Design

“You can really feel the circular forms of the building. You feel like you are setting foot inside a spaceship.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Flying cars are coming to LA, possibly as early as 2023.

from Greater LA

A multi-million dollar grant will expand Judy Baca’s iconic mural called “The Great Wall of Los Angeles” and invest in the area surrounding it.

With $5 million grant, Judy Baca’s ‘The Great Wall of LA’ mural will grow from 2700 feet to 1 mile

A multi-million dollar grant will expand Judy Baca’s iconic mural called “The Great Wall of Los Angeles” and invest in the area surrounding it.

from Greater LA

Pico Boulevard just may be the hardest working street in Los Angeles.

What’s in a street name? These people on Pico Blvd have a lot in common with Pio Pico

Pico Boulevard just may be the hardest working street in Los Angeles.

from Greater LA

The LA Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) offers intensive after-school music training to high schoolers in areas lacking arts education, and for 14 years, they’ve held…

YOLA’s new building in Inglewood is meant to be a cultural anchor for the city, says Mayor James T. Butts

The LA Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) offers intensive after-school music training to high schoolers in areas lacking arts education, and for 14 years, they’ve held…

from Greater LA

The LA Tourism and Convention Board recently updated the town’s official logo for the first time in almost a decade.

Branding aficionado on LA’s new logo: Sunny, optimistic, easily sketchable

The LA Tourism and Convention Board recently updated the town’s official logo for the first time in almost a decade.

from KCRW Features

Downtown LA’s Tower Theatre officially became the site of a new Apple store on June 24.

Apple takes over DTLA’s historic Tower Theatre after decades of vacancy

Downtown LA’s Tower Theatre officially became the site of a new Apple store on June 24.

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Since the pandemic, restaurants have taken over curbside parking for outdoor eating, and some streets have been closed to traffic. Might these changes be permanent, and what could U.S.

Does the pandemic mean long-term revitalization of downtown LA and other public spaces?

Since the pandemic, restaurants have taken over curbside parking for outdoor eating, and some streets have been closed to traffic. Might these changes be permanent, and what could U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA-based artist Stacy Michelson decided a few years ago to illustrate every episode of Good Food for an entire year. Her food drawings are bright, colorful, and a lot of fun.

‘Eat This Book’: LA artist Stacy Michelson brings her unique drawings and fun food facts to new book

LA-based artist Stacy Michelson decided a few years ago to illustrate every episode of Good Food for an entire year. Her food drawings are bright, colorful, and a lot of fun.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A stroll through Hollywood history reveals over 100 years of boulevard branding.

What’s in a street name? Hollywood Blvd is torn between its historic past and economic future

A stroll through Hollywood history reveals over 100 years of boulevard branding.

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Eli Broad died Friday at age 87.

Eli Broad wanted to turn LA’s Grand Avenue into France’s Champs-Élysées, says Carolina Miranda

Eli Broad died Friday at age 87.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In Los Angeles County, more than 66,000 people live on the streets, in their cars, or in shelters.

Creating tiny homes for unhoused Angelenos: Moral, financial and aesthetic questions

In Los Angeles County, more than 66,000 people live on the streets, in their cars, or in shelters.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In her new book, Stacy Michelson reveals that Americans eat more avocados on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day, and mochi ice cream was invented in LA.

‘Eat This Book’: LA artist Stacy Michelson brings her unique drawings and fun food facts to new book

In her new book, Stacy Michelson reveals that Americans eat more avocados on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day, and mochi ice cream was invented in LA.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A nearly 30-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe is headed back to Palm Springs.

Forever Marilyn’ statue is returning to Palm Springs, but some locals aren’t welcoming it

A nearly 30-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe is headed back to Palm Springs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dale Allen-Rowse says over the past year, sales of his patterns went way up, he's been teaching virtual classes nationwide, and he's developing a craft show.

Quilting Cowboy’s pandemic year: developing a craft show with men in mind

Dale Allen-Rowse says over the past year, sales of his patterns went way up, he's been teaching virtual classes nationwide, and he's developing a craft show.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Online sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic, and so have the mountains of packaging that protect those orders in transit.

Wasted: Packaging design students grapple with the environmental impact of their work

Online sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic, and so have the mountains of packaging that protect those orders in transit.

from Greater LA

Kieran Wright has been spending his pandemic creating small scale replicas of LA’s most historic and quintessential businesses.

Artist Kieran Wright creates palm-sized pieces of LA history

Kieran Wright has been spending his pandemic creating small scale replicas of LA’s most historic and quintessential businesses.

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In the age of Zoom, some people may be self-conscious about what their rooms say about them. That bookshelf in the background better be stocked with Shakespeare and classic literature.

Professionals can help curate your bookshelves so you look more erudite on Zoom

In the age of Zoom, some people may be self-conscious about what their rooms say about them. That bookshelf in the background better be stocked with Shakespeare and classic literature.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW’s Greater LA looks back at the year with its regular contributors.

2020 in review: Southern California restaurants, art, climate and news

KCRW’s Greater LA looks back at the year with its regular contributors.

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KCRW looks at how much LA taxpayers are funding low-income housing, and whether that money is being put to good use. The latest idea: tiny homes.

8 x 8 foot home for Angelenos experiencing homelessness? Each costs LA up to $130,000, reporting finds

KCRW looks at how much LA taxpayers are funding low-income housing, and whether that money is being put to good use. The latest idea: tiny homes.

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