July 8, 1999 |
With home design fast becoming the next frontier in fashion, it follows that decorating one's home is now the newest form of self-expression. Enter Totem (http://www.totemdesign.com), a cutting-edge furniture store and virtual catalog based in New York City. Founded on the belief that "our existence, physical and even spiritual, can be enhanced by the objects in our lives," David Shearer opened Totem in 1997, inspired by a conversation he had had with design legend Ray Eames in the mid-'80s.
July 11, 2002
* "Mathematica," an exhibition designed by Charles and Ray Eames that celebrates the convergence of design and science, opens Friday at California Science Center in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, and runs through Sept. 8. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free; parking is $6. For more information, call (323) 724-3623.
October 19, 1989
Architects for Shelter will present a benefit architectural tour of Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The group is a coalition of architects in the area. Proceeds will go to the Ocean Park Community Center, which provides a network of shelters and other services for runaway youth, battered women, the homeless and others.
May 16, 2002 |
Tonight at 7, the Getty Conservation Institute will present a discussion titled "Fallingwater: Preserving a 20th Century Icon" with Lynda S. Waggoner, executive director of Frank Lloyd Wright's cantilevered house in Bear Run, Pa., and structural engineer Robert Silman, president of Robert Silman Associates, the firm selected to conserve its sagging frame. The talk will take place at the Getty Center. Free; reservations are required at (310) 440-7300; www.getty.edu/conservation/activities.
June 20, 2002 |
Tonight at 6:30, L.A.'s Natural History Museum presents "From the Hills to the Sea," a discussion on the development plans and ecology of the Westside green corridor, covering Baldwin Hills, Ballona Creek and Ballona Wetlands to the Santa Monica Bay. Speakers include Steve Fleishli of Santa Monica Baykeeper; Kimball Garrett of the Natural History Museum; Roy van de Hoek of the Sierra Club; and Jim Lamm of La Ballona Creek Renaissance. Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
HOME & GARDEN
September 24, 2011 |
Atop a bluff in Pacific Palisades, the iconic home finished in 1949 by Charles and Ray Eames has been cared for lovingly by their descendants. Few houses have been left intact for so long, let alone one that provides such insight into the history of California design. But six decades is a long time in the life of any house, and realizing the difference between loving care and preservation, the Eames family is launching a campaign to preserve the house, and all that it contains.
November 28, 1991 |
Two boxes face a meadow. They are made of industrial material, including a black-painted metal structural grid and panels of glass, stucco, metal and various compounds. There are no turrets, no sweeping roofs, no bay windows, no picture windows. There is just a simple set of spaces contained by a logical structure and placed almost nonchalantly at the edge of an unwatered meadow. The Eames House is quite possibly the most beautiful house in Los Angeles.
July 18, 1991 |
Most of Los Angeles is "first growth," that is the buildings you see are the first structures built on their sites. As the city gets denser, those buildings are being hollowed out, their original uses replaced by functions that are often more refined, but also more ephemeral. The anonymous shells of West Los Angeles are becoming enlivened by a continually changing, highly designed interior world.