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#DesignSpaces | This week, we’re dancing through L.A. with @stephengalloway. 🌴 The choreographer, director and costume designer introduced us to a few places design lovers should see in Los Angeles. Among them: Echo Park Lake, located in the eponymous neighborhood. The park was built as a reservoir in the 19th century, and later named for its natural echo. The space reopened in 2013 after a $45 million renovation. Watch our story to see more from Stephen‘s list: @marucoffeela, Union Station, @tomsonehourphotolab and @kismetlosangeles. 📸: @ponsphotos . . . #echopark #echoparklake #stephengalloway #citypark #losangeles #urbanpark #discoverla #northeastla #losangelesdesign #palmtrees #sunset

#DesignSpaces | This week, we’re dancing through L.A. with @stephengalloway. 🌴 The choreographer, director and costume designer introduced us to a few places design lovers should see in Los Angeles. Among them: Echo Park Lake, located in the eponymous neighborhood. The park was built as a reservoir in the 19th century, and later named for its natural echo. The space reopened in 2013 after a $45 million renovation. Watch our story to see more from Stephen‘s list: @marucoffeela, Union Station, @tomsonehourphotolab and @kismetlosangeles. 📸: @ponsphotos . . . #echopark #echoparklake #stephengalloway #citypark #losangeles #urbanpark #discoverla #northeastla #losangelesdesign #palmtrees #sunset
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#DesignSpaces | As we explore design in Los Angeles, we’ve asked @stephengalloway to show us a few places design lovers should see. On the list: Union Station, the largest train terminal in the western United States. 🚂 The stately building, which is on the @nationalregisternps, was designed by the father-and-son team John and Donald Parkinson and opened in 1939. Every day, about 100,000 passengers walk across its original terra cotta floors; some of them gaze up at 6 striking brass chandeliers, each of which weighs more than 3,000 pounds. Watch our story to see Stephen — a creative movement director, choreographer, costume designer, director and all-around Creative Supernova — dance inside Union Station. Also on our list of design spaces in L.A.: @marucoffeela, @tomsonehourphotolab, Echo Park Lake and @kismetlosangeles. 📸: @ponsphotos . . . #DesignSpacesLA #UnionStationLA #losangeles #losangelesarchitecture #architecturephotography #trainstation #artdeco #artdecoarchitecture #dtla #downtownla

#DesignSpaces | As we explore design in Los Angeles, we’ve asked @stephengalloway to show us a few places design lovers should see. On the list: Union Station, the largest train terminal in the western United States. 🚂 The stately building, which is on the @nationalregisternps, was designed by the father-and-son team John and Donald Parkinson and opened in 1939. Every day, about 100,000 passengers walk across its original terra cotta floors; some of them gaze up at 6 striking brass chandeliers, each of which weighs more than 3,000 pounds. Watch our story to see Stephen — a creative movement director, choreographer, costume designer, director and all-around Creative Supernova — dance inside Union Station.  Also on our list of design spaces in L.A.: @marucoffeela, @tomsonehourphotolab, Echo Park Lake and @kismetlosangeles. 📸: @ponsphotos . . . #DesignSpacesLA #UnionStationLA #losangeles #losangelesarchitecture #architecturephotography #trainstation #artdeco #artdecoarchitecture #dtla #downtownla
1,000 13 19 hours ago
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At @compartes, the quality of the chocolate is not just in its flavor but also its art, style and design. The Los Angeles company produces a range of handmade chocolate bars that are as beautiful as they are delicious. 🍫 Jonathan Grahm’s family bought Compartes from its founder, Myrna Comparté, who stared the business in 1950. When Jonathan bought the business himself, he envisioned a line of chocolate steeped in nostalgia and decadence. Today, he has designed hundreds of edible works of art, as well as all of the vibrant packaging. He runs the company’s Instagram account, taking the photos himself. He even designed the new La Brea Avenue factory, where bars studded with ingredients ranging from avocado to cereal are produced using antique kettles. Almost everything is local. “For the donut bar, we go to local donut shops around L.A.," he said. And when he needed pecan pie, he baked it himself. Jonathan’s goal this year is to create 1 million chocolate bars, while staying true to the process. "That’s the heartbeat of Compartes," he said. See more from @compartes on @shop. 📸: @ponsphotos . . . #compartes #onthetable #jonathangrahm #handmade #chocolatedesign #losangeles #losangelesdesigner #labrea #chocolate #chocolatefactory #sweets

