The Agenda: Alchemy Works, Fall Market, and Heath Ceramic’s Winter Seasonal Collection



Alchemy Works: Harbor House

The popular downtown L.A. concept shop recently opened its doors in Newport Beach’s Lido Marina Village to much fanfare. The 1,300-square-foot space certainly sticks out, with a black facade among a sea of white buildings. Inside, the store hosts the OC’s first Warby Parker showroom and also houses menswear boutique Apolis. The black-and-white theme plays out throughout the store in the form of jewelry, accessories, home decor, and furniture fit for any chic home. 

When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Where: 3408 Via Oporto, Newport Beach



States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945–1960”

Drawing from the museum’s 700-plus collection of Picasso prints, “States of Mind” gives the viewer a rare glimpse into the artist’s process. The exhibit traces the evolution of the artist’s individual compositions from the 1940s and ’50s through each step of self-editing—from the subtlest adjustments to the most radical revisions. Many of the 86 prints on view are being presented for the first time in 40 years and offer a truly unique perspective on the thought process of an artist at work. 

When: Fri. 10/14–Mon. 2/13/17 

Where: Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 


Heath Ceramics winter seasonal collection, Photo by Jeffrey Cross

Product Launch

Heath Ceramics Winter Seasonal Collection 

Moody, rich, cozy, and contemplative—these are just some of the ways Heath Ceramics is feeling for the season ahead. In their latest limited-edition collection, the vibe is meant to evoke the sense of stillness and mystery that characterizes winter in Northern California—from the blanketing shade of evergreen forests to the tranquility of walks among redwoods. The mood is reflected in a series of new glazes: juniper, bourbon, deep teal, aqua gloss, and eucalyptus for vases, dinnerware, candleholders, and other decorative vessels. Place your order before these stunning pieces are gone for good.

When: Until limited run sells out 

Where: San Francisco, Sausalito, and Los Angeles showrooms; online


Home Tours

San Francisco’s Victorians

Next weekend, San Francisco’s Victorian Alliance is set to host its 44th annual historic home tour in the City by the Bay’s Duboce Park neighborhood. If the voyeur inside you would kill to step inside meticulously restored Victorians, this is your ticket. The self-guided tour will walk you through eight exceptional 19th-century homes that have been lovingly preserved and restored. This year, a historic church has been added to the list, and they’ll even be serving up refreshments.  

When: 1-5 p.m., Sun. 10/16 

Where: Duboce Park neighborhood, San Francisco 


Minimalist | Maximalist at PDC’s Fall Market

Fall Market

Minimalist | Maximalist

Opposites attract at this year’s fall market. The theme delves into opposing forces of the design world in the form of passionate discussions in which tastemakers debate their reverence for one style over the other. Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-wool minimalist who prefers monastic streamlining or an admirer of the “more is more” layered philosophy, you’ll no doubt enjoy talks about each style’s relevance today in everything from interiors and architecture to product design. Speakers include such design talents as Jean-Louis Deniot, Ron Radziner, Kendall Wilkinson, and Richard Landry. 

When: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Thurs. 10/6 

Where: Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood 

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