Design and Architecture

Design and Architecture

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

Charles Jencks, architect, landscape designer and prodigious writer, has died at age 80. He made a mark from the halls of UCLA to the hills of Scotland.

'If you can’t take the kitsch, get out of the kitchen': Remembering Charles Jencks

Charles Jencks, architect, landscape designer and prodigious writer, has died at age 80. He made a mark from the halls of UCLA to the hills of Scotland.

It’s been ten years since RuPaul sashayed into America’s living room with RuPaul’s Drag Race.

A history of drag, from Caligula to RuPaul

It’s been ten years since RuPaul sashayed into America’s living room with RuPaul’s Drag Race.

California Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed 18 housing bills to boost production of affordable housing.   
  These include a bill that limit cities’ ability to block new…

Changing the rules around affordable housing construction

California Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed 18 housing bills to boost production of affordable housing.  These include a bill that limit cities’ ability to block new…

This week: Find out what L.A.'s urban landscape reveals to an artist/motorcycle designer; learn about India's mesmerizing stepwells at a show of Victoria Lautman's photographs; go to…

5 design things to do this week: Oct 14 - 20

This week: Find out what L.A.'s urban landscape reveals to an artist/motorcycle designer; learn about India's mesmerizing stepwells at a show of Victoria Lautman's photographs; go to…

The late ‘80s and early ‘90s were tough on African-Americans in the inner city.

Early 90s LA streetwear label ‘Cross Colours’ is back

The late ‘80s and early ‘90s were tough on African-Americans in the inner city.

A constant turnover of on-trend clothes, knockoffs of runway styles, all at knockdown prices.

How to slow down fast fashion

A constant turnover of on-trend clothes, knockoffs of runway styles, all at knockdown prices.

This week: Let the independent games begin; shop for great design deals on La Cienega; consider "soft Schindler" and modernism from diverse perspectives; celebrate Culver City arts…

5 design things to do this week: Oct 7-13, 2019

This week: Let the independent games begin; shop for great design deals on La Cienega; consider "soft Schindler" and modernism from diverse perspectives; celebrate Culver City arts…

Over a century ago, the chief librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, Charles Lummis, sent pages of library stationary to dozens of celebrities of his day, a list he called…

Improvements on the page of the city

Over a century ago, the chief librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, Charles Lummis, sent pages of library stationary to dozens of celebrities of his day, a list he called…

The coworking giant WeWork has indefinitely postponed its IPO after investors decided it wasn’t as valuable as they’d thought.   
  The news follows the ouster last week of CEO Adam…

What WeWork’s implosion means for other coworking spaces

The coworking giant WeWork has indefinitely postponed its IPO after investors decided it wasn’t as valuable as they’d thought.  The news follows the ouster last week of CEO Adam…

This week: engage in clean talk about dirty air; party like it's 1990 at CAAM's "Cross Colours" opening night; sip in the essence of old Hollywood; contemplate the complexity (and…

5 design things to do this week: Sept 30 - Oct 6

This week: engage in clean talk about dirty air; party like it's 1990 at CAAM's "Cross Colours" opening night; sip in the essence of old Hollywood; contemplate the complexity (and…

This week: explore the charged relationship between Los Angeles and nature; understand your brain on color; learn how to design for the good life; celebrate 20 years of SASSAS at…

5 design things to do this week: Sept 23 - 29

This week: explore the charged relationship between Los Angeles and nature; understand your brain on color; learn how to design for the good life; celebrate 20 years of SASSAS at…

Hear the name Henry Huntington and you may think of the glorious Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, founded 100 years ago.

Henry Huntington, builder of Los Angeles

Hear the name Henry Huntington and you may think of the glorious Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, founded 100 years ago.

The interior designer Paul Fortune never really had a plan when it came to his career. Quite the opposite. Unlike today’s success-oriented "kids," he says.

No to spotlights, yes to tablecloths... and other 'Notes on Decor' from Paul Fortune

The interior designer Paul Fortune never really had a plan when it came to his career. Quite the opposite. Unlike today’s success-oriented "kids," he says.

This week, through Sept 22: learn how to write about art; celebrate Bauhaus 100 x 2; and more centennials, at The Huntington and Catalina Island ; tour iconic 1960s architecture in…

5 design things to do this week

This week, through Sept 22: learn how to write about art; celebrate Bauhaus 100 x 2; and more centennials, at The Huntington and Catalina Island ; tour iconic 1960s architecture in…

It’s been a year since Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg began her school strike on the steps of her country’s Parliament, in order to draw attention to climate change.

Teens take the lead on cleaning the planet. Will adults follow?

It’s been a year since Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg began her school strike on the steps of her country’s Parliament, in order to draw attention to climate change.

When you hear the word Porsche, the phrase that comes to mind may not be ‘eco-friendly’.   
  But the German high performance sports car company has just released their first…

Porsche goes electric with 'seductive' new Taycan

When you hear the word Porsche, the phrase that comes to mind may not be ‘eco-friendly’.  But the German high performance sports car company has just released their first…

Plastic pollution in the oceans has a lot of people calling for action: celebrity activists, environmental foundations, school kids cleaning up beaches and now, Pornhub.

Want to clean up the oceans? So does Pornhub

Plastic pollution in the oceans has a lot of people calling for action: celebrity activists, environmental foundations, school kids cleaning up beaches and now, Pornhub.

This week, through Sept 15: look at alternative visions for the Santa Monica Airport site; play at the Tar Pits with artists and musicians; see Los Angeles in light and shadow;…

5 design things to do this week

This week, through Sept 15: look at alternative visions for the Santa Monica Airport site; play at the Tar Pits with artists and musicians; see Los Angeles in light and shadow;…

Climate change and the threat of rising sea levels may have us thinking about the future, but for many parts of the world, that future is already here.

Kunlé Adeyemi on lessons from Lagos

Climate change and the threat of rising sea levels may have us thinking about the future, but for many parts of the world, that future is already here.

After it opened in 1989, Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade became one of the most popular shopping destinations in the world.

Promenade 3.0 seeks to reinvigorate 'Santa Monica’s living room'

After it opened in 1989, Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade became one of the most popular shopping destinations in the world.