Five Design Things, Holiday »
A video installation of monkeys in a Hindu temple, a feast in a historic downtown cafeteria, and an art marketplace in a former karaoke studio. Your week in design events from DnA.
As we enter the holiday season of giving, many of us think about how we can donate our time and money in a meaningful way. A new exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center aims to introduce visitors to people and organizations attempting to tackle issues of human rights and poverty around the world. And when people leave the galleries, they will be encouraged to …
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Learning from Olympics past, envisioning a future without water, and the latest in automotive technology. Your week in design events from DnA.
Thursday, Nov. 12 is a big day for local cyclists.
The city of Santa Monica plans to unveil its much-anticipated bike-sharing program – the first of its kind in Los Angeles County.
Five hundred bikes will be docked at about 80 different hubs across Santa Monica, and parts of Venice. You sign up online or through an app, which shows you where available bikes are parked. You …
Architecture, L.A. Designer, LA Grows UP »
Our schizophrenic feelings towards mass transit may be because despite all the problems presented by the car, it still represents personal freedom and mobility. And in the event you’d forgotten that feeling, look no further than a very intriguing film called “No More Road Trips?” It’s one of two movies made by veteran film archivist Rick Prelinger that will screen in Los Angeles this …
Event, Five Design Things »
Design debates in West Hollywood, sculpting wood with a chainsaw, and lost landscapes of LA in cinema. Your week in design events from DnA.
Mobility, Public Space »
The Los Angeles River has become a major focus for redevelopment in the city. Long the butt of jokes as a concrete channel without water, there’s now a confluence of big interests at the channel that could transform a piece of land you probably never heard of called Piggyback Yard.
It involves plans for revitalization of the LA River and for housing Olympians, but it all hangs …
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Designing the Broad, rare viewing of “M” featuring Angels Flight, typography honoring the Black Panthers and stylin’ retail. Your week in design events from DnA.
In the past few years, cities have begun using LED lights to illuminate their streets. Los Angeles did it. So did Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and Detroit. But they soon heard from residents who found the light cold, oddly bluish and they created a harsh glare.
We visited the LA Convention Center to attend Light Show West, a big trade show for lighting experts. The seminar …