is finding a fixture that illustrates the lighting source as an object of design. We've rounded up some of our favorite LA-based designs that are sure to brighten up nearly any room.

With the bitter chill of winter still in the air, it's almost impossible not to turn our thoughts towards the warmer weather ahead. Of course, the impending release of new luxe outdoor lines from a brand like Pasadena-based Brown Jordan, makes it even easier to evoke wonderful sunny summer days.

Most look to Palm Springs when it comes to stylish and modern desert design and architecture, but the Mojave offers plenty of off-the-radar gems that are definitely worth exploring. We've ventured outside of the Uptown Design District to uncover some of Yucca Valley and Desert Hot Springs' unique spaces.

Known for its luxe outdoor collections, the DEDON flagship store is now open in Los Angeles. Among all of the shop's new itrms for 2012, here's a sneak peek at a couple of our favorites.