Design

Design

BACKGROUND CHECK!

Video calls have you worried about your walls? Designers Zoom in to reveal what works best from behind the scenes. By Alexandria Abramian As home has transformed into a multi-hyphenate live/work/learn/workout space overnight, video calls have suddenly put our abodes under the spotlight. And with it a new design question has emerged: Where will I shine best at home? Here designers delve into the background to frame your ultimate video setting. Erica Bryen Erica Bryen […]

Design

Interior Appeal

A binge-worthy design book looks at the most beautiful rooms in the world “It’s important to have a home that makes you feel safe and comfortable. It’s a nice refuge from all the madness.”– NYC designer Sheila Bridges Spending so much time hunkered down in our own homes as we all are, it’s natural to be appreciative of our surroundings while also thinking about ways we might improve our aesthetic environments. Everyone who has admired/critiqued […]

Design

HOME IS WHERE THE HEALTH IS

The safety and security of life at home—both indoors and out—will drive design decisions and creative solutions.  By Annette Reeves Finding any form of certainty in current day-to-day life is a challenge. As people embrace what is now called the “new norm” it carries with it the weight of undefinable answers and a vision of a world we’ve never experienced. How will society evolve in the future? What will social gatherings look like? Will our […]

Architecture, Design

DESIGNING THE FUTURE

Architects and artists are planning for today and tomorrow Museums and galleries in California and beyond have thoughtful, fanciful, and futuristic exhibitions of architectural creativity and vision on display this season. Plus, Renzo Piano’s new Academy Museum in L.A. builds a bridge (literally!) between yesterday and tomorrow.  Future Shock Architects by nature are constantly planning design solutions for tomorrow. In a Bay Area exhibition, a dozen or more artists, architects, and design professionals present ideas […]