Posts by Michelle Konstantinovsky

On March 6, the launch of Tokyo Gamine’s Ready-to-Wear Capsule Collection took over the alluring outdoor patio at Hotel Zelos’ Dirty Habit. Ginger Babb, Maghan McDowell, Yuka Uehara, Camilla Papale. Photo credit: Drew AltizerL: Joel Goodrich, Clara Shayevich & Navid Armstrong.

Tell us Blu Dot’s origin story.As friends in college we shared a passion for art, architecture and design. After school, we went looking for modern design to furnish our first homes, but the things we could afford we didn't like, and the things we liked we couldn't afford.

1. How did you first get into the world of design?   I fell into this dream career by complete serendipity. My father worked in marketing, and my mom was an avid reader and very crafty.

1. How did you get your start in design?I moved to Chicago from LA where my husband and I decided to build our first home. I looked for a designer here but felt no one had my laid back LA sensibility.

1. How did you get your start in design?  I was a year out of undergrad and had been working as a beauty and fashion publicist in Los Angeles after majoring in journalism at a Midwest university.

1. How did you get your start in contracting and how was LA Build Corp born?I grew up in the construction field and for years I worked as a foreman for a foundation and framing company.

When Back of the House founder Adriano Paganini set his sights on opening a Spanish restaurant, he had one thing in mind: tapas. “I don’t feel like anyone has truly captured the essence of a tapas bar in San Francisco," he wrote on his new venture's website.

Ready or not, the most romantic day of the year is just a day away. Still scrambling to find the perfect getaway to make this special occasion one to remember?

1. How did you first get started in design?I was originally working as personal trainer and decided I needed a different trade and went back to school. As a student, I also took a job at a lighting store and then onto an Ethan Allen Furniture store to support myself.