Usually we focus on all things east but we’d be failing our mission as design citizens if we didn’t make a stop at the incredible extravaganza of modern design, California Design, 1935-1960: Living in a Modern Way, currently on view at LACMA. The show features over 300 made-in-California objects from ceramics to swimsuits—plus the entire contents of the Eames House living room!—that influenced the material culture of the entire country. So consider this a special exception to see some design west of LaBrea as we tour this groundbreaking exhibition, hear from the show’s curator, and celebrate the holidays with drinks and cheer at Stark Bar, recently named one of the top restaurants in the country by Esquire!