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GLASS TO THE RESCUE Transforming waste into the beauty of beach glass and beyond. A fusion of great ideas. FRACTAL FANTASTIC Artist Joseph Hill shows us a new digital artform that transforms traditional thought into a parallel universe. LABOR OF LOVE UCLA Extension students beautifully redesign and execute a very stellar space for the PATH Gramercy, a safe haven for single moms. TRANSFORMATIVE NOW Space Plus demonstrates the multitude of ways their sliding glass doors redefine interiors. LEED WELL The movement toward healthier buidings with LEED v4 & the WELL Building Standard DESIGN WITH INTENT A fresh look at sustainable lighting, crafted by hand. LADESIGN | ISSUE 4 | 2O16



the dish “The Graphic of Humanity and Nature,” The Future of Design... It was fortuitous that WestEdge coincided with the completion of this issue, because the common thread tying both the show and this issue together is man’s interaction with the environment. Whether that be in terms of how we are inspired by nature when designing or how we are finally recognizing the necessity of re-creating the feeling and intrinsic value of nature in our living environment, nature’s beauty is evidenced throughout the show. I have focused on a few of the items that I found the most intriguing, all with exquisite craftsmanship, design elegance and relevance in today’s design esthetic. If you missed the show, I highly recommend getting a list of the vendors and visiting their websites, it will be worth your time. Let me know if you have something that should be shared with our members in the next issue. n

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Los Angeles As the President of ASIDLA for the upcoming year, I am eager to spend time getting to know you and discovering exactly the types of benefits you want from your membership. A primary goal for me this year is to re-establish a connection with both new and long-time Designer and Industry Partner members, as ASID cannot continue to thrive without providing advantages and resources that resonate with you and your business. Although email blasts and the chapter calendar will keep you informed of the enticing programming we have planned for the upcoming year, we are relying on you, our members, to join the conversation about what events and happenings that which you want to see ASID involved. In order for ASID to be ubiquitous with DESIGN in Los Angeles, we need better communication with our members, more attention-grabbing ASID events and greater ASID involvement in design-happenings in and around the city. To the right I have listed the committees established for the upcoming year. If there is a committee that you want to join, please do! If there is a committee you want to create, we can help. We will help get the word out and help you with its formation. You have an amazing and committed Board of Directors at the helm, and a wealth of information at your disposal. We are eager to make your membership with us worthwhile.

• Annual Membership Meeting Committee (September 2017) – for ASID LA’s annual year in review and update on the state of the society. • Chapter Awards Committee 2017 – To honor outstanding members of our chapter • Chapter Challenge 2017 – To raise money for the ASID Foundation • Fashion Show Committee 2018 – A fundraiser revolving around a fashion contest whose directive is to create couture “fashions” from donated FF+E samples. • Harold Grieve Committee 2017 – The Harold Grieve Scholarship Competition provides scholarship awards to current student members. • Holiday Party Committee 2017 – For the ASID LA December 2017 Holiday Party • Installation Committee 2018 – For the induction of the ASID 2018 Board of Directors • LCDQ – For ASID presence and participation in the La Cienega Design Quarter event that takes place yearly. • Modernism Week Committee 2017 – For ASID participation in the upcoming Modernism extravaganza taking place in Palm Springs in February of next year. For any group you want to join, please call the ASID LA office at 310.659.4716. We will put you in touch with the committee chair, and the ASID Board member with which the committee will report. Thank you for the privilege of serving as your ASIDLA President for the 2016-2017 term. I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Holiday Party scheduled for December 8th. Best,

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HOW WE D I N E WHAT’S NEXT? WO R K We themed this issue on what’s coming up. What’s Next. LEARN Our Chapter Members have always been recognized as the innovators, the leaders in the international interior design L I V E community. Simply, we ask ourselves, “what are the new technologies which improve our clients lives?” What is it, say, G R OW about glass, which can provide all of the energy that an office —or home, for that matter, needs to operate? Or building­ TEACH perhaps you are more interested in spaces that are designed and engineered to create, promote and maintain healthy living. HOST LEED? LED? WELL? In this issue we introduce a variety of products, concepts and manufacturers that are pursuing ways to maintain a healthy environment for our future and the future of P R AY the planet. LEAD We look forward to your input, let us know if you would like to be part of a future issue, and what topics you would like us to HEAL explore. P L AY Thanks, CURE Cindi Burnett, ASID S TAY Editor, ASID LA DESIGN Magazine n

