We spent a total of 32 hours saturated completely in the humidity art and design of Miami. During the day, we walked through convention centers showcasing stunning top-notch designers and artists. Stopping for a chance to charge our smartphones during Design Miami, we gave our undivided attention to world class design talks.
To recap our sixth annual designedCOLLECTIVE event, Architexture: Elements In Transformation, we want to take a moment to introduce you to the artists showcased at the studio! Equally talented as they are charming, we invite you to take a look at the authentic process that goes behind their work.
There's a je ne sais quoi about New York City in the spring that makes you fall in love. With all the happenings in early May for NYCxDESIGN, we graciously accepted all the city had to offer.
This project is about as San Francisco as it gets, so naturally we were thrilled to have it featured on Dwell! The residence is located on the iconic Haight Street in the old Theater Loft building. The Theatre Lofts were adapted into lofts by architect George Hauser back in 2001. Before going condo, the building was a movie palace built in 1926, and the exterior still looks more commercial than residential.
Some of our favorite findings from Dwell on Design 2015 in Los Angeles
LOCZIdesign studios and CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions are pleased to present Ebb, a two-person show with artists Gina Borg and Chris Russell. Gallery director Aimee Friberg speaks with both artists in anticipation of the show.
Despite what the mainstream media may be telling us, abundance and lights is all around us. With the holiday in full swing, no matter what you're celebrating, the dining area will be the nucleus of your home. We are so thankful for our clients and the community around us — allow is to show you some of our favorite LOCZIdesign remodeled dining areas.
LOCZIdesign's longtime designer, Margo Nathanson has recently debuted her full line of jewelry and accessories as UtopiaDryGoods. Her jewelry has adorned many of us at the studio for months, so we spent one afternoon taking a peek inside her intimate thoughts on art, creativity, and the world she surrounds herself in. We are proud to feature Margo in our Artist In Residence series.
"Being a bystander to suffering is not an option." — The words of Katie Meyler, founder of More Than Me and a member of our designedCOLLECTIVE community in Liberia fighting to end Ebola.
Inspired by her father who was a famous car designer for over 46 years, Paige grew up surrounded by the world of art and design. After pursuing everything from dance to teaching, Paige pursued a career in design, leading to the creation of her own full service firm, LOCZIdesign. LOCZIdesign lives by the motto that design is about creating an environment that supports the entire person and comes from being of service. "We believe everyone benefits from good design. Our Mission is to create spaces that balance and inspire," Paige says.
California's wine country is already bouncing back from the 6.0 magnitude earthquake — the strongest in 25 years. LOCZIdesign is taking a look at some innovative earthquake home and solutions
Jessica Mi Hyeon Yoo is the owner and principal designer of Design Meem. Her Jogakbo works are ethereal vessels through time. Born and raised in Korea, Jessica attended Hong Ik University, majoring in visual communication design. Since her early years of art education, she had been thoroughly interested in fiber/fabric art.
New York Design Week was a whirlwind of design adventure, one highlight was the neon post-modern utopia of Sight Unseen OFFSITE! Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer of the website Sight Unseen also co-founded this show in conjunction with NYCxDesign and ICFF. It enchantingly combined the works of independent design studios alongside those from established, forward-thinking brands, creating a small but well curated venue for industry professionals and design enthusiasts.
Let's be real. Every year we dread the daunting task of spring cleaning. So this year, I turned to Paige Loczi for a few of her go-to tips on cleaning your home for spring in an untraditional, yet rejuvenating way.
Style is a function of being comfortable- comfortable in your skin, your clothes and your space. The trick is discovering another’s story and reflecting that in their surroundings. My personal style is an eclectic blend of mid-century with an infusion of pattern and color. My environments are often quixotic, playful and intentional, just like my outfits.
It's Sunday, the perfect day for a DIY project, right? (it's okay if you want to chill instead) We thought mounting a stagforn fern was a fun twist on mounting the horns or head of an actual animal.
Goodbye Winter blues and hello Springtime hues! Although we may be speaking a bit too soon for our friends surviving the winter weather on the East Coast, as designers, we're excited to spring forward. With much consideration, we put together a trend report to give you something to look forward to this Spring!
First things first: “The 2014 color of the year Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.
