Design

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.

from Greater LA

André Leon Talley was the first Black man to serve as Vogue’s creative director, pushing for racial and gender diversity in fashion. He died Tuesday at age 73.

André Leon Talley schooled Anna Wintour in fashion, showed how clothes can transform lives

André Leon Talley was the first Black man to serve as Vogue’s creative director, pushing for racial and gender diversity in fashion. He died Tuesday at age 73.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Few things are universally recognized across the globe.

Fashion in ‘House of Gucci’ is another character, says FIDM design chief

Few things are universally recognized across the globe.

from KCRW Features

The LA Auto Show is back in action after being canceled last year due to COVID, and the spotlight has shifted from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs).

520 miles on a charge, ‘loft on wheels,’ supercomputers: LA Auto Show debuts new EVs

The LA Auto Show is back in action after being canceled last year due to COVID, and the spotlight has shifted from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs).

from Greater LA

In 49 states, a dingbat is an elementary school insult, but in California and especially LA, the term refers to a residential building with a very distinct style.

‘Architecture at its worst’: Why LA’s ‘dingbat’ apartment is both an icon and eyesore

In 49 states, a dingbat is an elementary school insult, but in California and especially LA, the term refers to a residential building with a very distinct style.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

UC Santa Barbara is planning an 11-story dorm — with mostly no windows — to house more than 4,000 students.

Windowless dorms at UCSB: Why so many people are outraged by billionaire’s design

UC Santa Barbara is planning an 11-story dorm — with mostly no windows — to house more than 4,000 students.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Next to the Arroyo Seco Parkway, just behind the Avenue 60 bridge, dozens of rooftops are visible behind a wall, surrounded by a fence and behind a security gate.

Arroyo Seco Tiny Home Village: The newest option to bring people on the streets into housing

Next to the Arroyo Seco Parkway, just behind the Avenue 60 bridge, dozens of rooftops are visible behind a wall, surrounded by a fence and behind a security gate.

from Greater LA

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

Why the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures feels like stepping into the future

“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.

Flying cars are coming to LA, but this futuristic vision may not solve today’s traffic congestion

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.

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

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