California: A Design Paradise

California Design

“Designed in California” is the new “Made in Italy” California is best known as the land of make-believe: the home of Disney, Hollywood and video gaming. But there’s also much to be said for Silicon Valley’s booming tech industry – from social media empires to the ever-growing Google & Apple companies, the area is consistently spitting […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday

Thursday, June 8th, marks the 150th birthday of the iconic architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright designed over one thousand building over the course of his career which were influential in our country’s architectural and cultural identity. To commemorate the milestone, historic Wright-designed sites, museums, and hotels are celebrating with special events over the next several months. […]

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Bucket List Design Destinations

Casa Batllo

We asked our team to describe their top Design Destination from their travel bucket list – somewhere they hope to go and be inspired by the architecture, interior design and art. While traveling to a new place, inspiration is all around. Seeing a new city or country for the first time is one of the […]

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Inspiring Mantras from Famous Designers

Vladmir Kagan

Working in a creative industry like interior and furniture design, we find inspiration everywhere. Many times it is visual inspiration, but sometimes spoken words can have a great impact on a person’s sense of design. Below are a few mantras from influential designers that have resonated with us. Do you have a favorite design mantra […]

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Defining Luxury

Natuzzi Italia upholstery

Every individual has their own definition of what luxury means to them. To some, it might be having the most high-tech gadget, the latest season’s clothes, or the hottest car available. In the case of interior design, we can explore different areas of luxury as well. Whether you want to decorate one area of your […]

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Art Alive 2017 Exhibition at The San Diego Museum of Art

Art Alive 2016

Next weekend, April 28-30th, marks the 36th Annual Art Alive celebration at The San Diego Museum of Art. This highly popular and much-anticipated event is a favorite of local San Diegans but also draws attention from visitors across the country. Art Alive is a springtime tradition of transforming the famed John M. and Sally B. Thornton […]

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Milan Design Week: Our Picks

Studio Swine Milan Design Week

Last week wrapped up the 2017 edition of Milan Design week, the annual event where the world meets in Italy to see the latest designs, trends and technology for furniture design. This event ultimately influences the furniture, accessories, and textiles that make their way into interiors around the globe. Beyond just furniture prototypes, the event encompasses […]

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Muse Modern

Nora Vases Detail

Muse Modern by Gold Leaf Design Group is a carefully curated, boutique collection staged within a creative ‘experimental playground’ setting. Avant-garde objects span an array of materials, moods and functions that defy categorization. Furniture, sculpture, wall décor and accessories are all represented. The goal for Muse Modern is to be inspired by art and go further, […]

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2017 Modernism Week in Palm Springs

modernism week

Next Thursday, February 16th, kicks off the 11th Annual Modernism Week festivities in Palm Springs, California. Just a short drive away from San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Palm Springs has been a destination for celebrities, vacationers and design enthusiasts for decades. Ten days of collective events celebrate midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion […]

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