Designers Collective’s Annual Los Angeles Design Crawl
We just returned from our First Designers Collective’s Annual Los Angeles Design Crawl and it totally exceeded our expectations!
We toured Los Angeles’ coolest new modern homes, dined al fresco by the pool in West Hollywood and visited some of the most iconic architecture Los Angeles has to offer. This was interlaced with shopping in some beautifully designed shops along Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Melrose Place and Robertson.
Our goal from the outset was to balance a healthy dose of design education with the pure fun of outdoor café culture, shopping and pool time to get the full California experience. Thanks to careful planning and a great group of women we had a simply sublime experience.
Design highlights included the astounding Getty Museum with its ‘classical meets modern’ purity of form perched on a stunning site with breathtaking views over the grand sweep of greater LA.
The pioneering modernism of the Eames Case Study house in Pacific Pallisades, set amongst pastoral meadow and tall Eucalyptus, is arguably the birthplace of mid-century modernism and a place to be revered.
By contrast, the most quirky esoteric site has got to be the Watt Towers, the filigree, Gaudiesque archi-sculpture, surrounded by the funky environs of Los Angeles’ diverse Watts neighbourhood. The towers are historical, iconic and a monument to the human spirit.
LA may be a great big freeway but there are many worthy pearls along that concrete necklace. While there was much diversity amongst the design attractions they are united by a bold and distinctly California vision.
Stay with us this week as we detail more of our Los Angeles Design Crawl. Have a look at our images on our Instagram using hashtag: #LADesignCrawl