The Fall 2016 issue of the LA Forum Newsletter looks to the allure of the interior for a new reading on Los Angeles urbanism. Board member Matthew Gillis and guest editor Jonathan Crisman make a case for the urban potential of qualities that might otherwise be relegated to a back issue of Architectural Digest: a vivid color palette, furniture and ornamental trappings, or that classic California domesticity of an “indoor-outdoor concept.”
Opening up the issue, Eric Olsen pulls apart boundaries between inside and outside. Courtney Coffman gives us a glimpse of Los Angeles through her polychromatic sunglasses. James Rojas finds Latino identity in bringing decoration and furniture out to the front lawn. Paulette Singley and Annie Chu take a stroll in and out of the marquees on Broadway. While Chava Danielson transforms an interior and spills out into a park. And Will Davis advocates for a public in an increasingly private domain, occupying interiors to find and cultivate civic space.