Posts by Kira Coplin

From its soaring rooflines and retro retreats to its celebrity culture and 354 days of sun, Palm Springs has long been called 'America's Winter Playground.'

Opening its doors just over a week ago, Motif is already proving itself as a one-of-a-kind design destination.

Looking for a cool new sofa? Check out the latest from high end contemporary Italian furnishing company, Poliform: the Metropolitan Sofa.

Product Porch, the 6-month experimental retail collaboration between Specific Merchandise and Vitrine at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), is partnering with Halcyon Tea, an independent tea shop in South Park for an afternoon of delicious specialty teas, pastries, excellent art, and design.

Modern Chic Home Founder & Creative Director, Julie Thigpen, shares her top gift picks with CHD.

How do you build a house in less than 48 hours without using lumber or nails that's more resistant to fire, earthquakes and hurricanes than any traditionally built structure? Though it sounds like some kind of riddle or futuristic development, it's not. The latest book from Los Angeles-based writer, Jeffrey Head, "No Nails, No Lumber" takes an in-depth look at Wallace Neff's 1941 design. 

Full of "pretty little things" for the home, Chic Shop by Hillary Thomas Designs is one of our SoCal faves for truly unique items. Interior designer Hillary Thomas scours flea markets, thrift stores and estate sales for classic furniture, Mad Men-esque barware, and kitschy odds and ends.

Celebrating a love of travel, artistry and charitable pursuits, sisters' Jenny Best and Katharina Tagliaferro, recently opened up shop along the trendy Santa Monica shopping row on Montana Avenue.  Zouk Los Angeles is a unique boutique stocked full of exotic goods for the home, as well as carefully selected fashion pieces for women.

Another reason to love bi-coastal fashion designer, Geren Ford?

Hand thrown with explosive, experimental glazes, Adam Silverman's newest collection perfectly epitomizes the ceramist's ancient-meets-modern aesthetic. The current studio director of Heath Ceramics unveils his new body of work after an eventful fall season.