Los Angeles, 2106, and the Holiday Season 2006

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At this year's end it's time for reflection. But some architects are looking ahead--way ahead--to Los Angeles, 2106. We’ll also hear from designers about artful books, "limited edition" gifts and an all-American holiday tradition.

Also discussed on today's show:

  • Chlorofilia: A fictional documentary about the self-sustaining, living jungle that has taken the place of LA in 2106, created by the team of Xefirotarch and Imaginary Forces. The team won the IBM Engineering Innovation Award.
  • The History Channel's The City of the Future competition will begin online voting on January 2. Read this LA Times article about the Los Angeles competition.
  • Christina Patoski's decorated house pick: 1077 East Gran Via Valmonte, Palm Springs, CA 92262; designed by Kenny Irwin.
  • Jenna Didier's favorite building: AES Redondo Power Station, 1100 Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. The building, which is not open to the public, can be booked for special occasions. Didier and her partner Oliver Hess, did an art installation at the station for the Redondo Beach Art Group, and the Group will host another event there.

Christina Patoski - Photographer, Steven Heller - Author of Stylepedia, Karin Fong - Creative Director for Imaginary Forces, Thomas Schoos - Principal of Thomas Schoos Design, Judy Kameon - Founder of Elysian Landscapes, Eric Owen Moss - Principal of Eric Owen Moss Architects, Jenna Didier - Co-founder of Materials & Applications, Gail Goldberg - Director of Planning for the City of Los Angeles, Anthony Schmitt - Designer and window dressor, BNY

Frances Anderton