Design and Architecture

Design and Architecture

Host Frances Anderton looks at design and architecture from a Los Angeles perspective.

Dozens of fired museum employees and their supporters rallied last Friday outside the Marciano Art Foundation, the now-closed arts institution on Wilshire Boulevard.   
  Opening just…

Marciano Art Foundation and the value of ‘art labor’

Dozens of fired museum employees and their supporters rallied last Friday outside the Marciano Art Foundation, the now-closed arts institution on Wilshire Boulevard.  Opening just…

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.

Shortlisted! The role of localism in design commissions

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.

Coming up: discover the effects of border art at the Annenberg's W|ALLS; meet Gilbert & George; learn who gets Shortlisted for major architecture projects and why; explore the blurry…

5 design things to do: Nov 14 - 20

Coming up: discover the effects of border art at the Annenberg's W|ALLS; meet Gilbert & George; learn who gets Shortlisted for major architecture projects and why; explore the blurry…

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…

Ian Schrager: From Studio 54 to The West Hollywood Edition

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…

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.

Coming up: consider why Horton Plaza, San Diego, was ghosted; appreciate Native American arts; tour J.R.Davidson homes; see art from the radical women behind the iron curtain; visit…

5 design things to do: Nov 7 - 13

Coming up: consider why Horton Plaza, San Diego, was ghosted; appreciate Native American arts; tour J.R.Davidson homes; see art from the radical women behind the iron curtain; visit…

Halloween is upon us.

How rabies, ancient fish and electrified frogs inspired horror icons

Halloween is upon us.

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.

Fire season has engulfed northern and southern California. This week it’s the turn of the Westside.

Getty Center safe from nearby fire, but is nature safe from fire retardants?

Fire season has engulfed northern and southern California. This week it’s the turn of the Westside.

This week: get in the Halloween spirit by digging up the scientific sources for your favorite movie monsters; conjure images of the Southland's contemporary witches; read up on  silver…

5 design things to do this week: Oct 31 - Nov 6

This week: get in the Halloween spirit by digging up the scientific sources for your favorite movie monsters; conjure images of the Southland's contemporary witches; read up on  silver…

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…

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.

To do this week: scope out some interior decor at WestEdge Design Fair; reminisce about movie palaces at a screening of "Going Attractions"; attend a discussion on architecture and…

5 design things to do this week: Oct 24-30

To do this week: scope out some interior decor at WestEdge Design Fair; reminisce about movie palaces at a screening of "Going Attractions"; attend a discussion on architecture and…

Charles Jencks, architect, landscape designer and prodigious writer, has died at age 80. He made a mark from the halls of UCLA to the hills of Scotland.

'If you can’t take the kitsch, get out of the kitchen': Remembering Charles Jencks

Charles Jencks, architect, landscape designer and prodigious writer, has died at age 80. He made a mark from the halls of UCLA to the hills of Scotland.

It’s been ten years since RuPaul sashayed into America’s living room with RuPaul’s Drag Race.

A history of drag, from Caligula to RuPaul

It’s been ten years since RuPaul sashayed into America’s living room with RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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…

This week: Find out what L.A.'s urban landscape reveals to an artist/motorcycle designer; learn about India's mesmerizing stepwells at a show of Victoria Lautman's photographs; go to…

5 design things to do this week: Oct 14 - 20

This week: Find out what L.A.'s urban landscape reveals to an artist/motorcycle designer; learn about India's mesmerizing stepwells at a show of Victoria Lautman's photographs; go to…

The late ‘80s and early ‘90s were tough on African-Americans in the inner city.

Early 90s LA streetwear label ‘Cross Colours’ is back

The late ‘80s and early ‘90s were tough on African-Americans in the inner city.

A constant turnover of on-trend clothes, knockoffs of runway styles, all at knockdown prices.

How to slow down fast fashion

A constant turnover of on-trend clothes, knockoffs of runway styles, all at knockdown prices.

This week: Let the independent games begin; shop for great design deals on La Cienega; consider "soft Schindler" and modernism from diverse perspectives; celebrate Culver City arts…

5 design things to do this week: Oct 7-13, 2019

This week: Let the independent games begin; shop for great design deals on La Cienega; consider "soft Schindler" and modernism from diverse perspectives; celebrate Culver City arts…