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Interior Designer Natasha Baradaran Adds Luster to the Homes of the Global Elite

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Natasha Baradaran is an interior designer and furniture maker who launched her own firm back in 2000. On this week’s DnA, we spoke with Baradaran in the context of a discussion about so-called “zombie urbanism,” namely, the urban impact of the growing trend for investors to park money in — but rarely occupy — residential real estate in global cities.
She spoke of a …

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What’s The Impact of Global Investment in LA Residential Property?

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On this DnA we talked about what happens to the life of global cities — like London, New York and LA — when investors park money, but rarely occupy, high-end residential property. 
We’d been thinking for a while about this phenomenon — nicknamed “zombie urbanism” by some city watchers; or, in London, “buy-to-forget.”
But it was crystallized by the publication of Towers Of Secrecy, a fascinating series in the …

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In Defense of Lady Gaga’s Red Gloves and Other Bold Oscar Style

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Aside from debating over which actors and filmmakers are worthy of Oscars each year, the public also appoints itself as fashion police of the red carpet. Best and worst dressed lists have become a fixture of awards show coverage.
But Simon Doonan, creative ambassador at large for Barneys New York and author of The Asylum, thinks they are missing the point: self-expression.
“When I look at …

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Production Designer Dennis Gassner Creates a Dark and Enchanting Forest for ‘Into The Woods’

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Into the Woods, directed by Rob Marshall, is the film adaptation of the 1987 Steven Sondheim musical of the same name. Even though the film intertwines the stories of many classic fairy tales including Cinderella, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood, few characters get a fairy tale ending.
Longtime production designer Dennis Gassner, who is nominated for an Oscar for his work …

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Turf Mullets and 9 Surprises from “Swimming in Succulents” at Palm Springs; Thank You Designers

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This weekend DnA went on the road to Palm Springs, to join desert style enthusiasts at Modernism Week. We set up at MW’s “Camp” in front of KCRW’s “living room” filled with objects by LA designers (see below).
While there we hosted a discussion, entitled Swimming With Succulents, about desert backyards in an age of drought. 
What could have been a rather dry topic proved quite juicy …

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That Honeycomb, From Inside: Eli Broad’s Museum is His “Dream Come True”

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In a Valentine to the city, the Broad opened its doors this past Sunday to almost 3,000 paying guests, giving them a preview of the museum that is expected to open later this year.
People flocked to experience the much-touted, column-free, third floor space and its main feature designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro: the honeycomb “veil.”
Not all visitors were wowed — DnA heard from people who said …

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“Swimming In Succulents:” DnA Talks Backyard Design at Modernism Week

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