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Everything Talks: Lawns

Posted October 7, 2014 by | Comments Off

What did the green lawn say to the brown lawn during a historic drought?

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This Week on DnA: New Rules for CA Buildings and Plastic Bags, Activating Malibu Beaches and the LA River Through Play

Posted July 2, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Did you know that California is on a par with Europe when it comes to energy-efficiency in its buildings? That’s the view of Buro Happold‘s Julian Parsley, who explains the state’s new California Building Energy Efficiency standards. . .  and why designers and their clients rushed to file projects with planning departments before the rules take effect.
LA.’s river and many of its Malibu beaches have …

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Everything Talks: Who Killed The Plastic Bag?

Posted July 1, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Large supermarket chains in Los Angeles are banned from bagging food in plastic bags. Starting July 1st that rule applies to mom-and-pop grocery stores as well.
This has paper and reusable bags feeling very pleased with themselves, as we learn from an episode of Everything Talks that takes place in the line of a Wholefoods store, written and performed for DnA by Tom Saunders. Shockingly, …

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Everything Talks 5: MOMA “Deconstructs” the Folk Art Museum

Posted April 2, 2014 by | Comments Off

In his latest foray into the world of talking objects and buildings, Tom Saunders channels MOMA and the Folk Art Museum.

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Test Your Artistic Compass; Bill Kleiman Explains Art Fairs (Paramount Ranch, ALAC, LA Art Book Fair this weekend)

Posted January 31, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Paramount Ranch, Art Los Angeles Contemporary and the LA Art Book Fair this weekend; before that Photo LA and LA Art Fair. That’s five art-related fairs in just over a month. So which ones matter? And why so many? DnA gets an explainer from Bill Kleiman.

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This Week on DnA: The Fight to Save an Ice Rink, and a Liveable LA, in an Age of “Her;” McMansion V Megamansion in Everything Talks

Posted January 21, 2014 by | 3 Comments
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Angelenos fight to save an ice rink, as rising land values threaten quality of life, and Planet Granite responds. LA natives and urban critics debate the emerging LA of ‘Her.’

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Everything Talks: A McMansion is Upstaged — by a Megamansion

Posted January 21, 2014 by | 2 Comments

On Everything Talks, a McMansion finds itself upstaged — by a MegaMansion.

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Everything Talks 3: Two Bikes

Posted November 20, 2013 by | 3 Comments

On this ‘Everything Talks,’ Two bicycles, one a brakeless “fixie,” the other a 27-speed Felt Verza City Bike, butt heads after they collide on the streets of New York.

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On This Week’s DnA: Mobility Changes in the Capital of the Car — Planning the Hyperloop; Everything Talks: Two Bikes Talk

Posted November 20, 2013 by | 2 Comments

The L.A. Auto Show has arrived in town, but does it have the buzz it once did? As Angelenos trade in cars for bikes, buses and trains, DnA looks at the changing nature of mobility in the capital of the automobile. Listen to the entire show here. Above, the Honda FCEV Concept car.

The broadcast explores how the hydrogen fuel cell car is having its …

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Everything Talks: Vitamix 6300 and Rancilio Silvia

Posted October 16, 2013 by | Comments Off

Everything Talks is a series created for DnA by comedy writer Tom Saunders in which we learn what our objects really think.
In this episode we are in the kitchen and find ourselves listening to two appliances: a cool Rancilio Silvia espresso machine and a peppy newcomer to the counter, a Vitamix 6300.
Last month we heard an Eames Lounge Chair and Le Corbusier’s LC3 Grand sofa bicker …

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