#los-angeles Stories

At Long Last, Design Miami Arrives Out West

Following a successful debut edition in Paris and a rebrand under Basic.Space, the design showcase...

Southern Guild Breaks New Ground

With an expansive new gallery in Los Angeles, the stalwart of Cape Town’s contemporary art scene...

Where to See Stellar Design During Frieze L.A.

Though art fair week in Los Angeles may be focused on Frieze and Felix, there’s a wealth of...

Urban Planning Our Way Out of the Car Culture Hellscape

In an exclusive excerpt of “Renewing the Dream: The Mobility Revolution and the Future of Los...

Ulla Johnson and Kelly Wearstler Capture California Magic

For Johnson’s newly opened Los Angeles boutique, the two collaborators spoke with ‘Surface’...

Is This the World’s Most Polarizing Bus Shelter?

In Los Angeles, a newly unveiled bus shelter prototype to address shade and light concerns within...

What the Hammer Museum’s Redesign Means for Los Angeles

A decades-long makeover by Michael Maltzan Architecture is propelling the Hammer Museum headlong...

The 2028 Summer Olympics Looms Over Los Angeles

Amid public misgivings, long-needed improvements—from public land revitalization to rail transit...

Hotel Per La Brings a Relaxed, Sun-Soaked Ambiance to Downtown L.A.

Envisioned as an oasis-like stay by designer Jaqui Seerman, the newly opened hotel reinvigorates...

Designing Delicious
Sushi Master Yoya Takahashi Ditches the Reverence of Omakase for Boisterous Izakaya Style

A look behind the curtain of the serene, Kyoto-style izakaya Kodo in L.A.'s Arts District, where...

Studio Visit
Blasting Rock Music and Making a Mess with CK Reed

How do you like to work? For the L.A.–based artist and designer, mostly shoeless. “Always...

Designing Delicious
Designing Delicious: Chef Evan Funke, the Pasta Architect

With an ineffable devotion to traditional handmade methods, Angeleno toque Evan Funke has mastered...

A Ribbon of Light Just Became L.A.’s Latest Landmark

A decade-long effort to replace a deteriorating viaduct across the Los Angeles River has culminated

Project Spotlight
Kvadrat’s L.A. Showroom is Adorned in Knitted Yarn

Color and craft come together in the textile designer’s house-within-a box showroom envisioned by

Designer of the Day
Designer of the Day: Hannah Polskin

Hannah Polskin is the ace of shapes. Whether it be her soothing diptychs and triptychs or amorphous

Inside the Long-Awaited Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Though beset by delays, the Renzo Piano–designed museum makes for a stunning addition to the...

OMA’s Audrey Irmas Pavilion Glows Like a Constellation

A strikingly modern expansion to the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, the global firm’s...

Spatial Awareness
The Cabanas at the Beverly Hills Hotel Receive a Retro-Glam Makeover

Champalimaud Design tapped into Old Hollywood nostalgia and the storied history of L.A.'s Pink...

Hauser & Wirth Eyes Expansion in Los Angeles

With growth perennially on its mind, the global mega-gallery plans to open a second L.A. gallery in

How Pre-Approved ADUs Will Tackle California’s Housing Shortage

Aiming to fast-track permits for accessory dwelling units, the city launches a program that offers...

Opening Shot
A Mediterranean Spirit Pervades L.A.’s New Cara Hotel

In East L.A.'s Los Feliz neighborhood, a formerly seedy motel has been reincarnated as an ethereal...

Bjarne Melgaard in Full Bloom

At the Felix fair in Los Angeles, the indefatigable provocateur debuts intimate paintings as major...

Curator Alison Gingeras on Revisiting One of the 20th Century’s Key Art Shows

Inspired by a MoMA classic, “New Images of Man” at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles shows dozens of...

David Adjaye on His Majestic, Grapefruit-Colored Design for The Webster L.A.

For the multi-brand clothing and design boutique’s new outpost, the architect created a...

The Best New Coworking Spaces of 2019

From the Chicago to Brussels, designers have injected new ideas into what is now one of the...

Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Others Pitch New Visions of The La Brea Tar Pits

Along with the veteran firm, Dorte Mandrup and WEISS/MANFREDI have offered proposals for rehabbing...

Haily Zaki, Founder of Los Angeles Design Festival, Dishes on This Year’s Edition

Under Haily Zaki's leadership, the Los Angeles Design Festival has evolved from a small grassroots...

Designer of the Day: Mimi Jung

In anticipation of a two-person exhibition opening next month in Brooklyn, the Los Angeles–based...

L.A.’s New Design Atelier That Doubles as an Art Gallery

Icelandic architect Gulla Jonsdottir opens an multidisciplinary space inside the La Peer Hotel.

