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Togo told Johansson he wanted a desk that could be moved when the office had to double as a guest bedroom. The designer foraged a North Hollywood airplane parts warehouse for pieces to fabricate a rotating desk. The contraption swivels on a steel axle and floor-mounted post; the desk top, a section of bowling lane, can swing closer to the wall or extend out for a view of the canyon. "You learn about L.A. when you work with Lory," Togo says of their forays to offbeat destinations. "It's like having the best design Sherpa."Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times