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5 Design Things to do This Week

Posted November 30, 2015 by | 1 Comment

Celebrating young architects and designers, harvesting rainwater, and a sneak peek at the new Petersen Automotive Museum. Your week in design events from DnA.

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Mobile Village: Kitchen Brings Nutrition and Good Design To Foster Kids

Posted November 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments

So often architecture is associated with pricey custom homes and fancy institutional buildings.
But many designers are also helping shape the city with pro bono work for nonprofits in less affluent neighborhoods. One in the news recently is the Campus For At-Risk Children in Watts, being designed by Frank Gehry.
And unveiled Saturday – with a celebratory Thanksgiving meal — is Mobile Village: Kitchen, designed by LA architect Deborah Richmond for Peace4Kids, a …

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“My name is Nohemi Gonzalez and I feel very fortunate to have found Design so early in my life”

Posted November 18, 2015 by | 5 Comments
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Among those killed in last Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris was Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old industrial design student from Cal State Long Beach who was in France as part of a foreign exchange program at the Strate School of Design in Paris.

The study of design is one that demands commitment, dedication and skills in numerous areas — and a joy in creativity.

Changing L.A., Mobility »

Does CES Matter More to Car Companies Than the Auto Show?

Posted November 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments
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Guess who will be the keynote speaker at the Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas in January, 2016? Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors.
The high billing of the CEO of one of the world’s largest auto companies indicates just how important CES has become to carmakers as vehicles become ever “smarter” and more “connected” to the cloud. But where does it leave the LA Auto Show, opening this …

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Time’s Running Out to get KCRW T-Shirt by The Noun Project

Posted November 16, 2015 by | 0 Comments
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A few months back DnA met Edward Boatman and Sofya Polyakov (above), the creators, with Scott Thomas, of The Noun Project. That’s a web site and app that aggregates, catalogs and curates pictograms created and uploaded by designers from all over the world, for use by anyone that wishes to download them.
Now they’ve created this T-shirt to support KCRW, featuring black and white line drawings of some of LA’s architectural icons, including …

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The Future Is Now — DIEM: Talks Design

Posted November 10, 2015 by | 0 Comments
Forever Fabulous Beatrix Ost

Do you like going to talks but wish the chairs could be more comfortable? Then come out Friday, November 13, for DIEM: Talks Design.
This is a day of discussions about some current issues relating to design that takes place every year in the showrooms of the West Hollywood Design District. It is curated this year by Mallery Roberts Morgan, with DnA’s Frances Anderton, and it’s free and …

LA Grows UP, Mobility »

6th Street Bridge Goes Out with Splash

Posted October 27, 2015 by | 1 Comment
Crowd views bridge model by Avishay

The 6th Street Bridge is an architectural icon of Los Angeles, and has been filmed in countless movies, TV shows and commercials. But it’s set to be torn down at the beginning of 2016 to make way for a new bridge, designed by architect Michael Maltzan with HNTB engineers. This past Saturday, thousands came to the bridge for a celebratory goodbye party.

Changing L.A., Design »

Semi-finalists Selected for Pershing Square Renew

Posted October 27, 2015 by | 3 Comments
Yellow Structure in Pershing Square, photo Avishay Artsy

Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles is getting a makeover – and Rem Koolhaas’ firm OMA, Morphosis, Mia Lehrer, Rios Clementi Hale, wHY Architecture, Peter Walker and James Corner Field Operations are among ten semi-finalists announced today.

Energy, Recent Shows »

Is Recycling Rubbish? John Tierney, Adam Minter, Wes Thompson Sort Through the Issues

Posted October 14, 2015 by | 2 Comments
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Is recycling rubbish?
Americans are deeply committed to recycling — according to the EPA, in 2013, we generated about 254 million tons of trash and recycled and composted about 87 million tons. That’s a roughly one-third recycling rate, or 1.51 pounds out of the 4.4 pounds each of us generates per day.
But is all this effort worth it? John Tierney, science writer for The New York Times, wrote …

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Wendy Gilmartin Loves LA’s Ugly Buildings

Posted October 8, 2015 by | 1 Comment
Wendy Gilmartin; photo, Frances Anderton

“There are eight million stories in the naked city,” as they say, and many find themselves written into our buildings, which are the mute expressions of their makers, their time and the forces of economics and politics. Sometimes those forces produce buildings generally accepted to be “beautiful.” Mostly, the results are fairly banal, or downright “ugly.”
Wendy Gilmartin is an architect and writer who studies, tours and finds the charm in the ugly, …

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