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HOME FRONT now! MAdiSOn & GrOW CLiFF SpEnCEr FurniTurE MAkEr “Based in Marina del Rey, they off er custom-designed furniture, cabinetry and fi nishing and are experts in sourcing reclaimed and sustainable materials.” “Th is wallpaper is printed on responsibly sourced, chlorine-free fi bers with water-based inks and textiles, and silk-screened on 100 percent linen, all by hand. It’s just all-around awesome.” FiLMOrE CLArk FErriCk MASOn “Great tiles that are handcrafted in the U.S.” ALtER ECo in Her Element When it comes to projects like the spa and president’s suite at the Casa del Mar and her growing roster of eco-focused clients, Rachel Winokur of Etta Designs puts the earth and great style at the top of the list. “So much is out there right now that there’s no reason to not be predominantly sustainable about design,” Winokur says. Th e Massachusetts-born designer, who once worked at Michael Smith’s studio, is branching out with Design Wars , a new HGTV show that premieres this November. Winokur will also preside over L.A.’s Opportunity Green conference next month (Nov. 9-11, opportunitygreen.com). So who are her sustainable sources for fab style? We had to ask. –Alexandria Abramian-Mott “I love these textiles that are printed on linen in L.A. with water-based inks and dyes as opposed to the toxic versions that get into our water supply.” tHE GEt Tangled Up tord boontje’s tangle lighting struck design gold when it was ﬁ rst introduced. now the dutch designer is back with tangle Globe , a pendant light that contains a profusion of etched metal within a glass dome. Starts at $327, Emmo Home, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714.438.1013, emmohome.com –AAM 32 | | fall 2011 racHel WinoKur Portrait by melissa Valladares; dress by lindee daniel; maKeuP by Probeauty Partners; Hair by Verina organic Hair salon; nails by cHi nail bar
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AltER Eco <br /> <br /> In Her Element<br /> <br /> When it comes to projects like the spa and president’s suite at the Casa del Mar and her growing roster of eco-focused clients, Rachel Winokur of Etta Designs puts the earth and great style at the top of the list. “So much is out there right now that there’s no reason to not be predominantly sustainable about design,” Winokur says. Th e Massachusetts-born designer, who once worked at Michael Smith’s studio, is branching out with Design Wars, a new HGTV show that premieres this November. Winokur will also preside over L.A.’s Opportunity Green conference next month (Nov. 9-11, opportunitygreen.com). So who are her sustainable sources for fab style? We had to ask. –Alexandria Abramian-Mott<br /> <br /> THE Get<br /> <br /> Tangled Up tord boontje’s tangle lighting struck design gold when it was first introduced. Now the dutch designer is back with tangle Globe, a pendant light that contains a profusion of etched metal within a glass dome. Starts at $327, Emmo Home, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa,714. 438.1013, emmohome.com –AAM<br /> <br /> GREEN sCENE<br /> <br /> Hot Pots L.A.-based twin sisters Mica and Cafe McMullen wanted to stock their kitchens with colorful enameled cast-iron cookware. When the prices they found induced sticker shock, the two founded Greencookingpots, a SoCal-born line of cookware that comes in cheerful, Le Creusetminded colors at a fraction of the cost. Like the McMullen sisters, Greencookingpots bring more to the table than good looks. Enameled cast-iron heats food evenly and efficiently, and makes an eco-friendly alternative to potentially toxic cookware. “When you cook with Tefl on or aluminum, chemicals and materials can leach into your food,” says Mica, who adds that “you might get a little extra iron with Greencookingpots, but there’s nothing wrong with that!” Prices start at $40, greencookingpots.com –AnnaMaria Stephens<br /> <br /> tRENDVEttER<br /> <br /> Brit Hits!<br /> <br /> The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge aren’t the only Brits worth fawning over: The Union Jack has resurged as the badge of English cool. Th e book True British: Alice Temperley highlights the Somerset-bred designer’s creativity over the past decade, and San Diego-based furniture designer Jennifer Delonge has put what she calls “an iconic symbol of cool when it comes to any form of design” onto her Snugli baby carrier. Meanwhile, Jonathan Adler is taking his love of British flair one step further, first with his U.K.-inspired throw pillows, then by opening his first international store on famed Sloane Avenue this October. Suits our fancy, indeed. –Shontel Horne<br /> <br /> tECH CHECK<br /> <br /> Light Headed<br /> <br /> In trying to describe just how light his recently developed carbon net chair is, Venice beachbased architect Greg Lynn compared the hanging seat to a handful of potato chips.