Friday, November 6, 2009

Rock-n-Platinum Public Tours - Nov. 7 - 8

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Or donate on site.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Designers in the News, Coolhaus in the Haus!

The David Bowie Bachelor pad by Rogerio Carvalheiro

Unless you've ceased to read the interwebs, you probably already know that the Rock-n-Platinum showcase is open to the public on weekends. For a donation of $10 (which goes to Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA) you can take a self-guided tour of these one-of-a-kind rock habitats, get a peek at this expected LEED Platinum building, and support a good cause.

But what you might not know is that Lori Dennis (of Dennis Design Group, the dark design team behind the Alice Cooper Lair) and Jennifer Siegal (one half of the design duo behind the 30 STM penthouse) are both in the headlines this month. Look for Lori Dennis in this month's issue of Angeleno as the winner of the magazine's design competition (see page 140 - 141). And tonight, Jennifer Siegal is being honored by the SCI-arc Alumni Association with a Distinguished Alumni Award. So you see, you really should try to make it out to see another little slice of their work.

But as if that weren't enough reason to come out this weekend, we have an added treat. Coolhaus - our favorite roving purveyor of architecturally-inspired desserts - will be parked in front of the Lofts on Saturday, Nov. 5th from 12.30 to 2.15pm. Even if you can't afford to LIVE in a piece of modern architecture, with Coolhaus there, at least you'll be able BUY and EAT some!

Buy tickets in advance here. See you at the showcase!

Loft photo by Tara Wujcik.
Sandwich photo via LA Mag.
Adorable truck photo via Evil Monito.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thanks for Coming to the Party!

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to the party last week. Our goal was to raise both awareness and funds for our charity partner, Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA, and we definitely accomplished that.

A huge thank you to all the designers (Dennis Design Group, RC Design Federation, Jennifer Siegal, Sandra Sharma of BlankSpace, and Cisco Home), our amazing sponsors, volunteers, construction crews, and of course our trusty movers, Black Label, without whom nothing would actually have made it up the stairs into the lofts!

Thanks to Ben Lee and BlueSkyReality for performing and hanging out with us for the evening. Scroll down to see pics from the party or click here! It'll almost be like you were there!

If you couldn't make it to the party, fear not! The showcase is open until November 19th. Feel free to stop by on Saturdays and Sundays between 12noon and 5pm for public tour hours. Buy tickets here!
Ben Lee playing to a packed plein air theater at the Lofts

Blueskyreality being interviewed by German Public Radio

Steve Edwards, West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land, Greg Reitz

Calico Cooper with Dennis Design Group's Brook Casey and Lori Dennis

Dennis Design Group struts their stuff on the green carpet.


Sean Whitesell and Maria Quiban
(Check out that awesome green stepnrepeat by Woolly Pocket!)

Dennis Design Group takes a moment to rock out in the Alice Cooper Lair.

Rockin' out to Rock Band in the Habitat for Humanity GLA room in the 30STM penthouse

May from Green Girls Blog, Sandra Sharma, and Jennifer Siegal

Ben Lee with Habitat Ali

Tiffany Downey and Bruce Robb

Rogerio Carvalheiro with May Hsu

Sandra Sharma taking a quick rest in the 30STM penthouse

Jon and Jay from EcoUsable.
They made some awesome RnP bottle that were in the goodie bags.

Ben Lee, Cisco Home designer Daphne Brusso and Steve Edwards

Friends of Cherokee Studios

Gorgeous green art by Big Red Sun