The Design Minds Behind LA’s Firehouse Hotel

The nine-room downtown newcomer exists in a beautifully transformed historic building

On Santa Fe, just south of 7th Street in the downtown LA Arts District, a firehouse built in 1927 has freshly painted red doors that now open each day to reveal the Firehouse Hotel. The team behind the DTLA newcomer—including Hotel Covell‘s Dustin Lancaster, along with designers Sally Breer and Jake Rodehuth-Harrison of ETC.etera and Evan Raabe from Creative Space—found themselves exploring, upgrading and adding to …

Banana Cream: Purple Array

LA-based Banana Cream’s (aka Will Gonzalez) “Purple Array” floats along like a daydream. With hypnotic riffs and spacey synths, the dreampop tune’s orbit is easy to slip into, but the crescendoing synths and echoing vocals of the song’s second half prove most serene. About “breaking patterns and learning to embrace change,” Gonzalez says, “Purple Array” is a lovely soundscape.