First Look

Feat of Clay
February 2012

Feat of Clay

Ceramist Antoinette Faragallah crafts phantasmagoric creations etching their way into high design

Gimlet Eye
November 2011

Gimlet Eye

New York crime photographer Weegee looked forward to coming west to ply his trade in Hollywood—until he got here.

Material Witness
September 2011

Material Witness

Azadeh Shladovsky came to furniture design through a quite unexpected route.

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.

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.

Image: THE XY FACTOR Skin Sensation
May 2011

Image: THE XY FACTOR Skin Sensation

You can’t help but notice him courtside at every Laker game. Now meet James Goldstein, the man in the python-skin duds.

Image: AppearancesFrom Sly to Sublime
May 2011

Image: AppearancesFrom Sly to Sublime

While much of the fashion industry stays in a slump, Los Angeles designer Jeremy Scott keeps things moving by refusing to be labeled.

Image: The Style List
May 2011

Image: The Style List

Sunglasses for the wild and the innocent, fashion on the fringe—and one seriously eye-grabbing hourglass shape.

Burning Man
July 2010

Burning Man

John Long will do anything to get your kids hooked on what he’s peddling at L.A.’s Museum of Natural History—the joys of discovery, the glories of science and the wonders of life itself.

Soul Mates
June 2010

Soul Mates

You won’t find any retro-soul laudings on the press material for these rising stars, and yet the vivacious pair are champions of the genre.