Went to the press preview today for this great exhibition at LACMA. Amazing show. Another must-see (JF Chen, now this). There’s so much to say about this show – so many gems, but I don’t have the time or energy to devote to it tonight. I’ll follow up next week but just wanted to get these shots up. What do you think?
My favourite Abbot Kinney store, Tortoise, is having an exhibition of Mitsuru Koga‘s exquisite leaf cutouts. It will be over on Sunday…
I’ve spent the last 2 days immersed in Dwell’s world of design – first at the convention centre in downtown Los Angeles and today on the east side of the city on one of the house tours (tomorrow is the westside). There’s so much more…the Shulman documentary is screening tonight for example. Plus numerous talks. So much! I wanted to share a few of the highlights from the past few days. First Ligne Roset. They showed Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s ‘Clouds’ which was launched in January at Maison et Objet. Their booth area was definitely the most dramatic at the event. The Cloud rose up in a great gust of blue and cream (above and below).
I’m at the Dwell on Design conference and exhibition all day tomorrow and most of the weekend. I will report back on Monday with a tonne of news. (Pictured clockwise above: Norwich Drive Residence, West Hollywood by Clive Wilkinson Architects. Clouds by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Ligne Roset. Pottery by Heath Ceramics. Vertical Garden by Woolly Pocket Garden Company).
Pratt is hosting an exhibition of top Swedish design. It’s a pick of the winners of the Swedish Design Awards and includes Folkform’s Unik chest of drawers above (made from masonite) and the elegant wall-leaning shelves by Michael Bihain (below). For more info on each of the winners go here. Thank you Amy for the info!