rummage: 4th of july sale!

don’t miss out on our 4th of july sale of outdoor furniture and accessories!

4th of july 1.1940s french outdoor recliner  2.vintage yellow side chairs  3. majolica turquoise planter  4. new gambibgo pot basket  5. vintage les lunettes sunglasses  6. vintage world’s fair parasol  7. castoria vintage glass bottle  8. medium vintage seaglass bottle

 

art house: lacma’s latin american art galleries

one of the benefits of living in los angeles is our access to some of the finest art museums in the world. lacma is truly one of our favorite museums to explore! and because we live so close, we do so at our leisure to look for design inspiration.

we recently stopped in to take a closer look of some of the treasures housed in the art of the americas building. and, it did not disappoint! in recent years, lacma has been paying particular attention to developing more of their latin american art galleries, especially spanish colonial, modern, and contemporary holdings. so, if you have not been there in recent years, get ready for quite the transformation.

we were particularly drawn to the various forms of decorative storage. simply exquisite! you have to see for yourself in person, but we do want to point out a few key pieces that you should take note of when you are there. the scale of some of these are beyond amazing! we immediately thought how perfect these would be in a kpi project since we love to remix the new with the old, and infuse rooms with character and charm.

mexico chest via kishani perera inc.

adorned inside with beautiful geometric designs, this leather bound chest with curved lid and covered in iron nails made our heart pitter patter. muy bueno!

peru or phillipines sewing box via kishani perera inc.

sewing boxes of this time period were anything, but simple! this features mother of pearl and tortoiseshell. so divine!

peru or phillipines sewing box via kishani perera inc.

of course, we loved this particular sewing box so much we had to get a different perspective so you can appreciate it from all sides including from top.

philippines chest via kishani perera inc.

when we laid eyes on this very detailed carved trunk, our heart just about skipped a beat. just beautiful!

peru sewing box via kishani perera inc.

gorgeous view from inside a sewing box from the late 17th century, which is on loan to lacma from collector patricia phelps de cisneros.

peru sewing box via kishani perera inc.

love the exterior detail of this large sewing box in inlaid mother of pearl!

peru chest via kishani perera inc.

this peruvian chest is made of exotic woods and ornamented with very lavish materials, including mother of pearl, tortoiseshell and ivory. a wonderful representation of the more refined decorative arts!

mexico sewing box via kishani perera

apparently, sewing boxes were very highly valued during spanish colonial times. we can see why! you can tell the extra care that went into them to make them very special.

museum tip: on the second tuesday of every month, general admission to lacma is free to all. la residents also have the option of getting in free every tuesday, thursday and friday after 3pm. so, plan a date for after work or take yourself to experience the beauty of latin american art!

rummage: 6 gift ideas for father’s day

father’s day is just around the corner! men can sometimes be difficult to shop for. we’ve all been there! we hope our gift guide below is useful for you!

FATHERS DAY1. this vintage earth globe will not only be a perfect addition to his office space, but it’s great for planning his next adventure!

2. for the backgammon enthusiast on the go! he will find this handsome pierre cardin backgammon travel set ideal on his travels!

3. add an elegant and vintage touch to his office with these antique fountain pens with blue inkwell!

4. buy his favorite cigars and put them in this lovely vintage montesino cigar box. the box can be kept as a keepsake or to refill with more cigars after!

5. for the beloved handyman in your life! this vintage metal tool box is a practical gift for father’s day.

6. drinking from one of these vintage smoked drinking glasses will definitely make your dad feel ultra cool and stylish!

hot off the press: better homes and gardens

most of us probably know by now that paint can be one of the most difficult decisions to make when decorating a room. even selecting the correct neutral shade can seem like a task. well, thank you to better homes and gardens for their feature on creamy paint colors this month where they asked kishani to share her secrets! we were honored to have the opportunity to ease your decision making and simplify your sampling process. when it comes to selecting the perfect shade of white, kishani’s go-to has always been benjamin moore’s decorators white. it has yet to fail us, and we don’t foresee that ever happening! see the article below for more expert tips and again, a big thank you to better homes and gardens for letting us share a helpful tip!

