Inside of Pacific Design Center—Remembering Cesar Pelli

Cesar Pelli, the renown architect who designed some of the world’s most recognizable buildings, died on last Friday at his home in New Haven. He was 92.  Among his wide-ranging projects, there is one that is hold a special place by Angelenos. That is Pacific Design Center, PDC , to which I was introduced by the name of Blue Whales  when I just entered interior design business and started to shop a lot of prominent brands located  in this trade-only design center.

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I am standing outside of PDC during the lunch time.

Cesar Pelli’s vision of PDC was  “the buildings as oversized fragments fallen to earth, and indeed that is what they look like.  Curbed’s architecture critic, Alexandra Lange, believes the Pacific Design Center will be one of Pelli’s most pivotal works for how he explored form through glass-walled buildings. “The transition to the shaped shiny object that he was then able to tweak and deploy around the globe,” she says. “It’s an approach that bridged from his work in Eero Saarinen’s modernist office, defines Late Modernism, was flexible enough to embrace Postmodernism, and then fairly smoothly transitioned to international skyscraper neo-Modernism. I like the awkwardness of this invention phase.”

I have spent a lot of good time  shopping, learning ,  meeting clients and getting inspired in PDC thanks to Cesar Pelli’s great vision and design.  Just in case, you are curious what it looks like inside, here are some photos I took in the showrooms of PDC.

 

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And you can click here see what’s PDC annual designer markets look like

I found Cesar Pelli’s personal story is quite inspiring.   He won hundreds of architecture awards, including the 1995 gold medal of the American Institute of Architects, its highest honor.   But Mr. Pelli’s success came late in life. He didn’t open his own firm until he was 50, and even then, he said, “It was only because I was forced to.” That happened in 1977, when he was chosen to design the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.

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A Day of Travelling Part I

Our 4th of July trip started out with a little plan. We have a general ideas where we are going and what we would like to do–sighting seeing, eating, drinking, visiting historical architecture, new interiors, chatting with strangers, chilling out by the beach, walking through the woods, etc… Then during trip, there are just as lot of spontaneous decisions, whatever strikes our curiosity…

 

 

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just stop to see these beautiful yellow wild flowers
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a pose by the beach
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hydrangea in bloom
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romantic English pond
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cozy outdoor sitting
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handsome game room

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To be continued, please stay tuned with us.

 

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Colors that Make you Calmer

From fashion to automobile, yes, we see a lot of cream, almond, vanilla colors in 2019. The other day, I just unintentionly picked up a cream hat for myself . It looks so good with almost everything.

 

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Those warm almond/cream colors are classical, soft and timeless. Now, the trend comes to the interiors too. These almond colors truly never go out of style and they do the wonder in the room.

1. DIMITY, FARROW & BALL
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It’s soft, elegant and warm, perfect applied on the trims and also rich enough to stand alone on the walls and ceilings.

“This paint color makes it into a lot of our residential projects. It is the perfect trim color when the walls are deep classic hues but it is also rich enough to stand alone on walls and ceilings themselves. I used Dimity in my bedroom when I moved into my Manhattan home six years ago and I’m still impressed by the softness and elegance years later.” — Anna Beeber

2.NATURAL WICKER, BENJAMIN MOORE

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This is a quite special shade,  not too white, not too yellow, and it looks great with anything.  It is the color of a Marcona almond. IIt will look super elegant snd chic paired with leafy green or the glossiest chocolate brown.

 

3.OXFORD STONE, FARROW & BALL

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This classic dark taupe was inspired by the cottages found in the pretty Cotswold villages of Oxfordshire. It Brimming with warmth and an unmatchable depth, the subtle richness of Oxford Stone creates an earthy and uplifting finish from top to bottom, sweeping across woodwork and walls.

It’s perfect for an English country kitchen while still feeling current and fresh.

 

4.CHINA WHITE, BENJAMIN MOORE

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China white is both cool and warm at the same time. The subtle creamy depth of the color is perfect to harmonize with both vintage elements and contemporary details.

5.NAVAJO WHITE, BENJAMIN MOORE

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Its almondy richness makes it the perfect neutral. Sometimes, if a room does not have good natural light, a sharp white can go a bit gray. This ensures a warmness.

 

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5 Trends From Boutique Hotels to Home

Wouldn’t you agree with me If life is about to open curiosity of cabinetry, life will be more fun. I guess that might be the reason that I enjoy design career so much.

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I recently went to BD West —-a boutique hotel design show in the west coast to check out what’s new & trendy in hospitality design industry and also would like to get some fresh ideas that I am  able to apply for home or whatever the projects  in the future.

Here are some pretty cool trends I got from the show:

  1. It’s about luxury experiences:
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Luxury Experience #1—Comfy with a touch of luxury.  This black velvet upholstered club chair is light, stylish and super comfortable.  Love, love the sheen on the black velvet—such a luxury!

2. It’s about having fun:

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Luxury Experience #2—a fun atmosphere.   Duo chandeliers, the gourmet cocktails, the stylish bar setup and moody candles—these all set up a good mood for a chill-out  and cocktail party.  And similarly,  kitchen island area is also the most popular spot at home. So embrace some cool components and make this area a drama!

 

3. Play with patterns and forms

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Love love this black striped garden chair with this cute form.

4. Of course, Pantone color of the year 2019

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The more I look at Pantone color of the year 2019, the more I like it. It is fresh, warm and inviting. Of course the color here is a lighter version of Pantone Color of the year 2019. I love how their pair the color with brass and the artwork with a lot of black—it’s kind of cool. 

5. Last but not the least—-customization, customization and customization.

It’s good to know even in hospitality industry, owners try to develop their own brands and customize whatever possible.  It looks like nobody like cookie-cutters. And one of the things they do customization is using unique decor by hiring local artists.

Monday Mood Board

 

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Monday mood board: modern artwork in vintage pink , mix-and-match tablewares in pink and  emerald green, navy-blue wall paper with modern peacock feather pattern, pink roses.

High Taste From PDC Fall Market 2015

PDC Fall Market 2015 was awesome! It is always excited to see the new decor items. Here are some snap shots from yesterday’s event:pdcfallmarket

Colors for the Fall

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Fancy wheel decor
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Black and white—modern & classic
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a piece of jewelry on the wall
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Love the geometric brass base!
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Chinoiserie
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happy gathering
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glasses on the brass table—stylish
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love this chinoiserie screen!
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fabric workroom
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