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Berlin Board Games Have Fun with the Cold War and Poolside Competition

Posted July 29, 2015 by | 2 Comments

On a lovely street in the now chic Friedrichshain neighborhood of former East Berlin, lies the world’s first board game cafe called Spielwiese. If you aren’t familiar with board game cafes, they are spaces where people can buy, rent, play or in some cases even design their own games.
“When I started, my place was the first of its kind: a gaming cafe where you …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments

Your week in design events from DnA.

Berlin »

Craving a Truly Exotic Beach Destination? Head to Berlin

Posted July 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments

Berlin may not have tropical weather, but it nonetheless boasts some of the most intriguing beach spots.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted July 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments

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Drought, Lawns »

7 Takeaways from the So-Cal Lawn + Landscaping Dilemma

Posted July 16, 2015 by | 1 Comment

Now it’s official; goodbye to the lawn. New rules aimed at limiting the amount of water used in outdoor landscaping say that starting December 1, 2015, only 25% of your yard can be lawn. Translation: the California suburban lawn is on its way out, and owners of new homes will have to get accustomed to a new style of California landscaping.
But debates rage on over how to have a virtuous (and …

Becoming a Biker in L.A., Berlin, Changing L.A. »

An L.A. Cyclist’s Take on Biking in Copenhagen and Berlin

Posted July 1, 2015 by | 2 Comments

I live in Los Angeles and belong to the 1% of Angelenos that regularly bikes to work. I am not a purist—I still own a car and probably will for a long time until L.A. realizes many of its ambitious transit goals. Biking in L.A. can be wonderful, but it can also be a terrifying and fragmented experience.
For the past couple of weeks I’ve …

Drought »

California Water Crisis: A Board Game That Explores the Politics of Water

Posted June 22, 2015 by | Comments Off

What would you do about the drought if you were Jerry Brown? A new 2-3 player board game by Bay Area-based graphic designer Alfred Twu allows you to play the politics of water in California.
Twu specializes in designing games that try and have fun with complex issues. Currently, he is developing one called “California Housing Crisis” that deals with San Francisco’s runaway housing costs, and he …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted June 15, 2015 by | Comments Off

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DnA at the Movies »

Hitchcock’s Psycho Truly Terrifying When Seen in Million Dollar Theater

Posted June 11, 2015 by | 1 Comment
Psycho LRS

Old movies in old theaters. That’s the basic premise of the Los Angeles Conservancy‘s Last Remaining Seats. And last night, they kicked off the 29th annual series at the Million Dollar Theater with a sold-out screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960).
As a typical millennial, before last night’s screening, I had only seen Psycho one other time on a laptop screen–which (shockingly!) is not a terrific way to …

Art, Design, Exhibitions »

10 Pop Art Prints from the ‘Rebel Nun’ Who Was Inspired By Andy Warhol

Posted June 9, 2015 by | Comments Off

Corita Kent, the so-called “rebel nun” and screen printer, created a rich body of work that has garnered a cult following.

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