Previewing Gusto Green’s Terpene- and Plant-Based Menu

Set to open in 2020 in DTLA, a cannabis-adjacent restaurant with a focus on clean eating

DTLA’s upcoming Gusto Green, which will have a focus on healthy, clean eating, won’t be opening until winter 2020, but attendees at this year’s Summit were able to preview their food at the proposed S Hill St location. The ground-floor space is part of the block between 7th and 8th Streets, all of which is being currently overhauled with offices, event spaces and a cannabis …

DTLA’s Soho Warehouse Celebrates Local Artists

Across the seven-story property, members and guests will find artwork by 100+ LA-based creators

For the last few years, many conversations about Downtown LA have turned to Soho Warehouse in the Arts District. The seven-story, 102-year-old building on S Santa Fe Ave was to be converted into an art-focused version of the private members club—with a 50-foot rooftop pool, restaurants, bars, lounges, garden, gym and 48 guests rooms. Last weekend, the property hosted its opening parties and it became …

Factory Visit: California’s Modernica Furniture

Tracing the people-powered process of making a fiberglass shell chair and more

Half a dozen buildings rise on Modernica‘s sprawling five-acre compound just south of DTLA proper. Here—in Vernon, California—the family-owned business awaits its 29th birthday. Brothers Frank and Jay Novak founded the furniture brand to honor and foster Southern California design and, along the way, Modernica became synonymous with the fiberglass shell chair—a product that’s still at the heart of what they do today. On the …