Thursday, February 12, 2015

speaking of art

recently surprised by equally amazing artistic and delicious meal
my daughter, the foodie, invited me to be her special guest and meet her in the arts district to attend this special 9 course meal
it took her 2 years to get invited
check out wolvesmouth

they get about 1000 requests per week for about 75 seats, 25 people 3 times per week
i would go back in a heartbeat

i was so impressed by the chef, craig thornton, that when i learned he is planning to move, i offered him my card. he worked at bouchon in vegas but you can read more about him here in la weekly article
i love the arts district downtown and have just completed a loft in the toy factory building on industrial street
just across from church and state restaurant

also home of one of my favorite la restaurants bestia, and my favorite bread in la, bread lounge

will follow up with some images of the loft project soon

Friday, January 2, 2015

art basel i miami

happy new year
its about time to post my highlights from december art basel miami trip

so many great shows and stimulating works to see and discover
i will try not to miss it in 2015

starting with strandbeests
an exhibit on the beach during the shows

design miami-a small design and furniture fairs:new and vintage works in galleries

vincenzo de cotiis at carwan gallery, beirut lebanon

single pendant chandelier by vincenzo de cotiis

riccardo goti brass bench at erastudio

art basel, scope, untitled, nada, and pulse were shows that i visited and here are some of my favorite pieces

shyori br kumi sugai

relieve negro perforato by antoni tapies at  galeria de arte

the memory of the surface by santiago uribe-holgun at saatchi gallerie
mart visser a fashion designer: portraits at amstel gallery
luca dellaversone at tilton gallery
drop by erin shirreff at sikkema jenkins
cecily brown
french money by larry rivers
at kinman gallery
at shane campbell gallery
at shane campbell gallery
at frederica schiavo gallery
by scott treleaven
by secundino hernandez
by xooox at debuck gallery

by sky glabush
what i did buy and will buy and would  buy if i could afford:

bought for a client for $7000 48"x48"

face control by francesca kirke at gallery bastejs

what i plan to purchase for my own collection: work by ryan wallace 48"x58" $12500

ryan wallace at susan inglett gallery
what i am hoping to be able to afford and my most exciting artist discovery
thomas houseago:how did i not know his work-i love it!!!
the giant by thomas houseago

at hauser&wirth
this piece was a gallery resale but also saw his work at de la cruz collection below

thomas houseago

also thomas houseago

rudolph stingel

wade guyton

Sunday, November 23, 2014

west edge better late then never

recap of noted products newly launched at westedge design fair santa monica october 2014
see exhibitors listing
next show october 22-25 2015

board house wood nice european oak collection

love this burnt finish and the matte glitsa finish
they are based in los angeles area and you can order chips-they also have reclaimed oak floor boards

la cornue new parts for their cornu fe series- a french plaque attachment that sits on the range top $1050

a new frameless induction cook top
can someone help to identify can't seem to find manufacturer and can't delay post any longer

sleek new 24" integrated dishwashers due out anytime

the galley kitchen workstation sink plus prep/cutting boards-colanders etc... for multiple size kitchen cabinets and outdoor use

sun valley bronze new finishes and patterns

burlap collection

corrugated collection
amara rugs-some nice contemporary patterns-
and of course 
marc phillips now open on la cienega
nice wools and silks

fantini italian contemporary faucetry
shower columns and heads fabulous but very pricey


camouflage heater radiant heating form a designer's choice of picture frames

foggia salvas

beautiful cabinetry work with leather detail

calma e gesso
amazing modern clear glass gaming tables

renson covered outdoor spaces and sliding partitions