Gary Baseman Collaborates with Coach for Spring 2015

Gary Baseman Collaborates with Coach for Spring 2015

During Coach’s heyday in the 1970s and ’80s, the C might as well have stood for “classic” or “collegiate.” But Stuart Vevers, Coach’s new creative director, has a decidedly different agenda for the brand: “Making the normal fantastically normal” is how he describes it. For spring, C stands for “cartoonish,” or “cultish.” Putting together his... More
Cameron, Witch of the Art World

Cameron, Witch of the Art World

Pale and slender, she is wrapped in a black and white shawl that once belonged to Rudolph Valentino, a Spanish comb fanning out from her fiery red hair. Slowly, she lifts the long, fringed lashes framing her blue eyes and fixes her liquid gaze on the camera. She extends her hand and opens her palm... More
Videre Licet: Furniture Glam Enough for Hollywood

Videre Licet: Furniture Glam Enough for Hollywood

President Obama sits behind a custom walnut desk of their design in his private study, and François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek’s Paris apartment is illuminated by their light boxes, but until now, the design partnership of Daniele Albright and Stefan Lawrence fell under the auspices of Twentieth, Lawrence’s contemporary furniture showroom in Los Angeles. Now,... More
"Veils" Celebrates the Art of the Obscured

“Veils” Celebrates the Art of the Obscured

As its name suggests, “Veils” — a 40-artist group exhibition opening Saturday in the West Adams neighborhood of L.A. — offers interpretations of the physical act of concealment. But the show’s curators, Jhordan Dahl and Ariana Papademetropoulos, also made a point to stretch the concept, exploring ideas about public personas and the occult. The works... More
Cosmic L.A. Style: Coryander Friend and Parachute Market

Cosmic L.A. Style: Coryander Friend and Parachute Market

Spring is in the air, and this weekend Parachute Market is celebrating the season with “Let There Be Light,” the third installment of this curated design fair. The brainchild of set designer and vintage dealer Coryander Friend < http://coryander.com/> , Parachute aims to bring an aesthetic cohesion to the popular pop-up market format that extends... More
Tune In, Try On: L.A.'s Psychedelic Sixties Boutiques

Tune In, Try On: L.A.’s Psychedelic Sixties Boutiques

San Francisco might own 1967’s Summer of Love, but L.A.’s trippy season went on long after that – just like its eternal sunshine. The late ‘60s here saw love-ins in Elysian Park, acid tests in Watts (presided over by Merry Prankster Ken Kesey himself), and an explosion of Hollywood nightclubs such as The Trip, The... More
"The Mothership" Lands in Downtown Los Angeles

“The Mothership” Lands in Downtown Los Angeles

Currently eight and a half months pregnant with her first child, the artist and curator Carly Jo Morgan has been exploring themes of motherhood since long before her own was imminent. Years ago, she designed a tribal-futurist “Mothership” collection for her jewelry line, All for the Mountain, that led to a commission from Sonia Rykiel.... More
Something in the Air

Something in the Air

To some, art smells like nothing so much as money, but in Los Angeles these days there’s a distinctly sweeter scent wafting through the halls of culture: perfume. Thanks to the rise of a California–based artisanal-fragrance movement, perfume is becoming a dynamic new medium for artistic collaborations. Standing squarely at this intersection is the –Institute... More
Seeing the Light at Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Seeing the Light at Kayne Griffin Corcoran

As a full moon rose over the courtyard at Kayne Griffin Corcoran’s new home on La Brea Avenue last Thursday, guests joked that James Turrell must have ordered it for the occasion. They weren’t that far off: The L.A.-born Light and Space pioneer, who is the subject of the inaugural exhibition, did design the green... More
Now Reopening: Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum

Now Reopening: Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum

While the decade-long renovation of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum left some grumbling about delays and costs, the weekend’s grand reopening, counted down on a huge digital clock on the neo-Gothic building’s facade, couldn’t have come at a more fitting moment. In just a few weeks, the Netherlands’ Queen Beatrix will turn the throne over to her son... More
Highland Fling

Highland Fling

With its elegant, Commune-designed interiors and fresh, market-driven cuisine, the restaurant Ammo has been luring art world power players and tastemakers to a semi-desolate stretch of Highland Avenue near Santa Monica Boulevard for more than a decade. The eclectic interior design studio Blackman Cruz, down the street, boasts a similar following. Still, until recently one... More
Wonder Wall

Wonder Wall

Morning, noon and night, the halls of the Armory are abuzz with creativity as locals of all ages take advantage of the Center’s extraordinary art class offerings – from studio photography to Photoshop, collage making to animation, letterpress printing to drawing, painting and ceramics. These classes are in fact so synonymous with the institution that... More