West Week 2017

Steve Thompson on Santa Barbara Style

  I’m just back from West Week 2017 and it was a blast! First I want to say how grateful I am to have been asked to participate on the panel sponsored by California Homes Magazine and Susan McFadden, Editor in Chief, and hosted by the Witford Showroom at the Pacific Design Center. The weeks theme was “Icons & Innovators” and my panel … Read More

Sharing a Favorite – Ralph Pucci International

A look inside Ralph Pucci's new showroom in Los Angeles

We just attended the opening of the new Ralph Pucci showroom in Hollywood, a 15,000 sq. ft., 1920’s era building that once housed a puppetry school. Pucci comes from the mannequin business where he was/is so influential and innovative in his family’s business that the Museum of Arts & Design (MAD) mounted a show of his work, “The Art of The … Read More

“Art for art’s sake”, and the LA Art Show

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1/20/16 We loved last weekend’s LA Art Show in Los Angeles. As fine art consultants and dealers in conjunction with the Edward Cella Gallery in Los Angeles, we support this annual West coast event because it brings American, Europe and Asian artists and art dealers together in our backyard. The bulk of the show is modern/contemporary with a smattering of … Read More

Love Outdoor Furniture!

In the garden at Cabana Home Santa Brabara

I love outdoor furniture because it means fun outdoors, entertaining with friends, not being at work, and lapping up this amazing California weather! I also love outdoor furniture for more practical reasons, one being is that it can stay outdoors all year round. That means I don’t have to haul it in at the end of the day or when … Read More

Accessorizing – The Design Guy Shares his “How To”

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We love accessories and personal collections, and are often asked to come out to a client’s home and “do” their accessories. It’s one of our favorite requests, and after we’re finished we are thrilled when they say they love what we’ve done. The fact is you can “do it” yourself. Really! You can recreate your own Getty Villa if that’s … Read More

MODERNISM SHOW extended through May 6th, 2016

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Wow! And thank you! We are so delighted with the wonderful success of our Art + Form Show featuring the Modernist furniture of Milo Baughman by Thayer Coggin, and Brian Hollister shows, that we have extended the dates for both! The shows have been extended through May 6th, 2016. “As I walked the show with a museum curator, we discussed the dialogue … Read More

Modernism Santa Barbara Show Closes April 15th

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The Modernism show at Cabana Home Santa Barbara, Art + Form, featuring the furniture designs of Milo Baughman closes this week, Friday April 15th, 2016 at 6:00 PM. The Baughman designs on display from Thayer Coggin are extraordinary. Never before have we had a show with such depth in a particular period of American furniture. Though the designs were made as long … Read More

MODERNISM COMES TO SANTA BARBARA

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Welcome to Art + Form, our Spring event and show at Cabana Home Santa Barbara, featuring the work of famed California Modernist and mid-century furniture designer Milo Baughman and the contemporary abstract oil paintings by Brian Hollister. The show is produced in conjunction with Thayer Coggin, the manufacturer of Milo Baughman furniture since 1952, and the Edward Cella Gallery in … Read More

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2016 – Part III of III

The Mid-Century Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound The Christopher Kennedy Compound was billed as “the” event/venue of Modernism Week. The show house is set up as a non-profit with proceeds benefitting education and preservation of architecture throughout Palm Springs. Its’ estimated that 4,000 people toured this year’s show house. Excellent! Christopher Kennedy, a local Palm Springs decorator, is not … Read More

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2016 – Part II of III

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THE DESERT EICHLER’S When I think of the romance of living in a mid-century home or driving a cool vintage car, the romance quickly gives way to my fear of the lack of features and conveniences. New comes with a warranty, its clean and its fresh and has the latest technology. Old comes with none of the above. Enter the … Read More