At @compartes, the quality of the chocolate is not just in its flavor but also its art, style and design. The Los Angeles company produces a range of handmade chocolate bars that are as beautiful as they are delicious. 🍫 Jonathan Grahm’s family bought Compartes from its founder, Myrna Comparté, who stared the business in 1950. When Jonathan bought the business himself, he envisioned a line of chocolate steeped in nostalgia and decadence. Today, he has designed hundreds of edible works of art, as well as all of the vibrant packaging. He runs the company’s Instagram account, taking the photos himself. He even designed the new La Brea Avenue factory, where bars studded with ingredients ranging from avocado to cereal are produced using antique kettles. Almost everything is local. “For the donut bar, we go to local donut shops around L.A.," he said. And when he needed pecan pie, he baked it himself. Jonathan’s goal this year is to create 1 million chocolate bars, while staying true to the process. "That’s the heartbeat of Compartes," he said. See more from @compartes on @shop. 📸: @ponsphotos . . . #compartes #onthetable #jonathangrahm #handmade #chocolatedesign #losangeles #losangelesdesigner #labrea #chocolate #chocolatefactory #sweets
2,000 37 1 day ago
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Marbling “takes an enormous amount of patience and practice,” said Paige Cleveland, who runs @ruleofthreestudio. Her team designs and produces hand-marbled fabrics in a Downtown Los Angeles studio. They begin by prepping and framing material — silk, leather, cotton twill — and mixing a series of custom paint colors. Then, putting a modern spin on a traditional technique, they drop the paint into an oversized tank, creating marbled patterns in thickened water. The real magic happens when they lift the fabric from the tank to reveal a pattern. “Marbling is a beautiful practice,” Paige said. “It looks like a simple, flowing thing, but its actually quite complex.” 🎥: @arowanafilms . . . #ruleofthree #marblingart #watermarbling #handmarbled #marbling #marbled #textiledesign #textileart #textilestudio #losangeles #womanowned

Marbling “takes an enormous amount of patience and practice,” said Paige Cleveland, who runs @ruleofthreestudio. Her team designs and produces hand-marbled fabrics in a Downtown Los Angeles studio. They begin by prepping and framing material — silk, leather, cotton twill — and mixing a series of custom paint colors. Then, putting a modern spin on a traditional technique, they drop the paint into an oversized tank, creating marbled patterns in thickened water. The real magic happens when they lift the fabric from the tank to reveal a pattern. “Marbling is a beautiful practice,” Paige said. “It looks like a simple, flowing thing, but its actually quite complex.” 🎥: @arowanafilms . . . #ruleofthree #marblingart #watermarbling #handmarbled #marbling #marbled #textiledesign #textileart #textilestudio #losangeles #womanowned
3,000 94 3 days ago
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#dogsofdesign 🐾 Nanne Springer, an architectural photographer, believes that dogs can help you remember to pause and enjoy your surroundings. “There is a curiosity and wonder that comes with a dog that makes us pay attention,” Nanne said. The design firm @asquitharchitect added an open, modern feel when they renovated this 2-story home in Toronto. The result: a dreamy space for the owners — and their poodle. 🐩 📸: @nannespringer Share photos of your own fur-iends in beautiful spaces with the hashtag #dogsofdesign. . . . #dogsindecor #toronto #modernarchitecture #weeklyfluff #moderndesign #dogstagram #poodle #somewhereiwouldliketolive

#dogsofdesign 🐾 Nanne Springer, an architectural photographer, believes that dogs can help you remember to pause and enjoy your surroundings. “There is a curiosity and wonder that comes with a dog that makes us pay attention,” Nanne said. The design firm @asquitharchitect added an open, modern feel when they renovated this 2-story home in Toronto. The result: a dreamy space for the owners — and their poodle. 🐩 📸: @nannespringer  Share photos of your own fur-iends in beautiful spaces with the hashtag #dogsofdesign. . . . #dogsindecor #toronto #modernarchitecture #weeklyfluff #moderndesign #dogstagram #poodle #somewhereiwouldliketolive
4,000 37 5 days ago
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@j.hannah thinks of jewelry as tiny, wearable sculptures. She started designing in college, taking classes with a retired metalsmith. “My roommates were annoyed because I had a torch in my room,” she said. Today, her pieces take time — up to a year — and they’re meant to last. But recently, with a small team behind her, Jess has branched into something more ephemeral: a line of nail polish inspired by artists’ palettes and natural elements, with names like Eames, Agnes and Sontag. 💅 “Nail polish is cool because you can invite a much larger audience,” she said. “We’re making these stories that we tell about art accessible.” @nyahnailartist, who started designing nail art about 5 years ago, takes a similar approach to her work. “It’s a form of nail care, but it’s a lot more creative,” Nyah said of nail art. “Everyone’s a little walking gallery.” Recently we watched Nyah create nail art with JH polish at the brand’s Downtown Los Angeles studio. The theme: “the subtle glam" of the 1920s, inspired by the new year. Watch our Story to see Nyah’s work come to life. 📸: @ponsphotos . . . #jhannah #jhannahjewelry #madeinLA #jewelrydesign #finejewelry #nailart #naildesign #nailpolish #handmadejewelry #nailstagram #womanowned #contemporaryjewelry

