What are you doing this weekend? Dwell on Design, the West Coast's largest design event, takes place this weekend (June 24-26) at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. Curated by the editors of Dwell Magazine, this fun-filled three-day event highlights the specialties of west coast living: forward thinking conceptual design, green building (and driving!), Asian design, outdoor living and garden spaces!
Some of the can't miss events include:
SASAKI's heartbeat drawing project: Straight from the Venice Biennale, acclaimed Japanese artist SASAKI will draw to the beat of your heart to benefit Architecture for Humanity's rebuilding efforts in Japan. Donate $10 to be included as part of the community canvas that will be auctioned off at the close of the event or (our choice!) donate $100 to have your heartbeat drawn on a canvas you can take home and frame!
Home design help: If you have a design dilemma, Dwell on Design has a clinic set up to solve your home's ills! Sign up online for Architizer Design Clinic if you need the help of an architect; click here to sign up for Designer Is In if your problem can be solved by an interior designer. You can even sign up to discuss the ongoing plans for your dream home!
Yakitate! and Magazine Library by Designboom: Yakitate! means "freshly baked" in Japanese and international e-zine Designboom is showcasing an exciting collection of hot-out-of-the-oven design from Japan. If you're a magazine junkie, you'll want to stop by Magazine Library where you'll be able to peruse the best of modern design publications from around the world in a display that has to be seen to be believed!
Green car tour: Considering a new car? Here's your chance to take some of the new hybrid cars out for a spin in downtown LA! Put the pedal to the metal for sparkling offerings like the 2012 eAssist Buick LaCrosse, the Fiat 500, the Kia Optima Hybrid, and the VW Passat TDI.
BRAVOS, the international traveling exhibit that showcases the best in modern Spanish design and which highlights the work of twenty-one of that country's top designers, will be touching down at Dwell on Design to whet your appetite for what's sizzling in Spain.
Dwell Outdoor: The west coast is all about indoor/outdoor living. Check out the best of the west in this pop-up village of prefabs, astro turf, cool furniture and garden displays. And, of course, chickens.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Can't get to Los Angeles this weekend? Don't fret! We've got you covered! Check out our weekly sales and events calendar for a guide to what's happening around the country!
Images: Dwell On Design