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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Get To Know Houzz.com

Do you know about Houzz.com? If not, you’re missing out on what the San Francisco Chronicle says is “quite an addictive site.” I tend to agree as I could spend hours searching gorgeous interior design pics and idea books created by Houzz users.

This is the go-to site for everything interior design. You can browse by style, space, metro or designer to find just what you’re looking for from their almost 300,000 images and over 1 million idea books!  Mark and the team have shared tons of completed project images on the site. Take a look here. Houzz also features hand-picked recommendations of best product designs from designers and site users. 

Then there are the idea books created by Houzz staff, interior designers and members. A favorite of mine lately is “To Do: ChooseYour Weekend Project.” I live in a 1930’s cottage fixer upper and have a “to do” list a mile long (yes, really). This idea book took me from overwhelmed to inspired within minutes. I marked two projects from “to do” to “done” this past weekend alone.  

Be sure to stop by and check out Houzz.com for yourself. Enjoy!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Cool stuff to see at LACMA

I was at LACMA this weekend and Ruby and I went to see the Chris Burden installation called Metropolis II. WOW!!!

If you haven't seen it you should definitely try and make it over, It is a follow up piece to a smaller scale Metropolis I. This new one is much larger and features 1,100 toy cars zooming around on 18 lanes of traffic, but describing in those terms, does it no justice, you really have to see it, and hear it in person.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Richard Schultz

Independently-minded and exuberantly-imaginative, Richard Schultz is a master at his craft. His outdoor furniture designs sit in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Louvre in Paris. Outside of these esteemed establishments, you’ll find his furniture in the outdoor spaces and gardens of some of the world’s finest homes, hotels and resorts.
With such accomplishments and over half a century at work, you’d think Schultz would close up shop and turn his focus to “growing” plants instead of furniture, but that’s left for another day as he continues to challenge himself in creating “aesthetically pleasing and comfortable” outdoor furniture designs.
We’re so into Schultz’s 1966 Collection, we’re specifying it for one of our current projects, a ranch in Carmel. The collection was first created in 1966 for Florence Knoll (architect and designer), who wanted “well-designed furnishings that would withstand the corrosive salt air at her home in Florida.” Over four decades later, the 1966 Collection is still relevant and being produced and sold around the world.

Take a look at some of Schultz’s sleek and sexy designs that would look perfect with any size bikini and fruity libation.