@j.hannah thinks of jewelry as tiny, wearable sculptures. She started designing in college, taking classes with a retired metalsmith. “My roommates were annoyed because I had a torch in my room,” she said. Today, her pieces take time — up to a year — and they’re meant to last. But recently, with a small team behind her, Jess has branched into something more ephemeral: a line of nail polish inspired by artists’ palettes and natural elements, with names like Eames, Agnes and Sontag. 💅 “Nail polish is cool because you can invite a much larger audience,” she said. “We’re making these stories that we tell about art accessible.” @nyahnailartist, who started designing nail art about 5 years ago, takes a similar approach to her work. “It’s a form of nail care, but it’s a lot more creative,” Nyah said of nail art. “Everyone’s a little walking gallery.” Recently we watched Nyah create nail art with JH polish at the brand’s Downtown Los Angeles studio. The theme: “the subtle glam" of the 1920s, inspired by the new year. Watch our Story to see Nyah’s work come to life. 📸: @ponsphotos . . . #jhannah #jhannahjewelry #madeinLA #jewelrydesign #finejewelry #nailart #naildesign #nailpolish #handmadejewelry #nailstagram #womanowned #contemporaryjewelry
1,000 14 5 days ago
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Look once and you might not notice anything strange about @yasminemei’s playful floral arrangements. Look again. “I love produce just as much as I love flowers,” said the Los Angeles designer, whose ethereal work often incorporates fruit, vegetables and fungi for texture. 🍄 Growing up near Laguna Beach, Yasmine was surrounded by women who instilled in her a love of the natural world. In 2004, fresh out of high school, she started working at a flower stand. The job seemed like a good fit for someone whose name means jasmine in Arabic — but she saw it as a hobby, not a career. Today, Yasmine creates arrangements for installations at events like the SAG Awards, among many other things. Before she begins arranging in her studio, a former garden shed, she wakes up early to head to the flower market Downtown L.A. She does her best work when her clients give her freedom, she said. “It opens it up to whatever speaks to me that day," she said. Of course, its not just flowers that catch Yasmines eye. She sources mushrooms from a farm near Santa Cruz, and at local farmers markets and shops. This arrangement is made of mushrooms and pitcher plants, which are carnivorous. As Yasmine put it, it highlights “those that consume and that which can be consumed.” . . . #yasminemei #floraldesign #flowerstagram #underthefloralspell #botanical #botanicalart #losangelesdesigner #ladesigner #mushrooms #fungi #flowersofinstagram

Look once and you might not notice anything strange about @yasminemei’s playful floral arrangements. Look again. “I love produce just as much as I love flowers,” said the Los Angeles designer, whose ethereal work often incorporates fruit, vegetables and fungi for texture. 🍄 Growing up near Laguna Beach, Yasmine was surrounded by women who instilled in her a love of the natural world. In 2004, fresh out of high school, she started working at a flower stand. The job seemed like a good fit for someone whose name means jasmine in Arabic — but she saw it as a hobby, not a career. Today, Yasmine creates arrangements for installations at events like the SAG Awards, among many other things. Before she begins arranging in her studio, a former garden shed, she wakes up early to head to the flower market Downtown L.A. She does her best work when her clients give her freedom, she said. “It opens it up to whatever speaks to me that day," she said. Of course, its not just flowers that catch Yasmines eye. She sources mushrooms from a farm near Santa Cruz, and at local farmers markets and shops. This arrangement is made of mushrooms and pitcher plants, which are carnivorous. As Yasmine put it, it highlights “those that consume and that which can be consumed.” . . . #yasminemei #floraldesign #flowerstagram #underthefloralspell #botanical #botanicalart #losangelesdesigner #ladesigner #mushrooms #fungi #flowersofinstagram
2,000 31 1 week ago
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#sundayshelfie 📚 Phillips Exeter Academy is home to the largest secondary school library in the world. The building’s discreet brick exterior blends in with the architecture elsewhere on the campus of the New Hampshire boarding school. But once you step inside, a double staircase reveals a dramatic atrium with high ceilings and circular openings. When the architect #LouisKahn was commissioned to design the building in 1965, he sought to create a space that nurtured readers and encouraged study. Darren Bradley, who took this photo, was struck by the experience of entering the dramatic space. “The strict geometry and symmetry of the building gives it a sense of resolved peacefulness that has a calming effect.” 📸: @modarchitecture On Sundays, we’re sharing your #shelfies from around the world. Share your own photos with the hashtag #sundayshelfie. . . . #phillipsexeteracademy #exeter #modernarchitecture #shelfie #librariesofinstagram #bookstagram #architecture #librarydesign #studymotivation

