May 2011

May 2011

Editor’s Note

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.

Categories: Architecture / Art / Celebrities / City Landmarks / Design / Editor's Letter

Q+LA Idris Elba

Q+LA Idris Elba

Drug dealer or cop, salesman or Nordic god, American or Frenchman, this Brit plays both sides of the line.

Categories: Celebrities / Music / Q + LA

50 Titans of Design

50 Titans of Design

Works of perfection from the masters who built up Southern California with vision and style

Categories: 50

Image: The Style List

Image: The Style List

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

Categories: Accessories / Beauty / Fashion / First Look / Style / The Style List

Image: AppearancesFrom Sly to Sublime

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.

Categories: Design / Fashion / First Look

Image: THE XY FACTOR Skin Sensation

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.

Categories: Fashion / First Look

Culture(d)—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.

Categories: Architecture / Art / culture(d) / Film / L.A. History

Garden of Delights

Garden of Delights

There’s never been a more inspiring moment for bringing life to the great outdoors, and now design muses are hearing our call.

Categories: Accessories / Creature Comforts / Design / Gardens / Living Green / Outdoors

Starship Enterprise

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.

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

Act 2

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.

Categories: Accessories / Architecture / Art / Feature Story / Interiors+Interior Design / Photos / Pictorials

High and Mighty

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.

Categories: Architecture / Feature Story / First Look / Local Travel / Outdoors / Photos / Pictorials / Technology

Grainy Mustard

Grainy Mustard

Son of a gun—Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook pick the quotidian spread as their condiment of choice.

Categories: Food / Pantry / Recipes

Artful Dodging

Artful Dodging

For a young, wealthy museum, the Getty has a long history of dubious practices. From Chasing Aphrodite, by the L.A. Times’ Jason Felch & Ralph Frammolino.

Categories: Art / L.A. History / Risky Business

Social Studies—May 2011

Social Studies—May 2011

by Jean-Philippe Delhomme “We hired a famous tattoo artist to decorate our surf shack, but...

Categories: Social Studies

Outlier Goddess

Outlier Goddess

Kylie Minogue’s not quite superstar status here has unique benefits for her U.S. fans.

Categories: Music / Sound Check