I hope you will take the time this Wednesday, May 6, from 7-9 p.m. to join Moby, Shepard Fairey and yours truly in a panel helmed by our friend Brad Grossman, who’s taken the uber inquisitiveness that made him Brian Grazer’s right hand guide for so many years and in 2008 finally founded the Zeitguide, a multi-media platform that guides a wide swath of industry leaders through leading-edge issues in our constantly changing culture. […]
Archive for the ‘Design’ Category
Please join me Wednesday evening, June 11, for an inside peek at one of the most talented individuals in the world of fashion and rock.
Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Cher, Tina Turner and a galaxy of pop culture’s supernovas owe a flash of their sparkle to Michael Schmidt, whose imaginative, provocative costumes and accessories are innovations in craftsmanship and materials—as disparate as plastic Legos, razor blades, Swarovski Elements and sterling silver links. […]
The future of fashion is here. Well, almost. The first fully articulated 3D-printed piece of fashion is now a reality. This mind-boggling work by Michael Schmidt was brought to life on stage last night at the New York outpost Ace Hotel when Dita Von Teese was laced up within an inch of her life in this high-tech haute couture. […]
At the nexus of this week’s whirlwind is the grand opening of our new outpost of A+R. A storefront twice the size of our Abbot Kinney location, this one is located at 171 S. […]
Yep, you can join us TONIGHT from 6-10 as we celebrate this thing called Fashion Night Out.
Oh wait, is Vogue going to charge me $250 for writing this phrase? […]
As the concrete dries on our new A+R location and we look forward to hanging our “open” sign later next month, reporters are getting hot and heavy about the revival along La Brea Avenue with the September issues in mind. […]
It’s Monday. And out there, about two hours from where I write, is a pool sparkling under a fireball that is nuking the concrete surrounding the cool pool to 104 degrees, or something that feels much hotter. […]
Crowd-sourcing financing for creative pursuits has exploded like so many Fourth of July fireworks this year, reflecting a real shift in the course of entrepreneurial enterprise as well as the public’s embrace of that spirit. […]
It’s an expansion of sorts.
As you Dear LVER Reader know all too well from reading this site, Andy and I enjoy life to the max. With that in mind, we are expanding our offerings on the retail level by becoming one of the 150 “curators” on OpenSky, a curator-driven marketplace allowing users to select from a tightly selected group of experts in the fields of lifestyle, food, kids, beauty, health, home and other categories.[…]
Was nothing sacred? Had Banksy slipped into a Fjellse bed with Ikea? As we stood at the entrance of the Ventura Lambrate subway station during the recent Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, I interrupted my eye roll at the rough black-and-white pasted figures on the granite walls with the realization this was probably just another mainstreaming of street art. […]
When Elisa Goodkind and Ramona Canino appeared on my porch late last summer, I had a little trepidation. I’m not about hanging out my laundry for the world to see, let alone opening up my closet or my home—especially as I was in the midst of construction and changing up some of the furnishings. […]
With the passing of dear Vidal Sassoon earlier today, I was reminded of the many times I was lucky enough to chat with him. Aside from being such a revolutionary of style, the man epitomized style to his very last appearances in March. […]
We’ve been on the road and in the air since April 4, covering thousands of miles to reach Edinburgh (holiday in a castle), London (friends and design), Milan (design+furniture fair) and finally Palm Springs (A+R Toy Lab at the Crafting Community). […]
Forget Coachella. There in the desert, unleashed, raw imagination is at the core of an upcoming gathering lead by renown artists Karen Kimmel, Tanya Aguiñiga, Cathy Callahan of Cathy of California fame, bag designer Clare Vivier and teeming with underwater photography, skateboarding, sneaker customization and smores. […]
Regrets, I’ve had a few…Truth be told, they are very few since I find it counterproductive living life that way. But one regret I cannot shake is recently lingering in Nashville and skipping out on the opening festivities in San Francisco for the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective at the de Young Museum. […]