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Installation at the Oviatt The Oviatt’s ten-room penthouse was the setting for the Installation of the 2017 Board of Directors and its president, Darra Bishop, Allied ASID. The beauty and interest of the venue added a true elegance to a very special evening, and was a lovely way to begin the incoming board’s tenure. Eleanor Schrader, the award winning educator, architectural and design historian and John Thomas, the president of The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, generously lent their expertise for tours of the historical building, which was formerly the headquarters of Alexander & Oviatt Haberdashery, built in 1928. The building is graced with Rene Lalique glass panels and elevator door designs, many of which are still intact. More recently, the Oviatt has served as the backdrop for several movies and television shows, including “Mad Men” and “The Artist”, and served as the inspiration for American Horror Story’s last installment “AHS Hotel.” The penthouse, which has been restored to much of its original grandeur, is a beautiful example of the Art Deco period and is truly worth exploring. The program, in keeping with the Art Deco theme, included a jazz quartet and Cigarette Girls bearing trays outfitted by Farrow & Ball, one of the prominent sponsors of the evening. CA Homes as ASID’s media partner, graciously captured the evening in pictures. Emceed by former ASID LA president, Cindi Burnett, ASID, the event’s rooftop locale provided a beautiful Los Angeles backdrop for Cindi’s charming, relatable and resonant dialogue, as she imparted the new board and president with valuable insights on the year ahead. n


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NO WASTE Glass to the Rescue! Innovative, UltraGlas-E Transforms Scrap Glass into “Beach Glass”

By Natalie Tjandra Much has changed in the architectural, decorative and specialty glass markets in the last four decades! Vast and diverse product options have exploded, thus giving way to new companies choosing to take the more innovative path in product development. As usual, it’s the need of architects and designers integrating new technology that is creating the evolution of one of the earth’s oldest and most versatile building materials. One such product is BIPV, building integrated photo voltaic glass. BIPV is a glass assembly that will enable the glazing of a structure to serve as windows while generating power from the sun to energize the building at the same time. Think solar panels as windows! The same concept is also being advanced for glass roofing tiles. They will be beautiful, sustainable, functional and will power the building! Another product, patented UltraGlas-E was developed to utilize scrap glass generated by the LADESIGN | ISSUE 4 | 2O16


commercial fabricated and art glass industries. Most glass is comprised of 15-30% recycled content, but UltraGlas-E transforms the scrap glass into “beach glass” and sandwiches these pebbles in between steel grids. These panels can then be used indoors or out- as doors, walls, fences, gates, signage, balustrades and water features. The steel mesh grid can be powder coated, polished stainless or have patina for a variety of finish options. According to the Citizens Campaign Recycling Report in 2009, over 75% of the nation’s glass winds up in landfills due to lack of demand and the low cost of raw glass. In an effort to assist the restoration of landfills and to save energy, UltraGlas developed this process to repurpose this scrap. Earning up to almost 3 LEED credits for its usage, the new building components either save the hauling, heating and redistribution of otherwise recycling architectural glass, or increasing landfill waste. n 16

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CREATING A PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE THAT CAPTURES THE VISION OF THE ARTIST by Joseph Hill The J Collections and Prolab Digital Fine art has an illustrious history, a remarkable timeline, and is evolving towards a fascinating new digital era. In the beginning five main disciplines fell under the heading of ‘fine art’; painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and poetry. These forms offered expressions of the human condition; the joy of love, sorrow of loss, elegance of nature or an internal struggle with oneself. Chagall’s timeless quote captures the core process of fine art, he says, “I had to find some special occupation, some special kind of work that would not force me to turn away from the sky and the stars, that would allow me to discover the meaning of life.” Journalist Alex Potts eloquently surmises the turning point in Wincklemann’s History of the Art of Antiquity published in 1764 that art, “was conceived, not just as a category of visual representations that provoked pleasurable responses, but as a medium for defining ourselves and our engagement with the material world.” During the early years of the 19th century, Victorian-era art was changing and many quickly took to the new medium that evolved from the camera obscura, this new discipline was called ‘photography’. Photography offered the ability to capture an image in detail, precisely as it exists in real life. 1839’s landmark discovery of light-sensitive emulsions quickly resulted in the first cameras, great-great ancestors to the DSLR’s that adorn the necks of travelers and perch on artists’ tripods around the world today. In less than a century photography had all but replaced painting as the preferred way to capture a portrait or even a landscape. Media also gravatated to photography, sending the first wave of ‘photojournalists’ to all corners of the globe charged with the task of capturing images of current events. In the early 1970’s the first personal computers trickled onto 18

