| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:53 PM
After 16 years at the helm of American heritage brand Coach, Reed Krakoff is charting a solo course with his own label.
In the three years since launching his namesake brand, Krakoff has dressed Lena Dunham, Julianne Moore and the First Lady Michelle...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:44 PM
The 1993 Laguna Beach fire disintegrated Ken Frank's silverware and bowling ball and his sons lost their baseball card collections, trophies and gloves.
"[I lost] everything personal, but financially it turned out to be a windfall for me," said Frank,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Who says art and sports don’t mix?
On Saturday afternoon, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture will host an invitational tennis tournament at which art world and entertainment figures will compete on the newly completed Goldstein Court of the...
| Sep 15, 2013
For decades now, new buildings at DePaul University have seemed to be performing acts of architectural penance.
Invariably faced in brick and trimmed in stone or some imitation of it, these buildings politely fit their leafy Lincoln Park environs, but...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
These days, the building on Diane Disney Miller's mind is San Francisco's Walt Disney Family Museum, opened in 2009. She bubbles with enthusiasm over this recent tribute to her father, Walt, housed in a former Army barracks building in the Presidio....
| Sep 15, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Lake Eola Park's new green addition on the park's east side has been complete since midsummer, replacing houses that dated from 1915 to 1930.
For some neighbors and fans of the iconic Orlando park, it was tough to see the houses go. It would have hurt...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:30 PM
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will officially open its doors Thursday evening with a black-tie gala co-hosted by Robert Redford, Brad Pitt and Jamie Tisch, as well as its namesake, who gave $25 million to build what is nicknamed...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:13 PM
In trying to meet customer demands, hotels have done the comfortable bed and bedding bit. They've added healthy menu items. And now they are picking up on social media traffic.
Lobby makeovers feature open spaces, plug-in places, comfortable seating and...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Actor Jay Huguley has spent the year in New Orleans shooting TV shows “Treme,” "Star-Crossed" and "Ravenswood," not to mention the new Steve McQueen film “12 Years a Slave.”
Although he is grateful for the work — and for...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:30 AM
It took me a few weeks to catch on, but the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series, whose final shows come to a close Sunday and Monday, wasn't notable just as a wide-ranging reassessment of Southern California's postwar architecture.
It was just...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:24 PM
Bethlehem takes history seriously. Settled by the Moravians. Cradle of the Industrial Revolution. The 19-square-mile city boasts likely every architecture type stretching back to when it was settled along Monocacy Creek in 1741. History is an economic...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:30 PM
When a major retrospective of Moshe Safdie's work opens at the Skirball Cultural Center next month, visitors to the museum near the top of the Sepulveda Pass won't just get to see the architect's designs in the form of models and sketches under glass....