23 March 2012

maison21, pressing onward... (& expressing gratitude)

we've had quite teh week here at m21, and we'd like to take a minute to say thanks to some of the people who made it awesome, including these very special thanks to a couple of press pieces that warmed the cockles of our designery heart...

first, a big old thank you to ryan jones and frontiers magazine for including both brian patrick flynn (decor demon) and myself in his fantastic article on modernism, as part of frontier's annual "home design guide" issue. ryan asked us as experts in our field (who me?) to provide 3 of our go-to pieces for recreating a modernist "mad men" sort of vibe in one's home, and we had a blast doing so.  if you live here in LA, you can go to pretty much any retailer or bar in west hollywood and pick up a copy of frontiers for free (and if you wanna swing by the atelier, we'll totes autograph it for you as it's guaranteed to be a highly prized collectible one day... um, not).  for those of you in far-flung spots, you can just click and read it online here.

we'd also like to thank houzz.com for including us in their "2012 ‘Best Of Remodeling’ Winners". we were honored to selected for the "los angeles living room category", and to make things even sweeter, we were in the company of our lovely friend, lisa borgnes giramonti, whom y'all know from a bloomsbury life.  good to be a "winner", but nicer to be surrounded by friends!


we also played at being press a bit ourselves this week, as we covered westweek, the spring market at teh PDC, and we'll be sharing some of our favorite market picks in coming posts (and a shout out to crestron to being our host); but you know us- our favorite part of events like westweek is the social aspect, and we had an absolute blast mingling with the  design glitterati (ie, our friends) at all the panels and parties.
graffiti sets a slightly edgy mood at restoration home, the finale party of westweek. this party was EVERYTHING that design parties never are:  loud, raucous, with a live band (the pierces), and plenty of hipster pretty boys and girls to offset us more geriatric designers, and even a movie star or two...
in contrast, the veranda party at dennis and leen, one of the chicest showrooms in LA, was everything you'd imagine a design industry party to be: an elegant space, filled with industry insiders enjoying chic cocktails, and some seriously delicious catering. we had a wonderful time here catching up with old friends in the refined atmosphere- all that was missing was a harpist in the courtyard!
stay tuned for our westweek market picks!

2 comments:

Raina Cox said...

Mazel mazel, Babe!

I can't think of anyone who deserves it more.

Happy weekend!

Gropes,

R.

xo Jamie and Vashti said...

Can't wait, pictures and more pictures please! Also, congrats! Last thing, that smart round table at CB2 is fabulous with an equally fab price! Thanks for sharing:)