POW! WOW! Pop Culture

A homegrown street-art festival gives way to the bright, imaginative murals making a cultural statement in Hawaii Word on the street in Hawaii: turn a corner, go under a bridge, pull into a parki...Read More

Norton Simon Museum Stages an Exhibit of Ellsworth Kelly’s Lithographs

Uncommon Bond Norton Simon Museum stages an exhibit of artist Ellsworth Kelly’s lithographs In the 1960s, artist Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015) started creating lithographic prints. At the time the Ameri...Read More

Exhibit L.A.

The ninth annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary lands at Barker Hangar this month Written by Jenn Thornton The global art community turns its gaze to L.A., as Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar welcomes Art L...Read More

Fresh Perspective

Interior designer Lindsay Pennington brings her classic Southern sensibility to the contemporaria of California Written by Jenn Thornton “It certainly has been a trajectory, although it hasn’t been a ...Read More

Art for Art’s Sake

Shockboxx spotlights local artists with the eclectic and unexpected Written by Constance Dunn Nestled amid the design studios and body shops of Cypress Avenue in Hermosa Beach is a gallery signaling a...Read More

Artistic Vision

Santa Monica designer Christine Markatos Lowe creates au courant interiors with a classic touch  Written by Jenn Thornton “Work of art” might be considered a fairly rote turn of phrase these days...Read More

Going Commercial

Real estate veteran Alexander Koustas spearheads The Agency’s new Commercial Advisory Board Written by Wendy Bowman When the co-founders of The Agency, Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose, found that they...Read More

Material Culture

The artistic traditions of neighboring cultures collide in a new exhibition at LACMA Written by Jenn Thornton This September, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents its forthcoming exhibit, Fou...Read More

A Creative Call

From Frank Gehry to (fer) studio, L.A. architect Christopher Mercier is an urban renaissance man Written by Jenn Thornton Architect Christopher Mercier, AIA, wasn’t always the man with a master plan. ...Read More

The Art of Preservation

The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program upholds our rich artistic tradition Written by Jenn Thornton In considering all that ancient places articulate—from beauty, identity and memory to commu...Read More

Its a Wonderful Tour

The 2017 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts is set at the revered home of Samuel Hinds Written by Wendy Bowman Where can you find a powder room that doubles as an art installation with antique glass...Read More

Architect by Day, Artist Always

Dan Janotta flexes his multi-media creative muscle at his new Pier Avenue gallery Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Paul Jonason It’s a strange idea that a creative person must work ...Read More

Italian art, architecture and ambiance

From ancient structures to sumptuous meals, Italy awakens all the senses in two of its finest cities Written by Virginia Fay | Photography Courtesy of Virginia Fay & Mike Kallay Accordion music fl...Read More

Starlit Station

DTLA’s iconic Union Station transforms into a mecca for art and entertainment Written by: Danielle Accovelli | Photos Courtesy of Union Station Relish the lingering nights of summer at Union Station w...Read More

Summer Soleil

Festival Napa Valley uncorks the best of culture, wine and cuisine Written by Danielle Accovelli | Photos courtesy of Festival Napa Valley & Colin Bell Every summer something magical happens to Na...Read More

Haute Spot

Platform ups Culver City’s cool quotient with a highly curated collection of culinary, fashion and art talent Written by Alexandria Abramian Culver City’s food and housing scene has been on the leadin...Read More

Bernhardt Design: A True Original

USC alumnus Jerry Helling has revolutionized Bernhardt Design, one of America’s oldest furniture companies, all while tirelessly working to preserve authentic design. Approaching furniture ideas from ...Read More

From Ocean To Mountains

Photographer Jill Sanders and painter Joshua Serafin bring their big, vivid nature works to the South Bay via Gallery JS Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason When Jill Sanders breez...Read More

What A View

Made to hold modern-day media or classic fine art, Restoration Hardware’s 19th C. English Artist’s Easel is a strong, solid-oak update of a  earlier-era staple. With a turn-key to lock casters and a c...Read More

On The Edge at WestEdge Design Fair

Now in its third year, WestEdge Design Fair is a mecca for home furnishings, and the source for inspiring designs and bespoke pieces. Occupying Santa Monica’s expansive Barker Hanger, WestEdge brings ...Read More

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