WHERE CREATIVITY LIVES: TAKE A LOOK INSIDE THE HOMES OF TOP CREATIVES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

 

Here's a great article from FastCoCreate.com on how some creative executives live....


"With features like half-pipes and superdesks, the offices of companies in the "creative industries" are designed to spur invention (or at least keep workers at work longer). But creative thinking isn't confined to the address on your business card. Work, inevitably, follows us all home."

    Global creatives from top agencies, Airbnb, and Spotify give us a look at their homes and talk about the inspiration that they draw from their personal spaces.

 

Global creatives from top agencies, Airbnb, and Spotify give us a look at their homes and talk about the inspiration that they draw from their personal spaces.

Gorgeous Mid-Century

For those of you who love the mid-century look...  This is a stunning renovation.... 

Klopf ArchitectureArterra Landscape Architects, and Flegel’s Construction took on the task of updating a classic Eichler in Palo Alto, California. The classic open, indoor/outdoor design was expanded upon by extending the original walls of glass making even more of a connection to outside."

Open House Today

Join me today to view a gorgeous open house in Studo City!

3780 Mound View Ave, Studio City, CA. 91604

2-5:00pm

Wonderfully Hampton's style home in Studio City's highly coveted Silver Triangle. Close to Carpenter Elementary, boutiques & fine dining, this designer's dream home was recently completed w fine attention to detail. Wide plank light oak floors enhance the Architectural Digest ready perfect floor plan. Open living room w fireplace adjoins dining room w/butlers pantry leading to the true gourmet kitchen w/ grey marble counters, stainless appliances, & breakfast area w sep. breakfast bar. The kitchen flows seamlessly to the media/family room w fireplace & Smart Home iPad station. A bank of solid pane glass doors opens to the outdoor patio w BBQ center & stone patio, grassy areas, & unique pool house cabana w/ changing room/ba & adjacent fire-pit seating area. The home features a downstairs guest/office suite w/ bath & walk in closet. Upstairs the adjacent mtn & treetop views shimmer thru abundant oversize windows. 3 bedrooms w/ ample closet space adjoin a stellar master suite w/sitting area, fireplace & large built out walk in closet. Elegant yet functional master bath features a freestanding tub, rain shower & vanity prep area w dual sinks. Truly easy living yet exceptional home close to all & easy commute to Hollywood & Westside.

6 Great Movie Theaters That Are Raising Their Food Game

"Sherry Yard cooks movie theater food? After nearly two decades as the pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck, these days Yard is not only hard at work on her new Helms Bakery project, but she's also been buying vegetables at the farmers market for the new iPic Theaters in Westwood.

Is table service the future of cinema? On the one hand, it does interrupt the film somewhat, but on the other hand, the decadence is off the charts. Being able to order a gooey chocolate cake and a frothy, hot latte in the middle of a movie with a quick tap on an iPad caters to everyone's inner royal. And for that feeling, a few bucks more seems like a bargain compared to paying to fly First Class."

- Angela Matano, LA Weekly

Eight Downtown Los Angeles Landmarks Hidden in Plain Sight

Who knew?

"This week, the city of Los Angeles and the Getty Conservation Institute launched a new website, HistoricPlacesLA, that allows users to search thousands of historically significant sites across Los Angeles, filtering results by all kinds of things, including architectural period and date. Those filters are vital because there are so many interesting, important old buildings and structures around the city that it's a little overwhelming. Just looking for city-designated Historic-Cultural Monuments in Downtown, for example, yields more than 20 sites. We've sifted through those and found some architecturally and historically intriguing sites that don't get as much attention as, say, the stunning Eastern Columbia Building, and mapped them out here so you can impress your friends next time you're walking around Downtown."

- Bianca Barragan, Curbed LA

Broadway Trade Center to House a Super-Fancy Miniature City

More great news for Downtown LA!

"Last we heard, the new owners of the enormous and historic Broadway Trade Center, just off Broadway at Hill and Eighth, were hoping to snag one major tenant (Apple?) and turn the building into a tech campus, but now it seems like that plan has mingled with earlier ones proposing a hotel and retail to create a sort of super-fancy, super-elaborate, multi-use complex in the Trade Center's 1.1 million square feet of space. Waterbridge Capital, which bought the BRC last year for around $130 million, is envisioning a mix of about a dozen uses, including a hotel, a food hall, 500,000 square feet of office space, and 200,000 square feet of luxury retail (Louis Vuitton and Tiffany's are name-dropped), says the LA Times. We're not sure who wants to buy an actual Louis Vuitton in Downtown (knock-offs are another story), but maybe if you build it, they will come?
Waterbridge hope the new BTC, originally opened in 1908, will also house a 200-room hotel, "a health club, two swimming pools, a community park, an urban farm and a luxury spa with a Turkish bath." Central to this incredible-sounding complex will be a two-story, "great, sexy food hall-market", says Robert Cohen, the president of RKF, which is in charge of leasing out the retail space. The rooftop will have bars, restaurants, and decks…"

- Bianca Barragan, Curbed LA

Jeremy Renner's Latest Flip Project

Love Preston Sturges!

"Jeremy Renner acts sometimes in The Avengers movies and various other aging movie franchises (Bournes, Impossibles), but his true calling is clearly flipping. With partner Kristoffer Winters, he's bought and sold more than a dozen houses since 2002 (he's said he doesn't even need to star in blockbuster movies), including a palatial 1920sish bachelor pad in Holmby Hills that sold in 2013 for $24 million. Their latest, in the *Hollywood Hills below Runyon Canyon, is a slightly more lowkey number in a similar, glammily smoke-filled style. In fact, the house once belonged to 1930s and '40s screwball filmmaker Preston Sturges (The Lady Eve, The Palm Beach Story) and, according to the listing, Charlie Chaplin is rumored to have had his first wedding in the "luxurious gentleman's room." The 1926 property also comes with five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, covered front porch, copper-topped antique bar, dining room, eat-in kitchen, rooftop terrace, and a guesthouse, all in about 7,000 square feet on just a bit under a quarter of an acre. Renner and Winters are apparently calling it The Sturges. They bought the place in 2009 for $1.35 million and are selling today for $4.795 million."

Adrian Glick Kudler, Curbed LA

Here Are the Final Plans for West Hollywood's New Central Park

Exciting WeHo News!

"The plans for West Hollywood's new central park—a complete overhaul of West Hollywood Park—have been in flux for a long, long time, but with this latest design, the city is ready to make it official. The plans, from Irvine-based LPA Inc., are on the agenda for this Monday's meeting of the West Hollywood City Council, says WeHoville. The latest includes a new dog park at a cost of $750,000, added in response to input from the community and WeHo Mayor John D'Amico. If all goes smoothly, construction's expected to start next fall and finish by the summer of 2018. Work on the new pool and rec center will be completed before the old one is razed so nobody's swimming is disrupted. After that, the children's playground and the AIDS memorial will be built.”

- Bianca Barragan, Curbed LA