Even as contemporary and transitional design aesthetics continue their rise in popularity among homeowners and designers alike, environments deeply rooted in tradition and regional heritage remain at the foundation of good taste and truly great design. Be it the primitive and grassroots-influenced Spanish & Mission styles beckoning to California’s newborn years or the highly ornate and English inspired Federalist and Regency styles made popular during the start of this great nation, traditional design reigns supreme, continually reinventing itself through the innovations of designers, architects, and craftspeople as well as the outside influence of technology, method, and region.Read More
You may remember that last week we alluded to a bit of a special giveaway #DesignLUX had planned in celebration of National Bourbon Day. And you may already know just how DCoopMedia liked to enjoy their Blanton's (remember the Rolls Royce Phantom back in December?)
Well it's finally here, the giveaway we know that you've been waiting for. The time has come for YOU to show us how you are Blanton's as part of our Celebrate National Bourbon Day with #DesignLUX & Blanton's Bourbon Giveaway.Read More
It was 1776 when the very first design of American origin was signed into order. Since its inception, it has set a standard for similar documents to which other countries strive to reach. Being at the forefront of technology, the arts, music, and industrial design, the United States did not let the Declaration of Independence be the last of the cultural innovations to come from American thinkers. Influenced by Jazz and the Blues, it was from the electric guitar of songwriter Chuck Berry that Rock and Roll came to be. From a garage in New Mexico came the very first personal computer, the MITS Atair 8800 (Bill Gates was not the first). Abstract Impressionism, an artistic style meant to physically represent what was within the artist, found its birth on US soils before gaining widespread international influence. It was from Major William Le Baron Jenney in the great city of Chicago that the modern skyscraper finds its roots.
And in a warehouse in Kentucky came Blanton's, the worlds first single barrel Bourbon.Read More
We have a bit of a favor to ask of you all. You see, during Neocon 2015 in Chicago this year, #DesignLUX and the team at DCoopMedia is exploring the changing tides of traditional design - be it from an architectural standpoint of classically inspired structures or from an interior designer's point of view, updating the traditional design aesthetic for the modern day functional family. Be if the primitive and grassroots influenced Spanish & Mission styles beckoning to California's newborn years or the highly ornate Federalist and Regency styles made popular at the start of the Colonies, environments deeply rooted in tradition and regional heritage continue to remain at the foundation of good taste and classic designRead More
In it's 51st year, the 2015 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts revisits the 1910 English Tudor "Eliot House", the 9,400 square foot manse and 2,600 square foot carriage house designed by prominent Santa Barbara architect Fernand Parmentier, highlighting the design prowess of 18 interior designers and 8 exterior designers as well as the efforts of 75 volunteers tasked with producing the yearly spectacle.Read More