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Host Frances Anderton looks at design and architecture from a Los Angeles perspective.

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Host Frances Anderton looks at design and architecture from a Los Angeles perspective.

    Long-time champion of public space reflects on impact of coronavirus on city life

    Long-time champion of public space reflects on impact of coronavirus on city life

    LA was once a destination for people who wanted to get away from crowded East Coast cities. The ideal was a single home with a yard and a car in the driveway.  But over the last few decades, planners, designers and activists like Aaron...

    • 16 Min.
    Do handsewn face masks protect against coronavirus?

    Do handsewn face masks protect against coronavirus?

    As hospitals, clinics and other community organizations face a shortage of masks during the COVID-19 outbreak, homebound sewers have stepped up to help, from DIY crafters to fashion companies. Are homemade masks helpful to medical staff?

    • 7 Min.
    With spring design fairs and travel on hold, LA designers get creative with constraints

    With spring design fairs and travel on hold, LA designers get creative with constraints

    In a normal year, many Angeleno designers and showroom owners would be packing their bags soon to head to Milan for Salone del Mobile, the massive furniture fair. But now Italy is on lockdown, and the fair has been postponed, along with High Point...

    • 16 Min.
    Redesigning the California dream

    Redesigning the California dream

    Would you choose to rent or own a condo in a multifamily building, or own a single family home? If you are an Angeleno with the means, it is likely that you would choose the latter. After all, a house is a means to personal freedom, outdoor...

    • 16 Min.
    Paula Benson, movie design detective

    Paula Benson, movie design detective

    Paula Benson says she is “a nightmare to watch a film with.” That’s because she’s always pausing the screen to check the decor, ponder who designed the furnishings and where to get them. 

    • 15 Min.
    Daniel Libeskind at the ‘Edge of Order,’ Sunset Magazine, and Sound Baths

    Daniel Libeskind at the ‘Edge of Order,’ Sunset Magazine, and Sound Baths

    Why does an architect have to be like a “camel in the desert?” Daniel Libeskind explains why in a conversation about his new book “Edge of Order.” He also shares thoughts about maintaining hope following trauma, not working for dictators,...

    • 28 Min.

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