The Agenda: ASID Pasadena Home Tours and Icons of Style at The Getty CenterAuthor:Allison McCarthy
Step inside three private estates and marvel at the beautiful work of designers Rozalynn Woods, Jennifer Bevans, and Christine Santana. It’s all part of the showcase-like tour put on by the Pasadena chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Get a glimpse inside the region’s diverse architecture and design culture in three distinct properties—from a 1925 Monterey Colonial designed by esteemed architect Paul R. Williams to a contemporary Santa Barbara ranch-style home designed for indoor-outdoor living with a stunning oversized patio. And, unlike most home tours, there will even be a pop-up market with local retailers, designers’ vendors, food trucks, and free design consultations at the Pasadena Unified School District. It’s not too late to get early-bird tickets ($37 through Sept. 15; $40 thereafter) for the much-anticipated tour. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Foster Children.
When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun. 10/7
Where: 1020 El Centro St., South Pasadena
The stunning Laguna Art Museum dates back to 1918, when it was founded by artist Edgar Payne. In 1929, the museum opened a grand, custom-built gallery which survives within the present building to this day. And unlike any other museum in the state, it only collects California art. In honor of this impressive legacy, the museum is hosting a year-long series of exhibitions, special events, programs, and celebrations, ending with this month’s centennial ball. Art enthusiasts will embark on a journey through major milestones in California art, starting with historical painters of the early 1900s including William Wendt, Anna Hills, and Edgar Payne. Dinner will be infused with the modernist aesthetic of such artists as Helen Lundeberg and John McLaughlin. And a party wouldn’t be complete without dancing—this time to the art of light and space exemplified by artists like Peter Alexander, Lita Albuquerque, and James Turrell.
When: 6 – 11 p.m., Sat., 9/29
Where: 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach
Fashion photography is ever-present in the modern world, but it’s not often celebrated as a form of high art in prestigious museums. That’s not so anymore with the latest exhibit at The Getty Center, which features more than 160 photos, costumes, illustrations, magazine covers, videos, and ads from the past 100 years. From Edward Steichen to Inez & Vinoodh, the talents behind conceptual interpretations of beauty, aspirational culture, and technological advances are finally given their due.
When: Through Sun. 10/21
Where: The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles
NYC-based, architect-led design studio SOFTlab has made a permanent impression on San Francisco. They’ve recently unveiled Stratus, a glimmering light installation in the historic lobby of 315 Montgomery’s downtown building. On view from the street 24 hours a day, the shiny new installation is made up of layered brass tubes that light up in a simulation of air flow. The tubes are punctuated by laser-cut holes that each house a custom-programmed LED. The staggered assembly contrasts with the ornate architecture of the lobby in a stunning presentation—a welcome addition to the city’s public art collection.
When: On view from the street 24/7
Where: 315 Montgomery St., San Francisco
The beloved Berkeley clothing and lifestyle goods designer finally made the move south earlier this year, opening a third boutique at The Row DTLA. Stop by the new fashion and lifestyle shop and peruse the earthy, organic wares, including tableware from a recent collaboration with Notary Ceramics and furniture from a partnership with craftsman Russel Fong. Tanov, a staple on the Bay Area design scene, notes of the new DTLA shop—the Arts District feels like the pulse of L.A.’s creative movement.
When: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday–Sunday
Where: The Row DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles
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