The Agenda: WestEdge Design Fair, Honoring Frank Gehry, And Kartell Showroom


Design Fair

WestEdge Santa Monica 

Here’s your chance to hobnob with LA’s design community as you gather ideas for your living room refurb. This year’s opening party benefits the Architecture + Design Museum and promises a festive evening of cocktails, design talks, and door prizes. Pencil in California Home + Design’s Saturday afternoon panel about how technology is changing the landscape of interior design featuring Anna Brockway of Chairish, Jaime Derringer of DesignMilk, and Mat Sanders of MyDomaine. Stay on for Heath Ceramics’ discussion about how tile makes a room. 

When: Thursday, 10/22–Sunday, 10/25 

Where: The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica



“Jewel City”

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The world’s fair celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal, as well as the city’s reconstruction after the 1906 earthquake, and is the pivotal event that put San Francisco on the map as the West Coast’s epicenter of culture. In this ceremonious exhibit, you’ll have the chance to see more than 200 of the 11,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, and photos that were on display at this monumental event.

When: Saturday, 10/17–Sunday, 1/10/16 

Where: de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco

Frank Gehry’s Tuyomyo chaise lounge


Honoring Frank Gehry

Next weekend, the Museum of California Design will honor the one, the only Frank Gehry. But before you conjure visions of Bilbao Spain and LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, know that this award ceremony recognizes the architect’s achievements in product design. This red-carpet gala kicks off the first survey exhibit of Gehry’s furniture, jewelry, and lighting design (between the years 1972 to 2012). At this once-in-a-lifetime event, you’ll also have the chance to bid on items by Ed Ruscha, Frank Gehry, Gere Kavanaugh, and Doyle Lane in silent and live auctions.  

When: 2:30pm, Sunday, 10/25 

Where: JF Chen @1135, 1135 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles


Discussion + Book Launch

How We Live By Photographer Marcia Prentice

Celebrate the launch of the new teNeues book “How We Live” by photographer Marcia Prentice. A night of artistic conversations, new collaborations, and bridging the gaps between the vast design and art disciplines. 

When: 7pm-10pm, Wednesday, 10/21, RSVP to

Where: Austere, 912 South Hill Street, Los Angeles



Napa Valley Showhouse

Admit it, you’ve driven through wine country wishing you could get a glimpse into some of Napa’s amazing estates. Join Traditional Home for their annual decorator showcase, for which more than 20 designers have decked out the rooms in three historic properties—a Napa bungalow that dates back to 1887, a 1935 Tudor Revival, and the Inn at Randolph (which was once the Victorian Hannah Moore carriage house from 1860). 

When: Saturday, 10/24–Sunday, 11/15 

Where: Randolph Street Revival, 367 Randolph Street, Napa



Kartell Showroom

Arkitektura, which is celebrating 30 years of bringing the best of contemporary European design stateside, opens a brand-new 1,700-square-foot Kartell boutique this month. Inside, you’ll find innovative products geared towards the cost-minded consumer. Impeccably curated by founder Andrew Fisher, the showroom will showcase the work of such design greats as Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, and Marcel Wanders.  

When: Monday– Saturday, 10am-6pm

Where: 540 Ninth Street, San Francisco

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