unexpected guests: kim schoen.
while i was down in los angeles i was lucky enough to stay with my good friend, artist kim schoen. kim lives in mount washington, a beautiful area high in the hills, near the workshop i was attending in atwater village. you may have seen a few of my instagrams from my time there. her place is so lovely, a sun-filled 1939 mid-century modern home surrounded by nature, with floor to ceiling glass windows sharing views of the mountains and landscape below. it even came with a stylish and private guest room below the house, which i luxuriously had all to myself.
kim is a fine artist, an editor at her publication material press, and freelance art director with a penchant for travel near and far, hiking the trails around her home and reading voraciously. i hope you enjoy the tour — as much as i did living it for my brief, but wonderful stay.
What are a few of your favorite things to do around Mount washington?
Walk around and look at hummingbirds, varietals of cacti, and falcons.
How would you describe what you do for a living?
Negotiating differences between kinds of visual rhetoric, generating new forms via image and word…
Do you have a secret spot or off the beaten path place in L.A. you think we should know about?
Then it wouldn’t be secret anymore. But I do love a little bench at the end of a hike in Elysian Park that overlooks a scraggly cactus field and downtown L.A.
What’s on your turntable?
do you have a favorite quote or expression?
“I want to be the owner of my own trouble” — Louise Bourgeois
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
Pleasure isn’t guilty. Pleasure is pleasure!
What are your top three online shops?
Well, yoox.com has pretty much destroyed my life. Italians!
Do you have a favorite possession?
I try to only have things in my home that give me genuine pleasure to interact with and look at.
What bores you to death?
What wouldn’t be caught dead in your home?
I like to think of my home only in terms of what lives…
• all photos by sfgirlbybay.