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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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5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Your week in design events from DnA.

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Deborah Sussman Passes After Long And Vivid Career

Posted August 20, 2014 by | 3 Comments
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Deborah Sussman, environmental designer who created the colorful identity for the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics, has died. She was a woman with style and personality as vivid as her work.

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Keep Off The Lawn: Griffin Enright Stats Revisited

Posted August 19, 2014 by | Comments Off
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This week’s DnA asked why the Slide The City for downtown Los Angeles has become the target of drought-shaming while millions of gallons go unchallenged on other forms of potable water-based entertainment. The show talked about comparative use of water in LA’s archetypal pleasure places including swimming pools, water parks, golf courses and even restaurants.

But it didn’t get into the other big water-guzzler, the Socal lawn.

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L.A. Designer: Josh Abarbanel on “Seeing Life”

Posted July 16, 2014 by | Comments Off
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What do you do if you yearn for nature in our digital age?
In the case of artist and digital media professor Joshua Abarbanel you find a way to unite the two, most recently in See Life, an exhibition of bas-reliefs at Hinge Parallel Gallery in Culver City that are inspired by “biological, botanical, and geological structures,” conceived in the computer and cut by a CNC milling …

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L.A. Designer: A “Collective” Creates “Competing Utopias”

Posted July 9, 2014 by | 3 Comments
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Six LA curators and filmmakers attached to the Culver City-based Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War and the Neutra VDL House in Silverlake who came together as a “collective” to curate an exhibit that explores Modernity in the Cold War-era East and West and asks, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, how were they different and how were they similar?

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On The Road: Driven By The Pleasure of Architecture

Posted May 16, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Every new generation of designers wants to make its own mark. And for ambitious young architects that can be tricky in a profession that tends not to kick off for most practitioners until they reach their 40s. . . unless they create their own venues to showcase their work.
Read about On The Road, here.

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Concours d’Elegance: Cars in all Their Glory at Greystone Mansion

Posted May 7, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Reinventing The Wheel will consider the future of mobility of LA and whether the mass transit, two-wheelers and self-driving cars — that are all part of our patchwork of tomorrow’s transit options — can exert the same allure as the car did, before gridlock, characterless styling and climate change.
Meanwhile, KCRW’s Tom Schnabel, has been checking out some gorgeous cars that once ruled the road. He reports from Beverly Hills; Concours d’Elegance.

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