Joy Bryant as stunt car driver? The cute model-turned-actress-activist, a freshman newlywed to a hunky stunt man, had Kerry Washington and I gobsmacked as she regaled us with details of her recent certification as a speed demon on wheels.
Archive for May, 2009
Take two can be second to none. A recap over a second night cap with the right storyteller can be infinitely more interesting than real time. Smudged kohl eyes and bedhead are sexier the morning after.
Kristian Byrge and Peter Bonnén got a lot of muutos. They've realized a candelabra skinned in rubber, a "cordless" bone china lamp lit by oil, and a storage system compiled of a group of fiber tubes that can be endlessly reconfigured.
Hands down, one of the great forces of style in L.A. is Ruth Handel. The former long-time publicist for L.A. Eyeworks (where we met two decades ago when I was at the The L.A.
The whole conceit of Los Angeles Fashion Week may have suffocated under the weight of vacuous egos and misdirected souls, but the dream to showcase the city’s talent continues.
Something about roller derby that inspires the "F-this" in any gal. And Drew Barrymore did just that Saturday night when she split from the endless line into the single-stall VIP women’s loo and bee-lined it for the empty men’s room.
Can the finger-licking morsels served up from stands at the side of the road in Mongolia or Jerusalem or Korea be just as delicious served seated in the comfort of a walled courtyard in Hollywood?
As part of her "Cocktail Chic" roundup in the newest Food+Wine Magazine, columnist Megan Krigbaum featured the Juicy drinking glasses Lotta Odelius designed for fellow Swedes Sagaform.
Big thank you goes to our pal Elizabeth Anderson-Kempe who brought the Juicy collection to our radar, and east coast customer Stella who gave us the heads up on this surprise feature.
The pretext was, in Gary Baseman's words, "to celebrate the beauty of the bittersweetness of life." But La Noche de la Fusión, Saturday night's over-the-top opening of the pop surrealist's largest solo exhibition, celebrated the beauty of life, full stop.
San Francisco-based curator-creator Philip Wood is a man about design, and a man about the world. His long-running lab Citizen Citizen has realized many an ingenious concept by the likes of Tobias Wong and FredriksonStallard (and which we've been only too thrilled to offer at A+R).
Globetrotting Gary Baseman marks his return to L.A. with his grandest exhibition yet. Opening tonight at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, La Noche de la Fusión showcases more than 50 works, including a four-foot sculpture of his entirely new character, the Enlightened Chou, as well as a carnival-like atmosphere replete with costumes created just for the evening by five-time Emmy nominated designer Wendy Daku.