“The Neutra House project is some sort of a dream project. Not only does it contribute to architecture in general, but a great deal to our well being. In this specific case the house matches in shape, size, style, and configuration our personal needs quite well.
“[The house] absorbs and reflects its environment, and is simultaneously woven into and through nature, embracing naturally its surroundings. It is very present in so many nice details, tempting permanently to open new perspectives. Yet, at the same time, it’s almost invisible as you immediately feel part of it when you are in it. What more can you expect from good design?
“Whatever we will do there, we aim to add ourselves and what we currently relate to in the same airy and generous balance.” — Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag, Bless*
Bless has moved into the great Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, and there are five more Saturdays to catch their Bless no. 63 Neutra Dasein project, curated by Douglas Fogle and Hanneke Skerath.
BLESS NO. 63 NEUTRA DASEIN
Saturday, August 11, 18, 25, September 1, and 8,
from 11 am to 3 pm.
NEUTRA VDL STUDIO AND RESIDENCES, 2300 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles.
*“Bless, Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss in conversation with Helena Papadopoulos,” PARIS LA 16 (2018): 171–173.
Special thanks to Neutra VDL director Sarah Lorenzen.
Photographs of Bless no. 63 Neutra Dasein at Neutra VDL Studio and Residences by Sandy Miller for
The late Christopher Gibbs was given an inimitable send-off by Hamish Bowles last week:
See “The Great Someone,” Massimiliano Mocchia di Coggiola’s essay on dandyism, in the forthcoming print issue of PARIS LA.
Above: Anita Pallenberg, James Fox, and Mick Jagger in Performance (1970, directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg), for which Christopher Gibb was the set designer. Image credit: BFI Archives.
Below: Christopher Gibbs.
“WANDA’s theme is elegantly revealed in its first few minutes: we have a woman who simply doesn’t fit within her environment, doesn’t belong anywhere (she’s never shown as having a home of her own), and whose very presence, more often than not, is an eyesore to the men around her (which doesn’t prevent her from being a sex object).” — Bérénice Reynaud
A new restoration of the Barbara Loden masterpiece WANDA (1970) opens in Los Angeles this week. A key work of modern American cinema, this was Loden’s only feature film as a director.
Loden’s son Marco Joachim, and Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte will introduce the screening this weekend at the Aero.
Saturday, August 4, at 7:30 pm.
1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.
Saturday and Sunday,
August 11 and 12, at 7:30 pm, and August 18 and 19 at 8 pm.
6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Poster image credit: Cinetic Media.
Barbara Loden, Wanda. Image credit: Janus Films.
In conjunction with the exhibition ICONS OF STYLE—A CENTURY OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, 1911–2011, Beverly Johnson will join Cheryl Tiegs and Patricia Velasquez for ICONS SPEAK—MODELS ON FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY.
ICONS SPEAK—MODELS ON FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
Wednesday, August 1, at 7 pm.
HAROLD WILLIAMS AUDITORIUM, GETTY CENTER, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles.
Above: Cheryl Tiegs in a Gown by Halston, Brasilia, 1973. Photograph by Kourken Pakchanian. Gelatin silver print, courtesy of the Getty Center and Condé Nast. © Condé Nast/Vogue, December 1, 1973.
Below: Beverly Johnson walks for Halston in the 1970s.
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