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Architectural Open House Tour in the Silver Lake Hills

The design highlight of our recent trip to Los Angeles was a self-discovery architectural tour of Silver Lake. I had no idea Silver Lake was such a hot bed of architectural activity. So many of the houses, mid century modern in style, were designed by very well known architects, including Rudolf Schindler, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, and Frank Lloyd Wright to name a few.The icing on the cake was a stop at an open house perched in the hills overlooking...

What We Will See: Los Angeles Home Tours 2016

LA Home Tours: June 25, 2016Exciting news! This year our Los Angeles home tours will take us to the trendy Eastside/Hills area. Our limo driver will brave the insane traffic that is Los Angeles, just so we can view amazing architecture and interiors. There will be lots of beverages and snacks to keep us going. Bring your camera and an open mind to capture all the innovation and inspiration.Architecturally and culturally significant, LA's Eastside is made up of small, trendy...

Design Tour Coming Up: Los Angeles

Designers Collective is taking a group of design enthusiasts to participate in a design and lifestyle tour of Los Angeles in June, and we are pretty darn excited about it.Why a travel design tour?Well it's because traveling is inspiring. It is a great way to discover new ideas and gives you time to think in a completely new context. We open our eyes a little wider when we are in a new place. Imagine, four days of design and...

Day 1: Los Angeles Design Crawl

Details of Day 1: Los Angeles Design Crawl!!! We, Designers Collective (aka Tina Dhillon and Brooke Hatfield) just completed a 10 woman design tour, that showcased the best of architecture, urbanism and interior design in Los Angeles.  Conceived during the recent ALT Summit Bloggers Conference in Salt Lake City, this tour took weeks of planning and scouting to ensure smooth execution.The first step was finding the ideal ‘Melrose-Place-style’ hotel replete with sunny courtyard pool.  This was  to be our base of...

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...

Friday Finds: Flea Market Fun

For today's Friday Finds, we are going to have some Flea Market Fun!I recently did a reconnaissance visit to Los Angeles for our upcoming Design Crawl, happening the last weekend in May. While driving around the hot spots we have planned for our visit, my daughter and I came across the Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax High School. Seeing the activity and tents we decided to stop and see what it was about. What a treat!   Most of the open...