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bestseller, “The Little Prince”. Reason enough for IWC to honour his life’s work with the Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Le Petit Prince”. The watch has a chapter ring recalling the elegantly reduced design of the cockpit instrumentation in classic aircraft. An image of the little prince, whose imagination, sincerity and openness took people’s hearts by storm, is taken up as an engraving on the back of the case. In the same way that Saint-Exupéry – pilot, poet, and pioneer – gifted the world a story that tells of human strength and goodness, IWC gives us this watch as a reminder to live out our dreams. I WC . E N G I N E E R E D FO R M E N .
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He may look like the stereotypical guy’s guy, but Garrett Hedlund’s life, on screen and off, is all in the subtleties.
A music maker’s harmonious, modern bachelor pad in West Hollywood sounds as good as it looks.
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With sleek accessories delivering low-dose highs, L.A.-based Beboe is paving the way for California’s next generation of ganjapreneurs.
Avid motorcyclists Palmer West and Jonah Smith, the founders of Aether, take their favorite California roads less traveled.
Six pioneers of the modeling industry prove they only get better with age.
ON OUR COVER GARRETT HEDLUND WEARING A GUCCI COAT, A BUCK MASON T-SHIRT, POLO RALPH LAUREN JEANS, AND A DAVID YURMAN RING. PHOTOGRAPHY BY KURT MARKUS. STYLING BY ALISON EDMOND. GROOMING BY MIRA CHAI HYDE AT THE WALL GROUP USING ORIBE AND BOBBI BROWN.
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How to gear up for the ski slopes and skate parks. The season’s most dapper eveningwear. What’s new and notable in the world of watches. Under Alessandro Sartori,
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At Robin, a Northern California spin on sushi. All-day Irish breakfast and live ceili sessions make for spirited gatherings at Oakland’s Sláinte. State Bird Provisions debuts its
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The phrase “a man’s man” conjures up an image of a strong, tough, testosterone-fueled male who’s proudly rough around the edges—and enjoys a cigar after dinner. But stereotypes are just that, and I have found there are so many more facets to what makes a man. Take this issue of C for Men as evidence that there is always more than meets the eye. Start with actor Garrett Hedlund, on our cover, who shows his grittier side—captured, as he was, in the heart of a vintage motor car garage—while freely confessing his tendency to overempathize, given his status as a sensitive Virgo. Known for playing the handsome Hollywood heartthrob, he is also recognized for parts that highlight his acting chops, including his role in the upcoming period drama (and Sundance hit) Mudbound. He defies typecasting and is a chameleon in many ways. Being able to adapt to a situation is key, especially in the life of a male model. We brought together trailblazers in the business, some of the most well-known faces of the ’80s and ’90s, for a fashion reunion of sorts. Catching up on the full lives they’ve lived was illuminating…the presence of a few more wrinkles and some gray hair (or no hair at all) only added to the story. That the portfolio spotlights the sartorial side of fall, worn by men of true measure, makes it that much more interesting. Of course, it is not the clothes that make the man, but the pursuit of happiness that shapes him. For those whose said pursuit calls for a thrill, we offer a photo-driven guide to the best motorcycle rides across the Golden State. Jonah Smith and Palmer West of the apparel company Aether take us along for a ride on their favorite roads less traveled. After seeking an adrenaline rush, it is always nice to come back home—especially if home is as finely tuned as the house we feature herein, belonging to a noted Hollywood film composer. A clean and modern concrete abode, the West Hollywood space melds the outdoors with cool interiors. With an eye on design, culture, technology, food and sport, this issue endeavors to cover every facet of a modern man’s lifestyle—the self-actualization part is, of course, up to you.
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Professional ski mountaineer turned photographer and director Sinuhe Xavier, who earned awards for his work in films including 127 Hours and Wild, counts the likes of J.Crew and Deus Ex Machina as clients. In this issue, he captured the motorcycle adventures of Aether’s founders in “Trail Blazers,” p.88. “Jonah and Palmer have built a family around them that really defines the brand,” says Xavier. C SPOTS • Kat & Roger in L.A. for ceramics • L.A.’s Stephen Kenn, which is known for its furniture but also has the best coffee shop • The Alabama Hills in Inyo County when I need to escape the city
NIKI SYLVIA “I thought I was only going to be here a couple months,” says Niki Sylvia, who ended up in L.A. on a whim three years ago. Since then, the Oregon native worked on design projects for TV shows such as American Horror Story and Orange Is the New Black before landing at C as assistant designer. Off duty, Sylvia creates T-shirt art for Boston’s Beantown Jazz Festival, a stone’s throw from her alma mater, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. C SPOTS • Sake House by Hikari in Santa Monica, which is perfect for good sushi that won’t cost a fortune • Driving through the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt County—it’s too epic to pass up • The Wisdom Tree hike—a glute workout in the middle of L.A. with a pretty view
SONNY WARD “So much of my life and experience in L.A. shapes almost every design decision,” says Sonny Ward, owner and principal of June Street Architecture (JSA), the firm behind the home featured in “Total Score,” p.78. Residing in L.A. with his husband, son and daughter, he serves on the board of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency, as well as the Agency for Civic Engagement, which he co-founded. C SPOTS • L.A.’s Ballona Creek bike path—I enjoy the calm and beauty of the wildlife and scenery • Hedley’s restaurant on Robertson—it’s fresh, healthy and comforting • Hills Penthouse West Hollywood for a quiet, social workspace
JONAH SMITH AND PALMER WEST Movie producers on films such as Requiem for a Dream, Religulous and Waking Life and co-founders of the fashion line Aether, Palmer West and Jonah Smith have always been outdoorsy. In “Trail Blazers,” p.88, the L.A.-based men recount their favorite motorcycle trips around California. “It was fun to think about all the rides we’ve done together and to reminisce about the things that happened, both good and bad,” says West. C SPOTS • Highland Park Bowl, one of the best bars in L.A., which happens to also have a bowling alley • Mistress—a Porsche-only mechanic in Silver Lake that works on our cars. It’s fun to stop by to see what other classic cars they are working on • The Golden State on Fairfax for the best burger in Los Angeles
LINDSEY BYRNES Since she began her career shooting the skate scene for Thrasher and Juxtapoz, Lindsey Byrnes has gone on to train her lens on everyone from Scarlett Johansson to Moby. “I’m a fan of Scott Campbell’s art,” says the photographer, who shot Beboe founders Campbell and Clement Kwan for “Grass Roots,” p.84. “Portraiture like this is gratifying, it allows for a few connecting moments.” C SPOTS • The Echo and Echoplex in L.A.— Lorde played here in 2013 when I’d never heard of her...it’s that type of place • Vintage Los Feliz 3 Cinemas is intimate, and the popcorn is yummy • YAS Silver Lake for a body-positive, clean, friendly and welcoming workout FALL/WINTER 2017
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Hugh Jackman and the new TimeWalker Chronograph The new TimeWalker Chronograph is inspired by performance and the spirit of racing. montblanc.com/timewalker Crafted for New Heights.
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The subject of a new documentary, prolific artist Shepard Fairey mounts his largest solo L.A. show to dateâ€”with a message sized to match Edited by
From top: A PROCESS SHOT CONTAINING FAIREY’S SIGNATURE OBEY STAR LOGO. OBEY ICON FACE, 1995. OBAMA HOPE, 2008. FAIREY AT WORK IN HIS STUDIO. “I WANT TO BRING PEOPLE INTO A CONVERSATION THEY MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE HAVE,” HE SAYS.
rise to mainstream fame on the back of the iconic “Hope” poster for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, his frequent brushes with the law, and his embrace by the fine art world. Combining 18 years of archival and original footage, the November 11 release raises questions of public domain and fair use, but more pressingly it presents another vehicle for Fairey’s mission to advocate for creative freedom, political proactivity and social responsibility. “It’s very easy and cathartic to call out the villains and pound your fists about all of the ignorance and hate and everything—it’s good therapy, for sure—but I’m trying to blend things that I think aspire to the better angels of our nature, and mix in a critique of injustice within that,” he says. Now based in Los Angeles, where he also runs the design agency Studio Number One with his wife, Amanda (the couple has two daughters), Fairey spends his days creating art between his two studios in and around Echo Park. When we connect on the phone, he is anxiously prepping for his largest solo show in L.A. to date. “The only thing I really get nervous about is not getting enough work done,” he confesses. Organized with Detroit’s Library Street Collective and opening November 11, “Damaged” will encompass 17,000 square feet in a Chinatown venue. (The address will be revealed on Fairey’s website in the days leading up to the opening.) There will be new paintings, whose style builds on the portraits Fairey created for his “We the People” series, made available for free download in the run-up to the 2017 international Women’s March. A printing press will run, spitting out Fairey originals for visitors to take. An original newspaper, The Damaged Times, will be on offer, Continued on p.106
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“I consider myself an artist before an activist,” Shepard Fairey explains in Hulu’s new documentary Obey Giant, named for the world-renowned provocateur’s brand of fine art and collectible prints. “If you call yourself an activist, you’re never doing enough. For an artist, I do a lot.” It’s been close to three decades since the South Carolina native unintentionally anointed himself a counterculture maestro by co-opting the visage of the late wrestler André the Giant into a viral 1989 sticker campaign. What led to that point, and what he’s done since then, is the subject of Academy Award winner James Moll’s film (executive produced by James Franco), which traces Fairey’s roots in the skate and punk scenes, the evolution of his aesthetic—with its Orwellian themes and Russian constructivist design elements—his
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PLAYBOY CENTERFOLD CHERYL BACHMAN, 1991.
Before he passed away, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner had handed creative control over to his son Cooper with a brief to modernize the bowtied bunny. In an ode to the the last six decades, the title rekindles pinups in Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds, 1953-2016 (Chronicle Books, $75).
FOOD FOR THOUGHT Following a six-year, accolade-laden run on Melrose Avenue, Michael Voltaggio’s avant-garde Californian restaurant Ink is having a 2.0 moment, reopening in a West Hollywood space 1,500 square feet larger than its prior location and with a new name: Ink.well. A nouveau-rustic chandelier hangs overhead, Robert Rauschenberg’s silkscreen-print series “L.A. Uncovered” adorns the brick walls, and the eatery’s menu is updated, too—with an expanded cocktail list and dishes including Jidori chicken thighs with sunflower-seed risotto and a dry-aged burger served with whipped cheese. Die-hards, rest easy: the egg-yolk gnocchi and other cult favorites remain. 826 N. La Cienega Blvd., W.H., 310-358-9058.
BRIGHTON UP In time to showcase Haider Ackermann’s muchanticipated inaugural collection for Berluti, the brand has opened a new shop in Beverly Hills. Encompassing a bomber jacket in nylon and cashmere, a royal-blue velvet tuxedo, exquisite leather bags, emerald-green lace-up boots and other pieces that develop a patina over time, the new creative director’s range for the 122-year-old label is audacious but classic, emanating style that’s sure to be appreciated from one generation to the next. 9533 Brighton Way, B.H., 310-274-2085.
