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5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Michael Maltzan and Amy Murphy Design a Dreamscape for Expressionist Film at LACMA

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Michael Maltzan is a Los Angeles-based architect who is increasingly taking on the urban scale in architecture, most recently with his quarter-mile long One Santa Fe residential block in downtown’s arts district. Amy Murphy is an architect, professor at USC and film scholar, with an interest in “our post-apocalyptic imagination as evidenced in popular cinema.”
Amy and Michael are also partners in life, and recently joined …

Exhibits, News, Preservation Watch »

Palm Springs Architecture and Design Center Opens in Former E. Stewart Williams Bank

Posted November 6, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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A calling card for Palm Springs is its trove of modern architecture. Now that passion for design has been enshrined in a new Architecture and Design Center, opening Sunday.
The Architecture and Design Center, short for Palm Springs Art Museum: Architecture and Design Center; Edwards Harris Pavilion, is a satellite of the Palm Springs Art Museum; it is housed in a former bank designed by …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted November 3, 2014 by | 1 Comment

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Mobility, News, Speak Out »

Future of Santa Monica Airport Is Up In the Air; D and LC Explained

Posted October 30, 2014 by | 12 Comments

One of the most emotional issues in the City of Santa Monica right now is the fate of its airport. Competing measures, D and LC, on the ballot next Tuesday, aim to shape the future of the almost century-old Santa Monica Airport (SMO), whose settlement agreement between the city and the FAA is set to expire in 2015.
D is intended to preempt efforts to close the airport; …

DnA at the Movies, Production Design »

‘Birdman’ Costume and Production Designers Talk About Creating the Film’s Look

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Birdman, from director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, stars Michael Keaton as Riggan Thomson, a movie star struggling to be appreciated as director and writer of a Broadway play and to escape the shadow of his former role as an iconic super hero. It’s a theme that is familiar both in real life and on the silver screen, but one of the things that makes this movie far more powerful than a typical Hollywood mid-life …

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Lisa K. Weber, Illustrator, Taps Into Her Dark Side With Hex11

Posted October 29, 2014 by | Comments Off

Lisa K. Weber is an illustrator with a taste for the dark side. Since graduating from New York’s Parsons The New School For Design she has forged a career illustrating comic books, graphic novelizations of classic literature (including Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allen Poe), textiles and character and backgrounds for animated cartoons.
But she has tapped into her fascination with the otherworldly in her latest project Hex11, a graphic novel that is the first …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted October 27, 2014 by | 1 Comment

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5 Takeaways From Gehrygate, and Why He Might Be Right

Posted October 26, 2014 by | 2 Comments
Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry recently got caught on camera giving the middle finger to a reporter who asked how he felt about people calling his buildings showy. The blogosphere went crazy, and it was tempting to dismiss the whole thing as just so much sturm und drang in our age of gotcha-on-tape journalism. But it’s unusual for an architect to attract a Bill Maher-level of attention. …

Los Angeles in Photos »

Photographer Documents the Cast-off Sofas and Mattresses of LA

Posted October 21, 2014 by | 2 Comments

Have you ever been on a sofa safari? DnA’s Caroline Chamberlain joined L.A.-based assistant director and photographer Andrew Ward on a recent Saturday morning to hunt down our city’s abandoned sofas and mattresses. It’s part of a photo project he calls “Sofas of LA” (with the sister project Mattresses of LA).
For three hours we toured Highland Park and Silver Lake and found sofas of all …

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