Every year, the City of West Hollywood hosts one of the country's largestHalloween bashes. If you are anywhere near Los Angeles for Halloween this year, get yourself to Santa Monica Blvd and La Cienega, throw on a costume, and let your eyes be delighted! This is moving design at it's best and most bizarre. What is your Halloween tradition?? We would love to hear!
A great shot from last year's celebration! Clickhere for more info.
Decorating for Halloween can be a bit cheesy, so this fall, we are taking inspired tips from artist and art editor, Sasha Kinens. While in New York shooting I got to stay at Sasha's home and completely loved her mantle display. Enjoy the shots and send us your favorite holiday decor shots to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to feature some of our readers!
Sasha pinned up fabric over some unsightly bookshelves in her living room that she and her husband were not ready to deal with. I love the way the fabric feels like wall paper without the mess or fuss. Such a great way to hide an unattractive part of a room!
Sasha lighting the candles around her cast plaster skull and tree branches collected in her yard.
We adore Cocodot! For our launch party, our fabulous Entertaining Editor Lulu Powers suggested that we use cocodot for the online invitations and we flipped over them. Lulu has a fabulous designer summer collection with coco. We adore the ready made designs and the simple upload process if you want to design your own. Our Art Director, Dana Beierle, came up with the design we decided to use and then we chose their vellum envelope. We love the way the invitation is animated and opens online to keep the feel of a real invite.
Here's the invite Dana ended up designing!
Cocodot did a great blog post on the party - we love reading about ourselves!
Check out some adorable invites for the holiday season:
click on each photo to link to the selections for each holiday!
While here shooting in Manhattan for our upcoming holiday issue, we were lucky enough to catch this view on a project that is in construction (and sure to be in a future issue!). Hope to inspire and excite you on this beautiful fall day!
In our premier issue we featured artist, Mason Sullivan, in our Inside Art article. He is a sculptor and professor in New York City and has helped with the curriculum and opening of the Beaux-Arts Atelier. The one-year program is run by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, which is a 20-year-old nonprofit devoted to keeping the classical tradition alive.
We were so proud to feature both Mason and the schools he teaches at in our magazine, and today were thrilled to learn that the Wall Street Journal has done a piece on the school as well.
Click below to read the full article:
Mason with his ecorche piece that he uses to teach anatomy and sculpting the human figure at Grand Central Academy.