Category: Phillip’s Blog

Our first Los Feliz Flea tv Spot

Our first Los Feliz Flea tv Spot

Thanks to those who came out to support our new Los Feliz Flea this past Saturday. We had a nice little surge in the afternoon but clearly have a long way to go. We are back this Saturday and invite you to come help us build what could soon become the hottest Flea in town. For those who don’t know, we have FREE parking and FREE Admission. There’s a ton of shady seating and food trucks too. Check out our new 30 sec spot that will be running next week.

Modern Chairs That Stand Out In Unexpected Ways

Modern Chairs That Stand Out In Unexpected Ways

Chairs have been around for ages and they’re believed to have been invented by the ancient Egyptians. Today we take them for granted and we have tons of different types and styles to choose from. A chair is more than just a functional piece of furniture. It can also become a focal point and a decorative feature for the space that it’s a part of. Different types of chairs have been specially customized to suit different types of spaces such as offices, living rooms, dining areas and so on. It’s difficult to pick a favorite in these conditions so we chose several models to show you today.

The stylish Roxanne chair was designed by robby and Francesca Cantarutti. Their design studio is based in Buttrio and was founded in 1995. They focus on seating, this being the studio’s area of expertise since the beginning. This particular model has a minimalist and at the same time graphic allure. Its wooden structure is defined by both straight and curved surfaces which ultimately give the chair a robust but elegant appearance. The interior of the seat shell (backrest) is coated in leather and matches the seat, adding comfort to the piece.

The Colony armchair is a very versatile piece of furniture which can look amazing both in indoor and outdoor spaces. Its modern design is defined by a sleek but also very strong and sturdy frame which gives the chair a graphical and geometric look. The woven straw seat add a cozy vibe to the design. This is a casual piece of furniture which can fit in just about any type of space. Furthermore, it comes in a wide variety of different colors and finishes.

The Isabel chair has a very familiar design. It’s very close to what a typical chair looks like in most people’s minds and also not that different from the ancient chairs that inspired everything that was to come. This is what you would choose for a modern dining room. It’s a chair with a steel frame and no armrests. It has a strong and sturdy construction and its seat and backrest are completely covered in either fabric, synthetic nubuck, micro nubuck, synthetic leather or soft leather.

This is a lounge armchair, a hybrid piece of furniture part of the Rafael series designed by Paola Navone. It’s an outdoor piece of furniture best suited for large decks, terraces and poolside lounge spaces. The frame of the chair is made of either brushed or pickled teak wood and the seat and back cushions are available in a variety of different fabric options with various colors and patterns.

This is Pillow, a chair without any arms or backrest which makes it rather similar to a stool or a pouf. However, it’s more than that. This is a statement piece with a very suggestive name. Visually, it looks as if it’s made of three pillows which are somehow perfectly balanced. That allows the Pillow to immediately become a focal point and to stand out in any environment. You can use this as a quirky accent piece for areas such as the living room, bedroom or even your studio or home office.

The Alpe chair has a very distinctive and unusual design. As you might have guessed from the name, the design of the chair and in particular the backrest mimic the shape of a mountain. These are no sharp edges or “peaks” so it’s more like a soft, rounded hill rather than a mountain. What’s interesting is how this idea was materialized into a design that’s not only visually interesting and different than other similar furniture pieces but also well-balanced and comfort-oriented.

The Up series designed by studio Mobboli is interesting for a variety of different reasons. It has a simple and modern design with a beautiful geometry and the ability to adapt to a variety of different decors and spaces. It’s also space0efficient, allowing multiple pieces to be stacked in order to save space. They form a vertical tower which actually looks nice even in this form. Moreover, you can get it in numerous different colors and different sizes. Create your own custom collection.

This…doesn’t look like a very comfortable chair…and yet it is. The Chiquita is a stool with a round seat that doesn’t seem to follow the rules. It’s made of vertical sections of rattan poles and high-density foam. The poles sink in and bounce back when you sit on them which allows the stool to be surprisingly comfortable. The seating experience is definitely unlike anything else and that alone makes this a great accent piece for a cool and modern home.

A single glance is enough to understand where the inspiration for this chair’s design came from. This is the Peacock chair. It’s a modern and artistic version of the traditional wicker chair with a design that stands out. Its frame curves and twists forming a circular base which transitions into a tall backrest made of two peacock feathers that wrap around the seat. You can get this chair in three color options which include green, blue and a more natural rattan nuance.

The Calder series designed by JAN KOCHAŃSKI includes among other things a set of stylish chairs. The tubular frame holds slightly curved seat and backrest panels made of molded plywood or solid wood. Although simple, the chairs stand out and are actually very versatile. There’s a noticeable contrast between the frame and the seat, mostly in terms of proportions. The chairs are thus comfortable thanks to the soft and padded seats, backrest and armrests but they’re also sleek and lightweight.

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On a Personal Note #1. So long 2019!

On a Personal Note #1. So long 2019!

2019 was one of the most challenging years we have had in a long time as producers of events. First, it started by trying to start up Odd Nights at the Autry in January instead of April. Bad weather killed us. It really wasn’t until May that we started to have a good show due to the wet and cold Fridays. But that’s the name of the game. That was a blow for sure. This is the 6th season at The Autry and we will only be operating Odd Nights from May through August. 

January Odd Nights was a mud bath!

