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Twentieth – Los Angeles, CA

Twentieth Art & Design Store  -  LA

Twentieth Art & Design Store

(1) 323 – 904 1200
8057 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90048


10:00 am –  6:00 pm   Monday – Friday
12:00 am –  5:00 pm   Saturday

So in today’s age of ikea knock-offs and expensive DWR reproductions, where can you go to achieve true contemporary design?   The answer is the Twentieth Store / Gallery (founded by Stefan Lawrence in 1999.  Twentieth is on the forefront contemporary and innovation design working with many artists to bring anything you can dream of.   That is, If you dream of Sci-fi pod beds to horse hair covered bar stools, melted hand-blown functional amber glass, giant animal shaped lamps, unique porcelain accessories, stylish Credenzas, contrting Sofas, Sculpted Chairs…….

What made this a wonderful experience for us was the truly welcoming staff that just loves design and are happy to share their knowledge and chat design history with you.  It was inspiring to see so much creativity.  There are many design stores posing as galleries these days and Twentieth is the best mix of eclectic design, signature pieces and pure style!

Some of the designers represented from around the world include: Italy – Mattia Biagi (with his Tar  creations),  California- Ron Reihel, Marcel Wanders, Tom Dixon, Zaha Hadid, Mexico – Alberto Fria (the  creator of “transport” pod bed)  as well as Jasper Morrison, Ross Lovegrove, Amanda Levete, Maarten Baas, Piet Boon, Bertjan Pot, Jurgen Bey, Sergio Rodriguez ……

Twentieth Art & Design Store  -  LAWilliam Earle Hal dining table and chairs
Right side wishbone container in rosewood by Skram
Twentieth Art & Design Store  -  LAHivemind’s Rune Bed
Twentieth Art & Design Store  -  LA
The Diz Armchair by Brazilian designer Sergio Rodriguez in eucalyptus wood is supremely comfortable!
in the background Tejo Remy rag chairs
Twentieth Art & Design Store  -  LA
Pretty Pretty  Barstool by Dejana Kabiljo
Twentieth Art & Design Store  -  LA
Pretty Pretty horse hair Barstool by Dejana Kabiljo ,
Sergio Rodriguez Bench, Kenneth Cobonpue croissant sofa
Twentieth Art & Design Store  -  LA
the Mattia Biagi tar installation is worth going to see alone

Magyar Állami Operaház – Budapest, Hungary

Magyar Állami Operaház

Magyar Állami Operaház

Magyar Állami Operaház

(Hungarian State Opera House)
(36) 1 – 332 8197
(36) 1 – 279 5677
1065 Budapest Hajós str. 13-15
Budapest, Hungary


3:00 pm   Daily
4:00 pm   Daily

The Hungarian State Opera House first opened its doors in 1884.  Designed by Miklós Ybl, one of the most renowned Hungarian architects of the 19th century, the construction was created in an eclectic, neo-Renaissance style.  There are many baroque details and frescoes by the top Hungarian artists of the time, including Bertalan Székely, Árpád FesztyMór Than and Károly Lotz.  On either side of the risalit are statues of Ferenc Liszt and Ferenc Erkel, two of the outstanding artists of Hungarian music.  Both being the work of Alajos Stróbl.


(above Left    photo © Yuen-Ping)
(above Right photo © Yuen-Ping)

Magyar Állami Operaház

Magyar Állami Operaház

A wonderful place for listening as well as viewing, the Hungarian State Opera House is home to the third best acoustics in al of Europe! With only the Scala in Milan and the Paris Opera House creating a more detailed sound environment.

Magyar Állami Operaház

If you are not able to attend a performance, then try to  take the guided tour.  The tours are given twice daily in many different languages. Although they are bit formulaic and the guide may be on the weak side- they are definitely worth it just to have the chance to explore the interior of this magnificent concert hall.

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Magyar Állami Operaház

Magyar Állami Operaház

Magyar Állami Operaház