Today, it’s all info, all the time. I did my best to jazz it up but really, this a break down of three events not to miss at this year’s annual design frenzy Los Angelenos call Westweek. I am going to make a day of it on Wednesday, March 23rd and if you are in town, I suggest you do, too. All of the events below take place at the building everyone loves to love/hate, the Pacific Design Center:
10:30-12pm: Editor’s Round Table, Silver Screen Theatre
The editors from four of the five shelter mags left (Michael Boodro from Elle Decor; Dara Caponigro, former style director at Domino and current editor-in-chief of Veranda; Ann Omvig Maine from Traditional Home and the forthcoming online magazine, Trad Home and Newell Turner from House Beautiful) come together for a panel discussion moderated by Design Center president, Charles S. Cohen. I am very interested to hear the thoughts of the editors at the magazines who have managed to weather this insane economy. There will be receptions for all the players in different showrooms after. Consult the website for more info.
1:00-3:00pm: Pierre Frey Inspiration & Realism of Fabrics: Exhibit and Reception with Jean-Laurent Thierry. ”Curiouser & Curiouser” Alice in Wonderland
After researching a few of the artists invited by Pierre Frey to create fabric designs for him between 1935-1955, I am intrigued. Look at this surrealist fantasy called “L’Oiseleur” by Irene Rohr:
Plus Jean-Laurent Thierry, the present CEO, is rather jaunty, isn’t he?
And this is from the pr materials:
Jean-Laurent Thierry, CEO of Pierre Frey, is our guest of honor at this reception and your guide to the collection. This life-long Parisian is well-versed in the art of luxury, cutting his teeth at Hermes and recently having his beautiful Left Bank apartment published.
Am I excited or frightened by someone who cut his teeth at Hermes? Hard to say but I am going. And I want to see more of that apartment.
2:30-3:30pm: ”Still Dreaming of California”, Holly Hunt
Mayer Rus talking about what luxury, glamour and sophistication mean in today’s design? Sign me up. I wouldn’t miss the driest, funniest and most knowlegeable design critic out there (check out his hilarious blog, From Rus with Love and see if you don’t agree). Oh, and the panel is pretty killer, too:
Meg Johannides of MLK Studio:Joan Behnke of Behnke & Associates: