Design

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.

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

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.

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

LA and its Chief Design Officer, Christopher Hawthorne, issued a callout for low-rise housing designs aimed at middle-class and working families.

LA issues challenge to design more affordable, small-scale, middle-class housing

LA and its Chief Design Officer, Christopher Hawthorne, issued a callout for low-rise housing designs aimed at middle-class and working families.

from Greater LA

Geoffrey von Oeyen completed a dream house for his brother, only to see it destroyed by the Woolsey Fire two years ago.

LA architect rebuilds after Woolsey Fire and reflects on living in the wildland-urban interface

Geoffrey von Oeyen completed a dream house for his brother, only to see it destroyed by the Woolsey Fire two years ago.

from Design and Architecture

A few years back, developers had an idea: Take a piece of land south of the 10 freeway that was occupied by a radio station cluster, and build a 30-story, fancy glass residential…

South LA has a new luxury tower with $3100 rents. Why are there no affordable units?

A few years back, developers had an idea: Take a piece of land south of the 10 freeway that was occupied by a radio station cluster, and build a 30-story, fancy glass residential…

from Greater LA

These days it is possible for a building to be entirely clad in glass and still get top marks for environmental sustainability.

Do windows have to be tiny to be green? No. City Hall East proves it

These days it is possible for a building to be entirely clad in glass and still get top marks for environmental sustainability.

from Greater LA

In LA, designers, developers and elected officials are trying to figure out how to provide more affordable housing.

3D-printed structure in Fox Hills aims to disrupt housing design

In LA, designers, developers and elected officials are trying to figure out how to provide more affordable housing.

from Greater LA