Update From The Edit Suite

We survived the holidays and are back in full swing here at Coast Modern. We want to thank everyone who has purchased one of our lovely posters, the response has been incredible and the support is greatly appreciated. As some of you may know, we undertook the daunting task of reshooting everything in glorious HD last summer and we’re almost there. We decided the film should look great for at least the next 20 years! We had an incredible shoot in Portland before Christmas and are working to wrap up some outstanding bits left in Vancouver and Los Angeles. We want to thank everyone for their patience, support and enthusiasm for our film, we promise it will be worth the wait.

All the best from team CoMo.

Schindler Masterpiece For Rent

CoMo pal Joe DeMarie in Los Angeles has Studio 2 of Rudolf Schindler’s 1941 Bubeshko Apartments in Silverlake up for rent. We visited Joe at the complex and were truly blown away by the quality of light and sense of tranquility in these spaces.



One of the most the most beautiful LIVING /WORK spaces in all of Silver Lake is available for showing.

Garnering world acclaim, this masterpiece building was featured in the MOCA Schindler Retrospective. One of the architect’s best-known multi-family designs. The Bubeshko Apartments have been immaculately restored to near original condition.

Dwell and/or work in this one-of-a-kind living artwork and LA landmark in the heart of Silverlake and one of the most intact/original of Schindler’s works. A time-capsule to 1941 modernism and yet a timeless work of art.

• Private Terrace
• Mountain/Canyon/Sunset Views
• Designer appliances — d/w (Ashko), gas range (Bosch), fridge (Fisher-Paykel), disposal, A/C
• Beautiful soffit lighting throughout
• Spectacular natural lighting/sunsets
• Built-in closets/cabinets
• Private garage parking / storage
• Ivanhoe School District
• Walking distance to Gelson’s, Trader Joe’s, Sunset Junction, Silver Lake Farmer’s Market (Saturdays)

Email Joe for more info, or learn more here.

Twenty + Change

Our friends down at the Charles H. Scott Gallery are launching a new show that runs August 13 to September 3 at their excellent gallery on Granville Island. Do stop in to check the current crop of emerging Canadian architects, landscape designers and urban planners. Keep an eye out for CoMo pal Greg Bellerby’s book West Coast Residential for sale in their excellent bookshop.

BUILD Poster

Understated Coast Modern stunner designed by BUILD. Michael C. Place and his keen sense of detail, proportion and colour puts Pantone PMS 806 to work. Spanning the coast from Vancouver to Los Angeles, this slice of design heaven will jump off any wall. Printed masterfully in Vancouver on 100lb Topkote by our friends at Metropolitan Printers, this one won’t last long. Both posters are available in our web shop. Also check Build’s excellent blog.

Limited to 100 prints.

33 1/8″ x 23 7/16″

Buy now.

Coast Modern Poster

Original artwork and poster design from Byron O’Neill—mixed and pulled by master printer Matt Mayer and team over at JDK. This beautiful handmade piece contains elements from our graphics platform Byron designed for the film. The look of this poster speaks volumes to the film’s spirit.

The first five will be released at Vancouver Special’s Party for Architects on May 6, 2010.

Hand numbered by the artist limited run of 200.
Dimensions: 23 15/16″ x 18″

Buy now.

Party for Architects

We’ve been invited to Vancouver Special’s Party for Architects Thursday May 6, 2010. Drop by for a couple of drinks and some design love. We’ll be previewing a special LA only film trailer shot 3 weeks ago along with some of our beautiful new posters. Poster details to follow, we think you’ll be impressed. Spring time + Vancouver Special + CoMo is better than a kick in the pants. Hope to see you there.


We connected with one of the most inspiring branding agencies in North America to design the Coast Modern identity and graphics platform. With offices in Vermont, NYC and Portland Oregon Jager Di Paola Kemp Design continually raise the bar for graphic communications across a wide range of applications. If you’re alive and on planet earth, chances are you’ve come in contact with some of JDK’s groundbreaking design work. These guys are some of the true creators of our times and it’s an honour to have them in our corner.

Our project, lead by the talented Byron O’Neill, Erica Danford and Steve Francisco, has a lovely hand crafted look that can work across all of our Coast Modern brand touch points. Some photos from JDK’s silkscreen studio in Vermont with master printer Matt Mayer and team working on our limited run posters available in our online shop.

Bombast Vancouver

Had another incredible interview session with Vancouver furniture maverick Russell Baker at Bombast Furniture in Vancouver. The man is always 7 steps ahead of the curve. If you’re in Vancouver, check out his excellent retail space next to Ming Wo on the edge of Vancouver’s Chinatown. His art collection is worth the trip alone. Check Gary Lee-Nova’s original “Columbia Vista Vision” from 1968 on the wall. This piece showcases Vancouver’s incredible physcadelic past and Russell’s deep understanding of Vancouver’s art, design & architecture scenes. Here’s a map, tell Russell Coast Modern sent you!

Gordon Smith House II

What can we say, we managed to visit Gordon in his Erickson masterpiece in West Vancouver. What an incredible design on a magnificent lot. Gordon has had to paint the house much to Erickson’s chagrin in order to preserve the cedar. We love the original cedar of course but this green is actually quite excellent. If anyone could mix an appropriate colour to paint this house it’s Gordon Smith!