5 Design Things To Do This Week (Including Dwell on Design)

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Your week in design events from DnA.

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1. Dwell on Design 

Dwell on Design, the now annual showcase of Modern and “sustainable” design opens this Friday to the trade, Saturday to the public, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It promises “three full days of dynamic exhibitions, unparalleled educational opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, 90 onstage programs, 200 speakers, and more than 2,000 innovative modern furnishings and products.” Among treats: a keynote from Stephen Burks, influential head of Readymade Projects; booksigning with photographer Leslie Williamson (Handcrafted Modern and now Modern Originals; Williamson will also be at General Store in Venice Saturday evening) and Kati Rubinyi (The Car in 2035); and a chat between Natasha Case of CoolhausAlyson Beaton, founder of Lille Huset —“little house” in Norwegian— and Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron about how architecture inspired their respective businesses.

When: June 20-22, 2014

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center; 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles

Tickets: Click here for all ticket and pricing information.

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2. L.A. Design Festival Continues. . . with Cristian Zuzunaga, the Big Atlas of L.A. Pools, Onna Ehrlich and The Family Business

The Los Angeles Design Festival, the “off-Broadway” smorgasbord of events that coincides with Dwell on Design, continues into its second week, with events that include: Linear City and The Big Atlas of Pools, a discussion about LA and its relationship to water and infrastructure (sound like a dry topic? Think Chinatown) hosted by L.A. Forum; a showcase and talk at A+R’s La Brea store with Barcelona-born, London-based Cristian Zuzunaga about the “visceral and psychological impact of colors and patterns” in his pixelated designs; DnA’s Frances Anderton in conversation with Onna Ehrlich, Joel Bell and Steven Ehrlich at the downtown Standard Hotel about design and The Family Business.

When: Through June 29, 2014.

Where: Multiple locations

Tickets: Mostly free but require RSVP.

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3. Made in L.A.

The Hammer’s summer-long exhibit that highlights the work of 35 up and coming L.A. artists opened this past Sunday. The exhibition will occupy all of Hammer’s gallery spaces and consist of talks, presentations, installations and performances. In late July the Hammer will showcase music in L.A. with KCRW DJ Raul Campos. And don’t forget that Hammer will screen some of the World Cup soccer games.

When: Opens June 15, 2014 runs through September 7, 2014

Where: Hammer Museum; 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Tickets: Find all event info here.

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4. Calarts Wikipedia edit-athon

This is the 4th edit-a-thon that online magazine East of Borneo has hosted in an effort to “unforget” L.A.’s art and design history. This edit-athon will focus on history of local art spaces and publications. They welcome participants of all experience levels.

When: Saturday June 21st 12:00-5:00 PM

Where: 356 S. Mission Rd., Los Angeles

Tickets: Free, but RSVP appreciated.

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5. Ice Age Hair Ball 

The Ice Age meets Marie Antoinette at the La Brea Tar Pits this coming Saturday, where the Page Museum, the midtown repository of Ice Age fossils including saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths, is throwing a fundraiser in the form of a “pleistocene-themed” hair ball.

When: Saturday June 21st, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Where: La Brea Tar Pits; 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Tickets: $39; Click here for tickets.

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