Showroom Design

Showroom design is an art form. It’s not, as many might think, a place to show trends or what one things a client might like. When done right, it’s a visual palette of your creativity; how you put together colors, design, shapes, patterns and style. In Tampa, MMD Events recently took a cue from interior […]

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charity events


It’s not often that someone comes up with a better mousetrap, and in the world of charity events, it’s downright unheard of. Yet, with his new venture, House of Distinction, Canadian event planner Aidan Henry might have come close. “There are two big issues with signature events and galas,” Henry said. Henry, also owner of […]

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Halloween Inspiration: A Zombie Event

I love it when an event professional who is known for one “look” or type of event surprises us with something so completely opposite. To be able to express our full talent talent and creativity is the reason we do what we do as event professionals. In this piece, International Event Company and their team […]

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The Special Olympics

“Conferences, summits, meetings … they get lost in the design shuffle. Yet because they have to convey a very strong message with very few elements, they are perhaps the most challenging to design! Great job here by Carl Bendix and team. We are happy to bring you this interesting look at a way that the […]

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Before and After: Hollywood Event Style

Imagining worlds and then producing them is the art of the event designer. It’s also the craft of the Hollywood art director. So it’s not surprising that when Billy Butchkavitz began to design last year’s Golden Globes HBO after-party, he’d call on the spirit of Cedric Gibbons, one of Hollywood’s most influential production designers. Working […]

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wedding gown

Design: The Wedding Gown

When it comes to designing a wedding, the event team has its mandate, and the bride has hers — the wedding gown. On a recent rainy morning in Los Angeles, Jinza Couture Bridal hosted a small gathering of top wedding planners and media to show off its spring line of exquisite dresses. Newly opened in […]

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Design with a purpose

Design With a Purpose

Doron Gazit, founder of AirDD, a designer and manufacturer of illuminated inflatable designs, is also an environmental artist. His medium — Airtubes — is the same one he’s used to create large-scale designs for the Super Bowl, World Cup, Olympics, and Hollywood events such as Variety at Paramount Studios (below) since he formed AirDD in […]

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California Design Style

On a gorgeous Malibu day, friends and supporters of Eloise DeJoria, fashion designer and entrepreneur, gathered in a private home on the beach for a California design style product launch produced by Carl Bendix and his team at Jupiter Ambrosia. The tagline for the event, “Let Love Bloom” created by DeJoria’s design team member, Susie […]

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Hollywood Design Style

The Hollywood Athletic Club has been the site of many exciting and well-documented rock ’n roll blowouts. This night was no different, but instead of hundreds of people, the club had been bought out for an intimate, perfectly choreographed birthday party for 100 guests. AOO Events was at the center of this intersection of Hollywood […]

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summer dessert

A Perfect Summer Dessert

Panna cotta is one of the all-time perfect summer desserts. Simple and fresh and … in the hands of the Robin Selden, Managing Partner and Executive Chef of Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning in Stamford, Connecticut … simply stunning! “Our recipe for lemon panna cotta with minted berry soup is one of my all-time […]

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Downtown LA: The Millwick

The Millwick, located in the heart of the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, was originally built as a livery and then used as a cold-storage warehouse. Millwick has reinvented itself as a unique stand alone, super-loft open to private events, outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, exhibitions and productions. It now boasts a flowing 7,000 […]

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12 ideas for spring events

12 Design Ideas

A Designer’s Dozen of Egg-ceptional Ideas for Weddings and Events! Spring is a time of renewal and seeing things differently. Here are 12 design ideas so egg-ceptional, we know they will stay fresh long after the expiration date. 1. Sweetness. This engagement shoot by photographer Brian Leahy, wedding planner Holly Stein, M.A. of Simply Sweet […]

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