Design

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 […]

Design

BLUE NOTES

We checked in with OC designers for Insta-ideas on turning true blue.  Ashley Clark | sKout Why Blue?“Because we live near the beach and are so lucky to have such incredible weather (blue skies), we seem to incorporate blue into most of our designs. We love a deep, dark blue, and we also love a faded and washed- out blue! Our accessories and art typically have blue—we love indigo and batik—and you can never go wrong […]

Design

BEIGE NEED NOT APPLY

Designer Sara Simon gives California Coastal design the full-color treatment. When it comes to designing spaces in Southern California, Sara Simon skips the rainbow of neutrals and instead relies on fully saturated color and bold patterns to create lively, no-two-are-the-same environments.  “I truly believe color can work in all spaces. It’s just a matter of selecting the right color. And that’s all about the vibe you are going for,” says Simon, who was raised in […]