#sundayshelfie 📚 Phillips Exeter Academy is home to the largest secondary school library in the world. The building’s discreet brick exterior blends in with the architecture elsewhere on the campus of the New Hampshire boarding school. But once you step inside, a double staircase reveals a dramatic atrium with high ceilings and circular openings. When the architect #LouisKahn was commissioned to design the building in 1965, he sought to create a space that nurtured readers and encouraged study. Darren Bradley, who took this photo, was struck by the experience of entering the dramatic space. “The strict geometry and symmetry of the building gives it a sense of resolved peacefulness that has a calming effect.” 📸: @modarchitecture  On Sundays, we’re sharing your #shelfies from around the world. Share your own photos with the hashtag #sundayshelfie. . . . #phillipsexeteracademy #exeter #modernarchitecture #shelfie #librariesofinstagram #bookstagram #architecture #librarydesign #studymotivation
3,000 53 1 week ago
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What used to be a vacant lot today provides homes for 26 once-homeless veterans and low-income families in Los Angeles. MLK1101, a housing complex in South L.A., designed by @loharchitects, is setting a standard for what social, supportive housing can be. “Good architecture has the power to restore pride to marginalized people,” said Lorcan O’Herlihy, the firm’s founder. Together with @cliffordbeershousing, they created an environment of social equity and wellbeing for the residents of the complex. The building’s L shape allows for cross ventilation and brings generous light into each unit. It was built with sustainability in mind, so it’s equipped with solar water heating, among other things. Throughout the space are opportunities for social gathering, including a community garden. And because it’s centrally located and close to public transit, residents can easily go about their daily lives away from home. “Architecture operates within a layered context of political, developmental, environmental and social structures,” Lorcan said. But with a project like this, the mission is quite simple: “Restore dignity to our most vulnerable citizens by giving them a permanent, supportive place to live.”📸: @paulvu.photography Our #DesignForAll series celebrates those who are designing for a more inclusive and accessible world. . . . #architecture #loharchitects #loha #losangelesdesign #losangelesarchitecture #socialhousing #housingdesign #urbandesign #homelessadvocacy #mlk1101 #supportivehousing #affordablehousing #architectural #paulvuphotography

What used to be a vacant lot today provides homes for 26 once-homeless veterans and low-income families in Los Angeles. MLK1101, a housing complex in South L.A., designed by @loharchitects, is setting a standard for what social, supportive housing can be. “Good architecture has the power to restore pride to marginalized people,” said Lorcan O’Herlihy, the firm’s founder. Together with @cliffordbeershousing, they created an environment of social equity and wellbeing for the residents of the complex. The building’s L shape allows for cross ventilation and brings generous light into each unit. It was built with sustainability in mind, so it’s equipped with solar water heating, among other things. Throughout the space are opportunities for social gathering, including a community garden. And because it’s centrally located and close to public transit, residents can easily go about their daily lives away from home. “Architecture operates within a layered context of political, developmental, environmental and social structures,” Lorcan said. But with a project like this, the mission is quite simple: “Restore dignity to our most vulnerable citizens by giving them a permanent, supportive place to live.”📸: @paulvu.photography Our #DesignForAll series celebrates those who are designing for a more inclusive and accessible world. . . . #architecture #loharchitects #loha #losangelesdesign #losangelesarchitecture #socialhousing #housingdesign #urbandesign #homelessadvocacy #mlk1101 #supportivehousing #affordablehousing #architectural #paulvuphotography
2,000 34 2 weeks ago
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Inspired by the toasted browns and whites of the Western U.S. and the pottery of 1960s California, @aquestionofeagles creates earthy ceramic dinnerware, planters and kitchen goods. "Outside of ceramics, were really colorful," said Melissa Tolar, one half of the duo. But in ceramics, she said, "we never get bored of this white color. You never really know what youre going to get." Melissa and her husband, Jonathan Ballak, often work with clay that, when high fired in a gas kiln, gives birth to a speckled effect. “It makes it, in my mind, more substantial,” she said. For the past few years, theyve been working out of a bright studio with a sweeping view of L.A. Whereas Jonathan often uses a pottery wheel, Melissa works by hand; and sometimes, they merge both approaches in one piece. To create a plate, she throws the shape of a bowl and pushes the sides down. Then, with a tool she made herself using piano wire, she carves designs into the rims of the dishes, “an underused canvas.” The approach is meant to complement overhead food photography. @aquestionofeagles ceramics are, as Melissa put it, "perfectly imperfect." She added, "We let the clay do its own thing.“ 📸: @ponsphotos . . . #pottery #pottersofinstagram #ceramics #ceramicdesign #gaskiln #aquestionofeagles #clay #claydesign #losangelesdesign #artsdistrcit #ladesigner #functionalceramics #handpaintedceramics #contemporaryceramics #modernceramics #ceramicart

