Design

Last week LACMA director Michael Govan and his supporters went before an LA city council committee to ask for the air rights over a portion of Wilshire Boulevard to be vacated.

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When Ian Schrager and his late partner Steve Rubell co-founded Studio 54, the wildly successful club that defined New York City nightlife in the 1970s, they created “nightclub as…

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Many malls of America are dying or changing.

Horton Plaza is a ghost of itself: What’s next for the iconic mall?

Many malls of America are dying or changing.

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Halloween is upon us.

How rabies, ancient fish and electrified frogs inspired horror icons

Halloween is upon us.

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Sneakers are very, very big business, a nearly $20 billion industry in the U.S. alone.

Sneakertopia celebrates the art -- and commerce -- of sneaker culture

Sneakers are very, very big business, a nearly $20 billion industry in the U.S. alone.

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Watching a movie nowadays often involves Netflix, your couch, and snacks.

When going to the movies was an ornate, special occasion

Watching a movie nowadays often involves Netflix, your couch, and snacks.

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Plans to bring the site-specific art exhibition Desert X to Saudi Arabia have  prompted a debate  about art, ethics and questions of engagement with a regime stained by the murder of…

Neom, the futuristic city coming to Saudi Arabia

Plans to bring the site-specific art exhibition Desert X to Saudi Arabia have prompted a debate about art, ethics and questions of engagement with a regime stained by the murder of…

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Desert X, an exhibition of site-specific art, has taken place in the Coachella Valley, first in 2017 and then this year.

Ed Ruscha, Neville Wakefield on Desert X in Saudi Arabia

Desert X, an exhibition of site-specific art, has taken place in the Coachella Valley, first in 2017 and then this year.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed 18 housing bills to boost production of affordable housing.   
  These include a bill that limit cities’ ability to block new…

Changing the rules around affordable housing construction

California Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed 18 housing bills to boost production of affordable housing.  These include a bill that limit cities’ ability to block new…

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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.

No to spotlights, yes to tablecloths... and other 'Notes on Decor' from Paul Fortune

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…

Porsche goes electric with 'seductive' new Taycan

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.

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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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