The Agenda: Rough Linen Sale, Palm Springs Architecture & Design Tours, and Ai Weiwei



Rough Linen Oddities Sale

If you dream of outfitting your home (and yourself) in natural linen, then this is one sale you don’t want to miss. The Marin County purveyor of luxurious bedding, towels, table runners, and apparel is hosting a special sale for samples, seconds, one-offs, and slightly imperfect products, which will all be up for grabs at deeply discounted prices—up to 80% off. Come ready to spend, and remember to measure your tables, windows, and duvet infills so you know what you need.                

When: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sun. 9/30

Where: 1925 Francisco Blvd. East, Unit 13, San Rafael 



Ai Weiwi “Life Cycle” 

The Chinese artist known for his boundary-pushing works addressing politics and social justice will present his new and yet unseen Life Cycle, a sculptural response to the global refugee crisis, in his first major institutional exhibition in L.A. Using bamboo and traditional techniques for Chinese kite-making, he’s created an inflatable boat surrounded by bamboo-and-silk figures representative of the refugee’s precarious journey to seek asylum in a new land. Also on view are Weiwei’s iconic installations Sunflower Seeds and Spouts.              

When: Fri. 9/28–Sun. 3/3/19

Where: Marciano Art Foundation, 4357 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 


Courtesy of Palm Springs Mod Squad


Palm Springs Mod Squad

Here’s your chance to get an exclusive look inside three midcentury Palm Springs houses outfitted for a modern lifestyle. The new tour from Palm Springs Mod Squad shows why Desert Modern design remains as popular today it was 60 years ago. You’ll see everything from a 1959 Hugh Kaptur home that has been restored yet thoughtfully modernized for year-round living to a 1961 Alexander/Krisel home remodeled by L.A. party house architect Hal Levitt.              

When: Ongoing

Where: Various venues, Palm Springs 



James Porschen “Neonscapes” 

One of the only photographers to use neon and photography in the same piece, James Porschen finds the intersection of two disparate mediums. In this solo show of landscape photography, he uses neon tubes to create locations that are new and distinct from the original geographic locations in which the images were shot—leaving it up to the viewer to imagine a completely individual place.               

When: Opening reception, 3 – 6 p.m., Sat. 10/6; Exhibit, Sat. 10/6–Fri. 11/16

Where: Art Ventures Gallery, 888 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 



September Studio Sessions 

Next time you’re at Row DTLA, try having your aura read. You’ll get a Polaroid film portrait of you and your aura, an interpretation of your colors, plus a color guide that dispels each color’s meanings. It’s a unique experience that feels very L.A. Afterwards, stop by Row DTLA’s newest tenants, Flask & Field and the Dandelion Chocolates pop-up.              

When: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun. 9/30

Where: Row DTLA, 777 Alameda St., Los Angeles 


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