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5 design things to do this week from the Design & Architecture BLOG

Hear from PAO’s James Shen about China’s first architecture social enterprise; get an abstract perspective on West Coast landscape at CAAM; attend a design and architecture film festival; shop some modern objects d’art at swanky NoMad; and go to a new zine bazaar. Read More

March 12, 2018

How the Rodney King Riots changed LA architecture from the Design & Architecture BLOG

Out of the ashes of April 29, 1992, a new attitude to Los Angeles was born. Read More

April 26, 2017

This tiny house could be yours — but can you live in it? from the Design & Architecture BLOG

More and more people want to live in “tiny houses” — to escape the “debtors prison” of a 30-year mortgage, to live with less stuff or to join communities of fellow tiny house dwellers. Now this house is about to be raffled off at CAFAM. Would you live in it and would you be allowed to? Read More

March 14, 2017

Is Trump a “Conceptual Dadaist”? from the Design & Architecture BLOG

Artists and designers are resisting the Trump administration with statements from pussyhats and posters to Museum-led activism. But will this rattle a president who does not speak the same visual language — even as he takes a cue from artists in “creating an alternative reality?” Read More

February 22, 2017

5 design things to do this week from the Design & Architecture BLOG

See costumes from 2016’s best films, take a romantic tour of Metro’s station art, hear from one of the most respected jewelry makers in the field, check out rock ‘n’ roll images from the Sunset Strip, and share your thoughts on new park space in Boyle Heights and the Arts District. Read More

February 06, 2017

Does LUVE hurt or help Santa Monica? from the Design & Architecture BLOG

Downtown Santa Monica is being transformed into a dense, walkable community of mixed-use buildings attractive to young and old. But citizens living outside the urban core are angered by what they see as over-development and traffic congestion and are fighting to limit downtown’s growth. Read More

August 31, 2016

5 design things to do this week from the Design & Architecture BLOG

A conversation on “queer spaces,” a celebration of automotive design, a tour around Santa Barbara’s luscious gardens, photographs of Brazilian brutalist architecture, and a chance to hear from British designer Tom Dixon. Here are DnA’s hand-picked events for the week. Read More

July 18, 2016

To Run and Dine in L.A. from the Good Food BLOG

Though it’s no weight loss plan, we’ve logged 120 miles all over LA with our Hollywood Half Marathon training program and eaten tasty breakfast burritos, hand-pulled noodles and tiger tail donuts along the way. Read More

March 25, 2016

Inside the effort to clean up Exide’s toxic legacy from the For The Curious BLOG

On a crisp and sunny morning last weekend, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke before a crowd of Boyle Heights residents gathered at a neighborhood park. He told them that after… Read More

March 17, 2016

Boyle Heights, the land of freeways from the Design & Architecture BLOG

If you drive around the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, you’re bound to pass under or next to a freeway interchange. It’s where the 5, 10, 60 and… Read More

October 06, 2015

5 Design Things to do This Week from the Design & Architecture BLOG

Your week in design events from DnA. Read More

September 21, 2015

5 Design Things To Do This Week from the Design & Architecture BLOG

Your week in design events from DnA. Read More

March 02, 2015

CicLAvia grows up! from the For The Curious BLOG

Los Angeles is supposed to be a city where the car rules supreme and cyclists and pedestrians take a backseat to the needs of motorists. CicLAvia has an antidote to… Read More

October 02, 2014

Low riders and Chicano soul from the For The Curious BLOG

Librarian by day, social media aficionado the rest of the time, Art Meza, who was born in Echo Park before it became a paradise for artists and hipsters, started posting… Read More

March 05, 2014

Little Julian’s Secret from the Independent Producer Project BLOG

Talk to a musician, a record collector, or a fan of East LA music of the 50s and 60s, and before long they’ll bring up Little Julian Herrera. He’s a mysterious and legendary part of East LA’s musical history. He was the first Chicano R&B heartthrob, until one day he just disappeared. Some say he’s still alive out there somewhere, and they’re looking for him.

June 05, 2013

Designing and branding the Olympics from the For The Curious BLOG

The Olympic opening ceremonies, directed by filmmaker Danny Boyle, are tonight. They will include a much-anticipated parade of farm animals. In the lead-up to the Games, there has been a… Read More

July 27, 2012



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