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Coachella Getaway: Brad Dunning and Moby Talkfest in Palm Springs

Posted April 10, 2015 by | 1 Comment

If your idea of fun is listening to two droll, hip (NOT hipster) and erudite men talk about buildings, music, cities, Sci-Fi, and why L.A. is so much better than anywhere else (especially New York), then leave the crowd at Coachella on Sunday April 19 and hightail it to Palm Springs Art Museum, to hear Brad Dunning and Moby in conversation.
Brad Dunning is a designer who …

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Posted April 10, 2015 by | 0 Comments
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Disney Imagineer George Scribner Captures the Panama Canal Expansion in Paint

Posted April 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments

George Scribner is a Disney Imagineer who grew up in Panama and was schooled in the former Canal Zone.
Now he’s going back there twice-yearly for the Panama Canal Authority to paint the process of the current expansion of the canal, which is adding another set of locks to keep it competitive in an era of ever-larger container ships.
George talked to DnA about why this …

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EX MACHINA: The Perils of A.I. Delivered in Chilly Style

Posted April 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments

Ex Machina, from screenwriter-director Alex Garland, is the latest take on the perils of AI. And in the view of Bennett Stein aka The GOOD4NOTHING CONNOISSEUR, it is one of the best depictions of it so far, that left him in a “suspended state of “Zen Cocaine.”
The film — now screening at the Landmark in West LA — is also stunningly stylish, set almost entirely in …

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Send Us Your Awesome Drought-Friendly Gardens

Posted April 7, 2015 by | 0 Comments
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Send us your beautiful drought-tolerant yard pictures!

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Posted April 6, 2015 by | 0 Comments

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Set Decorator Peter Gurski Finds Sanity in Pysanky Egg Decorating

Posted April 1, 2015 by | 0 Comments
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Peter Gurski is a Los Angeles-based set decorator and interior designer who is currently working on a new TBS sitcom called Clipped.
But when Easter comes around he picks up tools and dyes and goes back to the decorating tradition he grew up with: Pysanky, the ancient Ukrainian art of egg decorating.
Read on for more on Pysanky, how to do it — without cracking an …

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Posted March 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments

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Zumthor and Mayne Trade Places: Good or Bad For LA and the Alps?

Posted March 26, 2015 by | 3 Comments

This week Angelenos got a look at the latest iteration of Swiss architect Peter Zumthor’s design for LACMA.
Meanwhile, in a tiny village in Switzerland called Vals, residents are taking in renderings of a new hotel designed by leading LA architect Thom Mayne. He is proposing a towering addition to Therme Vals, a hotel and spa complex whose spa building was designed by Peter Zumthor and is widely considered …

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Thomas Lavin Lights Up The Showroom Business

Posted March 25, 2015 by | Comments Off
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Westweek, the annual springtime showcase of interior design hosted by the showrooms of the PDC’s “Blue Whale” (the Cesar Pelli-designed building marks its fortieth birthday this year) kicks off today.
And one of its most genial hosts will be the always dandyfied Thomas Lavin, welcoming visitors since ten years to his large showroom, now displaying nearly 100 furniture, lighting and fabric lines, including the …

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