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Season 5 Episode 16: The Automated Home LIVE from Dwell On Design

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I was asked to moderate a conversation at @DwellOnDesign featuring two very interesting individuals, Clay Alexander CEO of @Ember_Tech and Erik Charlton CEO of @NoonHome. These gentlemen run companies that are trailblazing the path toward fully integrated products and home automation. We discuss their products and how they envision an integrated home. We discuss some issues relevant to the topic like artificial intelligence and privacy concerns. How do we create a well built, well designed and fully integrated home? Following is a conversation to start figuring that out. This presentation from Dwell On Design was part of a new podcast series called Design, Etc., the official podcast of the LA Design Festival. Opening this up is Haily Zaki, host of Design, Etc., and founder of the @LADesignFest . The festival is June 7th through the 10th @ROWDTLA and Convo By Design will be hosting the Audio Design Lab from the LA Design Festival. A weekend full of interesting conversations with artists, designers, set decorators, influencers and those shaping the way we work, play and live so please come on down and visit us. And, if you like what you hear, how about a 5-star on iTunes, we appreciate it very much!


There are many reasons to love Southern California and the weather has to top most people’s list. Even if you don’t live in Southern California, many of the architecture and design story-lines coming out of LA are relevant no matter where you live. Creating public gathering spots from previously wasted spaces. Professional sports stadiums that not only incorporate a cities history but embraces its future and performance venues that use the outdoor beauty in a design created to minimize noise. Meet Ben Feldmann, landscape architect, urban designer and principal at Studio-MLA. You are about to hear of some city shaping projects and use of space, materials and locations that are not only trans-formative of the locations they occupy but these are once in a generation type projects that will transform cities, counties and ultimately the Southern California landscape. If you think I am exaggerating, your opinion might be different after you listen to this episode. I think it will be. Enjoy this episode of Convo By Design, presented by Snyder Diamond. And if you do, please make sure to leave a comment and a review on iTunes. Also check out our YouTube channel for videos from some of your favorite episodes.  

Convo By Design is presented by Snyder Diamond, always first with what’s next in the kitchen and bath. What does that mean? It means that Russ Diamond scours the planet looking for the best products that make life better. He doesn’t just pick pretty and he goes to the company to see how the products are made to make sure you are getting the highest quality and then he and his staff provide remarkable service to make shopping a pleasure. And when one of these companies introduce a new product line that is going to change the way we live… its a pretty big deal, Miele is proud to introduce the new W1 Washing Machine and T1 Dryer. I am super excited about this and I think you will be as well. Why? Because this washer dryer combo includes Miele’s Immer Besser spirit, Miele’s stunning good looks and technology that will not only make washing and drying clothes a better experience, it will save water, energy and more. The QuickIntenseWash for example, high level of clean in under an hour. Homeowners are going to flip for the SteamFinish of the T1dryer.  They are Energy Star qualified which means you are doing your part and saving money. CapDosing and TwinDos, detergent integration and processing that is efficient and easy to use. My favorite new feature? The WiFiConnect. Download the Miele mobile app and you can operate and receive notifications on your mobile device. Architects and designers, this is yet another product from Miele that you won’t even think about trying to hide. All this, Snyder Diamond service AND for a limited time, you can find very generous offers from Miele on these and other Miele products at all three Los Angeles area Snyder Diamond showrooms. You can find addresses and store hours at Snyder Diamond dot com.

Photo credit: LA River @Studio-MLA

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Season 5, Episode 17 - Pasadena Showcase House of Design : Peltier Interiors and L2 Interiors

Season 5 Episode 15: Ben Feldmann of Studio-MLA: Designing For Public Spaces