DEX Studio’s Glen Bell Transcends Residential Architecture With “The Keeshen”

In the last two decades, DEX Studio’s Glen Bell has made an incomparable mark throughout Southern California with properties that animate and examine the relationship between the built form and surrounding community.  Evidenced in the careful attention to craftsmanship and the studio’s progressive vision, Bell has consistently created environments that translate warmth and humanity along a contemporary continuum. This is exemplified to perfection in “The Keeshen Residence” in Mar Vista, highlighting warm, modern design with indoor-outdoor living.

Originally built as a nondescript, single-story home that limited views and visual interest, Bell added a second story and re-oriented the home entirely to take advantage of the stunning views stretching out to the Hollywood Sign. By doing so, Bell designed a home that engages with the family-friendly street, creating a plethora of opportunities for entertaining.

Using DEX Studio’s signature visual language of texture and natural materials, the home provides an open but idiosyncratic feel that stimulates the senses. The firm’s esteemed wood features on the façade run the height of the first and second stories; this feature carries over into the interior of the house where it serves as a screening device for the stairs and a dividing feature between the public and private spaces.

To focus on indoor-outdoor living, the first floor has a strong connection to both the front and backyards reinforced by large surface, mounted sliding doors and highly considered material selections. To further blur the lines between exterior and interior, Bell used redwood cladding on the underside of the exterior roof overhangs as well as on the interior ceiling finish of select rooms including the living room and master bedroom.

“The Keeshen” is set back from the street by elevated landscaping and series of poured concrete steps that lead to a decked landing and the front door. A large surface mounted slider flanks the front door, which when opened to the deck, allows a guest to travel seamlessly between the interior living room and the outdoor seating area. From the rear portion of the home, the sunken family/dining room connects to the backyard hardscape and pool via an oversized surface mounted slider and floor-to-ceiling window system. To further strengthen the indoor-outdoor connection, poured concrete was used for the hardscape and pool surrounding as well as the family/dining room flooring. The exterior also includes drought-tolerant landscaping, custom designed redwood fence, poured in-place fire pit, and a vertical succulent garden.

From a design standpoint, “The Keeshen” demonstrates DEX’s reputable use of texture and natural materials to express an honesty and quality through their imperfect attributes; the result is a home that feels warm, inviting, and undeniably modern.

Nice Shoes Brings Internationally-Acclaimed Editor Rami D’Aguiar to North America

Award-winning editor Rami D’Aguiar has signed with leading studio Nice Shoes, augmenting a growing roster of creative directors, editors, VFX artists, and colorists. D’Aguiar has collaborated with agencies and top directors from all over the globe, cutting epic campaigns for brands such as Mitsubishi, Pepsi, Fiat, and Heineken amongst many others.

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D’Aguiar’s work often takes brands through cinematic scenarios, which is especially true in the editor’s repeat collaborations with agency Africa and director Vellas for Mitsubishi, including a battle where warriors from throughout the ages attempt to thwart a Mitsubishi L200 Triton; an astronaut who mistakes an Outlander for a space shuttle; and a post-apocalyptic survivor who comfortably ambles through a hellish landscape in his car to find the best burger in town.

D’Aguiar comes to Nice Shoes through the efforts of the studio’s Executive Producer, Development, TJ Sponzo, who has had a focus on curating talent from around the globe, adding a variety of complementary artists so that Nice Shoes can present clients with the perfect custom team for any project.

“Rami has an infectious passion for commercial storytelling,” said Sponzo. “Whether he has a few minutes or 30 seconds of your time, he’s so skilled at crafting a story within a limited time frame, but at a massive scale. His enthusiasm shines through in every project he touches.”

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Lucky Post and The Richards Group “Bring It Home, Daddy” for TGI Fridays Meat-Lovers

Juicy ribs cascade onto a plate and get saucy in “Bring It Home, Daddy” TGI Fridays ode to music videos and meat lovers. Trust us, that venn diagram has a lot of cross-over. Lucky Post went all in with The Richards Group for this fresh jam to #DemandBiggerRibs.

According to The Richards Group Creative Director Chuck Schiller, “We simply wanted people to remember they can bring Fridays Big Ribs home. That song will not leave your brain once you’ve heard it. So, we had some fun and as we hoped, to-go sales went up.”

Eleven Mixer Ben Freer Pays Homage To Family Tradition In Whirpool’s New Commercial Campaign
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Eleven Mixer Ben Freer pays homage to family tradition in Whirpool’s new commercial campaign, centered around a tight-knit family coming together for a cozy feast. The spot celebrates togetherness and the power of unconditional love, driving Whirpool’s mission of providing “every day, care.”

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Timber & Mischief Join Forces For West Coast Representation

Award-winning visual effects house Timber is thrilled to join forces with Mischief’s Becky Jungmann for representation on the West Coast.

Becky Jungmann brings extensive knowledge and experience to Timber as a Sales Rep with fifteen years under her belt, starting at MJZ and honing her sales skills at Anonymous Content shortly after. Jungmann then took on the role of Head of Sales at Station Film in 2010, where she was instrumental in building the brand and the roster for six years. In 2016, Becky decided to open her own company, Mischief, a commercial representation firm based in Los Angeles and serving the advertising industry.

“As a seasoned rep with a genuine enthusiasm, we couldn’t be happier to have Mischief on board in this partnership,” shares Timber Executive Producer Sabrina Elizondo. “In our collaboration with Becky’s incredible relationships and knowledge of the industry, we are excited to take Timber to the next level."

"I am beyond excited to be working with Timber!  It is inspiring to work with such a highly creative and talented team, with Founders Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau at the helm,” says Jungmann. “On top of that, Sabrina Elizondo is a dream of an EP to have as a wing-woman.  In addition to sharing the same work ethic, we have a true simpatico in how we approach the business.  Looking forward to making great work with Timber.”