Posts tagged design
The Light Wall at The Standard, East Village in celebration of NoHo Design Week - pic via our Instagram
great shot of The Restaurant at The Standard, Downtown LA!
standard hotel, la
(ACK.. bunnies and kitties kissing! Via Modernica’s blog)
For fans of sleek modern design, Modernica has for ages been a beautifully curated one-stop shop. We love them not only for their ethos but because we’re neighbors in downtown LA and share similar sensibilities.
Just when we thought this affinity could not get any stronger, we came upon Modernica’s new weekly contest combining our two great loves - modern design and cute fuzzy animals - Pets on Furniture.
Here’s the deal. Submissions will be accepted weekly through Thursday at midnight. Through public vote a winner will be selected each week to be eligible to win the grand prize - of course, winner’s choice of beautiful furniture from Modernica. All rules and a full explanation of the contest are here.
So whether you’ve got a super photogenic pet whose favorite sleeping spot is Ligne Roset or you just need a bit of a warm fuzzy, check it out! The first winner will be selected at the end of this week.
For fans of design in LA, it’s not news that Dwell on Design is taking over downtown this weekend, but we wanted to let you in on a little secret. If you are a guest at The Standard, Downtown LA and are interested in attending the conference, you’ll be privy to a 50% discount on admission for the whole weekend. That means panel discussions and access to the show floor Friday - Sunday. And the whole thing is within walking distance!
Check with any lovely agent at the front desk for your discount code and register here under “All Other Attendees”.
To say that we place a heavy emphasis on design elements at The Standard would be an understatement. Both in our own properties and in the worlds of art, architecture, fashion and beyond we appreciate (and often fawn over) great design.
Here in LA, we’re particularly excited for the end of June each year when Dwell on Design takes over the LA Convention Center for a weekend to showcase the finest work of designers from around the globe. This year, the folks behind the event decided that a few days simply wasn’t enough and as a result LA Design Festival was born!
Spanning two weeks, the fest encompasses many events, including Dwell on Design, and The Standard is happy to be its official hospitality partner.
Why a Design Festival? Design is a process of creativity that realizes objects, places and communications that enhance our society and culture. The process of design is embedded in the identity and commerce of greater Los Angeles and the scope and scale of creative design talent in our region is vast.
by graphic designer Ashkahn Shahparnia
Whether it is world class architecture, the design studios of major auto brands, the creative forces behind entertainment and communications or a boutique studio focused on fashion or product — the design economy in Los Angeles is significant. We feel it is time to celebrate our status as a global design capital.
This Saturday, don’t miss 10 x 10 Miami, presented by the Miami Art Museum (MAM) Contemporaries Social - it’s a discussion with 10 creative Miami minds to learn about the organizations that have contributed to the cultural vitality of South Florida.
And since we always wonder how certain museum and gallery pieces would look in our living rooms, we had to ask the panelist: “if you could steal one piece of art from the MAM, which would it be, and why?” Don’t get us wrong, we don’t support stealing from anywhere, but a little game of pretend never hurt anyone. Unless of course, you’re Stan D’Arde in which case you don’t have to pretend because everywhere you live could double as a gallery!
Painted woods – ROYAL TIDE I, 1960 & WHITE VERTICAL WATER, 1972. Louise Nevelson
“I would love a Louise Nevelson piece. I love her work as a abstract expressionist and the fact that she worked with everyday discarded objects to create her assemblages.” - Thais Fontenelle, Design Curator
The ICFF Conference this weekend has been a smash success so far. Friday’s opening reception for Rafael de Cárdenas’ installation introduced the first collection of furniture from his firm Architecture at Large. One of our Standard staffers in Design Development, Henry Ellis, sat down with the architect/artist to discover where his inspirations came from, and how much sleep deprivation he endured before the opening.
(Rafael de Cárdenas at his Installation Opening Night)
For the most part, nothing really happens by accident. There’s a thought process behind whatever it is we surround ourselves with. Within that thought process comes a moment of realization which must give birth to execution. That moment, or series of, is called design. Is that actually true or did I just make all that up? It doesn’t matter. The point is that it’s that time when the International Contemporary Furniture Fair is upon us, and we’re beyond exuberant!
Beginning tomorrow, the ICFF comes to New York City, and with it brings designers, retailers, artists and design enthusiasts from all over the world sharing their innovation and love of design. This years roster of exhibitors is stellar, and the special features offered by the fair is one that any designer would envy.
Dirk Wynants was a kid who decided that when he grew up, we would never become predictable or boring. One day, he started a company in Belgium called Extremis which he describes as “much more than just a line in furniture – it’s a way of life”. Their website shows their design conscious furniture that’s “aimed at bringing people together to enjoy life to the full”. But don’t call it furniture!
We loved Dirk’s vibe so much that The Standard, New York purchased their classic yellow picnic tables parked outside of our New York building. It wasn’t until recently that we actually met the owner of this company. He’s warm, fun, and looks like some rockstar from a 70’s rock band. Did we mention he makes his own beer?
Dirk was kind enough to sit down and answer a few questions about his “out of box” business model, his music tastes, and why he’s really in New York this week.
(Dirk Wyant Makes Pretty Things To Sit on and Socialize Over)