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de LaB Obscura Day Tile House Tour
Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
It's back! Last year, a group of de LaBbers headed to the hills - the Hollywood Hills, that is - to tour octogenrian Geoge Ehling's amazing home for Obscura Day (an internation "day of expeditions, back-room tours and hidden treasures in your hometown"). George has poured his own sweat equity in the home, tiling much of it by himself for decades. The house, built in 1927, was bought in 1967 and George has been designing and creating intricate tilework ever since.
Join us once again, as George generously leads a tour through his amazing home, with generous support from furniture showroom Ford & Ching. Learn how George has used found materials ranging from wine and beer bottles to old discarded tiles, cut down to create hand-made tesserae for these mosaics.
The tour is limited to only 35 people, and will likely sell out quickly. We can only take a limited number of vehicles to the site, so when you RSVP through Eventbrite (no Facebook rsvp's will be honored), you'll receive more detailed information about where to meet and what to do.
This year, we're asking participants to carpool to the home, and will be meeting at El Paseo de Cahuenga Park as a group prior to the tour.
Saturday, April 28
12:30pm Meet at El Paseo de Cahuenga Park for carpooling
3300 Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Park across from Oakcrest Market on Cahuenga and Oakshire Road
Tour begins at 1pm
Please note, the house has some very steep stairs. Children under 12 not allowed. Thanks for understanding!
And many thanks again to our friends at Ford & Ching!
When & Where
design east of La Brea
part design lab, part social experiment
A semi-regular gathering of Los Angeles design professionals living, working, and experimenting east of La Brea.
Each month we feature a designer in the context of their “lab,” whether it’s their own studio, workshop, or factory; or inside the restaurant, bar, or house they designed; or at a store, gallery or show that features their work. If the place we gather doesn’t happen to serve drinks or food, we bring our own or end the night at a place around the corner that does.