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In-demand interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard creates the ultimate Malibu Colony surf house and social hub for entrepreneur and kid-at-heart Ed Freedman.
On a mission to change the world through its daring moon-shot competitions, Culver City’s revolutionary Xprize foundation finds a winner in new CEO Marcus Shingles.
Photographer Douglas Friedman and model Sean O’Pry get behind the wheel of their dream car—the new Ferrari California T—for an epic road trip. Around the bend: candlelit camping, fireside Scotch and a brush with the law.
ARMIE OF ONE The refreshingly straight-talking Armie Hammer isn’t seduced by blockbuster bait—instead it’s intense character studies, sacred family time and smokin’ hot BBQ that get his heart racing.
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backpacks and timepieces................................................................................................................................ 41 Off to the vintage-car races in Pismo Beach with Bobby Green. SUVs get an
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In movies, the leading man tends to steal the show; he’s someone who can walk into the room, assess the situation, do the job and leave with the girl at the end (at least onscreen, if not off). A leading man in life does the same: owning whatever he is doing, with a subtle, effortless elegance. Our cover subject is one such leading man. I’m lucky enough to call Armie Hammer— and his wife, Elizabeth Chambers—a friend for more than six years, having met him when, after years of hard work, he was about to break out as the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network. Little did he know what lay ahead—it has been a fascinating ride. Working with legends including Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Tom Ford and Guy Ritchie has put him in a certain Hollywood stratosphere. Now, with the much-buzzed-about—and sure to be much-awarded—The Birth of a Nation, Hammer’s star continues to shine. Another actor on our radar, Luke Grimes has already commanded scenes in the Antoine Fuqua-directed The Magnificent Seven and in Fifty Shades of Grey (the second film in the trilogy is out in February). Earlier this year, he was also cast as the new face of Chanel cologne Allure Homme Sport. We feature Grimes in fall’s sartorial splendor in our fashion portfolio shot by David Roemer in the heart of Downtown L.A. Bringing every look to life, Grimes’ leading-man qualities come to light. When speaking with Xprize CEO Marcus Shingles, it’s evident that he and his company are paving the way for innovators to break new ground in a variety of realms, from expanding space and ocean exploration to increasing access to safe drinking water. It is an exciting time to be working in California, even more so considering companies like Xprize that are helping to facilitate solutions to better humanity. And when personal change is needed—a break from saving the world, say—and guys want to blow off steam, what’s better than a road trip through Big Sur? We tagged along with photographer Douglas Friedman and model Sean O’Pry as they hopped in the new Ferrari California T for the ultimate road rally. Both the car and the sights are otherworldly. Of course, there are other escape routes: Cultivating balance in mind, body and soul is one such example. Ed Freedman’s success in the finance world led him to find sanctuary in a bespoke coastal retreat and create his own outdoor yoga studio, one of the many highlights of his Martyn Lawrence Bullard-designed Malibu Colony getaway. Go inside his seaside spot for a tour of the good life, California style. These stories are great examples of men paving the way, taking charge and doing good…they’re Hollywood stories, if you ask me.
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TESSA NEUSTADT “Between Bo the chocolate Lab running around the house, the waves crashing on the beach, and fresh food from Chef Oren, I never wanted to leave!” says L.A.-based photographer Tessa Neustadt of shooting Ed Freedman’s home for “Striking Balance” on p.88. Neustadt’s work has appeared in Elle and Domino, and her clients include Anthropologie and Target. C SPOTS • Chantry Flats is a great shaded hike about 30 minutes from Downtown L.A. that ends at a waterfall—I love taking my dog there • Shopclass is one of my favorite vintage furniture spots in L.A. • Scoops in L.A. for ice cream, hands down! They’re changing their flavors constantly, like brown-butter sweet potato and balsamic fig
MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD “It’s always fun designing a home for a bachelor, especially when it’s oceanside and he loves stylish living,” says celebrity interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard (whose clientele includes Tommy Hilfiger, Ellen Pompeo, and Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne) of his collaboration with Ed Freedman (“Striking Balance,” p.88). “It’s a true reflection of his personality, which for me is the best stamp a decorator can leave.” C SPOTS • Habite antique shop in L.A.—a treasure trove of furniture and accessories • John Kelly Chocolates in Santa Monica for sea-salt truffles • Cafe Midi at American Rag Cie in L.A. is a favorite for brunch—they have the best rosemary-dusted french fries ever
KURT ISWARIENKO “Given that Armie got more than his share in the looks department, it was only natural for me to wonder, ‘Hey, where will this one fall short?’” says photographer Kurt Iswarienko of capturing cover star Armie Hammer (“Armie of One,” p.76). “As it turns out, he’s super nice, well adjusted and articulate.” Iswarienko’s clients include Netflix and British GQ. C SPOTS • Coral Canyon Park in Malibu for a hike—the views are spectacular • San Pedro is the Williamsburg of L.A., five years before it’s too late to get in on the action. All it will take is the right tattooed chef to open a spot and it will be game over • Waypoint Café at the Camarillo Airport: I’m a pilot, so I’m partial, but it’s a great spot for brunch and people-watching
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BOBBY GREEN “The Race of Gentlemen embraces the history of car culture by reviving an old tradition,” says the event’s co-founder, Bobby Green, of the subject of “Fast Track to the Past” on p.57. Green, who is also co-founder/ designer of Los Angeles-based hospitality brand 1933 Group, has assembled more than two dozen cars, speedsters and motorcycles dating back to the 1930s, all housed at his Old Crow Speed Shop in Burbank. C SPOTS • Little Dom’s in Los Feliz—timeless design, the food is comforting, and I met Mick Jagger there • Pasadena City College Flea Market—it’s free and you can take your dogs • Kelly’s Beach in Reedley is a vintage campground that I love FALL/WINTER 2016
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faster we went, the easier it was to drive,” says model Sean O’Pry of putting the California T Ferrari to the test with photographer Douglas Friedman (“Thrill of the Chase,” p.110). O’Pry’s clients include Barneys New York, Billy Reid and Giorgio Armani, and he has appeared on the pages of Vogue Hommes International and myriad international editions of GQ. C SPOTS • Urth Café for a Spanish latte • E.P. & L.P. restaurant in WeHo has a great energy and gorgeous city views • Sugarfish for sushi—show up about 30 minutes before because they don’t take reservations
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Ask Nick Valensi where he’s from and the answer will surprise you. Coming from a member of the Strokes, arguably the most influential, most New York band of the aughts—credited with restoring rock’s grit and debauched cool—claiming a Los Angeles residency is revelatory. Still, the 35-year-old guitarist, raised in Manhattan, has quietly resided in Southern California for the last decade, and the place has become an integral part of his psyche. It shows in New Skin, the debut album, out this October via Columbia Records, from Valensi’s new band CRX (named for an inside joke involving the Honda CR-X). Produced by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, the sound splits the difference between vintage Strokes and a post-punk Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. It marks a sea change of sorts for Valensi, who spent two years writing lyrics and teaching himself to sing (during his Strokes off time) for the project, and reluctantly embraced the role of lead singer. “I’ve only ever been in one band,” says Valensi, sipping black coffee at LaMill Coffee in Silver Lake, down the street from The Satellite, the locale of their second-ever show, several nights earlier. He started playing with Strokes front man Julian Casablancas when they were 13 and 16, respectively. “Being the front man never registered as desirable to me—I grew up idolizing [Guns N’ Roses guitarists] Slash and Izzy,” he adds. Of course, things change. He lives in South Pasadena with his wife, photographer and documentarian Amanda de Cadenet, and their 10-year-old twins. Long gone are the nights of closing down Lower East Side bars and crashing Porsches (which he did once shortly after moving to L.A.). The lanky, blue-eyed son of a Tunisian Jewish émigré and a French mother, Valensi is involved in his children’s school and takes them to the theater and to sports practices.
Earlier this year, the Strokes released the Future Present Past EP, their first material in three years. They continue to play festivals, but with every other member of the quintet living in New York and invested in side projects (including Little Joy and Julian Casablancas + the Voidz), Valensi wanted to perform more regularly, a desire that prompted him to form CRX (which also features keyboardist Richie James Follin, drummer Ralph Alexander, bassist Jon Safley and guitarist Darian Zahedi), who are set to open for Beck on several upcoming fall tour dates. Valensi’s passion for music remains unabated, though his philosophy has shifted. “I’ve taken music really seriously for all my life and now I’m older and less precious—I’m to the point where art is fucking cool but we don’t have to feel like we’re torturing ourselves over this shit,” he says. “You know, it could be fun.” crxmusic.com. • JEFF WEISS
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A LIFE LESS OR D I NA RY “As the evils in society become stronger and more numerous,” says Patagonia founder and owner Yvon Chouinard, “we recognize that as a larger and more influential company, our responsibilities to society and our efforts to be an even more responsible company have also gotten larger.” Let My People Go Surfing (Penguin Books, $20) is anything but a straightforward autobiography, entrepreneurial manual or environmental manifesto. The expanded and revised 10-year-anniversary edition contains a foreword by author and activist Naomi Klein and further insight into why and how Chouinard conducts, in his words, “business unusual.”
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WELL PLAYED It’s hard to imagine NFL superstar Tom Brady—New England Patriots quarterback, fitness guru, fashion icon, husband to supermodel Gisele Bündchen and father to three young children—squeezing in time off the clock. But in his new “Do Nothing” fall campaign for the Australian footwear label UGG, the future Hall of Famer and San Mateo native insists that slowing down and putting his feet up is a crucial part of his daily routine. As he gears up for his 17th season, the three-time Super Bowl MVP gets candid about all things sports, staying fit and making time for himself. First things first: Thoughts on the Rams moving to L.A.? It’s great to see them come back. This city deserves a team or even two. Hopefully I get a chance to play them in L.A. someday. Anything you miss about L.A. since moving to Boston? Having the chance to do outdoor activities year round. How often are you “doing nothing”? Not as often as I’d like. I love my kids to death, but you don’t get as much time to yourself. Even if it’s for five or 10 minutes a day, I think it’s important for everybody to have a little time to rest, rejuvenate, and find their space to figure out what’s on the horizon. Who are your favorite upand-coming athletes? Young golfers Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. Best sports moment by any team? It was one of the first real sports moments I can remember: I was at a San Francisco 49ers football game when I was 4 years old. Joe Montana threw a pass to Dwight Clark, who caught it in the back of the end zone. Who is your must-have fantasy football player? Jerry Rice. He’s scored more touchdowns than anybody who’s ever played. Dietary advice? Balance in all things. It’s not just about dieting; it’s a whole lifestyle. It’s the right amount of recovery, nutrition and hydration. Postgame ritual? Getting as much rest as possible because the games turn over so quick. As soon as one game ends, you’re already thinking about the next one.
