Architecture

Open+Shut
June 2012

Open+Shut

One house in the hills of Echo Park proves itself a model of adaptable architecture

Design Notebook
May 2012

Design Notebook

From accessories and art to fabrics and furniture, the latest from the forefront of L.A.’s high style

View Finder
May 2012

View Finder

A house redo in Santa Ynez takes its cues from the surrounding idyllic countryside

House Proud
May 2012

House Proud

Style, spirit and taste—and premier designer Jane Hallworth—define the late Laura Ziskin’s Santa Monica home

Culture(d)—May 2012
May 2012

Culture(d)—May 2012

In the realm of arts + ideas: Cleopatra reigns supreme, La Cienega spiffs up, Carroll Dunham gets his due

Editor’s Letter—May 2012
May 2012

Editor’s Letter—May 2012

This month, it's design of the times, as we report from the trenches of architecture, interiors, cars and Hollywood

Culture(d)—April 2012
April 2012

Culture(d)—April 2012

Harry Gessner gets his due, Mickalene Thomas explores the universe—and Pedro Guerrero shares his secrets

Editor’s Letter—April 2012
April 2012

Editor’s Letter—April 2012

In a special tribute to the nuances of noir, the best of the genre weighs in on books, bad guys and weapons of choice

Ways of Seeing
March 2012

Ways of Seeing

The confluence of art display and living area in a Westside home creates harmony between art and domesticity

Color My World
March 2012

Color My World

Palm Springs’ new kid on the hotel block, the Saguaro, is a bright and happy place

Culture(d)—March 2012
March 2012

Culture(d)—March 2012

In the realm of art and ideas: Cliff May’s home front, Rosson Crow’s climate control—and truly wearable art

Editor’s Letter—March 2012
March 2012

Editor’s Letter—March 2012

On Lily Collin’s magical spell, spring fashion’s wallop of color—and the new trend seeping into cocktails

Back to Shul
December 2011

Back to Shul

The reimagining of Beverly Hills’ Temple Emanuel is the perfect intersection of hallowed and forward thinking.

Editor’s Letter—December 2011
December 2011

Editor’s Letter—December 2011

The things that unite our city can be found in all corners.

Northern Exposure Art + Architecture
October 2011

Northern Exposure Art + Architecture

by MAYER RUS Contemporary Art Gallery 604-681-2700 / contemporaryartgallery.ca A show of 1960s work by...

Northern Exposure
October 2011

Northern Exposure

A curated guide to what’s up in Vancouver: hotels, bars, art, architecture and shopping.

Love Shack
October 2011

Love Shack

Just a little old place in Los Feliz for a designing couple to transform into a home.

Meet the Archers
September 2011

Meet the Archers

A trio of Los Angeles designers that defies categorization and eschews trends duly rises from under the radar.

Culture(d)—September 2011
September 2011

Culture(d)—September 2011

In the realm of arts + ideas.

Culture(d)—August 2011
August 2011

Culture(d)—August 2011

Brothers Grimm tales, verklempt over Vermeer and L.A.'s upcoming FYF-dom.

Bay Watch Art + Architecture
July 2011

Bay Watch Art + Architecture

by MAYER RUS San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / sfmoma.org The museum’s big expansion—designed...

Bay Watch
July 2011

Bay Watch

A curated guide to what’s new in San Francisco: art, architecture, restaurants, bars and retail.

High and Mighty
May 2011

High and Mighty

The new bridge over the river Colorado wasn’t designed as a work of art, but necessity became the mother to grandeur.

Act 2
May 2011

Act 2

Architect Roy McMakin and garden designer Art Luna find an owner who revels in the theory that even a landmark house needs to change with the times.

Starship Enterprise
May 2011

Starship Enterprise

Windowless, wrapped in a skin of panels and holding the collection of world’s richest man Carlos Slim Helú, Soumaya Museum brings a new kind of attraction to Mexico City.

Culture(d)—May 2011
May 2011

Culture(d)—May 2011

In the realm of art and ideas: an exploration of beauty, classic films in L.A.'s classic theaters...and the dark visions of Tim Burton.

Editor’s Note
May 2011

Editor’s Note

Our May issue hones in on the arts of architecture and design—two always seen but not always appreciated applications of practical magic.

