Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Picture Perfect: Gary Oldman and 100 Pals at Paul Smith

Life is good for Gary Oldman. As he charms his way through interviews and parties in L.A. this week in the run up to hearing his name announced in the best actor category at this Sunday’s 84th Academy Awards, he also marked the opening of his collaborative photography exhibition with lensman Jack English Thursday night at the Paul Smith flagship on Melrose Avenue. […]

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Getting My Fingers Dirty


No one can describe me as having a green thumb. More often than not, I massacre plants. But in an effort to meet one of my 2012 resolutions, I spent some time Sunday planting thyme, Italian parsley and oregano plants we picked up at the Hollywood Farmer's Market that morning. […]

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Pink Martini+Pasta Fresco: Her Majesty Kim Hastreiter Holds Court in L.A.

By now, it should be no surprise, that if the inimitable Pink Martini is playing in Los Angeles or New York or even now Paris (more on that later), among the shifting ensemble of guest musicians and singers is one performer on the triangle who has become a near-regular: the equally inimitable Queen Bee of Pop (Counter) Culture and co-founder of Paper Magazine, Kim Hastreiter. […]

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Tangerine Dream for 2012

Every year, Pantone, that gatekeeper for any industry that relies on color, christens a new shade designated to reflect the aspirations of both the times and the trends. For 2012, that is a reddish-orange hue imbued with the real and imagined qualities of optimism, revival and energy and dubbed Tangerine Tango. […]

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