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Based in Downtown L.A., the new men’s sneaker brand House of Future takes a stripped-down, minimal approach to modern cool at a decidedly approachable price point—the sort of thing Raf Simons might wear if he was on a budget. The debut collection’s three timeless silhouettes—high-top, low-top and slip-on— are offered in high-performance textiles including microsuede and microleather; materials designed to repel the wear and tear of urban life, and blend seamlessly into a wardrobe that doesn’t discriminate between style and substance. Says Creative Director Stuart Ahlum of the team’s aesthetic, “We inundated ourselves with this notion of refinement.”
CODE OF CONDUCT When he was just 12 years old, Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s electrifying music and artistic director, was already wielding a conductor’s baton and leading a chamber orchestra in his native Venezuela. He got to his current podium thanks in large part to his participation in El Sistema, Venezuela’s vaunted music education program. Now 35, Dudamel is the leader and founder of YOLA, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, which annually gives 800 Los Angeles schoolchildren the same opportunities he had growing up. Based in three underserved L.A. neighborhoods (the Rampart District, South L.A. and East L.A.) and run by the L.A. Philharmonic, the 10-year-old orchestra provides instruments, intensive music training and academic support to its members, ages 6 to 17, empowering them to become passionate learners and vital citizens. To celebrate its first decade, YOLA is going on the road this fall with its first tour, featuring 80 of its best musicians from all three sites. “We started very small, very humbly. It’s great to see the development of this dream,” says Dudamel, who says the key is treating the students just as he does the members of the L.A. Phil—“as artists.” Through the years, he’s watched
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the kids (some of whom are already off to colleges including Georgetown, UCLA and USC) mature into, as he puts it, “better citizens, in the sense that they help and teach others not only at the orchestra but at their schools. They are an example.” The orchestra will play four dates in late October. YOLA’s regular conductor, Juan Felipe Molano, will lead the youth in Northridge, Visalia and Fresno. Dudamel—who’ll also tour the West Coast this fall with the Philharmonic—will conduct the final YOLA performance at Oakland’s historic 3,000-seat Art Deco Paramount Theatre. “What you are bringing them is not only the action of playing music,” says Dudamel, whose son, 5-year-old Martín, is already taking piano lessons. “It’s beauty. It’s inspiration. It’s hope. This is the thing that we can give to our children.”
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Ensconced in San Francisco’s up-and-coming Tenderloin neighborhood is Onsen, a new Japanese-style bathhouse and restaurant by the husbandand-wife duo of Sunny Simmons and Caroline Smith. Along with a team of three carpenters, the couple handcrafted the 3,200-square-foot retreat inside an early-1900s edifice—a former horse stable, music studio and auto-body shop—using humidity-friendly local redwood, which Simmons and Smith have collected over many years from post-rainstorm Northern California riverbanks or reclaimed from tumbledown barns. The urban oasis offers restorative treatments from massage to Reiki, plant-based Japanese cuisine (including a world-class sake and tea selection), and an inviting communalbathing experience—the old mechanic’s pit was transformed into an eightperson soaking tub. “We are respecting the history of this old brick structure and building upon it,” says Smith. 466 Eddy St., S.F., 415-757-0469.
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“There are things that allow us to perform for short periods, but they’re eroding our health,” explains Giles Hayward of Culver City-based Torii Labs. After two years of research into the best of Eastern and Western approaches to holistic living, Hayward and co-founder Lulu Luchaire (who share a passion for healing and both hold business degrees) teamed with naturopaths, nutritionists and medical doctors and launched Torii Labs in 2016 to introduce an alternative to sugar-loaded energy drinks. Enter the herb-loaded Awake tonic, which Hayward says came about from “the deep desire to find natural solutions that allow us to perform at our best.” Hayward and Luchaire have added the postexercise Restore and antianxiety Relief tonics to the lineup, as well as a monthly box subscription of Awake shots ($72). “Nature holds all the answers. When we tap into it, everything we need is right there,” Hayward says.
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ON THE SCENT TRAI L When Michael Pass and Jose Alvarez teamed up to create a business that engaged them in ways their respective fields of law and finance couldn’t, they looked to the outside world for inspiration. The result is Abbott NYC, featuring four debut fragrances Pass describes as being “about the emotional and sensorial experience” associated with certain places. Mojave and Sequoia reflect how master perfumers Steven Claisse and Antoine Lie (who have collectively worked on scents for the likes of Burberry and Marc Jacobs) then translated Alvarez and Pass’ love for these California locales with woodsy and spice-oriented fragrances. “They act as a daily reminder to go out and live an adventurous life. That’s the bigger picture,” Alvarez says.
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Clockwise from left: PILES OF DENIM FABRICS. SLIM INDIGO JEAN AND ITALIANMILLED SLIM CHARCOAL JEAN, EACH $125. THE SLIM INDIGO JEAN IS MADE FROM 11.75-OUNCE JAPANESE DENIM.
On the surface, Nathan Bogle’s latest move sounds familiar: Seasoned creative seeks new inspiration out west. But the British Rag & Bone co-founder—who just launched Double Eleven, a new men’s denim line made entirely in Downtown L.A.—has brought some revolutionary ideas to his venture that quietly upend many apparel industry norms. With an eye on sustainability, he’s helping to transform the way clothes are manufactured. Bogle logged 18 years in New York before relocating to Venice a year and a half ago. There, he’s found a pace “more suitable to incubating ideas.” Inspired by utility schemes, the populist British manufacturing programs launched during World War II, Bogle sought out ways to minimize the carbon footprint of each garment without compromising quality or accessibility. He tweaked every aspect of production, from fabrics (locally reclaimed Japanese-, Italian- or U.S.-made textiles) to washing (the minimal amount needed only to remove shrinkage), to shipping (in a tube via rail and truck rather than air wherever possible). Everything is done within a 15-mile radius. “The world doesn’t need another clothing brand,” he says, “but I think there’s room for something thoughtfully created, that’s about living within our means and making use of what we already have.” Initially, Double Eleven is offering men’s jeans in two fits—slim and straight leg—with limited runs and at an attainable price: $125. Bogle plans to introduce outerwear, shirts, knits and womenswear, too. “But I want to keep it simple,” he adds. doubleeleven.co. • ELIZABETH VARNELL
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HUNTSMAN MID GREY HERRINGBONE FROCK COAT WITH DOVE GREY VEST AS WORN BY PECK IN THE MILLION POUND NOTE (1950).
From the 1963 Oscars—accepting his award for his role as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird in a dapper black dinner suit with silk buttons—to the White House, shaking hands with the Clintons in a single-breasted navy herringbone classic, legendary actor Gregory Peck placed more than 160 orders with London tailor Huntsman throughout the years, filling his on- and offscreen wardrobe with the house’s exquisitely tailored tweeds, tuxes and suits. Peck’s son Anthony, who visited the Huntsman shop with him when he was just 10 years old and eventually inherited his father’s clothing, recently joined friend and Huntsman Chairman Pierre Lagrange in hosting a dinner to celebrate his father and the brand’s lasting relationship. This fall, the line stays sharp with tweed blazers in a new windowpane plaid Peck would surely approve of.
GREGORY PECK (RIGHT) IN HUNTSMAN AT ROYAL ASCOT IN ENGLAND. Below: THE MILLION POUND NOTE WAS PECK’S FIRST COLLABORATION WITH HUNTSMAN.
WRITTEN BY SCHUYLER BAILEY. RECLAIMED DENIM: SAM FROST. JEANS (2): COURTESY OF DOUBLE ELEVEN. HUNTSMAN: COURTESY OF HUNTSMAN AND ANTHONY PECK
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“I want every product to ‘live’ and become a part of the person wearing it,” says Daniel Kreiseel, former professional auto racer and founder of L.A.-based Atelier Faust, a collection of unique, handcrafted goods inspired by vintage auto and motorcycle racing. Kreiseel works with artisans from around the world on items, from mesh metal belts handmade in Spain to the Ago TT, an MV Agusta custom race bike built by Michael Woolaway of Venice-based Deus ex Machina that’s a work of art (and thus not for sale). Fear not: A similar range of bespoke bikes is in the works, as is a collection of leather jackets, racing suits, custom helmets and gloves. Maxfield LA, 8825 Melrose Ave., L.A., 310-274-8800.
MICHAEL KORS ACCESS DYLAN SMARTWATCH, $350.
GET SMART Wearable technology gets a dose of catwalk style with the new Michael Kors Access Dylan Smartwatch, tricked out with customizable features like a changeable touchscreen face and interchangeable silicone and leather straps, plus all of the tech you’d expect: built-in fitness tracking, voice activation and calling, and app, email and social media notifications sent right to your wrist via Android Wear; compatible with both Apple and Android. 845 Market St., #100, S.F., 415-227-0800.
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Classic swimwear brand Vilebrequin partners with L.A.-based contemporary artist Alex Israel for a design collaboration celebrating California culture. Inspired by one of Israel’s latest projects— teen surf film SPF-18, which features an animated dream sequence of the hero surfing the perfect wave—the shorts are emblazoned with Technicolor graphics for a look that’s both eccentric and stylish. Available in stores in November. 75 Geary St., S.F., 415-274-2502.
MODERN LOVE “With last year’s Supreme Court decision, we thought the time was right to address the community,” says Beatrice de Quervain, president of Furrer Jacot North America, of the Swiss jewelry brand’s first same-sex ad campaign, shot by Maurizio Bacci from Babaldi Studio New York. For those who haven’t yet spied the billboard, it features a male couple sporting two rings from the Carbon collection, a handsome option with hand-wound carbon fiber applied to platinum, 18-karat gold and palladium 950. From $2,540; Shreve & Co., 117 Post St., S.F., 415-421-2600.
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WRITTEN BY SCHUYLER BAILEY. MOTORCYCLE: JIM KRANTZ. HAND DETAIL: MAURIZIO BACCI
Clockwise from left: ATELIER FAUST FOUNDER DANIEL KREISEEL WEARING THE DEAN CAFE RACER JACKET, $1,600. SILVER AND GOLD WIRE BRACELET, $2,200. THE AGO TT CUSTOM BIKE.
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1. SAINT LAURENT TREKKER 25 BOOTS, $1,095. 2. MICHAEL 2. MICHAEL KORS LANCE BOOTS, $498. 3. 3. JIMMY CHOO DIMITRI BOOTS, $1,295. 4. SANDRO 4. SANDRO SQUADRON BOOTS, $695. 5. MONCLER PEAK BOOTS, $670. 6. DOLCE & GABBANA LEATHER BOOTS, $1,095. 7. ETRO LEATHER AND WOOL BOOTS, $1,000.
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MONCLER’S PASSION FOR SPORT COLLABORATION WITH SNOWBOARDER IOURI PODLADTCHIKOV.
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When it came to designing its first snowboarding silhouette for the Grenoble Collection, luxe sportswear brand Moncler looked no further than pro Iouri Podladtchikov. As part of the latest Passion for Sport initiative, the 2014 Olympic gold-medal winner weighed in on his ideal outfit for the high-performance line, in stores this November. Podladtchikov sported the handsome navy suit (featuring breathable insulation and extreme waterproofing) on the slopes of Mammoth for an upcoming promotional video. 328 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 424-354-4562; 212 Stockton St., S.F., 628-221-7945.
