Los Angeles based Westin Mitchell Design Group create furniture guaranteed to make lovers of industrial-style decor drool!
Recently, in a chance encounter, (thanks Shane Reynolds!), A Life Designed was tipped off to Westin Mitchell Design Group, a fantastic furniture design company based in Downtown Los Angeles creating stunning industrial-style furniture for residential and commercial/retail spaces. Never one to pass up a hot tip, we quickly looked them up and are so glad we did. Continue reading…
Like a shimmering ‘design mirage’ in the middle of the hot desert, FOUND is an unexpected treasure-trove of home interior inspiration.
Recently, on one of A Life Designed’s many furniture hunting expeditions, my journey took me to the small town of Mesa, Arizona. Being as this was my first visit to the town located approximately 12 miles southeast of Phoenix, I had no idea what I might stumble upon. What I absolutely didn’t expect to find was FOUND… An incredible furniture/design store that looks as if it had been plucked from a major metropolitan city and dropped in the middle of the desert. Continue reading…
Vintage techniques + modern ingenuity combine to create this charming John Mayer music video.
Utilizing a pre-cinema technique called ombro cinema, director Virgilio Villoresi brings to life the whimsical illustrations of Virginia Mori in this highly creative music video for the John Mayer song Walt Grace’s Submarine Test January 1967. Isn’t it amazing what can happen when creative minds come together?
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Louis Vuitton pays tribute to The Greatest – Muhammad Ali with the digital experience ‘The Greatest Words.’
What do you get when you mix exceptional talents from fields as diverse as fashion, rap, calligraphy and boxing? Sometimes you get… magic.
In this beautifully done video produced by fashion house Louis Vuitton, spoken word artist Yasiin Bey, (Mos Def), and calligrapher Niels Shoe Meulman revisit the words of boxing great Muhammad Ali. The result is goose bump-worthy.
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Below is a link to a wonderfully-written article about the struggle to live a creative life in a material world and the conflict it often creates. While written specifically from a woman’s perspective, the struggle she describes is one that nearly all but the few and very fortunate people who make their livings in the creative arts can relate to, no matter their gender. - A Life Designed
I’m For Sale
Creative ambition is lovely, but what happens when you need real money?
BY GENEVIEVE SMITH for ELLE – April 9, 2013
When I was 26, my then roommate was a great scavenger of furniture. One day, she came home with a daybed frame: a twin-size wooden box with only three legs, which is likely why someone had left it on a curb in the first place. The frame sat propped against our dining room wall for the next year, until I moved in with my boyfriend (now husband), and she let us take it. My husband made a fourth leg out of salvaged wood, and we found a cushion that more or less fit the frame in the “as is” section of IKEA. The back was constructed from a mattress pad rolled up and stuffed into a homemade pillowcase, and the whole ensemble was eventually covered with some black corduroy fabric that we bought for $10. All told, I think we spent about $40 on the “couch.” That was six years ago. At the time, I thought of our jury-rigged furniture as a temporary arrangement, a way station on the path to adulthood. Now it serves as a reminder of how slow and grueling the road to financial security can be.