5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Your week in design events from DnA.

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1. Photosynthesis/Lawson Little

Who knew the corporate towers of Century City would work as a backdrop for a country music fest? But that’s what’s happened over the past three weekends at Country in the City the concerts co-hosted by the Annenberg Foundation and KCRW to coincide with Country: Portraits of An American Sound, the exhibit currently at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Next up, Photosynthesis; that’s a free photo and music festival hosted by the Annenberg Space for Photography taking place Saturday, August 9, 2014. Check out camera equipment, hear from photographers while listening to country and blues musicians The Murphy Family BandRun Boy RunJames Harman’s Bamboo Porch Revue and Rusty Truck.

Also, on Thursday, August 7 at Annenberg, hear from country music photographer Lawson Little, about chronicling “The Evolution of Americana Music in Nashville” through documentary and studio images. That’s at Skylight Studios, opposite the Annenberg Space for Photography.

When: Saturday, August 7, 2014;  2pm – 9:30pm

Where: Century Park, Century Park in Century City, on the lawn adjacent to the Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles.

Tickets: Admission is free, but advance registration is required. Doors open at 2 pm.

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ArtCard20092. Art Cards with Oliver I. Shipley

British-born media artist and educator Oliver I. Shipley has been documenting artists on film since moving to Los Angeles. Now he invites you to participate in what the Crafts and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) is describing as “LA’s largest and most inclusive mail art project,” where you will work with Shipley to create an ArtCard inspired by your city (above, the first edition ArtCard printed in 2009). You’ll  have the option to mail your ArtCard to LA-Artist.com for publication. Says Shipley, “I am a strong believer in open cultural access, decentralization and democratisation of media.”

When: Thursday, August 7, 7:00–9:00pm; Project Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm

Where:  5814 Wilshire Boulevard (at Curson),  Los Angeles, CA 90036 (In the courtyard)

Tickets:  $8/ Free for Members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks); RSVP requested to cafamaugust2014.eventbrite.com

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Krista Schrock and David Dick of DISC Interiors.Photo Credit-Stephania Serena3. Sunset Idea House in Manhattan Beach

Interior design-duo David John Dick and Krista Schrock of DISC Interiors, above, were asked by Sunset Magazine to create the interiors of the Sunset Idea House – an annual event, but the first in the LA area. The house is open to the public Friday-Sunday through September 7th, beginning August 1st, and there people can see the latest in design trends, specifically DISC Interior’s take on the ‘modern, rustic beach home’, says design journalist and consultant Mallery Roberts Morgan.  ‘David and Krista’s work represents a fresh yet sophisticated young California aesthetic’.

In conjunction with the Idea HouseSunset will be hosting the Sunset Manhattan Beach Home & Garden Tour August 16-17.

When: Friday-Sunday through September 7th; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Where: 111 S. Meadows Ave., Manhattan Beach

Tickets: $18, online at sunsetideahouse.eventbrite.com or on-site during tour hours

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Damnation_Image014. Just Add Water/Some Like It Hot

Boom editor Jon Christensen moderates a series of panels on water in California — its history, the struggles around it and how we adapt to a possibly drier future. On Thursday he will host Some Like It Hot, a discussion about how to survive and thrive in a hotter L.A. with DnA’s Frances Anderton, Alex HallDr. John Harris and Christopher Hawthorne,

On Friday, August 8, there will be a free screening of the Patagonia movie Damnation, for which a few tickets will be available at the door.

And don’t forget Summer Nights in the Garden, taking place at the Natural History Museum Friday evenings, on August 15 and 29, hosted by KCRW’s Anthony Valadez.

When: Thursday, August 7, 2014; 6:30 pm: Doors open (please use North Entrance); 7 pm

Where: Natural History Museum

Tickets: $10 Nonmember/$8 Members –purchase here.

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VIS-Á-VIS is a four part series of performances at the La Cage Aux Folles installation at Materials & Applications in Silver Lake, an installation by architect Warren Techentin that explores “the craft of bending, joining form, computational procedures, and fabrication processes in the making of a structure which also locates a variety of proto-domestic activities. This Saturday is the first event in their series and it will feature  a night of experimental and electronic music presented by The LA Fort.

When: Saturday August 9, 2014 7:00 PM

Where: Materials & Applications; 1619 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Tickets: $5 donation

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