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KICK START The Rams aren’t the only new team in town. The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) is getting ready to kick off its inaugural 2018 Major League Soccer season in a new 22,000-seat stadium in Downtown L.A. with a roster led by debut draft pick Carlos Vela, a winger from Mexico’s national team and Spain’s La Liga club. Off the field, there will be heavy hitters looking on from the owner’s box: actor Will Ferrell, life coach Tony Robbins, YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley and the legendary Magic Johnson, among others, all have a stake in the new home team. Ticket memberships are on sale now.
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BASIC INSTINCTS Men’s retailer Sean marks its 20th anniversary with the launch of Beau, a collection by Pierre Lafaurie for the millennial man. Tailored from high-quality fabrics and with accessible prices, the pieces, spanning walking shorts to slim suits, are considered building blocks for a fine wardrobe. Says owner Sean Cassidy, “Clothes should make you feel like the best you.” 575 Hayes St., S.F., 415-431-5551; 4080 24th St., S.F., 415-648-6272.
JAMES BOND. Below: MICHAEL CITRONE.
THE BEAU COLLECTION AT SEAN, $88-$435.
TANK GARAGE WINERY’S LIMITEDEDITION CHROME DREAMS, $75.
Tank Garage Winery’s Chrome Dreams 2015 cabernet sauvignon blend pays tribute to the classic American automobile with its sleek, chromed-glass bottle.
Created by husband-and-wife team Stephen and Erica Malbon (founder of the independent media company Frank151 and co-founder of haute bohemian L.A. massage boutique The Now, respectively), Malbon Golf is, unsurprisingly, not your father’s golf brand. The brick-and-mortar shop moves the style needle on the stereotypically conservative pursuit with its own branded products and exclusive Nike collaborations, while the space’s indoor putting green and golf simulator—where lessons with a PGA professional are accessible—promises to attract a younger, cooler demographic that’s less country club, more club. 800 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A., 323-433-4028.
malbongolf.com MALBON GOLF’S PUTTING GREEN. Right: OWNERS ERICA AND STEPHEN MALBON.
THE C LIST JAMES BOND AND MICHAEL CITRONE L.A. tastemakers, businessmen and friends James Bond and Michael Citrone met in 2010 at Mister Cartoon’s Skid Row Tattoo downtown and became fast friends. Both run cool-crowd destinations: Bond co-founded the streetwear brand Undefeated (undefeated.com) while Citrone owns the sleek private gym Global Fitness Studio (globalfitnessstudio .com). We asked the guys to share their favorite local spots. BOND: Taqueria Jerez It’s by the L.A. Kings Valley Ice Center, where my son plays hockey. They do a nice carne asada plate. 818-895-8372. • Twenty40 In Los Feliz, this is my go-to on weekends for coffee and a baguette after an early-morning dog walk. 323-660-3868. • Griffith Park I’ve been exploring the park for almost 20 years. laparks.org/ griffithpark. CITRONE: Angelini Alimentari For an authentic Italian breakfast and coffee. angelinialimentari.com. • Inaka Natural Foods Their macrobiotic Japanese food is always consistent, and great people work there. inakanaturalfoods.com. • Union I like that they mix established topend designers like Thom Browne and Comme des Garçons with streetwear. unionlosangeles.com.
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“Having spent so much time as a kid in a surf shop, a board’s silhouette is burned in my mind,” says fashion designer Heidi Merrick,, the daughter of Channel Islands Surfboards’ legendary founder and shaper, Al Merrick. So when Heidi envisioned the interiors for her own flagship, H. Merrick of California, in Downtown Los Angeles, she knew the emblem of her family’s business (and her home state) would be a part of it. She approached her brother, Britt Merrick, now the lead shaper and designer for their parents’ global brand, with the idea to execute the elegant forms she had in mind—infused with the technical legitimacy that only he could engineer. To complement the palette of Heidi’s fall collection, they created five glossy, rideable works of art in varied 36
lengths, dubbing the series “California Winter” as a nod to the gun-style surfboard (shaped with longer curves to harness the season’s bigger, more powerful waves). “Heidi was adamant that they be world-class surfboards that live up to our standards—not just things to hang on a wall,” says Britt. Heidi adds: “I wanted to show the craft of our legacy.” It’s a story that only a Californian family could tell: In 1969, Heidi and Britt’s parents opened a surf shop in Santa Barbara with just enough money to allow Al to make boards, one at a time, in the back, while his wife, Terry, designed and sewed clothes up front. Channel Islands Surfboards has since become the largest company of its kind in the world, with fans including Kelly Slater, Rob Machado and Dane Reynolds.
Siblings Heidi and Britt Merrick draw on their creative legacy to fashion the perfect surfboard collaboration
Britt grew up mesmerized by watching his father’s expert hands sculpt foam for surfing greats such as Tom Curren. Influenced as much by her parents’ artistry as the product-to-person business model they adhered to, Heidi’s take on ready-to-wear comprises modern, minimal styles that are hand-cut and sewn in L.A. “I make clothes not for what people imagine to be Californian, but for the lifestyle that is actually lived here,” she explains. “If you look at her dresses, they have these beautiful lines,” says Britt. “And that’s where I’m at too—my joy is taking a raw piece of foam and creating contours out of it. So it was a perfect collaboration— she was speaking my language.” Prices upon request. Available exclusively at H. Merrick of California, 115 W. 9th St., L.A., 310-424-5520. • GILLIAN KOENIG
Clockwise from far left: BRITT MERRICK OUTSIDE HIS SHAPING ROOM. BRITT AND HEIDI MERRICK AT RINCON BEACH. HEIDI AND THE “CALIFORNIA WINTER” SURFBOARD SERIES IN HER DOWNTOWN L.A. FLAGSHIP, H. MERRICK OF CALIFORNIA. INSPIRATION AND DESIGN ELEMENTS IN HEIDI’S STUDIO. HEIDI HOLDING THE BLACK 6-FOOT BOARD. BRITT’S SHAPING ROOM IN CARPINTERIA. THE NUDE 5-FOOT6-INCH BOARD.
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CHIC In a season filled with stylish sports references, Moncler Gamme Bleu’s Thom Browne went one step further for the Fall/Winter 2017 presentation, scaling to new heights—literally—by binding his models together with climbing rope and carabiners. Each look stings with Browne’s signature tailoring talents, as he succeeds in intertwining traditional tweeds and herringbone with extreme embellishments. A huge hit with fashion’s more intrepid followers. moncler.com
MONCLER GAMME BLEU COAT, PANTS AND GOGGLES, PRICES UPON REQUEST, SHIRT, $725, AND BEANIE, $460.
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MARKET EDITOR: REBECCA RUSSELL. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR DETAILS, P.106.
1. VETEMENTS FALL/ WINTER 2017. 2. GIVENCHY LANYARD KEY CHAIN, $260. 3. BALENCIAGA TRIPLE S TRAINERS, $795. 4. DIOR HOMME 3 SKATEBOARDS SET, $930. 5. VALENTINO GARAVANI HAT, SIMILAR STYLES AVAILABLE. 6. BOTTEGA VENETA INTRECCIATO GALAXY BACKPACK, PRICE UPON REQUEST.
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1. ETRO FALL/WINTER 2017. 2. DOLCE & GABBANA LEATHER AND BROCADE POUCH, $1,195. 3. GUCCI SILK BOW TIE, $170. 4. DRAKE’S COLOR-BLOCK SCARF, $225. 5. ISAIA CROCODILE BELT, $1,150. 6. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN HUSTON BOOTS, $1,295. 7. JOHN HARDY CLASSIC CHAIN DOG TAG NECKLACE, $750.
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5 1. TOD’S LEATHER BELT, $495. 2. TOM FORD WIDE BASKETWEAVE TIE, $250. 3. JIMMY CHOO SLOANE VELVET SLIPPERS, $695. 4. BERLUTI FALL/ WINTER 2017. 5. SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO ICONIC LE SMOKING JACKET, $2,290. 6. SALVATORE FERRAGAMO CUFF LINKS, $250. 7. MICHAEL KORS HARRISON CARD CASE, $48.
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A photograph of Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi’s grandfather working at the Hong Kong Post Office inspired the brand’s new utilitarian satchel, designed in rich shades of contrasting leather and suede.
A SELF-PORTRAIT BY ANDY WARHOL, WEARING A CARTIER TANK WATCH. Below: CARTIER TANK CINTRÉE WATCH, $61,000.
240 N. Rodeo Drive, B.H., 310-860-9045.
JIMMY CHOO LEE SATCHEL, $1,150.
TIMES A HUNDRED In the course of its 100-year history, Cartier’s Tank watch has wrapped the wrists of Gary Cooper, Andy Warhol, Yves Saint Laurent and other icons. Marking the timepiece’s monumental anniversary, The Cartier Tank Watch (Flammarion, $85), a monograph by Franco Cologni, details the story behind one of the world’s first square wristwatches, a true horological classic.
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Super Bowl champ Julian Edelman (unfortunately sidelined for the 2017 season) is trying his hand at designing denim with L.A.-based Joe’s Jeans. Launching in November, the collaboration represents the New England Patriots wide receiver’s sharp style, filling what he calls “a void in the market for athletic men who need more room in the thighs but prefer a fitted, slim jean.” 395 Santa Monica Place, S.M., 310-458-6161; 3333 Bristol St., C.M., 714-979-0221.
MAN ABOUT TOWN Michael Kors will debut dedicated men’s shops attached to each of his two lifestyle stores at Westfield Century City and the Beverly Center this November and December, respectively. Framed in stainless steel, warm wood and gray and white marble, the outposts will stock apparel that caters to the urbane sophisticate, plus accessories including Kors’ trademark aviator sunglasses, benefiting Watch Hunger Stop, the brand’s annual campaign with actor Kate Hudson against global hunger. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A.
SANDRO CLASSIC DERBY, $515.
French label Sandro turns to England for its first handmade shoe. The classic derby is reimagined with cork soles, Goodyear stitching and boxcalf leather for a comfortable, timeless look. 310 N. Beverly Drive., B.H., 310-281-0083.
From above: MICHAEL KORS FALL/WINTER 2017 LOOKBOOK IMAGE. SPECIAL-EDITION LON SUNGLASSES, $159.
