My first foray into getting this blog up and running will be a field trip. Yes! How many times did you want your first day of school to include a field trip that was not to find the location of the bathrooms?
I am going to the Dwell on Design in Los Angeles. If you haven’t heard of Dwell and you’re into modern home design well… where have you been? Dwell is a magazine that has articles on the latest in modular homes, sustainable building materials, and modern architecture, furniture and appliances. The advertisers in the ModernMarket section are worth the price of the subscription for the resources.
The exhibition is open to the public, but many of the speakers and conferences are geared for interior designers, architects, developers and students in the design fields. Those classes take place on a different day and cost a pretty penny, but student and professional discounts are available. Basically, we’re talking about a “home show” with a hipster attitude.
A tour of homes in the LA area is available also. I don’t have the cash for that ($75) and it consists of a map and tickets. I guess they thought it would save emissions if we got in our own Prius’s and drove to the houses ourselves rather than provide a bus.
For more information on all the cool stuff I’ll be perusing look here. I hope to have pictures to share and a ton of information.