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Imagineer Kim Irvine on a Life of Designing at Disneyland

Posted July 16, 2015 by | Comments Off
Kim Irvine

60 years ago this week, Walt Disney welcomed the first visitors to Disneyland Park, built on Orange Groves in Anaheim. To realize his vision he created a team of artists, draughtsmen, model makers, planners, architects and animators who would create the park and the rides. He called them Imagineers, a cross between imagination and engineering, and they have been kept busy ever since; the company’s 6th …

Spotted in LA »

The Labyrinths of Los Angeles

Posted July 14, 2015 by | 2 Comments

Gideon Brower explores some of the labyrinths of Los Angeles.

Art, Berlin »

Pae White Flies High In Berlin

Posted July 6, 2015 by | Comments Off

As the capital of a reunited Germany, Berlin’s population is surging each year, and every weekend also attracts thousands of partying members of the so-called “Easy Jet set” – Europeans bouncing around the continent on low-budget flights.
So it needed a new airport.
Leading German terminus architects gmp (von Gerkan, Marg and Partners) were hired and the city set to work building the Brandenburg Berlin Airport.
Flughafen Berlin …

Becoming a Biker in L.A., Berlin, Changing L.A. »

An L.A. Cyclist’s Take on Biking in Copenhagen and Berlin

Posted July 1, 2015 by | 2 Comments

I live in Los Angeles and belong to the 1% of Angelenos that regularly bikes to work. I am not a purist—I still own a car and probably will for a long time until L.A. realizes many of its ambitious transit goals. Biking in L.A. can be wonderful, but it can also be a terrifying and fragmented experience.
For the past couple of weeks I’ve …

Drought »

California Water Crisis: A Board Game That Explores the Politics of Water

Posted June 22, 2015 by | Comments Off

What would you do about the drought if you were Jerry Brown? A new 2-3 player board game by Bay Area-based graphic designer Alfred Twu allows you to play the politics of water in California.
Twu specializes in designing games that try and have fun with complex issues. Currently, he is developing one called “California Housing Crisis” that deals with San Francisco’s runaway housing costs, and he …

Design, Exhibitions, Five Design Things »

5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted June 22, 2015 by | Comments Off
Palm Capsule

Your week in Design events from DnA.

Design, Energy, L.A. Designer, LA Grows UP »

Could Affordable Eco-Housing Be in Your Backyard?

Posted June 17, 2015 by | Comments Off
Backyard BI(h)ome by UCLA Citylab and Kevin Daly Architects in Los Angeles, CA; Photo: Nico Marques / Photekt

Can LA solve its affordable housing crisis with demountable, plastic-skinned homes shared with lizards and other urban wildlife?

Five Design Things »

5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted June 15, 2015 by | Comments Off

Your week in design events from DnA.

Drones »

Is It Legal To Fly Your Drone?

Posted June 12, 2015 by | Comments Off
KCRW staffers practice flying the station's  new Phantom 2 drone at a park in West Los Angeles.  (Photo: Saul Gonzalez)

As drones become increasingly popular, the rules governing them remain murky.

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Using Drones to Help the World

Posted June 12, 2015 by | Comments Off
Photo by Alfred Grupstra via Flickr/CC

Can drones be useful tools in disaster relief?

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