5 design things to do this week

This week: explore the interplay between storytelling and building; uncover symbols and meanings in film and TV; admire Iranian fashion inspired by classic Persian poetry and architecture; shop for affordable art at a pop-up in an architect’s studio; and glimpse inside Paul R. Williams-designed homes.

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5 design things to do this week

Test your urban planning trivia knowledge; hear from leaders in LA transportation and development at SCI-Arc; relax at a dance festival in Baldwin Hills; consider what is luxury today at Flexform; and drool over 50 models of Porsche at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: get inspired by the 4th Street Bridge; admire an architect’s stunning travel photos; experience contemporary art in an airplane hangar; immerse yourself in 1930s architecture, film and fashion; and see what’s at the cutting edge of ceramic arts.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: choose DineLA restaurants for their design, learn more about the city’s effort to market surplus properties for development, admire high-tech Japanese fashion, check out sculptures of Mexican neighborhoods made of paper and cardboard, and speak out for saving LA cultural heritage sites.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: see designers pay tribute to modernist master R.M. Schindler, watch Cathy Opie’s film about an architecture-loving arsonist, bid farewell to Echo Park experimental art space Machine Project, see the work of Israel’s intergalactic sculptor Ezra Orion, and hear from the landscape architect remaking Pershing Square.

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5 design things to do this week

This week you can: hear about art and the anthropocene; see photos of dancers in a downtown parking lot; admire lost (and almost lost) LA landmarks; learn the social justice history of a Lincoln Heights church; and walk through Mike Kelley’s expansive Kandors exhibition.

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5 design things to do this week

This holiday break, you can: see Riverside Mission Inn awash in holiday lights; learn how to build a bike; check out the drawings of Russian architect Sergei Tchoban and the paintings of Seeroon Yeretzian; and catch up on the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA shows you missed.

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5 design things to do this week

This week you can: revel in Bellini’s religious paintings at the Getty; find out more about Lauren Halsey’s Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project; listen to Thelma Golden and Gary Simmons talk about their careers in art; witness the power of political posters; and learn the technique of ‘light painting’ landscape photography, by night at the Arboretum.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: admire “visual futurist” Syd Mead’s Hollywood designs; listen to architect Barbara Bestor talk about atmospheric urbanism; strut a Stratocaster at the new Fender headquarters; honor the ever-dapper graphic designer Mick Hodgson; and view the legacy of Paul R. Williams in new black and white images. You can also do a little shopping…. for Corita Kent artwork and renegade craft.

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