Inspired by the toasted browns and whites of the Western U.S. and the pottery of 1960s California, @aquestionofeagles creates earthy ceramic dinnerware, planters and kitchen goods. "Outside of ceramics, were really colorful," said Melissa Tolar, one half of the duo. But in ceramics, she said, "we never get bored of this white color. You never really know what youre going to get." Melissa and her husband, Jonathan Ballak, often work with clay that, when high fired in a gas kiln, gives birth to a speckled effect. “It makes it, in my mind, more substantial,” she said. For the past few years, theyve been working out of a bright studio with a sweeping view of L.A. Whereas Jonathan often uses a pottery wheel, Melissa works by hand; and sometimes, they merge both approaches in one piece. To create a plate, she throws the shape of a bowl and pushes the sides down. Then, with a tool she made herself using piano wire, she carves designs into the rims of the dishes, “an underused canvas.” The approach is meant to complement overhead food photography. @aquestionofeagles ceramics are, as Melissa put it, "perfectly imperfect." She added, "We let the clay do its own thing.“ 📸: @ponsphotos . . . #pottery #pottersofinstagram #ceramics #ceramicdesign #gaskiln #aquestionofeagles #clay #claydesign #losangelesdesign #artsdistrcit #ladesigner #functionalceramics #handpaintedceramics #contemporaryceramics #modernceramics #ceramicart
1,000 32 2 weeks ago
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Design is one of the tools @mas4la uses in their work supporting underserved urban communities. But there is also a less visible side to their work: “We push policy so that that’s not the end of the story,” said Elizabeth Timme, an architect and the nonprofit’s co-executive director. LA-Más, which is based in the Frogtown neighborhood of Los Angeles, works with communities in historically neglected parts of the city. The small team — which Elizabeth leads alongside Helen Leung, a public policy expert — has redesigned storefronts for immigrant-owned small businesses, improved the pedestrian experience along high-traffic urban corridors and envisioned sidewalks as vibrant public spaces. Their first step, always, is engagement, ranging from conversations to workshops. Right now, they’re working on their most ambitious project to date: the Backyard Homes Project, which supports the construction of affordably-rented homes for low-income residents of a city in the midst of a housing crisis. “We see the backyard home as a double win,” said Elizabeth. “Wealth creation in communities of color and low-income communities, and stable housing for someone experiencing housing need.” 📸: @stephenschauer Our #DesignForAll series celebrates those who are designing for a more inclusive and accessible world. . . . #mas4la #LAmas #urbandesign #nonprofit #nonprofitarchitecture #architecture #planning #losangeles #losangelesdesign #urbanplanning #frogtown #adu #backyardhomes #ladesign

Design is one of the tools @mas4la uses in their work supporting underserved urban communities. But there is also a less visible side to their work: “We push policy so that that’s not the end of the story,” said Elizabeth Timme, an architect and the nonprofit’s co-executive director. LA-Más, which is based in the Frogtown neighborhood of Los Angeles, works with communities in historically neglected parts of the city. The small team — which Elizabeth leads alongside Helen Leung, a public policy expert — has redesigned storefronts for immigrant-owned small businesses, improved the pedestrian experience along high-traffic urban corridors and envisioned sidewalks as vibrant public spaces. Their first step, always, is engagement, ranging from conversations to workshops. Right now, they’re working on their most ambitious project to date: the Backyard Homes Project, which supports the construction of affordably-rented homes for low-income residents of a city in the midst of a housing crisis. “We see the backyard home as a double win,” said Elizabeth. “Wealth creation in communities of color and low-income communities, and stable housing for someone experiencing housing need.” 📸: @stephenschauer  Our #DesignForAll series celebrates those who are designing for a more inclusive and accessible world. . . . #mas4la #LAmas #urbandesign #nonprofit #nonprofitarchitecture #architecture #planning #losangeles #losangelesdesign #urbanplanning #frogtown #adu #backyardhomes #ladesign
2,000 33 2 weeks ago
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“I always look for harmony,” said @yas_nv. Yas, who was born in Madrid and lives in Los Angeles, created this digital scene as part of a larger project to experiment with botanical art. She played with elements like light, color and texture to create a balanced composition. While much of her work is inspired by nature, lately shes been integrating minimalist architecture. Having grown up in a family of artists working in a range of fields, Yas draws inspiration broadly from art and design. She started using #Cinema4D in grad school. For the past year, she has been a 3D designer for @buck_design. “I am walking toward my dream of building a small studio,” she said. But, “designing is no longer a ‘job’ for me — its an essential part of who I am.” . . . #3ddesign #digitaldesign #3dart #3dillustration #digitaldesigner #buckdesign #designillustration #c4d #3ddesigner #botanicalart #botanicaldesign #floraldesign #setdesign

