Design

The 5,000-square-foot Hollyhock House in East Hollywood was renovated during COVID, and on August 18, it’ll reopen to the public.

from Greater LA

Street racers have performed stunts, donuts, and burnouts on the 6th Street Viaduct, drawing the attention of the LAPD and national news outlets.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hundreds of millions of birds die annually from colliding with buildings. In LA, some animal advocates want to see architectural designs that are safer for avian inhabitants.

Birds are dying by flying into buildings. Can architects solve the problem?

Hundreds of millions of birds die annually from colliding with buildings. In LA, some animal advocates want to see architectural designs that are safer for avian inhabitants.

from Greater LA

For its 100th anniversary, the secluded San Simeon retreat of publisher William Randolph Hearst is celebrating architect Julia Morgan with a new tour.

Hearst Castle salutes groundbreaking architect Julia Morgan

For its 100th anniversary, the secluded San Simeon retreat of publisher William Randolph Hearst is celebrating architect Julia Morgan with a new tour.

from Greater LA

Tejal Rao explores the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into shokuhin sampuru, the food replicas often seen outside of casual Japanese restaurants.

Explore craftsmanship of Japan’s fake food

Tejal Rao explores the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into shokuhin sampuru, the food replicas often seen outside of casual Japanese restaurants.

from Good Food

Actor Dennis Hopper and his wife, Brooke Hayward, became the nexus of art and film during 1960s LA. They’re the focus of a new book called “Everybody Thought We Were Crazy.”

Dennis Hopper and Brooke Hayward’s marriage and art reflected 1960s LA

Actor Dennis Hopper and his wife, Brooke Hayward, became the nexus of art and film during 1960s LA. They’re the focus of a new book called “Everybody Thought We Were Crazy.”

from Greater LA

A newly installed arch over Beverly Boulevard, designed by Eliseo Silva, proudly welcomes people to Historic Filipinotown. It’s titled “Talang Gabay: Our Guiding World.”

Talang Gabay: Historic Filipinotown arch is testament to Asian immigrants

A newly installed arch over Beverly Boulevard, designed by Eliseo Silva, proudly welcomes people to Historic Filipinotown. It’s titled “Talang Gabay: Our Guiding World.”

from Greater LA

Business is booming for a maker of the prefab homeless shelters known as tiny homes. Can a company banking on homelessness also help alleviate it?

Tiny home company cashes in on the homelessness crisis

Business is booming for a maker of the prefab homeless shelters known as tiny homes. Can a company banking on homelessness also help alleviate it?

from Greater LA

Julia Morgan designed California's iconic Hearst Castle, and hundreds of her buildings have survived earthquakes. She’s the focus of a new book by Victoria Kastner.

Love Hearst Castle? Thank trailblazing architect Julia Morgan

Julia Morgan designed California's iconic Hearst Castle, and hundreds of her buildings have survived earthquakes. She’s the focus of a new book by Victoria Kastner.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA salons are specializing in textured hair now more than ever. Does this mean the natural hair movement is here to stay?

No more ‘taming’ Black or Brown hair. LA salons ditch Euro beauty standards

LA salons are specializing in textured hair now more than ever. Does this mean the natural hair movement is here to stay?

from Greater LA

“Common Ground” is a ceramics project involving raw material from all 50 states, plus D.C. and the five U.S. territories.

‘Common Ground’: This ceramicist wants to unite Americans over meals

“Common Ground” is a ceramics project involving raw material from all 50 states, plus D.C. and the five U.S. territories.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Dune,” “Cruella” and “West Side Story” are some of the Academy Award nominees for Best Costume Design featured at the FIDM exhibit.

‘Cruella’ and ‘Dune’ dresses, Marvel hero suits are stars of FIDM’s Oscars exhibit

“Dune,” “Cruella” and “West Side Story” are some of the Academy Award nominees for Best Costume Design featured at the FIDM exhibit.

from KCRW Features

The iconic Sixth Street Viaduct, connecting Boyle Heights and downtown Los Angeles, is being replaced by a dramatic new one, set to open in fall 2022.

LA’s new Sixth Street Viaduct: An icon weaving the city together

The iconic Sixth Street Viaduct, connecting Boyle Heights and downtown Los Angeles, is being replaced by a dramatic new one, set to open in fall 2022.

from Greater LA

Using period fabrics, two quilters pieced together The Legacy Quilt, part of the Museum of Food and Drink’s exhibit “African/American: Making the Nation’s Table.”

Legacy Quilt: 406 squares of African American influence in US cuisine

Using period fabrics, two quilters pieced together The Legacy Quilt, part of the Museum of Food and Drink’s exhibit “African/American: Making the Nation’s Table.”

from Good Food

Tory DiPietro’s new neon art installation is lighting up the 3rd Street tunnel in downtown LA with rainbow colors and her love for Los Angeles.

Tory DiPietro’s neon rainbow is a beacon of hope in LA’s 3rd St. tunnel

Tory DiPietro’s new neon art installation is lighting up the 3rd Street tunnel in downtown LA with rainbow colors and her love for Los Angeles.

from Greater LA

Would you rather visit an airport or the dentist? It’s a toss-up for many, but Zocalo columnist Joe Mathews says Palm Springs has the anecdote for our travel nightmares.

Why Palm Springs Airport is pandemic economic success story

Would you rather visit an airport or the dentist? It’s a toss-up for many, but Zocalo columnist Joe Mathews says Palm Springs has the anecdote for our travel nightmares.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Sunday’s Super Bowl takes place at the $5 billion SoFi Stadium. KCRW learns what makes the venue unique, and the design choices architects made while building it.

Why SoFi bucks the design trend of stadiums, reps good architecture

Sunday’s Super Bowl takes place at the $5 billion SoFi Stadium. KCRW learns what makes the venue unique, and the design choices architects made while building it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW previews Frieze, Felix, and Spring Break art fairs that are returning to LA the weekend of February 17.

Preview LA’s biggest art weekend: Frieze, Felix, Spring Break fairs

KCRW previews Frieze, Felix, and Spring Break art fairs that are returning to LA the weekend of February 17.

from Greater LA

Design curator and writer Corinne Mynatt became fascinated with objects she found at flea markets and began researching their history and function.

Tools of the trade: New book explores the design and history of kitchen implements

Design curator and writer Corinne Mynatt became fascinated with objects she found at flea markets and began researching their history and function.

from Good Food

With Omicron, many offices resemble ghost towns again, and questions emerge about the future of in-person work. It’s especially true in Culver City.

Return to office or stay on screens? Omicron makes work uncertain

With Omicron, many offices resemble ghost towns again, and questions emerge about the future of in-person work. It’s especially true in Culver City.

from Greater LA