I made my house its own Instagram account! You know, like what people do for their pets or babies… Except I’m a little more obsessed with the HOME and GARDEN lifestyle. Alas, @BohoHouse_ATX was born!
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Looking for some ways to spice up your man cave? These man cave ideas will have you inspired to re-decorate your “cave” into the cool, refined, and rugged zone it was meant to be. Remember, you can still have a very masculine room without it resembling the dive-bar next door (no neon beer signs, no ripped vinyl seats). What you do need is some raw material here and there, some cleverly curated corners, and a few solid punches. The devil is in the details.
Viva Los Angeles! I was up and ready with the sun, it was another gorgeous day in downtown LA and I knew the Dwell on Design trade show was as anxious as I was to see the latest trends in modern design this year!
The Spooning Armchair is a magnificent origami feat, or as I should say “ori-polypropylene.”
Even the small Rhino Horn Ottomans are designed to withstand up to 300 pounds. The Paper Bird Armchair (left) and Alcove A la Coque (right) are all a part of the latest collection designed by the talented Roy Kesrouani. I totally dig this dynamic cardboard aesthetic, but what I’m also ogling is the typeface that Roy designed. See the alien-esque script in the background? That reads “Spooning Chair” A close up: I love the play with the fixed angles and triangles, it speaks to the complex design and unique geometry that went into making these pieces. I’m no graphic artist so I should stop talking before my foot ends up in my mouth, but as a designer and experienced paper-folder I was impressed by his skill.
The other folding furniture, rightfully named “Folditure” was even more quirky, being Luxury folding furniture with a duo function as art. Yes, art.
I asked the woman at the booth “so if you had this in your home, how would you use it?” She said “I would hang it on my wall” Ladies and gentleman, I give you art furniture! Don’t let the pieces make a statement in your room, let them make a statement ON YOUR WALL!!! Yes I am being sarcastic, but I do not completely disagree.
If I lived in a luxury studio apartment the idea of having extra furniture on display as a conversation starter is enticing. It lives to the minimalist standard. However I don’t think I am at that level yet. Interior Designers are aware of the furniture riddle “What to do with folding furniture when it is not used,” and “hang it on my wall” is not the expected answer, but I am accepting. Imagine the amazement when my dinner guests realize the chair they are perched on was indeed hanging on my wall earlier that day! The pieces do look incredible, this image from their website (right) does the design more justice.
I saved the best for last. Clei’s exhibit spoke perfectly to a studio apartment, or any apartment whose aim is to maximize space and function.
I liked these folding furniture pieces the most because of their practical application. The people at Resource Furniture | Space. Reinvented. have truly reinvented space. Each piece has more than one purpose, and aims to help all types of families and lifestyles in their function. This video below (7 million+ views!) explains the idea.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAa6bOWB8qY]
Perhaps the folding furniture is most ideal for people who function in small spaces, but luckily for everyone else, these pieces also have aesthetic value and represent a whole new market that beckons to both our wants and needs!
For more on Dwell on Design 2013, keep in touch through my twitter @itsa_Lisa, and see the articles below.
As mentioned in my previous post, I spent my weekend at Dwell on Design! A venue for me to do my favorite things: Talk to strangers and talk about design. Above you see my lonesome self posing like a dork. More importantly, please notice the free tote bag dangling from my arm and overflowing with free things!
What is Dwell on Design? Here, I copy/pasted this from their site for you: “Dwell on Design, America’s largest modern design event, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 21-23, 2013. Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, the three-day celebration brings together the best and brightest products, services, and thought leaders in modern design today for a series of conversations,demonstrations, tours, and more. ” –DwellonDesign.com
Lisa Loperfido (@itsa_lisa) June 21, 2013
Summer in LA means trade shows and events! I am attending the Dwell on Design Trade Show and GO PRO LA for Emerging Professionals event today through Sunday for a chance to see what is new and green in Interior Design -and a hope to network with talented designers as we inspire one another!
In preparation, I have finally made business cards! These colorful card are in 5 styles, each card transitioning to the next; a subtle reminder that even though we are small, we are a part of something greater. Also observe the back: a QR link directly to my resume page on this blog. So convenient, am I right?
See you there! If you can’t make it, look forward to more posts when I sum up the occasion.