An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” Here at LOCZIdesign, couldn't agree more. Last year, we showcased a full spectrum of this pantone throughout our client, Vineet's vibrant home. Sourching the Chabada chairs by Roche Bobois in three vivid and playful tones, we balanced out his kitchen and dining room with the neutral dining table by Wüd designs. With a nod to our remodel, we also picked the Chair Duo Wood by Patrick Norguet and the Melt Down lamps by Johan Lindsten to celebrate the magenta hues of this year's pantone!
If one looks closely, it is easy to view how the fashion, interior, and graphic design world blend in perfect harmony. In fact, design is the way in which we change the world for the better. Design within technology, city planning, and our personal dwellings are intertwined much like lattice. Traditionally it is a framework consisting of a criss-crossed pattern of strips of building material, typically wood or metal but also (fun fact!) found in crystal structures. Once combined, these structures are strengthened making it a good representation of our collective future as designers.
Not only is this cool to look at, but each lattice system found in crystal formation consists of a set of three axes (or center line) which naturally gives these crystals a perfect geometric pattern. Latticework has been used in gardens to help plants like tomatoes and ivy grow strong, and also used to divide spaces. We also found latticework on the runway of Tory Burch SS 2014 fashion show and the sophisticated 'Bentley arm chair' by Safavieh (seen below).
Old Hollywood Glam
As a fan of The Golden Girls, it almost seems perfect that the character Blanch had a room covered in the iconic martinique wallpaper. But the "Hollywood Regency" and "Maximalism" style was around long before then and keeps cycling back around in the design world. Over the past couple years we've spotted the trend on Pinterest, California Home + Design and Apartment Therapy. The Hollywood Regency style originated during the 1930’s when movie sets, hotels and homes of Hollywood were created with highly theatrical accents of tall white lacquered floor lamps, mirrored dressing tables and fainting couches upholstered in visually rich satin or velvet! We grabbed some images from decortoadore [dot] come and Julie Blanner's Coordinately Yours blog to help illustrate its vibe in the vignette below.
Designer Jonathan Adler says, "I define Hollywood Regency as Neo-classical lines mixed with Hollywood glamour and a top note of mod moxie. Hollywood Regency was a style of architecture and decoration popular in the 60s in LA that was a revival of classical regency style through a modern lens. Hollywood Regency added a layer of pattern and decoration and opulence and glamour to the minimalism of mid-century modernism.
I think that the current rage for Hollywood Regency is a reaction to the Christian Liaigre-ish minimalism that has been pervasive for the last several years. Design was starting to look a bit dour and grey and joyless and I think people had simply had enough. So, Hollywood Regency has become a catch-all name to describe design that thumbs its nose at minimalism in favor of classical references and lots of decoration. " Its splashes of gold, lucite, lacquer, and everything luxurious gives us reason to believe it will be seen again in many 2014 spring interiors.
The future is now! Modulation within furniture and interior design is the key to efficiently and effortlessly using the space around us. Both with green walls and modern dividers, the usage of modulation displayed throughout the home and office is refreshing and a very zen-like style of choice.
The Urbio is a modular magnetic design that utilizes various sized pots with neodymium magnets that make them strong enough to hold just about anything. The pots adhere to wall plates that can be easily mounted anywhere. With the Urbio, you can design your green wall to work with your particular space challenges. Use one or several pots, and go wide or narrow, it depends on you and your wall.
The other modular furniture system ‘Docks’, by Berlin-based designers Till Grosch and Björn Meier can be combined in various ways to create different office islands. Manufactured by Ophelis, the communal piece of furniture functions both for meeting places, as well as a retreat for relaxation and concentration. The individual modules can be arranged independently, and be used either to provide acoustic and visual privacy, or to create open-plan meeting areas. Too, the Movisi LINK by Pearson LLoyd offers a variety of possible combinations to shape different space needs; adding privacy, light noise isolation all with an innovative and small footprint.
Spring is just around the corner and a chance for us to brighten our homes and spirits. Whether you're on a budget or looking for a full service remodel to spruce up your home, it behooves us to add a little cheer to our dwelling, because our environment shapes our attitudes and thus our lives!
Recently featured in Vogue's Heirlooms of Tomorrow: Ten Contemporary Designers to Collect Today, Australian-born Mary Wallis' interpretation of lighting design comes from a diverse background in genetics, traditional Chinese painting, and manifesting one's path.
“I think how we view the world impacts everything around us. My goal is to share the spectacular in the everyday. The simple, direct approach often tells a profound story.” - Gus Harper