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Can LA solve its affordable housing crisis with demountable, plastic-skinned homes shared with lizards and other urban wildlife?
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Consider this before tearing out your lawn.
At 86, the incorrigible Frank Gehry is still moving forward, with projects aplenty. But today he’s taking a breather to revisit — and update — two of his creations from the early 1980s.
Back in 1984 the architect introduced the world to his interest in fish, with striking lamps whose scales were made of then pioneering new Formica material Colorcore.
He updated those lamps with a new …
L.A. Designer »
Shoe designer Chris Francis explains what inspired his bold shoe designs currently on display at the Craft & Folk Art Museum.
L.A. Designer »
Director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron discuss the new solar Sun Flowers that the filmmaker designed for their childrens’ school.
In the wake of the Amtrak train crash this week, how safe will High Speed Rail be?
Public Space »
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 …
L.A. Designer, Public Space »
Artist Cliff Garten has a new public sculpture open at The Vermont in Koreatown.
Design, LA Grows UP, Speak Out »
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 …