 

hot off the press: elle decor

have you picked up your june issue of elle decor yet? our very own kishani was featured in the always informative ‘truth in decorating’ series this month! we finally get to reveal the details of her super secret trip to new york and share the full feature. we have been so excited about this for months and are so honored that they called on kishani to share her design knowledge alongside richard keith langham. we should also note that we love the new layout and approach they took this month. it makes us feel a part of the designers’ conversation, and gave us such a quick style lesson on each piece. we wish we could say kishani picked a favorite bench, but really, each bench fits a different need for a different client. thank you again to elle decor for letting kishani share her design advice with all of you! we couldn’t be more excited!

7 gift ideas for mother’s day

mother’s day is almost here! here are seven last-minute gift ideas your mom will love!

7 mother's day gift ideas1. brass grasshopper  2. emerald green divided serving tray  3. 1960′s phoenix coffee set  4. hexagonal wood inlaid box  5. vintage fish ring stand  6. pink drip glaze ceramic pitcher  7. black metal vase with etched floral design

wanderlust: the new luxury in camping

have you ever wanted to wander into the beautiful wilderness without leaving all of the comforts of home behind? we have found beautiful, exotic places to relax amongst the mysterious creatures that live within them. the best part? the interiors provide a luxury you normally receive in a 5 start hotel. take a look at our favorite ways to camp with the chicest of security blankets.

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1.  el cosmico in marfa, texas

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2. gorah elephant camp in plettenberg bay south africa

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3. a terra in são teotonio, portugal

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4. wagon stays in kirwee, new zealand

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5. back of beyond in dehigahaela

throw caution to the wind and start packing! we’re sure one of these will help you check off a few items from your bucket list!

art house: jeffrey gibson

we stumbled upon artist jeffrey gibson by chance and we’re so glad we stayed and continued looking into his work. while his geometric abstract paintings are quite beautiful and have been a part of his newer work, we were more drawn to his adorned punching bags. visually, you can see how he draws inspiration from his native american roots, especially traditional pow-wow dance regalia as seen by the bead work, sequins, tin shingles, color, etc.. but, there is also a very modern touch and other inspirations at work here which make it very fascinating!

jeffrey gibson showroom via kishani perera blog

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jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

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jeffrey gibson adorned punching bag at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

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in the december 2013 issue of artnews magazine, gibson explains his artistic choices: “the adornment references subcultural fashion, not just native american but also punk and queer – alternatives to mainstream that signal defiance and rejection of hetero-normative culture.” curator marshall n. price of the national academy museum describes gibson’s work as a “mash-up” or “remix”. some of the adorned punching bags are even wrapped in pieces of re-purposed paintings. how cool is that! sure, there is a decorative and beautiful element to this collection of work from gibson, but if you stop there you have missed the whole trajectory he has attempted to take you on. gibson further explains this best himself in this video. (mind you, there are probably quite a few kpi clients that we think would love one of his pieces in their homes!)

jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson at marc straus gallery via kishani perera blog

all images in this section via marc straus gallery

this summer, the southwest is in for a treat! in addition to being the subject of an exhibition at the denver art museum, gibson will begin a residency in the native arts artist-in-residence program. we’d love to be a fly on the wall for that class! some of gibson’s most recent exhibitions were at volta, national academy museum, institute of contemporary art in boston and marc straus gallery in new york city, where he is represented. we can’t wait to see what gibson does next! and, it seems we don’t have to wait too long. he recently collaborated with a peace treaty on a line of jewelry and scarves that are based on selected works of his. we are more than just a little obsessed now! how about you?

