Host Frances Anderton looks at design and architecture from a Los Angeles perspective.
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.
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…
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?
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
For the last 30 years classic LA modernist houses by the likes of Richard Neutra, Rudolf Schindler, Pierre Koenig, John Lautner and others have been bought, lovingly restored and have…
Los Angeles has yet again earned the dubious distinction as the nation’s capital for dirty air.
This week, you can: immerse yourself in dreamy digital art; vibe to the retro graphic posters of Abram Games; gawk at Medieval bestiaries; discuss groovy futuristic production design…
California faces a housing crisis. So a bill in the state legislature aims to get lots of housing built -- by overriding local zoning control.
In the 1960s, few fashion designers were pushing the envelope like Rudi Gernreich.