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TECHNICAL Radical finishes and modern manners define Ermenegildo Zegna’s updated image
An unbuttoned jacket paired with tailored sweatpants opened Alessandro Sartori’s fall show for Ermenegildo Zegna. The stunningly fresh look—more informally elegant than gym-ready—heralds a new era at the storied Italian fashion house. Crafted from innovatively fabricated cashmeres and other textiles reworked for modern life, the collection signals Sartori’s arrival as the house’s new artistic director. Fittingly, the looks debuted in a Milan hangar housing artist Anselm Kiefer’s The Seven Heavenly Palaces, the massive architectural ode to raw materials breaking down. Sartori sees elemental fabrics with new finishes as the key to his menswear transformation. This fall, the designer, who formerly helmed Berluti and served as Z Zegna’s creative director earlier in his career, dreamed up the Icon Warmer ski jacket, made of Techmerino with an integrated heat-generating panel, and the minimalist Tiziano, his first sneaker for Zegna. Ultrathin strips of calfskin act as fabric yarns in Pelle Tessuta cross-body bags, luggage, and even sneakers. Handmade Vulcanizzato Flex kicks are made using a special process where heated rubber is applied on the leather, while cork-sole Mocassino loafers and elegant new Libro briefcases are further inventive additions across collections—pieces that rework menswear with street-style references and precise tailoring techniques that are right in line with the moment. zegna.com. • ELIZABETH VARNELL
Clockwise from above: Z ZEGNA ICON WARMER SKI SUIT. ALESSANDRO SARTORI, ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA’S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR. LIBRO BRIEFCASE, $3,195, BY ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA COUTURE. LOOKS FROM THE FALL/WINTER 2017 ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA COUTURE RUNWAY SHOW. TIZIANO SNEAKERS, $895, BY ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA COUTURE. BIELMONTE LOAFERS, $625, AND PELLE TESSUTA BACKPACK, $1,195, BY ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA.
SARTORI PORTRAIT: LUCA DE SANTIS. RUNWAY: ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA COUTURE.
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And then we got a little ridiculous.
First, Mercedes-Benz enhanced the serene and meticulously crafted E-Class with perhaps the most sophisticated suite of safety systems ever conceived. Then, with the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Sedan, AMG added Drift Mode, a fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC + system and a 603-hp V8 biturbo engine capable of taking you from restrained to raw fury in 3.3 seconds. MBUSA.com/AMG
Visit your local Mercedes-Benz Dealer for a test drive today. 2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Sedan shown in designo Selenite Grey Magno matte paint with optional equipment. Stated horsepower and acceleration rates are estimated based on manufacturer’s testing and track results, and may vary depending on environmental and road surface conditions, driving style, elevation and vehicle load. ©2017 Authorized Mercedes-Benz Dealers For more information, call 1-800-FOR-MERCEDES, or visit MBUSA.com.
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DESIGNED BY RAPT STUDIO, FENDER’S HOLLYWOOD HEADQUARTERS REFERENCES THE CALIFORNIABORN BRAND’S 71-YEAR HISTORY.
A celebrated interior designer and the chief creative officer of Design Miami, Rodman Primack is primed for a homecoming of sorts this fall when Design Miami partners with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. “It’s exciting to be part of telling such an important story,” he says of the expansive arts initiative exploring Latin American and Latino art throughout Southern California. Primack says acknowledging the profound influence of Latin American culture on design is overdue. “We talk a lot about cuisine but not about highbrow cultural connections,” explains the fifthgeneration Southern California native, raised in Laguna Beach. With dozens of exhibits celebrating subjects that range from the impact of concrete in architecture to radical female artists, Primack hopes the diversity will expose more of what connects us. “Our countries share so much more than we realize and we think.”
Far left: BAILE, DEL VENADO, SANTIAGO ATITLÁN, 1988, BY DANIEL CHAUCHE. From left: RODMAN PRIMACK. RELIEVE NO. 30/RELIEF NO. 30, 1946, BY RAÚL LOZZA. RESIDENCE IN EL PEDREGAL DE SAN ANGEL, MEXICO CITY, 1966, BY FRANCISCO ARTIGAS AND FERNANDO LUNA.
CARTER CUTLERY KURO-UCHI PETTY KNIFE, $460.
MAN OF STEEL Murray Carter combines the art of Japanese bladesmithing with premium ironwood and carbon steel to handforge his high-performance cutlery, available in a limited collection at March. 3075 Sacramento St., S.F., 415-931-7433.
WRITTEN BY KERSTIN CZARRA. RAPT: ERIC LAGNIEL. PRIMACK: ANDREW MEREDITH. RAÚL LOZZA SCULPTURE: COURTESY OF THE GETTY. FRANCISCO ARTIGAS AND FERNANDO LUNA PHOTO: COURTESY OF LACMA. DANIEL CHAUCHE PRINT: COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.
Clockwise from above: MASHSTUDIOS SOFAS IN VANS’ COSTA MESA HEADQUARTERS. RAPT STUDIO CEO DAVID GALULLO. THE HONEST COMPANY’S OFFICES IN SILICON BEACH.
Taking a company’s ethos and realizing it into a souped-up creative space is the signature superpower of Rapt Studio. With outposts in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City, the multidisciplinary design and strategy studio— through high-profile projects such as Google’s 91,000-square-foot Irvine location and The Honest Company’s new Silicon Beach digs—is redefining office life through innovative, versatile workplaces that distinctly reflect the souls of their respective companies. “My own aesthetic is unimportant,” says David Galullo, Rapt’s CEO and chief creative officer. “I am my clients’ hands, expressing their brands at the most genuine and meaningful level.” Under the principal’s leadership, the studio recently completed centers for two iconic California brands: the new Hollywood headquarters of Fender—a welcome return for the guitar manufacturer, whose main corporate office had been in Scottsdale, Ariz., for 26 years—and the Vans home base in Costa Mesa, which features concrete floors for employees who like to skate to meetings. raptstudio.com. • ANUSH BENLIYAN
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H O T PROPERTY For $26.5 million, devoted equestrians can call Summerland’s Tuscany Oaks Farm home. The lavish ocean-view estate includes an 8,440-square-foot, five-bedroom main residence, a pool house and a fullscale guesthouse. Owned by entrepreneur and polo player Robert Fell and his wife, Robin, the property also features a 10,000-square-foot barn with 18 stalls, 24 corrals, multiple paddocks, and six level acres perfect for hosting private polo matches. Listing agent Joyce Rey, 310-285-7529.
joycerey.com HARBOUR OUTDOOR’S SYDNEY CHAIR, $850. Left: THE CONDOS BROTHERS.
COOL CANTEEN Fountain Valley-based Elemental creates stainless-steel water bottles that are not only BPA-free, but also available in businesscasual shades like Matte Black and Gloss Storm Gray.
Design Bits Los Angeles
ELEMENTAL STAINLESS-STEEL CLASSIC WATER BOTTLE IN MATTE BLACK, $35.
“There is a strong synergy between Los Angeles and Sydney,” says Harrison Condos, who with his brother, Nicholas, helms the Australian furniture company Harbour Outdoor. After leaving their native New South Wales for New York City, the designer duo’s nostalgia for sunshine and sand eventually lured them to L.A., where they opened their first West Coast flagship in 2014. “Sun-loving Aussies need a constant beach fix, so the expansion made sense for us,” says Nicholas. While all of Harbour’s handcrafted indoor-outdoor designs echo Australian landscapes, the company’s latest collection also flirts with California glamour, with new pieces such as the all-weather Hollywood low sling chair and the plush Lina armchair inspired by Catalina Island. 3240 Helms Ave., L.A., 310-439-5972.
TRUE TO FORM THE CNIDARIA SCONCE FROM DOUGALL PAULSON’S AURAFORM CHAPTER, $5,100.
Design art duo Dougall Paulson’s sophomore collection, Ocean of Emptiness, picks up the celestial narrative of its debut offering, Dark Matter, revealing a range of conceptual furniture, art objects and more in tantalizing “chapters.” The first is Auraform, which spans nickel and iridescent mylar weavings to ceramic and cast glass light fixtures, debuting at Blackman Cruz on October 12. 836 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323-466-8600.
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AN OUTSIDE VIEW OF THE TUSCANY OAKS FARM. Right: THE LIBRARY, FEATURING A FRENCH MARBLE FIREPLACE AND 11-FOOT CEILINGS.
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After causing a stir at Milan Design Week, French artist and recent L.A. transplant Marc Ange brought his exuberant, Instagram-tastic art piece Le Refuge to The Beverly Hills Hotel before moving it to Leclaireur gallery’s West Hollywood space. New versions of the installation, a daybed encircled by palm trees, are now available at Leclaireur L.A. and through the online platform The Invisible Collection, and another edition will be debuting at Art Basel Miami Beach in December. Now Ange is designing a new Downtown L.A. dining destination for restaurateur Stephane Bombet (The Ponte). The space, which he describes as “beautiful and extremely raw,” is a blank page on which to blend old-world glamour with a modern edge. “The building, the street, the neighborhood all tell a story I’m translating into shapes, colors, materials and lighting,” the artist says. “L.A. has numerous faces, and California brings a unique light to each expression.” Leclaireur, 450 N. Robertson Blvd., W.H., 310-360-0262.
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THE CASPER WAVE, $1,000-$2,250.
NIGHT SHIFT In August, Casper introduced its latest mattress, The Casper Wave, which boasts temperature regulation, body geometry responsiveness and thus, hopefully, sweet dreams.
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Inspired by Japanese fishing floats and lobster buoys, L.A. designer Brendan Ravenhill fashioned the Float Pendant—a cylindrical borosilicate glass fixture suspended on an adjustable rope and leather bridle. “It’s a light that tells a story of craft, casts a beautiful diffused glow and solves a need,” says Ravenhill, who had received multiple requests for a fixture that could bring light to an area without a centered junction box. Complete with brass swag hooks, the pendant can work solo or as part of a clustered group in endless configurations.
brendanravenhill.com A COLLECTION OF FLOAT PENDANTS, FROM $2,100.
CLEVERLY LAUNDRY’S PYJAMA SET, FROM $160, AND TERRY CLOTH ROBE, $185.
SOFT SPOT Australian architects Amelia McPhee and Roshana Lewis merge supersoft Portuguese cotton and quick-drying technology in their new men’s lifestyle brand, Cleverly Laundry. Comprising towels, robes and more, the collection is filled with thoughtful details, such as extra-long towels intended for a liberal wrap around the waist. Available exclusively on Mr. Porter, the line will also appear seasonally in pop-ups, including a stint at DTLA’s Alchemy Works through December. 826 E. 3rd St., L.A., 323-487-1497.
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Omakase at San Francisco’s inventive new Robin reframes Northern California’s bounty LIVE MENDOCINO SEA URCHIN WITH SUSHI RICE AND CAVIAR AT ROBIN.
