May 22, 2011 |
Any surfer who has tried to catch a wave will tell you that timing is everything. And Sundek — the once-iconic '70s surf brand known for the rainbow stripe arching across the seat of its swim trunks — seems to have caught a killer curl on its way back to U.S. beaches. Founded in San Francisco in 1958, Sundek was an early sponsor of surfers and became known for its trademark multi-stripe and triple-stitched, two-ply nylon shorts, created specifically for surfing. While the label had faded quietly from the U.S. market by the mid-1990s, it lived on in Europe, licensed by Florence, Italy-based Kickoff SpA, where its American and surfing heritage roots and trimmer cut were a draw.
HOME & GARDEN
December 19, 2009
When it comes to color, the subject of Kelly Wearstler's third coffee-table book, the Los Angeles-based designer writes: "I do not think there are any rules." That philosophy also applies to her literary efforts. Wearstler gained fame for creating high-voltage interiors filled with color, texture and pattern, but as an author, she plays the die-hard minimalist. "Hue" offers only an introductory Q & A with Wearstler that explores her philosophy of color and cites some of the architects, designers and artists who have inspired her. Photo captions don't exist, and credits and resources are found only in an index at the end of the book.
September 20, 2009 |
The body of a naked woman, a knife sticking out of her slashed throat, was found at a luxury hotel next to Central Park, New York police said. Investigators looking into the death at the Jumeirah Essex House hotel, on the park's southern edge, said the woman appeared to be in her 30s, but they didn't disclose any other details. The body was found by a maid in a 10th floor condo at the 44-story Manhattan hotel, which is near Broadway and upscale Fifth Avenue shops such as Tiffany & Co. and Bergdorf Goodman.
February 15, 2009 |
Maria Pinto may be Chicago's most famous fashion designer, thanks to Michelle Obama, who wore her simple sheaths, slacks and tops regularly on the campaign trail. But now Pinto is hoping for exposure of another kind -- in Hollywood. So she came to L.A. last week for the first time to try her hand in the Oscar dressing derby. She took a hotel room in Beverly Hills, set up clothing racks with two dozen or so gowns and invited stylists to come in, hoping one of her designs would end up on the red carpet, with all the international attention that brings.
April 7, 1993
Andrew Goodman, 86, owner of New York's elegant 5th Avenue department store Bergdorf Goodman. His father, Edwin, founded the store, bought out his Bergdorf partner and retained control until his death in 1953. Andrew Goodman, who maintained a penthouse atop the classic building, became president of the store in 1951 and chairman and owner when his father died. He withdrew from internal operations after selling control in 1972 but continued as chairman of Bergdorf Goodman's executive committee.