Pictorials

Surface Tension
September 2010

Surface Tension

Lari Pittman is quite comfortable, thank you, with the vivid contradictions that come through in his character—and his art.

Call of the Wild
September 2010

Call of the Wild

An indulgent assortment of fall fashion accessories inspired by an array of nature's most unique and beautiful creatures.

Character Driven
September 2010

Character Driven

With 10 films on tap, Milla Jovovich sits down for a Q&A on the perils of 3-D and shedding that “model turned actress” label.

Retail Therapy Group Dynamics
September 2010

Retail Therapy Group Dynamics

Reza Feiz’s cutting-edge Phase Design collections have found a new home—together in an outpost at Twentieth

Eau Joy
August 2010

Eau Joy

Synchro-swim group the Aqualillies channel old Hollywood glamour as they ride the wake of megastar mermaid Esther Williams.

Dre’s Anatomy
August 2010

Dre’s Anatomy

All-Star Dodger Andre Ethier has embraced L.A. in unexpected ways. In our exclusive interview, he dishes on family, faith, fashion...and his favorite foods.

10Q: Alison Brie
August 2010

10Q: Alison Brie

The Mad Men and Community actress gets positively frisky in a sit-down on the playful side of Hollywood.

A New Leaf
July 2010

A New Leaf

For photographer Emily Shur, the eerie wonder of cell phone towers have become the new classic landscape.

Past Perfect Christina Hendricks
July 2010

Past Perfect Christina Hendricks

Fired-copper hair, vanilla-malt skin, five feet eight inches of packed va-va-voom—Mad Men’s alpha babe talks Hollywood, Tom Waits worship and becoming a living doll.

Culture(d)—July 2010
July 2010

Culture(d)—July 2010

A sneak peek at LACMA’s inspired and surprisingly hard won collection of European fashions from the past two centuries.

VW in the Driver’s Seat
July 2010

VW in the Driver’s Seat

Volkswagen design maestro Walter de’Silva bucks the car-industry cult to design vehicles that suit the unique tastes of regional markets.

Hollywood Backlot Dinner for Schmucks
June 2010

Hollywood Backlot Dinner for Schmucks

Takes a catbird seat at the table of the sure-to-be hilarious Dinner for Schmucks.

The Real Deal
June 2010

The Real Deal

Tom Selleck is one of Hollywood's best westerners. Now, with an induction into the Cowboy Hall of Fame, turns out he doesn't just talk the talk.

Jerkin’ Jeneration
June 2010

Jerkin’ Jeneration

Perhaps owing to its eyebrow-raising moniker, this blend of hip-hop-infused dance, music and style is all about youth, sound and a truly distinctive look.

Right Here Right Now
June 2010

Right Here Right Now

Who will be the next great indie band in L.A.? Our pundits weigh in with their picks.

Culture(d)—June 2010
June 2010

Culture(d)—June 2010

The latest in art and architecture, with a celebrity flourish, including a Michael Jackson collection and 5 questions for Hollywood It gal Betty White.

Seoul Mate
May 2010

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.

All That Glitters
May 2010

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.

Fountain Head
May 2010

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.

True to Form Artigas/Curtin
May 2010

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.

True to Form Eddy Sykes
May 2010

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.

True to Form Meier/Ferrer
May 2010

True to Form Meier/Ferrer

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

True to Form David Wiseman
May 2010

True to Form David Wiseman

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

Kobe Bryant White Hot
May 2010

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.

Perchance to Dream
May 2010

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.

Hollywood Backlot How I Met Your Mother
May 2010

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.

At Caa, All Roads Lead to Rum
April 2010

At Caña, All Roads Lead to Rum

Nightlife king Cedd Moses’ new downtown rum club evokes the spirit of the tropics.

Heavenly Hawaii
April 2010

Heavenly Hawaii

On Kauai, lie back, sip a mai tai and gaze at the moon over Hanalei Bay—and there's no better place to do it than the St. Regis Princeville.