The uni is presented like a jewel: Taken from the waters just up the coast off Mendocino, the urchin’s brilliant orange petals lay inside its spiky purple shell, adorned with a scoop of sushi rice, a touch of wasabi grown in Half Moon Bay and a glistening orb of caviar from Sacramento. On the side there are crisp sheets of nori, chef Adam Tortosa explains, “so you can make little uni tacos.” The dish, perhaps more than any other on the menu at Robin, Tortosa’s new sushi bar in San Francisco, shows what happens when a creative California chef transplants the culinary essence of Japan to his native state. “We’re not trying to copy Japan,” he says. “We’re re-creating the thought process—the way they approach food. If Japan was in Northern California, how would they do sushi?” Turning a traditional uni nigiri into a gorgeously freeform “taco” is just the start. Robin’s sushi counter is partially made of slate, instead of the typical wood, and the entire room was built with artistic touches like a rippling tile mosaic behind the counter and moody gray walls overlaid with a dripping rose-gold finish. Instead of just beer and sake, the drinks list includes cool California producers such as Tatomer and Wind Gap Wines along with a few prestige international bottles. Tortosa constructs each diner’s own omakase menu after a conversation about what the individual likes to eat. The roughly 10 courses ($79 to $179) might include inventive sushi such as one with Mount Lassen trout, Half Moon Bay wasabi and a slice of ripe yellow peach, or his version of cold sesame noodles made with fresh ramen, roasted sesame, shaved green onions, fresh ginger and shaved truffles. And if you happen to like uni, you’re in luck: He keeps a variety on hand—from Hokkaido, Santa Barbara, Fort Bragg, Mendocino, Baja California and Chile—each with its own distinct flavor. For nearly a decade before opening Robin, Tortosa worked for the rigorous sushi master Katsuya Uechi in his Katsuya restaurants in Los Angeles. After hours, he began to experiment with adding a California twist to the menu. At Robin, he shows us what that freedom tastes like. 620 Gough St., S.F., 415-548-2429; robinsanfrancisco.com. • MICHALENE BUSICO
Clockwise from left: CHARRED TUNA NIGIRI WITH HERB SALSA. MILK BREAD TOAST WITH LARDO. CHEF ADAM TORTOSA’S SUSHI COUNTER. LIVE SCALLOPS WITH APPLE AND UNI. MAGURO ALBACORE WITH SESAME SEEDS AND CHIVES IN SPICY PONZU.
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WITHOUT RESERVE Skip the notorious wait for a reservation at San Francisco’s State Bird Provisions and whip up your own version of the acclaimed restaurant’s signature hits (including Sauerkraut, Pecorino and Ricotta Pancakes) with State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook (Ten Speed Press, $40), the debut title from chefs and co-owners Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski.
UBI-IND CAST-IRON HOLDER, $15, AND DOBBY MERROWEDGE NAPKINS, $16 EACH.
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HOT P O C K E T S “Design is always solving a problem,” says San Francisco-based denim designer Ulrich Conrad Simpson, aka Ubi. An avid cook, he struggled to find kitchen accessories and table linens suited to home use as well as camping trips, resulting in his brand UBI-IND’s recently launched Mi Cocina collection. The aprons, oven mitts, knife rolls, napkins and place mats are modern, function-focused goods that fit perfectly into indoor and outdoor setups.
After earning its stripes for modern Italian fare, chef Vic Casanova’s Gusto has graduated from a 35-seat spot on West Third to a 130-seat space up the street, formerly occupied by Casanova’s now-shuttered Pistola. Classics including black fusilli and bucatini carbonara sit on the expanded menu alongside additions such as housemade pizzas. Patrons can sidle up to the marble bar and order cocktails from the new full bar program manned by Devin Espinosa and an Italian-driven wine list. Hangover brunches are also now an option, too. 8022 W. Third St., L.A., 323-951-9800.
WRITTEN BY GEMMA PRICE, GILLIAN KOENIG, JESSICA RITZ AND LESLEY McKENZIE. SLAINTE: KELLY PULEIO. STATE BIRD PROVISIONS: ED ANDERSON. UBI-IND: COURTESY OF MI COCINA BY UBI-IND. GUSTO: SKOTT SNIDER.
Whiskey lovers, gourmands and storytellers have a new home in Oakland: the cozy, all-female-run Irish pub Sláinte in Jack London Square. Chef Jackie Gallanagh, who originally hails from County Donegal, Ireland, cooks up traditional flavors of the old country, such as fish and chips and an all-day traditional Irish breakfast, while fellow co-owner and beverage director Jenny Schwarz (who also co-owns the popular Uptown Oakland restaurant Hopscotch) keeps patrons sated with an abundant selection of beers, cocktails and Irish whiskeys as they enjoy spirited live ceili music sessions. “It’s all Irish and all Oakland at the same time,” says Schwarz. 131 Broadway, Oakland, 510-823-2644.
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With creature comforts aplenty, life on the road is a dream in Airstream’s new touring coach Edited by
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The allure of the great American road trip has been well-documented: It inspired Jack Kerouac to gas up a 1949 Hudson Commodore and John Steinbeck to outfit his 1960 GMC pickup with a camper shell (resulting in timeless travel logs). Likeminded seekers of the open road can motor through the writers’ Central Coast hangouts—or further afield—this fall in a newly minted, yet equally pedigreed, conveyance that taps into the fundamental urge to live out of a vehicle. Airstream’s Special Edition Tommy Bahama Touring Coach is a nod to the simplicity of van life, albeit one equipped with remote-controlled wooden blinds, a built-in bar and a Mercedes-Benz 3.0L V-6 turbo diesel engine. An exterior shower rinses neoprene clean after a morning of paddling out at Big Sur’s Sand Dollar Beach. All the trappings of home, including a two-burner cooktop, a freezer and fridge, plus a full interior bathroom and bed for two—not to mention a retractable awning—make this rig a fully functional retreat, and, perhaps the setting for writing the next great American novel. airstream.com. • ELIZABETH VARNELL
Some of the world’s best single malts can be found amid the wilds of Tasmania Clockwise from above: INSIDE TASMANIA’S SULLIVAN’S COVE DISTILLERY. THE ISLAND STATE’S LUSH LANDSCAPE AND MILD CLIMATE ARE IDEAL FOR CRAFTING WHISKY. LARK DISTLLERY IS THE OLDEST OF ITS KIND IN TASMANIA. A SELECTION OF LARK’S WHISKY AND BOURBON OFFERINGS.
After a chilly morning drive along the Derwent River in Tasmania, the city of Hobart quickly fades into one of Australia’s lushest landscapes: rolling hills, serene waterways, and expansive pinot noir and chardonnay vineyards. But we aren’t here for the grapes. An alluring hint of peat smoke is in the air, and as we walk up to the Lark Distillery (larkdistillery .com), the head distiller Chris Thomson is waiting, glasses in hand. “Breakfast whisky?” he inquires. Well, why not—it won’t be our only glass of the day. Lark is the second stop on a tour of Tasmania’s craft distilleries, a handful of boutique operations on this island off of Australia’s southern coast, a place so remote that it seems an impossible source for some of the world’s finest spirits. But after a 150-year dry stretch—distilling was outlawed here in 1838—founder Bill Lark was struck by the idea that Tasmania has everything it needs to make fine whisky: fields of barley, a mild climate, some of the purest water on Earth and even native peat. He lobbied to amend the law, and in 1998 Lark released Tassie’s first tipple, a single malt. Now there are two dozen distilleries on the island. “Bill Lark was a mentor to all of them,” says Brett Steel of Drink Tasmania Premium Tours (drinktasmania.com.au), which leads tours of the local wine, beer and spirits producers. “He trained them to use sensory engagement, not automation and computers, to choose the part of the spirit that will go into the barrels. The way whisky is made in Tasmania now is the way it was made in Scotland 150 years ago.” Continued on p.106 64
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Pacific Standard Style Gear up for the season
Calfskin and shearling backpack, $2,200. Salvatore Ferregamo, 357 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-273-9990; 236 Post St., S.F., 415-391-6565; ferragamo.com.
C Trunk Show STEPHEN SILVER Bell & Ross BR-X1 Hyperstellar Chronograph 45 mm in titanium and anodized blue aluminium, $19,900. Stephen Silver Boutique, 2825 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, 650-292-0612; shsilver.com.
Thommer 084jL jeans, $298. Diesel, 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 310652-5504; 1340 3rd St. Promenade, S.M., 310-899-3055; diesel.com.
Dejan Giubbotto jacket, $1,525. Moncler, 328 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 424-354-4562; moncler.com.
Marti soft nappa leather slip-on in black, $775. Jimmy Choo, 240 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-860-9045; jimmychoo.com.
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GARRETT HEDLUND IN A MICHAEL KORS JACKET, $1,298, AND A DAVID YURMAN RING, $550.
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BALMAIN JACKET, $6,278. MICHAEL KORS PANTS, $148. BUCK MASON T-SHIRT, $28. DAVID YURMAN RING (SEEN THROUGHOUT), $550.
DOLCE & GABBANA SHIRT, $1,195, AND PANTS, $995. DAVID YURMAN NECKLACE (SEEN THROUGHOUT), $295. BED STÃœ BOOTS, $325.
JOHN VARVATOS CARDIGAN, $998, AND SWEATER, $798. RALPH LAUREN PANTS, $1,295. ISAIA BANDANA, PRICE UPON REQUEST. BED STÃœ BOOTS, $325.
PRADA JACKET, $5,380, SWEATER, $640, AND PANTS, $2,130. Opposite: MICHAEL KORS JACKET, $1,998, AND JEANS, $148. BUCK MASON T-SHIRT, $42. BED STÃœ BOOTS, $325.
SACAI DENIM JACKET, $1,000. ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA JACKET, $3,995. BUCK MASON T-SHIRT, $28. GROOMING MIRA CHAI HYDE AT THE WALL GROUP USING ORIBE AND BOBBI BROWN. FASHION ASSISTANT CORINA MITCHELL. PRODUCTION 3 STAR PRODUCTIONS.