Then there’s the Los Feliz Flea. Such a wonderful venue and has tremendous potential but we started it fast and in the midst of the holidays when most vendors are already booked for other events. So, we chose to shut it down and reopen on Saturday, Jan 11th (this coming Saturday). Sounds like a great plan until…

My back gave out. I mean really gave out and wound up in surgery on December 17th, thus the reason for radio silence until today. Now the hustle is on and we are ramping up to relaunch what we feel will become a staple Flea in the not-so-distant future. It’s a spectacular location with free parking and free admission. Lots of shady areas with tons of seating. Not to mention, in the heart of Los Feliz. We will start running tv commercials in the coming weeks.

Here’s to 2020. Shelly and I hope you can join us as we continue our journey in the wonderful and challenging world of event production. 

Best.
Phillip 

Modular Shipping Container Building Which Can Be Collapsed And Relocated

Modular Shipping Container Building Which Can Be Collapsed And Relocated

Multidisciplinary agency A Work Of Substance which is based in Hong Kong, Paris and Stockholm recently completed a really project for company Goodman Westlink. The agency tackles a lot of different fields including architecture, landscape and interior design. With this project they attempted to create a modular marketing suite using shipping containers. This is what they came up with: a series of six spaces stacked in groups of three. These six areas were created using four repurposed containers. In the end, the suite is a lot like an actual shipping container home that one could move into which makes this project really exciting and inspiring.

The building is made of four shipping containers which create a total of six spaces
The containers are stacked resulting in two different floors connected by a wooden staircase
The containers are stacked resulting in two different floors connected by a wooden staircase

What’s really important in this case is that the building can be collapsed and then transported to a different location with relative ease. It’s one of the key characteristics of this project. Because it can be placed in all sorts of different environments, it was also important for the building to have a minimal impact on the site and the landscape which potentially surrounds it.

Sliding wooden panels can be used to hide the kitchen and staircase area, closing off one of the containers
Sliding wooden panels can be used to hide the kitchen and staircase area, closing off one of the containers

This (combined with the fact that the building is made of reclaimed shipping containers) is one of the aspects that make this a good example of sustainable architecture. Of the six spaces created in total, four are enclosed inside the containers, one is an open terrace and one has a glass roof and frame. Glass and wood are the two materials which soften the industrial vibe of the metal container frames, ultimately creating a harmonious structure which communicates beautifully with its surroundings, whatever they may be like.

Two combined containers form a leisure space with a dining table, sofa and armchairs
Two combined containers form a leisure space with a dining table, sofa and armchairs
One of the upper spaces is completely encased in glass panels which gives it a great panoramic views of all the surroundings
One of the upper spaces is completely encased in glass panels which gives it a great panoramic views of all the surroundings
Wood, glass and metal are the three primary materials used throughout this entire project in various forms
Wood, glass and metal are the three primary materials used throughout this entire project in various forms
Wood and glass were used both for the interior and the exterior of the building
Wood and glass were used both for the interior and the exterior of the building
All six spaces have full-height windows or are completely open, allowing the exterior to become a part of the interior decor
All six spaces have full-height windows or are completely open, allowing the exterior to become a part of the interior decor
The staircase leads up to a beautiful observation area which is partially covered by a glass roof
The staircase leads up to a beautiful observation area which is partially covered by a glass roof
The roof of one of the containers acts as a floor for the open terrace on the top floor
The roof of one of the containers acts as a floor for the open terrace on the top floor

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Vegan Temales anyone?

Vegan Temales anyone?

Growing up in a Latino family, we know what authentic Mexican food tastes like! Our goal is to create delicious, healthy, plant-based food for everyone to enjoy. Being Vegan, we don’t want to give up our comfort foods and now we don’t have to. We’re at Odd Nights Friday Oct 18 6pm-10pm theoddmarket.com/autry

Want to play? Cost: A Smile

Want to play? Cost: A Smile

FRENCH POP-UP
PETANQUE CONCEPT
In 2015, La Boulisterie innovated with its pop-up Petanque courts and created the first solution to play Petanque anytime, anywhere.

La Boulisterie is a true invitation to travel and dream by experiencing another French touch and is now present in Los Angeles.

From a flat space and in less than 45 min we will set 2 pop-up Boulodromes (indoor or outdoor) a brown turf and a set of various decorative objects so Frenchie!

Our “Maître Boulistier” set the Boulodrome, host the event and then uninstall everything. You actually do not have to worry about anything, just relax and enjoy the game. For a safer play, we use “Made in France” softball. They weight the same as traditional Petanque steel ball: 680 grs but they allow a safer play.

We have put all our passion, our expertise in the event business and even a part of our childhood dreams to create a unique, trendy, vintage, poetic and ephemeral petanque activity. Boulodromes, lounge chairs, wooden boxes as a coffee table, tri-colored barrel, stalls… a real time-traveling machine back to the ’50s and ’60s.

We also offer long term rental if you’d like to set a Petanque Court for a week or several months.

Become Maître Boulistier!

Created in 2015 in Nice, in Southern France, La Boulisterie is present all over France and now in Los Angeles. Other cities are currently being considered; therefore do not hesitate to contact us if you’d like to develop La Boulisterie in your area.

New Look for Los Feliz Flea

New Look for Los Feliz Flea

In my last post I talked about how after months and months of back and forth with LAUSD, we were finally delivered a beautiful shiny new License Agreement which we have since laminated and framed above our mantel. Along with that shiny new Agreement we have revamped the Poster and feel it better depicts the spirit of what we are committed to creating at Marshall HS. Hope you all like it as much as we do.

Now accepting applications. The grand opening is Saturday, November 2. Visit losfelizflea.com for details.