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Eames Anthology by Daniel Ostroff Holds Lessons for Designers and Hollywood Storytellers

Posted April 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments
Charles and Ray chatting

An Eames Anthology, edited by Daniel Ostroff, is the first-ever anthology of Charles and Ray Eames’ writings.

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Fitzsu Makes Their Business an Art Project

Posted April 22, 2015 by | 0 Comments
The Living Design Store |

Fitz and Su of Fitzsu explain their design business concept that has evolved in the age of e-commerce.

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Michael Govan Defends Peter Zumthor’s Design For LACMA

Posted April 21, 2015 by | 1 Comment

LACMA’s new building is emerging from an open design process and will blend antiquity and modernity in a beautiful experience for visitors, while satisfying present and future needs of the museum’s collections. That’s according to Michael Govan, defending the design by Peter Zumthor.

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Joseph Giovannini: Why I’m Against Peter Zumthor’s Design For LACMA

Posted April 21, 2015 by | 2 Comments

Unoriginal, impractical, wasteful of valuable land, and the product of a secretive design process that has given a “mystic” architect too much power. That’s the view of Joseph Giovannini, who says it’s time to stop the Zumthor design for LACMA before it goes too far off-track.

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Remembering Leonard Aube, a Maker of Civic Space

Posted April 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment
Leonard Aube

Remembering Leonard Aube, the executive director of the Annenberg Foundation, who brought many civic amenities to L.A.

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Coachella Getaway: Brad Dunning and Moby Talkfest in Palm Springs

Posted April 10, 2015 by | 1 Comment

If your idea of fun is listening to two droll, hip (NOT hipster) and erudite men talk about buildings, music, cities, Sci-Fi, and why L.A. is so much better than anywhere else (especially New York), then leave the crowd at Coachella on Sunday April 19 and hightail it to Palm Springs Art Museum, to hear Brad Dunning and Moby in conversation.
Brad Dunning is a designer who …

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Disney Imagineer George Scribner Captures the Panama Canal Expansion in Paint

Posted April 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments

George Scribner is a Disney Imagineer who grew up in Panama and was schooled in the former Canal Zone.
Now he’s going back there twice-yearly for the Panama Canal Authority to paint the process of the current expansion of the canal, which is adding another set of locks to keep it competitive in an era of ever-larger container ships.
George talked to DnA about why this …

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Send Us Your Awesome Drought-Friendly Gardens

Posted April 7, 2015 by | 0 Comments
colorful succulents

Send us your beautiful drought-tolerant yard pictures!

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Set Decorator Peter Gurski Finds Sanity in Pysanky Egg Decorating

Posted April 1, 2015 by | 0 Comments
Pysanky eggs; photo courtesy

Peter Gurski is a Los Angeles-based set decorator and interior designer who is currently working on a new TBS sitcom called Clipped.
But when Easter comes around he picks up tools and dyes and goes back to the decorating tradition he grew up with: Pysanky, the ancient Ukrainian art of egg decorating.
Read on for more on Pysanky, how to do it — without cracking an …

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Zumthor and Mayne Trade Places: Good or Bad For LA and the Alps?

Posted March 26, 2015 by | 3 Comments

This week Angelenos got a look at the latest iteration of Swiss architect Peter Zumthor’s design for LACMA.
Meanwhile, in a tiny village in Switzerland called Vals, residents are taking in renderings of a new hotel designed by leading LA architect Thom Mayne. He is proposing a towering addition to Therme Vals, a hotel and spa complex whose spa building was designed by Peter Zumthor and is widely considered …

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