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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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“My name is Nohemi Gonzalez and I feel very fortunate to have found Design so early in my life”

Posted November 18, 2015 by | 2 Comments
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Among those killed in last Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris was Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old industrial design student from Cal State Long Beach who was in France as part of a foreign exchange program at the Strate School of Design in Paris.

The study of design is one that demands commitment, dedication and skills in numerous areas — and a joy in creativity.

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Turning inspiration into action at the Skirball

Posted November 18, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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As we enter the holiday season of giving, many of us think about how we can donate our time and money in a meaningful way. A new exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center aims to introduce visitors to people and organizations attempting to tackle issues of human rights and poverty around the world. And when people leave the galleries, they will be encouraged to …

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Does CES Matter More to Car Companies Than the Auto Show?

Posted November 18, 2015 by | Comments Off
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Guess who will be the keynote speaker at the Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas in January, 2016? Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors.
The high billing of the CEO of one of the world’s largest auto companies indicates just how important CES has become to carmakers as vehicles become ever “smarter” and more “connected” to the cloud. But where does it leave the LA Auto Show, opening this …

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Time’s Running Out to get KCRW T-Shirt by The Noun Project

Posted November 16, 2015 by | Comments Off
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A few months back DnA met Edward Boatman and Sofya Polyakov (above), the creators, with Scott Thomas, of The Noun Project. That’s a web site and app that aggregates, catalogs and curates pictograms created and uploaded by designers from all over the world, for use by anyone that wishes to download them.
Now they’ve created this T-shirt to support KCRW, featuring black and white line drawings of some of LA’s architectural icons, including …

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5 Design Things to Do This Week

Posted November 16, 2015 by | Comments Off
Rendering of ActionLab section of "A Path Appears" at the Skirball. Courtesy C&G Partners.

Learning from Olympics past, envisioning a future without water, and the latest in automotive technology. Your week in design events from DnA.

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LA County’s first bike-sharing program comes to Santa Monica

Posted November 11, 2015 by | 3 Comments
Santa Monica Breeze Bikes at a station at Cloverfield and Broadway. Photo by Avishay Artsy.

Thursday, Nov. 12 is a big day for local cyclists.
The city of Santa Monica plans to unveil its much-anticipated bike-sharing program – the first of its kind in Los Angeles County.
Five hundred bikes will be docked at about 80 different hubs across Santa Monica, and parts of Venice. You sign up online or through an app, which shows you where available bikes are parked. You …

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The Future Is Now — DIEM: Talks Design

Posted November 10, 2015 by | Comments Off
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Do you like going to talks but wish the chairs could be more comfortable? Then come out Friday, November 13, for DIEM: Talks Design.
This is a day of discussions about some current issues relating to design that takes place every year in the showrooms of the West Hollywood Design District. It is curated this year by Mallery Roberts Morgan, with DnA’s Frances Anderton, and it’s free and …

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Exploring lost landscapes with Rick Prelinger

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Beany's Drive-In Restaurant in Long Beach, from "Lost Landscapes of Los Angeles"

Our schizophrenic feelings towards mass transit may be because despite all the problems presented by the car, it still represents personal freedom and mobility. And in the event you’d forgotten that feeling, look no further than a very intriguing film called “No More Road Trips?” It’s one of two movies made by veteran film archivist Rick Prelinger that will screen in Los Angeles this …

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5 Design Things to Do This Week

Posted November 9, 2015 by | Comments Off
J.B. Blunk "Untitled," acrylic on redwood panel, c. 1990. In J.B. Blunk's handmade house.

Design debates in West Hollywood, sculpting wood with a chainsaw, and lost landscapes of LA in cinema. Your week in design events from DnA.

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