Info

MY WORLD IN FULL COLOR

Posts tagged California

This month I visited Sunnylands Estate and Visitor center. It was a memorable day, touring the estate, which was the former home of Leonore and Walter Annenberg, and hanging out in incredible Visitor’s center and gardens.

The first three images are from the Visitor’s Center garden, which was designed by Landscape Architect James Burnett who, “used Vincent van Gogh’s Olive Trees of 1889 as inspiration for this masterpiece view of the Center’s unique gardens.

Burnett carefully crafted nine acres of desert, designing 1.25 miles of walking paths that meander through more than 70 species of native and arid-adapted plants from North and South America, Africa, and the Mediterranean area. The gardens were carefully conceived to appear different in every season with variations that create a memorable sensory experience.

The bottom 6 images were taken in the garden of the Sunnyland’s estate. The estate was designed by architect  A. Quincy Jones, and is a jewel box of Hollywood Regency architecture, filled with their original period furnishings, artwork and many historical artifacts from their private and public lives.
Sunnylands Visitor's Center, copyright Diana Koenigsberg 2016sunny-cactus-horizontalcactus-pondagam_poolsunnylands_v3a4863sunny-chandeliersquiggle-sculpture_v3a4842_v3a4838_reventrance_v3a4816

Kelly Lamb is multi-media artist, whose work spans across many disciplines, including furniture design, interior design, and fine art. She designs and manufactures all of her work including high end furniture in Los Angeles. All of her ceramics are made by hand on site at the studio.

I reached out to Kelly last fall when I saw her work in person. Her work is consistently strong and unique, which makes it incredibly satisfying to look at and really fun to photograph.

Like her work, Kelly is elegant and has impeccable personal style.

Kelly Lamb Studio, copyright Diana Koenigsberg 2014Kelly Lamb Studio, copyright Diana Koenigsberg 2014Kelly Lamb Studio, copyright Diana Koenigsberg 2014

Kelly Lamb Studio, copyright Diana Koenigsberg 2014Kelly Lamb Studio, copyright Diana Koenigsberg 2014Kelly Lamb Studio, copyright Diana Koenigsberg 2014Kelly Lamb Studio, copyright Diana Koenigsberg 2014

Portrait of Kelly Lamb in her Studio © Diana Koenigsberg 2014


See more of the Kelly’s work here. http://kellylamb.net/

13.9_jeorgea.aaron.wed-3320

Vivienne looking out over the Sierras upon our arrival in Clio California for my cousin’s gorgeous wedding.

13.9_jeorgea.aaron.wed-5728

bouquet, Jeorgea and Aaron's Wedding 2013

My bouquet of rose buds and acorns.

13.9_jeorgea.aaron.wed-3339

Rehersal - Jeorgea and Aaron's Wedding 2013

Jeorgea and Aaron at their rehearsal on Sardine Lake.

13.9_jeorgea.aaron.wed-3346

Vivienne - Jeorgea and Aaron's Wedding 2013

13.9_jeorgea.aaron.wed-3427

 

13.9_jeorgea.aaron.wed-3456

A dashing couple at the reception. Just beyond them, more mountains and trees.

Sardine Lake - Jeorgea and Aaron's Wedding 2013

Reception - Jeorgea and Aaron's Wedding 2013