08 October 2013

an interior designer's top picks from westedge design fair in santa monica (note my use of keywords ;-)

tracy hiner of black crow studios was EVERYWHERE, and the "colliezone agata" mural wallpaper she designed with brenda houston was my number one pick of the show. GO TRACY!
the first westedge design fair was a hit in santa monica this weekend, and i'm already looking forward to to next year! as a world capital of design, los angeles needs more design venues to showcase both our unique local products as well as bring design from around the world to LA.

crazily enough, tracy even sold some of our "memphis" wallpaper collection at the show- though we didn't even show it!
more black crow studios/brenda houston goodness. PS_ MADE IN LA!
my second favorite thing at teh show where these pitch perfect brass and glass sconces by zia-priven. a lil bit deco, a lil bit 60's italian and enough classic "right now" to make me anxious to use them in a project soon!
all of zia-priven's new stuff was right on the mark. ps- MADE IN LA!
here are the rest of my picks, though not in any order- loved them all!

it is beyond time to banish stainless steel from teh kitchen and return color and fun to home cooking. home kitchens should feel like a home, not a restaurant or professional catering kitchen! so naturally, we loved this bertazonni oven.
the mixed metals leafed mirror from egg collective caught my eye immediately.

as did these hex tables- prettier when not blurry! ;-)
actually, i liked everything in the egg collective booth- rare that!
this shower head from gessi is a minimalist marvel! wish it came in polished brass though!
loved the sleek and finely crafted pieces from khouri guzman bunce ltd, like this standing mirror. 
check out the details- so beautiful. kgb ltd

this oven by willmotte for la cornue, rocked my world. the freestanding cooktop was amazing too, but the crowds around it didn't allow for a photo op.
detail of the sexy legs on teh willmotte la cornue collaboration

patrick weder's light sculptures and calico's amazing wallpaper are too freakin hot together. this was my favorite vignette of the show.
gold barstools from phase- yes please!
these floorlamps also by phase are too darn hot!
these wood hex tiles in teh thermador booth by jamie beckwith were SO SICK! i might not use them behind an open flame as shown, but as god is mah witness, they will be used in a maison21 project soon!
i went crazy for the knurling detail on michael berman's new line of faucets for rohl. elevating the industrial to an almost jewel-like chicness! glad to see a talented local designer taking it to a national level! go MB!
this pendant by brandon morrison's whyrhymer line is too cool- love the organic modernism feel. PS_ MADE IN LA! 
last, BDDW is always a favorite, but this happy little stool wanted to come home with me so bad. 
great show, westedge- looking forward to next year! and phew- off to the los angeles antiques show tomorrow night for more design show goodness! lovin' LA design in the fall!

1 comment:

Raina Cox said...

So much visual delight under one roof.

Thanks for sharing, Mr. C., and have a fab weekend!