Design

The interior designer Paul Fortune never really had a plan when it came to his career. Quite the opposite. Unlike today’s success-oriented "kids," he says.

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When you hear the word Porsche, the phrase that comes to mind may not be ‘eco-friendly’.  But the German high performance sports car company has just released their first…

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Climate change and the threat of rising sea levels may have us thinking about the future, but for many parts of the world, that future is already here.

Kunlé Adeyemi on lessons from Lagos

Climate change and the threat of rising sea levels may have us thinking about the future, but for many parts of the world, that future is already here.

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After it opened in 1989, Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade became one of the most popular shopping destinations in the world.

Promenade 3.0 seeks to reinvigorate 'Santa Monica’s living room'

After it opened in 1989, Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade became one of the most popular shopping destinations in the world.

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Stuck in primordial ooze no more, the La Brea Tar Pits will get a much-needed makeover. Three teams are vying to design the museum's new look.

Reimagining the La Brea Tar Pits

Stuck in primordial ooze no more, the La Brea Tar Pits will get a much-needed makeover. Three teams are vying to design the museum's new look.

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The Music Center opened to the public with great fanfare in 1964, creating a central gathering place for Los Angeles’ cultural elite.   
  But it was designed to be accessed by car,…

Music Center Plaza gets a pedestrian-friendly redesign

The Music Center opened to the public with great fanfare in 1964, creating a central gathering place for Los Angeles’ cultural elite.  But it was designed to be accessed by car,…

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With the help of    Save the LA Cougars Campaign   , Caltrans has signed off on a proposed overpass for mountain lions, coyotes, and other wildlife to cross the 101 freeway in Agoura…

How does a mountain lion cross a 10-lane freeway?

With the help of Save the LA Cougars Campaign , Caltrans has signed off on a proposed overpass for mountain lions, coyotes, and other wildlife to cross the 101 freeway in Agoura…

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When the Music Center opened in 1964, it was the epicenter of Los Angeles culture. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion once hosted the Academy Awards, and it's now home to Los Angeles Opera.

The Music Center gets a $40 million makeover

When the Music Center opened in 1964, it was the epicenter of Los Angeles culture. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion once hosted the Academy Awards, and it's now home to Los Angeles Opera.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two years ago the e-scooter company Bird launched in Santa Monica.   
  Now the buzzy little dockless two-wheelers are in 100 cities and counting. And along the way have aroused…

Bird combats sustainability critiques with 'vandal-proof' Bird Two e-scooter

Two years ago the e-scooter company Bird launched in Santa Monica.  Now the buzzy little dockless two-wheelers are in 100 cities and counting. And along the way have aroused…

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Say you’ve just bought a house that needs fixing up, or you’re looking to remodel. Or maybe you’re building from the ground up.

Hiring a general contractor? Sweeten aims to ease the process

Say you’ve just bought a house that needs fixing up, or you’re looking to remodel. Or maybe you’re building from the ground up.

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The LA-based architectural photographer Tim Street-Porter has traveled the world for decades and while on assignment would snap pictures of swimming pools.

Dive into the glittering swimming pools of 'Splash'

The LA-based architectural photographer Tim Street-Porter has traveled the world for decades and while on assignment would snap pictures of swimming pools.

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What better way to enjoy a summer night in LA than at Dodger Stadium?   
  Now the owners want it to get even better. Last week Dodgers president Stan Kasten announced a $100 million…

Dodger Stadium upgrades, and the evolution of ballparks

What better way to enjoy a summer night in LA than at Dodger Stadium?  Now the owners want it to get even better. Last week Dodgers president Stan Kasten announced a $100 million…

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The Argentinian born architect César Pelli died last week at age 92, after a long career designing some of the most famous buildings in the world. In LA he made his mark with innovative, sleek, glass-skinned buildings that helped inspire a worldwide trend.

César Pelli and the art of glass skin architecture

The Argentinian born architect César Pelli died last week at age 92, after a long career designing some of the most famous buildings in the world. In LA he made his mark with innovative, sleek, glass-skinned buildings that helped inspire a worldwide trend.

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On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Hollyhock House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s first house in Southern California, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It and seven other structures were…

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Hollyhock House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s first house in Southern California, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It and seven other structures were…

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When Guo Pei started studying design in 1982, shortly after China opened up to the world, she has said no one knew that clothes were supposed to be designed.

Guo Pei’s fabulous fashion

When Guo Pei started studying design in 1982, shortly after China opened up to the world, she has said no one knew that clothes were supposed to be designed.

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Fifty years ago - on July 16, 1969 - the Apollo 11 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The launch and the moon landing a few days later marked the highpoint of the Space Age.

How the Space Age influenced Southland design and architecture

Fifty years ago - on July 16, 1969 - the Apollo 11 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center. The launch and the moon landing a few days later marked the highpoint of the Space Age.

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Famed televangelist Robert Schuller got his start preaching at a drive-in theatre and went on to build himself an all-glass church in Garden Grove designed by powerful New York…

Philip Johnson’s all-glass Crystal Cathedral, born again as Christ Cathedral, lets in less light

Famed televangelist Robert Schuller got his start preaching at a drive-in theatre and went on to build himself an all-glass church in Garden Grove designed by powerful New York…

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Can digital billboards be beautiful? Or are they a blight on the urban landscape?

'Spectacular' digital billboards coming to the Sunset Strip

Can digital billboards be beautiful? Or are they a blight on the urban landscape?

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When news broke that Jony Ive would leave Apple, where he served as the company’s design guru for 30 years, the company’s share price dropped by $9 billion.

Will Apple be less shiny without designer Jony Ive?

When news broke that Jony Ive would leave Apple, where he served as the company’s design guru for 30 years, the company’s share price dropped by $9 billion.

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This week, you can: Appreciate printmaking and finished works from Self Help Graphics & Art; revisit daydream houses from 1970s Los Angeles and what they mean today;  see how designers…

5 design things to do this week: June 24 - 30, 2019

This week, you can: Appreciate printmaking and finished works from Self Help Graphics & Art; revisit daydream houses from 1970s Los Angeles and what they mean today;  see how designers…