Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

After covering the Westside Home Tour, I woke up early the next day once again to head back to the same neighborhood. This time, I was to get an inside look at some of L.A.'s most progressive design firms in M&A's first Summer Studio Tour series. I love the work at Materials & Applications; I was glad for the opportunity to get a look at the work of their collaborators.
Text and photos by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Diana Budds
Published: 25 June 2011, Dwell

In its inaugural Summer Studio Tour, Silver Lake architectural non-profit Materials & Applications certainly gave us a lot to chew on. As part of its fundraising efforts for future installations and also as a way of building a creative community, M&A set a weekend of tours that offer design professionals a tantalizing peek into the studios and processes of other creative firms around town. Last Saturday, M&A took visitors to the Eastside creative scene, but Sunday was the Westside’s turn to shine with six studio visits in the line-up. Here’s what I saw. [read more]


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