VISUALLY LOVELY {12}

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Over the holiday weekend I saw the movie Frank, it was pretty weird, but I loved it. One thing I really loved about Frank was the movie poster. In the beginning of my career I designed movie posters. So I am always on the lookout for nicely designed posters. Knowing what goes on in making a poster, I have a bigger appreciation for them. So I decided to put together a short list of some of my favorites (classics and current). 

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THE MOVIE THAT STOLE MY HEART

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I know I am really late on watching The Grand Budapest Hotel. I finally saw it a couple weekends ago and feel completely in love. Wes Anderson is a genius with beautiful imagery, colors and overall design.

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I especially loved all the graphic elements, from the packaging and fonts for the Mendel’s shop. I even loved the small details like the book carried in the opening scene.

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I think one of the best parts of this film was the beautiful symmetry represented throughout the film. Although that is his signature trademark it just shinned in this film.  

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I love when a movie inspires me, it doesn’t happen that often but when it does it sticks with me for a while. It is a strong statement to say, but I think this was one of his best films to date, although Royal Tenenbaums is still my favorite. 

VISUALLY LOVELY {11}

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Last month I made the trek to MOCA at the Pacific Design Center to see the amazing exhibit by Jacob Hashimoto. Even though the space is small, his installation made up of tiny handmade kits made the space feel huge.

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When you first walk in you see a cluster of black, white and grey kits. Some tangled together and others creating these beautiful patterns.

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When you walk up the stairs to the main room, you are instantly taken a back by the pure scale of it all. He created a beautiful landscape of rolling clouds, the sun and even water. At some angles the kits created these crazy pixelated images, which sort of messed with my mind. I even had a sudden moment that I felt like I was floating. 

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I even loved the blocks of patterned kits.

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I am so happy I made it out for this exhibit. It was truly inspiring.

{photos by me}

DWELL HOME TOURS: PART 3

On the final stretch of my east side home tours, I visited two homes in Echo Park. The first was Eels Nest, this home reminded me of an apartment in NY because of all the different levels.

 I loved the floating staircase and the large windows.

My favorite room in the house had to be the upper level. The entire level is covered in wood with great landscaping. I could see myself coming up here every night after working with a glass of wine.

The final home I visited was the Rosemont Residence. Unfortunately I couldn’t take pictures inside, which was a shame because they showed great use of refurbished wood from the old home that was on the property. I loved their kitchen, it was open and the counter tops were cement (which I would love to have in my kitchen). They used the refurbished wood on one of their kitchen counters, and the shelving of their entertainment center. I also loved that they have a wood fire stove in the yard, I need that!

I really enjoyed seeing inside these beautiful homes, it definitely gave me the bug to buy something of my own. Until next year. 

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DWELL HOME TOURS: PART 2

The second home I visited was the Avon Residence. This home was really interesting because from the front it looks like a normal house, but once you walk towards the back there is an ombre green cube.

The interior of the cube is very open and bright. I loved the little accents of orange in shower tiles and cabinet handles. I also loved the windows above the bed. They overlook their very large vegetable garden, another must have in my dream backyard.

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DWELL HOME TOURS: PART 1

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to check out the Dwell on design home tours. Every year they have a great selection of homes on the east side and west side of LA. Saturday was the east side, so I was able to see a variety of homes from San Marino to Echo Park. The first home I visited was the Canon Residence, this by far was one of my favorites. The architecture, the landscaping, the furniture and even the artwork was perfect.

This home had some amazing rooms, I loved the very bright and open master bathroom.

But I think my favorite part of the home was the pool. I grew up with a pool, so I also hoped that one day I too will own a pool (especially if it looked like that one).

There was also some great artwork and amazing wallpaper in a few rooms. It was a great way to break up a white room. Stay tuned for more beautiful homes.

{photos by me}