August 2, 2009 |
For an architecture firm with only four years' experience, it's surprising how much attention Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues have received. "It's a little crazy," says Ball, 41. "And it puts a little pressure on us because people seem to have higher expectations." Indeed, in three short years, they've received commissions from the likes of MOMA, MOCA, Tiffany & Co., Frank Gehry and the 2008 Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy. Yet they still haven't built a single permanent structure.
HOME & GARDEN
January 3, 2008 |
LOOK at the top design trends for the coming year, and it's clear that the past will shape our future. The Hollywood Regency craze has evolved, creating a hunger for antiques and cleverly updated pieces that pay homage to French neoclassicism and all-American tradition. A counterpoint to all this ornamentation? There's a separate move toward minimalism, including chinoiserie that's more Mod than Ming. And as for bringing the natural world home: We're not out of the woods yet. 1.
HOME & GARDEN
December 13, 2008 |
Is that design diva Kelly Wearstler pushing a cart past shelves of discount sushi plates and $14.99 rugs? Is that Museum of Contemporary Art curator Brooke Hodge casting her discriminating eye on the sale vases at Tuesday Morning? And could that really be Philippe Starck, arguably the most famed product designer in the world, buying children's furniture at closeout emporium Big Lots? Yes. Yes. And, oh, yes.
February 8, 2001 |
Brooke Hodge, the new curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Contemporary Art, comes to her post with a fresh perspective on Los Angeles. Previously she was assistant dean of the arts programs at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, adjunct curator of architecture and design at Harvard University Art Museums, and before that, exhibitions coordinator for the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.
September 16, 2001 |
Irene Lacher is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer. If life really did imitate art, you could call this moment "curator descending a staircase." Brooke Hodge, the Museum of Contemporary Art's first curator of architecture and design, is rushing downstairs to meet the billboard designers who will help promote her first exhibition here, "What's Shakin': New Architecture in L.A.," which opens today.
September 19, 2013 |
Adam Silverman's plan for a quiet 2013 isn't panning out. On Oct. 27 the Laguna Art Museum will mount a show of the Los Angeles potter's work, and on Tuesday publisher Skira Rizzoli releases his book, “Adam Silverman Ceramics.” The monograph is a sumptuous overview of his recent work organized in a nontraditional format. “I wanted the book to be its own beautiful, self-standing object that is as good as the pots or better,” Silverman said. “I wanted it to have its own identity.” The bulk of the book consists of photographs by Stefano Massei of Silverman's tactile stoneware vessels.