The Agenda: LA Modernism, Madeline Weinrib, And Pasadena Showcase House Of DesignAuthor:Allison McCarthy
Walk the grounds of this English Tudor gem with Craftsmen elements during this year’s showcase, the country’s oldest, largest, and most successful garden tour supporting the arts. The historic estate, designed by Fernand Parmentier in 1910, features the latest products and concepts in interior design and landscape architecture, as evidenced by a stunning outdoor kitchen, Koi pond, pristine pool, and wisteria arbor.
When: Sunday, 4/19–Sunday, 5/17
Where: 100 West Walnut Street, Pasadena
See and be seen at Fashion Island’s opening night gala, hosted by Esquire magazine. Then dive into screenings at the weeklong film fest. You’ll see a diverse collection of studio and independent films, but of particular note is this year’s inaugural “Made In California” program, a series of shorts celebrating California, its communities, its landscapes, and filmmaking history. Design aficionados should look out for The Nature of Modernism: E. Stewart Williams, about the legendary midcentury modern architect, part of the art, architecture, and design series during the festival.
When: Thursday, 4/23–Thursday, 4/30
Where: Various venues, Newport Beach
With a host committee comprised of design stars from Kelly Wearstler to Frank Gehry, the LA Modernism Show in the heart of the Hayden Tract Arts District is no joke. One of the premier design events for fine and decorative arts of the 20th century, this year’s show highlights more than 40 national and international exhibitors, including LA’s Reform Gallery, Palm Springs’ A La MOD, and Archive in Laguna Beach. Don’t miss the lecture and book signing celebrating the upcoming release of An Eames Anthology.
When: 7pm-11pm Friday, 4/24; 11am-7pm Saturday, 4/25; 11am-5pm Sunday, 4/26
Where: 3Labs, 8461 Warner Drive, Culver City
Spring is in the air, that time of year when top floral designers pull out all the stops for these annual fundraisers in San Diego and San Francisco. Ornate flower arrangements take shape as modern interpretations of art in each museum’s permanent collections. Think bright yellow buds fastened in petrified wood juxtaposed with a Dalí surreal scape and a sculpture of native plants in the forefront of a Charles Green Shaw.
When: Friday, 4/24–Sunday, 4/26 and Tuesday, 4/14–Sunday, 4/19 respectively
Where: San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego and de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
The hallowed New York event is coming to the West Coast for the first time, just as the showroom at SFDC turns one. Madeline Weinrib is celebrating the anniversary by offering amazing deals on handmade carpets, fabrics, pillows, furniture, and accessories. She promises collectors, designers, and new shoppers affordable prices—in the form of 40 to 70 percent off—on handmade products that will last a lifetime.
When: 9am-5pm Thursday, 4/23 and Friday, 4/24; 9am-3pm Saturday, 4/25; 11am-5pm Sunday, 4/26
Where: 101 Henry Adams Strett #101, San Francisco
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