MASH UP The Brentwood Country Mart celebrates the arrival of its recently unveiled Sid Mashburn shop. Named for its founder, J.Crew’s first menswear designer, the brand’s fifth store will showcase a 500-square-foot by-appointment tailor shop; Mashburn’s signature lines; a curated selection of classic brands, plus vinyl records and other giftables. “We love the friendliness and warmth of Brentwood; there’s a real community vibe, one that we’re excited to join,” says Mashburn. 225 26th St., S.M., 310-319-1339.
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Sneakerheads, it’s time you met an S.C.T.—that would be Sneaker Care Technician, which you’ll only find at Jason Markk in L.A.’s Little Tokyo. The flagship shop, named for its founder, specializes in cleaning services by said experts using the namesake line of specialized cleaning solutions and brushes that give your Jordans the treatment they deserve. For those looking for the ultimate deep clean, try the premium Purple Label Detail for sneaks that look fresh from the box. 329 E. Second St., L.A., 213-687-7060.
“Men want to look good without sacrificing comfort,” says Joe Dahan, founder and creative director of L.A.-based Joe’s Jeans. “The challenge was to create a jean that looks like authentic rigid denim but with the benefits of fourway stretch,” he says of their new Kinetic line. Available in three styles: The Brixton (straight and narrow), The Legend (skinny) and Slim Fit, using a blend of cotton and Lyocell (made from tree fibers), the fabric provides both structure and stretch for a flattering, comfortable fit.
JOE’S RELAXED SINGLE-POCKET SHIRT IN BLUE/ GRAY PLAID, $138, AND THE BRIXTON IN BELDON, $198.
WRITTEN BY SCHUYLER BAILEY. PODLADTCHIKOV: YANN GROSS COURTESY OF MONCLER. SID MASHBURN (3): COURTESY OF MASHBURN. SHOE SHINE SERVICE (2): COURTESY OF JASON MARKK. JEANS: COURTESY OF JOE’S
From far left: MASHBURN ARROWHEAD BELT, $160. L.A. WOMAN ALBUM BY THE DOORS, $35. BRENTWOOD STORE RENDERING.
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1. ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL AIR-KING, $6,200. 2. VACHERON CONSTANTIN OVERSEAS WORLD TIME, $37,100. 3. IWC PILOT’S 36, $3,950. 4. BULGARI DIAGONO SCUBA, $7,100. 5. MONTBLANC MONTBLANC 1858 MANUAL SMALL SECOND, $3,245. 6. CARTIER CLÉ DE CARTIER, $5,500. 7. TUDOR NORTH FLAG, $3,675.
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5 1. JOHN VARVATOS STUDDED BACKPACK, $498. 2. VALENTINO LEATHER BACKPACK, $3,695. 3. DIOR HOMME DARKLIGHT BACKPACK, $1,600. 4. PRADA BACKPACK, $1,590. 5. PAUL & SHARK VISCOSE RAYON BACKPACK, $505. 6. SALVATORE FERRAGAMO BACKPACK, $1,200. 7. GUCCI SNAKE BACKPACK, $2,390. 8. LOUIS VUITTON EXPLORER BACKPACK, $2,750.
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This month, Prada invites you to create the oxfords of your dreams at two four-day pop-ups in Southern California. Customize the signature Micro Sole lace-ups from nine singletone colors, 12 three-tone styles, and two camouflage options in classic spazzolato leather, crocodile and denim. And don’t forget the sole—choose from the classic Micro sole, Microcord sole or wrap it in textured rubber. Of course, your pair is not complete without your initials stamped in gold on the insole. Oct. 13-16, South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., #2626, C.M., 714-338-2200; Oct. 20-23, Prada Beverly Hills, 343 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-278-8661.
This summer, Giorgio Armani moved from Post Street to Grant Avenue into new digs designed by Armani himself (along with his team of architects), featuring a neutral palette, metal fixtures and platinum finishes inspired by the Milan flagship. With the new spot comes an entire floor for men, including a Made-to-Measure service offering clients custom tailoring of classic Armani silhouettes, from ties to tails, crafted by hand in six to eight weeks. 166 Grant Ave., S.F., 415-434-2500.
Come November, the fantastical arsenal of the Gucci lexicon (think king-snake, tiger and floral motifs galore) is at your disposal. The Rodeo Drive boutique will offer the new Gucci DIY service, which lets clients personalize tailored menswear, unisex jackets and shoes with special colors and silk linings, but also embroidery and patches. Go as subtle as an embroidered bee on a shirt cuff, or as bold as a king-snake patch on the back of a Japanese denim jacket. 347 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-278-3451.
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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO TRAMEZZA MADE TO ORDER BOOTS, $1,600.
Creating a pair of custom shoes online is no longer reserved to the realm of Nike Prestos—Salvatore Ferragamo Tramezza Made to Order offers the same easy process for their handcrafted footwear in stores and online via a special website that lets you tinker with three classic styles (Oxford, Monkstrap and Monkstrap Boot) in five materials and 30 colors, plus custom finishes and personalized lettering on the sole. $1,500-$13,500.
If you’ve ever envied the streamlined perfection that is Channing Tatum in a tux, look no further than Dior Homme’s Demi-Mesure service, which offers 200 suit fabrics and more than 160 shirting choices from the French house to create a bespoke suit fit for the red carpet. Each one is crafted entirely by a single tailor in Paris in five to eight weeks, shipped back to L.A. for a second fitting, and delivered the next week. 315 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-247-8003.
WRITTEN BY SCHUYLER BAILEY. ARMANI: COURTESY OF GIORGIO ARMANI. DENIM JACKET: COURTESY OF GUCCI. DIOR: PAUL WETHERELL
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BOBBY GREEN BRINGS THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN TO PISMO BEACH THIS OCTOBER. HERE, A SHOT FROM LAST YEAR’S RACE IN NEW JERSEY.
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The Race of Gentlemen was founded four years ago in Wildwood, N.J., on a formula of sand, sun and speed. For the retrostyled event’s first West Coast drag race, set in Pismo Beach (October 15 and 16), California’s Central Coast offers vintage gearheads something more. “Pismo, Grover and Oceano beaches are all rich with racing history going back to the teens through the 1930s,” co-founder Bobby Green says. Green, whose 1933 Group Los Angeles cocktail venues (Highland Park Bowl, Oldfield’s Liquor Room and Sassafras Saloon, among others) are done up in pitch-perfect era-defining decor, is prepping his own 1930s HAL sprint car at the Old Crow Speed Shop in Burbank. He’s confident that the TROG Cali edition will have a distinct identity. “The Jersey Shore is carnival-like,” he says. “Pismo, with its grassy dunes, makes for a timeless backdrop.” theraceofgentlemen.com. • JESSICA RITZ
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THE C LIST SCOTT SHRADER A desire to evolve is essential to any successful creative, and Los Angeles landscape designer Scott Shrader (shraderdesign.com) is no exception. Known for his meticulously planned outdoor rooms that capture the best of California living (not to mention hospitality collabs like vegan Mexican haunt Gracias Madre, for which he worked with interior designer Wendy Haworth), Shrader is continually exploring. “I’m inspired by getting back into nature, and doing less buying at typical places. I’m one of those people that goes out and hunts stuff. I’m a hunter.” Here, Shrader’s latest outdoor inspirations. • La Formentera: The Woodland Refuge of Juan Montoya (The Monacelli Press, $65). “He’s an amazing designer. This book goes into my love of boulders and less predictable landscapes.” • Sticks and Stones: The Designs of Lew French (Gibbs Smith, $35). “Some of French’s outdoor fireplace stonework is absolutely magnificent.” • Dwarf olives are a proven favorite. “You can globe them; you can make them natural; they can stay dry. They’re a great lawn replacement.” • Ginkgos “I love that they symbolize friendship and longevity.” • Formations “The new Formations outdoor fabric palette is sensational.” formationsusa.com. • Eco Outdoor This importer of natural stones and surface materials is working with Shrader on a terra-cotta. Look for an L.A. showroom to open in 2017.
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TOOLS OF T H E TRAD E When it comes to sprucing up commonly cluttered garages, Berkeley-based California Closets has the tools and more than 20 years of expertise to boot. Now, the company introduces Fusion Track Wall systems (perfect for tight spaces) with multifunctional hooks to hang items such as shovels, rakes and bicycles. “Since the garage has become an extension of the home, shouldn’t it be just as nice?” asks Ben Weiss, a design consultant for San Diego branch. Stylish new additions include custom storage cabinets, deep countertops for general tinkering and lighting design. Weiss also recommends well-placed electrical outlets: “For TVs, of course.”
PAWS UP “I strongly believe that every aspect of one’s home is an opportunity to express style,” says S.F.-based interior designer Scot Meacham Wood. To wit, Wood’s line of dapper canine accessories assures that all of a home’s residents are covered, thanks to signature tartan-emblazoned leashes, collars and the newest additions to the collection, dog beds filled with cedar chips (to help quell odors). The all-wool covers are moisture-repellent and stain-resistant; they are also easily unzipped for a trip to the dry cleaner.
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WRITTEN BY LEILANI MARIE LABONG AND JESSICA RITZ. LANDSCAPE DESIGN (3): MARK ADAMS. DOG ACCESSORIES: NICOLAS SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY. WORKSHOP: COURTESY OF CALIFORNIA CLOSETS
Clockwise from far left: SCOTT SHRADER USED MOUNTED STAGHORN FERNS AS LIVING ART IN L.A.’S ORIGINAL BRODY HOUSE. A NEWLY COMPLETED GARDEN IN PIEDMONT. A CUSTOM LIMESTONE FIRE PIT CREATES AN INTIMATE FEEL OUTDOORS.
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CAUGHT O N TA P E Irvine-based Bagel Labs, the young tech startup responsible for the Bagel smart tape measure, is celebrating its recent Kickstarter success (it raised more than $1.35 million with a goal of only $30,000) with the official debut of its headliner. The gadget features three different measuring modes: voice recognition to record data, a string that measures length digitally, and a wheel mode in which the device rolls to automatically record distance. It will definitely upgrade your next home improvement project.
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Clockwise from left: HOG ISLAND OYSTER CO. IN SAN FRANCISCO. JASON HORVATH AND BILL HILGENDORF. TACK END TABLE D, $2,000.
Having lent their sleek urban style touch to the likes of Facebook’s and Google’s California offices, the L.A. Shake Shack, and the Ferry Building’s Hog Island Oyster Co., Brooklyn-based RISD grads Bill Hilgendorf and Jason Horvath of Uhuru Design are continuing to grow their western presence with the launch of Tack Collection, a residential furniture line, at S.F.’s NWBLK furniture and design gallery. The collection includes the BB-55 Rocker, which takes its cues from naval design, and the Cast Canyon coffee table, inspired by the dramatic shift of tectonic plates that created the Grand Canyon. Horvath, who “fell in love with L.A.” when he spent a semester at Otis College of Art and Design, says the design duo has never seen any East Coast-West Coast rivalry. Adds Hilgendorf, “A lot of our tradition comes from being on the Brooklyn waterfront, and there’s sort of a similar vibe in San Francisco.”
