Design

LA has a lot of stairs hidden in hilly nooks and crannies. For many Angelenos, they can get you to where you need to be.

from Greater LA

TikTok has transformed our culture by creating a space that makes it easy for all users to use, says LA Times columnist Carolina Miranda.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mel’s Drive-in Restaurant in Santa Monica features retro futuristic architecture known as Googie.

Replay: Googie architecture: All eyes are on Mel’s Drive-in at end of Route 66

Mel’s Drive-in Restaurant in Santa Monica features retro futuristic architecture known as Googie.

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After the pandemic led to financial troubles, Downey’s float returns this year to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.

‘Bee Inspired’: Downey returns to Rose Parade after years of money troubles

After the pandemic led to financial troubles, Downey’s float returns this year to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.

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British artist David Hockney has a new exhibition at the LA Louver gallery in Venice. It includes rich paintings of nature, all created on an iPad.

Using an iPad as a canvas: A tour of David Hockney’s new exhibit

British artist David Hockney has a new exhibition at the LA Louver gallery in Venice. It includes rich paintings of nature, all created on an iPad.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two art shows in LA might look like your kitchen after Thanksgiving. One features decaying ceramic fruits and vegetables, the other has topsy-turvy flower arrangements.

‘The Fruit Vendor,’ ‘Arrangements’: LA art shows dig into power of perception

Two art shows in LA might look like your kitchen after Thanksgiving. One features decaying ceramic fruits and vegetables, the other has topsy-turvy flower arrangements.

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William Kentridge is best known for his charcoal illustrations and unique animation style, where he draws a picture, films it, makes changes by erasing and redrawing.

William Kentridge’s family fought apartheid. It influences his work today

William Kentridge is best known for his charcoal illustrations and unique animation style, where he draws a picture, films it, makes changes by erasing and redrawing.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. is shifting towards electric cars, and some gas stations are preparing now by building charging ports. But the transition is financially tough.

How will gas stations change as US moves toward electric vehicles?

The U.S. is shifting towards electric cars, and some gas stations are preparing now by building charging ports. But the transition is financially tough.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Hollywood Forever cemetery held its annual Dia de los Muertos celebration on Saturday. The event features altars that must be built in 24 hours.

Dia de los Muertos: Hollywood cemetery becomes space to grieve, heal

The Hollywood Forever cemetery held its annual Dia de los Muertos celebration on Saturday. The event features altars that must be built in 24 hours.

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Every year, Angelenos transform their homes into spine-chilling Halloween displays. SoCal Haunt List catalogs hundreds you can visit for free — if you dare.

LA homes transform into wickedly creative Halloween haunts

Every year, Angelenos transform their homes into spine-chilling Halloween displays. SoCal Haunt List catalogs hundreds you can visit for free — if you dare.

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In “Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles,” Frances Anderton tracks a history of housing centered on shared space.

‘Common Ground’: Innovative design meets neighborly lifestyle

In “Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles,” Frances Anderton tracks a history of housing centered on shared space.

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The most effectively designed tortilla packages are ones that, like the best tortillas, feel homemade: bearing imperfections, yet full of panache, with a well-rounded quality that…

A wrap for the wrap: Some love for tortilla package design

The most effectively designed tortilla packages are ones that, like the best tortillas, feel homemade: bearing imperfections, yet full of panache, with a well-rounded quality that…

from Good Food

Artist Michael Heizer, who created “Levitated Mass” outside LACMA, has finished “City,” which is more than a mile long in the Nevada desert. Few people will be able to check it out.

Is artist Michael Heizer afraid that he has no more ideas?

Artist Michael Heizer, who created “Levitated Mass” outside LACMA, has finished “City,” which is more than a mile long in the Nevada desert. Few people will be able to check it out.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mel’s Drive-in Restaurant in Santa Monica is an example of Googie architecture: a retro futuristic style featuring stretched roofs, large glass windows, and neon signs.

Googie architecture: All eyes are on Mel’s Drive-in at end of Route 66

Mel’s Drive-in Restaurant in Santa Monica is an example of Googie architecture: a retro futuristic style featuring stretched roofs, large glass windows, and neon signs.

from Greater LA

The 5,000-square-foot Hollyhock House in East Hollywood was renovated during COVID, and on August 18, it’ll reopen to the public.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House unites fire, earth, air, water

The 5,000-square-foot Hollyhock House in East Hollywood was renovated during COVID, and on August 18, it’ll reopen to the public.

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Street racers have performed stunts, donuts, and burnouts on the 6th Street Viaduct, drawing the attention of the LAPD and national news outlets.

What 6th Street Viaduct reveals about LA — the good and ugly

Street racers have performed stunts, donuts, and burnouts on the 6th Street Viaduct, drawing the attention of the LAPD and national news outlets.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hundreds of millions of birds die annually from colliding with buildings. In LA, some animal advocates want to see architectural designs that are safer for avian inhabitants.

Birds are dying by flying into buildings. Can architects solve the problem?

Hundreds of millions of birds die annually from colliding with buildings. In LA, some animal advocates want to see architectural designs that are safer for avian inhabitants.

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For its 100th anniversary, the secluded San Simeon retreat of publisher William Randolph Hearst is celebrating architect Julia Morgan with a new tour.

Hearst Castle salutes groundbreaking architect Julia Morgan

For its 100th anniversary, the secluded San Simeon retreat of publisher William Randolph Hearst is celebrating architect Julia Morgan with a new tour.

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Tejal Rao explores the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into shokuhin sampuru, the food replicas often seen outside of casual Japanese restaurants.

Explore craftsmanship of Japan’s fake food

Tejal Rao explores the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into shokuhin sampuru, the food replicas often seen outside of casual Japanese restaurants.

from Good Food

Actor Dennis Hopper and his wife, Brooke Hayward, became the nexus of art and film during 1960s LA. They’re the focus of a new book called “Everybody Thought We Were Crazy.”

Dennis Hopper and Brooke Hayward’s marriage and art reflected 1960s LA

Actor Dennis Hopper and his wife, Brooke Hayward, became the nexus of art and film during 1960s LA. They’re the focus of a new book called “Everybody Thought We Were Crazy.”

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