the market due to the invention of the microprocessor. Over the next 40 years we have experienced the most explosive period of technological advances in recorded history. Not only have computers permeated almost every aspect of our modern lives, they have also unwittingly offered artists never-before-seen abilities to create, enhance, and manipulate art, both photographic art and computer-generated. I began taking photographs when I was young, and my innately alternative view of the world drew me to fine art photography or as many define the practice, ‘creating a photographic image that captures the vision of the artist’. Four years ago I had an outof-body experience and was taken inside a mammoth ‘fractal’, a visual representation of math. Afterwards, I began experimenting with a new medium, and one that I believe will herald the next generation of fine art - digitally produced art pieces. My fractals are created by altering a series of hundreds of variables in a computer program and then using digital imagery to produce a visual depiction of that formula. These represent the purest form of digital art. I now produce high end fine art pieces using photography and digital manipulation. New technological advances are being released every day and for artists who by nature desire to capture the essence of the world around them, technology offers the ability to enhance, alter, or conceptualize art in a way we never have before. I predict that galleries and discerning homes of the future will see an ever-increasing wealth of digital art, prints created with computer alterations, pure technological art and art created in an alternate or virtual reality. n

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Digital Solutions Just Keep Getting Better.



he internet has had a profound impact on all of our lives, changing how we work, how we play, how we shop and how we buy. You can do almost anything through the internet, including interior design. Startups like Decorilla, NousDecor, Laurel & Wolf offer online design services to consumers. Houzz, the largest design platform attracts millions of visitors and helps designers to promote their business and expose them to potential customers. While marketing is always an important part of business, having the right tools and systems in place is an important part of running a profitable business. Technology has had a huge impact on interior design. There are numerous sites like Houzz to look for ideas, clients can shop many of our sources and there are space planning and visualization tools to help them imagine the space. Many aspects of our job are now accessible to the average consumer and they feel more confident in doing it. Designers must equip themselves with new tools to focus more on the creative aspect and make the design process more efficient to make their services compatible and affordable for the clients. This is where technology and third party support service provides a solution. Many professionals rely more and more on mobile technology not only for communication and networking, but also for work and data operations. There are many useful apps that help designers to work more easily and efficiently. One of them is 3DazerŽ, created by the Laurel at Sunset team. Along with the app, it will turn your iPhone into a smart measuring tool and project manager. This device gives users their own personal cloud-based workstation – one that transforms the solitary interior designer into an entire empire with a back office support team working with and for them 24/7. By giving direct instant access to a private library from anywhere at any time, where data is dependably organized and secure, interior designers are now able to outsource the routine and mundane aspects of business so they can concentrate on their creativity and the creative growth of their careers. The internet has had a profound impact on all of our lives,

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changing how we work, how we play, how we shop and how we buy. You can do almost anything through the internet, including interior design. Startups like Decorilla, NousDecor, Laurel & Wolf offer online design services to consumers. Houzz, the largest platform attracts millions of visitors and helps designers to promote their business and expose them, to potential customers. While marketing is always an important part of business, having the right tools and systems in place is an important part of running a profitable business. As designers, we have had to keep up with technology and there are always new tools coming out to help us make our job easier and help to serve our customers better. A tool that has recently been introduced to the interior design market is the 3Dazer by the team from Laurel at Sunset. This tool and app can save time, organize and simplify how you work with your clients. It is a great addition to your design toolkit. Many professionals rely more and more on mobile technology not only for communication and networking, but also for work and data operations. The 3Dazer takes advantage of this trend and turns your iPhone into a tape measure unlike any other you have used before. An easy to assemble clip, the app connects an iPhone to 3Dazer via Bluetooth makes precise measurements from any angle and helps to make floor plans in the field. Unlike known laser measuring tools which need multiple often awkward steps and angles to calculate dimensions, 3Dazer requires only one reading to deliver the necessary measurements for the design to fit seamlessly. This device gives users their own personal cloud-based workstation, where you can store and work with all your client’s information, transforming the solitary interior designer into an entire empire with a back office support team working with and for them 24/7. By giving direct instant access to a private library from anywhere at any time, where data is dependably organized and secure, interior designers are now able to outsource the routine and mundane aspects of business so they can concentrate on their creativity and the creative growth of their careers. n


