Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Peek inside the Penthouse Life

I was lucky enough to catch what several visitors called "the best" abode on Dwell on Design's downtown home tour this weekend.  The gorgeous double-unit penthouse in the historic, gorgeously refurbished Douglas Building downtown belongs to real estate maverick Goodwin Gaw.  The Douglas Building is the first of several ambitious Downtown Properties' projects that will most likely change the face of downtown.  Gaw's own space was designed by Hong Kong's Clarence Chiang.  The overall Douglas Building was re-furbished by Rockefeller Partners.

Designers & Agents Green Room in Los Angeles

I spent this past weekend at the Designers & Agents trade show covering the Green Room for Inhabitat.  Hosted at the New Mart, the space vert was adorned by Edina Tokodi's amazing living green grafitti and filled with some of the coolest in up and coming sustainable fashion brands.  My favorite were the dresses by the Stockholm- and New York-based Ekovaruhuset design collective and the eco-undies by Milk & Honey which are as delicious to wear as they sound, I'm sure.  It was certainly a weekend that tested the willpower of a shopping junkie such as myself.