Are you feeling already tired of the usual design setting and are you searching for an unconventional city in which discover a new point a view, a place that strives to give a larger impact on the design and art world, always looking for new contemporary ways of living the urban artistic side? If the answer is a big yes, this design guide is for you. Today we want to take a chance with an unusual atmosphere, the design world of Los Angeles! The beauty and success of Los Angeles are known to everybody: a mixture of ideas, races, and concepts, always researching for the next trend, the new vision. Very far from the academic setting we usually find in the most design destinations we usually encounter in our traveling, Los Angeles shows a totally diverse and varied spirit, capable of being the perfect rest stop to whoever wants to explore his artistic soul. Not just a unanimous style, but visions that reflect the diversity inherent to the city itself and displayed through the numerous small design communities that you can experience along the way. Aren’t you curious to know more about Los Angeles and its best design places? Keep reading our LOS ANGELES DESIGN GUIDE!
LOS ANGELES DESIGN GUIDE
WHERE TO STAY
THE PARACHUTE HOTEL
From a homeware brand to a hotel one, the step is really close, or not? We have chosen The Parachute Hotel for its one-of-a-kind atmosphere, created by designers Scott Horne and Peter Dolkas, the same who has designed its Showroom Store.
If you are not so sure about Venice Beach (and why not?) let yourself be tempted at least by the shoppable penthouse experience you could have just by staying in the building. The open plan structure – spread over 2,200 square foot space – tries not only to provide a unique experience to their guest but also to give emphasis to the Parachute aesthetics, with local makers and artists’ pieces, scattered over the indoor and outdoor living space; don’t forget about the nice extras, such as concierge service and room service from other hotels.
THE LINE HOTEL
In Koreatown, that’s where you can find the marvelous boutique experience of LINE LA “a second home for neighbors and travelers seeking a rich, layered experience unlike any other in Los Angeles”. Let yourself be inspired by the essential atmosphere, rich with mid-century details and capable of providing an out-of-the-world setting for your city’s stay.
The simple setting only serves to highlight the modern amenities that the boutique provides to its guests while offering them an amazing view of Los Angeles skyline.
And, if you are looking for something to eat, the answer is right there: from the Lobby Bar, where you could be entertained with the best cocktails from Happy Hour Agency to OPENAIR, a poolside green oasis at the center of Koreatown, and created by two-star-Michelin Josiah Citrin, it offers the best of California’s seasonal land and sea ingredients, in a naturalistic setting recreated to escape the LA confusion. A real greenhouse experience of our LOS ANGELES DESIGN GUIDE.
WHAT TO DO
An eccentric experience – well immersed into the most conventional place you could find in Los Angeles – is the Poketo retail, an imaginative hub created by Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, a couple of artists trying to discover their aesthetics and style while willing to let others explore it with them. With an online shop and four LA retail store (don’t forget our favourite one at The Line!) their philosophy – which brought them to multiple collaboration with famous mainstream brands such as Nike, MTV, and Disney – is about celebrating the local design and art community through workshops and specific events organized ad hoc.
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