October 1, 2003 |
PATINA is packing up the china and silver and moving downtown. The restaurant, the elegant flagship of Joachim Splichal's empire and one of the most prominent restaurants in Los Angeles, will soon inhabit a corner spot in the new Disney Concert Hall. But the location is only the most obvious change: Patina's chef, sommelier and some of the cooks are being replaced. And the menu is being revamped too. The decision to move was announced last week, and came as a shock to the staff.
May 16, 2004 |
Being French," says independent film producer Stephane Sperry, "I had this cliche of a California dream house--a very clean, open Schindler-esque home with a beautiful pool and view. Like a David Hockney painting." But his 1962 Hollywood Hills home and pool fell short of the Hockney image. "They had undergone a number of unfortunate renovations," says Santa Monica architect Patrick Tighe.
April 8, 2001 |
DON MATHIAS DIMSTER 32, Don Dimster Architects RECENT PROJECTS: A commercial building, nicknamed "The Stealth," with Eric Moss' office, several houses, furniture design (Chair No. 6 prototype shown above). school: Yale University--master's degree in architecture. in his closet: Helmut Lang, Armani Exchange. what he wears on the job: Boots, jeans and a sweater or a T-shirt. the best of l.a. architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House--"I used to ride my bike past it growing up."
November 2, 1997 |
The house Joe and John Dumbacher built is more than a bold architectural statement on the side of a Pasadena hill; it's an ideal place for a party. Each year, the twin brothers invite 150 friends to celebrate the Fourth of July and watch the Rose Bowl fireworks from their spectacular top-floor deck. "Our sister-in-law can't believe we did this for one day a year," John says, "but, of course, it's for every time we entertain and all the days in between.