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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...
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Range Rover Evoque "City Evocation"
With the understanding that every person's travel experience is unique, Range Rover Evoque embarked on a creative endeavor: tell the stories of three cities via shape, color and sound. By way of thoughtful, engaging videos, NYC-based (via Australia...
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Artist Cole Sternberg's Boat Voyage from Japan to Portland
Late last year, bicoastal American painter Cole Sternberg stepped aboard a bulk shipping vessel at the Shin Kasado port in Western Japan. It was the Ultra Letizia ship's maiden voyage, headed toward Portland, Oregon. And, while the boat carried...
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Indoek's Inaugural City Guide Zine
It’s been said that Los Angeles isn’t a city so much as a collection of small towns or neighborhoods that run more or less continuously from one to the next. Just ask any Angeleno to point you to the center of town and you’ll get a range of destinations...
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Drones, Robots and an Electrified Couch: Launching Absolut Electrik
From a cultural standpoint, Absolut vodka frequently calls to mind two associations: nightlife and a history of art partnerships. To celebrate the launch of their latest limited edition bottle design (in both electric blue and silver), Absolut Electrik...
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The Broad Museum, LA
Situated directly across from Frank Gehry’s masterful Walt Disney Concert Hall lies the latest addition to LA's line-up of art institutions, The Broad (pronounced as "brode"). The 120,000-square-foot space was built from a $140 million gift by Eli...
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Swimming Pool Notebook
Inspired by LA in the 1960s, Poketo's useful Swimming Pool notebook contains 128 blank, white pages for you to scribble, doodle and write to your heart's content. Designed exclusively for the store by the brand's Poketo Studio, the notebook measures...
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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...
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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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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...
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A Perfect LA Getaway With FoundersCard
From special rates and loyalty status with airlines to preferred pricing at some of our favorite shops—not to mention preferred rates, upgrades and amenities at hotels the world over—FoundersCard offers a lot. We've been members for years and have...
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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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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...
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Portraits of Canyon Life, LA
Few places have been portrayed in films and novels in as many different ways as Los Angeles. The city can be everything from a glamorous Hollywood dream to a hippie playground to a seedy, hardboiled noir. One place where Angelenos meet is Runyon Canyon...
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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...
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Oakley In Residence: Los Angeles
by Sasha Barkans Oakley is a relatively new player in the skateboard scene, but they seem to be on a mission to let the skateboard world know that they’re here to stay. Their pro skate roster boasts some of the biggest names in skateboarding—including...
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The Sexy and the Unseen: Highlights from Paris Photo LA 2015
by The World's Best Ever History and nudes: two of the many things that photography is known for. From Guy Bourdin's vintage Polaroids culled from his personal collection, to Ralph Gibson's black and white compositions, this year's Paris Photo LA...
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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...
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New Handmade Hedley and Bennett Aprons
When thinking of aprons, two iterations often come to mind: plain, white standard culinary workwear and kitschy "kiss-the-cook" styles. It was this observation, coupled with years of Michelin-starred kitchen experience and a desire for better options...
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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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Jean Jullien's 'Poor Traits' Exhibition
by Eva Glettner French-born, NYC-based artist Jean Jullien’s first US solo show, “Poor Traits,” opens tonight at LA's HVW8 Gallery. It's already been an extremely busy year for Jullien, whose illustrations grace pages of magazines and newspapers worldwide...
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Creative Combinations from Compartés Chocolate
There's no such thing as too much chocolate. Though single origin bars are an excellent taste experience in the nuances of cocao from place to place, there's something to be said for the inventive and unexpected. Los Angeles-based Compartés Chocolate...
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Arts Recommendations from The Mirror Cube
Perhaps no one knows the music, film and art scenes better than those within them. Communities form and flourish, and engage other active creators. Highly collaborative art leads to highly connected scenes with an escalated awareness of what's working...
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