WRITTEN BY LEILANI MARIE LABONG, JESSICA RITZ AND ANDREA STANFORD. ROAD TRIP: SAVANNAH COTTER. HOG ISLAND: PAUL DYER. TACK IMAGE AND BILL AND JASON: UHURU DESIGN
When Rachel and Michael Graves, owners of the Ojai lifestyle shop Summer Camp, noticed an exodus of stylish friends to Lake Arrowhead, they decided to open a sister store, Road Trip. Their partners in retail: Savannah and David Lipchik, residents of the mountain resort town, as well as creatives whose wares are on offer (he sells furniture under the name Local Timber; she creates reclaimed wood air-plant holders and accessories as PapersmithCo). Alpine-themed inventory conjures cozy cabins (plaid-wool blankets), tall pines (scented candles) and canoeing (vintage paddles). “A big part of Road Trip is supporting Lake Arrowhead’s growing artist community,” says Michael. “That’s how we bring great design to the mountains.” 187 CA-173, Lake Arrowhead, 909-336-0028.
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OUTSIDERS The latest all-terrain ways to be king of the mountain
From the rugged dirt trails of the Mojave to the snow-swept peaks of the Sierra Nevadas, few places demand more off-road performance and all-around utility from their vehicles than the Golden State. But we also prioritize looking good at all times, so upper-echelon marques are now offering terraincapable, family-sized luxury SUVs that appeal as much to Lake Tahoe denizens as those braving the hinterlands of Beverly Hills. • NICOLAS STECHER
MERCEDES-BENZ AMG G65 Outfitted with a fire-breathing 621-hp, 6.0-liter V-12 biturbo for the first time, Benz’s legendary Geländewagen bumps even the newly minted Bentley in power moves. The revolutionary G-Class has come a long way since it first earned its stripes rolling through the Sahara and Arctic Circle over 30 years ago. If you ever plan to encounter anything more harrowing than a Whole Foods parking lot, this is your SUV. From $217,900.
Maker of some of the most beautiful performance cars in the world, Maserati has focused its ample talents on an SUV for the first time in its history. The Levante features all of the stunning design language that has made the Italian auto manufacturer famous, only with mountain-climbing ground clearance. It’s also the only SUV in the world with a Ferrari-built engine. From $72,000.
When Bentley announced it was getting into the SUV game, there was no doubt that the legendary British brand would deliver. What we got was a W12-powered, handbuilt, leather-swathed rolling testament to opulence. And performance: With a preposterous 187-mph top speed, the Bentayga is the fastest SUV on the planet. From $229,100.
While the G-Wagen may be the most powerful SUV, and the Bentayga the fastest, Lamborghini’s jaw-dropping Urus is poised to be the most spectacular. Little is known thus far of the chiseled high-performance specimen, except that a twinturbo V-8 gasoline engine is in play, with talk of a potential hybrid power train. Finally confirmed for production, the Urus is expected to arrive in showrooms sometime in 2018.
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COCKTAILS SUCH AS THE IRISH EYES (PICTURED) ARE SERVED IN VINTAGE GLASSWARE SOURCED FROM ESTATE SALES BY NIGHTBIRD AND LINDEN ROOM OWNER KIM ALTER.
Kim Alter has worked at some of the Bay Area’s most noteworthy restaurants (Gary Danko, Manresa) and under the tutelage of high-end dining kingpin Daniel Patterson for years, garnering numerous awards. She’s struck out on her own with Hayes Valley’s Nightbird, where a rotating $125 prix fixe menu articulates her impeccable sourcing and talents in whole animal cooking. “This is a place I would go for a drink,” says Alter of connected Art Deco cocktail lounge Linden Room, which echoes Nightbird’s seasonality with a menu offering both spirituous and seasonal cocktails: The Irish Eyes is fragrant with St. George absinthe and gin infused with all manner of vegetables, matched with lemon juice and green chartreuse, then topped with fluffy egg white and a spiral of cucumber for a most refreshing tipple. 330 Gough St., S.F., 415829-7565; nightbirdrestaurant.com. • SCHUYLER BAILEY
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It was only a matter of time before chef Max Mackinnon ditched the East Coast to return to his California roots. “It’s such a great place to be if you’re passionate about food and wine,” says the Los Angeles native, who has taken the toque at Nob Hill’s Mason Pacific. Following a fire last spring, the restaurant owners used the reopening as an opportunity to invite Mackinnon, 30, to S.F. The move is the latest addition to an impressive résumé, including a James Beard “Best New Restaurant” nomination when he was just a 26-year-old chefowner at Pistou in Burlington, Vt. (Not to mention stints at Copenhagen’s famed Restaurant Relae and, most recently, Rose’s Luxury in D.C.) This pedigree shines on Mason Pacific’s menu, filled with inventive celebrations of local ingredients, from the humble carrot (paired with a curry puree and chilled and cured mussels) to supple scallop crudo (graced with green beans, avocado and bergamot mint). Mackinnon’s housemade bread and butter alone deserve their own course, but the lamb, sourced from San Leandro’s Schmitz Ranch, is fast becoming his trademark: traditionally braised, picked off the bone, then pressed overnight, before getting a crisp glaze in lamb jus prior to serving, it is rich and tender, almost chocolaty sweet, yet savory, and easily devoured. “More than wanting people to go home thinking about the chef and the food, I want people to leave here looking forward to coming back,” says Mackinnon. 1358 Mason St., S.F., 415‑374‑7185.
Mneu (turn) Clockwise from above: MASON PACIFIC’S SPREAD OF LOCALLY DRIVEN DISHES. THE MARBLE-TOPPED BAR. CHEF MAX MACKINNON.
EAT & RETREAT
NICOLAS TORRENT. Below: A MORNING SUNRISE PARFAIT.
How to reconcile the need for some immediate R & R versus cultivating new skills to benefit your long-term health? Chef Nicolas Torrent, who has worked with clients such as Jessica Biel and Gisele Bündchen, and consulted with restaurants Au Fudge and the Butcher’s Daughter, has one solution. His Sol Culinary program in Venice offers a hybrid restful and active approach with an overnight option at Torrent’s eco-chic compound. Participants get their hands dirty in Casa del Sol’s kitchen and organic garden, and can then mentally process chronobiotic and circadian nutrition lessons while floating in a saltwater pool. Price upon request.
WRITTEN BY JESSICA RITZ AND SCHUYLER BAILEY. MASON PACIFIC (3): LUKE BEARD. RETREAT (2): JONATHAN BENAVENTE
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Clockwise from top: EILEEN O’DEA AND RYAN SILVERMAN OF THE WOODEN PALATE. THE MOD BOWL, $450. SALT CELLAR SPHERE, $200/EACH. ROUNDCUT CHOP BLOCK, FROM $395.
It took master woodworker Ryan Silverman of Gardena’s The Wooden Palate an entire day to extract the giant, dying walnut tree from the Torrance site where it had lived for 250 years. “That tree shouldn’t have survived so long. An eastern black walnut normally needs hard winters, but there it was. Literally, it must have been a Spanish missionary with a walnut,” says Silverman, who, along with wife and co-founder Eileen O’Dea, launched the company—dedicated to crafting bespoke pieces for the kitchen and home—shortly after their first date in 2012. Two massive cranes were involved in the takeout, plus skilled crane operators and woodcutters who scaled the tree—and a mobile slabbing mill. As they worked, Silverman was able to call out cuts he wanted. From the massive 15,000-pound trunk, he cut 13 thick 5-by-10-foot slabs. Weighing about 1,000 pounds, each was a struggle for eight guys to move. “The only opportunity I have to play with wood that I long for and admire is to do urban logging and take down an old tree,” says Silverman. The couple also seek out workable reclaimed woods for their designs, as well as sustainable, plantation-grown woods like white oak and black walnut. “The wood has to dry a couple of years before he’ll turn it into tables, benches, chairs. Smaller pieces will go into cutting boards, rolling pins, muddlers and even jewelry,” adds O’Dea. Thomas Keller uses their bespoke grain boards in The French Laundry, Per Se and Bouchon, while Jean-Georges Vongerichten employs the heavyweight Mini boards as butter dishes. Up next: a line of steak boards designed in collaboration with chef Michael Voltaggio for a new project, as well as a modest custom furniture line, dubbed Studio E & R. 310-866-3116.
Downtown Los Angeles
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COFFIEST, $3/14 OZ.
If there’s a more efficient example of breakfast via coffeeflavored chemistry than Coffiest, a new wonder product from Silicon Valley startup Soylent, we’ve yet to hear of it. The 400-calorie meal-in-a-bottle is engineered with a caffeine boost (and also features soy protein and algal oil, an essential fatty acid), plus 75 milligrams of mood-enhancer L-theanine, for the right dose of calm and chill.
CHEF ZACH POLLACK.
THE ITALIAN JOB Pasta may be the star of the show at Zach Pollack’s beloved Silver Lake spot, Alimento, but at his more casual new venture, Cosa Buona, set to debut in Echo Park later this fall, Italian comfort foods, including blistered pies, are ready for the limelight. “I love regional esoteric pastas as much as the next guy,” says Pollack, “But that’s not what Cosa Buona will be about. Eggplant parm and Hawaiian pizza, on the other hand? We’ve got you covered.” 2100 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A.
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WRITTEN BY S. IRENE VIRBILIA, LESLEY M C KENZIE AND JESSICA RITZ. ROUND CUTTING BOARDS, MOD BOWL AND SALT CELLAR SPHERES: EVANGELINE LANE. PORTRAIT: DYLAN + JENI
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For some, Waikiki brings to mind towering coastal hotels, Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii and tourist-trap kitsch. But the new Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, co-owned by California native Sean Williams and set a few blocks from renowned Waikiki Beach in a 1960s Modernist building, is challenging that list, emphasizing all things design-forward and establishing itself as a culinary destination. Honolulu’s The Vanguard Theory shaped the “midcentury Aloha” look of the property’s public spaces, while Santa Monica-based design firm Studio Collective is behind the 112 bungalows, replete with work from local artists and private lanais. Perhaps the biggest lure is acclaimed Oahu-born chef and restaurateur Ed Kenney’s in-house, field-to-fork openair venture, Mahina & Sun’s. Here, diners indulge in insanely fresh fare including house special Mahina’s Family Feast: a whole pink snapper with sides including Kualoa Ranch oysters and fried boiled peanuts. Of course, paradise isn’t paradise without a craft cocktail: Try the Haleiwa Harbor, a twist on a piña colada starring rum, coconut milk, lemongrass and lime. surfjack.com. •
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Clockwise from left: THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL FOUNTAIN COFFEE ROOM. EDWARD MADY. HOTEL BEL‑AIR.
