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KILLSPENCER: Designing Bags “Proudly Handcrafted in Los Angeles”

Posted November 13, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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KILLSPENCER is a Silver Lake-based leather goods company. DnA spoke to the founder, Spencer Nikosey, about starting his company from scratch.

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LA Designer: We The People, Remaking L.A. into “People Streets”

Posted January 29, 2014 by | Comments Off

Fancy turning a stretch of your ‘hood into a pedestrian plaza? Or a parking space into a mini-park or “parklet?” Or how about carving out a “bike corral,” a stretch of parking dedicated to bike parking. Well, with the help of “People Street,” that’s exactly what you might be able to do. Carren Jao reports on a City of Los Angeles initiative launched this week. Richard …

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Ten Typhoons a Year: Carren Jao Reflects on Life in the Philippines Before Haiyan

Posted November 19, 2013 by | Comments Off
Relief goods assembled at Ateneo de Manila University Covered Courts in response to Haiyan. Photo by: Alyson Yap.

DnA DJ Carren Jao moved to the US from the Philippines in her teens. She was traveling when Haiyan hit her native country but, like the millions of Filipinos who live abroad, she maintains close ties to home. Here she reflects on growing up with storms, before this big one.

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On Today’s Show: Art Center, Caltech and Idealab Team Up to Accelerate Design Entrepreneurialism

Posted October 2, 2013 by | Comments Off
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Many design grads no longer dream of employment in a large corporation. Carren Jao reports on the Design Accelerator, a program created by Art Center College of Design, Caltech and Idealab to support students with a bright idea in an age of entrepreneurialism. With Lorne Buchman, Mark Breitenberg, Bill Gross, Gabriel Wartofsky, Elisabeth Neigert, Bob Vander Woude and Jacques Perrault. Plus, Matt Holzman reports …

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