There are certain actors who are at ease behind the wheel of a pickup truck. Their quiet masculinity hints at a deeper, complicated inner life. They’re artists who also look good in a uniform. Sam Shepard is their spirit animal. They are very skilled at playing drunk. Garrett Hedlund is one of those actors. “I can’t say that it was the first time,” Hedlund says of playing an alcoholic for five straight weeks on the set of the Netflix feature Mudbound. “I’m kind of used to it.” Co-starring Carey Mulligan, the drama follows a sensitive World War II pilot who returns home to rural Mississippi and grapples with complex family dynamics in the still-segregated South. In a white T-shirt, beat-up jeans with a pack of Marlboros in the back pocket, Ray-Bans and work boots, the 33-year-old Roseau, Minn., native looks like the guy you might run into in the fantasy version of Hollywood. When we meet at an Eastside coffee shop, down the street from his first apartment in Los Angeles (where he still spends most of his time, despite the fact that he owns a much larger home nearby), he doesn’t exactly blend in: 6 feet 2 inches with a shock of darkblond hair that adds another couple inches to his height, he speaks in a baritone voice that renders him, as his publicist mentions in an email, “hard to miss.” “I was the last one of my pals to get anything technologically advanced,” he says, lighting a cigarette at an outside table. “Whether it’s the latest phone or a new computer, my friends say, ‘If Garrett gets an iPad, the world’s going to end. He’s much better in his pickup.’ On the surface, I’m a little bit old-fashioned.” In reality, a guy like Hedlund is as rare as rain in L.A. And when casting directors find someone like him, they put him to work. In his 15-year acting career, he’s played a Greek hero opposite Brad Pitt in Troy (2004), a high school football star in the Peter Bergdirected film Friday Night Lights (2004), a muttering beatnik in the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), a singer-songwriter in Country Strong (2010) opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, and, perhaps most memorably, Dean Moriarty in the Walter Salles adaptation of On the Road (2012). This year, Hedlund stars in two movies based in the South that are eerily timely given the extreme racial tensions that are bubbling to the surface in America. There’s Burden, also starring Usher and Forest Whitaker, based on the story of a Ku Klux Klan member in South Carolina who then leaves that world for love. And there’s the aforementioned Mudbound, director Dee Rees’ adaptation of a gorgeous, lyrical novel by Hillary Jordan, which is already generating early award buzz. “We shot Mudbound in just a handful of weeks in Louisiana,” Hedlund says. “We did our damnedest not to make it sentimental. We wanted it to be real. The way Dee works, with these long shots on the actors’ faces, you empathize with them. You feel like you’re in there in the story with them.” Continued on p.106
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A music makerâ€™s harmonious, modern bachelor pad in West Hollywood sounds as good as it looks
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VISITORS CROSS A FOOTBRIDGE OVER A MASSIVE KOI POND TO REACH THE FRONT DOOR. A DAO STONE SCULPTURE SITS BEFORE A WATER FEATURE WRAPPED IN ITALIAN BOLZANO BLUE STONE.
When a composer for blockbuster action films asked Los Angeles design firm June Street Architecture (JSA) to create a fluid, minimal look for a 4,700-square-foot new build in West Hollywood, the team took it on with the earnest gusto of a superhero. The client, who has a keen ear for texture, balance and sweeping moments in music, wanted to apply the same discipline to his residence, now a four-bedroom, five-bathroom bachelor pad with a state-of-the-art recording studio, a home theater and striking spaces inside and out. “He wanted a modern sanctuary in the middle of the city,” says Sonny Ward, principal at JSA. “A home close to all the amenities where he can live, work, relax and entertain.” Ward, along with project designer Malek Alqadi and project manager Corey Miller, realized the client’s modern-cool dream home in the midst of a lively neighborhood. The first challenge was to develop a layered, innovative space with the emotional power of a film score. So the designers devised the home with cinema in mind. “The entry is very similar to a movie trailer,” says Alqadi. “It gives you a preview of what you’re about to experience but does not allow you full access until you go through the stone threshold, to the living space, all the way to the master suite. From the master, he can view the entire property and reflect on his day.” Conceived in a C shape, the home surrounds an Italian
THE HOME OFFICE IS A STUDY IN SIMPLE LINES. THE DESK IS A SNAREGADE TABLE FROM EDIT COLLECTIVE. BERTJAN POT FOR MOOOI PENDANTS HANG ABOVE. Opposite: USING TWO FINISHES OF BOLZANO BLUE STONE, THE COURTYARD IS AN EXTENSION OF THE LIVING SPACE JUST INSIDE. THE LOUNGE CHAIRS ARE FROM RODA; THE BENCH IS FROM DAO.
Bolzano blue stone “spine,” which acts as a vertical foundation. The rooms extend out with a sense of both precision and fluidity. “The design becomes its own sanctuary and allows the architecture to provide the experience as you circulate through the home,” says Miller. As to the all-important matter of sound, the team collaborated with a sound engineer to ensure the best acoustics possible, cleverly disguising the JBL Synthesis speaker system using varied ceiling heights and sound buffers within the custom wood planking and stone throughout. “Just as [the client] composes unique moments and experiences in his music, it was necessary that this home do the same architecturally,” says Ward. Though the space employs cutting-edge technology —touch screens abound, and there’s an in-mirror TV in the master bath—its aesthetic is inspired by classic modernism. (The designers cite the Schindler House, architect Rudolf M. Schindler’s 1920s West Hollywood residence, as an important case study.) Here, drama intensifies without bold colors or showy silhouettes. Instead, the composition of glass, wood planking and stone, as well as a series of operable glass doors, blur the lines from room to room, from indoors to out. The exception is the master bedroom, which is elevated with hardwood floors to “establish the change from public to private space,” says Alqadi. From the muted, masculine gray and brown palette to the minimal furniture and accents, every corner is rich in detail but never distracting from the home’s gorgeous, restrained framework. “The goal was to exude calm while stimulating with intriguing forms,” says Alqadi. Music to one’s ears, and eyes. •
THE POLIFORM KITCHEN OPENS TO THE LIVING AND DINING AREAS. THE CABINETRY AND 11-FOOT ISLAND ARE MADE OF SIENNA OAK, WHILE A HUDSON VALLEY LIGHTING PENDANT AND POLISH GLASS VASES ADD SHAPE AND SHEEN. Opposite: LOCATED INSIDE THE HOME’S “SPINE,” THE POWDER ROOM HAS AN 18-FOOT-HIGH CEILING TOPPED WITH A SKYLIGHT. THE WALL-TO-WALL STONE SINK HAS A TOUCH SCREEN. THE FIXTURES ARE BY DORNBRACHT.
With sleek accessories delivering low-dose highs, L.A.-based Beboe is paving the way for Californiaâ€™s next generation of ganjapreneurs Photography by
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BEBOE FOUNDERS SCOTT CAMPBELL AND CLEMENT KWAN AT CAMPBELL’S SAVED TATTOO STUDIO IN DOWNTOWN L.A. “IF YOU’RE SITTING IN FRONT OF US IT’S PRETTY CLEAR WHICH HEMISPHERE OF THE BRAIN WE EACH REPRESENT,” SAYS CAMPBELL. “I’M THE EMOTIONAL WEIRDO, AND CLEM’S THE GUY WHO MAKES SURE THIS IS ALL GONNA WORK OUT IN THE END.”
Before they started Beboe, a line of luxury cannabis products, friends Scott Campbell, a celebrated tattoo artist, and Clement Kwan, a fashion executive who previously held posts at YOOX and Dolce & Gabbana, bonded over Campbell’s 2011 family Christmas card. In the picture, Campbell and his wife, actor Lake Bell, are posed in their living room between two Christmas trees, which happen to be bushy pot plants strung with lights. Kwan, who grew up outside of Los Angeles and went to University of California, Davis, told Campbell that he had also cultivated his own herb before getting into the fashion business, and that’s when the proverbial seed was sewn. After purchasing a few different farms in Northern California and setting up an office adjacent to Campbell’s DTLA art studio, this past spring Beboe debuted a rose-gold-toned prefilled vaporizer and a tin of laced pastilles containing a mild, top-shelf strain of OG Sour Diesel. “We see cannabis becoming like the next wine industry,” says Campbell, who incidentally also has a wine label called Saved Wines. “It’s in this transition period between collegiate stoner culture and becoming a really sophisticated experience for grown-ups.” To appeal to a more discerning, professional clientele, Campbell and Kwan adjusted the THC concentrations in their products so that users would experience an “intellectual high.” “We both have families and responsibilities and just can’t risk having a bad experience,” says Campbell. “With the ability to self-regulate smaller doses, you know what you are getting every time.” Beboe customers still need a medical marijuana card to make purchases, but come January 1, 2018— with the passage of Prop 64—adults over the age of 21 will be legally allowed to purchase one ounce of weed at a time and grow up to six plants. That may not sound like much, but it has been enough to unleash California’s “green rush,” with hundreds of new players embracing modern cannabis culture. There are TV shows like Bong Appétit and Disjointed, high-end brick-and-mortar and online dispensaries (Eaze, for instance, is known as the Uber of weed), luxury accessories and a crop of new suppliers. The late Bob Marley’s youngest son, Damian, is hoping to capitalize on the health and wellness market with topical cannabis-infused AM and PM creams produced by his Beverly Hills-based company Stony Hill. (This year, he was also involved in the purchase of High Times, the preeminent magazine for marijuana connoisseurs, which recently relocated its headquarters to L.A.) HMBLDT, an L.A.-based company specializing in vaporizers, underscores the
Opposite: THE BEBOE VAPORIZER, $60, CONTAINS 0.5 GRAMS OF SATIVA-BLEND THC AND CBD. THE BRAND’S PASTILLES, $25, CONTAIN 5 MILLIGRAMS OF SATIVA-BLEND THC AND 3 MILLIGRAMS OF CBD PER PIECE. “ANY GOOD PRODUCT IS DESIGNED SELFISHLY,” SAYS KWAN. “I WANTED SOMETHING I COULD TRUST AND RELY ON... SOMETHING THAT’S EASY TO INCORPORATE INTO YOUR LIFE.”
healing benefits of its pens, which are formulated with different levels of THC and CBD to aid energy, metabolism, immunity and even reproduction. Elite California’s THCand CBD-laced edible essential oil drops claim to “promote brain function” and “help with digestion.” For their part, the Beboe team is also working on an indica blend specifically designed as a sleep aid. Many of these new outfits are backed by Silicon Valley venture capitalists, but Campbell is quick to point out that “this isn’t the tech Continued on p.106
Avid motorcyclists Palmer West and Jonah Smith, the founders of Aether, take their favorite California roads less traveled Photography by
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A WINDING ROAD IN DEATH VALLEY THAT OVERLOOKS THE LOWEST POINT IN NORTH AMERICA, WHICH SITS AT 282 FEET BELOW SEA LEVEL.
Palmer West and Jonah Smith have been friends for more than 20 years. First they were movie producers, behind such critically acclaimed films as Requiem for a Dream, Waking Life and the documentary Religulous. But the shine of the film industry eventually wore off, and the duo decided to embark on a new chapter. Their mantra when making movies was to create ones they wanted to see, so when the pair decided to launch a clothing line, they abided by the same ethos. Their company, Aether, pairs a cutting-edge look with serious functionality,
which extends to its collections specific to ski and motorcycle wear. “It was immediately recognized as a disrupter in a field where urban aesthetics often don’t play a part in the design process,” says West of Aether’s simply sophisticated range of motorcycling styles, made in technical materials. Naturally, to wear-test the designs, West and Smith often take to the open road on their BMW GS motorcycles, in search of twists and turns and undiscovered corners of this beautiful state. Here they recount a few of their favorite California rides.
Clockwise from far left, top: GEAR TO BE PACKED. THE LAST SPOT FOR WATER AND FUEL BEFORE PULLING INTO THE MOJAVE DESERT. PALMER WEST RIDES THROUGH JOSHUA TREE. JONAH SMITH AND WEST. IN JOSHUA TREE, WEST RELEASES AIR FROM HIS TIRE FOR BETTER GRIP IN THE SAND.