Lighting the Way


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By Mark Gasper. Lutron Electronics Lutron hosted 300 Southern California specifiers at the California Science Center in August to demonstrate the future of residential lighting control technology. Architects, interior designers, lighting designers, custom builders and real estate developers previewed new products and solutions underneath NASA’s awe-inspiring Space Shuttle Endeavor. With automated shades moving wirelessly throughout the venue, smart home vignettes set up around the “space” that operated from a smart phone, and a display of Lutron product styles, colors and finishes to compliment any décor, specifiers had the opportunity to experience several solutions firsthand. The event even featured over two dozen cocktail tables illuminated by Lutron Lumaris LED Linear Lighting fixtures, an architectural .1% dimming solution that can be controlled with a wireless remote. “It’s always fun to demonstrate our products in unexpected ways,” says Margaret Block, of Lutron Electronics. “When we dimmed all of the tables down to .1% during the presentation, attendees burst into applause and lifted up the tablecloths to see how it all worked.” In collaboration with Los Angeles-area Lutron integrator, Powerfull Systems, and lighting representative Western Lighting & Energy Controls, Lutron sought to demonstrate to the A&D community how intelligent lighting and shading control are critical to making homes feel more welcoming, more comfortable and more efficient. “We wanted to have a visually impactful event to show how proper lighting control can play an important role in residential design,” said Block. “Homeowners today are savvy and more aware of smart home technology than ever before. We recognize that virtually every client has a smart phone and we want to provide lighting, shading, and temperature control solutions that work seamlessly with the devices they use every day.” n LADESIGN | ISSUE 4 3 | 2O16



WELL Building Standard Panel at WestEdge

By Rachel Winokur, Allied ASID On Friday November 4th at the WestEdge Design Fair, ASID LA presented a wonderful panel and CEU presentation about the next big step in sustainable design, the WELL Building Standard™. This Standard was created in 2013 by Delos and is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being. WELL measures attributes of buildings that impact occupant health by looking at 7 factors – air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. It is administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), an organization with whom ASID partnered earlier this year. ASID sees this collaboration as a way to help advance the profession by demonstrating design’s impact on the human experience and position design members at the leading edge of industry practices through co-developed research, education, and training opportunities around the WELL Building Standard™. The enlightening panel focused on a specific project that is registered to be WELL Certified, the Hollywood Proper Residences designed by Kelly Wearstler, part of the new Columbia Square property. The panelists included Cicely Rice 24

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from Webcor Builders, Sara Neff of Kilroy Realty and Melanie Koch of Delos, and the Moderator was Dominique Hargreaves from USGBC-LA. The informative hour was sponsored by Industry Partner Naturepedic, a manufacturer of highquality organic handmade mattresses and all-natural bedding for adults and children. The CEU Presentation followed the panel and provided an overview of the WELL Building Standard, making the case for how it can benefit your projects and clients. This was a newly approved course for CEU credit by IDCEC and was taught by the very knowledgeable Jennifer Berthelot-Jelovic. The CEU was sponsored by Industry Partner Victoria + Albert Baths, manufacturer of bathtubs like the Cabrits which revolutionizes the tub shape to something beautiful and comfortable while reducing the amount of water to just 46 gallons to fill it. n LADESIGN | ISSUE 4 | 2O16



A Labor of Love KITCHEN BEFORE: Cluttered counters, no work space, poor lighting, dated linoleum floors, old appliances, inaccessible cabinetry, lack of storage space.

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or the 2015-2016 annual Community Service Project, the ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter took on the ambitious challenge of reconstructing a kitchen from the ground up. PATH Gramercy is a non-profit organization with affordable housing and free on-site daycare for the residents, who are single parents with children under age five. The professional staff and teachers at PATH Gramercy are dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for the families, to empowering the mothers to become independent through a variety of services, including cooking courses. However, with just enough funding for the basic necessities, the kitchen facility, which suffered from an ineffective layout and insufficient storage space, had been left in dire need of a remodel for the past two decades. In April, the Student Board hosted the 10th Annual “Mix-It-Up!� fundraising gala. Students, ASID LA Chapter members, IP, sponsors and alumni joined us at the glamorous Le Petit Paris in Downtown LA. The Roaring Twenties themed network soiree was a delightful success, with ladies adorned in their vintage best and the gentlemen looking dapper. Outstanding

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KITCHEN AFTER: All new cabinets, tile floors, appliances, additional counter and cabinets on opposite wall. Lighting fixture from Lamps Plus. Sink and Grohe faucet from Ferguson, Pasadena.

