SoCal Design: A New Age for Making?

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In an age of complex digital design LA artists and architects are turning to specialty fabricators to build their concepts. Smilee Barnacle talks about “making” in LA’s new age of manufacturing. And Bobbye Tigerman looks back at a past community of makers and designers, profiled in her Handbook of California Design. Plus, Don Waldie talks about how Angeleno-style mobility was off limits to him until the advent of rapid transit on “Iconic Wilshire Boulevard.”

Banner image: Smilee Barnacle sanding fiberglass in his Barnacle Brothers studio