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Design and Architecture

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

After addressing complaints that drew national attention, Laguna Beach officials are sticking with a new American flag-themed logo on their police cars.

Police cars in Laguna Beach will keep their new American flag logos

After addressing complaints that drew national attention, Laguna Beach officials are sticking with a new American flag-themed logo on their police cars.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back for its 20th year, and as you’ll know already from Instagram, the desert bacchanal is no longer defined only by the music.

Coachella commission a dream come true for artist Sofia Enríquez

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back for its 20th year, and as you’ll know already from Instagram, the desert bacchanal is no longer defined only by the music.

Even if you did not make it to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for this, its 20th year, you may have seen the work of Diébédo Francis Kéré.

Francis Kéré brings soul of Gando to Coachella

Even if you did not make it to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for this, its 20th year, you may have seen the work of Diébédo Francis Kéré.

This week, you can: learn about the trans-media career of a pioneering digital designer; appreciate keshiki in Japanese ceramics; track down wildlife in Los Angeles; discuss…

5 design things to do this week: April 15 - 21, 2019

This week, you can: learn about the trans-media career of a pioneering digital designer; appreciate keshiki in Japanese ceramics; track down wildlife in Los Angeles; discuss…

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is undergoing a major overhaul that’s projected to cost $650 million.

LACMA redesign arouses passions as it moves forward

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is undergoing a major overhaul that’s projected to cost $650 million.

You may be getting ready to check out this year’s spring superbloom in the desert or the Coachella music festival.

Sterling Ruby's Specter is a vivid bloom in the desert

You may be getting ready to check out this year’s spring superbloom in the desert or the Coachella music festival.

This week: hear from your favorite authors; load up on art books; appreciate the beautiful, culturally disrupting art of Kwame Brathwaite; tour sustainable gardens that nurture nature;…

5 design things to do this week: April 8 - 14, 2019

This week: hear from your favorite authors; load up on art books; appreciate the beautiful, culturally disrupting art of Kwame Brathwaite; tour sustainable gardens that nurture nature;…

Los Angeles has lost a true original: the architect and artist  François Perrin, who died Monday, April 1, of brain cancer.

François Perrin, man of air

Los Angeles has lost a true original: the architect and artist  François Perrin, who died Monday, April 1, of brain cancer.

Fans of the rapper Nipsey Hussle are remembering his music as well as his contributions to South LA, where he was raised.

Destination Crenshaw was a Nipsey Hussle dream

Fans of the rapper Nipsey Hussle are remembering his music as well as his contributions to South LA, where he was raised.

On April 5, 1994, Kurt Cobain died of an apparent suicide. The singer and guitarist of the mega-rock band Nirvana was just 27 years old.

Kurt Cobain, accidental fashion icon

On April 5, 1994, Kurt Cobain died of an apparent suicide. The singer and guitarist of the mega-rock band Nirvana was just 27 years old.

In the late 19th century and early twentieth century, “nature boys” -- bearded, vegetarian men, typically from Germany -- and many people suffering from tuberculosis made their way to…

From 'Sun Seekers' to the Wellness industry, how SoCal birthed a global trend

In the late 19th century and early twentieth century, “nature boys” -- bearded, vegetarian men, typically from Germany -- and many people suffering from tuberculosis made their way to…

This week, you can: check out "salty urbanism" by Brooks + Scarpa; catch a theatrical interpretation of Joan Didion's The White Album; hear LA artists and historians discuss the…

5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: check out "salty urbanism" by Brooks + Scarpa; catch a theatrical interpretation of Joan Didion's The White Album; hear LA artists and historians discuss the…

There are big changes coming to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

LACMA shrinks its Zumthor-designed expansion

There are big changes coming to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The Democratic field of presidential contenders is filling up. You can tell a lot about their messages from their political campaign logos -- color, font, punctuation.

What does the design of a political logo say about the candidate?

The Democratic field of presidential contenders is filling up. You can tell a lot about their messages from their political campaign logos -- color, font, punctuation.

There’s a good chance that something you own was inspired by the Bauhaus: folding chairs, fitted kitchen cabinets and counters, or maybe you work in a steel and glass tower.

“From Bauhaus to Now House”

There’s a good chance that something you own was inspired by the Bauhaus: folding chairs, fitted kitchen cabinets and counters, or maybe you work in a steel and glass tower.

This week, you can: hear Robert Inman talk about the 6th edition of the Los Angeles architectural guidebook; learn about the history of Pasadena's Busch Gardens; hear Thomas Demand…

5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: hear Robert Inman talk about the 6th edition of the Los Angeles architectural guidebook; learn about the history of Pasadena's Busch Gardens; hear Thomas Demand…

If you have driven by the intersection of Sunset and Western over the last few years you may have noticed a yellow-wrapped, half-finished big box.

Hollywood’s long-dormant Target may finally be completed

If you have driven by the intersection of Sunset and Western over the last few years you may have noticed a yellow-wrapped, half-finished big box.

The civil rights movement and its aftermath produced activism, music, fashion, and visual art.

Kool-Aid colors, assemblage, and a raised fist: art of black America comes to The Broad

The civil rights movement and its aftermath produced activism, music, fashion, and visual art.

The creation of place is as much about the social experience as the physical, especially when it comes to home. And home to many means the company of a pet.

It's a dog's life in DTLA

The creation of place is as much about the social experience as the physical, especially when it comes to home. And home to many means the company of a pet.

This week, you can: learn about the YIMBY movement; consider Barbie as a barometer of social progress; contemplate architectures and infrastructure made exclusively by... and for...

5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: learn about the YIMBY movement; consider Barbie as a barometer of social progress; contemplate architectures and infrastructure made exclusively by... and for...