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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted February 8, 2016 by | 0 Comments
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Pussy Riot speaks, food meets design, get lost in a cake maze, books new and old get the fair treatment, a tour through California tile — that’s all this week in design events.

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Sarah Horowitz Designs Fragrances Just for You

Posted February 3, 2016 by | 0 Comments
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In a recent article New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman wrote about sound in architecture and how invasive noise is now the scourge of cities whereas “during the Middle Ages, smell was the unspoken plague of cities.”
The article was an important reminder of the role of the senses in our designed environment. Which brings us to pleasant smells and the work of Sarah Horowitz-Thran.
Horowitz-Thran is a …

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5 Design Things to Do This Week

Posted February 1, 2016 by | 0 Comments
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“Brutalist” teapots, a talk about “greening the gas tank”, SKIN reconsidered by artists, the Museum of Neon Art reopens, a “Sleepless” night of art and music at the Music Center, and a tour of WeWork’s new space in the Fine Arts Building — that’s all this week in design events.

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Go West, Young Man. . . On a Citi Bike

Posted January 27, 2016 by | 1 Comment
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Might you consider a solo bike ride across America? If so, would you choose a sturdy, heavy NYC Citi Bike with just three gears? 
That was the ride of choice of 35-year-old New York commuter Jeffrey Tanenhaus.
Last Saturday he pedaled into a welcoming crowd at the Santa Monica Pier, looking very relaxed for someone who had just spent five months riding up to 40 …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted January 25, 2016 by | 0 Comments
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Verde Xchange features Frank Gehry and Eric Garcetti on the LA River, a talk about the “most sustainable building in the world”; Art LA opens while museums and Broadway theaters offer art and culture for free; Catherine Opie talks at the Hammer about her photos of Elizabeth Taylor’s wardrobe; leading LA graphic designers push the press. That’s all this week in design events from DnA.

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Puss Puss Makes Cats Even Cooler

Posted January 21, 2016 by | 0 Comments
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Maria Joudina-Robinson, Gemma Lacey and Matt Robinson are the London-based creative team behind Puss Puss, a high-end fashion and lifestyle magazine that launched last year.
Puss Puss draws its theme and inspiration from cats, but you won’t find articles about kitty litter or flea collars; the inaugural issue featured an interview with cutting-edge Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and glossy photo shoots that reveal as much …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted January 19, 2016 by | 0 Comments
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Puss Puss throws a party, Architects discuss the art of designing performing arts – and science – centers, Frances Stark survey comes to end, a party to greet a cross-country Citibiker, director Eric Bricker talks about Julius Shulman’s Visual Acoustics — that’s your week in design events from DnA.

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She Runs a City, One Hour at a Time

Posted January 4, 2016 by | Comments Off
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Chris Burden’s gigantic kinetic sculpture Metropolis II attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to LACMA each year. It attracts media attention. It also attracts dust. That’s where art conservator Alison Walker comes in. Gideon Brower reports.

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Clifton’s Cafeteria Opening, Sort of, Almost

Posted September 24, 2015 by | 2 Comments
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For the past four years, developer/restaurateur/filmmaker Andrew Meieran has been fielding two questions more than any others. When will Clifton’s reopen? And will there still be Jell-O?
Well, answers to both have finally arrived. Er, sort of.
This past Tuesday was supposed to be the grand public opening but it has been delayed a few days, reportedly due to Meieran’s “perfectionism.” But while you wait …

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The Labyrinths of Los Angeles

Posted July 14, 2015 by | 2 Comments
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Gideon Brower explores some of the labyrinths of Los Angeles.

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