Bonobos La Brea Launch Party

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pic via @jessamynblock

True Blood Wrap Party

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pic via @djmichellepesce

Vertu Signature Touch Launch Party — WP24

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Google Glass x DVF

Diane von Furstenberg Designs Google Glass for Net-a-Porter! Available for pre-order through Net-a-Porter.com now by clicking on this image.

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A Conversation Between Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel, Tinder’s Sean Rad & Whisper’s Michael Heyward

A meeting at the Whisper headquarters

LA Natives Evan Spiegel (Crossroads), co-founder and CEO of Snapchat; Sean Rad, co-founder and CEO of Tinder; and Michael Heyward (Crossroads), co-founder and CEO of Whisper are profiled in LA Weekly as “the young princes of Los Angeles tech”.

Reviving This Legit 90s Hip Hip Show (From Beverly Hills High!)

“Funkee Phlavaz” was an underground rap music video show created by Beverly Hills high school sophomores Adam Jay Weissman and Harlan Toplitzky and hosted by Alan Maman (now known as Alchemist, who was also in the duo The Whooliganz at the time; his partner was Scott Caan, son of James Caan and current star of CBS series Hawaii Five-0.). There were 17 episodes sporadically produced during 1993 – 1995 that aired on Beverly Hills High School’s student run television station KBEV. Fellow students Mike Caren, Justin Trugman and Samrod Shenassa helped contribute in various forms during the three years in production. New (old) videos will be released in a new (old) episode every Tuesday, beginning May 27th on FunkeePhlavaz.Com. Continue reading

The Story Behind These Vintage Keys from L.A.’s Chateau Marmont Hotel

Dewey Nicks, for Conde Nast Traveler: “My dad was a creative director for ad agencies in St. Louis, and, in true Mad Men fashion, he spent a lot of time in Los Angeles. My sister and I basically lived at the Chateau Marmont part-time from ’67 to ’72. It was heaven to a couple of St. Louis kids, a do-anything-you-want kind of place. The Rolling Stones were staying there, as well as some actual, real-life hippies—we hadn’t seen them before except on TV. My dad, who is now 82, moved recently, and while I was cleaning out his old house I found a box of keys from the Chateau. He used to leave them on his dresser when he came home on weekends. I hadn’t seen them for 30 years.” 
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