this new york paper artist makes me freak out. in a good way. kirsten hassenfeld, you are a true gem.
OBSESSED with these faceted vellum garlands, reminiscent of gemstones or cut glass, and cameo-like silhouettes.
this one is my favorite…
i love how it changes with the light…i could stare at this for a looooong time.
we have offered THOUSANDS of free desktop downloads in our dress your tech column here. we decided it would be fun to have an extended lunch break doing something creative, together. so we pulled out all of our paints and made some pretty wallpapers for you to download below! we hope you enjoy, there’s more where that came from.
it was a nice break in our day and actually was a great stress reliever!
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eating out at restaurants. can we call this a hobby? it’s definitely a huge part of our lives over in the designlovefest office. we get these two questions a lot, so we figured we would answer them here in our new LA column. and please answer below in the comments with YOUR two faves so we can try some new spots!
WHAT’S A RESTAURANT YOU WOULD TAKE YOUR FRIEND FROM OUT OF TOWN?
joanie: brunch at the commissary at the line hotel. i love that you get to sit inside the greenhouse and that it’s right next to the pool. feels like a mini – vacation
bri: for dinner, i would say speranza for pasta and wine and a patio full of plants. i’ve had many looooong friend conversations on that patio. they make their own pasta there too! i love the linguini with clams. ps, make sure you get the free almond cookies at the end.
erika: the rooftop bar at the ace hotel. it’s a great way to show them the city with a good view. plus, there’s live music from time to time.
wendy: chado tea room, cute place to experience a fun tea tasting where you’ll select your favorite tea flavor as you pair it with their delightful sandwiches, scones and dessert. perfect for a party of two!
natalie: the edendale, they have food if you feel like you need to eat without having to do a sit down dinner (but they have that option too) and there are lots of different areas to post up and have a conversation.
WHAT’S ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE DATE SPOTS?
bri: little beast. this is my NEW favorite date spot. it’s in eagle rock, the food is great and it feels like you’re dining in someone’s cozy house. mushroom risotto, whole chicken, beets and burrata. good for the soul.
joanie: put your name in at silver lake ramen, walk next door to thirsty crow for happy hour cocktails (the old fashioned and the fizz are my favorites).
wendy: maru santa monica. ideal location to go for amazing french and japanese inspired dishes, their dimly lit atmosphere creates the romantic mood while the scrumptious desserts complete the night. highly recommend the chocolate bread pudding, order two, you won’t regret it!
natalie: eat at the taco truck or pizza at two boots and then work it off on the dance floor at funky soul at the echo.
erika: mohawk bend. it’s a restored 100-year-old movie theatre and they have a TON of beer taps that are all $6.50. good beer = happy guy.
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this weekend was a little dreary and cold in la and has even us angelinos doing a little california dreaming. as an antidote we’ve been looking through david hockney’s numerous pool based artworks and thought we’d share in the fun. if you’re not already familiar with this charismatic artist you’ll quickly see that this english man has had a fascination with the los angeles domestic pool culture for a long, long time. not one to be limited to a single medium of expression, pools have served as subject matter and location to many of his paintings, drawings and photography.