Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dwell on Design - The Recap

I would've like to have posted this yesterday, but alas, I was sleeping. After working three straight days and attending some fantastic design parties, I was beat. I can say with certainty that this year's Dwell on Design exhibit was utterly fantastic. From lighting to mini modern chairs; and James van der Beek and Gretchen Jones, there was always something (or someone) to look at.

The media registration team: Being unusually serious, and hard at work.

Project Runway winner, Gretchen Jones, joined the panel at the HP Blogger Luncheon on Friday for a conversation about design inspiration and technology.

Japanese artist Sasaki performed a live showing of his Heartbeat Drawing Project to benefit the victims of the Japanese tsunami. Attendees participated by becoming "heartbeat donors" for the cause, as well as having a rendering of their heartbeats added to this massive art installation.

David Trubridge showcased his beautiful lighting fixtures. I really, really, want one of these for the house in Greece. Just putting it out there. And the best part is that they come unassembled, so they can easily ship anywhere. Once you receive it in the mail, you just pop them together.

The EcoFabulous Modern Living Showcase Home was a hit yet again this year. This year's model was my most favorite out of the last three years. This diminutive 550 square foot eco pre fab dwelling is up for auction on eBay, with proceeds benefitting Global Green USA.

We also snagged a few moments with James van der Beek (Dawson's Creek yo!) and his wife for a segment which aired on E! News; if you happened to catch it on Sunday morning.

Taking some time out of the day for socializing with friends, while Spiro 
(my husband, above) snags a few shots with Tara's camera.

And a few more highlights from the show floor...

From left to right, top to bottom:
Modern World Award nominees, Midcentury LA budding modernist chairs, Gainey hanging ceramic planters, Bike rack by Chris Brigham for Knife & Sawand and Public Bike, part of the "Bravos," Spanish exhibit, Terri Planty comical terrariums. 

Photo credit: All photos taken by Cartoules Press

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