Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

Some California lovin' at great new LA website, "Los Angeles, I'm Yours."


Text by: Carren Jao
Published: 04 October 2011, Los Angeles, I'm Yours

Living in Los Angeles, many of us are probably living the California modern lifestyle, whether we know it or not. Blurred lines between indoor and outdoor living, an appreciation for bright, saturated colors and openness to cultural influences around the world. These are all hallmarks of design that grew as a consequence of California’s history and, dare I say it, climate.

September 29, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art unveiled the first ever major survey of California design at mid-century. Encompassing California from the 1930s to 1960s, it attempts valiantly and beautifully to curate the objects that together captivated the world and led to Wallace Stegner’s famous 1959 observation that California is “America, only more so.” [read more]


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