Design and Architecture

Design and Architecture

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

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…

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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…

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.

Guo Pei’s fabulous fashion

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.

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.

This week: see art interacting with life at Descanso Gardens; immerse yourself in traditional Japanese folk art; celebrate black artists with live performances that express the Soul…

5 design things to do this week: July 15 - 21, 2019

This week: see art interacting with life at Descanso Gardens; immerse yourself in traditional Japanese folk art; celebrate black artists with live performances that express the Soul…

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, with bold redesign that 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…

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?

In the fall, Beatles fans will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, released on September 26, 1969.

How Paul McCartney’s missing head from Abbey Road billboard made Sunset Strip history

In the fall, Beatles fans will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, released on September 26, 1969.

This week, you can: see the extraordinary couture designs of Guo Pei; learn about art by the Vietnamese diaspora and Asian American activism; tour Frank Lloyd Wright homes; celebrate…

5 design things to do this week: July 8 - 14, 2019

This week, you can: see the extraordinary couture designs of Guo Pei; learn about art by the Vietnamese diaspora and Asian American activism; tour Frank Lloyd Wright homes; celebrate…

For the last several years, Los Angeles County has been restoring the Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial. It’s the largest bas relief military monument in the U.S.

An LA without dogs or quinceañeras? Time capsule reveals Angeleno anxieties

For the last several years, Los Angeles County has been restoring the Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial. It’s the largest bas relief military monument in the U.S.

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.

This week, you can: Witness a femme intervention of architecture; contemplate notions of place at two separate events; examine the history of Korean calligraphy; celebrate Hello Kitty…

5 design things to do this week: July 1 - 7, 2019

This week, you can: Witness a femme intervention of architecture; contemplate notions of place at two separate events; examine the history of Korean calligraphy; celebrate Hello Kitty…

Are you planning to leave town a week or so from now? Chances are you’ll check a weather app to figure out what to pack. And you’ll probably wind up with the right outfits.

A journey inside the weather forecasting machine

Are you planning to leave town a week or so from now? Chances are you’ll check a weather app to figure out what to pack. And you’ll probably wind up with the right outfits.

Every few weeks it seems like a new shared working space appears in LA.

Selgascano brings plastic and plants to Second Home LA

Every few weeks it seems like a new shared working space appears in LA.

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…

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.

Thousands live on the streets of Los Angeles and many others struggle to pay high rents. Yet, more than 100,000 units reportedly sit empty across our city.

Are LA’s new luxury apartments just sitting empty?

Thousands live on the streets of Los Angeles and many others struggle to pay high rents. Yet, more than 100,000 units reportedly sit empty across our city.

This week, you can: celebrate the LA design world with 80 events packed into four days; check out artist-designed rugs; learn about preserving LA's architectural legacy; reflect on 15…

5 design things to do this week: June 17 - 23, 2019

This week, you can: celebrate the LA design world with 80 events packed into four days; check out artist-designed rugs; learn about preserving LA's architectural legacy; reflect on 15…

Santa Monica is home to the oldest operating airport in Los Angeles County.

Is a park the best future use of Santa Monica Airport?

Santa Monica is home to the oldest operating airport in Los Angeles County.

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.

This week, you can: celebrate the Bauhaus 100 years after its founding; challenge your "ageist" perspective; hear good friends Frank Gehry and Charles Arnoldi in conversation; meet…

5 design things to do this week: June 10 - 16, 2019

This week, you can: celebrate the Bauhaus 100 years after its founding; challenge your "ageist" perspective; hear good friends Frank Gehry and Charles Arnoldi in conversation; meet…