Edward Mady is the general manager of The Beverly Hills Hotel and West Coast regional director, USA for Dorchester Collection—read: the man in charge of two of L.A.’s most iconic properties, BHH and Hotel Bel-Air. Here we ask the guy who literally lives in paradise, in residence at The Beverly Hills Hotel, how to take it up a notch. What’s your perfect L.A. day? Breakfast at Nate’n Al’s, a hike in Runyon Canyon and dinner at Madeo. Favorite place on property? The Fountain Coffee Room. It is such a fun throwback, with great comfort food. And our team there treats everyone like family. Insider tip? Ask the concierge to take you to the hotel’s roof for the best view in Beverly Hills. Any secret off-the-menu items? Sticky buns. What’s one of the most over-the-top guest requests? We performed a wedding ceremony for two dogs. Really. How do you honor the history while pushing such a legendary hotel into the future? We have undergone significant property upgrades recently in every area of the hotel, and once the current bungalow restoration program is completed in a few years, we will have enhanced the vibrancy of the entire property. Throughout this entire process, care has been taken to maintain the hotel’s beloved features and signature design elements while also allowing us to stay internationally relevant with the next generation of luxury travelers.
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Louis Vuitton takes carry-on to a new level this season with Horizon, an innovative line of rolling luggage by industrial designer Marc Newson. It’s nearly the lightest option on the market, with superquiet wheels, a 180-degree opening, more internal space, and an ultralightweight trunk that’s almost half the heft of its predecessor. Two sizes are available in materials such as the classic Louis Vuitton monogram and a rainbow of leathers, plus a first-of-its-kind laser-engraved monogram titanium finish coming next year. 295 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310‑859‑0457.
louisvuitton.com LOUIS VUITTON’S NEW HORIZON LUGGAGE, FROM $2,660.
NOW STREAMING Since unveiling the original cabin mock-up of their G600 jet in 2014, Gulfstream has been hard at work. “The new interior is so comfortable and functional,” promises Tray Crow, director of interior design, “that passengers will forget they are traveling near the speed of sound.” The G600 already has the longest cabin in its class, and can be configured for up to four living areas. Slated to enter service in 2019, it also features a cabin that replenishes every two minutes with 100 percent fresh air, and perhaps best of all, its new Symmetry Flight Deck—the most advanced, stylish and intuitive cockpit in the biz. Interested? To address the needs of its growing California customer base, Gulfstream recently opened its Long Beach showroom.
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WRITTEN BY SCHUYLER BAILEY, JENNY MURRAY AND NICOLAS STECHER. MADY AND FOUNTAIN COFFEE ROOM: COURTESY OF THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL. TOWER EXTERIOR: COURTESY OF HOTEL BEL-AIR. LUGGAGE: LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER/PATRICK DEMARCHELIER. G600: COURTESY OF GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE
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Rockstud Untitled sneakers, $875. 105Â Grant Ave., S.F., 415-772-9835; Neiman Marcus, B.H., 310-550-5900.
5960P Annual Calendar and Chronograph, price upon request. Twila True - Watch Expo, 980 W. Coast Hwy., N.B., 949-675-1701; twilatrue.com.
Tourbillon Souverain in platinum 40mm with gold movement, deployant buckle and crocodile strap, $166,900. Stephen Silver Boutique, 2825 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, 650-292-0612; shsilver.com.
Delagrange jacket, $5,100. 328 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 424-354-4562; moncler.com.
Chelsea ankle boots, $475. 310 N. Beverly Dr., B.H., 310-281-0083; South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Ste. 2848, C.M., 714-557-2820.
Gage silver-tone and leather watch, $250. 7007 Friars Rd., Ste. 313, S.D., 619-298-9500; michaelkors.com.
October 14, 2016–February 13, 2017
Norton Simon Museum
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Long-Haired Young Girl, Nov 6–24, 1945, Lithographs, 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 6th and final states, Norton Simon Art Foundation, Gift of Jennifer Jones Simon © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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LUKE GRIMES IN A BALMAIN COAT, $6,213, AND PANTS, $1,076, AND JOHN VARVATOS JACKET, $2,498.
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2016 DAVID ROEMER. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR DETAILS, P.117
ARMIE The refreshingly straight-talking isn’t seduced by blockbuster bait—
instead it’s intense character studies, sacred family time and smokin’ hot BBQ that get his heart racing
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DOLCE & GABBANA SHIRT, $645, AND JEANS, $695. RING AND BOOTS, HAMMER’S OWN.
PRADA SWEATERS, $1,310 AND $720. SPLENDID MILLS TEE, $58. Opposite: LINEN JACKET, FROM A SELECTION AT MAXFIELD. SPLENDID MILLS TEE, $58. J BRAND JEANS, $154. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI BELT, $775.
GUCCI COAT, $3,280. ETRO JACKET, $2,049. JOE’S HENLEY, $84. TOM FORD PANTS, $1,390. SOCKS, FROM A SELECTION AT MACY’S. SHOES, HAMMER’S OWN.
BURBERRY COAT, $2,795. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI SWEATER, $1,545, FROM MR PORTER. J BRAND JEANS, $168. Opposite: DOLCE & GABBANA SHIRT, $2,995. SPLENDID MILLS TEE, $58. J BRAND JEANS, $154. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI BELT, $775.
TOM FORD SWEATER, $2,590. JÂ BRAND JEANS, $154.
Armie Hammer tried to be a superhero once. Nearly a decade ago, Hammer—a strapping, 6-foot-5inch superhero stand-in in real life—was cast as Batman in director George Miller’s proposed film, Justice League Mortal. “And then the project just disintegrated,” he recalls. “And I realized, ‘Oh, that might be my sign. That might be my omen.’” Instead Hammer, 30, the great-grandson of late industrialist and philanthropist Armand Hammer, went on to play somewhat more grounded action heroes: first in The Lone Ranger, opposite Johnny Depp, and then in 2015’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. It’s perhaps best not to speak of The Lone Ranger, a known box-office flop, but U.N.C.L.E., directed by Guy Ritchie and co-starring Alicia Vikander and Henry Cavill, was a stylish and fun action caper. Still, says Hammer, who played Russian spy Illya Kuryakin, during the long shoot around Europe, “I felt like a prop.” “I went for a whole month of, ‘Go stand over there and skulk. Go stand over there and be a spy,’” he recalls. Filming blockbusters “moves slowly,” he explains. “It takes a long time to get scenes done. It just drags.” After U.N.C.L.E., he told his agent, “I want to do a tiny movie. I want to do something really interesting, do what I’ve studied to do. I want to act.” Nothing involving stunt sequences and special effects. His agent suggested he meet with actor Nate Parker, who had been trying to get The Birth of a Nation, a movie about the 1831 Nat Turner slave uprising, off the ground. “I sat with Nate and his passion is infectious,” Hammer says. “I couldn’t not do the movie.” The Birth of a Nation eventually sold to Fox Searchlight at Sundance Film Festival for a record $17.5 million. (The film and Parker have had their own controversies, but prognosticators still see it as a major player in the Oscar race.) Hammer’s character, Samuel Turner, whose family owns the plantation where Nat Turner grows up, begins as an ally to the protagonist, played by Parker, who also wrote and directed the feature. But as the film proceeds and the two friends age, their relationship takes on a sinister tone. “He becomes this detestable person, but you see why,” Hammer explains of Samuel. “I liked that there was a character progression.” Getting into the sometimes-ugly headspace was helped by a set of hideous fake teeth “that looked like I’d never met a toothbrush,” he laughs. The whole experience of filming in Savannah, Ga., “just reminded me that, without sounding like a douchebag, I love to act.” “Big movies are great,” adds Hammer, who broke onto the scene with his role as the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network in 2010. But being a performer is “also about scratching that creative itch. If you’re making a movie you’re happy about, it doesn’t matter how hot it is while you’re wearing a three-piece suit. Even if you’re sweating and carrying your own equipment, you’re just happy.”
“I never set goals or aspirations,” says Hammer. “But I’m thrilled with the way things are going.” Since The Birth of a Nation, Hammer has mostly stuck to those small, independent movies to keep scratching that creative itch. The next year will bring Hotel Mumbai, about the 2008 attacks on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, which he began filming in Australia and will finish in India. Call Me by Your Name, based on “one of the sexiest books I’ve ever read in my life,” by André Aciman, brought Hammer to Italy. The film follows the intimate relationship between two male characters and features graphic nudity. “It scared the shit out of me,” says Hammer, “but it’s one of the best creative ventures of my career. I would do it again tomorrow.” And then there is this fall’s eagerly awaited Nocturnal Animals, directed by Tom Ford, in which he plays Amy Adams’ husband in an empty, loveless marriage. Hammer and his wife, actor Elizabeth Chambers, met Ford in Los Angeles. Besides The Social Network and 2011’s biopic J. Edgar, Nocturnal Animals, a thriller, marks the only other feature Hammer has filmed in and around the city of his birth and current residence. “It’s a really interesting experience,” says Hammer, of working in his hometown. “You go to work all day, you come home and you do chores. You think, ‘I guess I’ll make food for the baby.’ You’re not afforded the luxury of being able to disconnect to focus on everything you’re doing. There’s a sense of reprieve when making a movie on location.” Though Hammer spent parts of his childhood in Dallas and the Cayman Islands, he returned to L.A. for high school and, since then, has always found his way back. “If you come to this city and you’re tenacious, you can do anything you want,” he says. “You can find a new L.A. every day.” His current Los Angeles is a rather domesticated one. “I’m a family man,” he says of life with Chambers and their daughter, Harper. (Baby No. 2, announced at the Toronto International Film Festival, is on its way.) “I cook breakfast for everybody. We’ll go to the park, to visit friends, to art galleries,” says Hammer, whose grandfather founded Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum. “We’re living L.A. through the eyes of a 2-yearold. You’re experiencing things that have always been there with fresh eyes.” Continued on p.116
FASHION ASSISTANT: RAINA SILBERSTEIN. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR DETAILS, P. 117
MICHAEL KORS COAT, $1,295. JOE’S HENLEY, $84. RING, HAMMER’S OWN. GROOMING JAMIE TAYLOR AT THE WALL GROUP. LOCATION ONE GUN RANCH, MALIBU; 1GUNRANCH.COM.