“I always look for harmony,” said @yas_nv. Yas, who was born in Madrid and lives in Los Angeles, created this digital scene as part of a larger project to experiment with botanical art. She played with elements like light, color and texture to create a balanced composition. While much of her work is inspired by nature, lately shes been integrating minimalist architecture. Having grown up in a family of artists working in a range of fields, Yas draws inspiration broadly from art and design. She started using #Cinema4D in grad school. For the past year, she has been a 3D designer for @buck_design. “I am walking toward my dream of building a small studio,” she said. But, “designing is no longer a ‘job’ for me — its an essential part of who I am.” . . . #3ddesign #digitaldesign #3dart #3dillustration #digitaldesigner #buckdesign #designillustration #c4d #3ddesigner #botanicalart #botanicaldesign #floraldesign #setdesign
3,000 53 2 weeks ago
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“We’re creating a new model for indigenous artists,” said the designer Bethany Yellowtail. Her brand, @byellowtail, has 2 parts: clothing design and its collective of artists and designers. Over time, Bethany — a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe from the Crow Reservation in Montana — has supported about 50 artists with the collective. “I’m really passionate about creating opportunities for our people,” she said. Half of the artists she works with live in rural reservation communities, where unemployment tends to be high. “So people use art and creativity and craft to get by.” It was during a trip home, when a man tried to sell her jewelry so that he could pay for about $15 worth of gas, that she decided to launch the collective. “I was straight from L.A. Id worked in corporate fashion. I understand the cost of goods and labor,” she said. “We live well below the poverty line, and its unacceptable to me,” she added, referring to her community. For her own clothing line, Bethany works with boutique manufacturers in Downtown LA. But one day, she hopes to move back to her reservation. “I imagine what it might look like if there were an indigenous manufacturer somewhere in the world,” she said. “And why not my home?” See more from @byellowtail on @shop. 📸: @lizkuball . . . #bethanyyellowtail #byellowtail #byellowtailcollective #indigenousdesign #indigenousart #cheyenne #losangeles #beadedjewelry #fashiondesign #handmade #handmademovement #makersmovement #jewelrydesign #jewelrydesign #craft #handmadejewelry

“We’re creating a new model for indigenous artists,” said the designer Bethany Yellowtail. Her brand, @byellowtail, has 2 parts: clothing design and its collective of artists and designers. Over time, Bethany — a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe from the Crow Reservation in Montana — has supported about 50 artists with the collective. “I’m really passionate about creating opportunities for our people,” she said. Half of the artists she works with live in rural reservation communities, where unemployment tends to be high. “So people use art and creativity and craft to get by.” It was during a trip home, when a man tried to sell her jewelry so that he could pay for about $15 worth of gas, that she decided to launch the collective. “I was straight from L.A. Id worked in corporate fashion. I understand the cost of goods and labor,” she said. “We live well below the poverty line, and its unacceptable to me,” she added, referring to her community. For her own clothing line, Bethany works with boutique manufacturers in Downtown LA. But one day, she hopes to move back to her reservation. “I imagine what it might look like if there were an indigenous manufacturer somewhere in the world,” she said. “And why not my home?” See more from @byellowtail on @shop. 📸: @lizkuball . . . #bethanyyellowtail #byellowtail #byellowtailcollective #indigenousdesign #indigenousart #cheyenne #losangeles #beadedjewelry #fashiondesign #handmade #handmademovement #makersmovement #jewelrydesign #jewelrydesign #craft #handmadejewelry
1,000 57 3 weeks ago
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Emiliana Gonzalez and Jessie Young of @estudiopersona both moved to Los Angeles from Uruguay about 6 years ago. Although they’d known of one another, they hadn’t spoken until they met in LA. But when Emiliana was offered an interior design project after helping a friend decorate, Jessie’s response was swift: “Let’s dive into that.” The duo worked on a few interiors projects before they decided to begin designing their own furniture. “There is a lot of creativity in interior design,” Jessie said, but as they were buying for their projects, they felt the urge to make custom pieces. Their work eschews color and patterns, prioritizing contrasting materials and graphic, sculptural shapes. They strive to find a balance between pieces that can co-exist with other furniture, and pieces that stand out. Inspiration comes from installations, performances and art — and even dreams. Their newest chair, i Chair, took about 4 months to design. "We basically ended up where we started," Emiliana said, "but there were 1000 products in between." 📸: @lizkuball . . . #estudiopersona #furnituredesign #lightingdesign #losangelesdesign #furniture #chairdesign #lightdesign #uruguay #sculpturalfurniture #studiofurniture #madeinla #furnituredesigner #seating

