Lari Pittman is quite comfortable, thank you, with the vivid contradictions that come through in his character—and his art.
An indulgent assortment of fall fashion accessories inspired by an array of nature's most unique and beautiful creatures.
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.
Reza Feiz’s cutting-edge Phase Design collections have found a new home—together in an outpost at Twentieth
Synchro-swim group the Aqualillies channel old Hollywood glamour as they ride the wake of megastar mermaid Esther Williams.
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.
The Mad Men and Community actress gets positively frisky in a sit-down on the playful side of Hollywood.
For photographer Emily Shur, the eerie wonder of cell phone towers have become the new classic landscape.
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.
A sneak peek at LACMA’s inspired and surprisingly hard won collection of European fashions from the past two centuries.
Volkswagen design maestro Walter de’Silva bucks the car-industry cult to design vehicles that suit the unique tastes of regional markets.
Takes a catbird seat at the table of the sure-to-be hilarious Dinner for Schmucks.
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.
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.
Who will be the next great indie band in L.A.? Our pundits weigh in with their picks.
The latest in art and architecture, with a celebrity flourish, including a Michael Jackson collection and 5 questions for Hollywood It gal Betty White.
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.
Robert Stone sets his sights on the stories buildings tell, the personal and cultural iconography they manifest—and even the feelings they evoke.
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.
With their slyly named collaborative Artless, two designers turn out exactly the opposite—truly artful furniture that will outlive us all.
Owner of ChersonProm, Sykes dreams of design that is moving in every sense of the word—and everything he turns out proves it.
Proof that two halves do make a whole, especially when it comes to designing spectacular elemental furniture.
One designer whose love of all things in nature shines through in his functional-art pieces.
Kobe Bryant strikes an elegant pose as he fields questions on his basketball mortality and getting used to flying in helicopters.
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 steps on to the set of CBS’ hit show How I Met Your Mother, now in its fifth hilarious season.
Nightlife king Cedd Moses’ new downtown rum club evokes the spirit of the tropics.
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.
The pinot noirs of the Santa Rita Hills have come a long way since the planting of the very first vine.
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.
photographs by Bartholomew Cooke / styling by Hayley Atkin
With this issue, LA becomes the print home of David Strick’s behind-the-scenes look at hot TV and movie productions.
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.
Chasen’s dishes were part of the fabric of Los Angeles—now they're living on in the work of one of its veterans.
Photographer Dewey Nicks’ seaside Santa Barbara home is a handsome, modern mix for a handsome, modern family.
Spring fashion erupts in a riot of texture, pattern and color inspired by sun and sand.
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.
The Hollywood A-list routinely seeks out Jane Hallworth's one-of-a-kind trailer when they're looking for luxury on the set.
The tiki cocktail is back with a vengeance...and now a tip of the hat to the man who brought it to Los Angeles.
Dedicated follower of fashion, crime-scene cleaner, Queen of England—to say Emily Blunt has range is an understatement.
Victor Drai is no stranger to Los Angeles—and his new club atop the W Hotel in Hollywood proves it.
LA DESCARGA rum bar transports you to a Havana that exists only in tropical memories...
Suppose you made a critically acclaimed kid-friendly avant-garde independent sci-fi movie with exemplary gay, Latino...
Eric Yahnker's work is elegant proof that serious art can flourish under the umbrella of comedy.
Meet five people whose forward-thinking formulations can forge a path for Los Angeles into the future.
If you are Craig Strong, executive chef at Studio at Montage Laguna Beach, seeking perfect ingredients is part of the journey, literally.
Artisanal punches add a sophisticated splash to holiday revelry.
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?
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., and Guy Ritchie, star and director of Sherlock Holmes, respectively, riff on beatdowns, baggage—and staying true to a literary icon.