jeffrey gibson jewelry at a peace treaty via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson scarves at a peace treaty via kishani perera blog

jeffrey gibson jewelry at a peace treaty via kishani perera blog

all images in this section via a peace treaty

our week

this week has been exciting at the kpi offices! we are finally bringing on board another design assistant to keep up with so many new projects. we might just grow right out of this office! time for kp to get serious about the backyard pool office she kind of promised us. we’re the creative kind, we’re more productive in natural surroundings, right? well until then, we’re enjoying our brick and mortar set up and being surrounded by the awesome vintage home goods in rummage. which by the way, hosts regular flash sales for you to snag up some of our fave pieces for a crazy good price! follow them on instagram and twitter to keep up!

speaking of keeping up, we didn’t even tell you we just completed two projects! one is los feliz and another in west hollywood. two very different projects, but both turned out so incredible, we cannot wait to share. photoshoots happening soon! on a sad note for the week, our little gus man had to undergo the inevitable manhood surgery this week. don’t worry, he is spoiled enough so we know kp is taking extra special care of little man! in the meantime, we’ve been busy collecting some of our fave links for the week to share with you! as always, be sure to follow us on twitter and like us on facebook for great links and updates throughout the week!

cheers to a wonderful weekend full of fresh spring flowers! – dh

little man, big cone! poor gus after his surgery. we’re just glad it all went well and he’s doing great!

 

this daybed for pups is just adorable! talk about working a pet’s comfort into your home design!

it is spring and we’re in full flower mode these days! from sunday plant shopping for the yard, to dining table arrangements. we’re loving inspiration like this!

we love black and brass bathrooms these days. we also love that this hotel was daring enough to go for it!

did everybody else see this table floating around the internet this week? love the unexpected mix and design!

sometimes there is a quote that really is so simple, and spot on! we don’t think you lose the fear, but you certainly learn how to push it aside!

spotted in the nytimes last week is a new animal show on pbs that is certainly one of a kind! will you be watching?

coffee lovers and gluten-free consumers unite! we are extremely excited to try this out.

hunt & gather: arteriors la opening in west hollywood, ca

we recently had the pleasure of attending the grand opening for arteriors los angeles. this was a party we were not about to miss! on the corner of melrose avenue and huntley drive, the new los angeles showroom is truly beautiful and will undoubtedly become one of the newest jewels of the west hollywood design district! the beauty in the space just draws you in!

arteriors los angeles showroom via kishani perera blogvia arteriors

we have been specifying arteriors product for our clients for quite some time and we were delighted when we first heard arteriors would be opening up their showroom here locally.

client dining room with arteriors lighting via kishani perera inc.client master bedroom with arteriors lighting via kishani perera inc.currently, arteriors has showrooms across the country including dallas, high point, las vegas and new york. but this los angeles showroom will be different in that it is also open to the public! as their first retail store, it provides a great opportunity for us to bring clients in to personally see what we’ve been experiencing firsthand at the different home furnishings industry markets.

arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.you’ll recall from las vegas market last year and previous high point markets, we have been obsessed with quite a few pieces that have been launched from arteriors so it’s a welcome sight to see this local space where so many of our favorite resources are located.

arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.we were warmly greeted upon arriving by the founder and creative director mark moussa and patty price, the executive vice president and head of marketing. having some personal time to chat with both was great since we were so impressed by what the arteriors team has accomplished in this new space. and, it is so nice to welcome them to the neighborhood!

founder and creative director mark moussa in arteriors los angeles showroom via kishani perera blogvia arteriors

arteriors has a long history of producing absolutely showstopping pieces of lighting. they are really statement pieces that make a room feel even more spectacular! 

arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.

arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.

arteriors los angeles showroom via kishani perera inc.we even came across wonderful pieces we’ve used in recent projects like these two pieces that we love!

arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.these are just some of the wonderful pieces of lighting, furniture and decorative accessories that are available to be experienced firsthand in the store! but, don’t take our word for it. visit arteriors los angeles so you can see for yourself! for more pictures from the arteriors los angeles opening party, visit here.

arteriors los angeles showroom decorative accessories via kishani perera inc.arteriors los angeles showroom decorative accessories via kishani perera inc.