Pictorials

Love Shack
October 2011

Love Shack

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

Best Suited
October 2011

Best Suited

Amber Heard is in the driver’s seat onscreen and off, defying expectations at every turn.

IMAGE Queen Elizabeth
October 2011

IMAGE Queen Elizabeth

La Liz’s sparkling legacy is showcased in a spectacular auction.

Goddess of Chocolate
September 2011

Goddess of Chocolate

Valerie Gordon is L.A.’s high priestess of confections—step inside her world.

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.

Scene Stealers
September 2011

Scene Stealers

Four female faces of film most likely to succeed: Jessica Chastain, Deborah Ann Woll, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Imogen Poots.

IMAGE: Appearances Bohemian Wrapsody
September 2011

IMAGE: Appearances Bohemian Wrapsody

Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo spent decades turning fashion into fine art; now he gets feted.

Material Witness
September 2011

Material Witness

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

Meal Ticket
August 2011

Meal Ticket

A guide to the restaurants that built Southern California’s reputation for global breadth.

Designs on Dining
August 2011

Designs on Dining

No restaurant’s four walls can contain Roberto Cortez’s culinary explorations.

Cool Factor
August 2011

Cool Factor

Nothing’s better in August than a tall, cold one—see how bartenders across the U.S. take the pause that refreshes.

IMAGE Trend Report
August 2011

IMAGE Trend Report

Top designers step up with their change-in-the-weather wear.

Bay Watch Restaurants
July 2011

Bay Watch Restaurants

by MARCIA GAGLIARDI and LORA ZARUBIN Saison / saisonsf.com Hidden off a desolate street in...

Bay Watch Bars
July 2011

Bay Watch Bars

by CAMPER ENGLISH Comstock Saloon / comstocksaloon.com This bar pays tribute to the turn-of-the-century Barbary...

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 Retail
July 2011

Bay Watch Retail

by ELIZABETH HUGHES My Dutch Bike / mydutchbike.com Owners Oscar Mulder—whose great-grandfather hailed from the...

A Cut Above
July 2011

A Cut Above

Hairstylist Chris McMillan partners with designer Trip Haenisch to create his eclectic WeHo redoubt.

A Foot in Two Worlds
July 2011

A Foot in Two Worlds

For Olivia Wilde, Hollywood glam is a productive means to a philanthropic end.

Hooked
June 2011

Hooked

The name Skylar Grey may not ring a bell just yet, but she’s backed up the biggies and is now ready to shine.

Ready to Pop
June 2011

Ready to Pop

Six indie bands that are beyond breakout but not quite household names—complete with audio of each.

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.

Broken Promise
April 2011

Broken Promise

Gold fever grips the mountains of Peru...but some pay the ultimate price for a dream that may never come to fruition.

Evan Rachel Wood  Nobody’s Baby
April 2011

Evan Rachel Wood Nobody’s Baby

The actress defies Hollywood expectations as a young ingenue through seasoned poise and an almost uncanny range.

The Kings Play the Youth Card
March 2011

The Kings Play the Youth Card

Marquee players cut no ice with GM Dean Lombardi, who says he has just the players he needs for a rally with Sir Stanley.

Printed Matter
March 2011

Printed Matter

A library of design surprises awaits at vintage-furniture emporium Reform.

The Next Factor
March 2011

The Next Factor

Move over, Ryan and Jake—make way for Hollywood’s leading men to-be. The It factor is pulsating in these guys.

Some Like It Op
March 2011

Some Like It Op

Everything old is new again in spring fashion, as striking graphic patterns emerge anew in a deluge of prints.

Sherry Reconsidered
February 2011

Sherry Reconsidered

It’s long been revered as a spirit—now today’s cocktalians are giving the libation a second go-round in eight delectable recipes.

Rule Britannia!
February 2011

Rule Britannia!

Never underestimate the allure of the English costume drama—a lesson mainstream Hollywood has learned time and again.

MILA KUNIS Range Finder
February 2011

MILA KUNIS Range Finder

With a scope that extends from dark fantasy to tender rom-com, a ravishing ingenue blossoms before our eyes into a leading lady.

RICHARD HAWKINS The Beautiful and the Damned
February 2011

RICHARD HAWKINS The Beautiful and the Damned

Turning out works that meditate on desire and celebrity allows this artist to embrace his twisted, tortured side.

RDN = NYC
January 2011

RDN = NYC

Yeah, we’re talkin’ to Robert De Niro, the unofficial mayor of Gotham.

Intrepid Traveler Big Night Out
December 2010

Intrepid Traveler Big Night Out

For an over-the-top New Year’s Eve, there is still one go-to destination: Vegas, baby...Vegas.

Balancing Act Troupe Vertigo
December 2010

Balancing Act Troupe Vertigo

A new kind of circus is upon us. Gone is the grandiose showmanship, and in its place is one that’s more accessible—more “street,” if you will.

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.

No Boundaries Kerry Washington
December 2010

No Boundaries Kerry Washington

Already front and center herself on the big screen, the actress shares her true passion: the transformative power of the arts on young people.

Veni, Vidi, Vici!
December 2010

Veni, Vidi, Vici!

Los Angeles has always had Italian restaurants, but after these paisans hit town, everything changed.

Cognac Cocktails
November 2010

Cognac Cocktails

It's better late than never, as the venerable spirit makes is reinvigorated in cocktails by the Roger Room’s Damian Windsor.

Wedded in Wonderland
November 2010

Wedded in Wonderland

A farm-to-table reception strikes the perfect notes of abundance, beauty and life, even when the nuptials are in a gay bar turned antiques bazaar.

Jersey Boy
November 2010

Jersey Boy

On HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Michael Pitt is the consummate damaged soul, but his own wide-eyed ambition that fuels the persona.

The Shining
November 2010

The Shining

Four extraordinary women’s watches that elevate the craft of the timepiece into artful expression.

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.

Tesla Takes Shape
November 2010

Tesla Takes Shape

Already avant-garde, the car company endeavors to be the EV player that values adventurous design as much as long-range, gas-free mobility.

The Long Run
October 2010

The Long Run

Overcoming bullet wounds to his legs was a must-race for track star Bryshon Nellum—and he would not settle for second place.

Where the Wild Things Are
October 2010

Where the Wild Things Are

With African tribal artifacts and homegrown L.A. pieces, Ernie and Diane Wolfe’s wonderfully eccentric house suits the idiosyncratic couple to a T.

Bare Maximum
October 2010

Bare Maximum

In a revealing Q&A, Tamara Drewe’s British stunner Gemma Arterton shares that she’s ready to take center stage—and isn't afraid to do it decidedly dowdy.

Back/Story What Lies Beneath
October 2010

Back/Story What Lies Beneath

The harrowing true-life account of a CIA deep-sea search for Soviet nuclear warheads off the U.S. coast—and the role L.A. played

Q + LA Michael C. Hall
October 2010

Q + LA Michael C. Hall

The star of Dexter opens wide on his cancer battle, his Lebowski love and his character’s decidedly feline prowess.