Posts by Abigail Stone

The annual Los Angeles Design Festival, now in its seventh year, honors Los Angeles as a global design capital, with its opening night party and fundraiser set for this Thursday night, June 8th.

Los Angeles is a hotbed of creativity and now de LaB is taking design-interested folks behind the veil.

Palm Springs needs little introduction. One of Los Angeles’ favorite getaways, just two hours east of the city, it has a mythology solidified by the illustrious crowd -- Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Liberace, Elvis -- that retreated here for rest and relaxations.

 Food photos: Jake Lindeman. Restaurant photos: Joshua White.Middle Eastern meze is designed for sharing. The myriad of small plates are meant to invigorate the senses.

 February in Southern California is permeated with a festive MidCentury Modern vibe couresy of Modernism Week in Palm Springs, a ten-day celebration of the clean, functional aesthetic that gives the desert town its distinctive cool look.

 Peruse the resource list of a San Francisco project and often, its most intriguing pieces — that eye-catching bed or couch or chair or lamp  — are from The Future Perfect.

Show + Tell Projects, a fusion gallery, store and wellness center, located just at the edge of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, is a locus of cool happenings.

 "Go west, young man," was the advice given to adventurers hoping to strike it big.  Chef Jessi Singh and his wife Jennifer Singh take that advice to heart, with the opening of Babu Ji in San Francisco.

When we profiled ceramicist Ben Medansky in our fall issue, he never anticipated how his summer would turn out.  An Instagram post of a smoke cloud covering Los Angeles’ skyline on July 23, captioned “Shit, I hope that’s not me”, was an understated harbinger of the destruction that followed.

Which came first, the food or the art? From New York to San Francisco, museums are, more and more, places where you'll find not only intriguing art but intriguing food as well.