Monday, June 28, 2010


"You'll find that as you go out there, you're going to amount to JACK SQUAT!!"

Thats what I've learned this week! Ha! It was a good week but I definatly know my place, I have so much to learn. There is so many things that go into designing a room. Designing is the fun part, but figuring out prices (which I know nothing about, so thats been real fun to figure out), having accurate measurements, and your design having to be changed because of the price. Kind of a bummer.

One of the many things that I had to do this week was build three perspectives of the master bedroom in 3D on CAD and render all three in the space of three days! Basically I didn't sleep at all last week. I honestly don't know how I got all of it done, but I did and I have to say that they weren't that bad. Shlomi was impressed with them so I was happy with it.

I met with my client (Judy) for the first time on friday night to present to her my design. I was so nervous and had no idea what I was going to say but luckly Shlomi was there to help me out. It went really well and for the most part she really liked the design. Shlomi is puttng me in charge of the whole thing now. He wants the bedroom all done and installed by the time I leave in 5 weeks! Yikes! I have so much to do and I don't even know were to start! By the time Judy and her husband left that night it was almost 9! I was so exhausted! A 12 hour day with no sleep and no pay is a long day!

H Studio is building a new showroom in downtown LA so Shlomi and Ellen (my other supervisor) wants me to do some of the renderings for that too, should be fun.

During the week I ran a ton of arrends to the PDC and other really random places, along my travels I ran into the the famous Hollywood sign. It was so weird I sort of just stumbled apon it, I looked up and there it was! So I had to stop and take pictures of this iconic piece of California.

LA so far has been so fun, there is so much to do and see! I was happy to find out that my friends Kylee and Amy are still in town so its been nice to actually know somebody and do stuff with. This Saturday we went to the LA Zoo, we played some sweet bowling off of Hollywood Blvd., and watched a really weird movie outside at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary. West Hollywood is crazy, it's full of interesting individuals! What happens in West Hollywood, stays in West Hollywood! If there is anyone that is from or knows West Hollywood knows what I'm talking about!

On Sunday I went to the Singles Ward, the members are so nice, it should be a really fun ward! I met this guy named Harmen and he's in "showbiz", he found out that I'm a interior designer and asked if I wanted to help design a set for a shoe commercial on friday. That would be so awesome! I have to work so we'll see if I will be able to help out!

After church I picked up Kylee and Amy and headed to the beach. By the time we got there it was super cloudy and chilly so it wasn't too relaxing, but it was fun to play in the water for a bit and take some pictures. We also got to drive along the Pacific Coast Highway, it's so pretty! I could drive along that for hours!

This week I have to get a hold of Judy so we can get things going on her room, its going to be cool to see how it turns out! Should be a good week, until then...peace out!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bouncin' California

Inside the PDC

The PDC!

The Tornado Sculpture

The Oliver Chair
Yellow everyone!
This post is coming to you all from the land of fun in the sun, where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer...LA! Ha!
Why am I in such a place? For the next 6 to 7 weeks I am interning for a fabulous firm in Sun Valley, California called, H Studio by Shlomi Haziza. Its crazy to think that just a year ago I was touring europe studying abroad...oh the places we'll go! I'm excited and oh so nervous to take on this next big adventure!
I just finished my first week at H Studio and its been an interesting one! My first day was actually pretty slow, I'm the only intern and everyone was super busy so I put folders together that they give to clients and the press. Towards the end of the day I got to meet Mr. Shlomi Haziza himself! In the flesh, thee master mind of incredible art, furniture, and fashion. He is so cool and charming...not to mention, pretty handsom for an older guy! If you've ever watched the show Chuck, he looks like a 50 year old Chuck Bartowsky...I know right?! Anyways, Shlomi was asking me all sorts of questions...where are you from, how old are you, how long have you been going to school, what do you want from this experience? Those type of questions. After chit-chatting with him for a bit, he decided to put me incharge of designing a master bedroom for one of their biggest clients...all by myself! What the hell!? This is so cool and oh so scary at the same time!
So during this week I went to the clients house, which is on top of the freaking mountain overlooking all of Hollywood and LA! Gorgeous house, almost everything she owns is from H Studio. I thought I was walking through an H Studio gallery! While there I took tons of measurements and pictures of the room. Shlomi and I are thinking of doing the room in turquoise and charcoal, its going to be sweet! The other day I found this awesome turquoise wall covering and Shlomi loved it! He kept saying "Yeah thats what I'm talking about! Don't go back to school, don't go back to school!" It was such a relief to me because half of the time I feel like I don't know what I'm doing!
The basketball playoffs were this week too so Shlomi wanted to deck out the studio, play loud music, and have an open house. You should have seen the place! The studio that we work at is so cool! Its very modern and contemporary. White floors, walls, and ceilings. Tons of open space to display our products and of course, also to have fabulous parties! Pretty sure he made a lot of money that night!
On Wednesday I got to go to the PDC (Pacific Design Center)!!! Ellen (one of my supervisors) wanted me to return some fabric samples there. Freaking huge building! Very modern architecture, glass everywhere, super cool building! I'm sure I'll get to go back, hopefully soon!
Yesterday I got to go see Amy and Kaitlyn at Disneyland and spend the night with them in their hotel! They've been in Anahiem all this week so I'm glad that I got to see them before they headed back to Utah. I freaking love Disneyland! It really is one of the happiest places on earth for me!
One other fun but not so fun thing that happend this week was my laptop hard drive decided to have a $300 fail! So I took it to the Geek Squad and they replaced it but in the process I've lost all of my programs that I've installed, everything is gone! Music, pictures, everything! Lucky I had most of it saved on my external hard drive. Its been the biggest pain to get things back on it, not to mention I'm out $300 and thats a lot when I'm getting 'paid' in experience this summer! I am so ticked! Oh well, it is what it is!
Its been a crazy week and I'm poo-poo-pooped! Until next time...peace out!