FROM Bobbye Tigerman
Handbook of California Design Bobbye Tigerman co-curated California Design, 1930—1965 : Living in a Modern Way, an exhibit shown last year at LACMA. The show was a hit – and the research produced so much rich history about designers and makers that the curators decided to create a book about them. The result is A Handbook of California Design, 1930—1965 : Craftspeople, Designers, Manufacturers , designed by Irma Boom. Bobbye talks about the community of designers that thrived then, and considers the state of Southern California designing and making today. After being eclipsed by Silicon Valley, is it enjoying a rebirth?
A Pacific Standard Time Preview The big self-love fest that is Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945-1980 is about to launch with many exhibits across Southern California. Part of the story of that creative period in postwar Los Angeles is the innovation in design, craft and architecture. Gloria Gerace, managing director of Pacific Standard Time tells how design was linked to the art experimentation of those "happening" years. One of the biggest design exhibitions opens soon at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and curators Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman give a preview of Living In a Modern Way: California Design 1930—1965 . Then, architects Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung walk through their exhibition design that includes the Case Study House program, open plan and indoor-outdoor living, Julius Shulman photographs, and the explosion of consumption that followed the deprivations of the Great Depression and World World II. The cover of the magazine Arts & Architecture, which published the Case Study Houses Top image: Swimsuits designed by the company Catalina, which were made in L.A.
Holocaust Museum Finds Home in Pan Pacific Park Since its founding 50 years ago the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust has built a collection of over 3000 artifacts but has long sought a permanent home. Now it has one, in an intriguing building by architect Hagy Belzberg in Pan Pacific Park. LACMA curator Bobbye Tigerman explains her grandfather's role in helping found the museum and Hagy Belzberg talks about the way in which the design and architecture contribute to the understanding of the genocide. Interior view of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.