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Could Affordable Eco-Housing Be in Your Backyard?

Posted June 17, 2015 by | 0 Comments
Backyard BI(h)ome by UCLA Citylab and Kevin Daly Architects in Los Angeles, CA; Photo: Nico Marques / Photekt

Can LA solve its affordable housing crisis with demountable, plastic-skinned homes shared with lizards and other urban wildlife?

Art, Design, Exhibitions »

10 Pop Art Prints from the ‘Rebel Nun’ Who Was Inspired By Andy Warhol

Posted June 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments

Corita Kent, the so-called “rebel nun” and screen printer, created a rich body of work that has garnered a cult following.

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Billy Kheel Creates an Adorable, Trashy LA River

Posted June 3, 2015 by | 0 Comments

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure in a new exhibit on the LA River.

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Chris Francis Creates Shoes Made For Gawking

Posted May 28, 2015 by | Comments Off
Chris Francis at work

Shoe designer Chris Francis explains what inspired his bold shoe designs currently on display at the Craft & Folk Art Museum.

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Filmmaker James Cameron Creates Solar ‘Sun Flowers’ to Power Muse School

Posted May 21, 2015 by | Comments Off
Solar Sunflower from front

Director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron discuss the new solar Sun Flowers that the filmmaker designed for their childrens’ school.

L.A. Designer, Public Space »

Cliff Garten Opens “Heart of Compassion” in Koreatown

Posted May 13, 2015 by | Comments Off
Los Angeles Opens Its Hearts of Compassion, designed by Cliff Garten

Artist Cliff Garten has a new public sculpture open at The Vermont in Koreatown.

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“Crochet Coral Reef” Melds Art and Math to Highlight Plight of Living Reefs

Posted May 6, 2015 by | Comments Off
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A new book by Margaret and Christine Wertheim shows how art and math can go hand-in-hand in an explosion of colorful crocheted coral reefs.

Design, LA Grows UP, Speak Out »

Don’t Weep For The Lawn: Your Drought-Friendly Gardens Reveal The Yard as Personal Art Statement

Posted May 5, 2015 by | Comments Off
Erin Riley

Last week DnA’s Frances Anderton ran into a Hancock Park homeowner who bemoaned the fact he has to get rid of his lawn, asking what could take its place and preserve the loveliness of his Cape Cod-style house.
I assured him there are so many wonderful options, and that in fact, this is an opportunity for him to get creative, and create a personal statement …

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