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Local Designers Devote Collection to Coachella Fashion

Posted April 16, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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Local designers Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall of For Love and Lemons create a festival line dedicated to looks for Coachella and other festivals for later this year.

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Remembering Leonard Aube, a Maker of Civic Space

Posted April 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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Remembering Leonard Aube, the executive director of the Annenberg Foundation, who brought many civic amenities to L.A.

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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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5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Disney Imagineer George Scribner Captures the Panama Canal Expansion in Paint

Posted April 8, 2015 by | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off
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Send us your beautiful drought-tolerant yard pictures!

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted April 6, 2015 by | Comments Off

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Set Decorator Peter Gurski Finds Sanity in Pysanky Egg Decorating

Posted April 1, 2015 by | Comments Off
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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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