A life in objects, with Joel Chen

Joel Chen is one of the most respected, and incurable, antiques and decorative arts dealers in Los Angeles. Next month some of his prize pieces go on sale at Christie’s auction house. Joel and his daughter Bianca talk about their life in objects (no Depeche Mode posters allowed!), and how the Internet has changed the industry.

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5 design things to do this week

Test your urban planning trivia knowledge; hear from leaders in LA transportation and development at SCI-Arc; relax at a dance festival in Baldwin Hills; consider what is luxury today at Flexform; and drool over 50 models of Porsche at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: get inspired by the 4th Street Bridge; admire an architect’s stunning travel photos; experience contemporary art in an airplane hangar; immerse yourself in 1930s architecture, film and fashion; and see what’s at the cutting edge of ceramic arts.

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