LA Auto Show 2021: EVs + Design Themes

Opening today, a shiny and impressive event that almost feels like old times

A shiny, impressive auto show is underway in Los Angeles and it feels like old times. Most noteworthy is how many brands are debuting their first EVs that are almost ready for production alongside concept EVs that won’t be out for a few years and definitely won’t look precisely like their concepts. EVs represent the chance for designers (and for more daring brands) to make …

Test Ride: Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special

The first adventure touring bike in the brand's 118-year history is helping the motorcycle company evolve

The stakes could not have been higher for Harley-Davidson with the release of the Pan America 1250, the first adventure touring bike in the brand’s 118-year history. Entering the adventure bike segment requires full commitment from any motorcycle company, let alone one known for cruiser bikes and for attracting a very particular kind of rider. Still, Harley-Davidson’s attempt results in an excellent motorcycle all around—not …

Word of Mouth: West Adams, Los Angeles

This neighborhood has a rich history and a focus on the future, thanks to innovative uses of space and community-minded initiatives

In South Los Angeles, West Adams—one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city—spans from Culver City to Downtown. Historic homes built in a dizzying array of styles from Georgian Revival to Alpine Craftsman, Queen Anne and Dutch Colonial line the streets. The Glen Lukens Home and Studio (designed by mid-century modernist Raphael Soriano for ceramicist Glen Lukens) has been painstakingly preserved by its new owner. …