Design

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.

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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…

he La Brea Tar Pits have waited nearly 40,000 years for a makeover. Three architectural firms are rethinking the 12-acre area, which includes the tar pits, the George C.

LA Brea Tar Pits to be redesigned

he La Brea Tar Pits have waited nearly 40,000 years for a makeover. Three architectural firms are rethinking the 12-acre area, which includes the tar pits, the George C.

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Uber has “disrupted” taxi cabs, e-scooters and bikes. Now the company’s airborne division, Uber Elevate, wants to add a ride-hailing service in the sky, called Uber Air.

Skyports unveiled for Uber’s flying cars

Uber has “disrupted” taxi cabs, e-scooters and bikes. Now the company’s airborne division, Uber Elevate, wants to add a ride-hailing service in the sky, called Uber Air.

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It looks like a big, white flying saucer that landed on its four legs, and if you’ve taken off or touched down at LAX in the past 50 years, chances are you’ve noticed it.

What would you like to see go inside LAX’s Theme Building?

It looks like a big, white flying saucer that landed on its four legs, and if you’ve taken off or touched down at LAX in the past 50 years, chances are you’ve noticed it.

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In the 1970s, American fashion was defined by Halston. He designed women’s clothing that was loose and freeing. Think minimal draped gowns and his famed jersey halter dress.

The rise and fall of disco-era fashion king Halston

In the 1970s, American fashion was defined by Halston. He designed women’s clothing that was loose and freeing. Think minimal draped gowns and his famed jersey halter dress.

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Fifty years ago, in late June, 1969, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York.

Taking pride in the LA LGBT Center

Fifty years ago, in late June, 1969, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York.

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Los Angeles is considering revising its regulations around billboards to allow more digital signs all around Los Angeles.

Digital billboards resurface in fight over visual blight

Los Angeles is considering revising its regulations around billboards to allow more digital signs all around Los Angeles.

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Rudi Gernreich redefined how the world saw swimsuits. The avant-garde darling of 1960s and 1970s fashion challenged conventional standards of beauty, gender, and identity.

The idiosyncratic style of fashion designer Rudi Gernreich

Rudi Gernreich redefined how the world saw swimsuits. The avant-garde darling of 1960s and 1970s fashion challenged conventional standards of beauty, gender, and identity.

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Jerry Schubel, oceanographer, president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, has been dreaming for decades of creating a venue to raise awareness about ocean…

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s new blue wing calls for action on climate change

Jerry Schubel, oceanographer, president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, has been dreaming for decades of creating a venue to raise awareness about ocean…

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The Lovell Health House is at the edge of Griffith Park. The depression-era home was built in 1929 and was completely radical for its time.

LA’s iconic Lovell House is falling apart

The Lovell Health House is at the edge of Griffith Park. The depression-era home was built in 1929 and was completely radical for its time.

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One of the biggest aquariums in the country is getting even bigger. The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach has added a 29,000 square foot wing called Pacific Visions.

$53 million ‘Pacific Visions’ comes to the Aquarium of the Pacific

One of the biggest aquariums in the country is getting even bigger. The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach has added a 29,000 square foot wing called Pacific Visions.

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Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…

Jason Wu goes to school

Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…

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This week, you can: Meet the colorful designer Gere Kavanaugh; hear about how architects slay dragons (and other reasons why you should hire one); listen to the art of acoustic…

5 design things to do this week: May 20 - 26, 2019

This week, you can: Meet the colorful designer Gere Kavanaugh; hear about how architects slay dragons (and other reasons why you should hire one); listen to the art of acoustic…

Acclaimed architect I.M. Pei has died. He was 102.

Remembering famed architect I.M. Pei

Acclaimed architect I.M. Pei has died. He was 102.

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