5 Design Things to do This Week

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Your week in design events in Los Angeles from DnA.

lucy jones 1. Meet and Greet with Lucy Jones “The Earthquake Lady”

Could there be a better time to see a talk with L.A.’s new earthquake czar after today’s 4.4 magnitude jolt (one of the largest earthquakes in the region since Northridge 20 years ago)? Lucy Jones is a seismologist who has worked for the U.S. Geological Survey and other organizations who is now tasked with formulating a plan to prepare Los Angeles for “the big one.” She contends that the vast majority of earthquake damage is preventable, so join ULI to hear her discuss how the city and its residents can better equip itself in the event of a devastating earthquake. Hear her talk about L.A.’s earthquake preparedness on this Which Way LA?.

When: Thursday March 20, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Where: DLA Piper 550 South Hope St, Suite 2300, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Tickets: Non-ULI member $60, click here for full price list.


2. Westweek

The Pacific Design Center’s annual WESTWEEK Spring Market takes place this week, starting Wednesday and concluding Friday with a “Student Day.” The Center’s showrooms will unveil new products lines as well as host events, including Kit Kemp talking about her Modern Style at Thomas Lavin, a discussion about tactility in the digital age at Soolip and a Star of Design awards presentation honoring designer Alison Berger, Hagy Belzberg, Robert Truskowski and Timothy Corrigan.

When: Wednesday and Thursday March 19-20

Where: Pacific Design Center; 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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3. Parachute Market

And while we are on the topic of spring design markets, production designer Coryander Friend brings her second Parachute Market celebrating the spring equinox. It returns this weekend to downtown L.A. There you will find a carefully curated assortment of spring-inspired furniture, decorative objects, fine arts, and new and vintage fashion by emerging and established designers and artists including DnA featured designers Bari Ziperstein, Brendan Ravenhill and Edie Pereira.

When: Saturday and Sunday March 22-23rd. 12:00-7:00 PM

Where: 405 Mateo St. Downtown Los Angeles

Tickets: $8.00 online, $10 at the door. Click here for tickets.

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architecture follows nature

4. Architecture Follows Nature

Interested in how biology and architecture are related? Join author and architect Ilaria Mazzoleni and biologist Shauna Price as they discuss “how organisms have adapted to different environments, to translate the learned principles into the built environment.”

When: Monday March 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Where: Italian Cultural institute; 1023 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public, but rsvp requested to rsvp.iicla@esteri.it

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5. Floral Journey: North American Beadwork

Floral Journey is the Autry’s newly-opened exhibit that honors the intricate floral beadwork of North American Native American populations through various objects including moccasins, bags, dresses, hats, and jackets.

When: Exhibit runs until April 26, 2015

Where: The Autry in Griffith Park: Norman F. Sprague, Jr. Gallery; 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles

Tickets: Exhibit included in price of admission to The Autry.

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