Design and Architecture

Design and Architecture

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

Are you planning to leave town a week or so from now? Chances are you’ll check a weather app to figure out what to pack. And you’ll probably wind up with the right outfits.

A journey inside the weather forecasting machine

Are you planning to leave town a week or so from now? Chances are you’ll check a weather app to figure out what to pack. And you’ll probably wind up with the right outfits.

Every few weeks it seems like a new shared working space appears in LA.

SelgasCano brings plastic and plants to Second Home LA

Every few weeks it seems like a new shared working space appears in LA.

This week, you can: Appreciate printmaking and finished works from Self Help Graphics & Art; revisit daydream houses from 1970s Los Angeles and what they mean today;  see how designers…

5 design things to do this week: June 24 - 30, 2019

This week, you can: Appreciate printmaking and finished works from Self Help Graphics & Art; revisit daydream houses from 1970s Los Angeles and what they mean today;  see how designers…

Uber has “disrupted” taxi cabs, e-scooters and bikes. Now the company’s airborne division, Uber Elevate, wants to add a ride-hailing service in the sky, called Uber Air.

Skyports unveiled for Uber’s flying cars

Uber has “disrupted” taxi cabs, e-scooters and bikes. Now the company’s airborne division, Uber Elevate, wants to add a ride-hailing service in the sky, called Uber Air.

Thousands live on the streets of Los Angeles and many others struggle to pay high rents. Yet, more than 100,000 units reportedly sit empty across our city.

Are LA’s new luxury apartments just sitting empty?

Thousands live on the streets of Los Angeles and many others struggle to pay high rents. Yet, more than 100,000 units reportedly sit empty across our city.

This week, you can: celebrate the LA design world with 80 events packed into four days; check out artist-designed rugs; learn about preserving LA's architectural legacy; reflect on 15…

5 design things to do this week: June 17 - 23, 2019

This week, you can: celebrate the LA design world with 80 events packed into four days; check out artist-designed rugs; learn about preserving LA's architectural legacy; reflect on 15…

Santa Monica is home to the oldest operating airport in Los Angeles County.

Is a park the best future use of Santa Monica Airport?

Santa Monica is home to the oldest operating airport in Los Angeles County.

In the 1970s, American fashion was defined by Halston. He designed women’s clothing that was loose and freeing. Think minimal draped gowns and his famed jersey halter dress.

The rise and fall of disco-era fashion king Halston

In the 1970s, American fashion was defined by Halston. He designed women’s clothing that was loose and freeing. Think minimal draped gowns and his famed jersey halter dress.

This week, you can: celebrate the Bauhaus 100 years after its founding; challenge your "ageist" perspective; hear good friends Frank Gehry and Charles Arnoldi in conversation; meet…

5 design things to do this week: June 10 - 16, 2019

This week, you can: celebrate the Bauhaus 100 years after its founding; challenge your "ageist" perspective; hear good friends Frank Gehry and Charles Arnoldi in conversation; meet…

Fifty years ago, in late June, 1969, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York.

Taking pride in the LA LGBT Center

Fifty years ago, in late June, 1969, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York.

Have you ever wondered how an artwork winds up in the collection of a museum?

LACMA curators lobby donors to buy their objects of desire

Have you ever wondered how an artwork winds up in the collection of a museum?

This week, you can: see how hybrids of science and art are MADE at UCSB; discover art and architecture in Pasadena; go to an electric opening of Japanese Pop art by Takashi Murakami;…

5 design things to do this week: June 3 - 9, 2019

This week, you can: see how hybrids of science and art are MADE at UCSB; discover art and architecture in Pasadena; go to an electric opening of Japanese Pop art by Takashi Murakami;…

Los Angeles is considering revising its regulations around billboards to allow more digital signs all around Los Angeles.

Digital billboards resurface in fight over visual blight

Los Angeles is considering revising its regulations around billboards to allow more digital signs all around Los Angeles.

A grassy field in West LA has become contested space in a story that started with a tragedy and has erupted into a literal turf war.

Neighbors clash over proposed synthetic field in Westwood turf war

A grassy field in West LA has become contested space in a story that started with a tragedy and has erupted into a literal turf war.

Jerry Schubel, oceanographer, president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, has been dreaming for decades of creating a venue to raise awareness about ocean…

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s new blue wing calls for action on climate change

Jerry Schubel, oceanographer, president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, has been dreaming for decades of creating a venue to raise awareness about ocean…

This week, you can: Learn about traditional Zapotec weaving; watch a film about iconic '70s designer Halston; celebrate the history and architecture of Long Beach; see how local DTLA…

5 design things to do this week: May 27 - June 2, 2019

This week, you can: Learn about traditional Zapotec weaving; watch a film about iconic '70s designer Halston; celebrate the history and architecture of Long Beach; see how local DTLA…

Los Angeles is undergoing a transition, from sprawling, car-based culture to a denser, more urban region where people walk and use more mass transit.

Shade: a luxury amenity in LA

Los Angeles is undergoing a transition, from sprawling, car-based culture to a denser, more urban region where people walk and use more mass transit.

Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…

Jason Wu goes to school

Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…

Hip hop so rules our world, it’s easy to forget its humble beginnings back in the 1970s and 80s.

Visualizing hip-hop with Cey Adams

Hip hop so rules our world, it’s easy to forget its humble beginnings back in the 1970s and 80s.

This week, you can: Meet the colorful designer Gere Kavanaugh; hear about how architects slay dragons (and other reasons why you should hire one); listen to the art of acoustic…

5 design things to do this week: May 20 - 26, 2019

This week, you can: Meet the colorful designer Gere Kavanaugh; hear about how architects slay dragons (and other reasons why you should hire one); listen to the art of acoustic…