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Post-Paris, Can Los Angeles Become Water Self-Sufficient?

Posted December 15, 2015 by | Comments Off
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“The historic climate agreement adopted on Saturday in Paris breaks new ground. I got chills watching the room erupt in applause, hugs, and tears, as it was finalized . . . when I stood in Paris at City Hall with Mayor Garcetti and 445 other mayors on December 4 — a better, greener, future felt possible.”
That was LA Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen, responding to the accord reached …

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5 Design Things to do This Week

Posted December 14, 2015 by | Comments Off
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See LA in old newsreels, visit Seinfeld’s famed apartment, find art and handmade objects for friends and family, and get a window onto Death Row. That’s all this week in design and architecture.

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Petersen Automotive Museum Stops Critics in Their Tracks

Posted December 9, 2015 by | Comments Off
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“When Disney Hall opened in 2003, it was hailed as “flamboyant,” “sublime,” and “exquisite.”
The new makeover of the Petersen Automotive Museum at Fairfax and Wilshire has its fans, too. But this week’s grand reopening has also been greeted with zingers like “insane,” “tasteless” and “a different kind of hideous.”
The wavy silver and red exterior seems to be a “love-it-or-hate it” kind of thing – …

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Good Grief! FOLAR’s Lewis MacAdams Makes an Album, with The Dark Bob

Posted December 9, 2015 by | Comments Off
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Lewis MacAdams is well known as the poet-advocate for the Los Angeles River, having spearheaded efforts for decades to return the river to a more pastoral state. 
But who knew he had another life as a musician?
Turns out he’s one half of a collaboration with another veteran of LA’s cultural life, The Dark Bob.
He’s the musician and multimedia artist who first made his mark in the …

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5 Design Things to do This Week

Posted December 7, 2015 by | Comments Off
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A 40th birthday party for the Triforium, a show and an auction of cool design objects, a drone convention and a tour of The Flats as seen through the lens of Jane Jacobs and the Lady of Guadalupe. Your week in design events from DnA.

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‘The Scenic Route’ Exalts the Car at the Petersen Automotive Museum

Posted December 3, 2015 by | 1 Comment
Photo by David Zaitz.

The exterior of the new Petersen Automotive Museum has Angelenos divided, some shaken, some stirred. But what about the interior?

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Why Paris Matters to LA, explained by Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen

Posted December 3, 2015 by | 1 Comment
Eiffel Tower seen from close-up is shrouded in greenery. Urban forest is part of the plan for greener cities. Photo by Frances Anderton

“The historic climate agreement adopted on Saturday in Paris breaks new ground. I got chills watching the room erupt in applause, hugs, and tears, as it was finalized. ‪Successfully implementing the agreement will require an enormous, collaborative effort from nations, cities, and subnational governments, alike. . . . when I stood in Paris at City Hall with Mayor Garcetti and 445 other mayors on December 4 — a …

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5 Design Things to do This Week

Posted November 30, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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Celebrating young architects and designers, harvesting rainwater, and a sneak peek at the new Petersen Automotive Museum. Your week in design events from DnA.

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Mobile Village: Kitchen Brings Nutrition and Good Design To Foster Kids

Posted November 25, 2015 by | Comments Off
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So often architecture is associated with pricey custom homes and fancy institutional buildings.
But many designers are also helping shape the city with pro bono work for nonprofits in less affluent neighborhoods. One in the news recently is the Campus For At-Risk Children in Watts, being designed by Frank Gehry.
And unveiled Saturday – with a celebratory Thanksgiving meal — is Mobile Village: Kitchen, designed by LA architect Deborah Richmond for Peace4Kids, a …

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5 Design Things to Do This Week

Posted November 23, 2015 by | Comments Off
’Life Is a Time-Based Medium,’ a recent piece shot near Jaipur, India PHOTO: ALEX DELFANNE, COURTESY OF HAUSER & WIRTH

A video installation of monkeys in a Hindu temple, a feast in a historic downtown cafeteria, and an art marketplace in a former karaoke studio. Your week in design events from DnA.

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