Author: Jenn Thornton

LASVIT A Fresh Design Radiance

When the great Maria Callas stood on the stage at La Scala, she imposed herself like no other, singing with such force, her songs were enough to shake the chand...Read More

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Frida Kahlo’s Home: Picture Of Her Life

When the exiled Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky came to Coyoacan, a town on the outskirts of Mexico City, he did so at the invitation of artist Frida Kahlo (...Read More

Maya Lin Reshaping Art & Architecture

Designer Maya Lin is of a different nature. At just 21 years old, while still a Yale undergrad, she entered the winning design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial...Read More

An Unlikely Florist

From a decades-old VW van, aspiring actor Spencer Falls pulled up curbside on Abbott Kinney to sell a few flowers. More impulse than business at the time, “The ...Read More

The Landmark Ennis House, Frank Lloyd Wrights Opus

That iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright eventually found work in Los Angeles feels a bit like prophecy—he remains one of the most colorful characters ...Read More

Gensler Urban-Creative Operation

It’s an interesting question, what an international, award-winning architecture, design and planning firm might create if designing a space for itself. For Gens...Read More

A Thoughtfully Conceived Crossing By The Bay

In San Francisco, Twitter employees are enjoying a smooth commute. The company’s skybridge, a floating glass span 100 feet above a pedestrian alley in the city’...Read More

The Vessel: A Large-Scale Expression

For London-based Heatherwick Studio, designing the centerpiece of Hudson Yards—one of the largest real estate developments in America that has transformed a for...Read More

Art Bridge By wHY Architecture

For years Angelenos walked or jogged along a concrete-encased tributary of the L.A. River in Valley Glen, its painted flank part of the Great Wall of Los Angele...Read More

Culver City Contemporary Expansion

“I grew up in an environment where something contemporary was very exotic,” says Los Angeles architect Edward Ogosta, referencing his upbringing in suburban Pal...Read More

Cranbrook Creative Laboratory For American Modernists

Considered now, when so much of the country’s innovation and enterprise is the sole property of big cities on both coasts, Cranbrook—a creative epicenter in Ame...Read More

Vibrant Palette: Farrow & Ball’s Rich Paints & Wallpaper

The history of Farrow & Ball is as colorful as its vibrant palette of paints—and storefront on La Cienega. John Farrow was a trained chemist who spent the S...Read More

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