“We’re talking ounces,” says lynn of the piece, which he designed and prototyped last year. Using sail-making material and carbon <br /> fiber tape, lynn says that he hung the chaise version in the courtyard of his Venice home and, to test-drive its resilience, “We piled three people in it and it was great. Then, when it’s unoccupied, the chair flies around in the breeze.” lynn hopes to put the piece into production next year. –AAM<br /> <br /> NUMBER CRUNCH<br /> <br /> Celebrate the centennial birthday of SoCal architect John Lautner with a series of festivities through Nov. 13 (johnlautner.org). We’ve run the numbers on the master’s present-day digits. –SH<br /> <br /> oBjECt woRsHip<br /> <br /> Art & Craft!<br /> <br /> Craft is back. Just ask Dave Hampton, the guest curator behind San Diego’s Craft Revolution, opening in October at the Mingei International Museum. The show—part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative—surveys San Diego’s postwar craft tradition through the lens of a group called the Allied Craftsmen. It’s right up Hampton’s alley. Along with fellow midcentury-modern aficionados Steve Aldana and Ron Kerner, the avid collector founded Objects USA, which deals in vintage Southern California design, most of it from San Diego. Hampton’s expertise and enthusiasm make this Mingei exhibition a must-see. –AS<br /> <br /> You’re moving on up! San Diego has an amazing history in which art, architecture, and craft overlap. Pacific Standard Time validates what I’ve been thinking all along. How did you go from collector to dealer to curator? What happens with most people who collect is that over time, you just have too much stuff. Selling it became a natural evolution. Why focus on Allied Craftsmen? The group—which still exists—was connected to the local educational institutions and museums. It put on an annual show for nearly 30 years. By looking at it, you get a taste of everyone who was involved in the modern/contemporary craft movement from the late ’40s through the ’70s. Some of the show’s stars? I hate to answer that because I don’t want to leave anyone out, but a couple named Jackson and Ellamarie Wooley created a big splash at the time. What’s on your business card? I don’t feel like a dealer. I don’t feel like a curator. I don’t feel like an expert. I’m an enthusiast. I really like this stuff.<br /> <br /> the Fast Lane<br /> <br /> Carlsbad’s La Costa resort (lacosta.com) may be one of the country’s most glamorous getaways for high-end vacationing with young children in tow. But what about when you’re ready to ditch the kids for some quiet pool time? Th e resort is poised to open e Edge , its first-ever 21-andover pool and lounge area with no slides, no water wings and not a screaming little one in sight.Culver City may have its Arts District, but what about an artists’ residence? Th e newly built Regent Lofts (regentlofts.com) features 28 rental units with all of the expected luxury amenities as well as some not-so-expected details, like a striking street-art-style mural that starts at the lobby’s facade and works its way up to to the roof deck. And no, we’re not talking Banksy here. Th e mural references the area’s midcentury modern vibe and classic L.A. setting. >>> San Diego’s hottest potter is about to go national.Josh Herman Ceramics has just collaborated with Design Within Reach (dwr.com) to create a six-piece collection that includes some of the artist’s most distinctive works. Come Nov. 1, look for sculptural bowls, bottles and pods that show off Herman’s stunning use of volcanic glazes.–AAM<br /> <br /> BURNiNG QUEstioN <br /> <br /> Where do you go for design inspiration?<br /> <br /> “Hennessey + Ingalls is my favorite bookstore… They have the best selection of architecture and design books. I think it’s so important to travel and experience what it is that you have passion for. I’ve been very fortunate to be able to visit amazing gardens all over the world, but if you can’t, I think books are the next best thing!” <br /> <br /> –ARt LUNA, LANDsCApE DesiGNER <br /> <br /> “When I lose inspiration and get a little blocked, I need to take a break.Sometimes that means that I need to leave my (sometimes too industrial and cold) studio space in La Jolla and work elsewhere. I really like to go to Th e Living Room on Prospect. You can count on fresh air and a relaxed atmosphere so your mind can relax as well. I love everything about the mismatched furniture and décor.” <br /> <br /> –MARiKA KiERCE, iNtERioR DesiGNER BURNiNG QUEstioN Where do you go for design inspiration?<br /> <br /> “I like to shuffle through the off beat collection of fabrics at Keith McCoy... Some of the fabrics have inspired a whole project for me.” <br /> <br /> pAUL FoRtUNE, iNtERioR DesiGNER<br /> <br /> REQUiRED READiNG<br /> <br /> Building LV Louis Vuitton: Architecture and Interiors (rizzoli, $85) delves into the process of designing the brand’s retail spaces and how it has become an outlet for the company to explore cutting-edge architecture. The book includes interviews with some of today’s most talented architects and designers around the world, who discuss collaborating with lV on the physical aspects of the buildings as well as the ideas that went into them. Available in Louis Vuitton stores. –Kate Baratta<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
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