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Art

ART WITHOUT BORDERS

Travels in Mexico and Artemio Sepúlveda at Laguna Art Museum Laguna Art Museum continues its long-standing relationship with the renowned collection of Newport Beach lawyer Gene Crain with the exhibition Travels in Mexico: Watercolors from the Diane and E. Gene Crain Collection, February 20-May 25, 2020. In recent years, the museum has included works from the Crain collection in well-regarded exhibitions such as California Holiday, Rex Brandt: In Praise of Sunshine, and Travels with Millard […]

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 […]

Lifestyle

Modern Mexico

A new wave of cool is crescendoing across Mexico, taking hotels and homes into new architectural terrain. By looking to Mexico’s rich past as well as its future, a group of pioneering architects, designers, and hoteliers is redefining Mexico’s very own luxury groove. Mandarina The Riviera Nayarit may not have the name recognition of other Mexican resorts, which is entirely by design. Mandarina, a new low-environmental-impact, high-luxury resort and residential development takes full advantage of […]