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BALANCE In-demand interior designer
Martyn Lawrence Bullard creates the ultimate Malibu Colony surf house and social hub for entrepreneur and kid-at-heart
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Clockwise: A SURFBOARD RESTS AGAINST ED FREEDMAN’S ICON FJ44, WHICH HE CALLS “THE ULTIMATE MALIBU CAR. WE GO KITESURFING AND MOUNTAIN BIKING WITH IT.” PHIL STERN’S ICONIC JAMES DEAN PORTRAIT AND A 1950S WALL-MOUNTED LAMP ARE ABOVE THE FIREPLACE. MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD DESIGNED THE GREEN LEATHER AND WHITE OAK DAYBED, WHICH WAS LOOSELY INSPIRED BY JEAN PROUVÉ’S CLASSIC. “I LOVE HAVING A BED IN FRONT OF THE FIRE,” BULLARD SAYS. Opposite: THE BREATHTAKING VIEW OF THE PACIFIC FROM FREEDMAN’S HOME IN MALIBU COLONY.
FREEDMAN AND HIS LABRADOR, BO. Below: PAL JEREMY PIVEN STOPS BY TO PLAY A GAME OF PINGPONG IN THE WHITE OAKPANELED REC ROOM. THIS KIND OF SPONTANEOUS ACTIVITY IS WHAT FREEDMAN LIKES TO CALL CAMP EDDIE: “IT’S SO FUN. EVERYONE WORKS AND PLAYS TOGETHER.”
“When I drop the needle on the record and play pingpong with friends, I’m like a kid in my house.” With this house, originally built in the 1970s for actor Michael Landon, “the lines are very clean and modern, but you want to give it some ‘relax appeal,’” says Bullard. Since he moved in one year ago, Freedman’s surfboards, wetsuits and bikes are a constant presence, as is his frisky chocolate Labrador, Bo. “I believe modern luxury is comfort,” Bullard says. Freedman’s sofas are custom with deep seating and fitted with down-filled cushions. The tie-dyed rugs are from Afghanistan, and throws and pillows, mostly in various indigo hues, abound. Bullard also incorporated “as much boho as possible, to mix things up.” The third-floor space is a California-specific update of a treasured childhood room: Freedman’s basement in Philadelphia. “When I drop the needle on the record and play pingpong with friends, I’m like a kid in my house,” he says. Call it the design version of a Proustian memory, lined in gorgeous white oak. “Martyn captured that essence, but he makes it cool and fun.” It also opens to a roof deck with a jawdropping ocean view.
Feature (tbd) The California dream is a vague concept for some. Not so for entrepreneur Ed Freedman, whose daily routine includes a regimen of surfing, swimming, biking and yoga. At the foundation of this life well lived is his idyllic headquarters: a Malibu Colony home designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Freedman, who previously lived in Aspen and Miami and currently owns a second home in Maui, had a superlative vision for his digs, set on a prized oceanfront lot. “I wanted the ultimate beach house,” he says. Feeling “comfortable, and like a kid” in the space were top priorities. He knew he couldn’t do it without help, so he connected with celebrity interior designer Bullard. Unbeknownst to Freedman, Bullard already knew the property well—he had transformed it for another client approximately 10 years prior. “It’s wild how a house has a history,” Bullard muses. This time around, the project was decidedly more playful. “It had to be welcoming,” Freedman says, adding, “I wanted people to be like, ‘I’m going to Camp Eddie.’” Bullard’s response was to “make it kind of quirky, hence the mad-looking stools,” he explains, pointing to a trio of mismatched hand-carved wooden kitchen counter seating.
BULLARD DESIGNED EXTRA-DEEP SOFAS TO ENCOURAGE LOUNGING AND RELAXATION. THE STEEP-ANGLED OAK AND WHITE UPHOLSTERED CHAIR IS ANOTHER VINTAGEÂ FIND.
FURNISHINGS AND ACCESSORIES IN A RANGE OF INDIGO SHADES HELP SET THE LAID-BACK BEACHFRONT VIBE. LARGESCALE LeROY GRANNIS SURFING PHOTOS CONTRAST WITH BLACK STEEL-LINED WALLS AND BULLARD’S CUSTOM COFFEE TABLE. From top right: THE GUEST ROOM FEATURES BRAZILIAN CHAIRS, C. 1970, FROM FAT CHANCE IN L.A. AND A PRINT BY PHOTOGRAPHER RUVEN AFANADOR. BULLARD SELECTED IMAGES BY FORMENTO & FORMENTO FROM THE COUPLE’S JAPAN DIARIES SERIES FOR THE MASTER BEDROOM, AS WELL AS A PORTRAIT OF KATE MOSS BY MIKE FIGGIS. THE BED IS CUSTOM-MADE BY BULLARD IN HOLLY HUNT LEATHER. 1960S VINTAGE TERRA-COTTA LAMPS FROM LUCCA ANTIQUES IN L.A. THE BEDCOVER IS AN ARGENTINIAN EMBROIDERED WOOL COVERLET FROM HOLLYWOOD AT HOME. MOROCCAN BENI OURAIN RUG FROM WOVEN ACCENTS DATES FROM THE 1940S.
Bullard arranged the environment to complement other aspects of Freedman’s lifestyle, too. “When we put the Buddha in the pool area, it changed the whole vibe of the place,” Freedman says of the lava stone bust from Bali. He hosts what’s called Malibu Yoga Shala on Sunday mornings: an invite-only yoga class, followed by contemporary farm-to-table cuisine by Chef Oren Zroya, surfing and hanging out. The classes have been such a hit that he plans to open a Malibu Yoga Shala and Kamboocha Bar in the near future. “We curate this perfect day,” he says. “I feel like I’m living in warmth and love. I live alone, but I don’t feel like I live alone.” •
Clockwise from above: A SUNDAY MORNING MALIBU YOGA SHALA SESSION. THE ROOF DECK ADJACENT TO THE REC ROOM, WITH ITS WARHOL SURFBOARDS AND TERRY-COVERED SEATING, IS IDEAL FOR CHECKING SURF CONDITIONS. CHEF OREN ZROYA PREPARES A POST-WORKOUT MEAL IN THE KITCHEN, WHERE A TRIO OF STOOLS FROM DAO MAKES A WHIMSICAL STATEMENT. FREEDMAN EMERGES FROM THE SURF WHILE BO AWAITS A CHANCE TO PLAY.
THE VINTAGE SWINGING BUBBLE LEATHER CHAIR IN THE MASTER BEDROOM IS FROM EMMERSON TROOP, WHILE A MIX OF PILLOWS FEATURING VINTAGE AFRICAN AND JAPANESE TEXTILES FROM PAT McGANN GALLERY MAKE THE WINDOW SEAT INVITING.
INTERIORS STYLING: MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD
LOUIS VUITTON TRENCH COAT, $3,400, BLOUSON, $3,250, AND PANTS, $1,060. ALL SAINTS TEE, $75. Opposite: BURBERRY CAPE, $3,295, JACKET, $895, AND PANTS, $450. ALL SAINTS TEE $75 AND BOOTS, $325. JOHN HARDY NECKLACE, FROM $665. SOCKS THROUGHOUT, FROM A SELECTION AT BLOOMINGDALE’S. EARRING, GRIMES’ OWN.
In a roughedup, textured mix of
tweeds, denim, canvas and leather,
TRUE GRIT actor Luke Grimes brings out the tougher side of fall fashion Feature (tbd) Photography by
David Roemer Styling by
PRADA COAT, $4,055, SHIRT, $960, PANTS, $1,000. BELT, STYLIST’S OWN. Opposite: DOLCE & GABBANA JACKET, $7,595, SHIRT, $345, PANTS, $2,695. BELT, STYLIST’S OWN.
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MICHAEL KORS COAT, $2,995. ALL SAINTS JEANS, $178. BOOTS, STYLIST’S OWN. Opposite: CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION JACKET, $1,495. ALL SAINTS TEE, $85.
DIOR HOMME COAT, $4,800. ALL SAINTS TEE, $75. JOHN VARVATOS JEANS, $328. Opposite: PRADA COAT, $6,200, AND PANTS, $1,170. ALL SAINTS TEE, $75. JOHN HARDY NECKLACE, FROM $665. JOHN VARVATOS BOOTS, $1,198.
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO JACKET, PRICE UPON REQUEST, AND PANTS, $890. JOHN VARVATOS KNIT, $398. Opposite: ISAIA SUIT, PRICE UPON REQUEST. CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION DENIM JACKET, $995. JOHN VARVATOS BOOTS,Â $698.
COACH JACKET, $1,400. ETRO BLAZER, $1,960. ALL SAINTS TEE, $75. Opposite: BALMAIN COAT, $6,213, AND PANTS, $1,076. JOHN VARVATOS JACKET, $2,498. ALL SAINTS TEE $75. GROOMING SCOTT McMAHON AT KATE RYAN INC.
FASHION ASSISTANT: RAINA SILBERSTEIN. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR DETAILS, P.117
For actor Luke Grimes to take on a role, it has to meet certain criteria. “I look for things I want to obsess over and learn about intensely for a short period of time,” says the 32-year-old East L.A. resident. “A lifestyle that is maybe different to mine, or one I’ve always wondered about, can be quite thrilling.” Most recently, that meant stepping into the shoes of a gunslinger for Antoine Fuqua’s fall remake of The Magnificent Seven; previously, the Ohio native played the part of a Navy SEAL in the Clint Eastwood-directed American Sniper (2012) and protagonist Christian Grey’s brother, Elliott, in the screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey—a role he is set to reprise in 2017 in the second part of the trilogy. And when Chanel came looking for a handsome equestrian to star in the new campaign for its Allure Homme Sport cologne earlier this year, Grimes was up for the challenge. “I am a big believer in fine-tuning one’s craft,” he says. “It’s like that old tradition where people throw pasta against the wall to see if it sticks. If it does you know it is ready. I have watched a lot of careers thrown against the wall too early, and that has been a lesson. I want to stick.” • LESLEY McKENZIE
FIGHTER On a mission to
change the world through its daring moon-shot competitions,
Culver Cityâ€™s revolutionary Xprize foundation finds a winner in new
CEO MarcusFeature (tbd) Shingles
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XPRIZE CEO MARCUS SHINGLES IN AN OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM WITH FOUR BEAMPRO ROBOTS, WHICH ALLOW FOR VIRTUAL PRESENCE REMOTELY.