sponsors included Ferguson of Pasadena≠, Hansgrohe, Bausman & Company, and Ctrl Collective. The grand prize was an all-expenses paid trip to the Hansgrohe Bathroom Visions Training Class in Alpharetta, Georgia. PATH Gramercy was also able to independently raise funding for our project, and attributed their decision to entrust us with the proceeds to the stellar reputation the ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter had gained through years of impressive student work. For the kitchen remodel, we aimed to provide ample storage units as well as sufficient counter space. We achieved this through knocking down one wall to open up the small space and adding an entire wall of built-in upper and base cabinets. To accentuate the original character of the 100-year-old building, we incorporated the exposed beams between cabinetry and highlighted the original brick walls as backsplash. The jaw-dropping transformation is as rewarding for us as it is for the residents and staff alike. With a limited budget, our goal in the community lounge area, where the mothers and children gather for group sessions and alternately utilize as a living room, was


Community Lounge Before & After Makeover! All paint donated by Sherwin-Williams.


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Transformative now, sustainable for our tomorrow By Jacqueline M. Koh


ur motto for the past 11 years has been “Safety first, quality always.” It may be time for us to also add “Transformative now, sustainable for our tomorrow.” At The Sliding Door Company and its commercial division, Space Plus, we manufacture and sell high quality interior glass door solutions from our own factory where safety and quality are paramount to the fabrication process. Every project is made with recyclable materials and produced with next to no waste. Our products arrive pre-assembled for installation with no waste at the job site and without the use of any harmful chemicals for cleaning and assembly. It is important to us that as we design and manufacture new and existing product lines, we recognize the environmental impact we have on the planet and the influence we can have on our clients to be environmentally responsible by simply integrating our products into their space. With an open air system, our installed doors allow for the sharing of existing lighting and HVAC, thereby saving on energy costs over time. By using our wide range of interior glass solutions, our clients can add LEED points to their projects. Our transformative closet doors and space-saving room dividers offer a clutter-free lifestyle and also provide privacy on demand. The glass types and aluminum frame finishes provide style, allow for the flow of natural light and offer flexibility of use by stacking and locking panels. We also offer a range of hardware and accessories (ADA compliant included), feature our patented wheel-to-track locking mechanism where our doors always stay on the tracks, and the smooth glide systems that enhance the ease of use and the durability of our products. Our interior glass solutions continue to be the leading choice for both our residential and commercial clients as we listen to their needs and innovate, without compromising on quality, safety, flexibility and sustainability. n The Sliding Door Company, ASID Industry Partner Member 28

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How your Wine Habit Supports LEED Certified Projects


hink about that fancy glass water bottle delivered to you at your favorite restaurant, the three (five?) bottles of wine you shared at last weekend’s get-together, or that bottle of beer you tossed back at last night’s happy hour. When you finish your beverage of choice, those glass bottles move from your table, to a recycle bin, to a waste facility where they become cullet. This beautiful, versatile material can be recycled, reused and reformed endlessly without loss in quality or purity. Glass is a rather magical substance if you think about it used in the vehicles we drive, in our homes, our phones and cups we put to our lips; it can be paper thin or wildly thick; it can be melted, twisted, and molded to realize our creative visions. For this reason, we (as artists, designers, builders and architects) often favor glass as a means to achieve new depth in our structural masterpieces. We know that glass plays well with any project, but how does it go from water bottle to bathtub backdrop? From wine bottle to kitchen backsplash? From beer bottle to hearthside splendor? At Oceanside Glasstile, we use over 1 million pounds of clear bottle cullet per year in our manufacturing process to give designers, builders and architects glass tile and products with up to 82% post-consumer material, a favorable option for designers sourcing for LEED certified projects.


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CSP Committee (Left to Right): Flavia Ferraz, Linette Dai, Tori Hettinger, CSP Manager Tristan Wand, Veronica Covert

Environmentally conscious manufacturers know that sustainability doesn’t end with simply using recycled materials to create a useable design product; it’s also about how and where the product is manufactured. Companies that leverage cullet in their glass products should also integrate energy saving practices into their manufacturing operations to enable the design community to satisfy multiple LEED certification requirements with a single product. For example, when sourcing for a project, try to find something manufactured within 500 miles, and ask your manufacturer if they create product with low emitting adhesives and sealants. In addition to environmental considerations, know how your manufacturer treats its employees. Good business practices make for a good product. So, the next time you finish a bottle of chardonnay and toss it into your recycle bin, know there’s a good chance that it’s going to a good home… or an office building, or a restaurant in the form of a sustainably produced glass product. n Oceanside Glasstile For more tips on how buying recycled glass products can satisfy your LEED project requirements, visit

