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Mobile Village: Kitchen Brings Nutrition and Good Design To Foster Kids

Posted November 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments

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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“My name is Nohemi Gonzalez and I feel very fortunate to have found Design so early in my life”

Posted November 18, 2015 by | 7 Comments
Nohemi Articulating Cube Demo 04,png

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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Exploring lost landscapes with Rick Prelinger

Posted November 10, 2015 by | 0 Comments
Beany's Drive-In Restaurant in Long Beach, from "Lost Landscapes of Los Angeles"

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 Redesigns the Black Panthers’ Ten-Point Plan

Posted November 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments

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.

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Semi-finalists Selected for Pershing Square Renew

Posted October 27, 2015 by | 3 Comments
Yellow Structure in Pershing Square, photo Avishay Artsy

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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Troy Hanson curates WestEdge Design Fair

Posted October 20, 2015 by | Comments Off
A folding table and walnut chair from Carl Hansen.

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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The designer behind “American Horror Story: Hotel” and its creepy setting

Posted October 14, 2015 by | Comments Off

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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Wendy Gilmartin Loves LA’s Ugly Buildings

Posted October 8, 2015 by | 1 Comment
Wendy Gilmartin; photo, Frances Anderton

“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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Patrick Marston Brings “Abbot’s Dream” to Google

Posted September 30, 2015 by | 1 Comment

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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Clifton’s Cafeteria Opening, Sort of, Almost

Posted September 24, 2015 by | 2 Comments
Yes, there is Jell-O

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 …

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