Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Power from waves, two sneaker innovations, an Alzheimer's breakthrough and more from around the web

Nike ISPA’s Link Axis Sneakers Are Designed to be Disassembled and Recycled New from Nike ISPA (which stands for improvise, scavenge, protect and adapt), the Link and Link Axis sneaker models are designed to further the brand’s future in circular design. The sneakers are constructed from three modules that interlock rather than relying on glue, meaning they can easily be disassembled and recycled after use. …

Largest Animal Crossing in The World Set for LA

Set for completion in 2025, the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing will provide safe passage for animals to wander above the 10-lane Highway 101 in northwest Los Angeles. The crossing will make the trek from the Santa Monica Mountains to the Simi Hills of the Santa Susana mountain range safe for the creatures that make the journey—mostly mountain lions, but also “coyotes, bobcats, deer, snakes, lizards, …

At The DTLA Proper Hotel, Kelly Wearstler Converts a Former YWCA Basketball Court Into a Sophisticated Suite

This 1,300-square-foot guest space epitomizes the acclaimed designer's vision for the recently opened destination

In Downtown LA’s South Park District, the DTLA Proper hotel recently opened in a California Renaissance Revival landmark by the legendary Los Angeles architectural firm Curlett and Beelman. The iconic structure first housed a members club in the 1920s and then a YWCA in the ’60s. Acclaimed designer (and CH favorite) Kelly Wearstler worked with Proper Hospitality to transform the historic building into a warm-toned and welcoming hotel with …