Photo: Deborah English at 365 by Whole Foods in Silver Lake. (Avishay Artsy)
FROM THIS EPISODE
Despite recent criticisms of the company, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced new big plans: his "Master Plan, Part Deux." And he invited journalists to check out his new "gigafactory" for electric batteries, currently under construction in Nevada.
Tim Stevens, Editor-in-Chief of Roadshow, CNET's auto destination site, gives us an update on the company that's disrupting the automotive and energy fields.
If there's one grocery store that seems to have tapped into the zeitgeist -- at least of health-conscious Angelenos -- it's Whole Foods. But is it the power of the products, or the character of the stores themselves? We talk to Deborah English, an interior designer based in Pasadena who is disrupting the supermarket experience. She has spent 15 years working with Whole Foods on all aspects of store planning and design, both in Los Angeles and now nationwide.
Whole Foods struggles to get back on its feet
DnA: A Whole Foods protest in Silver Lake
Whole Foods designer as sick of barn wood as you are
Three ways Whole Foods is using design to appeal to millennials
In late July a fire from a blown transformer in a Downtown LA pallet yard spread into the studio of ceramicist Ben Medansky. The studio was destroyed, but out of the ashes came something unexpected. Now he's focused on rebuilding his studio -- with help from his friends who've donated through a GoFundMe site.
Ben Medansky, ceramicist
More From Design and Architecture
Living Small: Micro-Units and Podshare Los Angeles is following a trend set in other high cost cities for micro-units, at market-rate rents. Could this be the solution to a housing problem? Or could it validate living spaces that might just be too small? And you may have stayed at a hostel while traveling, but some LA residents are using Podshare as a long-term housing solution, sleeping in bunks with a roomful of strangers for months at a time.
Living sky-high in downtown LA Downtown Los Angeles has been experiencing a renaissance. It was known for decades as a place to work, but not live. That’s changing, as the area is seeing a boom in high-rise construction. One new megaproject, Metropolis, is a harbinger of things to come.
Metropolis: Selling the downtown high-rise dream Is high-rise living the future of housing in downtown LA? DnA visits the Gensler-designed Metropolis tower complex to learn how the architects turned a freeway-adjacent site into sky-high luxury condos, and how its Chinese developer Greenland and Beverly Hills realtor The Agency are selling the new “downtown dream” to prospective buyers.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
At Podshare, living communally without privacy Maybe you’ve stayed at a hostel while traveling. Some LA residents are using Podshare as a long-term housing solution, sleeping in bunks with a roomful of strangers for months at a time. Read More
5 design things to do this week This week: see into the future of mobility; learn how new housing laws will impact LA; discuss the intersection of art, engineering and architecture; attend a screening of LA-themed short films; and walk through Pasadena’s architecturally-rich Madison Heights neighborhood. Read More