Ferris Olin, Ph.D. co-directs the Institute for Wo... read more
KENNY G & RHEUBEN ALLEN MAKE SWEET ... read more
Sanford Smith, Founder Sanford Smith has been a f... read more
In the Works: Pacific Design Center’s Red Building
CHARLES S. COHEN Developing a Living Museum All of L.A. is well acquainted with the “Blue Whale”. Even if you don’t know it— you know it. It’s the mammoth, six-story, blue structure that lords over... read more
Montage Hotels & Resorts, Beverly Hills & Laguna Beach
Alan Fuerstman, Founder & CEO If it’s possible to escape in the middle of a bustling city, then Montage Hotels & Resorts founder and CEO Alan Fuerstman has pulled it off. First, he built a... read more
Furniture and Design through the Magni-fying Glass
In a city that’s constantly moving, designer James Magni strives to stay fresh There is a faction of fashionable Angelenos out there who can proudly say they’ve had their homes “Magni-fied”. Behind... read more
Dr. John Allison Brings Atlas Shrugged to College Classrooms
DR. JOHN ALLISON BRINGS ATLAS SHRUGGED TO COLLEGE CLASSROOMS ... read more
Daniel Fong: What's in a Crib? Million Dollar Baby Grows Up Fast
DANIEL FONG WHAT’S IN A CRIB? MILLION DOLLAR BABY GROWS UP FAST BY LISA STAHL The American dream may feel like a footnote in history texts to those hit hard in recent times. But for Chinese Ame... read more
Bridge the Worlds of Technology, Art and Commerce: Robert Kyncl
BRIDGE THE WORLDS OF TECHNOLOGY, ART AND COMMERCE ROBERT KYNCL VICE PRESIDENT TV AND FILM ENTERTAINMENT AT GOOGLE BY SHERRY DEAN CURRERI Google is working to bridge the worlds of technology, a... read more
Coca-Cola's 125 Years: The Legacy of Design-David Butler
DAVID BUTLER COCA-COLA’S 125 YEARS: THE LEGACY OF DESIGN ... read more
George Verschoor & Brady Connell: Extreme Makeover Home Edition
GEORGE VERSCHOOREXECUTIVE PRODUCER, EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION BRADY CONNELLEXECUTIVE PRODUCER, EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION ... read more
Digitalfilm Tree Expands into South Korea: Ramy Katrib
RAMY KATRIB - DIGITALFILM TREE EXPANDS INTO SOUTH KOREA ... read more
Lynch-Bages: Jean-Charles Cazes Grows His Family's Enterprise
LYNCH- BAGES JEAN-CHARLES CAZES GROWS HIS FAMILY’S ENTERPRISE BY CLAIRE NAA At the gates of Pauillac, the 100-hectare Lynch-Bages Estate, which produces 50,000 cases of wine each year, owes par... read more
Saul Levine: The Great American Entrepreneur Gives Goliath a Run for his Money
SAUL LEVINE THE GREAT AMERICAN ENTREPRENEUR GIVES GOLIATH A RUN FOR HIS MONEY BY VICTORIA CHARTERS I am happy to report that the Pioneering Spirit is alive and well in Los Angeles, embodied in t... read more
At 98, Louise Bourgeois is, in many ways, the mother of us all and seer of the past half century. After living in the shadows of her parents, restorers of tapestries in Paris, and in the shadow of her art historian American husband in New York, Bourgeois was given her due at 71 in a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, and she’s been knocking our socks off ever since. Using wood, marble, glass, bronze, fabric, print, and mixed media, Bourgeois is adroit at exploring taboo subjects—from the idea of the baby in the womb to her father’s affair with her tutor and the many psychological issues that involve notions of home, self, family, and relationships. Even when Bourgeois is her most literal—using her own old clothes as pale, delicate reminders of former selves—she shows us the larger picture.
Roxy Paine (b. 1966) sculpts paradoxes that intermix beauty and death. Paine’s art approaches Harold Bloom’s take on Hamlet, being simultaneously “totally theatrical and totally inward.” Maelstrom, his seven-ton, gleaming, welded-steel, monumental sculpture of wildly gyrating, tree-like forms, dominated The Met’s roof for a season in 2009. As Maelstrom’s metal limbs mutated, at points resembling everything from industrial pipes to a berserk human nervous system, the work alluded to a range of things—from the 1908 Tunguska meteor strike in Siberia to brain activity during an epileptic seizure.
Renowned Artist and Sculptor
Jeff Koons (b. 1955) has captured hearts—and auction records—with monumental sculpture of beloved icons from his ceramic Michael Jackson and Bubbles to the floral Puppy along with edgier images including nude self-portraits of himself and his first wife; basketballs floating in water tanks; pristine, sealed Hoover vacuum cleaner models; and soft porn versions of Popeye and his gang. He earned renown for his public sculptures such as the monumental, floral Puppy (1992), shown at Rockefeller Center and permanently installed at the Guggenheim Bilbao. Another floral sculpture, Split-Rocker (2000), was installed at the Palace of Versailles in the summer of 2008.
Guangzhou Opera House, Innovation Tower & Galaxy SoHo
Throughout her early career as an architect, Zaha Hadid has established a daring design vocabulary that has further blossomed since her 2004 Pritzker Prize win. As the first woman architect recipient of architecture’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, her particular talents have found a niche in China, which, along with Dubai, has become one of the new frontiers for architects, a laboratory for fresh design.