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LA Designer: Alexis Rochas and Andreas Froech of

Posted April 16, 2014 by | 2 Comments

Alexis Rochas of and Andreas Froech of Machineous have joined forces in a meeting of “structure” and “skin.” They have just built Lightweaver at Coachella; read this interview with DnA for their views on “mirage architecture” and their ambitions for highly efficient and experimental buildings of the future.

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The Seder Plate: A Canvas for Contemporary Design and Values

Posted April 16, 2014 by | 1 Comment
Futura seder plate by Jonathan Adler

The seder plate has for centuries been a vehicle for artists to express religious devotion through beautification; Avishay Artsy explores how contemporary seder plate design reflects the evolving nature of the seder dinner itself.

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Rudolph Schindler’s Only Church is Resurrected

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Schindler Church today, photo by Robert Mace

Architecture enthusiasts and members of the Faith-Build International community are rejoicing in the re-opening of the Bethlehem church on Compton Avenue, designed in the mid-1940s by Modernist pioneer Rudolph Schindler. But did Schindler, a progressive thinker, come to design this radical church in that location at that time?

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Is Coachella an Art Museum for the 21st Century?

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In times past, Coachella was only about the music but the huge art installations are increasingly central to the total experience, so much so that one designer calls music festivals the “art museums of the 21st century.” Hear all about it in this segment with Jason Bentley, Alexis Rochas and Andreas Froech.

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This Week on DnA: The Art of Ritual: Coachella, Passover, a Schindler Church

Posted April 16, 2014 by | 1 Comment
Lightweaver by day by Alex Pieros

The worship of higher beings has traditionally inspired the beautification of objects and buildings, and today’s show looks at today’s variations on that impulse — installations at Coachella, the artistry of seder plates and the resurrection of a Rudolph Schindler-designed church in South Los Angeles — as spring brings its explosion of seasonal rituals.

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LA Designer: Ben Medansky, Potting His Way From Arizona to Milan

Posted April 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments
Medansky installation in Milan

This week thousands of furniture, lighting and product designers and buyers are gathering in Milan for the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano. But how much does it matter to young Angeleno designers? Hear from ceramicist Ben Medansky maker of desert-inspired bowls, cups and marijuana pipes.

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A Design Buff’s Guide to the L.A. Times Festival of Books

Posted April 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Love design and books? Here’s what you should check out this weekend at the L.A. Times Festival of Books.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted April 7, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Your week in design events from DnA.

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L.A. Designer: Sean Knibb of LINE and Pot

Posted April 3, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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Sean Knibb designed the recently-opened LINE Hotel and Roy Choi’s Pot restaurant in Koreatown.

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

Posted April 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments

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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