Design, L.A. Designer, People »
Robin Cottle is an alumna of the CalArts graphic design program, and creative director for marketing at Marmol Radziner (MR), the architecture firm well-known for its finely crafted, Cal-Modern homes that was co-founded by her husband Ron Radziner with Leo Marmol.
A few years ago Radziner was in search of a cuff-style bracelet that would suit his personality more than the “jewel-encrusted skulls,” says Cottle, that dominated the …
Architecture, Landscape, Public Space »
You may have heard of the design competition for Pershing Square. But how about FAB, otherwise known as First and Broadway? That’s a new park to be built on the southeast corner of First and Broadway in downtown, adjacent to Grand Park and City Hall.
The park is one of fifty being built in LA; it is overseen by the Bureau of Engineering in collaboration …
Architecture, Art, People »
Twenty-four years ago, Peter Loughrey founded Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), specializing in 20th century design and art. The first piece he ever auctioned was a Frank Lloyd Wright window.
Now he is getting to sell an entire house by the famed architect.
The Sturges House is a 1,200-square-foot Brentwood home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, and built under the supervision of the man Wright …
Art, Public Space »
Last June, an anonymous collective of artists captured Angelenos’ imaginations with the Griffith Park Teahouse, a wooden structure in a remote corner of Griffith Park that served for a few delightful weeks as a place of contemplation.
One of the alluring elements of the teahouse was its illegality; it appeared seemingly overnight, built without approvals from city officials.
Now the group is back, with an installation that will last even …
DnA goes to CES for the first time and meets Girl Scouts, takes a (skeptical) tour of the Internet of Things, and considers sustainability as well as the convergence of art and technology with Adrian Grenier and others in the Dell space.
The relative lack of women in senior management and engineering positions in the tech industry is widely discussed (one survey has found that only 5.8 percent of programmers in Silicon Valley identify as female).
This imbalance was in evidence at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where few women could be spotted among the almost 200,000 attendees.
One who breaks the stereotype is Erin …
Architecture, Design, LA Grows UP, Public Space, Recent Shows »
Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles is a step closer to getting a makeover – with four semi-finalists now selected.
But what happens next? Will the winning idea become a reality? And will any design scheme be able to combat the biggest obstacle to Pershing Square’s success: the parking structure below?
Architecture, Art, Exhibitions, Five Design Things, Water »
A Charlie Kaufman retrospective, a show of songs and films by two bicyclists named Ben, a look-back at a historic dam building disaster, Laurie Lipton’s techno-Rococo in pencil, and Happy Birthday Marion! at the Annenberg Beach House — that’s all this week in design events.
Architecture, Art, Calendar, Five Design Things »
How often do you think, as an exhibition ends it run, oh, darn, I wish I’d seen that show?
We are here to help you avoid that feeling of regret, with this list of must-see shows, before they close in early January.
Also, where to party in style on New Year’s Eve, and chill out on New Year’s Day.
Art, Exhibitions, People »
Blue is the world’s most popular color. But there was a time when it was expensive and hard to create for artists wishing to capture it in painting — until the discovery of synthetic blue.
That story and its effect on oil painting is the subject of “A Revolution of the Palette: The First Synthetic Blues and Their Impact on French Artists,” an exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum, curated by John Griswold.