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“Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique” at Mullin Automotive Museum
by Andrew Maness Tucked away in a nondescript warehouse in an industrial park 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles in Oxnard, California, is the Mullin Automotive Museum. The unusual location is rather fitting for the current exhibit filling the well...
CULTURE
Happy Hour Agency's Pop-Up Dining Art
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick At the edge of LA's Highland Park neighborhood, a group called the Happy Hour Agency has attracted a reputation for making good times by creating experiences that combine inventive cocktail-making with a pop art...
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Dream Hotel, Hollywood
by Andrew Maness It’s hard to imagine a name working on more levels than that of the freshly opened Dream Hotel in Los Angeles. The slim 10-story structure is at the center of a $110 million dollar complex that seeks to breathe new life into...
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Freehand, Los Angeles
As a combination hotel/hostel concept, the Freehand Los Angeles is democratic by design: anyone with $49 in their pocket can stay at the Sydell Group's freshly opened DTLA digs. But, in the capable hands of Roman and Williams, democracy is also in...
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The Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills
From the moment guests enter the dramatic Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills foyer, it's clear they're in a town known for Hollywood glamour. Co-designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon with Gensler and Perkins+Will, the hotel is a modern interpretation of Art Deco...
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Untucked Workwear's Dynamic Commuter Apparel
For any city commute via bus, metro, bike or skateboard, men can find a plethora of workwear options readily available. Locating functional and stylish items for women can pose more of a challenge. Thus, designer Colleen Monroe has created Untucked...
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Object_ify 139 + Ace Hotel's Flag Project
After collaborating last year in NYC, Object_ify 139 and Ace Hotel have teamed up on a new project that celebrates design, supports activist organizations and explores hopeful and important values for the future. Simply called "Flags," the endeavor...
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Museum of Ice Cream, LA
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick From 22 April through 29 May, a warehouse space in Downtown LA's Arts District will stand as a monument to dessert: it is the temporary home of the Museum of Ice Cream. The Museum lies at the sensory intersection of sweet...
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Daft Punk Mood Candle
As mysterious as the French electronic music duo themselves, Daft Punk's unscented "Mood" candle is hand-poured in Los Angeles by "very nice people." Each candle is housed in a 30% recycled glass container, burns for a minimum of 100 hours and comes...
DESIGN
Thousand's 1970s-Style Gloves
When Thousand founder Gloria Hwang lived in Austin, she would frequent the FrankenBike swap-meet to find parts for the vintage bikes she was building. There she met a guy that the cycling enthusiasts fondly called "new old stock guy," who sold...
CULTURE
Studio Visit: Phill Kiho Kim's PKK Ceramics
When we visit ceramic artist Phill Kiho Kim's PKK Ceramics Echo Park studio, he explains how his obsession with coffee led him to ceramics, then coffee and back to ceramics. The culmination of Kim's passions manifested when he combined the two, most...
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Standard International’s One Night App Incorporates Other Luxury Hotels
It's not often that a hotel brand develops a platform that's so successful they decide to open the service to competitors. And yet, that's the case with the new One Night app from Standard International (owners of the Standard Hotels and developers...
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Core77's Here/Now Conference
Later this month (29-30 September), downtown LA will play host to the third annual Core77 Here/Now conference—offering up two days of discussion, workshops, tours and parties with some of the most innovative thinkers in the country. Focused on...
CULTURE
Artist Bosco Sodi's "Malpaís"
Inhabiting a building that was recently a boutique and is now a temporary exhibition space, Bosco Sodi’s work transforms the light-filled space into an otherworldly place. Greeting us at the door, Sodi looks around at the organic forms as if seeing...
CULTURE
Sundance Film Festival's NEXT FEST 2016 Programming
Now in its fourth year in LA, the Sundance Film Festival's NEXT FEST once again offers an outlet for independent artists across many mediums—and for audiences craving acclaimed cinematic programming. For those who can't make it to Park City, Utah...
CULTURE
Photographer Andy Summers' "The Bones of Chuang Tzu"
China keeps calling to Andy Summers, and when he travels there he has his trusty Leica M Monochrome at the ready to capture his outsider views of a culture he finds deep and sophisticated. “It's just like music. My own poetic vision of China...
CULTURE
Contemporary Art Inspired by Classic Italian Horror Films
For anyone smitten with classic Italian horror films—a genre of thrills, eroticism, drama and gore—a new exhibition in Los Angeles pays tribute by way of artworks from 13 contemporary artists. “My Blood Runs Yellow: A Tribute to Giallos,” at Project...
FOOD-DRINK
House Beer's Premium Lager Expands East
The founders of House Beer aren't trying to be anything but producers of a tasty, premium lager. The brand, which launched back in 2013, has made a presence in LA where its group of founders reside. Now, however, they're pushing eastward and a...
CULTURE
Norberto Rodriguez's "ART, AMIRITE?" at Maitland Foley Gallery, LA
In a fascinating (albeit potentially difficult to understand via words) artistic endeavor, Cuban-born Norberto Rodriguez of NOR(BERT)O inc. has created "ART AMIRITE?"—a show at LA's Maitland Foley which is a collection of objects, artworks and artifacts...
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Leafy Visor
On the days when you don't want to bother with sunblock or sunnies, hats are the next choice in keeping the blinding sun at bay. Letting the breeze through and catching a few looks along the way, Cult Gaia's made-in-LA 90210 Mita Visor is a style that...
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'Reigning Men' at LACMA
Currently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), rain pours down inside and men fill the galleries. On the first floor of BCAM, Random International’s Rain Room continues its global frenzy and naturally become one of LA’s most popular...
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