5 design things to do this week

This week: take a film journey following the career of famed Finnish-American modern architect Eero Saarinen; hear about innovative hands-on design today; gasp in the wonder of Tyrus Wong’s kites; take a ride ‘back to the future’ of Googie design; and imagine yourself living in an historic Hollywood mansion designed for today’s contemporary lifestyle.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: Participate in a discussion about the role of art in the age of a 24 hour news cycle; learn how the young mayors of Compton and Long Beach are shaping their cities; See artworks by young talents at two Bergamot Station gallery shows in Santa Monica; Explore the art of the Metro Red Line and five remodels on LA’s Eastside; and catch the end of an exhibit featuring rock star-clothing designer Rick Owens’ foray into furniture.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: explore downtown LA as an actor in a live-art experience, hear from cutting-edge LA architects Tom Wiscombe and Lorcan O’Herlihy, and Mexico’s Tatiana Bilbao, hear artists reach across the political/cultural divide at the Art-Past-Present discussion series, and experience dance as cultural dialogue in Santa Monica.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: see dance that explores sculpture, architecture and spatial design; enjoy the work of modernist illustrators; hear about cutting-edge apartment architecture from around the world; support creative women through music and art; and ring in spring at a Nowruz (Iranian New Year) celebration.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: take a walking tour of Compton architecture; peruse art books and party with their authors; explore the creative minds of Mid-Century architects; attend a discussion and book signing with architect Patrick Tighe; and hear this year’s Oscar-nominated production designers talk about their art.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, bliss out at Modernism Week in Palm Springs, get a ‘contact high’ at LAXART, go listen to Pentagram’s principal designer Paula Scher, attend a book discussion on the life and career of Louise Bourgeois, and explore the Bauhaus through a show of multidisciplinary artwork by László Moholy-Nagy at LACMA.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can learn how to play more even while working, join a Utopian marathon, attend the opening show of rug designs by multi-talented designer Elena Manferdini, attend an accessible art fair, and take a trip through historical Los Angeles of the mid-20th century.

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