Sunday, June 24, 2012

sunday slowdown

I have always been partial to modern and multi-functional pieces and spaces, so when one of my co-workers suggested we check out the Dwell on Design show in Downtown LA this Sunday, I immediately said yes.

So what is Dwell on Design?
"Dwell on Design  is a  three-day celebration that brings together the best and brightest products, services, and thought leaders in modern design today for a series of conversations, demonstrations, tours, and much more. In addition to featuring over 350 exhibitors on the show floor, Dwell on Design encourages an ongoing design dialogue, showcasing over 70 presentations on three separate stages. This year, the show goes beyond the urban dwelling to encompass all aspects of the modern lifestyle, seeking out a new definition for modern beyond expectations"
 This year's show focused a lot on green and sustainable living spaces.  The exhibit included modern, sustainably designed homes that uses reclaimed and/or green materials. Truly it proves that with enough creativity and good design, one can create something that can be good for the environment.

 Just a couple of things that caught my fancy...

Rotating Lounger

Totally enthralled with G-Pod's British Rotating Lounger which combines  garden seating and resting environment. Totally love how it can transform from a lounger to dining set. An added feature is that it can be rotated to position the entrance into the sun or shade and even rotate out of the wind.



 Treadmill Work Station



It would totally be cool if I can change my office desk to this then I can combine working with working out.

 
Bathtub-turned-sofa
Interesting exhibit set from Jonathan Adler. They transformed bathtubs to sofa.  An interesting exterior garden set, don't you think?

Cricket Covered Trailers

These covered trailers I think are perfect when we go to do our annual Mammoth camping trip.

My favorite exhibit was definitely the pimped-out Airstream Travel Trailers. A total luxury as this particular model costs $90K.  But this would be perfect for those long road trips plus it saves you paying for hotels as it includes a working kitchen (with microwave and sink), toilet, shower and a queen size bed.



Airstream Travel Trailers
 Walking around the exhibit I met this steely fellow. It actually acknowledged me as I took a picture of it.


Say cheese !

Enjoying the quasi-outdoors

After all the walking, we were starved. Glad that when we got to my co-worker's house we were greeted with an authentic, Saudi Arabian lunch spread.  First time eating Saudi Arabian cuisine and I totally love it. Pretty similar to Mediterranean cuisine which I can eat everyday.
 
Home-cooked Saudi Arabian spread for lunch - Kabsa and Harisa

Though we spend 5 days of the week together, it is still nice to hang-out with my co-workers on the weekends.  Totally grateful to work with these people.

United Colors of  Benetton
 OOTD:
Top: Old (similar here),
Bag:  H& M Tote in Beige with Blue Stripes


Have a great weekend ahead, folks! 
love,

chai

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