MOJAVE DESERT “We went the long way and rode to the Mojave Desert via Joshua Tree, which took all day. There is an enormous amount of sand on that ride, so we kept dropping our bikes, which is not fun. We arrived in the desert at night and set up camp in a boulder field. Waking up among giant rocks was completely surreal. Our friend who was coming with us hurt his shoulder, so he drove to meet us. We used the opportunity to bring a whole bunch of gourmet meats. We cooked on the fire and drank good wine and scotch.” —Palmer West
Santa Barbara wine country. On the way there, we go through Ojai and take Route 33, a legendary, twisty road in California. Once we arrive at Pianetta, there’s wine, a campfire, a barbecue dinner and a bunch of good friends.” —Jonah Smith YOSEMITE “On the way to Yosemite, we rode Ben Hur Road, which is a gem of a road. It’s narrow and super windy, and it has big, sweeping turns like a roller coaster. We stayed the night in Mariposa, which is on the west side of the park, and then entered from there. We drove through the park most of the next day, and to exit we took Tioga Pass, which dead-ends in Lee Vining, home of the Whoa Nellie Deli—an absolutely phenomenal meal at a gas station. As we were riding, a bear cub jumped in front of our bikes, literally falling out of the mountain above us and running across the road. We all stopped short and barely missed hitting it. Once we calmed down, we camped in Mammoth on the way home.” —Palmer West •
DEATH VALLEY “We did a circle through Death Valley and camped for two nights. To get to our camping spot for the second night, we had to go over Lippincott Mine Road, a treacherous, rocky path, with our 500-pound motorcycles. It took us most of the day to get up and over the pass. The topography of Death Valley National Park is really beautiful because the sand is all different colors. It’s freezing at night, and it’s illegal to collect brushwood in the national forest, so we collected dried cow patties and had a hay fire to stay warm. (It actually smelled good.) We woke up to snow in the morning, but then the sun came up and it melted immediately.” —Jonah Smith BIG SUR “We followed Route 1 all the way up to Pfeiffer Beach, where we camped on the water. It’s about a six-hour ride from L.A., and it’s one of the few rides in Southern California you can do during summer and fall when it’s hot because you stay close the water. Once you get to Big Sur, there are a bunch of fire roads that are really windy and fun.” —Palmer West PASO ROBLES “Every year we do a moto rally at Pianetta Winery in Paso Robles. We take off with a bunch of friends and customers and make the six-hour ride to the
Clockwise from far left: THE MOJAVE CAMPSITE. ON THEIR BMW BIKES, WEST AND SMITH MAKE THEIR WAY THROUGH DEATH VALLEY. MORNING COFFEE BY THE CAMPFIRE. SMITH AND TWO FRIENDS TRY TO WARM UP IN THE SUNLIGHT ON A PARTICULARLY COLD MORNING IN THE MOJAVE. A GATHERING AROUND THE CAMPFIRE. SMITH AMONG THE JOSHUA TREES.
Six pioneers of the modeling industry prove they only get better with age
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Lindzi Scharf In a world where being a male model is seemingly now a rite of passage for any photogenic guy with a social media brand to build, it’s easy to forget that back in the ’80s and ’90s, such a career path was viewed as taboo—and the exclusive domain of women. However, the six gentlemen on these pages, gathered together at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel by John Pearson (widely regarded as “the world’s first male supermodel”), helped to break the mold and
change the clichéd view of men in the industry. Proving they still have what it takes, the longtime friends and collaborators—Pearson, Olivier Debray, Hoyt Richards, Moose Ali Khan, Bruce Hulse and Cameron Alborzian— offer today’s up-and-comers a lesson in wearing well. “We’ve got this fundamental history in a business that has changed rapidly,” Pearson says. Adds Khan: “The hair is a little grayer hair, but the sparkle in everyone’s eyes, the humility and the charm is the same.”
John wears: DIESEL BLACK GOLD COAT, SIMILAR STYLES AVAILABLE.
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From left, Hoyt wears: BERLUTI JACKET AND SHIRT, PRICES UPON REQUEST, PANTS, $730, AND BOOTS, $2,030. John wears: BERLUTI COAT, $5,350, SHIRT, $570, PANTS, $730, AND BOOTS, $2,080. BUCK MASON BELT, $88. SCARF, STYLIST’S OWN. Moose wears: BERLUTI JACKET AND T-SHIRT, PRICES UPON REQUEST, PANTS, $730, AND BOOTS, $2,450. Opposite, Olivier wears: ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA COUTURE COAT, $4,590, AND PANTS, $1,100. JOE’S JEANS T-SHIRT, $58.
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Moose wears: LOUIS VUITTON SWEATER, SHIRT, PANTS, AND SHOES, PRICES UPON REQUEST. Opposite, Bruce wears: SANDRO COAT, $1,010, BLAZER, $325, SWEATER, $345, AND PANTS, $345. GUCCI WATCH, $890.
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Cameron wears: VALENTINO COAT, $3,250, SHIRT, $450, AND PANTS, $750. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SHOES, $825. Bruce wears: VALENTINO COAT, $5,350, AND PANTS, $750. JOE’S JEANS TOP, $84. CARTIER WATCH, $6,250. JIMMY CHOO BOOTS, $1,095. Opposite, John wears: ETRO COAT, $4,470, TURTLENECK, $510, AND PANTS, $670. TOD’S SUNGLASSES, $490. GUCCI WATCH, $1,120. JIMMY CHOO BOOTS, $1,095.
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Cameron wears: SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO COAT, $4,290, JACKET, $24,000, SHIRT, $690, AND PANTS, $890. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SHOES, $825. Opposite, Hoyt wears: LORO PIANA HOOD, $1,295, JACKET, $3,350, AND SWEATER, $2,125.
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JOHN PEARSON, 52
MOOSE ALI KHAN, 51
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Fronting campaigns including Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and Valentino and working with photographers such as Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel and Bruce Weber. Pearson starred with Stephanie Seymour in Herb Ritts’ Drakkar Noir ads and in George Michael’s iconic “Freedom ’90” music video, directed by David Fincher. BIG BREAK: A local photographer discovered Pearson as he was selling jeans in Northern England at age 18. “I thought, ‘Why not? You’re a showoff. You think you’re James Dean. You like the attention.’ I did a few pictures for him, and my sister sent them to a magazine in London. They immediately asked me to shoot a cover.” NOW: Pearson still constantly works as a model and consults for Sires Crown Eyewear. The Los Angeles resident is developing, co-writing and hosting an arts and culture show called Looking for Picasso and has been married to C fashion director Alison Edmond for 23 years.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Fronting campaigns for Brunello Cucinelli, Ermenegildo Zegna and Kenzo. Khan was also known as a catwalk king. BIG BREAK: “My brother’s girlfriend made friends with a model,” Khan explains of his introduction to the industry at age 19. “She organized a test shoot with a black photographer, a black stylist and ethnic models, and her agent saw the pictures…at that time [I was] considered weird.” From there, he and his brother, Chazz, soon booked Yohji Yamamoto’s Paris show. NOW: In addition to acting, Topangabased Khan has gotten into music and yoga. He released three albums in which he sings and plays the “hang,” a Caribbean-inspired steel drum invented in Switzerland. He also travels to yoga festivals around the world and leads retreats.
BRUCE HULSE, 65
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Appearing in campaigns for Versace, Calvin Klein and Valentino, Debray was a favorite subject of the late, great lensman Herb Ritts. BIG BREAK: While working in construction in Paris, Debray, then 20, was discovered with his brother, Eric, by Andy Warhol’s longtime director Paul Morrissey, who showed a photo of them to Bruce Weber. “Bruce said, ‘I want those two guys on the next plane to do the new campaign for Calvin Klein.’” NOW: Based in Sherman Oaks, Debray now runs a successful construction business called Bulldog Investment & Development Inc. “I’m a builder again,” he says. “It’s full circle.”
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: A favorite of photographer Bruce Weber for more than 30 years, Hulse worked for clients including Nautica and Ralph Lauren, and starred in a Calvin Klein campaign with Andie MacDowell and Iman. BIG BREAK: After earning a degree in Buddhist studies at Cornell University, Hulse played professional basketball in Europe, then tried, to no avail, to sign with a modeling agency. A short time later, a scout from Paris spotted him, at 28 years old, in a nightclub. NOW: In addition to modeling, Pacific Palisades-based Hulse has stepped behind the lens, shooting for Jaeger Sports, Prada and the Shangri-La Hotel. He has also authored a memoir. Hulse has a son and a daughter who periodically model alongside him. He says, “Old models don’t fade away, they move to L.A.!”
HOYT RICHARDS, 55
CAMERON ALBORZIAN, 50
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Appearing in campaigns for Versace, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferré and Cartier and working with photography legends Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton. BIG BREAK: While attending Princeton University, he was discovered on his way to football practice when a photographer asked him to pose for an on-campus shoot. A year later, after a shoulder injury sidelined his athletic ambitions, he pursued modeling full-time. “I had this 21-yearold mentality of ‘if I can’t be a football star, I’ll just be a star,’” he says with a laugh. “I linked up with Ford Models and met Bruce Weber.” NOW: “The whole time I’d been modeling I was involved in a religious cult,” L.A.-based Richards explains. “In 1999, I escaped.” While recovering, he discovered writing, acting, producing and directing, and incorporated his experience into an as-yet-untitled documentary, out next year.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Appearing with Carrie Otis in a Guess campaign shot by Ellen von Unwerth and starring in Madonna’s 1989 music video “Express Yourself.” (“She called me up and was like, ‘Do you want to be in my video?’ I was a cocky, 22-year-old guy, so I was like, ‘Maybe.’”) BIG BREAK: Alborzian was discovered while walking down King’s Road in London. From there he moved to Paris, where he donned spandex and 7-inch women’s stilettos for Jean-Paul Gaultier, his first show. “I got to the end of the catwalk and I thought, ‘I’ve arrived. I don’t know where I’ve arrived, but…I love this.’” NOW: Alborzian is an accomplished yoga and Ayurveda practitioner who now goes by the name Yogi Cameron and splits his time between India and Huntington Beach. He has written a handful of books, including his latest, The Yogi Code: Seven Universal Laws of Infinite Success (Atria/Enliven Books). •
OLIVIER DEBRAY, 52
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John wears: SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SWEATER, PRICE UPON REQUEST, AND PANTS, $650. KANGOL HAT, $60. TIFFANY & CO. WATCH, $14,500. SCARF, STYLISTâ€™S OWN. Olivier wears: SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SWEATER, $1,150, AND PANTS, $650.CARTIER WATCH, $8,750. GROOMING DAVID COX AT ART DEPARTMENT USING PRODUCTS BY R+CO. MODELS JOHN PEARSON AT IMG MODELS, OLIVIER DEBRAY AT JUSTOMAR, HOYT RICHARDS AT WILHELMINA NEW YORK, MOOSE ALI KHAN AND BRUCE HULSE AT LA MODELS. LOCATION THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT, THEHOLLYWOODROOSEVELT.COM.
