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

Posted December 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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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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Sink Or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change

Posted December 10, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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How are people building in the face of rising seas? That’s the topic of Sink Or Swim: Designing For a Sea Change, an exhibition about “resilient” architecture from adaptation for survival through to visionary plans for the future. It’s a story that’s been told through dramatic imagery by photographers including Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes, Jonas Bendiksen, Paula Bronstein and Monica Nouwens, as well as unbuilt plans. The exhibition was curated …

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L.A. Designer: Louise Sandhaus’ New Book Shows California Graphic Design As Riot of Creativity

Posted December 10, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Louise Sandhaus’s new book is an eye-popping history of California graphic design.

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Jenny Wu’s 3D Printed Jewelry Debuts in Miami

Posted December 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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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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Alex Earle, Car Designer Who Has Built an Homage to the “Monster”

Posted November 26, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Alex Earle is a car designer currently working at Volkswagen/Audi’s design studio in Santa Monica. A native of Salt Lake City, he moved to California to study car design at Art Center, and stayed. While working his day job, he decided he needed a manageable design project: building his own motorbike! He’d fallen in love with Monster, the bestselling Ducati motorbike designed by Miguel Angel …

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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 | 1 Comment
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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 | Comments Off
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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 | Comments Off
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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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