Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2014

Dwell on Design is a design conference, which was held in Los Angeles on June 20-22, 2014 this year. The show is curated by the editors at Dwell Magazine and includes discussions, programs, speakers and exhibitions of interior design and products. Home technology products were also showcased. Dwell on Design calls itself the largest design event in the United States. The Steam Showers Inc team would like to share some photos from the show in this blog post.

Dwell Magazine is a publication about home design and architecture that integrates design into everyday life. Dwell aims to feature designs that are actually lived in and comfortable. Amanda Dameron is the Editor in Chief of Dwell Magazine.

This post features some of our favorite pictures from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2014. It was definitely hard to come up with just seven favorites because there was just so much to see at this show. Showcased items varied from modern strollers, stylish vases, silent bathroom fans, vintage recreational vehicles and more.

Glass Blue Bathroom Vanity

This stainless steel sink is built out of a metal frame and a light box. The light and the blue glass create a blue hue for a very modernistic feel in the bathroom. What will be next, a green shower? We feel like this design calls for a dance party in the bathroom.

Custom Lighting from Modshop

The Sputnik Table Lamp from Modshop creates a warm, dimmed light in this photo. Modshops’s website explains this 27” tall piece was inspired by the Space Race between Russia and America. Modshop is a custom furniture company, previously known as Room Service. Modshop’s pieces are designed by husband and wife team John and Taryn Bernard.

Bathroom Faucets Sonoma Forge

In this photo you can see the beautiful metal-work in these faucets from Sonoma Forge, headquartered in Petaluma, California. Sonoma Forge specializes in luxurious, designer faucets featuring beautiful metal.

Shades of Green Landscape Architecture Barnacles

Shades of Green Landscape Architecture installed this colorful display of live plants outside of the outdoor design section. The sustainable landscaping company works out of Sausalito, California.

Bathroom Vanity Lacava

We can’t get enough of the Lacava booth at Dwell on Design. This photo shows a booth wall featuring a bathroom vanity and stylish bathroom décor.

Bathroom Tile AlysEdwards

AlysEdwards Tile & Stone displayed these amazing tiles in their booth. The company launched in 2008 and its signature pink lips can be seen everywhere, including in a candy bowl and a pink lips chair.

Brizo Bathtub Fillers

We hope you’ve enjoyed this recap, and we’re looking forward to next year’s conference. Let us know which of the above are your favorite photos from the show!

Enjoy the music of the band The National at a NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert on Youtube. Watch the video below and enjoy these soothing tunes while sitting in the steam shower.


For the month of June, we would like to share the novel The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. You may have heard of the feature motion picture based on the novel, which premiered on June 6, 2014. This is a great title for reading while soaking in a walk in bathtub.

The Fault in Our Stars, published in January of 2012, was written by author and Internet personality John Green. John Green is a Printz Medal winner, co-founder of the online community named Nerdfighters and a New York Times bestselling author. The Nerdfigthers community works together online on fundraising projects for charity. John Green also creates educational videos for the online publication Mental Floss.

John Green went to preparatory school as a teenager and graduated in English and Religious Studies from Kenyon College. His young adult fiction novels deal with young people, their coming to age stories and their struggles in life. The Fault in Our Stars is about the narrator, 16-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster, who has cancer and walks with an oxygen tank. At a cancer support group for young people, her friend Isaac introduces her to 17-year-old Augustus Waters. Hazel and Augustus become friends and eventually travel to Amsterdam together to meet the author of Hazel’s favorite book, An Imperial Affliction.

Interesting Facts

The title of the book is adapted from a Shakespearean quote found in Julius Caesar: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves…” The quote is mentioned by the characters in the book as well.

John Green was inspired to write this book while working as a student chaplain at a hospital. While there, he interacted with children with cancer.

Fox produced the movie which premiered on June 6, 2014. The film was directed by Josh Boone and stars Ansel Elgort as Augustus Waters and Shailene Woodley as Hazel Lancaster.

Our Favorite Quotes from The Fault in Our Stars

“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

“Because you are beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence.”

“The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people noticing things, paying attention.”

More Like The Fault in Our Stars

If you enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars, you can check out John Green’s other novels, including Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns and An Abundance of Katherines. Similar novels include The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews.

Let us know what you think about The Fault in Our Stars while you read this month’s book to read in the tub.