Artist Bosco Sodi's "Malpaís"
Inhabiting a building that was recently a boutique and is now a temporary exhibition space, Bosco Sodi’s work transforms the light-filled space into an otherworldly place. Greeting us at the door, Sodi looks around at the organic forms as if seeing...
Interview: Singer/Songwriter Julien Baker at Outside Lands
Julien Baker took the stage on a chilly August day in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. She walked out on the huge stage alone with her hollow-body Telecaster and played her first notes. The usually rowdy Outside Lands festival crowd stood quietly...
COUNTER CULTURE COFFEE LOS ANGELES
Counter Culture Coffee, Los Angeles
Coffee bars of every size and shape are opening around the globe at breakneck speed, many of which emphasize novelty elements like 3D animals crafted in cappuccinos. Counter Culture Coffee, however, has taken a different approach in the face of its...
Photographer Andy Summers' "The Bones of Chuang Tzu"
China keeps calling to Andy Summers, and when he travels there he has his trusty Leica M Monochrome at the ready to capture his outsider views of a culture he finds deep and sophisticated. “It's just like music. My own poetic vision of China...
11 Howard Hotel, NYC
Located in NYC's SoHo, boutique hotel 11 Howard eschews gimmicks and over-the-top glitz for a timeless Danish minimalist aesthetic. The space feels entirely part of NYC and, at the same time, a world away from the city's ceaseless pulse. Visitors...
In 2012, the Pergamino coffee bar in the upscale El Poblado neighborhood of Medellín, Colombia was one of our favorite finds in this vibrant city. Now Pergamino is available in North America through their online store, making it possible to order...
'Reigning Men' at LACMA
Currently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), rain pours down inside and men fill the galleries. On the first floor of BCAM, Random International’s Rain Room continues its global frenzy and naturally become one of LA’s most popular...
LAKE STREET DIVE
Interview: Drummer Mike Calabrese of Lake Street Dive
Wearing his signature bandana headband, Lake Street Dive’s drummer Mike Calabrese keeps the beat and the energy going on stage at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. The sold-out crowd is more than game to sing along with the band. Moments later, they...
Harper Macaw Chocolate
Entering the burgeoning world of artisanal chocolate with a flourish, Harper Macaw's Washington, DC-made bars capture attention with their kaleidoscopic packaging. We were enticed to open the crisp, colorful boxes but ultimately more pleased to...
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OLYMPIA COFFEE ROASTERS
The Wheelhouse, Downtown Los Angeles
Tami and Chase Spenst wanted to build a one-stop shop for the everyday bicycle rider. After finding a space in the heart of Los Angeles' creative community, they designed a warm and approachable indoor/outdoor space (with a service center and coffee...
Tile Makes The Room: Good Design from Heath Ceramics
When Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic of Heath Ceramics set out to write a book celebrating the art and craft of tile, they looked for inspirational examples close to home and around the world. The result, “Tile Makes the Room," is filled with...
Interview: Photographer Sophie Bramly on "Walk This Way"
Walking through Paramount Pictures Studios during the Paris Photo show in Los Angeles earlier this spring revealed photography both vintage and new, as well as literal and abstract. Tucked into a corner of "New York Street" backlot, specialty bookshop...
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Hedley & Bennett's Los Angeles HQ
Ellen Bennett—founder of Hedley & Bennett —loves the feeling of being airborne: she flies around the world making appearances and attending food events, and is often photographed jumping with exuberance. Now, at her brand new headquarters, Bennett...
Verve Coffee's New West Hollywood Space
In Santa Cruz, beach-goers, surfers and mountain bikers frequent Verve Coffee Roasters' popular cafes. Verve’s mission to source relationship-based direct trade coffees, paired with friendly and approachable customer service, has made them...
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GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
Stone & Cloth's Summit Collection
Inspired by vintage mountaineering and travel bags with the modern day customer in mind, Stone & Cloth has re-imagined their their line of bags for their new Summit Collection—which launches on Kickstarter today. Now—in addition to the backpacks...
GastroMagic at Outside Lands, SF
In its eighth year, SF's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park has grown to be a weekend that celebrates music, comedy, art, design and conservation—along with food and drink. This year Django Django, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and...
Mariana Fernandes for Dear DTLA at Ace, Los Angeles
When LA-based artist Brian Roettinger was tasked to create a billboard design at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the result sent a bold message. His “NEVER ODD NOR EVEN” design, with a white angled font on a bright red background, hung powerful...
Mama Shelter, Los Angeles
On a recent Friday night at the new Mama Shelter boutique hotel on Los Angeles, DJ Kurse was playing a set for locals and hotel guests. A family had gathered to celebrate a 72nd birthday and the giant foosball table was being carefully picked up and...
REVISIT + Erickson Woodworking: The Langhorne Stool
During Robert Erickson’s last year of college, an article about an Appalachian chair-maker piqued his interest. Deciding to explore the world of the handmade, he would move from Nebraska to California but ultimately his work as a furniture-maker...
Lawson-Fenning's Melrose Marketplace
Facing a sweeping northern view of the Hollywood Hills, the new 9,500 square foot Lawson-Fenning flagship houses Glenn Lawson and Grant Fenning’s growing collection of vintage and contemporary designs. Throughout the day, light streams through the...
Interview: DJ Alex Graham
Alex Graham grew up on the island of Maui and spent the summers in the San Francisco Bay Area with his father Bill Graham, the most influential rock promoter of the 1960s, '70s and '80s. In 1991, when Alex Graham was 13 years old, his father died in...
Hyla Frank’s Pet Sketch Pillows
Back in February, LA-based textile artist Hyla Frank was trying to help a friend feel better about moving to a new apartment without her dogs. So she pulled out some of her favorite Belgian linen and got to work: hand- and machine-stitching the...
Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975
In his new book, "Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975," Matthias C. Hühne captures the grandeur of travel in an era when passengers dressed up for their journeys. The large-format book features airplanes, world destinations, animals, flags and events...
Thousand Bike Helmets
Not everybody wants to wear a sleek, webbed bike helmet like pro riders. For many, that sporty design doesn't match their brand of everyday biking: running errands, grabbing groceries or cruising around the neighborhood. Gloria Hwang aims to overcome...
Studio Visit: Ben Medansky's New Digs
Just a few blocks south of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, ceramicist Ben Medansky rolls through his studio on a skateboard. Medansky—after outgrowing his original workspace—has a new 3,000 square foot home that has space for a gallery, office, work...