Visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House

When I received this month’s issue of Preservation (published by the National Trust) I was excited to see one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Homes on the cover. The Usonian Home is a Wright design made for the middle class family. The first one, the Jacobs House, was built in 1936 and several followed in […]

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2017

Disclosure: I received complimentary admission to Modernism Week events. All opinions are my own. I love seeking out new adventures but there are some places that I long to return to over and over again like San Francisco, Disneyland and Palm Springs. With it’s (usually) sunny weather and iconic mid-century architecture Palm Springs is my […]

Viewing Artesanos on KCET

I’ve long been a public television nerd and find that through it I learn so much about the world I live in. Last week, I mentioned watching the wonderful documentary Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West which was the season premier episode of the KCET docuseries Artbound. Well, tonight at 9pm the second episode Artesanos […]

A Tribute to Eames at Gallery Nucleus

As a fan of all things Mid-Century I always get excited when there’s a new exhibit celebrating the era. So when I learned one of my favorite galleries’, Gallery Nucleus, new show would be a tribute to Charles and Ray Eames I made sure to make it to opening night. The Eames husband and wife […]

A Christmas Visit to Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Mine was as lovely as always. As is our tradition we went to an early morning Mass followed by exchanging presents. By midday we were relaxing and enjoying the presents left under the tree. We had an early dinner and spent the afternoon watching holiday flicks. After nightfall […]

Viewing The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

I like to think of myself as up to date on the latest museum shows. Noir exhibit at the Skirball? Saw it. Hollywood Costume? Yup. Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio? Wait…what now? When I received an email advising of the opening of the new exhibit Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio at […]

Spotlight on Parachute

Oh man, I love a good night’s sleep. Now, I know most people would agree but isn’t it a rarity nowadays? I know that most of my days consist of me running around like a chicken with its head cut off. By the time I hit the hay I’ve only got a few hours until […]

Taking the Los Angeles Music Center Symphonian Tour

If you’ve read this blog for awhile you know I love a good walking tour. I love to see locations up close and personal and to learn their ins and outs. Recently, I was lucky enough to join a group of my fellow bloggers in a Symphonian Tour of the Los Angeles Music Center. I’ve […]

Meet Taylor Donsker – The Man Behind Taylor Donsker Design

A few weeks back I wrote about attending the Hello, Again event in Santa Monica. As you may recall, I mentioned one of the featured businesses – Taylor Donsker Design. That night, I met its namesake and was subsequently invited to visit the studio so that I could discovery the story behind the company. Taylor […]