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Posted November 23, 2015 by | Comments Off
’Life Is a Time-Based Medium,’ a recent piece shot near Jaipur, India PHOTO: ALEX DELFANNE, COURTESY OF HAUSER & WIRTH

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.

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Turning inspiration into action at the Skirball

Posted November 18, 2015 by | 1 Comment

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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5 Design Things to Do This Week

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Rendering of ActionLab section of "A Path Appears" at the Skirball. Courtesy C&G Partners.

Learning from Olympics past, envisioning a future without water, and the latest in automotive technology. Your week in design events from DnA.

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LA County’s first bike-sharing program comes to Santa Monica

Posted November 11, 2015 by | 3 Comments
Santa Monica Breeze Bikes at a station at Cloverfield and Broadway. Photo by Avishay Artsy.

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 …

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Exploring lost landscapes with Rick Prelinger

Posted November 10, 2015 by | Comments Off
Beany's Drive-In Restaurant in Long Beach, from "Lost Landscapes of Los Angeles"

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 …

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5 Design Things to Do This Week

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J.B. Blunk "Untitled," acrylic on redwood panel, c. 1990. In J.B. Blunk's handmade house.

Design debates in West Hollywood, sculpting wood with a chainsaw, and lost landscapes of LA in cinema. Your week in design events from DnA.

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Competing Visions for Piggyback Yard

Posted November 4, 2015 by | Comments Off
Piggyback Yard

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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5 Design Things to Do This Week

Posted November 2, 2015 by | 1 Comment
Angels Flight railway

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.

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The “ghoulish” color of LED streetlights

Posted October 27, 2015 by | 1 Comment
Tang Yau Hoong

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 …

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Posted October 26, 2015 by | Comments Off
Author/editor Reuel Golden and photographer Mick Rock attend the TASCHEN Gallery opening reception for "Mick Rock: Shooting For Stardust - The Rise Of David Bowie & Co." at TASCHEN Gallery on September 9, 2015.
(Source: Angela Weiss/Getty Images North America)

Eno in an airport, Bowie on the walls, and opera in cars. Your week in design events from DnA.

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