10 Ways To Banish June’s Gloom


GO: The Los Angeles Design Festival, centered at ROW DTLA for the third year, promises an invigorating four days of design conversations, installations, tours, workshops and one epic Design Block Party! The annual citywide celebration, which honors LA’s diverse and talented creative culture, runs from June 20-23. Not-to-be-missed events include: INTRO/LA a curated modern design show featuring all California designers; ADU Home Tour, a self-guided tour of backhouses and granny flats and Oasys House, a modern prefab backhouse. Check out the full schedule here

WATCH: Design aficianados knew about bingewatching long before the practice became common with hours lost to watching HGtv. Now a new show, Unspouse My House, starring Orlando Soria, interior designer and self-proclaimed break-up artist, is poised to gobble up the clock. Soria works with newly single clients to completely overhaul their homes and heal their lonely hearts along the way. Premieres June 6th.

GO: San Francisco Design Week kicks off its 11th year June 20th with a party on Pier 27. The full listing of events for the city-wide festival which, this year, celebrates the theme of CommUNITY, can be found here. Dynamic Minds Series by Diane Dorrans Saeks: #4 “The World of Ken Fulk, which includes a visit to St Joseph’s Art Society and a tour of Carpenter’s Workshop is just one of the many events on our must-do list. For information, tickets and the complete schedule, click here.

BUY: Stop by the just-opened Carl’s Atelier, from style maestro Carl Louisville, in Westfield Century City and pick up some Guillermo shirts for your dad for Father’s Day and some unique pottery — map plates, architectural teapots and textile-inspired dishes — from notNeutral for yourself. The two product lines, from architectural powerhouse Rios Clementi Hale Studios, represent just some of the ways the multidisciplinary firm is expanding their ethos that architecture is more than just a building, it includes everything in the designed environment. Carl’s Atelier, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.

GO: Gagosian San Francisco presents “High Times,” a selection of large, colorful inkjet reproductions from Richard Prince’s 1998–99 Hippie Drawings. Not quite a departure from the themes the artist explored in his “rephotographs,” the artist is now mining his own work and history. Now through August 23rd. Gagosian San Francisco, 657 Howard Street

TRY: Pali Wine Co., founded in 2005, has now grown into one of California’s premiere wineries producing over 50 types of wine with tasting rooms in 5 sites in Southern California, ranging from the Little Italy in San Diego to the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara. To celebrate the one year anniversary of the DTLA location at 811 E. Traction Avenue, they’ll be hosting a food & wine pairing event in conjunction with Porto’s Bakery on Sunday, June 2nd from 3-6. For a complete schedule of hours and events, click here

GO: Producer, writer and director Susie Landau and curator and LAXART founder Lauri Firstenberg have launched Salon @ The Granada, a salon and creative gallery in the iconic Granada Building near MacArthur Park. The appointment-only space will host everything from dance, to tarot reading, art shows, performances, and script readings.

EAT: With National Cheese Day coming up on Tuesday, June 4th, invite friends over for a tasting or hit the road and explore the California Cheese Trail which includes 83 cheesemakers and runs from Crescent City down to El Centro.

GO: Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich at The Skirball. Fashion designer Rudi Gernreich was responsible for the monokini, the thong, unisex caftans and pantsuits for women. This exhibition showcases his visionary and provocative work and explores the ways in which it transcended rigid social expectations and championed authenticity above all.

READ: Interior designer Breegan Jane is releasing a children’s book. Carbie! is a story about how perseverance and struggles shape an individual’s character.

GO: In his first show in nearly 45 years, the elusive artist David Hammons presents his work at Hauser + Wirth. Running through August 11th, the exhibition, which includes sculptures and installations offers a rare overview of the artist’s work which, centered on the black experience, confronts cultural stereotypes and racial issues with the deft and biting precision. See here for more info

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