Monday, May 28, 2007
A lot of people have know idea that a canal system exists in Venice Beach, CA. Originally built in 1904 there was 16 miles of canals now there is only 4 x 6 blocks of these duck filled waterways. I am lucky enough to live a few blocks away and enjoy both the old and new architecture of this secret hideaway that was once home to the likes of Jim Morrison. To read more about the history of the Venice Canals click HERE
Saturday, May 26, 2007
For those of you that have not seen my US press from last month.
The first is from Sunset Magazine which shot and wrote a three page article on
Vanessa De Vargas's fantastic beach bungalow, that shows my ottoman and Lucite tray in Her living room.
The second is from LA CONFIDENTIAL that wrote an article on beautiful PATIO CULTURE that features shots of my side table, ottoman and chair.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Jennifer Siegal is known for her work in creating the prefab home of the 21st century. If you have not read about her in DWELL magazine or seen her on CNN click here for more information. Six months back, i met with Jennifer and presented her with my interior design concept for her Pre-fab display structure Located on Abbott Kinney Blvd in Venice, CA. She loved my concept and the pictures showcase the end result.
I wanted to break away from the typical style that had been sceen in pre-fab homes and create an elegant yet relaxed environment. The first room was designed as a living/dining area and the second room as an office.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
The Pacific Design Center is the West Coast's leading resource for traditional and Contemporary indoor and outdoor furnishings. Last night the PDC and House&Garden Magazine held their annual outdoor living event "LUXE LIFE" which showcases vignettes from outdoor showrooms. The event is held outside by the pond. Lovely!
The highlight of the evening was a fabulous fashion Show. Exterior designer Karla Stevens owner of Patio Culture and in a former life clothing designer for the hit TV show The O.C. designed outfits made from outdoor fabrics, also showcased were my
JORDAN CAPPELLA COLLECTION handbags manufactured from outdoor fabrics.
The event was amazing, champagne flowed all night, the PDC flew in DJ NIGEL direct from London (Elton John's Oscar party DJ) and Wolfgang Puck catered.
Enjoy the pictures - the first shot is Karla Steven's and myself.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Desire to Inspire is a fabulous blog consisting of one Australian girl and the other from Canada trying to inspire the world one room at a time, and doing a great job of it!
Please check out the story they post on me, click here to view.
Jo thank you so much for showing my work I really appreciate it.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Energetic and Ingenious are just two words that capture the essence of who Vanessa De Vargas is. For those of you who may not be familiar with this west side wonder September will mark the one year anniversary of Turquoise her chic high-end mid century furniture boutique located on trendy Abbott Kinney Blvd in Venice, CA. Her talents don't stop there she also is an incredible Interior designer, Blogger and contributing editor for Apartment Therapy
The images showcased today mark a change in Vanessa's style, for her latest interior design project she adopted more of a whimsical feel for her client, a Record Executive at Suretone Records whose office is located in Santa Monica.
I asked Vanessa to give an overview of her project:
My client handles many high profile rock and pop artists and since she spends so much time at the office I created a place that felt like a “home” office. We decorated the space with floor to ceiling linen drapes, a custom white lacquered Louis style desk. I had custom floating Lucite shelves designed by Jordan Cappella Collection that are set against gold and white wallpaper. The office included tons of storage boxes and bins for her clients CD and demo reels. We had the walls painted in a soft robins egg blue and accented the office with teal and red. Moroccan and Asian influences. The Chesterfield tufted sofa was upholstered down the center with a red and white floral fabric panel.
The space looks fantastic.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
"The smartest new design and fashion boutiques, from sea to shining sea". By Sophie Donelson.
Above is the opening line from page 52 in the latest issue of ELLE DECOR that introduces us to seven of the hottest new boutiques across America.
The first showcased is AlIE WALDMAN HOME COUTURE and was opened only months ago by you guessed it, Interior Designer Alie Waldman and is already drawing a lot of attention from both Designer and Celebrity clients....(You know I can't say who!).
Congratulations Alie, on your fantastic space and your entree into the world of incredible press: ELLE DECOR.
When you get the chance swing by and check out the space! 9009 Beverly Blvd., 310.278.0735
Also at this time I am excited to announce that JORDAN CAPPELLA COLLECTION is collaborating with ALIE WALDMAN HOME COUTURE to design an exclusive Lucite home decor and lighting line. The first piece is scheduled to be launched in 4 weeks. Watch this space for more information!
Thursday, May 17, 2007
For those of you that believe 1st class is the only way to travel (Jamie) check out these shots. Qantas has raised the bar on 1st class lounges really high! Both the Sydney and Melbourne international airport locations have been given a makeover by Australia's very own wonder designer Marc Newson. click THE COOL HUNTER to read more.
Delayed flights just became desirable!
Monday, May 14, 2007
The Peak of Chic is a cool design blog out of Atlanta Georgia. A couple of weeks ago they wrote a great article on Lucite furniture and included a shot of one of my Lucite on Lucite side tables you can read the article HERE.
Many thanks to The Peak of Chic for including one of my designs in the article.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Last week I was lucky enough to experience the OTIS graduating seniors Fashion Show. For those of you that don't know the OTIS school of design, it is one of the leading design schools in the world located in CA, click here for website/information.
The Fashion show was an extravaganza held at the iconic Beverly Hilton Hotel. Every detail of the show from sets, lighting, music and models was of a world class standard. The competition was fierce, and if the designs showcased are an indication of America's future collections. LOOK OUT EUROPE!
I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed the show.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
I am excited to announce that Amanda Dugan, owner/buyer for BRICK LANE fashion boutique is now carrying the Jordan Cappella Collection totes. This is a cutting edge fashion store that represents fabulous lines from the UK and now one designer from the Commonwealth. BRICK LANE is located at 1132 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice Ca, 90291 - 310.392.2525
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Welcome to my new blog.
I will be updating this once a week to keep you informed of what I am working on and experiencing in the design world.
The above story/image is on Patio Culture and pictured is one of two JORDAN CAPPELLA COLLECTION refurbished 60's vintage cane chairs that can be placed together to create a love seat. When I came across the chairs they had a rundown natural cane finish. Gross! They look so fresh and clean with the white finish.
I hope you enjoy.