1900s Lithograph Map of Los Angeles
Originally published in a street atlas in 1908, this city map from the turn of the 20th century suggests the order and symmetry of a simpler time. At almost 17 square feet, this two-toned chart provides the intricate details (such as they were) of the City of Angels in its early days. This historical piece can start a conversation or settle a debate while providing an insightful look at then versus now.
Restoration Hardware, Thousand Oaks
The Elle Kitchen
An Italian import that excludes class sans flash, Snaidero gives “made-in-Italy” chic a domestic touch. Founded in 1979, Snaidero has garnered dozens of design awards over the past two decades. Of those, 11 have been the prestigious GOOD DESIGN Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. The most recent GOOD DESIGN Award was bestowed on the Elle Kitchen. An evolution of the modern kitchen, the concept derives from from an in-depth architectonic study that allows for various layouts through a series of dedicated, innovative components. Elle’s focal point is her system of aluminum profiles, coated with a material finish, which rethinks the groove-handle mechanism for compartments and drawers. The doors projecting from the countertops make the groove more functional and easier to clean, giving Elle an unmistakable look. Neither a renovation nor a finishing touch, this is the Elle Kitchen by Snaidero.
This contemporary design piece from Newell Design Studio melds the functional with the aesthetically pleasing. Positioned in front of the couch or combined with matching pieces, it can serve as a coffee table. Or if additional party seating is what you need, it can do that, too. Cut from solid ash with a red lacquer interior that is decidedly Louboutin-esque, this table is a shoo-in for fashionable entertaining.
/ Starting at $10,500
Gaggenau Wine Storage Unit
The temperate climates that nurture the complex fruits that compose bottled poetry deserve a suitable storage apparatus. With room for up to 34 bottles, this dual climate wine cabinet will more than suffice. The RW 404 is a space-saving, electronically regulated storage solution that allows you to manage the temperature for the top and bottom compartments separately and with ease. Whether you want to toast that promotion or celebrate your devotion, the wine you choose will be the complementary potion.
Boffi, Los Angeles
Notturno a New York
The city that never sleeps can now be the skyline on which you recline. Gaetano Pesce’s “Notturno a New York” from Cassina is a three-dimensional, multi-piece couch that highlights the simplicity and comfort of a night in the city. Yarn of various colors is weaved together to create a choice seating area amidst one of the most recognizable cityscapes in the world.
DIVA, Beverly Hills
Grange’s timeless Pauline Armchair is a classic accent piece suitable for any boudoir, sitting room, or space. Its curved back and padded arms make it the perfect morning coffee or evening reading spot, or the ideal seat for getting ready for the day. Choosing one from more than 75 wood finishes and three fabric options, it’s tailor-made to work with any home and any room. The Pauline Armchair is an eternal piece you will save for the ages and pass on through generations to come.
Scalamandre, Los Angeles
An ode to James Bond, the Sky Fall pendant from Studio Italia Design is a captivating lighting piece for any home. String up just one of these beautiful fixtures hand blown from ancient Murano glass for a stunning centerpiece, or arrange multiple with varying lengths to achieve a suspended piece of artwork. The contemporary shape and LED technology provide distinctive lighting to create an ambiance that would leave 007 stirred, if not shaken.