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Will Building Boom Again in Havana, Cuba?

Posted December 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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What will normalizing relations between Cuba and the U.S. mean for buildings in Havana?

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Can you Save The World as you Spend? A Look at Social Entrepreneurship

Posted December 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments
Wholefoods Gifts that Give Back

If you walk the aisles of Whole Foods this holiday season you’ll find stands dedicated to “gifts that give back” — everything from soaps wrapped in earthy packaging that promise to fight poverty to hand crafted bracelets that support community development in Kenya. 
Yet it was recently reported in the Los Angeles Times that Whole Foods — along with other large supermarkets – had been buying some produce …

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Landscape Designer “Scotty Claus” And His Elves Put Life into the Christmas Tree Tradition

Posted December 16, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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DnA talks to the founder of The Living Christmas Company, a Southland business that rents out living trees during the holiday season.

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Sink Or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change

Posted December 10, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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How are people building in the face of rising seas? That’s the topic of Sink Or Swim: Designing For a Sea Change, an exhibition about “resilient” architecture from adaptation for survival through to visionary plans for the future. It’s a story that’s been told through dramatic imagery by photographers including Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes, Jonas Bendiksen, Paula Bronstein and Monica Nouwens, as well as unbuilt plans. The exhibition was curated …

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L.A. Designer: Louise Sandhaus’ New Book Shows California Graphic Design As Riot of Creativity

Posted December 10, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Louise Sandhaus’s new book is an eye-popping history of California graphic design.

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Jenny Wu’s 3D Printed Jewelry Debuts in Miami

Posted December 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Jenny Wu heads to Miami to participate in Aqua Art Miami and sell her architectural jewelry line.

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Alex Earle, Car Designer Who Has Built an Homage to the “Monster”

Posted November 26, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Alex Earle is a car designer currently working at Volkswagen/Audi’s design studio in Santa Monica. A native of Salt Lake City, he moved to California to study car design at Art Center, and stayed. While working his day job, he decided he needed a manageable design project: building his own motorbike! He’d fallen in love with Monster, the bestselling Ducati motorbike designed by Miguel Angel …

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Henry Rollins and Tom Schnabel: Audiophiles United

Posted November 19, 2014 by | 10 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 | Comments Off
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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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