Interviews

From fellow innovators to experimental color artisans, we find inspiration in one another.

Gain perspective. Champion awareness. Seek innovation. Whether you are an established designer or an aspiring student of design, your aesthetic vision and design skill set are influenced and improved by the work of your creative colleagues. Every craftsman and experienced stylist, like you, learns from other design minds. You ask questions and consider new perspectives. You seek new ideas that shape and expand your ability and aesthetic.

Artists and designers draw from one another—to pave the way for future design endeavors.

 

So to us, you are the relentless rehabilitator—and we are a fellow facilitator. We want to nurture relationships between like-minded designers. Our purpose here is to bring to light other inspiring architects, designers, contractors, and artists within your urban tribe so you can follow their lead, and we can follow yours.

You can then discover the detail that went into that modern Asian-fusion restaurant a few blocks over. You can hear about the concept store that’s expanding into nearly every neighborhood. You can compare your vision for a local brewery to a rendering already in the works. Ultimately, you can learn what works and what doesn't. You can hone in on your individual creative process and become intrigued by a new approach. And you can see incredible examples of what’s considered design success.

Read on as we interview Los Angeles’ highly regarded creators and renovators making waves in or outside your creative circle.

Roast of the Town

Recreate the colorful cafe experience of Verve Coffee, the Santa Cruz–based roaster discovering the perks of setting up shop in Los Angeles.

Products with Purpose

Get to know some of our favorite socially aware and environmentally conscious retailers that use design to do good.

Complexly Designed

Take a seat and find out what Los Angeles–based designer Lex Lee has to say about her award-winning furniture designs.

Stroke of Brilliance

New York architect and designer Krista Ninivaggi, founder of K&Co, shares her unique insights on hospitality design and the candy-coated color ...

A Diamond from the Rubbish

The refreshing interior of Rubies + Diamonds in Hollywood marks yet another design success for Silver Lake’s most sought-after designer, Scott Mangan