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JULIE WOLFSON

Julie Wolfson

SHINOLA
DETROIT
DESIGN
AMERICAN MADE
MADE IN USA
JEWELRY
WATCHES
ACCESSORIES
PAMELA LOVE
Shinola's Jewelry and Watches for Women
Although women have been buying and wearing Shinola's watches for years, not long ago, head designer Daniel Caudill and the Shinola team decided it was time to create thoughtfully designed, high-quality accessories especially for women. “We noticed...
GLOVES
ACCESSORIES
CYCLING
RIDING
CICYCLES
LEATHER
LIMITED EDITION
LOS ANGELES
Thousand's 1970s-Style Gloves
When Thousand founder Gloria Hwang lived in Austin, she would frequent the FrankenBike swap-meet to find parts for the vintage bikes she was building. There she met a guy that the cycling enthusiasts fondly called "new old stock guy," who sold...
INSTANT GALLERY
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHS
CHARITY
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS
INSTAGRAM
SOCIAL MEDIA
INSTANT Gallery
Photographer Alan Gastelum remembers feeling a sense of frustration with the consuming power of social media. Instead of shying away from it, he began to search for a way to create further meaning from the interaction. He wanted to showcase his...
LEVIS
LEVIS MADE AND CRAFTED
OFF WHITE
COLLABORATIONS
DENIM
CLOTHING
APPAREL
VIRGIL ABLOH
JEANS
Levi’s Made & Crafted + OFF-WHITE c/o Virgil Abloh Collection
A new collaboration brings together the iconic American denim company Levi’s with Virgil Abloh, founder of Off-White—a brand with the mission to create elevated streetwear. For this impressive capsule collection, Abloh collaborated closely with...
CERAMICS
DESIGN
STUDIO VISITS
DECOR
HOME DECOR
HANDMADE
LOS ANGELES
ECHO PARK
PKK CERAMICS
Studio Visit: Phill Kiho Kim's PKK Ceramics
When we visit ceramic artist Phill Kiho Kim's PKK Ceramics Echo Park studio, he explains how his obsession with coffee led him to ceramics, then coffee and back to ceramics. The culmination of Kim's passions manifested when he combined the two, most...
VITICOLE
WINE
BRIAN MCCLINTIC
WINE CLUBS
SOCIAL MEDIA
SOMMELIERS
MORTONS STEAK HOUSE
LES MARCHANDS
Viticole Wine Club
For the last few months, master sommelier Brian McClintic has been making his wine recommendations available through a new project he calls Viticole, the French word for wine-growing. Until now these wines have been solely offered through...
BLUE BOTTLE
BLUE BOTTLE PERFECTLY GROUND
COFFEE
PREGROUND COFFEE
COFFEE BY THE CUP
JAMES FREEMAN
Blue Bottle Perfectly Ground
On a sunny day in Los Angeles, Blue Bottle founder James Freeman sits at a table near a window in his bustling, light-filled cafe. Following up on an intriguing invitation to drink coffee together, we sit down and he pulls out a box of white packets...
BOSCO SODI
LOS ANGELES
EXHIBITIONS
INTERVIEWS
MATTHEW SCHUM
INSTALLATIONS
PAINTINGS
SCULPTURES
ART
ARTISTS
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...
OUTSIDE LANDS
JULIEN BAKER
SONGWRITING
SF
SAN FRANCISCO
FESTIVALS
CONCERTS
SPRAINED ANKLE
MEMPHIS
SONGWRITERS
SINGERS
INTERVIEWS
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
LA
COFFEE
COUNTER CULTURE
COFFEE CULTURE
EDUCATION
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...
ANDY SUMMERS
LEICA GALLERY
PHOTOGRAPHS
PHOTOGRAPHY
LOS ANGELES
MUSICIANS
CHINA
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
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...
HOTELS
NYC
NEW YORK
11 HOWARD
DANISH
DESIGN
MINIMALISM
SOCIAL AWARENESS
BOUTIQUE HOTELS
ACCOMODATIONS
LODGING
DESIGN HOTELS
ABY ROSEN
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...
COFFEE
COFFEE BEANS
PERGAMINO COFFEE
COLOMBIAN
MEDELLIN
Pergamino Coffee
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...
LACMA
MENSWEAR
COMMUNE DESIGN
MENS FASHION
RUDI GERNREICH
EXHIBITIONS
FASHION HISTORY
LOS ANGELES
'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...
INTERVIEWS
MUSICIANS
LAKE STREET DIVE
NONESUCH
CREATIVE PROCESSES
SONG WRITING
SOUL MUSIC
NEW ALBUMS
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...
CHOCOLATE
BRAZILIAN CHOCOLATE
PACKAGING
RAINFOREST ALLIANCE
ETHICAL CHOCOLATE
RAINFOREST PROTECTION
CACAO
BRAND DESIGN
ARTISANAL CHOCOLATE
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...
BIKES
CYCLING
COFFEE
BICYCLES
LOS ANGELES
CAFES
DTLA
MADE IN USA
OLYMPIA COFFEE ROASTERS
BIKE ACCESSORIES
BIKE SHOPS
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...
BOOKS
HEATH CERAMICS
TILING
INTERIORS
DESIGN
DECOR
TILES
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...
PHOTO BOOKS
INTERVIEWS
RAP
HIP HOP
BEASTIE BOYS
AFRIKA BAMBAATAA
RICK RUBIN
PHOTOGRAPHY
VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY
ARCHIVES
80S
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...
DESIGN
INTERIORS
LOS ANGELES
OFFICES
INTERIOR DESIGN
HQ
INTERVIEWS
MADE IN AMERICA
WORKSPACES
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...
COFFEE
CAFES
DESIGN
INTERIOR DESIGN
DECOR
INTERIORS
COMMUNE DESIGN
VERVE COFFEE
LOS ANGELES
HOLLYWOOD
LA
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...
BAGS
BACKPACKS
KICKSTARTER
LOS ANGELES
CHARITY
EDUCATION
MADE IN USA
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
SOCIAL BUSINESSES
TOTE BAGS
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
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...
SAN FRANCISCO
GASTROMAGIC
OUTSIDE LANDS
MUSIC FESTIVALS
FESTIVALS
FOOD
DAN DEACON
INTERACTIVE
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...
HOTELS
LA
DTLA
DESIGN
ART
ACCOMMODATION
THE ACE
PUBLIC ART
BILLBOARDS
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...
TRAVEL
MAMA SHELTER
LOS ANGELES
CALIFORNIA
HOTELS
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...
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