After to create an inviting space where the residents could truly feel at home. The color scheme is based on the PATH logo, as branding plays a key factor for the clients. The broad range of colors is strategically tied in with elements of black and white throughout the space, as well as in the artwork on the walls for a cohesive look. As students, it was a summer to remember as we sacrificed potential weekends at the beach for hands-on involvement, turning a vision into reality for a worthwhile cause. The enriching experience was made possible with the support of generous sponsors including Lamps Plus and Ferguson of Pasadena for their in-kind donations, SeaKitty Design/Build, Timeless Properties LLC, and Sherwin-Williams, who provided premier paint and supplies for the project. Linette Dai is a student member of ASID and served as President of the ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter 2015-2016. The ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter is an affiliate of the ASID LA Chapter, and is currently the largest ASID school chapter in the nation. CSP “After” photos by Erika Bierman Photography. LADESIGN | ISSUE 4 | 2O16




The Move Towards Healthy Buildings: LEED v4 & the WELL Building Standard


John S. Zinner, LEED Fellow Principal, Zinner Consultants

reen building is moving towards a greater emphasis on healthy indoor products and environments. While LEED-CI (Commercial Interiors) and other LEED systems have always addressed health; this is accelerating under LEED v4 and the WELL Building Standard. LEED v4 is required for all projects that register with LEED Online starting November 1. It is a significant jump from LEED 2009, the previous system we’re all used to. It is both more challenging to earn a high level of certification using v4 and it incorporates new strategies. Two significant new concepts are Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs). EPDs and HPDs encourage manufacturers to disclose key product criteria. EPDs address issues such as global warming, depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer and the acidification of land and water resources. HPDs disclose the health, safety and environmental hazard and risk of chemical ingredients. The WELL Building Standard focuses on building features that impact human health and wellbeing. It addresses air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. WELL frequently goes beyond LEED in these areas, and, as part of certification, requires that third-party auditors conduct onsite post occupancy audits of air and water quality and other issues, and that projects be re-audited every three years to maintain certification. LEED v4 and WELL represent important advancements in the green building industry. n 32

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By Charles Faudree Smith, Gibbs, Publishers September 1, 2009


by Phoebe Howard Abrams, Harry N., Inc., Publishers March 1, 2012


“I am listing this first because Charles was, in my estimation, the designer who could best interpret the country French style for the American home. He was a wonderful gentleman and I am fortunate to count him as a friend.”

“When I visited in North Carolina I had the pleasure of seeing her design work. I was enchanted by her style. I later had the pleasure of meeting Phoebe while she was here in LA.”

“His book is always nearby, when I look around and say ‘I have to change something in this house,’ he inspires me... I love his work! I met him briefly only once but he would be the architect of choice for us.”

From Barnes & Noble: Phoebe Howard, known affectionately as Mrs. Howard to her clients, has a penchant for creating stylish spaces, which has evolved into her own critically acclaimed brand of interior design. Mrs. Howard’s first book features several of her largest design projects and addresses the most common decorating issues and questions her clients and customers ask. The book’s design projects are organized by theme: Inviting, Inspiring, Timeless, Graceful, Tranquil, Casual, and Comfortable—all words that have been used to describe Mrs. Howard’s work and ones that illustrate the many different ways she strives to make her houses look and feel. Co-written with well-known Southern writer Susan Sully, this gorgeous book epitomizes the grace and elegance of Southern interior design.

From Barnes & Noble: Architect and designer Bobby McAlpine creates idyllic houses that wed historical precedent with gracious modern living. His distinguished firms, McAlpine Tankersley Architecture and McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, are renowned nationwide for their talent in designing residences that resonate with nostalgia, fantasy, and a sense of place. Their dwellings—from country and seaside retreats to homes in historic American neighborhoods—offer favorite period styles with a timeless quality. Presented are over twenty houses in a variety of settings that illustrate concepts running throughout their work. Juxtaposing intimate spaces with lofty entertaining areas and combining unexpected materials, such as stone with thatch, are among the hallmarks of these prestigious firms.