Emiliana Gonzalez and Jessie Young of @estudiopersona both moved to Los Angeles from Uruguay about 6 years ago. Although they’d known of one another, they hadn’t spoken until they met in LA. But when Emiliana was offered an interior design project after helping a friend decorate, Jessie’s response was swift: “Let’s dive into that.” The duo worked on a few interiors projects before they decided to begin designing their own furniture. “There is a lot of creativity in interior design,” Jessie said, but as they were buying for their projects, they felt the urge to make custom pieces. Their work eschews color and patterns, prioritizing contrasting materials and graphic, sculptural shapes. They strive to find a balance between pieces that can co-exist with other furniture, and pieces that stand out. Inspiration comes from installations, performances and art — and even dreams. Their newest chair, i Chair, took about 4 months to design. "We basically ended up where we started," Emiliana said, "but there were 1000 products in between." 📸: @lizkuball . . . #estudiopersona #furnituredesign #lightingdesign #losangelesdesign #furniture #chairdesign #lightdesign #uruguay #sculpturalfurniture #studiofurniture #madeinla #furnituredesigner #seating
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#theworldneedsmorespiralstaircases 🌀 Christian Theile has spent years traveling to new cities to photograph architecture and urban spaces. He was in a taxi in Berlin’s Mitte neighborhood when the facade of JOH3—a residential building designed by the local architecture firm @j.mayer.h—caught his eye. The space, with its garden courtyard, reinterprets the classic Berlin apartment building. When a local resident asked Christian, who’s from Munich, if he’d like to take pictures of the courtyard, Christian couldn’t resist shooting this interior staircase. 📸: @christiantheilephotography On Sundays, we share your photos of staircases around the world. . . . #staircasedesign #spiralstaircase #spiral #stairwalkers #architectural #architecture #architecturaldesign #berlinarchitecture #berlin #mitte #berlinmitte #germany #JOH3

#theworldneedsmorespiralstaircases 🌀 Christian Theile has spent years traveling to new cities to photograph architecture and urban spaces. He was in a taxi in Berlin’s Mitte neighborhood when the facade of JOH3—a residential building designed by the local architecture firm @j.mayer.h—caught his eye. The space, with its garden courtyard, reinterprets the classic Berlin apartment building. When a local resident asked Christian, who’s from Munich, if he’d like to take pictures of the courtyard, Christian couldn’t resist shooting this interior staircase. 📸: @christiantheilephotography On Sundays, we share your photos of staircases around the world. . . . #staircasedesign #spiralstaircase #spiral #stairwalkers #architectural #architecture #architecturaldesign #berlinarchitecture #berlin #mitte #berlinmitte #germany #JOH3
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A long list of Hollywood productions have been set in John Lautner’s midcentury homes. One of them, Silvertop, a 1950s-era house located in LAs Silver Lake neighborhood, was restored by @bestorarchitecture last year. The home’s most recognizable feature is its domed concrete roof, Lautner’s first major use of concrete in this way. Less known is that its swimming pool was one of the earliest entrants into the infinity pool game. 👀 When @bestorarchitecture was tasked with renovating the home, great detail went into keeping its original spirit alive. “It was an experimental house of the future,” said Barbara Bestor, the firms principal. Fortunately, technological advancements in lighting and sound meant that many of the changes would be “invisible.” Barbara and her team pulled inspiration from Lautner’s other futuristic works, of course, but they also looked to automotive design. The master bathroom, shown here, is just one product of this influence, with its walls and ceiling made of retractable glass. The biggest thing she learned in the design process? “Bold, big ideas can make very powerful spaces.” . . . #barbarabestor #bestorarchitecture #johnlautner #lautner #silvertop #silvertophouse #silverlake #modernarchitecture #modernism #losangelesarchitecture #concretedesign #bathroomdesign #bathroomdetails #renovation #homerenovation #futuristic

