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Thom Mayne Shares His Plans For “Next Generation Case Study” on the Bradbury Site

Posted January 21, 2015 by | 2 Comments
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Preservationists and Ray Bradbury fans were shocked when the late author’s former home in Cheviot Hills was suddenly torn down. And design buffs were bemused when the perpetrators turned out to be architect Thom Mayne and his wife Blythe Alison-Mayne. But it turns out they have plans for the site that might have piqued the late futurist’s interest.

Thom Mayne is principal of the architectural firm Morphosis, and …

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Craig Raines Brings ‘Arroyo Funk’ to Highland Park

Posted January 14, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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Meet the man bringing parks and ‘arroyo funk’ to LA.

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Chen Man: Fashion Photographer, Artist and Poster Child For the Post-1980 Chinese

Posted January 7, 2015 by | 0 Comments
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One of the darlings of Chinese fashion and photography is making a mark on Los Angeles. But her work offers a fascinating window onto contemporary China.
This past Tuesday evening a spillover crowd — of largely youthful, fashion-conscious Asians and Asian-Americans — jammed the gallery of the venerable L.A. Louver Gallery in Venice for an appearance by the 34-year old Chinese superstar of fashion and art …

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DnA’s 2014 Gift Guide for Procrastinators

Posted December 22, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Gift ideas for the design-oriented procrastinator.

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

Posted December 16, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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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 | 1 Comment
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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 | Comments Off
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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 | Comments Off
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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 | Comments Off
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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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