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Eames Anthology by Daniel Ostroff Holds Lessons for Designers and Hollywood Storytellers

Posted April 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments
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An Eames Anthology, edited by Daniel Ostroff, is the first-ever anthology of Charles and Ray Eames’ writings.

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Fitzsu Makes Their Business an Art Project

Posted April 22, 2015 by | 0 Comments
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Fitz and Su of Fitzsu explain their design business concept that has evolved in the age of e-commerce.

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Vincent Lamouroux Whitewashes Palm Trees in Projection

Posted April 21, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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An art project by Vincent Lamouroux whitewashes a hotel and it’s neighboring palm trees in Silver Lake.

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Local Designers Devote Collection to Coachella Fashion

Posted April 16, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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Local designers Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall of For Love and Lemons create a festival line dedicated to looks for Coachella and other festivals for later this year.

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Coachella Getaway: Brad Dunning and Moby Talkfest in Palm Springs

Posted April 10, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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If your idea of fun is listening to two droll, hip (NOT hipster) and erudite men talk about buildings, music, cities, Sci-Fi, and why L.A. is so much better than anywhere else (especially New York), then leave the crowd at Coachella on Sunday April 19 and hightail it to Palm Springs Art Museum, to hear Brad Dunning and Moby in conversation.
Brad Dunning is a designer who …

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Disney Imagineer George Scribner Captures the Panama Canal Expansion in Paint

Posted April 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments
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George Scribner is a Disney Imagineer who grew up in Panama and was schooled in the former Canal Zone.
Now he’s going back there twice-yearly for the Panama Canal Authority to paint the process of the current expansion of the canal, which is adding another set of locks to keep it competitive in an era of ever-larger container ships.
George talked to DnA about why this …

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Set Decorator Peter Gurski Finds Sanity in Pysanky Egg Decorating

Posted April 1, 2015 by | 0 Comments
Pysanky eggs; photo courtesy Pergolina.com

Peter Gurski is a Los Angeles-based set decorator and interior designer who is currently working on a new TBS sitcom called Clipped.
But when Easter comes around he picks up tools and dyes and goes back to the decorating tradition he grew up with: Pysanky, the ancient Ukrainian art of egg decorating.
Read on for more on Pysanky, how to do it — without cracking an …

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Thomas Lavin Lights Up The Showroom Business

Posted March 25, 2015 by | Comments Off
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Westweek, the annual springtime showcase of interior design hosted by the showrooms of the PDC’s “Blue Whale” (the Cesar Pelli-designed building marks its fortieth birthday this year) kicks off today.
And one of its most genial hosts will be the always dandyfied Thomas Lavin, welcoming visitors since ten years to his large showroom, now displaying nearly 100 furniture, lighting and fabric lines, including the …

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Gail Kennard Makes the Case for Saving Parker Center

Posted March 19, 2015 by | 3 Comments
Gail Kennard

Gail Kennard is the daughter of the late Robert Kennard, an African-American architect who practiced in Los Angeles from 1957 until his death in 1995, and she is now president of the Kennard Design Group.

Kennard is also a member of the Cultural Heritage Commission and has joined with her fellow commissioners in supporting efforts to stop the demolition of the 1955 Parker Center LAPD headquarters, designed by Welton Becket.

Why?

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Rose La Grua Makes Beige Sparkle on Los Angeles Fashion Week Runway

Posted March 11, 2015 by | Comments Off
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Notwithstanding the influx of fashion world glitterati for the Tom Ford runway show staged in L.A. on Oscars weekend, noone will claim that Los Angeles Fashion Week is on a par with those of the world’s fashion capitals.
But for young local designers like Rose La Grua, the disparate series of runway shows, presentations and parties of Fashion/Week/LA offer the chance to showcase work in a less competitive environment …

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