The Agenda: House of Honey, Hermès Upcycling, and a Designer Roundtable



House of Honey  

Interiors expert Tamara Honey opened her second retail showroom and design studio on June 19 in Montecito (her first boutique in Pasadena was named Best Shop in LA by LA Mag). Design fanatics will get lost among the sophisticated vignettes of vintage lighting, furniture, art, and objects. Don’t miss the Color Bar, where you’ll find a vast collection of wallpapers, fabrics, and paints. 

When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday–Friday; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday

Where: 526 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito



The Structure, Art, and Expression of the Creative Process

In this afternoon designer roundtable at Coup d’Etat, Green Couch Design’s Jeff Schlarb, choreographer Alonzo King of SF’s LINES Ballet, artist Katina Hudson, and Stephen Sutro of Sutro Architects will talk about the creative process and how it manifests itself in their respective industries. 

When: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Wed. 6/25

Where: Coup d’Etat, 111 Rhode Island St., San Francisco



Maura Bendett: Vespid Empire 

In this show, LA artist Maura Bendett explores the convergence of painting and sculpture in these three-dimensional works displayed on custom pedestals at Edward Cella Art+Architecture. 

When: Through Sat. 7/5

Where: Edward Cella Art+Architecture, 6018 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles



Letterpress Workshop 

Print is not dead. In this weekly monthlong course, you’ll learn to hand-set type and print on different letterpresses. By the end of the course, you’ll have a collection of personalized letterhead, postcards, cards, posters, and more. 

When: Mon. 6/30–Mon. 7/28

Where: Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena

Petite h silk rope vases

Petite h silk rope vases, courtesy of Selectism


Petite h at Hermès

One doesn’t typically think of upcycling when it comes to Hermès, but the luxury fashion house’s métier Petite h turns remnants–rejects, trimmings, unused bits–into products anew. Traveling shop-in-shops have been making the international tour and have recently landed at the Hermès boutique in Costa Mesa’s South Coast Plaza. Prices start at an affordable $80 for a silk ornament to a mere $260 for a laser-cut leather cuff. Not bad for Hermès. 

When: Through Sun. 6/29 

Where: Hermès South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa


Architecture, Storefronts & Screenprinting

Friday Flights + Engaging Ensor

Sign up for the last architecture tour of the day (4 p.m.) at The Getty Center, where you’ll get the inside scoop on Richard Meier’s design. Stick around for “Friday Flights” (6 – 9 p.m.), a weekly pop-up storefront hosted by Ooga Booga that sells unconventional wares by local artists. On Saturday and Sunday, “Engaging Ensor” (12 – 3 p.m.) presents a pop-up screenprinting cart by SF-based art collective Mobile Arts Platform. Bonus: the Ansel Adams exhibit goes through July 20.

When: Fri. 6/27–Sun. 6/29

Where: The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles



Ventura Flea Market

Practically on the beach, the Ventura Flea Market is the place to go for choice antiques. Held at the end of the month, it’s a popular spot for the design-minded. Ty Pennington, of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, was recently spotted filming a pilot for his new show Great Big American Auction.  

When: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sun. 6/29

Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura


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