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 …

The Ned, London

A hub of accommodation that's more than a hotel, thanks to its size and intentions

Most hotels in big cities have a problem with maximizing space—but what does one do when the building-to-be-renovated is almost too massive? It requires more than one company, in fact. This month, The Ned finally opened its doors in London after four years of work, completing its transformation from Midland Bank headquarters into a gigantic 252-room hotel, with private members’ club areas, a spa, public …

Muppets vs Beastie Boys

Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, the USPS' long-overdue rebrand, smartphones charged by sound and more in our weekly look at the web

The internet (and great video editing software) has provided us with some wonderful mashups—from Obama “singing” Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe” to Auto-tuning the News, but this week’s musical winner was the manipulation of three Muppets—Animal, Beaker and Swedish Chef—to lip-sync the 1992 Beastie Boys track “So What’cha Want.” The white turtlenecks, perfectly edited hand motions and the close-up diagonal shots effectively transform this …