Art, Design


An al fresco furniture show pivots with a new virtual vision. Inside~Out, the second annual exhibition of outdoor design curated by Kin & Company, premieres 40-plus new works from emerging and established independent designers. Originally conceived as an interactive design show highlighting social engagement, the 2020-2021 works are instead presented virtually within otherworldly landscapes created by the artist Duyi Han. The virtual works of Inside~Out, ranging from functional to conceptual, are placed in small groups […]

Art, Lifestyle


Orange County homes were saved from the fire this time. Images of Paradise lost circa 2018 give us cause to imagine what could have been—and inspire a pause to give thanks.  Photos by Brett Hillyard California has four seasons, the old saying goes: earthquakes, mudslides, fires, and riots. As of now, it looks like the 2020 fire season is behind us. And not a second too soon. Five of the top 20 most destructive fires […]

Architecture, Art


A CREATIVE COLLABORATION INSPIRED BY THE LIGHT, AIR, AND SPACE OF A NEW CAMEO SHORES HOME A Photo Essay by Brett Hillyard The stages of Southern California remain dark. Theater, dance, the symphony, opera, rock concerts, Broadway musicals, jazz, cinema: opportunities to gather together to enjoy a communal appreciation of artistry are missing from our lives. Still, there is art being created and enjoyed throughout Orange County. Inviting ballet dancers into a light-filled new house […]



With the need to feed the hungry peaking during the COVID-19 pandemic, Second Harvest Food Bank CEO Harald Herrmann has offered innovative and inspiring leadership. Second Harvest was able to distribute 7.4 million pounds of food to some 500,000 people during a single month recently, and that’s while a third or more of the distribution locations were closed. Still, Herrmann felt the need to raise awareness and inspire philanthropists and volunteers to help, particularly in […]