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Using Drones to Help the World

Posted June 12, 2015 by | Comments Off
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Can drones be useful tools in disaster relief?

DnA at the Movies »

Hitchcock’s Psycho Truly Terrifying When Seen in Million Dollar Theater

Posted June 11, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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Old movies in old theaters. That’s the basic premise of the Los Angeles Conservancy‘s Last Remaining Seats. And last night, they kicked off the 29th annual series at the Million Dollar Theater with a sold-out screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960).
As a typical millennial, before last night’s screening, I had only seen Psycho one other time on a laptop screen–which (shockingly!) is not a terrific way to …

Art, Design, Exhibitions »

10 Pop Art Prints from the ‘Rebel Nun’ Who Was Inspired By Andy Warhol

Posted June 9, 2015 by | Comments Off
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Corita Kent, the so-called “rebel nun” and screen printer, created a rich body of work that has garnered a cult following.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted June 8, 2015 by | Comments Off
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Your week in design events from DnA.

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Frank Gehry Still Glows: Revisits “Available Light” and Fish Lamps

Posted June 5, 2015 by | Comments Off
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At 86, the incorrigible Frank Gehry is still moving forward, with projects aplenty. But today he’s taking a breather to revisit — and update — two of his creations from the early 1980s.
Fish Story
Back in 1984 the architect introduced the world to his interest in fish, with striking lamps whose scales were made of then pioneering new Formica material Colorcore.
He updated those lamps with a new …

L.A. Designer »

Billy Kheel Creates an Adorable, Trashy LA River

Posted June 3, 2015 by | Comments Off
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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure in a new exhibit on the LA River.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted June 1, 2015 by | Comments Off
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Your week in design events from DnA.

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Chris Francis Creates Shoes Made For Gawking

Posted May 28, 2015 by | Comments Off
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Shoe designer Chris Francis explains what inspired his bold shoe designs currently on display at the Craft & Folk Art Museum.

Maps »

Disneyland’s Evolution Through Maps

Posted May 28, 2015 by | 5 Comments
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Maps of the Happiest Place on Earth show a lovely evolution of graphic design.

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