From Barnes & Noble: Charles Faudree has elevated French Country style to a fine art. With an exuberant decorating attitude based around his favorite principle that “too much is never enough”, Faudree has achieved an international reputation for creating settings that have all the elegant accoutrements of a French Country estate, lacking pretension but never charm. With a discerning taste for the eclectic, Faudree is a master at one of the main tenets of this style-combining traditional prints, patterns, colors, and textures with just the right furnishings. Faudree has always been drawn, almost charismatically, to the charm of Country French.

by Bobby McAlpine Rizzoli, Publishers April 6, 2010

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BRUNSCHWIG & FIL UP CLOSE FROM GRAND ROOMS TO YOUR ROOMS by Murray Douglas and Chippy Irvine Bulfinch, Publishers April 14, 2005

“I understand that good design is forever and this book inspires me every time I open it. The fabrics of Brunschwig & Fil have been a joy to work with over the years of my career. This book is a little lesson in design, understanding the quality of good design and how long lasting it can be. The talented Authors are an inspiration to us in the wonderful discipline of design.” From Barnes & Noble: Focusing on Brunschwig & Fils, one of the most renowned textile decor companies in the world, this book transports readers from grand rooms in the White House and the Palace of Versailles to romantic Irish cottages and Southern homes to reveal a wealth of creative ideas on using fabrics, wallpapers, and furnishings in the best possible way. 220 color photos.


“Joe was so talented and wonderful at putting things together and his taste was impeccable. We met years ago at Hollyhock when it was in Hancock Park. He was a wonderful friend and I miss him. I treasure his book.” From Barnes & Noble: Inspirational ideas for throwing the perfect party from L.A. interior designer and party planner Joe Nye. Clients and friends turn to Joe Nye for his advice on gracious living, in particular how to create a smashing get-together. Flair covers three aspects of party planning that can make an event shine—flowers, paper components, and the table setting. In each section, Nye gives inspirational ideas and tips on how to make the most of these decorative elements for any type of occasion. Beautiful photographs of several diverse settings—a breezy beach cocktail gathering, a casual red, white, and blue patriotic sitdown, a pastel-hued ladies’ luncheon, and an elegant black-and-white supper—show how to achieve winning possibilities that can be pulled off with ease.

FRENCH ACCENTS AT HOME WITH PARISIAN OBJECTS AND DETAILS by Erin Swift Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Publishers April 9, 2013

“Chicago designer Marilyn Akins, ASID, who is my best friend, sent this to me for Christmas last year and I adore it... it reminds me so much of how my family home looked when I was a girl , my mother could make magic with a scrap of fabric.” From Barnes & Noble: This lavishly illustrated volume shows you how to choose fabulous French decorating details to create interiors with an unforgettable sense of sophistication and charm. French details are the key to achieving the effortless chic of the French home. Within these pages, acclaimed stylist Erin Swift offers a look at the exquisite homes of renowned designers, architects, and artists, simplifying the elements that define each room, such as color, art and furnishings, objects and accents, structure, and texture.

ave reads We sought advice from our good friend Maria Dallman, ASID Medalist, CID, about which books we should feature this issue. Maria provided us with more than that, she shared her very personal relationships with these authors and their wonderful works.



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Design with Intent

By Tiffany Harris, ASID Pasadena, past board member

How does one create lighting designs that are “Green,” “Original” and “Future Forward”? “It is paramount to design the LED into the light fixture as part of the functional and esthetic detail,” says Gerald Olesker of ADG Lighting. “It is true LED provides advantages that incandescent cannot, but conversely, it also creates many challenges, demanding a completely different approach to each design. “This is where the collaborative efforts of the interior designer and an experienced lighting designer become critical.” Working with tradesman like ADG provides the opportunity for designers to create the perfectly proportioned fixtures for the spaces they are developing. Previously with familiar light sources, the designer was limited to variations of what has been done in the past. “Now, if it can be imagined, with an experienced lighting designer on your team, it can be manufactured” Olesker proudly declares. The key is finding the right expert to bring your designs to life. “When collaboration with a devoted tradesmen takes place, everyone’s experience is elevated” has become the mantra of ADG. Their team believes that there is no limit, it is about enhancing architectural space and creating the atmosphere required. With marker, pen and calipers in hand, design process begins. Significant designs and inspired collections have been developed by Gerald Olesker of ADG who has, for 25 years, worked in tandem with some of the most prominent architects, designers, hoteliers and building owners around the globe developing both lighting and metal furniture designs. Collaborating and learning from each of these professionals has sharpened the skills and resources that are key to ADG. When asked, what makes an expert, his reply is simply, “Design with Intent”. While designing and fabricating pieces specifically for thousands of unique projects he has honed his skills and expanded his skillset, placing him legitimately in the league of the expert. He is proud to say; even though his original products are seen in many of the most published homes and projects, he most looks forward to the new challenges that are presented each day. “Figuring out how to make the architect’s and interior designer’s own vision come to life is always inspiring.” n BEFORE LADESIGN | ISSUE 4 | 2O16



