Category Archives: Art and Design

What LA Could Have Looked Like

  Multiuse Apartment Building Plan Over 405 Freeway Last chance!  This weekend is the last time to see the fascinating exhibition Never Built: Los Angeles at the A+D Museum. An imaginative look at 100 ideas, renderings, blueprints, and models of … Continue reading

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Dragonflies, Bugs and Finding Found Art

On the way to the Audubon Center at Debs Park in LA, a big blue bug looms at the entrance to Avenue 52 off the 110 Freeway.  Standing about 20+ feet high in the grass of a front yard, the … Continue reading

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Taking Brian’s Photo at the 9/11 Memorial

“Would you take my photo here?” an Irish voice asked as I stood looking into the black abyss in the footprint of the South Tower, quietly paying my respects to those who’d perished. I gladly snapped the redheaded man’s image with the serene waterfall behind him. The simple black … Continue reading

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Women Designers Join the Cowboys at The Autry

Along with exhibits of Western landscapes and Hopi Katsina dolls at the Autry Center in Griffith Park, there’s a terrific show of 46 pioneering female artists: California’s Designing Women (1896-1986). It’s filled with 240 examples of elegant arts & crafts ceramics, sleek mid-century … Continue reading

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Elevated Meadows and Grasslands in New York City

I first heard about the High Line at the wonderful Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach a few years ago. Julie Bargman of D.I.R.T. Studio, which works on reclaiming post-industrial sites and was also involved in the regeneation of Ford’s River … Continue reading

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