In between book tour stops and guys' room makeovers, I got to visit Dwell on Design, California's preeminent trade show for modern design, and only in its third year in Los Angeles. Hosted by DWELL, it isn't huge, but it does feature a really interesting take on what's going on in modern design, particularly out west, and I found some great local sources. I'm going to be sharing my highlights today and tomorrow. Enjoy!
>> Vintage European Posters: Elizabeth Norris's Bay Area vintage poster company had the nicest, highest quality selection of posters that I had ever seen. This is a great resource to bookmark for anyone looking for this type of thing. All of their posters are in top condition (often new and never displayed) and washed whenever necessary so that they feel fresh off the press.
>> Wallter's New Wall Planters: I've known about Linda and Max Geiser since 2004, when they were just doing bedding, and it's been a treat to watch them grow their offerings with time. Their new powder coated aluminum planters (also blogged here) caught my eye with their simple, colorful shapes, lightness and super easy maintenance.
>> Dyson's New Air Multiplier Fans: Aaron had a chance to see these in person in New York, but it was my first time, so I snapped a pic. While the one on the left looks funny to me, I really like the long oval one on the right.