5 design things to do this week

This week: hear local authors discuss The Big Sleep’s gritty depiction of LA, join designers considering privacy and privatization in Echo Park, talk about whether LA’s development is balancing growth and quality, play tennis at a stunning architectural landmark, and catch Hockney’s 82 portraits at LACMA before it closes.

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5 design things to do this week

This week: explore the interplay between storytelling and building; uncover symbols and meanings in film and TV; admire Iranian fashion inspired by classic Persian poetry and architecture; shop for affordable art at a pop-up in an architect’s studio; and glimpse inside Paul R. Williams-designed homes.

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A life in objects, with Joel Chen

Joel Chen is one of the most respected, and incurable, antiques and decorative arts dealers in Los Angeles. Next month some of his prize pieces go on sale at Christie’s auction house. Joel and his daughter Bianca talk about their life in objects (no Depeche Mode posters allowed!), and how the Internet has changed the industry.

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5 design things to do this week

Test your urban planning trivia knowledge; hear from leaders in LA transportation and development at SCI-Arc; relax at a dance festival in Baldwin Hills; consider what is luxury today at Flexform; and drool over 50 models of Porsche at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

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