The Agenda: Harmon Guest House, Advocartsy Collaboration, and Julia B. Fall CollectionAuthor:Allison McCarthy
Healdsburg adds to its eco-chic standing with the recent opening of Harmon Guest House, sister property to downtown’s environmentally friendly Hotel Healdsburg and h2hotel. Electric car charging stations, a rainwater harvesting system, a solar thermal water heating system, and FSC-certified wood throughout are just some of the green features of the new property. Designed by San Francisco’s David Baker Architects, each room boasts a balcony or patio with views of Healdsburg’s town square, the hotel’s interior gardens, or swimming pool, plus modern classics, including Fireclay tiles made from recycled materials and Sonoma Stoneworks cast concrete vanities and tubs. This month, the hotel opens the city’s only publicly accessible rooftop bar, just before temps start to dip into true fall territory.
When: Now accepting reservations
Where: 227 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg
Hollywood’s arts district just got a little swankier with the opening of Jeffrey Deitch Gallery. The former art director at MOCA returns to the Los Angeles art scene with a bang—Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei will be the first artist to have an exhibit on display in the space this fall. The museum-scale exhibition, “Zodiac,” includes one of the artist’s most remarkable works, 5,929 wooden stools from the Ming and Qing dynasties and the country’s Republican period gathered from villages across northern China and arranged in a 72-foot square.
When: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday
Where: 925 N. Orange Dr., Los Angeles
This exhibit at Pace Palo Alto juxtaposes two seemingly disparate subjects—large-scale paintings by abstract expressionist Agnes Martin alongside masterwork Navajo Chief Wearing Blankets. The blankets, which were worn as ceremonial wraps to special occasions, highlight weaving techniques from the 17th to 19th centuries. The show draws parallels between the expert design and craftsmanship of these blankets created by Navajo women and Martin’s approach to painting, which are both centered around balance and transcendence.
When: Through Sun. 10/28
Where: Pace Gallery, 229 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
Art + Design
The Space by Advocartsy, created to raise awareness of and engagement with Iranian contemporary art, joins forces with LA-based, Iranian-born interior designer Ryan Saghian in this special art and design collaboration. The museum-quality works chosen for this show carry a wide range of expression that will resonate with the larger contemporary art world. The collaboration speaks to the importance of art in the home as well as the self-expression of the collector, featuring pieces across the mediums of sculpture, painting, and digital photography by such artists as Afsoon, Mobina Nouri, and Sepideh Salehi.
When: Fri. 11/2–Thur. 11/15
Where: The Space by Advocartsy, 924 San Pedro St., Los Angeles
Celebrated homeware designer Julia B.’s newest collection has extra special meaning, as it coincides with the designer’s move west from Connecticut to California. Each year the Quattro Mani concept showcases Julia B.’s skill as designer and tastemaker by creating a vintage-inspired yet completely new look at each of the four components of the tabletop: linens, plates, crystal, and silverware. This year’s ‘Le Belle Donne’ collection is an Art Deco-inspired tribute to four historic women: Cleopatra, Elisabetta, Julietta, and Anastasia. The collection features a collaboration with Bavaria’s historic Theresienthal crystal house and introduces a breadth of vibrant colors to the table.
When: Fall collection launched mid-September 2018
Where: Purchase online or call 707-756-3930
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