Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Vanessa De Vargas and I have finished the interior and furniture design for Jennifer Seigal's OMD prefab display home located on Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, Ca. The syle is very much Glam Punk. We designed the coffee table utilizing a vintage trunk with a Goyard like print then incased it in a clear Lucite box and added wheels. The sofa trim has been painted gold and upholstered in a black patent leather. The bar was manufactured from smoked Bronze Lucite and finished with deco accents. Both the modern Castiglioni Arco lamp and white Panton chairs are from AID. Vanessa gave the Vintage round Duncan Phyfe table a new finish. The pop art is by DALLAS SHAW. The red and natural side chair is available from Vitra
Enjoy the pics, all the furniture is for sale please feel free to contact Vanessa or myself should you have any questions.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
If you live in LA and you are involved or interested in any aspect of the design industry be sure to check out the DESIGNERS NETWORKING GROUP last Thursday was the 5Th event, what a night there must have been more than one hundred people on the rooftop of THE WOVEN COMPANY a manufacturer of incredible blinds located in downtown LA. The evening is held at a different showroom each month.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Nathan Turner is a designer, showroom owner and contributing editor for both Domino Magazine and C Magazine.
Nathan held a book signing event at his beautiful showroom located at 636 Almont Drive LA, CA. He has an eclectic selection from across the globe, be sure to check it out if your in the area.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I have attached a shot of a new bar I designed, it is made from smoked bronze Lucite and has a removable black Lucite tray and deco accents. It is currently housed at Jennifer Seigal's OMD pre-fab display home located on Abbott Kinney Blvd Venice, Ca. Vanessa De Vargas and I collaborated on the interior design as well as designing furniture pieces together, it was really fun. We will post the end results this week.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Jamee Gregory is a NYC philanthropist, socialite, author of NEW YORK CITY APARTMENTS (RIZZOLI) and contributing writer for the NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY. Jamee wrote a story yesterday about her latest shopping trip to Los Angeles, the article takes us from Beverly Hills to Venice and includes the discovery of the Jordan Cappella Collection at her daughters favorite Venice boutique Patio Culture. To read the full article click here
Thank you so much for including me in your article Jamee.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
The first piece of furniture I ever designed was a brown and white South American cowhide ottoman. It was hand cut and stitched with a Tasmanian oak base and is shown above in Lynn Malone's bathroom. Located at 77 Macleay St, Potts Point, Sydney Australia and featured in The Australian news paper The Daily Telegraph. (Lynn Malone is a well known Australian Interior designer). The ottoman was originally published in Contemporary Home Design magazine which was Lynn's previous apartment, located in the fabulous POMEROY building also on Macleay st.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Most of you know I design modern Lucite furniture. You probably don't know that I love to find vintage pieces and give them new life. Pictured is a pair of vintage bamboo and cane chairs, before and after. The chairs are available for sale at TURQUOISE the showroom of Vanessa De Vargas.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
I may be doing the interiors for a beauty salon here in Hollywood. I have pulled out some old shots, This was my first Interior design job in Australia and it was a salon called BeautyExpress It happens to be owned by my Mum - Lyn Cappella. It was an experience, the funniest line for me was Mum saying "I DON'T EVEN LIKE PINK AND YOU ARE CREATING AN I DREAM OF JEANNIE BOTTLE" In the end we had many laughs and the space turned out great as well as being shot for BRIDE TO BE Magazine.
If I go ahead with the salon here you will be the first to know.
Monday, July 9, 2007
I custom made the CORSET table pictured above for Warren Cuccurullo, the famous rock and pop guitarist who has worked with Frank Zappa, and been a long term band member of DURAN DURAN and was a founding member of Missing Persons. He is such an incredible talent and I am so honored to have designed a piece that is displayed in his home with some of the most amazing artist work from the 20th century. The corset table consists of a black granite top hand bent Lucite and 1900's vintage hooks.
Thanks for the opportunity Warren.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
When you first arrive at this Californian suburb, you would be forgiven for thinking you had been transported back to the 70's set of the Brady Bunch. Windsor Hills Built in the late 50's and early 60's has a community that has taken great pride in maintaining the original homes, this barely touched area was once home to the likes of TINA and IKE TURNER.
If you are visiting Los Angeles this is a must see!
For more than 45 years, Charles Hollis Jones has explored the possibilities of Lucite, and in so doing, has transformed a material once seen as a mere novelty into the epitome of cool, sophisticated luxury. He is known to the world as the Grandfather of Lucite and is one designer I most look forward to meeting, he still designs here in Los Angeles.
Be sure to check out his website!