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Chen Man: Fashion Photographer, Artist and Poster Child For the Post-1980 Chinese

Posted January 7, 2015 by | Comments Off
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One of the darlings of Chinese fashion and photography is making a mark on Los Angeles. But her work offers a fascinating window onto contemporary China.
This past Tuesday evening a spillover crowd — of largely youthful, fashion-conscious Asians and Asian-Americans — jammed the gallery of the venerable L.A. Louver Gallery in Venice for an appearance by the 34-year old Chinese superstar of fashion and art …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted January 5, 2015 by | Comments Off

Your week in design events from DnA.

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DnA’s 2014 Gift Guide for Procrastinators

Posted December 22, 2014 by | Comments Off

Gift ideas for the design-oriented procrastinator.

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Will Building Boom Again in Havana, Cuba?

Posted December 17, 2014 by | Comments Off

What will normalizing relations between Cuba and the U.S. mean for buildings in Havana?

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Can you Save The World as you Spend? A Look at Social Entrepreneurship

Posted December 16, 2014 by | 1 Comment
Wholefoods Gifts that Give Back

DnA marked the holiday season with a look at values-based capitalism, with advice on holiday gifts that support a good cause (below), interviews with social entrepreneurs Scott Martin and Jeff Denby, and a look at how you sort out the “good” from the “sounds good” now that social entrepreneurship is a booming trend.
If you walk the aisles of Whole Foods this holiday season you’ll find stands dedicated …

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Landscape Designer “Scotty Claus” And His Elves Put Life into the Christmas Tree Tradition

Posted December 16, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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DnA talks to the founder of The Living Christmas Company, a Southland business that rents out living trees during the holiday season.

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8 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about Christmas Trees

Posted December 16, 2014 by | Comments Off

The Christmas tree smell means the tree is dying and other fun facts.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted December 15, 2014 by | Comments Off

Your week in design events from DnA.

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Honoring a beloved professor with a passion for type

Posted December 11, 2014 by | Comments Off
The late professor Leah Hoffmitz with one of her students at Art Center

Leah Hoffmitz Milken had taught typography and graphic design at Art Center College and Design for over 20 years when she passed away at the age of 61 after a long illness.

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Sink Or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change

Posted December 10, 2014 by | 2 Comments

How are people building in the face of rising seas? That’s the topic of Sink Or Swim: Designing For a Sea Change, an exhibition about “resilient” architecture from adaptation for survival through to visionary plans for the future. It’s a story that’s been told through dramatic imagery by photographers including Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes, Jonas Bendiksen, Paula Bronstein and Monica Nouwens, as well as unbuilt plans. The exhibition was curated …

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