Avanessian & Nathan Cabrera of Pygmy Hippo Location: Los
Angeles, California Size: 1550 square feet Years Lived In:
Emi and Nathan’s
unique apartment is not for the faint of heart. You might mistake it for a natural history museum, as taxidermied critters
stare back at you from every corner. It’s not surprising - the couple met at
Emi’s past job working at a museum. One might assume that they are hunters, but actually they are nothing of the sort. Rather, they
are curators, collectors, self-taught artists, DIY enthusiasts, and the owners of the delightfully itty-bitty
Mid-City West gift shop, Pygmy Hippo.
Ceramic artist Robert Siegel's name kept coming up on blogs, with everyone raving about his handmade designs. I was curious to take a peek inside his studio and see his work process, and then I found out that he actually lives in the studio as well!
Beautifully curated and stylish events can seem unattainable with the usual options of either purchasing/creating the decor yourself, or falling back on generic party rentals with vanilla personalities that say, "Sure you don't really love me, but you don't really hate me either."
It's June. Time for weddings, graduations...and Dwell on Design. Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, the three-day celebration, which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 21-23, showcases the best in modern design.
Name: Tami Pardee of Pardee Properties Real Estate Location: Venice, CA Size: 1,400 square Feet Years lived in: 6 months- own
Tami Pardee and her real estate associates just completed the renovation of this Venice bungalow located right in the heart of Abbott Kinney, a vibrant section of the Southern California beach community. Keeping the lines clean and the decor modern, the space functions as both a gorgeous office and showroom for her business and clientele.