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So often architecture is associated with high price custom homes and fancy institutional buildings.
But many designers are also helping shape the city with pro bono work for nonprofits in less affluent neighborhoods. One in the news recently is the Campus For At-Risk Children in Watts being designed by Frank Gehry.
And unveiled Saturday – with a celebratory Thanksgiving meal — is Mobile Village: Kitchen, designed by LA architect Deborah Richmond for …
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Among those killed in last Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris was Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old industrial design student from Cal State Long Beach who was in France as part of a foreign exchange program at the Strate School of Design in Paris.
The study of design is one that demands commitment, dedication and skills in numerous areas — and a joy in creativity.
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Our schizophrenic feelings towards mass transit may be because despite all the problems presented by the car, it still represents personal freedom and mobility. And in the event you’d forgotten that feeling, look no further than a very intriguing film called “No More Road Trips?” It’s one of two movies made by veteran film archivist Rick Prelinger that will screen in Los Angeles this …
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Tyrone Drake was fed by the Black Panthers when he was a child growing up in Oakland, California. Now he is a graphic designer and teacher at Art Center College of Design and he has re-visualized the Panthers’ Ten-Point Plan, for an exhibition opening this weekend.
Changing L.A., Design »
Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles is getting a makeover – and Rem Koolhaas’ firm OMA, Morphosis, Mia Lehrer, Rios Clementi Hale, wHY Architecture, Peter Walker and James Corner Field Operations are among ten semi-finalists announced today.
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If you love interior design – like a carefully-crafted table, lamp or sculpture, or the sleek surfaces of new kitchen counters – then chances are you’re already planning to visit the WestEdge Design Fair, running Oct. 22-25 at Santa Monica’s Barker Hanger.
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As the Halloween-industrial complex ramps up and our attentions turn to costume parties and trick-or-treating, Hollywood is cranking out a barrage of TV shows like Bates Motel, iZombie and Scream Queens, and movies like Goosebumps and Crimson Peak. It’s all very spooky and fun, but the show that delivers the biggest chills is American Horror Story. The fifth season premiered last week on FX. Each season of the creepy horror drama is set in a …
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“There are eight million stories in the naked city,” as they say, and many find themselves written into our buildings, which are the mute expressions of their makers, their time and the forces of economics and politics. Sometimes those forces produce buildings generally accepted to be “beautiful.” Mostly, the results are fairly banal, or downright “ugly.”
Wendy Gilmartin is an architect and writer who studies, tours and finds the charm in the ugly, …
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Twenty years ago advertising mogul Jay Chiat came up with a radical notion for the workplace.
“He consigned the concept of private space to the scrap heap of office history — desks, filing cabinets, family photos, and all,” wrote Fast Company. “Instead, workers were given cell-phones, PowerBooks, and the freedom to be creative whenever and wherever the spirit moved them.”
“In place of a traditional office, Chiat …
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For the past four years, developer/restaurateur/filmmaker Andrew Meieran has been fielding two questions more than any others. When will Clifton’s reopen? And will there still be Jell-O?
Well, answers to both have finally arrived. Er, sort of.
This past Tuesday was supposed to be the grand public opening but it has been delayed a few days, reportedly due to Meieran’s “perfectionism.” But while you wait …