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DnA Goes Camping. . . On the L.A. River?

Posted June 6, 2014 by | Comments Off
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The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of the L.A. River
The L.A. River was once the lifeblood of civilization in Southern California. But it became a forgotten concrete flood control channel in the 20th century after its erratic flooding threatened communities and as the Owens Valley eclipsed the river as a water source. The river was fortified in tons of concrete, and largely abandoned …

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L.A. Designer: Jimmy Marble on Living Together in L.A.

Posted June 4, 2014 by | Comments Off

Jimmy Marble is an Echo Park-based artist and filmmaker whose mural “It’s Great We All Get To Live In Los Angeles Together” is currently on display on 6th Street in downtown as part of the rotating mural series curated by The Standard Hotel. Jimmy talks to DnA about drawing from art history, why it’s harder for an artist to capture optimism than gloom, and how LA transformed him from being “a pretentious early twenties kid.”

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Robert Brunner of Ammunition: The Secret Weapon Behind Beats Headphones

Posted June 3, 2014 by | 1 Comment

In all the talk surrounding the Apple-Beats $3 billion deal, people generally agree that Apple has purchased that elusive thing called “cool,” namely the headphones that have achieved the same must-have status as Apple products themselves, not to mention, from some, the same criticism: high design, high price.
And behind those cool headphones lies a person, specifically Robert Brunner, founder and head of Ammunition design …

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This Week on DnA: Apple Buys Beats; But Who Designed the $3B Brand? With Robert Brunner, Barbara Bestor, Bianca Bosker

Posted June 3, 2014 by | 3 Comments
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Apple has bought Beats for three billion dollars. What did they buy exactly? A lot of style for starters. We’ll hear from the designers behind the image.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted June 2, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Your week in design events from DnA.

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LA Designer: Onna Ehrlich and Joel Bell, Designing and Making In Inglewood

Posted May 28, 2014 by | 4 Comments
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There is always a new frontier in LA and currently it might be Inglewood. The revival of the LA Forum, and the start this year of construction on both the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line and the former Hollywood Park (being turned into a mix of parks and residences); these on top of a vaunted arts district are indicators that Inglewood is on the rise.
One …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted May 26, 2014 by | Comments Off

Your week in design events from DnA.

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When Can We Expect To Get Wifi on the Train, and Other Questions Raised by the Helms “Mobility” Event

Posted May 23, 2014 by | 3 Comments
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This past Sunday, more than 500 bicyclists, frustrated car drivers and transportation visionaries came to KCRW’s Reinventing the Wheel at the Helms Bakery District.
What was seen, said — and left unanswered — at the event?

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L.A. Designer: Mia Lehrer, Shaping The City Through Public Space

Posted May 21, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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The green fingerprints of landscape architect Mia Lehrer are over many notable public spaces in Los Angeles, including the Annenberg Beach House, Vista Hermosa Park, Dodger Stadium, the masterplanning of Hollywood Park and the LA River, which takes another step towards habitability with the opening of its summer rec season. Mia talks to DnA about shaping LA though landscape.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week (and Memorial Day Weekend)

Posted May 19, 2014 by | Comments Off

Your week in design events from DnA.

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