L.A. Special

Issue 9

F/W 2010/11

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L.A. Special

Issue 9

F/W 2010/11

The L.A. Special



Talking Shop with L.A.’s resident Internationalists
Interview by Brooke Hodge
Photography by Todd Cole


An L.A. Diary
Interview by Pierre Alexandre de Looz
Photography by Hedi Slimane


Setting Sail with Venice Beach’s most compulsive Innovator
Interview by Felix Burrichter
Photography by Richard Schulman


Warming House with the West Coast’s Gentle Giant
Interview by Katya Tylevich
Photography by Danielle Levitt


Tagging Along With Mid City’s Graffiti Prodigy
Interview by Naheed Simjee
Photography by Robin Black


A peek into the private homes of new MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch in Hollywood, Rock Sugar front man Jess Harnell in Studio City, photographer Lisa Eisner in Bel Air, and the legendary Norwood Young in Hancock Park. A special commission for a PIN–UP Case Study House in the Hollywood Hills by five international architects including Etienne Descloux from Berlin, Andreas Angelidakis from Athens, Emilio Marín from Santiago de Chile, Rafael de Cárdenas from New York, and Sam Causer from London. Photographer Adrian Gaut discovers New York in L.A. on the NBC Universal lot. Johnston Marklee spell out their Architectural Alphabet in a series of beautifully abstract models. A slew of tips and tricks for what to do and see when in Venice Beach (by Sylvia Lavin), Silver Lake (by Escher GuneWardena), Downtown L.A. (by Ball Nogues), Pasadena (by Ini Archibong), Culver City (by Peter Zellner), and Palm Springs (by Brad Dunning). A posthumous tribute to late visionary architect Raimund Abraham in form of his last lecture, shortly before he died in a tragic car crash in Los Angeles. A peek into the life and work of oft-overlooked architect Julia Morgan, the mastermind behind William Randolph Hearst’s private castle in San Simeon. And a PIN–UP Board with many inspiring finds from around the world, including Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Balenciaga, Anahuacalli, Siki Im, Gerrit Rietveld, Niemeyer in Lebanon, Item Idem, the Venice Architecture Biennale, and Tobias Wong.