Longevity Risk: A Key Consideration in Any Retirement Planning Strategy A

mericans are living longer, and in many cases healthier lives than ever before. That’s good news. But the downside of living longer is that the chance of you outliving your retirement income is becoming more and more real. Recent research conducted by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), a leading membership-based organization for actuaries in the United States and Canada, revealed that older Americans are living longer than previously estimated. Specifically, SOA’s data showed that since its last report published in 2000 the life expectancy of men age 65 has risen two years from age 84.6 to age 86.6 in 2014. Similarly, among 65-year-old women, longevity rose 2.4 years, from age 86.4 in 2000 to age 88.8 in 2014.1 Making Your Money Last Because of increased longevity, managing cash flow in retirement is more critical than ever. As a starting point you should clarify your current financial situation, as well as any significant changes you expect. Two sources can provide this information: • A net-worth statement, which provides a snapshot of your assets, debt and cash reserves. • A monthly or annual budget, with itemized breakdowns of your income and expenses. If you haven’t retired yet, it’s a good idea to prepare a projected budget of your retirement income and expenses. Even with reasonable assumptions about investment returns, inflation and retirement living costs, it is likely you will encounter unexpected changes to your cash flow over time. For this reason experts often recommend that you maintain a cash reserve to cover at least 12 months of living expenses in an interest-bearing savings account, though your needs may vary. 38

By Dennis Shu

You will also need to check your cash flow and budget on a monthly basis in addition to conducting a comprehensive annual review of your financial situation and goals. As you monitor your finances keep the following factors in mind, as any one of them could affect your cash flow and necessitate adjustments to your plan. • Interest rate trends and market moves may result in an increase or decrease in income from your savings and investments. • Changes in any of the following could require you to rethink your cash flow assumptions: — federal, state and local tax rates and regulations, — Social Security or Medicare benefits or eligibility, — rules affecting employer-sponsored retirement benefits and private insurance coverage or — inflation and health care costs • Life events such as marriage, the death of a spouse or the addition or loss of a dependent may also affect your cash flow. Cracking Your Nest Egg Another critical step in managing longevity risk is to determine how much you can realistically afford to withdraw each year from your personal savings and investments. You can rely on the expertise of a qualified financial professional to assist you with this task. Or, you can use an online calculator to help you estimate how long your money might last. One strategy that many financial advisors recommend is to stay conservative and withdraw just 4% to 5% of your account balance each year. However, your annual withdrawal amount will depend on a number of factors, including the overall amount of your retirement reserves, your estimated length of retirement, annual market

conditions, the expected inflation rate and your financial goals. For example, do you wish to spend down all of your assets or pass along part of your wealth to family or a charity? No matter what your financial situation going into retirement, there are ways to potentially make what you have last as long as you need it to. Your financial advisor can help you craft, monitor and maintain a cash management plan that works for you. n Society of Actuaries, press release, “Society of Actuaries Releases New Mortality Tables and an Updated Mortality Improvement Scale to Improve Accuracy of Private Pension Plan Estimates,” October 27, 2014. The calculations presented are based on public mortality tables, which were developed with certain populations in mind and reflect probabilities based on averages in large populations.


This article was provided courtesy of Dennis Shu, Financial Advisor Vice President of Perennial Financial Services, LLC. He is located at 11620 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90025 and can be contacted by phone at 424-442-2507, email or on his website www. Dennis Shu and the financial consultants of Perennial Financial Services, LLC are registered representatives with securities offered through LPL Financial. Member FINRA/SIPC. This article was prepared by Wealth Management Systems Inc. The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. We suggest that you discuss your specific situation with a qualified tax or legal advisor. Please consult me if you have any questions. Because of the possibility of human or mechanical error by Wealth Management Systems Inc. or its sources, neither Wealth Management Systems Inc. nor its sources guarantees the accuracy, adequacy, completeness or availability of any information and is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. In no event shall Wealth Management Systems Inc. be liable for any indirect, special or consequential damages in connection with subscribers’ or others’ use of the content.

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