Marcus Shingles’ to-do list is daunting to say the least—at the top: Make exponential progress on the world’s biggest problems and do it all on a defined timetable. In March, Shingles took over as CEO of Xprize, the visionary foundation that creates multimillion-dollar incentive prizes to crowdsource solutions to such challenges as space exploration, disease, illiteracy, pollution and climate change. It’s his first time working in the nonprofit sector, after years as a Los Angeles-based business consultant, most recently at Deloitte Consulting, where he immersed Fortune 500 executives in entrepreneurial and disruptive thinking. “I like to say, ‘Uber yourself before you get Kodaked,’” says Shingles of the advice he gave CEOs in his previous job. Now he finds himself facing the same challenge, as the second CEO in Xprize’s 21-year history, replacing founder Peter Diamandis, a best-selling author, Harvard-trained M.D. and entrepreneur (who remains Xprize’s executive chairman). Armed with steady optimism and a fervent belief in the power of technology, Shingles is a natural for the job. “We know that there are these technologies that are on exponential curves and that there’s a renaissance of entrepreneurism happening right now. It can be harnessed to solve problems in a serious way that they haven’t before,” says the fit 45-yearold, talking from a supersized bean bag-style chair called
a Lovesac in a room known as The Collaboration Station, just one such informal space for conversation and brainstorming at the 25,000-square-foot Culver City offices of Xprize. The entire Xprize office is a free-flowing open layout, largely unconstrained by walls and doors, to encourage team collaboration. No one here has closed offices, including the CEO. All conference rooms are designed to inspire and showcase creativity at work, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and multiple project rooms so that teams can gather at various phases of their work. Shingles’ job is trifold: overseeing active Xprizes (there are currently seven of them, totaling more than $100 million in prize money) and developing new ones, plus raising outside money to fund the entire operation. The most high-profile current competition is the $30 million Google Lunar Xprize—chronicled in a Web series called Moon Shot that’s executive produced by director J.J. Abrams—designed to inspire privately funded
IN THE COLLABORATION ROOM, SHINGLES INSPIRES THE TEAM TO DESIGN, MANAGE AND PROMOTE INNOVATIVE COMPETITION MODELS TO SOLVE THE WORLD’S GRAND PROBLEMS. Above: AN INTERACTIVE STORY WALL AND EXHIBIT ROUNDS THE PERIMETER OF XPRIZE OFFICES WITH DOCUMENTATION OF THE FOUNDATION’S PAST AND ACTIVE PRIZES TO SHARE THE XPRIZE MISSION AND HISTORY.
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THE ENTRANCE OF XPRIZE SHOWCASES A HALF-SCALE REPLICA OF SPACESHIPONE, THE WINNING ROCKET-POWERED AIRCRAFT OF THE $10 MILLION ANSARI XPRIZE, THE FOUNDATION’S FIRST COMPETITION FOR SUBORBITAL PRIVATE SPACEFLIGHT. Below: ONE OF SEVERAL 3D PRINTERS, WHICH XPRIZE USES TO CREATE CUSTOM TROPHIES AND PROTOTYPES.
teams of engineers and entrepreneurs around the world to devise low-cost methods of robotic space exploration (to win, it must explore at least 500 meters, transmitting high-definition video and images back to Earth) by the end of 2017. “We have a race for the moon,” he says. (The last time a vehicle landed on the moon was in 1972.) Other in-progress competitions, all of which run for years, include the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize (inspired by the fictional Star Trek tricorder device and seeking to find a consumer-focused portable instrument that can diagnose and interpret a set of 13 health conditions and capture five vital health metrics by early next year), and the $20 million NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize, which endeavors to tackle climate change by upcycling global-warming-producing carbon dioxide into a usable product by 2020. The ingenuity of Xprize’s conception hinges on the fact that the foundation, which has 75 employees, isn’t responsible for coming up with any solutions. “We simply have to design the prizes, then let the crowd be creative on the solution,” says Shingles. That design process involves first deciding if a problem is something that government and business won’t solve on their own in the near future, then determining whether technology is moving in the right direction and whether an Xprize can attract enough competitors to move it there faster. “The prizes are instruments to gamify innovation,” he explains. The more entrepreneurs and researchers who compete, the better the odds. “It’s very much a statistical thing. It’s about having more shots on goal,” says Shingles, who notes that the $5 million IBM Watson AI Xprize (which seeks to show how artificial intelligence can solve Continued on p.116
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DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN AND SEAN O’PRY CROSS THE BIXBY CREEK BRIDGE ALONG THE BIG SUR COAST.
Douglas Friedman and model Sean O’Pry get behind the wheel
of their dream car—the new Ferrari California T —for an epic road trip.
Around the bend: candlelit camping, fireside Scotch and a brush with the law
FRIEDMAN TAKES THE WHEEL. Below: KEYS EMBLAZONED WITH FERRARI’S SIGNATURE STALLION.
When the road Feature finally (tbd) unfurls to that glorious straightaway, the temptation is irresistible...we’re having the ride of our life in a Ferrari we don’t own.
I knew I shouldn’t have done it, but how could I not? The longest, straightest, most gorgeous country road stretched out ahead of us like a private landing strip and our Ferrari California T—top down, wind in our hair—was ready to fly. “You have to take her out,” said my co-pilot, Sean O’Pry—his supermodel grin capped by his glinting sunglasses—egging me on. I needed little encouragement, and by the time I’d said, “This looks like a speed trap,” I’d already pinned the accelerator to the floor. Learning that O’Pry would be my partner in crime for a two-day adventure to Big Sur to get to know Ferrari’s latest GT convertible—the new California T— was the clincher for an already irresistible invitation. I tell stories with pictures, after all, so having something sexy to shoot like an iconic sports car makes life so much more interesting—adding a dollop of O’Pry, who Forbes in 2013 billed as “the highest-paid male model,” made it more interesting still. We’d never met, but the casting agent in me started storyboarding our shenanigans on the plane from JFK to Monterey, using O’Pry’s Instagram posts to his nearly 600k followers and counting (which he reckons are mostly smitten teenage girls) as added inspiration. Soon after, there we were: meeting at a specially prepared, all-organic chef’s dinner together with a handful of other guests at Big Sur’s Ventana Inn & Spa. The
scene, set by glowing candlelight at the nearby Ventana Campground— surrounded by towering, centuryold redwoods under a ceiling of white stars and an indigo sky—was like a dream. The sublime evening concluded with Scotch and s’mores over the campfire and a tribal drum circle led by an area musician. The next day would bring 12 hours of driving through some of the most
A FLEET OF FERRARIS AWAITS ITS DRIVERS. Below: CO-PILOT SEAN Oâ€™PRY.
SUPPER BENEATH THE STARS IN THE VENTANA CAMPGROUND. Above: READY TO HIT THE ROAD IN THE FERRARI CALIFORNIA T.
THE VISTA ALONG ROUTE 1. Below: FRIEDMAN’S MONOGRAMMED DRIVING GLOVES AND SPEEDING TICKET.
spectacular scenery in the world, so we made it an early night. After breakfast the following morning, O’Pry and I were handed the keys, with no stipulations. It’s one of those moments I won’t soon forget, and once behind the wheel, the moments kept piling up. The car embraces you—a sensation that grows when you fire to life the twin-turbo V8 engine and hear its thrum and purr, a cocooning vibration, welcoming you aboard. On the road, even driving slowly feels good; it’s confidenceinspiring whether you’re going 20 mph or 120. O’Pry and I took turns driving and navigating, heading north on Route 1 through the famously gorgeous coastal stretch from Big Sur up to Carmel-by-the-Sea, where we took a right on Carmel Valley Road, heading inland toward the vineyards (including its most famous, Bernardus). What starts as a wide-open, fourlane highway shrinks down to two lanes, then given another 20 miles or so, becomes even narrower, and curvy and wonderful. Dappled sunlight, vistas of Carmel Valley, picture-perfect barns and cow-filled pastures unfolding turn after turn, the car growling and thrilling as it seduces us further into the valley. For a blissful two hours, there’s almost no one on the road but us, our speed hampered only by the tight curves, cattle grates, and an occasional cyclist giving us the thumbs-up. So when the road finally unfurls to that
glorious straightaway, the temptation is irresistible. I can’t be sure how fast we were going when I saw the red and blue lights in our rearview mirror, because about halfway through my apology—“Officer, I’m sorry, I just had to. We’re visiting from New York having the ride of a lifetime in a Ferrari we don’t own”—he just smiled and said, “I get it. I’ll ticket you for the minimum violation,” which it turns out was just 65 mph. I’d like to think the officer knew he’d have done the same thing in our shoes. As for O’Pry, I think he actually wanted that ticket, like a badge of honor—tangible evidence of an unbelievable day. •
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His favorite place is across town from his home on the Westside: McCall’s Meat & Fish Co., in Los Feliz, is “the best butcher in Los Angeles,” says Hammer. Why drive all that way for a butcher? Over the last few years, Hammer has taken up the hobby of barbecuing and smoking meat “with a de ranged passion,” he says. (Check his Insta gram, @armiehammer, for proof.) He has built his own smokers, including one out of beer kegs. “My wife says our backyard looks like the redneck Riviera,” he reveals. His specialties are ribs and steak, though during the filming of The Birth of a Nation, he smoked a whole pig for the cast and crew. “It was delightful, though I’m slightly partial,” he recalls. “In a weird way, it’s so cathartic and therapeutic,” he adds, of his cooking. “I make my own rubs and seasonings, too.” An interest in food is a through line, thus far, in his sixyear marriage. He and Chambers already own Bird Bakery in San Antonio, where her dad lives; the town had experienced a population boom “and they didn’t have Sprinkles or Magnolia,” Hammer says. While another bakery is currently in the works to open in Dallas, there are no plans to go the full Paul New man route and start a line of Armie Ham mer “meat candy” rubs, as he calls them. But, he insists, “I think it would be cool to start a barbecue restaurant, though there’s
not a lot of crossover between the bakery and the smokedmeat world.” Still, it’s one of his current dreams in an already fulfilling career. He would like to direct his own movies, “but I hav en’t found anything that negates the fear of it yet,” he says. “I never set goals or aspirations,” Ham mer adds. “But I’m thrilled with the way things are going.” •
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global problems) saw more than 3,500 teams register after the initial announce ment at TED earlier this year. “It’s a phenomenal model to solve problems,” he adds. “We crowdsource ge nius around the world and innovators put in their own time and effort and resourc es—spending millions of dollars collec tively in R & D and innovation—and you only pay if someone solves it.” That last stipulation is a key part of his fundraising pitch to the companies (including Google and Qualcomm) and individuals (such as Elon Musk, who is largely funding the $15 million Global Learning Xprize to de velop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic read ing, writing and arithmetic. The top five teams will fieldtest the software over an 18month period beginning September
ARMIE HAMMER IN A VALENTINO JACKET, $5,400, AND TOM FORD SWEATER, $2,590.
