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Filmmaker James Cameron Creates Solar ‘Sun Flowers’ to Power Muse School

Posted May 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments
Solar Sunflower from front

Director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron discuss the new solar Sun Flowers that the filmmaker designed for their childrens’ school.

Mobility, News »

Will California’s High Speed Rail Be Safe?

Posted May 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments

In the wake of the Amtrak train crash this week, how safe will High Speed Rail be?

Public Space »

Chris Burden’s Wisdom Revisited

Posted May 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments
Urban Light

Audiences of Chris Burden’s early conceptual performances, during which he was “shot, pierced, starved, crucified, electrocuted, cut by glass, kicked down stairs, locked up, dropped from heights and nearly drowned,” would likely never have imagined that this punky artist would wind up creating one of LA prettiest artworks: Urban Light, the thicket of more than 200 cast-iron street lamps at the entrance to LACMA that is beloved …

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Cliff Garten Opens “Heart of Compassion” in Koreatown

Posted May 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments
Los Angeles Opens Its Hearts of Compassion, designed by Cliff Garten

Artist Cliff Garten has a new public sculpture open at The Vermont in Koreatown.

Design, LA Grows UP, Speak Out »

Don’t Weep For The Lawn: Your Drought-Friendly Gardens Reveal The Yard as Personal Art Statement

Posted May 5, 2015 by | 0 Comments
Erin Riley

Last week DnA’s Frances Anderton ran into a Hancock Park homeowner who bemoaned the fact he has to get rid of his lawn, asking what could take its place and preserve the loveliness of his Cape Cod-style house.
I assured him there are so many wonderful options, and that in fact, this is an opportunity for him to get creative, and create a personal statement …

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Hadley and Peter Arnold Envision “Hydrologic Zoning” As a Way Out of Drought

Posted April 29, 2015 by | 0 Comments
Arnolds Head Shot

Hadley Arnold of The Arid Lands Institute explains what she believes could be feasible long-term solutions to California’s drought.

Books »

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

Posted April 24, 2015 by | Comments Off
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 | 1 Comment
The Living Design Store | Fitzsu.com

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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