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LA Designer: Ben Medansky, Potting His Way From Arizona to Milan

Posted April 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments
Medansky installation in Milan

This week thousands of furniture, lighting and product designers and buyers are gathering in Milan for the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano. But how much does it matter to young Angeleno designers? Hear from ceramicist Ben Medansky maker of desert-inspired bowls, cups and marijuana pipes.

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A Design Buff’s Guide to the L.A. Times Festival of Books

Posted April 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Love design and books? Here’s what you should check out this weekend at the L.A. Times Festival of Books.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted April 7, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Your week in design events from DnA.

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L.A. Designer: Sean Knibb of LINE and Pot

Posted April 3, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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Sean Knibb designed the recently-opened LINE Hotel and Roy Choi’s Pot restaurant in Koreatown.

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Everything Talks 5: MOMA “Deconstructs” the Folk Art Museum

Posted April 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments

In his latest foray into the world of talking objects and buildings, Tom Saunders channels MOMA and the Folk Art Museum.

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Dying for Soccer: Should Architects Speak Out About Working Conditions in Qatar?

Posted April 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments
Qatar stadium by Zaha Hadid

Hundreds of Indian and Nepalese migrant workers have died in Qatar during construction work connected to the World Cup, and thousands more are expected to die if conditions do not improve.
Should Zaha Hadid and other architects connected to the World Cup speak out for the workers? Guy Horton and Andrea Cohen Gehring talk about the ethics and responsibilities of architects.

The awarding of the Pritzker …

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Shigeru Ban Wins The Pritzker — For Goodness or Good Architecture? With Naomi Pollock

Posted April 2, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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Shigeru Ban has been awarded the Pritzker Prize and critics have responded with delight, saying his work elegantly unites divergent trends in architecture: the creation of showy monuments for the rich, and community-based design for the poor.

So what makes Ban’s work special? Did he get the prize for goodness or good architecture or both?

Find out in this interview with Naomi Pollock.

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This Week on DnA: Shigeru Ban, Zaha Hadid and the Ethics of Architects

Posted April 1, 2014 by | 10 Comments
Paper emergency shelter for Haiti, by Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban is praised for humanitarianism; Zaha Hadid is criticized for inhumanity. What are the ethics and responsibilities of architects?

And, what do MOMA and the Folk Art Museum really think of each other?

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L.A. Designer: Ana Serrano Creates Colorful Cardboard Cities

Posted March 26, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Ana Serrano is an artist and illustrator who creates three dimensional cardboard structures that are colorful representations of city living.

She was born and raised in Los Angeles, and says she finds inspiration and beauty in the regular neighborhoods around her. Whether it’s an unabashedly visible satellite dish on an apartment building, or barbed wire twisted over a fence, she relishes those little marks of urban life that can be anathema to homeowners’ associations.

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