Culture(d)—April 2011
April 2011

Culture(d)—April 2011

In the realm of art and ideas: the annual L.A. Antiques Show, the magic of Harry Houdini...and a celebration of Alvin Ailey.

Culture(d)—March 2011
March 2011

Culture(d)—March 2011

In the realm of arts and ideas—from Hedi Slimane’s design of a decade to Michael McClure’s signature growls and whispers.

Culture(d)—February 2011
February 2011

Culture(d)—February 2011

In the realm of arts and ideas—from a rapper’s delight to Variations of Jane Fonda to John Waters’ vaudeville for a new generation.

The New New York
January 2011

The New New York

With recent developments in everything from architecture to hotels to retail, there’s still no place like Gotham.

Culture(d)—January 2011
January 2011

Culture(d)—January 2011

In the realm of arts and ideas, from seminal photography tomes to art shows for the generations.

Social Engineering
December 2010

Social Engineering

One idiosyncratic getaway takes mechanics to new heights in its aim to be a home where bonding with your loved ones and your surroundings is paramount.

Intrepid Traveler London Calling, Again
November 2010

Intrepid Traveler London Calling, Again

London’s design scene flourishes anew in endless hotels, restaurants, galleries and shops, from the toniest stretches of Mayfair to the recently fashionable Shoreditch.

Everyday Radical
August 2010

Everyday Radical

Fritz Haeg will change the way we see the world, starting with the lawn and gardens right outside our windows.

Tastemakers Frederick + Laurie Samitaur-Smith
July 2010

Tastemakers Frederick + Laurie Samitaur-Smith

Can real-estate development be a path to progressive social action? Frederick and Laurie Samitaur-Smith believe so and are proving it in Culver City.

Seoul Mate
May 2010

Seoul Mate

Pierre Koenig’s modern-architecture masterpiece Case Study House No. 21 exhibits global balance with an owner who showcases Eastern art through a series of visiting installations.

All That Glitters
May 2010

All That Glitters

Robert Stone sets his sights on the stories buildings tell, the personal and cultural iconography they manifest—and even the feelings they evoke.

Surf’s Up
March 2010

Surf’s Up

Photographer Dewey Nicks’ seaside Santa Barbara home is a handsome, modern mix for a handsome, modern family.

Welcome to L.A.
February 2010

Welcome to L.A.

Designers Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda translate Missoni’s classic undulating fashion lines to its new Beverly Hills space.

Beyond Modern
December 2009

Beyond Modern

Whimsy is not typically associated with serious contemporary architecture and art. But for Pae White and Tom Marble, the quality of playfulness is essential.

Culture(d)—October 2009
October 2009

Culture(d)—October 2009

In the realm of arts and ideas.

Tastemakers 2009 Michael Maltzan
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Michael Maltzan

From his offices in Silver Lake, Maltzan has developed one of the most groundbreaking architectural practices in the nation—an achievement that led to his being named a finalist for the 2009 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.

Tastemakers 2009 Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee

Without a trademark style, architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee challenge the lone-draftsman romantic ideal. “Our common thread is that we try to have as much complexity in a project as possible while maintaining its coherence and directness." A winning formula indeed.

21st-Century Altruism
April 2009

21st-Century Altruism

A look at the Las Vegas lives of Jenna and Michael Morton—the N9NE Group, tackling local causes and the magnificent house they built overlooking Red Rock Canyon.

The Style List—February 2009
February 2009

The Style List—February 2009

Intérieurs home and garden shop in WeHo, Sally Sohn baubles, French design firm Baccarat, Don Freeman's portrait of Ted Muehling, the new Andaz West Hollywood on Sunset and more.

Elements of Style
October 2008

Elements of Style

The Brentwood home of Nancy Heller and Fred Specktor is a kaleidoscope of aesthetic tastes and personal passions.

Cliffhanger: Lautner’s Garcia House
October 2008

Cliffhanger: Lautner’s Garcia House

See photos of the refurbished Garcia House, one of John Lautner's midcentury gifts to L.A. in addition to his landmark projects like the Chemosphere and the Elrod houses.

What’s Frank Up To?
October 2008

What’s Frank Up To?

Editor in Chief Annie Gilbar talks intimately with Gehry about his recent architecture, daily routine and plans for future work.