The Memphis Group’s Peter Shire Just Wants to Feel Great All the Time

From his studio in Los Angeles, the 70-year-old designer talks about leaving a legacy, the...

Get Your Meditation On Atop This Modular Velvet Bench

Created by Los Angeles–based designer Leah Ring, the Stacks bench will make its debut in navy...

A Shag Rug That Trades the Sleazy ’70s for California Cool

Block Shop’s first line of hand-tufted wool rugs includes this wild fuchsia-and-banana-hued gem.

Design Dialogues No. 45 With Japan House Los Angeles

Kenya Hara spoke about his inspiration for the Takeo Paper Show exhibition, why eggs are an...

How To See Paper As Poetry, Not Product

In "Subtle," Japan House Los Angeles's new show, Japanese design guru Kenya Hara elevates the...

Culture Club
Michael Chow Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Mr. Chow

A raucous Chinese New Year celebration at the legend’s downtown L.A. art studio ensued as he rang

Design Dialogues No. 41

ANREALAGE designer Kunihiko Morinaga spoke about his exhibition “A LIGHT UN LIGHT,” currently...

Designer of the Day: David Wiseman

The California native on designing a bench for a deer, his first L.A. show, and Halloween, his...

Culture club
“Radical Women” and the “Good Guys” Celebrated at The Hammer Museum’s 15th Annual Gala

One of L.A.’s biggest social events, the soiree was full of festivity and real-talk.

A New Shopping and Hangout Mecca Rises in Los Angeles

Row DTLA, home for a miscellany of cult brands, comes to life from early 20th-century buildings...

Gentle Monster Brings a Rice Paddy to DTLA

The Korean eyewear label’s first West-Coast store is a pastoral fantasy.

Designer of the Day: Jenny Wu

The L.A. architect on 3D-printed jewelry, making a 20-mile greenway for Angelenos, and her respect...

A Freedom Sculpture for Independence Day

Architect Cecil Balmond’s poignant work is unveiled in Los Angeles.

Thom Browne’s Steady Hand

The award-winning fashion designer Thom Browne revels in consistency in an industry that expects...

Studio Mai Coaxes the Tinder Generation to Look Up From Their Phones

The L.A. firm behind hit restaurants and the new Made Hotel in New York forces interaction through...

Transform and Function

The boundary-pushing works of Peter Shire come to the MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.

Know Now
Angie Kim’s Cultural Capital

An investment program aims to shake up traditional funding models in the arts.

Destination: Los Angeles

Rising fashion and art scenes are casting a new light on California’s glamorous city.

Restaurant: Gwen

An art deco dining room provides the perfect stage for a chef’s dramatic cooking techniques.

Full Speed Ahead

For Auto Mobility’s Design & Developer Challenge, participants dream up vehicle experiences that...

Design Dispatch: Feb. 21, 2017

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

Sterling Ruby: Stretching the Canvas

Sterling Ruby combines art and fashion with his close friend Raf Simons.

Mixografia Preserves the Art of the Printed Page

The Los Angeles-based fine-arts printmaker Mixografia takes 2-D reproductions to perceptual 3-D...

Finding Pleasure in Pain (On The Dance Floor)

The appeal and addiction of boutique fitness according to writer Sheila Marikar.

Sonia Boyajian’s Jewelry Captures Surrealist Whimsy

The Hollywood-based designer loves vintage, over-the-top glamour.

Terry Crews Reflects on the Changing Landscape of Downtown L.A.

The actor's memories of the neighborhood's bleaker days make its rapid development all the more...

Studio Visit
Garrett Leight in Focus

The thoroughbred Angelino eyewear designer talks with us about where inspirations comes from (or...

Soul Sister

Kelly Wearstler, the Beverly Hills-based interiors maven, sees the spiritual in everything she...

The Haas brothers on their art world shenanigans and social work

Nikolai and Simon Haas discuss their shenanigans, social work, and new “Afreaks” project from...

Petersen Automotive Museum’s Polarizing Facade Mirrors Its Cutting-edge Cars

L.A.’s new museum avoids expected routes with its controversial building.

The Adult Treehouse That Is Otium

The Broad Museum’s new rustic accent is a Napa-inspired restaurant.

Alex Israel Loves Los Angeles

The young artist has become a fixture on the art scene in Los Angeles.

Nicolas Berggruen Cultivates Ideas, Not Art

The financier, author, collector, and philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen was recently on his way to...

The Broad Museum’s Architecture is as Compelling as the Art Inside

With Joanne Heyler at the helm and a bold new museum, the Broad Foundation extends its impact.

Michael Govan on LACMA’s ambitious expansion and the pressures of a museum director

As LACMA turns 50, the museum's director helps usher in an ambitious expansion.

Frank Gehry Continues to Reconstruct the World

Nearly 20 years after Bilbao, the iconic architect continues to transform the world through his...