A library of design surprises awaits at vintage-furniture emporium Reform.
We take a crack at dressing six of the Oscar nominees in the winning but risk-taking designer looks we wish they would wear.
With recent developments in everything from architecture to hotels to retail, there’s still no place like Gotham.
With a place for everything and everything in its place, one coat wins the carry-on game.
The promises of New Year’s past come back to haunt, as one writer faces the hard facts hiding in her closet.
Olivier Theyskens’ new Theory collection lends a dark glamour to the stalwart of office-appropriate chic
Los Angeles Times critics, writers and contributors share their 2010 moment of transcendence.
The new Leica M9 honors the mythic strengths of the Titans—in pristine form.
London’s design scene flourishes anew in endless hotels, restaurants, galleries and shops, from the toniest stretches of Mayfair to the recently fashionable Shoreditch.
This month, an eclectic sampling of the Los Angeles art scene, including a Michael Kohn retrospective, Raphael’s Madonna and Andy Warhol camos.
Already avant-garde, the car company endeavors to be the EV player that values adventurous design as much as long-range, gas-free mobility.
Reza Feiz’s cutting-edge Phase Design collections have found a new home—together in an outpost at Twentieth
For photographer Emily Shur, the eerie wonder of cell phone towers have become the new classic landscape.
Sonia Eram never advertises her Bev Hills store, Mameg, and still she has become L.A.’s most highly educated, under-the-radar fashion arbiter.
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.
After 30 years as a curator and gallerist, Deitch signs on at MOCA to continue his constantly evolving dialogue about art, life and the cultural landscape.
Sophistication and sensitivity aren’t traits generally associated with developers, but Ben Soleimani proves the exception.
Volkswagen design maestro Walter de’Silva bucks the car-industry cult to design vehicles that suit the unique tastes of regional markets.
The latest in art and architecture, with a celebrity flourish, including a Michael Jackson collection and 5 questions for Hollywood It gal Betty White.
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.
Robert Stone sets his sights on the stories buildings tell, the personal and cultural iconography they manifest—and even the feelings they evoke.
Mark Fuller’s WET has revolutionized the world of fountaineering—see how
With their slyly named collaborative Artless, two designers turn out exactly the opposite—truly artful furniture that will outlive us all.
See Eddy Sykes’ Yakuza Lou chandelier blossom before your eyes
Owner of ChersonProm, Sykes dreams of design that is moving in every sense of the word—and everything he turns out proves it.
Proof that two halves do make a whole, especially when it comes to designing spectacular elemental furniture.
One designer whose love of all things in nature shines through in his functional-art pieces.
The latest in art and architecture, from Thomas Hayes to the Griffith Observatory to the Huntington Library and more.
This month, we look at Chrissie Morris’ metal-studded lace-up sandals and Frédérique Constant Junior watches from Polacheck’s.
They're the true lights of the city—see how this Japanese metropolis makes the most of its mobility.
This month's look includes Essence of IX fragrance and design-your-own board shorts from a local Santa Monica company.
In the realm of arts 'n' ideas
Douglas Aitken at Regen Projects, Ruven Afanador's homage to Andalusian music and a new Ralph Pucci collection by L.A.-based William Emmerson.
Matthew Specktor's That Summertime Sound, Paula Froelich's Mercury in Retrograde, La Brea's best furniture and Feathered Edge at MOCA PDC.
Ask any number of decorating heavyweights, and they’ll tell you fiercely inventive fabric designer Sally McQuillan, known for setting trends in color and pattern, is a home-furnishings sensation.
Known for her fluency in both costume design and print-editorial styling, Arianne Phillips has an aesthetic that consistently defies the safe and expected, including a 12-year collaboration with Madonna.
The people who frequent Liseanne Frankfurt's Venice boutique, LFrank, on Abbot Kinney “are looking for significance and quality—not for something trendy or mass produced.” And they find it.
The founding of Commune—the West Hollywood design firm that, in five years, has built a portfolio that includes residential interiors, shops, a restaurant, a hotel and sundry “branding” strategies—could make a good setup for a movie.
Graphic artist Geoff McFetridge favors softly contoured animalistic characters and line-drawn, Sgt. Pepper’s– reminiscent figures—a style that's well suited to clients of every ilk.
Richard Shapiro’s Holmby Hills manse delivers an object lesson in the masterful pairing of art and design.
Arts and Culture Editor Mayer Rus highlights and latest art and design of Erika Brunson, Martin Brudnizki, Trina Turk and Larry Johnson.
Must-haves for summer, including spray-on makeup, T-shirts and totes for good causes, Kiehl's sunflower recovery pak and shopping for high-end vintage dresses.
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.
Georg Jensen reintroduces master craftsman Henning Koppel, Taschen reprints groundbreaking magazine Arts & Architecture, Solange Azagury-Partridge's jewelry and more.
The visionary car designer's innovative legacy of prototypes and concept cars continues with his radical new direction at Ford, based on an aesthetic called Kinetic Design.
On Mayer Rus' list this month: Cedar garden benches from Studiolo, Tortoise General Store on Abbot Kinney, Bisazza's glass mosaic tile and a trip to Kidrobot on Melrose.
The Brentwood home of Nancy Heller and Fred Specktor is a kaleidoscope of aesthetic tastes and personal passions.
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.
The Supper Club L.A., Catherine Malandrino, black diamonds, the Rose Tarlow Melrose House, the Shaolin Wushu Center in Santa Monica and more.