2017 with an estimated 4,000 children across 200 villages in remote Tanzania). Sponsoring a prize can be “the moonshot portion,” as he puts it, of their philan thropic portfolios. So far, Xprize—which was inspired by a 1927 prize competition that led to Charles Lindbergh’s pioneering solo flight across the Atlantic—has named winners in six competitions, including a Paul Allenfunded team that successfully cre ated the first reusable manned spacecraft in 2004 and won the $10 million Ansari Xprize (a halfscale replica of the craft hangs in the lobby of the foundation’s of fices), and a California company, Elastec, that garnered 2011’s $1.3 million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup XChallenge. Shin gles notes that among the finalists in the latter competition were a fisherman from Alaska (who rejiggered his fishing nets to clean up oil) and a Las Vegas tattoo artist (who adapted his method for wiping oil off of skin while applying ink). “We fully recognize that the most creative problem solvers are somewhere out there in the world,” says Shingles. “We don’t care about your résumé, your background, where you went to school.” Shingles, who grew up in Michigan, cites his father, a retired political science professor, as an inspiration in life. After graduating with a degree in international business and industrial marketing from Western Michigan University in 1992, he got his first job at the Kellogg Com pany working on customer strategy. He moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to start his own consulting company, and be came a partner at Deloitte five years ago. There, he began a working relationship with Xprize and Diamandis (“he and I were really good thought partners,” says Shingles), including creating a pro bono partnership whereby Deloitte profession als engaged in sixmonth fellowships at the foundation. Doing charitable work in his spare time, Shingles approached the Los Angeles Unified School District and set up a class called the Exponential En trepreneur Program last year. It teaches students at Southeast L.A.’s Nava Col lege Preparatory Academy about innova tive technology such as the blockchain (a way of securing online information developed by Bitcoin), 3D printing, bio tech, the Internet of things and robotics. One of Shingles’ core beliefs is that tech nologies like these are democratizing opportunity. “It doesn’t matter what zip code you are in,” he tells students there. “You literally have the power to be your own entrepreneur.” His experience motivated him to make the jump to Xprize. “I had a great role at Deloitte but it was almost a sense of personal responsibility of wanting to do more,” says Shingles, who lives in the Hollywood Hills and has a daughter
who’s an environmental scientist and a son studying technological entrepreneurship at the University of Redlands. Already, he’s moved quickly at Xprize to enhance the way the foundation comes up with prizes by making the development of them more gamified as well. At its annual Visioneers Summit, which takes place at the foundation every fall and brings together more than 200 world experts in various fields to weigh in on in-the-works prizes, participants will “vet prizes across 20 criteria using a new app,” says Shingles. Among his new lofty goals for Xprize: making strides in affordable housing, desalination, fighting cancer, and using virtual and augmented reality to instill more empathy in humanity by putting participants in others’ shoes. “The innovation is out there to build a bridge to abundance for people and the planet,” he says. “You just have to crowdsource it and incentivize it.” •
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PACK MENTALITY p.52 John Varvatos studded backpack, $498, John Varvatos, W.H., 310-859-2791; johnvarvatos.com. Valentino leather studded backpack, $3,695, Valentino, B.H., 310-2470103; valentino.com. Dior Homme small shoulder backpack, $1,600, Dior Homme, B.H., 310-247-8003; dior.com. Prada backpack, $1,590, available at select Prada boutiques, prada.com. Paul & Shark backpack, $505, Paul & Shark, B.H., 310-246-9744; paulshark .it. Salvatore Ferragamo backpack, $1,200, Salvatore Ferragamo, B.H., 310-273-9990. Gucci leather backpack with snake, $2,390, Gucci, B.H., 310-278-3451; gucci.com. Louis Vuitton Explorer backpack, $2,750, Louis Vuitton, B.H., 310-859-0457; louisvuitton.com. ARMIE OF ONE p.76 Dolce & Gabbana washed denim buttonup shirt, $645, and washed cotton denim jeans, $695, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H., 310-8888701; dolcegabbana.com. p.78 Linen jacket from a selection at Maxfield. Splendid Mills white cotton crewneck T-shirt, $58, splendid .com. J Brand Kane denim jeans in raw, $154, jbrandjeans.com. Brunello Cucinelli classic cowhide belt, $775, Brunello Cucinelli, B.H., 310-724-8118; brunellocucinelli.com. p.79 Prada burgundy sweater with collar and navy elbow patches, $1,310, and gray sweater vest with collar, $720, Prada, B.H., 310-278-8661; prada.com. Splendid Mills white cotton crewneck T-shirt, $58, splendid.com. p.81 Gucci red tartan wool ’60s coat, $3,280, Gucci, B.H., 310-278-3451; gucci.com. Etro black wool overcoat, $2,049, Etro, B.H., 310-2482855; etro.com. Joe’s Wintz white henley shirt in optic white, $84, joesjeans.com. Tom Ford black jogging pants, $1,390, Tom Ford, B.H., 310-270-9440; tomford.com. Socks, from a selection at Macy’s, Beverly Center, 310-8546655. p.82 Dolce & Gabbana brown leather button-up, $2,995, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H., 310-888-8701; dolcegabbana.com. Splendid Mills white cotton crewneck T-shirt, $58, splendid.com. J Brand Kane denim jeans in raw, $154, jbrandjeans.com. Brunello Cucinelli classic cowhide belt, $775, Brunello Cucinelli, B.H., 310-724-8118; brunello cucinelli.com. p.83 Burberry black-and-white herringbone wool double-breasted topcoat, $2,795, us.burberry.com. Brunello Cucinelli sweater, $1,545, mrporter.com. J Brand Tyler jeans in tumble, $168, jbrandjeans.com. p.84 Tom Ford white cashmere wool Aran cable turtleneck, $2,590, Tom Ford, B.H., 310-2709440; tomford.com. J Brand Kane denim jeans in raw, $154, jbrandjeans.com. p.87 Michael Kors Herringbone Melton Chesterfield, $1,295, similar styles available at Michael Kors, San Francisco Centre, 845 Market St., S.F. Joe’s Wintz henley in optic white, $84, joesjeans.com.
jacket, $2,498, John Varvatos, W.H., 310-8592791; johnvarvatos.com. p.96 Louis Vuitton military trench, $3,400, patch pocket blouson, $3,250, and patch pocket trousers, $1,060, available at select Louis Vuitton stores, 866-VUITTON; louisvuitton.com. All Saints Biggs short-sleeve crewneck tee in optic white, $75, All Saints, B.H., 310-499-0970. p.97 Burberry military cape, $3,295, black jersey slim-fit track pants, $450, and navy double-knit tracksuit jacket, $895, us.burberry .com. All Saints Biggs short-sleeve crewneck tee in optic white, $75, and Adwell boots, $325, All Saints, B.H., 310-499-0970. John Hardy dog-tag necklace in blackened silver, $665-$695, johnhardy.com. Socks throughout, from a selection at Bloomingdale’s, Beverly Center, L.A., 310-360-2700. p.98 Calvin Klein Collection Nates jacket, $1,495, calvinklein .com. All Saints Anchor short-sleeve crewneck tee in putty, $85, All Saints, B.H., 310-4990970; allsaints.com. p.99 Michael Kors Tigrado shearling teddy bear reefer coat, $2,995, Michael Kors, S.F., 415-227-0800; michaelkors .com. All Saints Amori Iggy jeans in indigo, $178, All Saints, B.H., 310-499-0970; allsaints .com. p.100 Prada gray hooded trench coat, $6,200, and gray pant with tuxedo stripe, $1,170, prada.com. All Saints Biggs shortsleeve crewneck tee in optic white, $75, All Saints, B.H., 310-499-0970. John Hardy dogtag necklace in blackened silver, $665-$695, johnhardy.com. John Varvatos Keith Back Lace calf-hair boot, $1,198, John Varvatos, W.H., 310-859-2791; johnvarvatos.com. p.101 Dior Homme black nylon long skinny down hooded coat, $4,800, diorhomme.com. All Saints Biggs short-sleeve crewneck tee in optic white, $75, All Saints, B.H., 310-4990970. John Varvatos Chelsea jean, $328, John Varvatos, W.H., 310-859-2791; johnvarvatos .com. p.102 Salvatore Ferragamo shearling navy and black jacket, price upon request, and pants, $890, 886-337-7242; ferragamo .com. John Varvatos silk cashmere crewneck sweater, $398, John Varvatos, W.H., 310-8592791; johnvarvatos.com. p.103 Isaia brown pinstripe double-breasted wool suit, price upon request, Isaia, B.H., 424-204-1169; isaia.it. Calvin Klein Collection napa denim jacket, $995, calvinklein.com. John Varvatos Fleetwood Sharpei Chelsea boot, $698, John Varvatos, W.H., 310-859-2791; johnvarvatos .com. p.104 Coach 1941 leather rub-off worker jacket, $1,400. Etro black velvet blazer, $1,960, Etro, B.H., 310-248-2855. All Saints Biggs short-sleeve crewneck tee in optic white, $75, All Saints, B.H., 310-499-0970. p.105 Balmain leather and shearling hooded coat, $6,213, and skinny-fit cotton-velvet trousers, $1,076, select Balmain stores, balmain.com. John Varvatos leopard-print jacket, $2,498, John Varvatos, W.H., 310-859-2791; johnvarvatos.com. All Saints Biggs short-sleeve crewneck tee in optic white, $75, All Saints, B.H., 310-499-0970.
BOOT CAMP p.46 Saint Laurent Trekker 25 boot in black leather, $1,095, Saint Laurent, B.H., 310-2714110; ysl.com. Michael Kors Lance vachetta hiking boot, $498, Michael Kors, S.F., 415-6587850; michaelkors.com. Jimmy Choo Dimitri black leather shearling boot, $1,295, Jimmy Choo, B.H., 310-860-9045; jimmychoo.com. Sandro Squadron boot, $695, us.sandro-paris .com. Moncler Peak boot, $670, moncler.com. Dolce & Gabbana black leather ankle boot, $1,095, 877-70-DGUSA; dolcegabbana.com. Etro leather and wool boot, $1,000, Etro, B.H., 310-248-2855. HEAVY METAL p.50 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King, 40mm, stainless steel, smooth bezel on oyster bracelet, $6,200, rolex.com. Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time, $37,100, Vacheron Constantin, B.H., 310-598-2026; vacheron-constantin.com. IWC Pilot’s 36 stainless steel with silvered dial on stainless-steel bracelet, $3,950, IWC, B.H., 310-734-0520. Bulgari Diagono Scuba Watch, 41mm stainless-steel case and bracelet with blue dial and hand-applied indexes, $7,100, 800-BVLGARI; bulgari.com. Montblanc 1858 Manual Small Second, $3,245, Montblanc Beverly Center, L.A., 310854-0049; montblanc.com. Cartier Clé de
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L.A. rapper and singer Luke Christopher describes his genre-bending sound as “somewhere between hiphop and classic rock.” “It’s urban,” adds Christopher, who’s completing his debut album for ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. “But I’m also influenced by everyone from Elton John to James Blake.” Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Christopher began composing songs in GarageBand at the age of 11 in a makeshift “studio” under his bunk bed. Now 23, he’s a triple threat who writes, produces and performs his own material and counts four critically lauded mixtapes, a double EP (YSTRDY and TMRW), a collaboration with Common, and a hit YouTube video (the infectious “Lot to Learn”) among his credits. As he sees it, music is just the beginning. “I want to do an [art] gallery show. I want to do community projects. I want to do a fest,” says Christopher. Maybe even a clothing line? “Absolutely,” he says. “I’m huge into fashion.” For now, however, he’s enjoying a bit of downtime at home in the midst of a busy year. “L.A. is a giant melting pot of different cultures and people,” he says with obvious affection. “Me and the homies play ball in Venice Beach. We go out everywhere— Hollywood, Santa Monica, Downtown. You’ve got to see the entire city.” •
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