Design Hooky *East (Special Event)

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Design Hooky *East
Friday, June 13, 2014 2:00 PM
Los Angeles Design Festival, Los Angeles, CA
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Take the afternoon off to explore the city through a design lens. From design studios and galleries to local eateries, shops, and restaurants, the first-ever Design Hooky tours offer a peek into the creative culture of LA.  Each self-guided tour culminates with a party. 

Join us on June 13 as we kick off the first of our city-wide Design Hooky event series, with a day of exciting programming on the East Side. Explore the city, meet some of LA's most interesting design personalities and see their design labs. Be sure to join us at Natural Curiosities to conclude the tour and celebrate the opening night of the Los Angeles Design Festival!

Play hooky and hang out at any one of these participating stops! You can also follow the Design Hooky East Mosey here.

  • 2:00pm to 6:00pm

  • The LINE Hotel

    3515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Koreatown’s hottest boutique hotel opens its doors to the LA Design Festival. Design hookies are invited to stop by for special discounts at the new Poketo shop and a signature Design Hooky cocktail at Roy Choi’s POT Lobby Bar . Also, join interior designer Sean Knibb on a special tour of The LINE hotel from 2-3pm. RSVP REQUIRED.

  • 2:00pm to 6:00pm

  • Studio Number One

    1331 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

    Get a sneak peek at the latest exhibition to grace Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects Gallery: Born From Ruins, the first solo exhibition in Los Angeles for Oakland-based artist Monica Canilao. Featuring a prolific range of Canilao’s work that includes: an immersive site-specific installation, a crystal coffin, junk chandeliers, mixed media collages, a paper quilt, parlor portraits, works on paper of painted birds and an exciting new series of never-before-seen Shibari-inspired photographs. RSVP REQUIRED.


    *Note: Parking and traffic may be difficult after 4:00PM due to Dodger game.

  • 2:00pm to 6:00pm

  • Ludlow Kingsley

    2618 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

    Ludlow Kingsley is a creative studio that loves to conceive, design and build digital experiences for people, brands and events. Tour their space and meet the colorful team behind some of today's most fun and innovative designs! No RSVP required.

  • 2:00pm to 6:00pm

  • Standard

    4411 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90029

    The architects behind Jenni Kayne and James Perse and their own Silver Lake Treehouse, Standard celebrates one year in their studio by opening their doors to the public.  Check out their iconic 2011 Parking Day LA installation which will be resurrected for the occasion.  No RSVP required.

  • 2:00pm to 6:00pm

  • Ouli

    1501 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026

    Pop in to Ouli, the design studio/showroom of Brooke Intrachat and Scott Barry. A rotating thought on interiors and objects, this local design gem hosts collections of artist edition wares for the home and beyond, including Ouli’s own line of homewares. Stop by for breezy summer cocktails and enjoy 20% off everything in the shop! No RSVP required.

  • 2:00pm to 6:00pm

  • Bestor Architecture

    3920 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029

    The architect behind already-iconic LA stops such as Intelligentsia, Beachwood Cafe and Pitfire Pizza opens her Silver Lake studio to the public. Take a peek inside Barbara Bestor’s space, and support local makers with Silverlake and Echo Park mugs and blueprint bags  (available for purchase with cash/check) by Sisters of Los Angeles (SoLA). No RSVP required.

  • 2:00pm to 6:00pm

  • Materials & Applications

    1619 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

    Stop by and check out the latest installation to inhabit this outdoor pop-up installation space, made famous by Maximillian's Schell back in 2005.  La Cage Aux Folles is designed by architect Warren Techentin as an experiment with bent pipe construction. No RSVP required.

  • 4:00pm to 6:00pm

  • Lock & Key Summer Cocktail Tasting

    239 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
    Happy yet?  Stop by Koreatown’s Great Gatsby-inspired speak easy for a taste of their new summer craft cocktails. RSVP REQUIRED.

  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm

  • Michael Maltzan Architecture

    2801 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

    A rare peek into this iconic LA architect’s studio.  Maltzan will talk about his work, his vision, and his city.  Limited capacity. RSVP REQUIRED. (UPDATE: RSVP for this event is now closed.)

  • 5:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Night+Market Song

    3322 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

    Get your Northern Thai Street Food fix at this unassuming eatery, fresh from feeding the sweaty masses at Coachella. Quintessentially LA and always delicious. No RSVP required.

  • 5:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Allumette

    1320 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026

    Talented young chef Miles Thompson takes adventurous diners on an exotic ride.  Pop in for a prix fixe dinner before the big party. No RSVP required.

  • 6:00pm to 10:00pm

  • LA Design Festival Opening Night Party

    Natural Curiosities, Jensen Recreation Center

    1706 W. Sunset Blvd. Ground Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90026

    Creators of art prints, bespoken and collectible, Natural Curiosities throws open the doors to the historical Jensen Recreation Center letting fans explore this transformative emporium of creativity.  Screen printing workshops, beats by dublab.  Also, the LA Design Festival honors designer Gere Kavanaugh with the Julia Morgan ICON Award recognizing pioneering women in design.  An unsung force since the 1960s, Gere Kavanaugh has designed everything from birthday cakes to a research room at the Presidential Library.  Be a part of this unforgettable celebration of LA's unique design diaspora. RSVP for the LA Design Festival Opening Night Party HERE.