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filled with writings by the likes of Naomi Klein, Henry Rollins and David DeGraw. He will release a 7-inch vinyl record containing covers of Discharge’s “State Violence State Control” and Bob Marley’s “Get Up, Stand Up” with his art-pop project Nøise. There will be a live musical performance, whose headliners are, naturally, top secret. Sculptures will span a larger-thanhuman-scale figurative fiberglass sculpture to a “liberated” pay phone completely redone with Fairey’s work to a neon sign. “I think the term ‘immersive’ is really goofy,” he says, “but that might be the word [to describe it]. The goal is to translate the viscerality of a street-art encounter…to a controlled environment. I want it to be inspiring to people, to make them think about how they can do things better in the world.” In short, Fairey wants you to “question everything.” And he wants you to pay attention: to climate change, xenophobia, racism, sexism, the travel ban, DACA and campaign finance reform, for starters. “Just making things that are beautiful reminds people to look for beauty in the world and ways to achieve it creatively— and be sensitive to it. That counts for a lot in terms of bringing out the best in people, which I think has a ripple effect on all sorts of issues,” he says. “But that’s not enough for me, I need more than that.” obeygiant.com. • MELISSA GOLDSTEIN
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Some distillers are open for individual visits, but Steel provides a comfortable van and a driver, a tutorial on the history and craft, and a local’s access to experiences that aren’t open to the public. The daylong tour ($215/person) makes three stops that might include walking through the rye and barley fields at Belgrove Distillery (belgrovedistillery .com.au); experiencing the entire process at Lark, from barley smoker to barrel to bottle; or touring Tasmania’s most renowned distiller, Sullivans Cove (sullivanscove .com), in the company of its head distiller, Patrick Maguire. In 2014, Sullivans Cove put Tasmania on the spirits map when it was named best single malt at the World Whiskies Awards, the first winner not from Scotland or Japan. The current edition of that roughly $360 bottle, like the other Sullivans Cove releases, is nearly impossible to find in the United States. It was our first sip of the day. • MICHALENE BUSICO
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On the set of Burden, filmed in rural Georgia, director Andrew Heckler staged a fake Klan rally, and it attracted some participants who didn’t understand the nature of the proceedings. “We had people come to the set thinking it was real. Someone would ask, ‘Are you with the crew?’ And they’d say, ‘No! We just needed to check it out.’ They were Klan members. [The cast and crew] all came on board because they aren’t naïve. They know what’s happening out there.” Hedlund is not the kind of guy who makes strong political statements with words, but it’s clear that he is proud of the work he has done on both of these recent films and that he possesses a powerful drive to tell stories about real, often darkly complicated men who make hard choices for the right reasons. “I have the empathetic curse—I would definitely call it a curse,” he says with a laugh. “If you’re stressing right now, I’m the one who might feel nauseous for you. The stories I love make me cry my brains out. But I’m a Virgo. Naturally, we’re the sensitive ones.” Growing up in Minnesota, the only options Hedlund saw for his future were through sports like wrestling or hockey (a handful of pro players come from his hometown). If that didn’t work out, “you were taking over the farm,” he says. Opportunities for a teenage boy with his unique combination of interests and personality traits—his love of walleye fishing and skeet shooting, and his desire to communicate a certain emotional truth—were limited. At 14, he moved to Phoenix with his mother, and the world seemed to open up before his eyes. “In Phoenix, there were creative-writing classes, photojournalism classes, theater. It got these wheels spinning. I started thinking about life in a different way,” he says, painting a picture of his teen self in “hand-medown clothes and horrible haircuts by my sister with my dad’s clippers.” He developed a penchant for bingeing on movies—buying a ticket for one and staying in the theater for three—which sparked an interest in acting, and he started flying to L.A. for auditions. His first major job was Troy, where he was so green that his co-stars, like Pitt and the late, great Peter O’Toole, had to give him impromptu on-set acting lessons, telling him where to stand in certain shots. In the early days, people often mistook him for actor Charlie Hunnam, particularly during Hunnam’s stint on Judd Apatow’s campus sitcom Undeclared. “We went up against each other for the same parts for years,” he says. Now the closest of friends, they recently found themselves shooting Glocks together under the blistering July
sun. “I was out in the middle of nowhere, doing weapons training with Charlie, and we had a blast,” he says, and then points to the sunburn on his arm. The plan is for the two of them to co-star in a military drama with Mark Wahlberg, but because this is Hollywood, and funding and schedule changes drop on projects like bombs, he is managing his expectations. At the moment, he’s enjoying some rare downtime in L.A., which is technically his home, though typically for only a few weeks a year. He’ll write in his journal, listen to jazz, take a long drive out of town, avoid his big movie-star house and generally do his best to pretend that it isn’t 2017. “When people describe me, I get ‘not from this era’ a lot,” he says, lighting up another cigarette. “I’ll take that as a compliment.” •
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industry, this is farming.” He’s referring to a verdant swath of Northwest California known as the Emerald Triangle, covering Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino counties. Cannabis plants were originally cultivated there in the 1960s during the Summer of Love and have been breeding ever since—it’s rumored there are 18-foot-tall plants growing in the dense coastal forests. What is certain is that this specific terroir offers perfect growing conditions for some of the world’s most complex heirloom strains. In other words, what Napa Valley is to wine, the Emerald Triangle is to bud. As California brings its sacred crop to the public market for the first time, there are likely to be some growing pains (inexperienced retailers, environmental and safety concerns, quality control, compliance, and so on), but it’s the end of a long road for many who’ve spent decades lobbying to legalize grass. As Campbell puts it, “It’s really exciting to be able to enjoy doing something that is so nostalgic of my childhood in a grown-up way and not get arrested for it.” And beyond this fertile ground, it seems like it’s only a matter of time until the rest of the country decides to join the party. beboe.com. •
SHOPPING GUIDE COVER Gucci Atlantis wool cashmere coat with patch details, $4,400; gucci.com. Buck Mason crewneck T-shirt, $28, Buck Mason, Venice, 424-744-8508. Polo Ralph Lauren blue moto denim pant, $198, Ralph Lauren, B.H., 310-281-7200; ralphlauren. com. David Yurman shipwreck coin signet ring, $550, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618; davidyurman.com.
TABLE OF CONTENTS p.20 Gucci Black treated vintage calf biker with studs and knit details, $12,000, Gucci, B.H., 310-278-3451. David Yurman Medium Box Chain necklace, $295, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618; davidyurman.com. Diesel Black Gold jacket and wool pants, similar styles available; diesel.com. Michael Kors black Garrett leather lace-up mid-calf boot, $448; michaelkors.com. PERFECT LANDING p.40 Givenchy Lanyard key chain, $260; givenchy.com. Balenciaga multicolor calfskin Triple S trainer, $795; balenciaga.com. Dior Homme 3 skateboards set, $930, Dior Homme, B.H., 310-247-8003; diorhomme.com. Valentino Garavani men’s Fall/Winter 2017 hat, similar styles available, Valentino, B.H., 310-247-0103. Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Galaxy backpack, price upon request, Bottega Veneta, B.H., 310-858-6533. Dsquared2 men’s hiking combat boot, $1,030, Dsquared2, B.H., 310-888-0117; dsquared2.com. Louis Vuitton LV League scarf, $410, Louis Vuitton, B.H., 310-859-0457; louisvuitton.com. Prada Linea Rossa glasses, $390; sunglasshut.com. Moncler C Kabal Giubbotto, $1,515, Pantalone $1,485, and Stivaletti, $680, Moncler, B.H., 424-354-4562. MSGM wool hat with logo, $71; farfetch.com. Fendi multicolored nylon vocabulary gloves, $550; fendi.com. STRIKE IT RICH p.42 Dolce & Gabbana leather and brocade pouch, $1,195, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H., 310-888-8701. Gucci silk bow tie, $170, Gucci, B.H., 310-278-3451. Drake’s color-block scarf, $225, Heron Haberdashery, B.H., 310-734-7304. Isaia crocodile belt, $1,150; Isaia, B.H., 424-204-1169; isaia.it. Christian Louboutin Huston boots, $1,295, Christian Louboutin, W.H., 310-247-9300. John Hardy Classic Chain Dog Tag necklace in sterling silver and natural Arizona turquoise, $750; johnhardy.com. Tod’s leather belt, $495, Tods, B.H., 410-285-0591; tods.com. Tom Ford wide basketweave tie, $250, Tom Ford, B.H., 310-270-9440; tomford.com. Jimmy Choo Sloane English Burgundy Woven Embossed Velvet Slippers, $695, Jimmy Choo, B.H., 310-855-9538; jimmychoo.com. Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Iconic Le Smoking Jacket, $2,290, Saint Laurent, B.H., 310-271-4110. Salvatore Ferragamo cuff links, Salvatore Ferragamo, B.H., 866-337-7242; ferragamo.com. Michael Kors Harrison card case, $48, Michael Kors, S.F., 415-658-7850.
Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 18-karat yellow gold, $27,500; rolex.com. Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Nuit Lumineuse 42 mm Extraordinary Dial timepiece featuring translucent blue enamel beads set in 18-karat white gold, price upon request, Van Cleef & Arpels, B.H., 310-276-1161; vancleefarpels.com. Harry Winston Project Z11 limited-edition automatic Zalium timepiece, $21,800, Harry Winston, B.H., 310-271-8554. Tudor Black Bay Steel & Gold 41 mm stainless-steel and 18-karat gold mechanical watch, $4,975; tudorwatch.com. AGAINST TYPE p.67 Michael Kors knit bonded MK moto, $1,298; michaelkors.com. David Yurman shipwreck coin signet ring, $550, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618; davidyurman.com. p.68 Balmain oversized jacket wool skin aged leather, $6,278, Balmain, W.H., 323-230-6364. Michael Kors Ecru slim-fit stretch-cotton denim, $148; michaelkors.com. Buck Mason crewneck T-shirt, $28, Buck Mason, Venice, 424-744-8508. David Yurman shipwreck coin signet ring, $550, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618; davidyurman.com. p.70 Dolce & Gabbana printed silk PJ top, $1,195, and printed silk PJ pants, $995, Dolce and Gabbana, B.H. 310-888-8701. Bed Stü Protégé boots, $325; bedstu.com. David Yurman shipwreck coin signet ring, $550, and Medium Box Chain necklace, $295, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618; davidyurman.com. p.72 John Varvatos shawl-collar cardigan, $998, and bouclé crewneck sweater, $798, John Varvatos, W.H., 310-859-2791. Ralph Lauren Polo black fringe denim pant, $1,295, Ralph Lauren, B.H., 310-281-7200. David Yurman Shipwreck coin signet ring, $550, David Yurman, B.H.,310-888-8618; davidyurman.com. Isaia bandana, price upon request, Isaia, B.H., 424-204-1169. Bed Stü Protégé boots, $325; bedstu.com. p.74 Prada jacket, $5,380, sweater, $640, and pants, $2,130, Prada, B.H., 310-278-8661. David Yurman shipwreck coin signet ring, $550, 310-888-8618; davidyurman .com. p.75 Michael Kors Ivory Shearling oversized jacket, $1,998, and slim-fit stretchcotton denim jeans, $148, Michael Kors, S.F., 415-227-0800; michaelkors.com. Buck Mason The Costa T-shirt, $42, Buck Mason, Venice, 424-744-8508; buckmason.com. Bed Stü Protégé boots, $325; bedstu.com. p.76 Sacai denim jacket in blue, $1,000; sacai.jp. Ermenegildo Zegna Couture cashmere and cotton-blend jacket, $3,995, Ermenegildo Zegna, B.H., 310-247-8827. David Yurman Shipwreck coin signet ring, $550, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618; davidyurman.com. Buck Mason crewneck T-shirt, $28, Buck Mason, Venice, 424-744-8508.
