m ode r n l u x u r y TM INSIDE: Arts & +PLuS POWEr GobAmA! thE D.C./h’WooD hookuP sPEciAl SuzANNE SAPErStEIN DoES WEho mEEt L.A.’S CuLturAtI CELEbS rIDE thE thE PEoPLE! DAvoS-to-L.A. brAIN WAvE thE PLACES! ryAN GoSLING thE PArtIES! ♥S Doo-WoP?! A tASChEN-to-GovAN NyC’S bESt GuIDE to Who NEW hotELS rEALLy rAtES angeleno 5455 wilshire suite 1412 los angeles ca 90036 21 St CENtury FoXX december 2008 $5.95 JAmIE’S h’WooD tAkEovEr arts& power 2008 Meet the dreamers, schemers, risk takers, money makers, darlings and die-hards dominating L.A.’s ever-evolving, always-involving cultural landscape | By The Editors | P aris in the Twenties. New York in the Seventies. L.A. right now. The entertainment industry has long served chip philanthropist Eli Broad and Zeitgeist- mapping publisher Benedikt Taschen, our subjects all share two things: an outsized as a global dream factory, but the current influence over their own cultural spheres, boom pushes far beyond film, television and the desire to extend that reach far and music. What follows is our guide to beyond Southern California. One day, we’ll the players riding this new wave, where look back at this moment as our cultural high and low, salon and street, industry and Golden Age, when talent, money, vision and outsider creatively collide. From activist sheer chutzpah aligned to catapult the city’s artist Shepard Fairey and experimental arts scene onto the international stage. Tear happenings hotshot Mark Allen to blue- down that fourth wall? Bring it on. The green-space chaMpion When L.A.’s cultural institutions need a green makeover, they often turn to horticultural powerhouse Nancy Goslee Power. The landscape designer, known for her bold and eclectic style, has worked over some of L.A.’s most-preened locations—from the sculpture garden at the Norton Simon Museum (“The attendance doubled after the new garden was opened”) to the Music Center and Greystone Mansion. This fall, in addition to a courtyard park for the Montage Beverly Hills hotel, she completed a green space for architect Michael Maltzan’s new Skid Row-adjacent building for kids’ nonprofit Inner-City Arts. Goslee Power—whose Garden School Foundation’s goal is to create a working garden at every public school in L.A.—also hosts a design lecture series out of her Westside studio. “Our landscape has been mostly covered with cement and asphalt and is slowly becoming unpaved and restored. It’s my mission to build Nancy Goslee Powers’ garden at the new Inner-City Arts campus. sanctuaries where one can reconnect with nature.” 148 | Angeleno | Dec 2008 Latest Apple pick Chairlift. THE bandbrEaKErs Two of the biggest career- makers you’ll never hear of (thanks to a tight-lipped contract) are twentysomething L.A. natives David Taylor and Andrew Kahn, the dudes who delve through heaps of music to pick out that perfect tune for Apple’s catchy ads. The music supervisors’ make-or-break decisions have put Feist, Yael Naim and Chairlift in households—and on websites—around the globe.