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“Crafting the Cocktail:” Handmade Objects for Modern Libations/Brandyn Tepper Talks

Posted February 12, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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Ever think of drinking a Martini out of wood instead of glass? Or champagne out of a ceramic cylinder? Those are some of the variants by artist-craftspeople on the accouterments of cocktail culture you’ll find at “Crafting the Cocktail: Handmade Objects and Implements for Classic and Modern Libations,” an exhibition currently on display at the Craft in America Center. Christopher Olin went for a visit, and returned both shaken and …

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Sink Or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change

Posted December 10, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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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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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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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

Posted November 3, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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Your week in design events from DnA.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted September 29, 2014 by | Comments Off
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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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