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JULIE WOLFSON

Julie Wolfson

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...
FURNITURE
HOME DECOR
COLLABORATIONS
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
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...
FURNITURE
SHOPPING
VINTAGE
LOS ANGELES
FURNITURE DESIGN
DESIGN
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
FLAGSHIP STORES
HOME DECOR
STORES
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...
MUSIC
TOURS
DJS
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
CONCERTS
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...
DESIGN
ANIMALS
PETS
HANDMADE
DOGS
LOS ANGELES
PORTRAITS
HOME DECOR
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...
BOOKS
VINTAGE
GRAPHIC DESIGN
RETRO
BRANDING
ADVERTISING
AIRLINES
READING
AIR TRAVEL
PAN AM
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...
DESIGN
CYCLING
KICKSTARTER
HELMETS
BIKE GEAR
BIKE SAFETY
CYCLING CULTURE
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...
LOS ANGELES
STUDIO VISITS
CERAMICS
COFFEE CUPS
COFFEE BARS
POTTERS
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...
UTAH
ART INSTALLATIONS
PAINTERS
LISA SOLBERG
SNOWCATS
SUMMIT SERIES
Lisa Solberg's NIGHT RIDER
When Lisa Solberg commits to a new project, she thinks big—whether it's the size of the giant chrome panels in her "24HR Psychic" show, the large tree trunks in "Cry Wolf," or floor-to-ceiling insulation panels for "Stalker." Now, she's taken big...
FASHION
EXHIBITIONS
MEXICO
MEXICO CITY
ARTISANS
HEATH CERAMICS
CARLA FERNáNDEZ
TEXTILE ARTS
Carla Fernández: Design Culture Mexico at Heath Ceramics
Based in Mexico City, fashion designer Carla Fernández travels through Mexico seeking the most talented regional artisans; she creates new designs that honor traditional fabrications in each region. This has given Fernández a reputation as a champion...
ART
CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES
ARTISTS
STUDIO VISITS
PORCELAIN
CERAMICS
VASES
HEATH CERAMICS
Studio Visit: Adam Silverman
Visiting ceramicist Adam Silverman's studio, we spy the artist surveying the vastness of his new space in Glendale, California. A large ceramic egg-shaped piece—glazed with a white crackled surface akin to barnacles—sits next to a smaller one the color...
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