Top Five From LAIY: Week Of May 13

Top Five From LAIY: Week Of May 13

Building Design: An Interview With Frances Anderton Of KCRW
Frances Anderton is Los Angeles biggest supporter of architecture and design. We thought we were but, boy, she takes the cake. She’s a radio personality and writer who is super passionate about her work: we are proud to share this LA architecture and design champion’s story.

A Stay At The Parker
We went to Palm Springs last weekend because we love Palm Springs. It’s a dream place to visit. Anyway, we had the rare opportunity to stay at fancy pants place The Parker in the desert and it was heaven. You guys need to go there if you visit. (Moreover, the place is super gay and we toured a lot of their gay bars: read about that here.)

EunJin Park is a Los Angeles designer who came up with an ingenious idea: what if didn’t describe how things tasted but instead visualized how things tasted. She made a conceptual app called Spotaste that lets you make little spots to illustrate the taste of something. Genius! It’s also super good looking. We wish we could try it out…

Questions With A Visitor: Charli XCX
In case you didn’t know, we do a little series of interviews with visiting artists called Questions With A Visitor where we learn about why they are in LA and what they think of the city. We usually feature musicians as they tour and talk to them by email but, somehow, we got to do a little interview with indie pop starlet Charli XCX in person. She was here to kick off the Levi’s X Liberty of London collaboration and she was the sweetest. Spoiler alert: she loves LA.

This J,P;A House
We’ve been on a bit obsessed with finding and sharing houses in Los Angeles that we wish we lived in. What is the most recent house? J,P;A’s house they built for the Sessa family. It’s basically a beautiful box on the side of a hill and it is so simple and so in touch with the outdoors. We would die if we could live here.

Oh! Two other posts we wanted to share that didn’t make the cut: the illustrations of Eszter Chen are fabulously varied and so Yayoi Kusama and James Elliot Bailey are wonderful, calming, and well composed. Check those out!

May 17, 2013 / By