Transverse Transcendence
April 2010

Transverse Transcendence

The pinot noirs of the Santa Rita Hills have come a long way since the planting of the very first vine.

Dangerous Curves
April 2010

Dangerous Curves

Carla Gugino tears into her roles as if with talons, showing a capacity for risk taking in neo-noir tales that ride the edge of darkness.

L.A. Fashion Trouble Afoot
April 2010

L.A. Fashion Trouble Afoot

photographs by Bartholomew Cooke / styling by Hayley Atkin

Hollywood Backlot Justified
April 2010

Hollywood Backlot Justified

With this issue, LA becomes the print home of David Strick’s behind-the-scenes look at hot TV and movie productions.

Las Perlas: Mezcal’s L.A. Home
March 2010

Las Perlas: Mezcal’s L.A. Home

There's a new kid in town on the L.A. cocktail scene, and this one means business with an array of only artisanal mezcals.

Memories Taste Like This
March 2010

Memories Taste Like This

Chasen’s dishes were part of the fabric of Los Angeles—now they're living on in the work of one of its veterans.

Surf’s Up
March 2010

Surf’s Up

Photographer Dewey Nicks’ seaside Santa Barbara home is a handsome, modern mix for a handsome, modern family.

Spring Fashion 2010
March 2010

Spring Fashion 2010

Spring fashion erupts in a riot of texture, pattern and color inspired by sun and sand.

Millennium Man
March 2010

Millennium Man

There’s no arguing Alexander Skarsgård is a born star, but when someone this ego-free comes along, we almost don’t know what to do with him.

Heaven on Wheels
February 2010

Heaven on Wheels

The Hollywood A-list routinely seeks out Jane Hallworth's one-of-a-kind trailer when they're looking for luxury on the set.

Drink in Paradise
February 2010

Drink in Paradise

The tiki cocktail is back with a vengeance...and now a tip of the hat to the man who brought it to Los Angeles.

Blunt Force
February 2010

Blunt Force

Dedicated follower of fashion, crime-scene cleaner, Queen of England—to say Emily Blunt has range is an understatement.

Drai for Night
February 2010

Drai for Night

Victor Drai is no stranger to Los Angeles—and his new club atop the W Hotel in Hollywood proves it.

Cuba Libre
February 2010

Cuba Libre

LA DESCARGA rum bar transports you to a Havana that exists only in tropical memories...

Heavy Metal
February 2010

Heavy Metal

Suppose you made a critically acclaimed kid-friendly avant-garde independent sci-fi movie with exemplary gay, Latino...

Joker's Wild
January 2010

Joker's Wild

Eric Yahnker's work is elegant proof that serious art can flourish under the umbrella of comedy.

Visionary
January 2010

Visionary

Meet five people whose forward-thinking formulations can forge a path for Los Angeles into the future.

WEB EXCLUSIVE:Strong Magic
January 2010

WEB EXCLUSIVE:Strong Magic

If you are Craig Strong, executive chef at Studio at Montage Laguna Beach, seeking perfect ingredients is part of the journey, literally.

Bowled Over
December 2009

Bowled Over

Artisanal punches add a sophisticated splash to holiday revelry.

Wrapper’s Delight
December 2009

Wrapper’s Delight

The tamal is a worldly creation, with a common anatomy—a corn­husk or banana leaf wrapped around a sweet or savory fill­ing. But in L.A. at Christmastime, they take center stage on holiday tables. How'd they get so popular?

Beyond Modern
December 2009

Beyond Modern

Whimsy is not typically associated with serious contemporary architecture and art. But for Pae White and Tom Marble, the quality of playfulness is essential.

Robert Downey Jr.The Game’s Afoot
December 2009

Robert Downey Jr.The Game’s Afoot

Robert Downey, Jr., and Guy Ritchie, star and director of Sherlock Holmes, respectively, riff on beatdowns, baggage—and staying true to a literary icon.