The Agenda: The Cabin LA, Alessi Warehouse Sale, And Festival Del Sole



Colin Penno

German artist Colin Penno puts his abstract work on display at The Cabin, a tiny 10-by-12-foot gallery space modeled after the Unabomber’s Montana cabin. The brainchild of collector and artist Danny First, The Cabin is an appointment-only space in First’s Hancock Park backyard designed to provide emerging artists with gallery representation and was recently highlighted in the L.A. Times. Also on view (through Wednesday, 7/15) is Genevieve Gaignard’s photo series “A Golden State Of Mind.” 

When: Sunday, 7/19

Where: Highland and Melrose Avenues, Los Angeles



Alessi Warehouse Sale 

Once a year, the beloved Italian housewares brand marks select products up to 75 percent off. Think sleek black v-style organizing tray for only $34.50 (from $138) and a white trellis fruit stand for $27.50 (from $110). And if you can’t make it to either store, you can shop the online store for the same discounts. 

When: Saturday, 7/11–Sunday, 7/26

Where: Alessi SF, 424 Sutter St., San Francisco; Alessi L.A., 313 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles

Neri & Hu trunk cabinet at The Future Perfect



Matthew Hilton, Neri & Hu, and Luca Nichetto

Rub elbows with other design-minded denizens at the opening reception for The Future Perfect’s newest collections. The UK’s premier industrial designer Matthew Hilton takes a sculptural approach to furniture, Neri & Hu is an award-winning, Shanghai-based design practice with a minimal aesthetic, and Nichetto brings pops of vibrant colors to functional pieces.   

When: 5pm-8pm, Thursday, 7/9

Where: The Future Perfect, 3085 Sacramento Street, San Francisco


Food + Arts

Festival Del Sole

One of Napa Valley’s biggest annual events, Festival Del Sole is 10 days of cultural performances, food competitions, and wine tastings. This year’s highlights include the signature Taste of Napa (with samples from more than 80 wineries, restaurants, and local artisans for only $75), free film nights at 500 First Street (July 20, 21, 22), and yoga in the vineyard at Solage Calistoga.  

When: Wednesday, 7/15–Sunday, 7/26

Where: Various venues, Napa 

Paolo Troilo, SF Debut at Coup d’Etat



“The Substance of Ideas” 

The Italian artist who uses only his hands and fingers to paint stunning black-and-white abstractions opens a solo show at LA’s minimalist loft-style gallery space.   

When: 7pm-11pm, Saturday, 7/18

Where: NuSpace, 7122 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles



Moholy Nagy’s Untitled (Space Modulator)

Channel your inner artist in the studio as you try your hand at painting an abstract composition in the style of László Moholy-Nagy, who used painting to explore the relationship between art and technology. You’ll create your masterpiece on clear transparency using brightly hued and black acrylics.  

When: 1:30pm-4:30pm, Sunday, 7/12

Where: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara

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