In the early 1960’s, one of the city’s original and most well-known contemporary modern furniture dealers discovered a home built by Donald Park, AIA. Today, nearly 50 years later, the residence of Mel Brown hits the market for the first time ever, creating an amazing opportunity for a fortunate buyer to continue the story of this special property.
Lately, I’ve been obsessing over decorating our new house–which basically means I’ve been wasting time on the Internet browsing furniture and reading design blogs. I do love checking out local shops, but I’m lazy, so I like to preview everything online first. Which explains why I haven’t actually been to Deja Vu, although, I’ve fully explored their website. Deja Vu is located on 4th Street’s “Retro Row” in Long Beach and specializes in mid-century modern furniture and accessories by designers like George Nelson, Bertoia, Milo Baughman, Kai Kristiansen and more.
Tonight, November 30th, is the Beverly Boulevard Night Out. From 5pm to 8pm, retailers along Beverly, including Modernica, Artspace Warehouse, Beige, Lloyd Klein and LA Eyeworks, will open their doors for an after-hours event with deals, food, drinks and more.
The film, “Eames: The Architect and the Painter”, narrated by James Franco, is the first documentary dedicated to exploring the Eames’ creative genius and work.
This is the final weekend of the Design Within Reach Herman Miller Sale, including the work of Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, and more. It’s time to make some decisions because the sale ends on Monday, and this stuff doesn’t go on sale very often! It’s 15% off all things Herman Miller, and if you go totally crazy and spend over $5,000, you get a free upgrade to DWR’s White Glove delivery service. Here are some of the items I’m dying to add to my cart…
Vidal Sassoon and wife Ronnie purchased Richard Neutra’s Singleton House in 2004 for $6 million. But just two weeks after closing, part of the roof collapsed, and a few months later a huge chunk of the property slid into the neighbor’s yard… They ended up completely remodeling the home and then listing it for $20M in 2007…
This week’s dream home: a mid-century modern in the Hollywood Hills, designed by Edward H. Fickett in 1959 and was once owned by Leigh Harline, Academy Award winning composer for “When I Wish Upon a Star”. Located in Nichols Canyon Colony, which is Rob’s favorite part of the Hollywood Hills. It features 2,463 square feet of interior space, soaring ceilings, gorgeous walls of glass, a fireplace in the living room, grassy yard, and a gorgeous pool!
Take Sunset interviews Bill Macomber about renovating Raphael Soriano’s Lipetz House in Silver Lake.
You must check out HGTV’s new show “Secrets from a Stylist”, hosted by “Design Star” winner Emily Henderson. Each week Emily helps a homeowner redo their home. On this week’s episode, Emily is redecorating Joy (from Oh Joy!) and Bob Cho’s Silver Lake apartment. I saw a few advanced photos of how Joy’s place turned out and it looked amazing. I’m excited to see the transformation play out on television!
Amsterdam Modern is having their first sale of the year this Saturday, February 5th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In order to make room for their new merchandise, everything in their entire warehouse will be marked 10-50% off.