Game On!

Game On!

Who An eclectic array of guest came out for the inaugural MAK Games, a “tennis invitational” to benefit the art-and-architecture think tank the MAK Center at the Sheats Goldstein Residence, the architect John Lautner’s Modernist... Read More
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Desert By Design

Desert By Design

Some architects want their work to be admired; John Lautner wanted his to be experienced. “He designed from the inside out,” says interior designer and hotelier Tracy Beckmann. “He wanted you to feel.” Beckmann and... Read More
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Space Invader

Space Invader

For the L.A.-based painter and installation artist Sarah Cain, space is more than just physical; it’s also psychic and emotional. “I try to morph the three,” says Cain, whose site-specific works incorporate existing elements like... Read More
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"Electric Car" Director Greens Events

“Electric Car” Director Greens Events

“The greenest event is no event at all; just everybody stay at home,” says “Who Killed the Electric Car?” director Chris Paine. “But,” he adds, “I’m not a purist like that.” Paine, in fact, is... Read More
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Arts & Architecture Redux

Arts & Architecture Redux

Its pages may espouse the principles of modernism and minimalism, but in its presentation, Taschen’s Arts & Architecture, the Complete Reprint 1945-67, is as maximal as it gets – in the publisher’s standard fashion. After... Read More
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Blast Off!

Blast Off!

“Where should I put the test tubes?” asked one confused chef’s assistant. It’s not a question normally heard at a dinner party, but then again, Materials & Applications—the landscape/architecture research center in Silver Lake where... Read More
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Natural Order: Restoring John Lautner's Harpel House

Natural Order: Restoring John Lautner’s Harpel House

Mark Haddawy wasn’t born a stylish man about town, zipping through the Hollywood Hills in the 1964 Ferrari Steve McQueen used to drive, his rocker-skinny frame clad, more often than not, in Dior Homme and... Read More
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Making Waves with West Coast Style

Making Waves with West Coast Style

“OOHHH! Aahhh!” went the chorus round the P.S.1 meeting room when Ball-Nogues Studio unveiled the model of “Liquid Sky,” its winning entry in this year’s Young Architects Program competition at the Museum of Modern Art... Read More
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Auction House

Auction House

In December, among the lots in the Important 20th-Century Design auction at Wright in Chicago is a house to put them in. Four and a half years ago, Mark Haddawy, an owner of the Resurrection... Read More
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