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L.A. Designer: Alex McDowell and Students “World-Build” New Island City

Posted October 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Production designer and teacher Alex McDowell has been working with students, architects, movie and game designers and many others on the creation of an island city named Rilao, a fantastical hybrid of Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles. What would an LA/Rio fusion look and sound like? What is the point of the project?

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Posted October 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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NYC Subway Standards Reissue Sets High Standard for Kickstarter Campaigns

Posted October 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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A Kickstarter Campaign reissues NYC’s iconic Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual.

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Everything Talks: Lawns

Posted October 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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What did the green lawn say to the brown lawn during a historic drought?

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L.A. Designer: Scott Johnson Explains Why New Skyscrapers Look The Way They Do

Posted October 1, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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This week we learned that tall buildings in Los Angeles no longer need to have “flat tops,” the rooftop helipads, mandated for fire safety reasons since 1974, that resulted in few helicopter rescues and a downtown of mostly uninspired, stumpy towers. Ending that rule means the shackles are off for developers and designers wanting L.A. to join other world cities in the race to build the shapeliest skyscrapers.
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L.A. Designer: Jessica Fleischmann Says Cheese at Grand Central Market

Posted September 11, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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Bon Appetit Magazine recently declared Grand Central Market to be America’s 10th best new restaurant, despite the market’s near century-long existence in downtown Los Angeles. The magazine justified its choice based on the market’s mashup of exciting vendors, both old and new — from Roast to Go, the taco place that’s been around more than 50 years to the newly arrived, trendy egg sandwich spot Eggslut. 
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