Wabi by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti
The Play collection from Paola Lenti comes in both indoor and outdoor models, but this pouf is strictly for the living room—not patio—set. Choose from a range of upholsteries, with a choice of fringe to spice things up a bit.
Mom (or your banker) may have always told you to save for a rainy day—good advice—but sticking money under the mattress is so passe. Argentinian designer Ignacio Pilotto has given you a visual cue to stash your change with this ceramic dark cloud; it's got a plug down below so you can easily make it rain pennies from heaven. Buy yours from the MCA Store.
The American Institute of Architects' Los Angeles chapter takes the stage to announce the winners of the fifth-annual Restaurant Design Awards. These awards celebrate excellence in the design of restaurants, cafes, bars, lounges, & nightclubs. Further information about the awards is available from AIA Los Angeles.
One dish, two lids, and so many uses.
This self-drive tour through Los Angeles' East Side substitutes hills for beaches and hipster enclaves for coastal fog. This isn't a part of L.A. that many tourists get to see. Silver Lake, Eagle Rock and Glassell Park unroll their peacefully leafy streets for anyone who dares to stop by. Self-drive or carpooling means you can set your own tour pace - perfect for a sunny Saturday.
Preparing lunch or a square meal comes naturally with A la carte. This self-contained modular kitchen can be packed up to follow you on the move.
Good news for design enthusiasts: The future is in our hands. So says best-selling author and expert in creativity and innovation Daniel Pink, Dwell on Design's keynote speaker. In his book, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, Pink argues that as products become abundant to the point of redundancy and labor is outsourced or automated, those fit enough to survive will be the people who bring design, fun, and emotion to their work. That's bad for accountants and programmers but good for designers and architects. Pink's provocative presentation, "The Surprising SCience of Motivation and Creativity," reveals how organizations stifle creativity, ways to reverse this, and how we can all stand to get to know the other half of our brains a little better.