May 2010

May 2010

Editor’s Letter—May 2010

Editor’s Letter—May 2010

In this design-centered issue, we showcase four young artistic innovators—and Kobe Bryant, who shoots and scores in the hearts of L.A.

Categories: Editor's Letter

Running on Empty?

Running on Empty?

Thomas Quinn has a plotline on the future of transportation fuel and wonders who’s not with him. Well, Dan Neil, for one.

Categories: Living Green / Risky Business / Technology

50: Tokyo Taxi Tops

50: Tokyo Taxi Tops

They're the true lights of the city—see how this Japanese metropolis makes the most of its mobility.

Categories: 50 / Art / Departments / Design

Tte--Tte Shelby Lynne

Tête-à-Tête Shelby Lynne

This month, Nic Harcourt interviews Shelby Lynne and provides new music reviews from The Courtneers, The Black Hollies and more.

Categories: Turn It Up

Hollywood Backlot How I Met Your Mother

Hollywood Backlot How I Met Your Mother

Hollywood Backlot steps on to the set of CBS’ hit show How I Met Your Mother, now in its fifth hilarious season.

Categories: Celebrities / Feature Story / Hollywood Backlot / Photos / Pictorials

The Style List—May 2010

The Style List—May 2010

This month, we look at Chrissie Morris’ metal-studded lace-up sandals and Frédérique Constant Junior watches from Polacheck’s.

Categories: Art / Design / Fashion / Interiors+Interior Design / The Style List

Culture(d)—May 2010

Culture(d)—May 2010

The latest in art and architecture, from Thomas Hayes to the Griffith Observatory to the Huntington Library and more.

Categories: Art / culture(d) / Design

Perchance to Dream

Perchance to Dream

Sleeping Beauty’s glass coffin and Jesus’ empty tomb made indelible marks on wee Rick Owens’ psyche and thereafter, his distinctive furniture designs.

Categories: Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials

Kobe Bryant White Hot

Kobe Bryant White Hot

Kobe Bryant strikes an elegant pose as he fields questions on his basketball mortality and getting used to flying in helicopters.

Categories: Feature Story / Interviews / Photos / Pictorials / Sports

True to Form David Wiseman

True to Form David Wiseman

One designer whose love of all things in nature shines through in his functional-art pieces.

Categories: Art / Design / Pictorials

True to Form Meier/Ferrer

True to Form Meier/Ferrer

Proof that two halves do make a whole, especially when it comes to designing spectacular elemental furniture.

Categories: Design / Entertaining / Feature Story / Pictorials

True to Form Eddy Sykes

True to Form Eddy Sykes

Owner of ChersonProm, Sykes dreams of design that is moving in every sense of the word—and everything he turns out proves it.

Categories: Art / Design / Entertaining / Feature Story / Pictorials

Video True to Form

Video True to Form

See Eddy Sykes’ Yakuza Lou chandelier blossom before your eyes

Categories: Design / Video

True to Form Artigas/Curtin

True to Form Artigas/Curtin

With their slyly named collaborative Artless, two designers turn out exactly the opposite—truly artful furniture that will outlive us all.

Categories: Design / Interiors+Interior Design / Interviews / Pictorials

Fountain Head

Fountain Head

Water Entertainment Technologies is arguably the most advanced design firm of its kind. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve likely seen its handiwork.

Categories: Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials / Technology

Video Fountain Head

Video Fountain Head

Mark Fuller’s WET has revolutionized the world of fountaineering—see how

Categories: Design / Video

All That Glitters

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.

Categories: Architecture / Design / Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials

Seoul Mate

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.

Categories: Architecture / Art / City Landmarks / Design / Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials

Chasing the Dragon

Chasing the Dragon

Has the specialization of coffee has slipped into the realm of pretension...at the sake of plain old good taste?

Categories: Feature Story

Haute Coffee

Haute Coffee

If you are looking for a great cup of java, check out these recommendations from our resident coffee connoisseurs.

Categories: Drinks / Entertaining / Feature Story

Matinee Idol

Matinee Idol

The ArcLight extends its reign over L.A. movie theaters with a new branch in Pasadena.

Categories: City Landmarks / Feature Story / Film

Social Studies

Social Studies

by Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Categories: Humor / Social Studies