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You Know You Are on the Westside When. . . You Get a “Complete Green Street”

Posted February 7, 2013 by | Comments Off
Spring Street Parklets

You know you’re on the Eastside when. . . “The hipster in the skinny jeans and ironic mustache falls off his fixie bike and spills his bag of kale and heirloom lentils.” This, from Nathan Korman of Venice, was one of many witty responses to our Eastside Westside Throwdown that aired on WWLA , was covered on Which Way LA’s blog, and took on a life of …

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Ambition Wins at 6th Street Bridge, Writes FOLAR’s Alex Ward

Posted October 19, 2012 by | Comments Off
Sixth Street Bridge

The City of Los Angeles, with Caltrans, has been looking for a team to design its replacement 6th Street Viaduct. Now they have picked the winner.
DnA has followed this competition since its inception, seeing in it the potential for LA to make not only an architecturally significant piece of infrastructure (who doesn’t gasp at a really amazing bridge!), but also a piece of urban design that will …

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From a Home in Culver City to a Warehouse in Atwater Village: New Venues for Old Music

Posted May 15, 2012 by | 4 Comments

On today’s DnA, Thomas Aujero Small talked about the upcoming production of Don Giovanni (with sets by Frank Gehry, costumes by Rodarte, the subject of this DnA). We taped our conversation in his back yard at his home in Culver City, while awaiting the start of a performance by players from The Nimbus Ensemble (Garik Terzian plays cello in photo, right, by Jean-Claude Demirdjian). They …

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Sonic Trace: A KCRW Design Challenge

Posted May 15, 2012 by | 13 Comments
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Are You a Designer? A Builder? An Architect? A Visionary?
Sonic Trace Wants Your Ideas
 
Sonic Trace? It is a new media project and radio series, produced in partnership with AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio. A direct result of KCRW’s Indpendent Producer Project, Sonic Trace , brings you stories that explore the three age-old questions about community and immigration — ¿Por qué te fuiste? …

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Last Few Days Of Hedi Slimane Show at MOCA: Fashion “Confused With” Art?

Posted January 18, 2012 by | 11 Comments

At the end of his review of ”Best in Art” in 2011 review, LA Times art critic Christopher Knight wrote that in his view the ”worst development” of the year was  “the institutional confusion of fashion with art.” This after the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” show at the Met attracted over 660,000 people, making it their eighth most well-attended show, ever.
Clearly MOCA is not daunted by such a charge, …

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Hanging By a String

Posted January 13, 2012 by | 3 Comments
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If you’re like me, you probably didn’t know that the largest collection of puppets in the country is right here in Southern California, in a nondescript back building of a church on Fair Oaks avenue in Pasadena, where it shares space with the church’s weekly AA meeting. And if you didn’t know that then you also wouldn’t know that it’s probably not going to …

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John Neuhart, Charles and Ray Eames and Living in a Modern Way

Posted September 20, 2011 by | 7 Comments

Sad news last night that John Neuhart,  longtime Eames office members designer and writer of books about the Eames, passed yesterday.
This happens on the eve of a show celebrating the Eames – Eames Words, co-designed by Deborah Sussman who in an interview just last week recalled the spontaneous parties on the beach for which John and Marilyn Neuhart would design the invites.
Deborah is a guest …

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“Every child is an artist:” ARkidECTURE + design WORKSHOP

Posted August 18, 2011 by | Comments Off

Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Tapping into children’s instinctive artistry, A+D Museum, currently exhibiting Rethink LA, has also joined forces with veteran LA environmental design firm Sussman/Prezja to host what sounds like a fabulous design workshop for kids. It’s called   ’MUSEUM OF ME’ ARkidECTURE + design WORKSHOP and takes place this Saturday at …

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Looking back at Dwell on Design 2011: Views From The Floor

Posted July 14, 2011 by | 1 Comment

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In the blogosphere everything is supposed to be instant, but for those who do not mind reflecting on an event after the fact, here is Sunil Rampersad’s photo-essay of this year’s …

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Looking Back at Dwell on Design 2011: The Presentations

Posted July 14, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Ed shows off his public transportation, TAP card.
Sunil Rampersad also reviewed the presentations at DOD.
One of my favorite moments of DOD 2011 did not even happen at the conference. On my way there the Blue line wasn’t running and commuters had to take a shuttle bus. As the bus I was on was about to leave who should hurry on but Ed Begley Jr., …

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