Design and Architecture

Design and Architecture

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

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.

This week, through Sept 8: hear Kunlé Adeyemi talk about learning from Lagos about designing affordable housing in an age of climate change; discover new artists at The Other Art …

5 design things to do this week

This week, through Sept 8: hear Kunlé Adeyemi talk about learning from Lagos about designing affordable housing in an age of climate change; discover new artists at The Other Art …

Removing the fiberglass woolly mammoth from his lake of tar, restoring the landscape to that of the Pleistocene age, building over the existing parking lot, adding another story to the…

New visions bubble up at La Brea Tar Pits

Removing the fiberglass woolly mammoth from his lake of tar, restoring the landscape to that of the Pleistocene age, building over the existing parking lot, adding another story to the…

The Music Center opened to the public with great fanfare in 1964, creating a central gathering place for Los Angeles’ cultural elite.   
  But it was designed to be accessed by car,…

Music Center Plaza gets a pedestrian-friendly redesign

The Music Center opened to the public with great fanfare in 1964, creating a central gathering place for Los Angeles’ cultural elite.  But it was designed to be accessed by car,…

Trees are the lungs of the city, as the saying goes, and they are especially healthful in hot, polluted LA.

Meet LA’s new tree champion, Rachel Malarich

Trees are the lungs of the city, as the saying goes, and they are especially healthful in hot, polluted LA.

This week, through Sept 1: check out the reinvigorated Music Center Plaza; hear Michael Govan in dialogue with USC architecture dean Milton Curry; catch architect Thomas Heatherwick in…

5 design things to do this week

This week, through Sept 1: check out the reinvigorated Music Center Plaza; hear Michael Govan in dialogue with USC architecture dean Milton Curry; catch architect Thomas Heatherwick in…

Two years ago the e-scooter company Bird launched in Santa Monica.   
  Now the buzzy little dockless two-wheelers are in 100 cities and counting. And along the way have aroused…

Bird combats sustainability critiques with 'vandal-proof' Bird Two e-scooter

Two years ago the e-scooter company Bird launched in Santa Monica.  Now the buzzy little dockless two-wheelers are in 100 cities and counting. And along the way have aroused…

Cohousing is a fast-growing housing type in Los Angeles, offering under one roof multiple private bedrooms and bathrooms along with common areas like a shared kitchen, dining area and…

Coliving comes to single family neighborhoods

Cohousing is a fast-growing housing type in Los Angeles, offering under one roof multiple private bedrooms and bathrooms along with common areas like a shared kitchen, dining area and…

This week, through Aug 25: see costumes that steal the (TV) show; celebrate Bauhaus through photos; learn about the Victorian Valley; find the voice of your place; and go loco for…

5 design things to do this week

This week, through Aug 25: see costumes that steal the (TV) show; celebrate Bauhaus through photos; learn about the Victorian Valley; find the voice of your place; and go loco for…

Museum Row on Wilshire Boulevard is in the midst of some big changes.

Museums on Wilshire get revamped, but are pedestrians being forgotten?

Museum Row on Wilshire Boulevard is in the midst of some big changes.

Say you’ve just bought a house that needs fixing up, or you’re looking to remodel. Or maybe you’re building from the ground up.

Hiring a general contractor? Sweeten aims to ease the process

Say you’ve just bought a house that needs fixing up, or you’re looking to remodel. Or maybe you’re building from the ground up.

This week, through Aug 18: catch the end of a blockbuster hip-hop photography show; see how artists draw inspiration from the urban environment; sit in a tea house made of tree…

5 design things to do this week

This week, through Aug 18: catch the end of a blockbuster hip-hop photography show; see how artists draw inspiration from the urban environment; sit in a tea house made of tree…