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LA was once a destination for people who wanted to get away from crowded East Coast cities.

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COVID-19 is keeping a lot of people at home, basically twiddling their hopefully sanitized thumbs. Maybe it’s time to learn a craft?

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As hospitals, clinics and other community organizations face a shortage of masks during the COVID-19 outbreak, homebound sewers have stepped up to help, from DIY crafters to fashion…

Do handsewn face masks protect against coronavirus?

As hospitals, clinics and other community organizations face a shortage of masks during the COVID-19 outbreak, homebound sewers have stepped up to help, from DIY crafters to fashion…

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In 1992, Peter Loughrey founded Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), specializing in 20th Century design and art. The first piece he ever auctioned was a Frank Lloyd Wright window.

Peter Loughrey, founder of Los Angeles Modern Auctions, leaves us at 52

In 1992, Peter Loughrey founded Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), specializing in 20th Century design and art. The first piece he ever auctioned was a Frank Lloyd Wright window.

In a normal year, many Angeleno designers and showroom owners would be packing their bags soon to head to Milan for Salone del Mobile, the massive furniture fair.

With spring design fairs and travel on hold, LA designers get creative with constraints

In a normal year, many Angeleno designers and showroom owners would be packing their bags soon to head to Milan for Salone del Mobile, the massive furniture fair.

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Senate Bill 50 was the polarizing housing bill that proposed overriding local zoning in order to increase density around transit.

Redesigning the American dream of home ownership for LA’s ‘missing middle’

Senate Bill 50 was the polarizing housing bill that proposed overriding local zoning in order to increase density around transit.

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Would you choose to rent or own a condo in a multifamily building, or own a single family home?

Redesigning the California dream

Would you choose to rent or own a condo in a multifamily building, or own a single family home?

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In Leimert Park,    Destination Crenshaw    is a 1.3 mile-long open-air, linear museum that features permanent and temporary art celebrating black life and culture.

Destination Crenshaw plays into fears about gentrification in LA

In Leimert Park, Destination Crenshaw is a 1.3 mile-long open-air, linear museum that features permanent and temporary art celebrating black life and culture.

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The Ahmanson Foundation has donated $130 million worth of art to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), but they won’t be doing that anymore.

LACMA loses Ahmanson Foundation support as it undergoes redesign

The Ahmanson Foundation has donated $130 million worth of art to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), but they won’t be doing that anymore.

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Paula Benson says she is “a nightmare to watch a film with.”

Paula Benson, movie design detective

Paula Benson says she is “a nightmare to watch a film with.”

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Coming up: Learn about the Afro-Latin homes and culture in early Los Angeles; see Elizabeth Gahan's embellished photos capturing the soul of LA architecture; mingle with ceramics by…

5 design things to do Feb 27 - Mar 4

Coming up: Learn about the Afro-Latin homes and culture in early Los Angeles; see Elizabeth Gahan's embellished photos capturing the soul of LA architecture; mingle with ceramics by…

Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima’s digital installations are on view at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. “I'm very interested in this life and death dynamic.

Miyajima’s LED art illuminates the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima’s digital installations are on view at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. “I'm very interested in this life and death dynamic.

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Pae White has two new giant installations at the Beverly Center. One features more than 900 twisted neon tubes, and the other has more than 70,000 pieces of colorful glazed tiles.

LA artist Pae White gives Beverly Center a facelift

Pae White has two new giant installations at the Beverly Center. One features more than 900 twisted neon tubes, and the other has more than 70,000 pieces of colorful glazed tiles.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

See art take over the Lovell House; celebrate the people and spaces of old Hollywood Park; help save the very un-Soviet styled Melnikov House; hear about "crazy creative" Asian…

5 design things to do: Feb 20 - 26

See art take over the Lovell House; celebrate the people and spaces of old Hollywood Park; help save the very un-Soviet styled Melnikov House; hear about "crazy creative" Asian…

The Plaza Historic District, or El Pueblo Historical Monument, is the oldest section of the city.

A dedication of the newest phase of downtown LA's historic walkway

The Plaza Historic District, or El Pueblo Historical Monument, is the oldest section of the city.

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The Influence of Sunset Magazine in California and the West 
  
  Sunset magazine was launched in 1898 by the Southern Pacific Railroad to lure Easterners to California. In the late…

Sunset Magazine: “The Bible of Western Living”

The Influence of Sunset Magazine in California and the West Sunset magazine was launched in 1898 by the Southern Pacific Railroad to lure Easterners to California. In the late…

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After years teaching and designing on paper, architect Daniel Libeskind built his first building at age 53. It was an instant game-changer: the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Daniel Libeskind is at the ‘Edge of Order’

After years teaching and designing on paper, architect Daniel Libeskind built his first building at age 53. It was an instant game-changer: the Jewish Museum Berlin.

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Several art fairs are happening in LA this weekend. Frieze LA is back for its second year at Paramount Studios.

So many LA art fairs, so little time

Several art fairs are happening in LA this weekend. Frieze LA is back for its second year at Paramount Studios.

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent home along Miracle Mile has a redesign in store. But it’s drawn criticism.

Art world is conflicted over LACMA’s redesign

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent home along Miracle Mile has a redesign in store. But it’s drawn criticism.

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At Desert X Al Ula, artist Lita Albuquerque found the experience a joy and the critics "myopic." She said, “The structure of politics is something else, but the people are amazing."

Lita Albuquerque ‘comes alive’ at Desert X Saudi Arabia

At Desert X Al Ula, artist Lita Albuquerque found the experience a joy and the critics "myopic." She said, “The structure of politics is something else, but the people are amazing."

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