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Thom Mayne Shares His Plans For “Next Generation Case Study” on the Bradbury Site

Posted January 21, 2015 by | 2 Comments
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Preservationists and Ray Bradbury fans were shocked when the late author’s former home in Cheviot Hills was suddenly torn down. And design buffs were bemused when the perpetrators turned out to be architect Thom Mayne and his wife Blythe Alison-Mayne. But it turns out they have plans for the site that might have piqued the late futurist’s interest.

Thom Mayne is principal of the architectural firm Morphosis, and …

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As Highland Park Changes, a Gas Station Becomes a Park

Posted January 14, 2015 by | 0 Comments
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A new park replacing a defunct gas station coincides with the rapid transformation of Highland Park.

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Chen Man: Fashion Photographer, Artist and Poster Child For the Post-1980 Chinese

Posted January 7, 2015 by | 0 Comments
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One of the darlings of Chinese fashion and photography is making a mark on Los Angeles. But her work offers a fascinating window onto contemporary China.
This past Tuesday evening a spillover crowd — of largely youthful, fashion-conscious Asians and Asian-Americans — jammed the gallery of the venerable L.A. Louver Gallery in Venice for an appearance by the 34-year old Chinese superstar of fashion and art …

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Will Building Boom Again in Havana, Cuba?

Posted December 17, 2014 by | Comments Off
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What will normalizing relations between Cuba and the U.S. mean for buildings in Havana?

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Can you Save The World as you Spend? A Look at Social Entrepreneurship

Posted December 16, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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DnA marked the holiday season with a look at values-based capitalism, with advice on holiday gifts that support a good cause (below), interviews with social entrepreneurs Scott Martin and Jeff Denby, and a look at how you sort out the “good” from the “sounds good” now that social entrepreneurship is a booming trend.
If you walk the aisles of Whole Foods this holiday season you’ll find stands dedicated …

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Landscape Designer “Scotty Claus” And His Elves Put Life into the Christmas Tree Tradition

Posted December 16, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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DnA talks to the founder of The Living Christmas Company, a Southland business that rents out living trees during the holiday season.

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8 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about Christmas Trees

Posted December 16, 2014 by | Comments Off
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The Christmas tree smell means the tree is dying and other fun facts.

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Honoring a beloved professor with a passion for type

Posted December 11, 2014 by | Comments Off
The late professor Leah Hoffmitz with one of her students at Art Center

Leah Hoffmitz Milken had taught typography and graphic design at Art Center College and Design for over 20 years when she passed away at the age of 61 after a long illness.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted December 8, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Your week in design events from DnA.

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Jenny Wu’s 3D Printed Jewelry Debuts in Miami

Posted December 3, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Jenny Wu heads to Miami to participate in Aqua Art Miami and sell her architectural jewelry line.

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