The Wheelhouse, Downtown Los Angeles

A new hub for bicycle culture, coffee and community stocked with vintage-inspired bikes and accessories

Tami and Chase Spenst wanted to build a one-stop shop for the everyday bicycle rider. After finding a space in the heart of Los Angeles’ creative community, they designed a warm and approachable indoor/outdoor space (with a service center and coffee bar) and filled it with vintage-inspired bicycles and accessories. Just opened last month in DTLA’s Factory Place is the Spenst’s two-story 3,700 square foot …

COS + Snarkitecture’s LA Pop-Up Shop

A temporary retail experience, inspired by the AW15 collection, plays with reflections and tones

by Ariel Katz Last night in Downtown Los Angeles, COS launched their latest pop-up, created in collaboration with Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen of experimental Brooklyn-based design studio Snarkitecture and housed inside Scandinavian concept store Austere. It’s a feast for the eyes (and the second collaboration between the two)—a two-story exploration of form, tone, reflection and silhouettes. Together, they’ve designed and built a considered and …

Mariana Fernandes for Dear DTLA at Ace, Los Angeles

The hotel partners with WeTransfer to display artwork high above the street and on computers screens

When LA-based artist Brian Roettinger was tasked to create a billboard design at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the result sent a bold message. His “NEVER ODD NOR EVEN” design, with a white angled font on a bright red background, hung powerful and high over the street, off of one side of the hotel for the entire month of July. This collaboration between file-sharing …