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L.A. Designer: Miriam Mulder, Architect of a City

Posted September 16, 2014 by | Comments Off
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On this DnA we talked about Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus stops, the strong public reaction to their bold design and what the debate reveals about our expectations of public space.
But the bus stops are just one project among many city beautification projects in Santa Monica that are under the supervision of Miriam Mulder, City Architect. Others include the red-staired Parking Structure #6 on 2nd Street; Tongva …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted September 15, 2014 by | Comments Off
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L.A. Designer: Jessica Fleischmann Says Cheese at Grand Central Market

Posted September 11, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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Bon Appetit Magazine recently declared Grand Central Market to be America’s 10th best new restaurant, despite the market’s near century-long existence in downtown Los Angeles. The magazine justified its choice based on the market’s mashup of exciting vendors, both old and new — from Roast to Go, the taco place that’s been around more than 50 years to the newly arrived, trendy egg sandwich spot Eggslut. 
It’s not just …

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Why Has Apple Added Marc Newson To Its Stable of New Talent?

Posted September 9, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Remember the Dish Doctor Dishrack, designed for Magis in 1997 back when plastic was still fantastic (before we knew about entire islands of the stuff ruining marine life).
It is one of many memorable designs by Australian designer Marc Newson, who has been hired to join the Apple design team, by friend and sometime collaborator Jonathan Ive, chief of design at the company.
Of all the earth-shattering news …

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Posted September 8, 2014 by | Comments Off

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9 Ways Pets Can Live A Designed Life in L.A.

Posted September 4, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Pets + design. What more do you need?

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L.A. Designer: Pam Juba and Carlie Campesi Put Doggie in The Window

Posted September 3, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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As household pets outnumber children, they are spawning a new industry of goods, services and accessories tailored to our increasingly pampered pooches and kitties.
So when Found Animals, a nonprofit founded by billionaire medic and philanthropist Gary Michelson and his wife Alya, planned Adopt & Shop, a one-stop adoption, pet accessories, doggie grooming, training and daycare center headquartered in Culver City, they challenged interior designers Carlie Campesi and Pam Juba to create a “safe …

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5 Cool Architects Compete To Design LGBT Center

Posted September 3, 2014 by | 3 Comments
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Twenty years ago many architecture firms did not want to be associated with the L.A. Gay and Lesbian center. Now it is a sought-after client that has attracted some noted firms from Los Angeles and beyond in a limited competition to design a new campus: Michael Maltzan, Frederick Fisher, Predock Frane, MAD and Leong Leong. Hear CEO Lorri Jean talk about the goals for the center, and read about the shortlisted …

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Posted September 1, 2014 by | Comments Off

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Look Down, Not Up: Ad-bearing Drones Sputter over Downtown

Posted August 28, 2014 by | Comments Off
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KCRW got tipped off that Art Center College of Design was planning a publicity stunt Thursday involving drones flying around the corporate towers on Bunker Hill. It is part of an ongoing campaign to convince unhappy human “drones,” shackled with “practical” jobs like lawyering or finance, to go back to school and study a creative trade.
The concept was for worker bees to view, through their hermetically-sealed windows, a moving …

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