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Ma Yansong Seeks Harmony With Nature in Museum for George Lucas; Residential Building in Beverly Hills

Posted November 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Chinese architect Ma Yansong discusses his design for the new George Lucas Museum and his philosophy of blending nature with civilization.

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KILLSPENCER: Designing Bags “Proudly Handcrafted in Los Angeles”

Posted November 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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KILLSPENCER is a Silver Lake-based leather goods company. DnA spoke to the founder, Spencer Nikosey, about starting his company from scratch.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted November 10, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Your week in design events from DnA.

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Michael Maltzan and Amy Murphy Design a Dreamscape for Expressionist Film at LACMA

Posted November 6, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Michael Maltzan is a Los Angeles-based architect who is increasingly taking on the urban scale in architecture, most recently with his quarter-mile long One Santa Fe residential block in downtown’s arts district. Amy Murphy is an architect, professor at USC and film scholar, with an interest in “our post-apocalyptic imagination as evidenced in popular cinema.”
Amy and Michael are also partners in life, and recently joined …

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Palm Springs Architecture and Design Center Opens in Former E. Stewart Williams Bank

Posted November 6, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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A calling card for Palm Springs is its trove of modern architecture. Now that passion for design has been enshrined in a new Architecture and Design Center, opening Sunday.
The Architecture and Design Center, short for Palm Springs Art Museum: Architecture and Design Center; Edwards Harris Pavilion, is a satellite of the Palm Springs Art Museum; it is housed in a former bank designed by …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted November 3, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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Your week in design events from DnA.

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Lisa K. Weber, Illustrator, Taps Into Her Dark Side With Hex11

Posted October 29, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Lisa K. Weber is an illustrator with a taste for the dark side. Since graduating from New York’s Parsons The New School For Design she has forged a career illustrating comic books, graphic novelizations of classic literature (including Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allen Poe), textiles and character and backgrounds for animated cartoons.
But she has tapped into her fascination with the otherworldly in her latest project Hex11, a graphic novel that is the first …

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In ‘Transparent’ the Characters and Houses Have Complex Identities

Posted October 21, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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Warning, Spoilers below!
The new dramatic comedy series Transparent from Amazon Studios written and directed by Jill Soloway has received widespread acclaim for its portrayal of Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor), a transgender woman, as she comes out to her family and grapples with the aftermath of her revelation. The show is largely about coming to terms with one’s identity, one that is both new and familiar at …

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

Posted October 15, 2014 by | Comments Off
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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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NYC Subway Standards Reissue Sets High Standard for Kickstarter Campaigns

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

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