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Design Round-up: Banksy, Bots and Art in Inglewood

Posted February 18, 2011 by | 2 Comments

Around town, by Olga Khazan:
Bankable street art hits L.A.: Banksy is in town for the Oscars, and is believed to be stealthily putting up street art that is both revered and reviled. While some of the street artist’s purported stenciled pieces were welcomed, one drawing of a drug-addled Micky and Mini Mouse, reportedly worth millions, was promptly ripped down and left in a crumpled …

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Design Round-Up, February 11

Posted February 14, 2011 by | 3 Comments

There is so much of great interest to DnA that we cannot always cover on air, due to lack of time. But we want to broadcast the news by other means. So, starting today, DnA’s newest associate, Olga Khazan, will post a weekly round-up of design happenings in LA. Send her your news at and olga dot khazan at


“Out of Memory,” a …

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Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman Design Their Own Love Story

Posted February 9, 2011 by | 2 Comments

Charles and Ray Eames, Robin and Lucienne Day, Massimo and Lella Vignelli: all couples who made a big mark on post-war Modern design. LA has also been home to another designing couple, Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman, two Detroit artists who opened a studio in West LA in the early 1950s, and forged a path in artful craft, applying Jerry’s entrepreneurial savvy and Evelyn’s fine artistry to …

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Maira Kalman at Skirball, Coy Howard at SCI-Arc

Posted December 24, 2010 by | 1 Comment

DnA is not a “journal of record;” regrettably, the show cannot cover every notable design event, new building or book or exhibit. Nor even can the DnA blog, but whenever possible we will draw attention to a must-see or do design happening. One of these is Part II – Whispers and Echoes, the second of a two-part show of work by Coy Howard, the …

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