• Looking Back, Looking Ahead: SCI-Arc @ 40

    SCI-Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, turns 40 this month, celebrating April 19 and 20th.  Located within a quarter-mile long former freight depot in the heart of the artist’s district of Los Angeles, the school has played an integral role in fostering architectural experimentation and invigorates the shape of Los Angeles.  The institute began […]

    A. Moret No responses April 18, 2013
  • Fabrice Le Nezet: Palpable Tension

    London based designer and artist Fabrice Le Nezet applies great consideration to the light and volume in his artwork.  From weighty large-scale installations to petite and whimsical character studies, Le Nezet’s work demonstrates a deft handling of weight and buoyancy.  In the Measure series, Le Nezet manages to coax a distinctive surface tension from dense, […]

    A. Moret One response April 18, 2013
  • Edward Cella: Cause Célèbre

    Edward Cella’s Los Angeles gallery demonstrates an unwavering commitment to the art of architecture.  Cella revels in the architect’s two-dimensional renderings as they offer a glimpse into the complex and creative processes of those visionaries behind Southern California’s greatest landmarks.  As Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. approaches, Cella offers Installation a roadmap: […]

    Edward Cella No responses April 18, 2013
  • Rose Apodaca: This is What We Live

    Design mavens and those tickled by interior curiosity flock to the brick and mortar and ecommerce stores of A+R to discover whimsical objects, textiles, and unique furniture designs by international artisans.  Founded in 2005 by husband and wife team Andy Griffith and Rose Apodaca, the couple has fostered a curated environment that encourages the collection […]

    A. Moret No responses April 9, 2013
  • The Architecture of Storytelling

    Mike Walzman, author of The Fall to Freedom reflects on his creative process and tells us how Frank Lloyd Wright changed the way he looks at literature.  Walzman’s work has been published in BCN Week, We Feel Pretty, Zine Columbia, Ra, and Feathertale.   I have two three-by-five note cards on my desk.  One says, […]

    Mike Walzman No responses March 26, 2013
  • California English: From House to Home

    A moss green 1972 Mercedes 280 SEL rounds the corner and turns into the driveway of a charming 1920’s Spanish Colonial Revival house in Rancho Park.  Matching green hub caps lined in chrome and white wall tires accent this pristine vintage ride.  The car embodies the aesthetic of it’s owner’s company: sleek, vintage, and authentic. […]

    A. Moret No responses March 13, 2013