Design

Big tech companies have remade the workplace in recent years with creative offices designed to stimulate disruption.

from Design and Architecture

Workplace design has shifted over the years to more open concepts that foster collaboration and interaction between workers, though the executive suite and coveted corner office still…

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The face of America is changing — literally now that many people must wear masks outside their homes.

Masks are becoming fashion. What do they say about self-expression?

The face of America is changing — literally now that many people must wear masks outside their homes.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many Angelenos are sewing face masks as a way to generate income and find a sense of purpose when life feels like it’s coming apart at the seams.

Making face masks helps Angelenos find stability, meaning amid COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many Angelenos are sewing face masks as a way to generate income and find a sense of purpose when life feels like it’s coming apart at the seams.

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LA officials have launched a program called “   Slow Streets   ,” which temporarily shuts down some residential streets to cars and opens them up to people exercising.

LA ‘Slow Streets’ program opens roads to walkers, runners, cyclists

LA officials have launched a program called “ Slow Streets ,” which temporarily shuts down some residential streets to cars and opens them up to people exercising.

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Sheltering at home offers an unexpected opportunity for nightly news watchers.

Watching cable news to see inside newsmakers’ homes

Sheltering at home offers an unexpected opportunity for nightly news watchers.

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“When we get back in action, everything will be survival clothing — cheap. You know, one size fits practically all.

Fashion icon Betsey Johnson on being pretty, punk, nothing in the middle

“When we get back in action, everything will be survival clothing — cheap. You know, one size fits practically all.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell talks about his plan to incentivize telecommuting after stay-at-home orders are lifted and other ideas for a greener, cleaner LA.

Can LA be greener, cleaner, slower following COVID-19?

LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell talks about his plan to incentivize telecommuting after stay-at-home orders are lifted and other ideas for a greener, cleaner LA.

from Design and Architecture

The idea of denser development near transit hubs is popular with city planners. It could increase the amount of affordable housing and decrease car commuting.

More open space, roof gardens, balconies: Rethinking urban design during COVID-19

The idea of denser development near transit hubs is popular with city planners. It could increase the amount of affordable housing and decrease car commuting.

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An apartment building in Hollywood called Treehouse was designed for co-living and face-to-face interactions between residents.

Physically apart but supporting each other: Life inside a co-living apartment during COVID-19

An apartment building in Hollywood called Treehouse was designed for co-living and face-to-face interactions between residents.

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KCRW gets tips for improving video chat quality from Hollywood pros, including a cinematographer, set designer, makeup artist, and actor.

12 ways to master the video call, straight from Hollywood professionals

KCRW gets tips for improving video chat quality from Hollywood pros, including a cinematographer, set designer, makeup artist, and actor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Santa Monica is known for progressive values, sustainable planning and generous civic spending. But since the outbreak of COVID-19, the beach city has seen a massive drop in revenue.

Santa Monica proposes to cut staff and amenities amid COVID-19

Santa Monica is known for progressive values, sustainable planning and generous civic spending. But since the outbreak of COVID-19, the beach city has seen a massive drop in revenue.

from KCRW Features

The pandemic has brought many people pain and anxiety. To Wouter Vanstiphout, a professor of “design as politics,” it has also brought clarity about the weaknesses in the “shiny global city” and its culture, economy and values. Vanstiphout asks if cities based on tourism, fossil fuels and hypercompetitiveness can survive the coronavirus.

Coronavirus tests the values of global cities like LA

The pandemic has brought many people pain and anxiety. To Wouter Vanstiphout, a professor of “design as politics,” it has also brought clarity about the weaknesses in the “shiny global city” and its culture, economy and values. Vanstiphout asks if cities based on tourism, fossil fuels and hypercompetitiveness can survive the coronavirus.

from Design and Architecture

We continue discussing    how LA might change    after stay-at-home orders are lifted. Today we look at work spaces.

Envisioning offices when stay-at-home orders end: Will there be more mixed-use spaces?

We continue discussing how LA might change after stay-at-home orders are lifted. Today we look at work spaces.

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The Getty in LA, the Louvre in Paris, and the Met in New York are among the thousands of museums and galleries worldwide that have put some of their artwork online during the pandemic.

You can still virtually visit The Getty and other museums during COVID-19

The Getty in LA, the Louvre in Paris, and the Met in New York are among the thousands of museums and galleries worldwide that have put some of their artwork online during the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pandemics can bring about innovation, especially in design and architecture. Sam Lubell talks to DnA about changes that may come to buildings and urban design in response to COVID-19.

Based on past pandemics, coronavirus will bring changes to buildings and cities

Pandemics can bring about innovation, especially in design and architecture. Sam Lubell talks to DnA about changes that may come to buildings and urban design in response to COVID-19.

from Design and Architecture

Due to stay-at-home orders, we took our annual contest online and judged the pies based on looks alone.

Here are the winners of KCRW Good Food’s Pie Pageant 2020

Due to stay-at-home orders, we took our annual contest online and judged the pies based on looks alone.

from Good Food

HBO’s new show “We’re Here” is about illustrating what people around America have in common, says Bob the Drag Queen.

‘We’re Here’: Bob the Drag Queen and Shangela transform small-town America

HBO’s new show “We’re Here” is about illustrating what people around America have in common, says Bob the Drag Queen.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA artist Rachel Mason has a new documentary on Netflix that looks at her parents’ gay porn shop, which was an important fixture for the LBGTQ+ community.

LA’s ‘Circus of Books’ porn shop comes to Netflix, LACMA demolition begins

LA artist Rachel Mason has a new documentary on Netflix that looks at her parents’ gay porn shop, which was an important fixture for the LBGTQ+ community.

from Arts & Culture Stories

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is taking down four buildings to make room for a new $750 million structure. Demolition began on April 6, and by Easter Sunday, the Leo S.

LACMA demolition starts amid coronavirus. Some Angelenos are surprised, shocked, outraged

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is taking down four buildings to make room for a new $750 million structure. Demolition began on April 6, and by Easter Sunday, the Leo S.

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