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Griffith Park Teahouse Team Creates Petal Shower in DTLA Alley

Posted February 3, 2016 by | 2 Comments
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Last June, an anonymous collective of artists captured Angelenos’ imaginations with the Griffith Park Teahouse, a wooden structure in a remote corner of Griffith Park that served for a few delightful weeks as a place of contemplation.
One of the alluring elements of the teahouse was its illegality; it appeared seemingly overnight, built without approvals from city officials.
Now the group is back, with an installation that will last even …

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Sarah Horowitz Designs Fragrances Just for You

Posted February 3, 2016 by | 0 Comments
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In a recent article New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman wrote about sound in architecture and how invasive noise is now the scourge of cities whereas “during the Middle Ages, smell was the unspoken plague of cities.”
The article was an important reminder of the role of the senses in our designed environment. Which brings us to pleasant smells and the work of Sarah Horowitz-Thran.
Horowitz-Thran is a …

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Griffith Park Teahouse Team Creates Petal Shower in DTLA Alley

Posted February 3, 2016 by | 2 Comments
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Last June, an anonymous collective of artists captured Angelenos’ imaginations with the Griffith Park Teahouse, a wooden structure in a remote corner of Griffith Park that served for a few delightful weeks as a place of contemplation.
One of the alluring elements of the teahouse was its illegality; it appeared seemingly overnight, built without approvals from city officials.
Now the group is back, with an installation that will last even …

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5 Design Things to Do This Week

Posted February 1, 2016 by | 0 Comments
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“Brutalist” teapots, a talk about “greening the gas tank”, SKIN reconsidered by artists, the Museum of Neon Art reopens, a “Sleepless” night of art and music at the Music Center, and a tour of WeWork’s new space in the Fine Arts Building — that’s all this week in design events.

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Go West, Young Man. . . On a Citi Bike

Posted January 27, 2016 by | 1 Comment
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Might you consider a solo bike ride across America? If so, would you choose a sturdy, heavy NYC Citi Bike with just three gears? 
That was the ride of choice of 35-year-old New York commuter Jeffrey Tanenhaus.
Last Saturday he pedaled into a welcoming crowd at the Santa Monica Pier, looking very relaxed for someone who had just spent five months riding up to 40 …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted January 25, 2016 by | 0 Comments
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Verde Xchange features Frank Gehry and Eric Garcetti on the LA River, a talk about the “most sustainable building in the world”; Art LA opens while museums and Broadway theaters offer art and culture for free; Catherine Opie talks at the Hammer about her photos of Elizabeth Taylor’s wardrobe; leading LA graphic designers push the press. That’s all this week in design events from DnA.

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Puss Puss Makes Cats Even Cooler

Posted January 21, 2016 by | 0 Comments
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Maria Joudina-Robinson, Gemma Lacey and Matt Robinson are the London-based creative team behind Puss Puss, a high-end fashion and lifestyle magazine that launched last year.
Puss Puss draws its theme and inspiration from cats, but you won’t find articles about kitty litter or flea collars; the inaugural issue featured an interview with cutting-edge Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and glossy photo shoots that reveal as much …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted January 19, 2016 by | 0 Comments
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Puss Puss throws a party, Architects discuss the art of designing performing arts – and science – centers, Frances Stark survey comes to end, a party to greet a cross-country Citibiker, director Eric Bricker talks about Julius Shulman’s Visual Acoustics — that’s your week in design events from DnA.

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DnA Goes to CES

Posted January 13, 2016 by | 1 Comment
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DnA goes to CES for the first time and meets Girl Scouts, takes a (skeptical) tour of the Internet of Things, and considers sustainability as well as the convergence of art and technology with Adrian Grenier and others in the Dell space.

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Erin Walline: Engineering Change in the Tech Industry

Posted January 12, 2016 by | 1 Comment
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The relative lack of women in senior management and engineering positions in the tech industry is widely discussed (one survey has found that only 5.8 percent of programmers in Silicon Valley identify as female).
This imbalance was in evidence at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where few women could be spotted among the almost 200,000 attendees.
One who breaks the stereotype is Erin …

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5 Design Things to do this Week

Posted January 11, 2016 by | 0 Comments
The Ten Point Program is reconsidered in “Static, Luggage Tag Two, Orator Standard and Akkurat”

Foreclosure, Hard Bop, It’s the Pits, music to say goodbye to New Objectivity and Star-gazing; here’s your week in design events from DnA.

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