Design and Architecture

Design and Architecture

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

Learn how the avant-garde of the 1960s and '70s is as important as ever; celebrate the beautiful banks of Millard Sheets; have an out of body multimedia experience; check out what's…

5 design things to do: Jan 23-29

Learn how the avant-garde of the 1960s and '70s is as important as ever; celebrate the beautiful banks of Millard Sheets; have an out of body multimedia experience; check out what's…

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.

The hit TV show The Crown is being upstaged by a real-life drama: the Sussex Royals — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — are stepping back from the Royal Family.

Harry and Meghan: New Hollywood Royalty?

The hit TV show The Crown is being upstaged by a real-life drama: the Sussex Royals — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — are stepping back from the Royal Family.

Santa Monica is worried about people’s happiness, and has founded an Office of Civic Wellbeing.

Is it always sunny in Santa Monica? The city works to improve citizens' well-being

Santa Monica is worried about people’s happiness, and has founded an Office of Civic Wellbeing.

Starting this year, new homes built in California are meant to generate as much energy as they take off the grid.

Netflix’s home puts a new angle on solar

Starting this year, new homes built in California are meant to generate as much energy as they take off the grid.

Coming up: See the unapologetically punk prints of Raymond Pettibon; reset your mind in Oscar Oiwa's immersive dreamscape; learn how African Americans shaped leisure culture in the…

5 design things to do: Jan 16 - 22

Coming up: See the unapologetically punk prints of Raymond Pettibon; reset your mind in Oscar Oiwa's immersive dreamscape; learn how African Americans shaped leisure culture in the…

With the start of a new year and a new decade, there’s been a lot of reflecting on the last 10 years and prognosticating about the next.

A look in the rear view mirror - at what's ahead in LA in the 2020s

With the start of a new year and a new decade, there’s been a lot of reflecting on the last 10 years and prognosticating about the next.

Everything old is new again, and that’s literally the case with used clothing, a hot look among LA fashionistas right now.

Your ‘90s t-shirts are now 'vintage,' and other takeaways from ThriftCon LA

Everything old is new again, and that’s literally the case with used clothing, a hot look among LA fashionistas right now.

The 1982 cult movie   Blade Runner   had an unforgettable look: a dark, dirty Los Angeles with brooding streetscapes filled with a jangle of architectural styles and ominous vehicles…

Remembering 'visual futurist' Syd Mead

The 1982 cult movie Blade Runner had an unforgettable look: a dark, dirty Los Angeles with brooding streetscapes filled with a jangle of architectural styles and ominous vehicles…

This week: see tiptop modern and contemporary design at Nilufar's SQUAT Los Angeles; hear how Southland cities plan to build lots of new housing; attend the opening of Anish Kapoor's…

5 design things to do: Jan 9 - 15

This week: see tiptop modern and contemporary design at Nilufar's SQUAT Los Angeles; hear how Southland cities plan to build lots of new housing; attend the opening of Anish Kapoor's…

Some people are trying to dial back on their phone habit by visiting private clubs with no-phone policies.

Purge your phone: the case for digital minimalism

Some people are trying to dial back on their phone habit by visiting private clubs with no-phone policies.

A small group of bar and private club owners in LA are trying to get their patrons to unplug from technology.

Speakeasies with a prohibition on phones

A small group of bar and private club owners in LA are trying to get their patrons to unplug from technology.

Some people are trying "digital minimalism” as a means to wean themselves off of smartphone addiction.

New app delivers mood-boosting 'digital drugs'

Some people are trying "digital minimalism” as a means to wean themselves off of smartphone addiction.

It’s A Wonderful Life is a Christmas eve staple.

Dar Williams on how to rebuild small town America

It’s A Wonderful Life is a Christmas eve staple.

This week: enjoy the city with far fewer people and catch up on art by Lari Pittman and Max Hooper Schneider at the Hammer; the Pattern and Decoration movement at MOCA Grand; the…

5 design things to do on your holiday break: Dec. 26-Jan 8

This week: enjoy the city with far fewer people and catch up on art by Lari Pittman and Max Hooper Schneider at the Hammer; the Pattern and Decoration movement at MOCA Grand; the…

The Los Angeles County General Hospital was considered a state-of-the-art institution when it opened in December 1933 amid the Great Depression.

Could an iconic abandoned hospital ease LA’s housing crisis?

The Los Angeles County General Hospital was considered a state-of-the-art institution when it opened in December 1933 amid the Great Depression.

One of LA’s most beloved sites is the La Brea Tar Pits, consisting of a park, pools of asphalt in which are trapped fiberglass mammoths; and the 1977 George C.

Weiss/Manfredi's 'Loops and Lenses' concept wins La Brea Tar Pits redesign commission

One of LA’s most beloved sites is the La Brea Tar Pits, consisting of a park, pools of asphalt in which are trapped fiberglass mammoths; and the 1977 George C.

So here is a fairytale for you: a house for a family with a large yard in Los Angeles for sale at around $12,000.

How Cinderella Homes brought fantasy to the suburbs

So here is a fairytale for you: a house for a family with a large yard in Los Angeles for sale at around $12,000.

Coming up: Check out the holiday lights all over town; follow the creation of a stackable, modular sleeping pod; look at how Stanley Kubrick told stories with photographs before he…

5 design things to do: Dec 19-25

Coming up: Check out the holiday lights all over town; follow the creation of a stackable, modular sleeping pod; look at how Stanley Kubrick told stories with photographs before he…