All posts tagged “Los Angeles

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Coloring outside

  This is my view, arguably my favorite foil yet for typing: sfumato on the Hollywood Hills, woolens for seats, plaster patches in exposed concrete, moody photography by Kevin Hanley. LA food truck phenom turned entrepreneurial polyglot Roy Choi – “the Jay Z of the… Read More

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On the waterfront

  Labor Day is for sun soaking and bacon eating – boxes I could check at the Gorbals, a new restaurant and bar perched atop Space Ninety 8, a Urban Outfitters concept complex, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Eight years ago, Ilan Gold won the second season… Read More

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Sitting duck

  Two days ago, a six-story rubber duck sailed into the Port of Los Angeles, cruising by battleships, container cranes, and cheering spectators. Ever punctual, the duck arrived in time for the triennial Tall Ships Festival LA. Designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the duck… Read More

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Pool party

  Another meeting of sand and water (can you tell I’m landlocked?), though this time self-consciously so. Last month, Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia planted Social Pool in the Mojave desert of Southern California, a nod to other land art installations in remote Western regions: Walter… Read More

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Full circle

              On the seventh day in South L.A., the faithful now flock to a resurrected architectural relic. Modernist maverick Rudolph Schindler designed the Bethlehem Baptist Church – his only church – for a black congregation in 1944, “the lone… Read More