Design

Every year, thousands converge on an Anaheim backyard to see one man's re-creation of Disneyland, complete with model railroad replicas of the park's trains.

from KCRW Features

The southbound 101 freeway in Agoura Hills will be closed nightly for the next few weeks — as Caltrans continues building a massive wildlife bridge.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Expansions of The Broad museum and the Colburn School represent investments in the arts on Grand Ave. Neither design is oriented toward drivers or parking.

Museums, concerts, and no driving? Grand Ave enters new era

Expansions of The Broad museum and the Colburn School represent investments in the arts on Grand Ave. Neither design is oriented toward drivers or parking.

from KCRW Features

LA City Council officials have announced plans to eliminate traffic lanes, widen sidewalks, and add bike and bus lanes to a three-mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard.

Hollywood Boulevard: Expect more room for cyclists, walkers, buses

LA City Council officials have announced plans to eliminate traffic lanes, widen sidewalks, and add bike and bus lanes to a three-mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The designer Iris Apfel, known for her elaborate personal style, died last week at age 102. Author and photographer Ari Seth Cohen talks about her legacy.

‘She was just like living art’: Remembering style icon Iris Apfel

The designer Iris Apfel, known for her elaborate personal style, died last week at age 102. Author and photographer Ari Seth Cohen talks about her legacy.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A Malibu mansion and a humble home in Ventura have something in common: Their carbon emissions are net-zero. Is this the next trend in home building?

Zero-carbon homes exist. Can you really live in one?

A Malibu mansion and a humble home in Ventura have something in common: Their carbon emissions are net-zero. Is this the next trend in home building?

from KCRW Features

The 366-foot-tall Vegas entertainment orb known as Sphere is drawing crowds for its U2 residency. West Hollywood and Santa Monica are exploring building similar structures.

Vegas Sphere inspires offshoots in LA

The 366-foot-tall Vegas entertainment orb known as Sphere is drawing crowds for its U2 residency. West Hollywood and Santa Monica are exploring building similar structures.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In 2016, Highland Park’s Judson Studios took on a years-long effort to create the world’s largest stained glass window. It’s chronicled in the new documentary “Holy Frit.”

Tiny LA studio makes the world’s biggest stained glass window

In 2016, Highland Park’s Judson Studios took on a years-long effort to create the world’s largest stained glass window. It’s chronicled in the new documentary “Holy Frit.”

from Greater LA

New furniture is often made with cheap , flimsy materials, even those from West Elm and Restoration Hardware. Where can consumers find reliable, affordable options?

How furniture became the new fast fashion

New furniture is often made with cheap , flimsy materials, even those from West Elm and Restoration Hardware. Where can consumers find reliable, affordable options?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"I look at the tortilla and work with its natural texture. It becomes a collaboration where the tortilla may suggest things."

Joe Bravo is more than just the world's greatest tortilla artist

"I look at the tortilla and work with its natural texture. It becomes a collaboration where the tortilla may suggest things."

from Good Food

Tortilla packages don't generally get the same design love as potato chips but with this year's Tortilla Tournament contenders, the tide may be turning.

From basic to baroque, here's the best (and the worst) in tortilla package design

Tortilla packages don't generally get the same design love as potato chips but with this year's Tortilla Tournament contenders, the tide may be turning.

from Good Food

For the first time since 2012, renowned text artist Jenny Holzer is back in LA – and her new LED pieces feature AI-generated text.

AI-generated text feels poetic in Jenny Holzer’s new art show

For the first time since 2012, renowned text artist Jenny Holzer is back in LA – and her new LED pieces feature AI-generated text.

from Greater LA

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s annual showcase of mid-career grant recipients returns for the first time since the pandemic.

Emerging LA artists shine in new exhibition at Barnsdall Art Park

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s annual showcase of mid-career grant recipients returns for the first time since the pandemic.

from Greater LA

LA’s iconic hillside stilt houses have been destroyed in many disaster movies, but in real life, they offer residents a thrilling perch in the clouds.

LA’s stilt houses attract disaster film directors, peace-seeking residents

LA’s iconic hillside stilt houses have been destroyed in many disaster movies, but in real life, they offer residents a thrilling perch in the clouds.

from Greater LA

Sophie Donelson looks at modern kitchens, leaving plenty of wiggle room for comfort and realistic living.

Have we hit peak kitchen porn? Here’s some better (and more realistic) options

Sophie Donelson looks at modern kitchens, leaving plenty of wiggle room for comfort and realistic living.

from Good Food

In separate exhibitions, artists Suchitra Mattai and Acaye Kerunen create powerful images of their ancestors and their visions of the future by weaving colorful fabrics, fibers, and…

These artists weave together a vibrant celebration of women of color

In separate exhibitions, artists Suchitra Mattai and Acaye Kerunen create powerful images of their ancestors and their visions of the future by weaving colorful fabrics, fibers, and…

from Greater LA

Since 1923, LA’s Roman-inspired stadium has hosted key moments in U.S. history, including Olympic Games, plus visits from international luminaries and U.S. presidents.

‘Nothing was going to be impossible’: The vision behind 100-year-old LA Coliseum

Since 1923, LA’s Roman-inspired stadium has hosted key moments in U.S. history, including Olympic Games, plus visits from international luminaries and U.S. presidents.

from Greater LA

Across from LA City Hall, a vacant lot has signs that boast, “Good things are coming!” The signs have been there for a decade. What’s going on?

‘Good things are coming?’ Likely not at this empty lot in DTLA

Across from LA City Hall, a vacant lot has signs that boast, “Good things are coming!” The signs have been there for a decade. What’s going on?

from Greater LA

Artist Sarah Rosalena’s new show “Standard Candle” focuses on women’s uncredited work that explores the cosmos and Native American traditions.

‘Standard Candle’ focuses on space, scientific progress, women’s work

Artist Sarah Rosalena’s new show “Standard Candle” focuses on women’s uncredited work that explores the cosmos and Native American traditions.

from Greater LA

Joshua Tree resident Andrea Zittel has crafted personal uniforms for herself since the early 1990s. A new exhibit at the Regen Projects showcases 48 handmade garments.

Wearing the same thing daily helps you find freedom: Andrea Zittel

Joshua Tree resident Andrea Zittel has crafted personal uniforms for herself since the early 1990s. A new exhibit at the Regen Projects showcases 48 handmade garments.

from Greater LA