and leather Austin boots, $2,030, Berluti, B.H., 310-274-2085. Berluti cashmere double-breasted coat, $5,350, white shirt, $570, black pants, $730, and black leather Bergen boots, $2,080, Berluti, B.H., 310-274-2085. Buck Mason Black 30-year belt, $88, Buck Mason, Venice, 424-744-8508; buckmason.com. Berluti plaid wool blouson jacket, and T-shirt, prices upon request, black wool pants, $730, and burgundy leather Austin boots, $2,450, Berluti, B.H., 310-274-2085. p.98 Sandro coat, $1,010, blazer, $325, sweater, $345, and pants, $345, Sandro, B.H., 310-281-0083. Gucci G-Timeless in stainless steel with black Gucci Signature leather dial and strap, $890; gucci.com. p.99 Louis Vuitton mixed cable double crewneck sweater, tail shirt, pleated pants and Sorbonne Derby shoes, prices upon request, Louis Vuitton, B.H., 310-859-0457; louisvuitton.com. p.100 Etro wool houndstooth coat, $4,470, turtleneck, $510, and cotton jogging pants, $670, Etro, B.H., 310-2482855; etro.com. Tod’s sunglasses in acetate with metal bridge and temple with woven detailing in leather, $490, Tod’s, B.H., 310-285-0591. Gucci Dive in stainless steel with embroidered tiger’s head dial on a black rubber strap, $1,120, Neiman Marcus, B.H., 310-550-5900; gucci.com. Jimmy Choo Troy English Burgundy shiny calf boots with gunmetal stars, $1,095, Jimmy Choo, B.H., 310-860-9045. p.101 Valentino men’s Fall/ Winter 2017 coat, $3,250, Valentino men’s Fall/ Winter shirt, $450, and pants, $750, Valentino, S.F., 415-772-9835. Christian Louboutin Lord Cubano flats, $825; us.christianlouboutin. Valentino men’s Fall/Winter 2017 coat, $5,350, and pants, $750; valentino.com. Joe’s Jeans cotton Wintz long-sleeve Henley, $84, Joe’s Jeans, S.M., 310-458-6161; joesjeans.com. Cartier Drive de Cartier Second Time Zone Day/Night watch in steel and leather, $6,250, Cartier, B.H., 310-275-4272. Jimmy Choo Troy English Burgundy shiny calf boots with gunmetal stars, $1,095; jimmychoo.com. p.102 Loro Piana hood in baby cashmere hood in color grey birch melange, $1,295, ticket pocket jacket in baby camel, $3,350, and cable knitted crewneck sweater in baby cashmere in color white snow, $2,125, Loro Piana, B.H., 310-860-0765; loropiana.com. p.103 Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello peak lapel overcoat with leather belt, $4,290, shaved mink classic denim jacket, $24,000, Yves collar shirt with covered placket, $690, and pleated military belted pants, $890, Saint Laurent, B.H., 310-657-4019; ysl.com. Christian Louboutin Lord Cubano Flat, $825; us.christianlouboutin.com. p.105 Salvatore Ferragamo wool sweater, price upon request, and wool pants, $650, Salvatore Ferragamo, B.H, 310-273-9990. Kangol Wool Hawker hat, $60; kangolstore.com. Tiffany dual time 40 mm watch in 18-karat rose gold, $14,500, Tiffany & Co., B.H., 800-843-3269; tiffany.com. Salvatore Ferragamo wool sweater, $1,150, and wool pants, $650, Salvatore Ferragamo, B.H, 310-273-9990. Cartier Drive de Cartier Second Time Zone Day/Night watch, $8,750, Cartier, B.H., 310-275-4272; cartier.com.
WATCH THIS SPACE p.48 Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Automatic in stainless steel, $2,615; montblanc. com. Patek Philippe Men’s WorldTime Minute Repeater in rose gold with enamel dial depicting the Manhattan skyline, limited-edition timepiece, $561,341, Patek Philippe Boutique at Gearys, B.H., 310-887-4250. Bulgari Diagono Scuba Watch 41 mm, stainless-steel case with unidirectional bezel and encapsulated Super-LumiNova, and vulcanized orange rubber strap with stainless-steel ardillon buckle, $6,550; bulgari.com. MB&F HM-7 Aquapod diving-themed watch with a form inspired by a jellyfish, in rose gold, $118,000, Stephen Silver Boutique, Menlo Park, 650-561-9852. JaegerLeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time, $15,700, Jaeger-LeCoultre, C.M., 714-955-4048. Rolex
THE ORIGINALS p.39 Moncler Gamme Bleu Giubbotto coat, pants, and ski goggles, prices upon request, Camica shirt, $725, and Berretto beanie, $460, Moncler, B.H., 424-354-4562; moncler.com. p.95 Diesel Black Gold jacket, similar styles available; diesel.com. p.96 Ermenegildo Zegna Couture wool coat, $4,590, and cashmere-blend trousers, $1,100, Ermenegildo Zegna, B.H., 310-247-8827. Joe’s Jeans Chase raw-edge crew T-shirt, $58, Joe’s Jeans, S.M., 310-458-6161; joesjeans.com. p.97 Berluti black silk evening jacket, and polka-dot shirt, prices upon request, pants, $730,
PHOTO FINISH p.110 Michael Kors Indigo denim jacket, $698, slim-fit denim shirt, $145, and slim-fit stretch-cotton denim, $148, Michael Kors, S.D., 858-546-7879; michaelkors.com. Jimmy Choo velvet Moiré shoes in black, $775, Jimmy Choo, B.H., 310-860-9045; jimmychoo.com.
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SILICON BEACH From Playa Vista to Santa Monica, guys at tech-industry start-ups and heavy hitters alike embrace the laidback lifestyle of their L.A. surrounds
Anush Benliyan and Rebecca Russell
1. BALENCIAGA LOGO BRASS CUFF LINKS, $375, BALENCIAGA, B.H. 2. BOSS LEATHER SHOES, $695, HUGOBOSS.COM. 3. PERSOL GLASSES, SIMILAR STYLES AVAILABLE, LENSCRAFTERS.COM. 4. AMI CLASSIC SIX-PANEL LARGE CORDUROY CAP, $125, AMIPARIS.COM. 5. BOTTEGA VENETA NERO INTRECCIATO NAPPA ZIPAROUND WALLET, $560, BOTTEGA VENETA, B.H. 6. VALENTINO FALL/ WINTER 2017. 7. HERON HABERDASHERY COTTON PIQUE POLO, $125, HERON HABERDASHERY, B.H. 8. PRADA BAG, $3,450, PRADA, B.H. 9. APPLE IPHONE X, FROM $999, APPLE.COM. 10. FERRAGAMO F-80 MOTION WATCH, $1,395, SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, S.F. 11. OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH DIAGONAL CAMOUFLAGE BACKPACK, $595, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, B.H. 12. PIERRE HARDY TREK COMET LX01 MULTI GREY, $645, PIERREHARDY.COM. 13. BOSS FALL/WINTER 2017. 14. MASTER & DYNAMIC X LEICA OVER-EAR HEADPHONES, $399, MASTERDYNAMIC.COM. 15. XBOX ONE X, $499, XBOX.COM.
ABBOT KINNEY BOULEVARD IN VENICE BEACH.
C INSIDER WILLIAM GRANBERRY
Though William Granberry first moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to pursue a career in the music industry, the Raleigh, N.C., native soon shifted his focus to digital marketing strategy. Now, as a senior content specialist for Twitter’s influencer-driven division, Niche (niche.co), Granberry works out of the social media behemoth’s Santa Monica headquarters, where he notes the easygoing lifestyle is juxtaposed with a fast-paced work culture. “While business can be casual, it never really stops. There is an element of always being available and connected,” he says. Here, Granberry shares his favorite Silicon Beach stops. • Deus Ex Machina A vintage motorcycle shop in Venice that doubles as a coffee bar. Great for informal meetings—talk shop while looking at all the cool bikes. deuscustoms.com. • Tim Clarke I love this little shop on Main Street near our offices. When I need a break from my computer, I often wander through their eclectic mix of beachthemed, midcentury and tropical decorations and furniture. They also have a full interior design consulting business they operate out of the storefront. timclarkedesign.com. • Buck Mason My favorite shop on Abbot Kinney for all basics, jeans and loungewear. buckmason.com. • If you want to treat yourself, get a massage at Alchemie Spa. It’s worth the occasional splurge after a long workday. alchemiespa.com. • Irori Sushi in Marina Del Rey. Expect to take off your shoes before walking into the totally wood-paneled interior. irorisushi.com. • 33
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EJ HILL Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, EJ Hill’s exposure to his future profession was limited. “I didn’t know that art could expand beyond the bounds of the waiting room watercolors in my orthodontist’s office,” jokes the 32-year-old contemporary artist. After he met painter Margaret Nomentana in 2006, Hill took “a total gamble” and applied to art school. It paid off. Earlier this year, he was short-listed for the Future Generation Art Prize at the Venice Biennale for Pillar, a life-size model of a wooden roller coaster. “I spent so many years running away,” says Hill, whose work is largely inspired by his South Central community. “Now I’ve found, no matter how far I go or how long I’m away, that’s just in me.” In addition to his work with installation, painting and sculpture, he is known for his durational performances, ranging from jumping rope for two consecutive hours until the point of exhaustion to a month-long vow of silence and laying face-down for days at the base of a neon-lit roller coaster during his residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem. “My life as a black man living in America in 2017 prepares me to go through some really grueling stuff,” Hill says of the physical and emotional stamina his pieces often require, “so this is just par for the course.” Hill recently had an installation at the Lyon Biennale Rendez-vous exhibit in France, and he is already looking ahead. Long-term goals include building a home locally “with a roller coaster that I could ride in the backyard.” He pauses, and adds, “I want to grow old and live a life here.” • LINDZI SCHARF
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NOW AND THEN
A RT A N D A N T IQUE S
SF Fall Art & Antiques Fair
— Benefiting Enterprise for Youth —
OCTOBER 26-29, 2017
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