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Structures and Style in West Hollywood with Allan Dallatorre

Posted August 26, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Allan Dallatorre was a very entertaining guest on last month’s DnA, about the competition for the luxury loo market. He has a unique occupation, designing interiors to showcase Toto toilets! But he’s also an all-round style maven and is leading a tour of West Hollywood’s “structures and style,” this Saturday, shown in this invite.

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Steve Jobs, Apple and His Influence on Our Lives

Posted August 25, 2011 by | 4 Comments

If you go to the local mall on, say, a Tuesday evening around 6PM, most stores will be doing a pretty slow trade — except one: Apple. . .  which is simply jammed with people old and young — especially the young — testing products, listening to the talks or performers, conferring with the numerous blue-shirted staffers, sitting at the “Genius” bar, and, always, buying …

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“Every child is an artist:” ARkidECTURE + design WORKSHOP

Posted August 18, 2011 by | Comments Off

Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Tapping into children’s instinctive artistry, A+D Museum, currently exhibiting Rethink LA, has also joined forces with veteran LA environmental design firm Sussman/Prezja to host what sounds like a fabulous design workshop for kids. It’s called   ‘MUSEUM OF ME’ ARkidECTURE + design WORKSHOP and takes place this Saturday at …

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If You Love Los Angeles Design, Please Support KCRW

Posted August 16, 2011 by | 2 Comments

Today’s show is about preserving the past while building our future. The impetus for the show was the recent news that Richard Neutra’s 1955 Kronish House in Beverly Hills might be demolished. The house was photographed last April by photographer Marc Angeles who kindly let us use this marvelous image, left, and told us about this experience photographing a Neutra house that has remained closed from the …

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Beverly Hills May Lose Another Landmark: Richard Neutra’s Kronish House

Posted August 2, 2011 by | Comments Off

A few months ago it was the Friars Club that fell victim to the wrecking ball. Now another Beverly Hills landmark, Richard Neutra’s Kronish House (left, in photo by Marc-Angeles-of-Unlimited-Style-Photograph​y), is under threat of being torn down, due, says Christopher Hawthorne in this Los Angeles Times story, to that city’s lack of “even the most basic historic-preservation ordinance.”
Hawthorne mentions that this threat to one …

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