A long list of Hollywood productions have been set in John Lautner’s midcentury homes. One of them, Silvertop, a 1950s-era house located in LAs Silver Lake neighborhood, was restored by @bestorarchitecture last year. The home’s most recognizable feature is its domed concrete roof, Lautner’s first major use of concrete in this way. Less known is that its swimming pool was one of the earliest entrants into the infinity pool game. 👀 When @bestorarchitecture was tasked with renovating the home, great detail went into keeping its original spirit alive. “It was an experimental house of the future,” said Barbara Bestor, the firms principal. Fortunately, technological advancements in lighting and sound meant that many of the changes would be “invisible.” Barbara and her team pulled inspiration from Lautner’s other futuristic works, of course, but they also looked to automotive design. The master bathroom, shown here, is just one product of this influence, with its walls and ceiling made of retractable glass. The biggest thing she learned in the design process? “Bold, big ideas can make very powerful spaces.” . . . #barbarabestor #bestorarchitecture #johnlautner #lautner #silvertop #silvertophouse #silverlake #modernarchitecture #modernism #losangelesarchitecture #concretedesign #bathroomdesign #bathroomdetails #renovation #homerenovation #futuristic
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3 ... 2 ... 1... 🎉 Welcome to a new decade! When we asked @madebyradio to help us celebrate the fleeting moments of 2019, they chose to focus on space exploration. It connects to ideas like contemplation, reflection, optimism and progress, they told us. “What better place to get some much-needed perspective?” 🚀 Radio, a design-driven animation company in Cape Town and London, wanted to express the feelings of wonder and insignificance that space inspires. And by placing this little reveler somewhere so quiet, they emphasized their belief that you don’t need a crowd to ring in a new year. 🎆 Heres to the 2020s. Happy New Year! . . . #happynewyear #madebyradio #animation #animationstudio #motiongraphics #capetowndesign #2020 #newyearseve #animations #graphicdesign #illustration #motiondesign #visualart #astronaut #outerspace #characterdesign

3 ... 2 ... 1... 🎉 Welcome to a new decade! When we asked @madebyradio to help us celebrate the fleeting moments of 2019, they chose to focus on space exploration. It connects to ideas like contemplation, reflection, optimism and progress, they told us. “What better place to get some much-needed perspective?” 🚀  Radio, a design-driven animation company in Cape Town and London, wanted to express the feelings of wonder and insignificance that space inspires. And by placing this little reveler somewhere so quiet, they emphasized their belief that you don’t need a crowd to ring in a new year. 🎆 Heres to the 2020s. Happy New Year! . . . #happynewyear #madebyradio #animation #animationstudio #motiongraphics #capetowndesign #2020 #newyearseve #animations #graphicdesign #illustration #motiondesign #visualart #astronaut #outerspace #characterdesign
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#dogsofdesign 🐾 @louthedogcph has a day job: she’s the shop dog at @framacph, a Copenhagen design brand that we featured earlier this year. But she’s still learning how to welcome visitors. “She barks and howls at all customers coming in,” said @johanneaure, one of her owners. “It is a happy bark, though, and all she wants is snuggles and kisses.” This puppy matches her owners’ personal style — and the minimal environment at Frama and @aurestudio, their own brand. And she’s fitting right in: “People here take small breaks more often to give her a quick snuggle, which has such a calming effect.” 📸: @johanneaure Share photos of your own fur-iends in beautiful spaces with the hashtag #dogsofdesign. . . . #louthedogcph #dogsofinstagram #weeklyfluff #dogstagram #pupstagram #shopdog #petitbassetgriffonvendeen #grandbassetgriffonvendeen #interiors #interiordesign #nordicdesign #nordichome #copenhagen #copenhagendenmark

#dogsofdesign 🐾 @louthedogcph has a day job: she’s the shop dog at @framacph, a Copenhagen design brand that we featured earlier this year. But she’s still learning how to welcome visitors. “She barks and howls at all customers coming in,” said @johanneaure, one of her owners. “It is a happy bark, though, and all she wants is snuggles and kisses.” This puppy matches her owners’ personal style — and the minimal environment at Frama and @aurestudio, their own brand. And she’s fitting right in: “People here take small breaks more often to give her a quick snuggle, which has such a calming effect.” 📸: @johanneaure  Share photos of your own fur-iends in beautiful spaces with the hashtag #dogsofdesign. . . . #louthedogcph #dogsofinstagram #weeklyfluff #dogstagram #pupstagram #shopdog #petitbassetgriffonvendeen #grandbassetgriffonvendeen #interiors #interiordesign #nordicdesign #nordichome #copenhagen #copenhagendenmark
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