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Ralph Gilles

President and CEO, Dodge Car Brand and Senior Vice President, Product Design   2009 was a watershed year for Chrysler, as Ralph Gilles well knows. With the bankruptcy declaration of the “old” Chrysler the creation of a “new” Chrysler,…

Franz Von Holzhausen

Chief Designer, Tesla Motors Franz von Holzhausen has not taken the easy road in his car design career. Still in his 30s, von Holzhausen left Mazda, where he was lead designer, a few years ago to become the supreme styler at tiny Tesla…

Hybrid Fever!

  L.A. Car Guy Partners With Fisker Automotive If anybody knows about cars, it’s L.A. Car Guy owner Mike Sullivan. At his father’s Santa Monica, California-based Volkswagen dealership, he learned every part of the business while still in…

Fabulous Faucets

Rohl Combines Tradition With The Cutting Edge In 1983, the Rohl family introduced the pull-out kitchen faucet to America. Unlike a typical product launch, it was also the unveiling of European ideals to a public hungry for age-old…

All Systems Go

Intel’s Eric Kim Gets Creative With Microprocessors   Eric Kim has always been a risk taker, but a smart, thoughtful one, inspired as much by the artistic side of life as the scientific. This makes him the ideal man to be introducing to…

Makoto Katsuura

Yamaha Collaborates With Artists For DTX900   Since its founding as Nippon Gakki Company in 1897, Yamaha has been both a leading maker of musical instruments and a pioneer in technology. Those two facets come together in the DTX900…

William Mcwhorter

If you hire Los Angeles-based William McWhorter to design your home, don’t be surprised if he takes a good long look around your closet. He’s not being prurient; on the contrary, his interest is entirely…

Red Rock

Art selected by Daniel Fine Art Services The owners wanted to create something new: a resort and casino, removed both conceptually and physically from the frenetic glitz of the Las Vegas Strip. “There is a difference between extravagance…

Chad Youngblood JVC

Fine Living Network General Manager As general manager of the Fine Living Network, Chad Youngblood has a vision.  “We really believe that lifestyle television is something that should be entertaining and engaging and informative in…