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Henry Rollins and Tom Schnabel: Audiophiles United

Posted November 19, 2014 by | 8 Comments
Henry's McIntosh amplifier, which according to Tom and Henry has seductive powers.

Henry Rollins leads Tom Schnabel and Frances Anderton on a sonic tour of his high-fidelity audio-equipped home.

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Ma Yansong Seeks Harmony With Nature in Museum for George Lucas; Residential Building in Beverly Hills

Posted November 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments
Ma Yansong

Chinese architect Ma Yansong discusses his design for the new George Lucas Museum and his philosophy of blending nature with civilization.

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Palm Springs Architecture and Design Center Opens in Former E. Stewart Williams Bank

Posted November 6, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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A calling card for Palm Springs is its trove of modern architecture. Now that passion for design has been enshrined in a new Architecture and Design Center, opening Sunday.
The Architecture and Design Center, short for Palm Springs Art Museum: Architecture and Design Center; Edwards Harris Pavilion, is a satellite of the Palm Springs Art Museum; it is housed in a former bank designed by …

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Future of Santa Monica Airport Is Up In the Air; D and LC Explained

Posted October 30, 2014 by | 12 Comments
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One of the most emotional issues in the City of Santa Monica right now is the fate of its airport. Competing measures, D and LC, on the ballot next Tuesday, aim to shape the future of the almost century-old Santa Monica Airport (SMO), whose settlement agreement between the city and the FAA is set to expire in 2015.
D is intended to preempt efforts to close the airport; …

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Lisa K. Weber, Illustrator, Taps Into Her Dark Side With Hex11

Posted October 29, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Lisa K. Weber is an illustrator with a taste for the dark side. Since graduating from New York’s Parsons The New School For Design she has forged a career illustrating comic books, graphic novelizations of classic literature (including Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allen Poe), textiles and character and backgrounds for animated cartoons.
But she has tapped into her fascination with the otherworldly in her latest project Hex11, a graphic novel that is the first …

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5 Takeaways From Gehrygate, and Why He Might Be Right

Posted October 26, 2014 by | 2 Comments
Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry recently got caught on camera giving the middle finger to a reporter who asked how he felt about people calling his buildings showy. The blogosphere went crazy, and it was tempting to dismiss the whole thing as just so much sturm und drang in our age of gotcha-on-tape journalism. But it’s unusual for an architect to attract a Bill Maher-level of attention. …

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Los Angeles Plays Itself in Michael Connelly’s Bosch

Posted October 21, 2014 by | Comments Off
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LAPD robbery-homicide detective Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch has been fighting the good fight on the streets of Los Angeles for 20 years — in the pages of Michael Connelly’s bestselling mystery novels.

Now he’s coming alive, played by Titus Welliver (left), in an Amazon TV production to stream next year. And so is the LA that he inhabits.

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DnA On The Road: “Making LA”, DIEM; Guerilla Architecture at the MAK Center

Posted October 21, 2014 by | 1 Comment
Making LA

Making LA (Friday, November 7)
The urban form of Los Angeles has long fascinated artists and architects, social critics and planners.
Often the very people who love it, or at least are intrigued by it, also want to improve it (I love you, you’re beautiful, now change!).
Among those is deLaB, aka Design East of La Brea, the nonprofit helmed by Alissa Walker (in middle of photo above, with child), …

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L.A. Designer: Alex McDowell and Students “World-Build” New Island City

Posted October 15, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Production designer and teacher Alex McDowell has been working with students, architects, movie and game designers and many others on the creation of an island city named Rilao, a fantastical hybrid of Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles. What would an LA/Rio fusion look and sound like? What is the point of the project?

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NYC Subway Standards Reissue Sets High Standard for Kickstarter Campaigns

Posted October 9, 2014 by | Comments Off
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A Kickstarter Campaign reissues NYC’s iconic Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual.

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