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STYLE
The Elder Statesman's First Retail Store Opens in LA
After seven and a half years in business, picking up the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award along the way, The Elder Statesman has finally opened its first brick and mortar store in its hometown of Los Angeles. Founder Greg Chait—recognizable by...
CULTURE
Henry Wolfe: Encino
Three years have brought out a weathered yet spirited side of Henry Wolfe. While the musician's debut LP Linda Vista (2011) was straightforward, almost too gentle even, with its conventional instrumentation and approach, the two original songs on...
CULTURE
Cry Wolf by Lisa Solberg
LA-based Lisa Solberg paints with bold colorful strokes that convey elements of mystery that evoke an otherworldly spirituality. Her large-scale works reveal passion and intensity through layers upon layers of paint. After the success of her fishbowl...
DESIGN
Warby Parker, Venice
Though the Venice boardwalk may once have been the place to see the eclectic beach town, Abbot Kinney Boulevard has become the go-to destination for shopping and eating, making it the perfect location for Warby Parker’s first free-standing shop...
FOOD-DRINK
Brazilian Sweet Treats by Simply Brigadeiro
by Eva Glettner Even though she has spent many years in Los Angeles, Sabrina Pires Kahn's Brazilian roots are deeper than just her Portuguese-tinged English. In fact, Pires Kahn is on a mission to bring brigadeiros—Brazil’s most loved confections...
FOOD-DRINK
Willy B’s Raw and Fermented Hot Sauce
Growing up in a macrobiotic house can lead to both positive and negative reactions from the kids. On the plus side, Willy Barling of Willy B’s understood from a young age that his family prized eating fresh, healthy foods. (Barling also admits that...
CULTURE
Nightmare and the Cat + Gary Baseman
When artist Gary Baseman was asked to collaborate on the album cover art for the band Nightmare and the Cat, he did more than art direct the band’s photo shoot, captured within his interactive museum exhibition "The Door is Always Open" at the Skirball...
FOOD-DRINK
Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing and Living Well
Hayden Slater, Carly de Castro and Hedi Gores are the founders of Pressed Juicery, an idea they had in 2010 that was grounded in a simple belief: in order to live well and feel healthy, people need to be armed with a set of tools that are simple...
STYLE
Zuzii Rethinks Kids' Shoes
From fortune cookie booties to crochet loafers, baby shoes incite a lot of cooing and "aww"-ing—but these designs from LA-based Zuzii just might have you turning green with envy and wishing you were a few decades younger. The company is made up of...
CULTURE
Robert Vargas Paints the Faces of Downtown LA
Large almond-shaped eyes peek out from the corner of 9th and Flower in downtown Los Angeles. The big, black and white painting—dotted with a glamorous beaded headpiece—watches over the busy intersection near FIDM. The painter Robert Vargas created...
DESIGN
Scandinavian Design at Austere, Downtown Los Angeles
It was an old auto showroom sitting empty at 9th Avenue and Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles, but as soon as brand consultant Fredrik Carlström—who originally hails from Sweden and now lives in New York—laid his eyes on it, he quickly knew it...
TRAVEL
The Line Hotel, Los Angeles
The large arrow-shaped sign on Wilshire Boulevard reads “caFe…free wifi” and points visitors directly to the door of a coffee shop serving habanero mochas and red bean buns. Next to the valet, a bike-rack filled with Linus bicycles sits waiting for...
CULTURE
Live Fast Mag's First Annual Print Issue
Vivianne Lapointe isn't only a CH contributor, but happens to be the founder of LA-based website Live Fast Mag. Over the past few years, Lapointe has gathered many different voices to cover the focus topics of fashion, art, sex and travel (hence...
CULTURE
Michael Jang's Vintage Family Photos
While SF-based photographer Michael Jang has taken famous black-and-white shots of Jimi Hendrix, Ronald Reagan and David Bowie, he's become well-known for doing what people do everyday all over the world: taking photos of their family. Jang began...
CULTURE
John Knuth's Fly Paintings
To create the paintings for his "Master Plan" series (on show now at Chicago's Andrew Rafacz Gallery), LA-based artist John Knuth feeds a mixture of sugar and watercolor paint to hundreds of thousands of common houseflies. As the flies eat, they...
DESIGN
Ilan Dei Venice: The Cruiser Collection
Based in Venice, California, Ilan Dei perfectly captures the region's quintessential laid-back, communal atmosphere with his outdoor furniture. The studio's latest line, just in time for summer, offers four new pieces inspired by Hot Rod culture...
CULTURE
Gallery ALL, Los Angeles
The impact of Ai Weiwei’s conceptual works has been immensely responsible for the growing understanding of his personal plight—and that of other artists—in a censored society. Even in these circumstances, artists and designers in China continue to...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Building Block
The paradox of a minimalist black bag is the difficulty of making it distinguishable and memorable. However, Kimberly and Nancy Wu—the two sisters behind the young brand Building Block—have no trouble with this. For the past three years, the LA-based...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA
The spending habits of younger consumers have changed drastically in recent years—especially when it comes to large purchases like cars and real estate. Whether due to economic forces or shifting social norms (or a combination of both), companies...
STYLE
RENVI Jewelry
by Dominic Blackwell-Cooper In a city dominated by mass production and fast fashion, it’s always a treat to find a company boasting handmade pieces and limited runs. LA-based designer Morgan Cleary prides herself on just these things. Her line RENVI...
STYLE
Commodity's Fragrance Fitting Kit
Sleekly and simply packaged, Commodity’s collection of handcrafted, small-batch fragrances for men and women offer an opportunity to find one’s signature scent far away from the beauty counter. Adapting a Warby Parker-like model, the LA-based brand...
CULTURE
Dan Gluibizzi: Between Friends
Sex, bongs and the internet—these are the motifs explored in the watercolors of Portland-via-New York artist and Tumblr addict Dan Gluibizzi (pronounced "glue-busy"). Opening tomorrow, 1 March 2014, at LA's Kopeikin Gallery, Gluibizzi's solo exhibition...
CULTURE
Interview: Peanut Butter Wolf
In 1996, Chris Manak—aka Peanut Butter Wolf—self-released "My Wold Premier," a collaborative effort between him and his partner and close friend Charizma, who died three years previous in a carjacking. The release was deeply personal and marked the...
TECH
AIAIAI + Stones Throw: TMA-1
Collaborations between like-minded creators often produce the best results, when the combination is just right. Luckily the team at Copenhagen's "no bullshit" audio design company AIAIAI and Los Angeles independent record label Stones Throw (known...
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