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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.

    Cross Colours; Fast fashion’s hidden costs

    Cross Colours; Fast fashion’s hidden costs

    Remember Cross Colours? The LA-based urban streetwear line was a hit in the early 90s, with bright, bold designs and uplifting messages about unity. Now the label is back, and the California African American Museum is celebrating with a...

    • 28 min
    New Hollywood royalty; Netflix goes solar; Santa Monica and well-being

    New Hollywood royalty; Netflix goes solar; Santa Monica and well-being

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are stepping back from the British Royal Family. Will they become new Hollywood royalty? We look at the role Los Angeles may play in their lives, from shaping the couple’s influencer project to a being a possible new...

    • 28 min
    Remembering “visual futurist” Syd Mead; hunting for vintage clothing at ThriftCon LA

    Remembering “visual futurist” Syd Mead; hunting for vintage clothing at ThriftCon LA

    Syd Mead envisoned vehicles, streetscapes and gadgets for Blade Runner, Tron, Aliens and many other films. He died December 30 at age 86. DnA pays tribute to this “visual futurist” who anticipated, and inspired, new technologies and the...

    • 28 min
    Can you design your way out of smartphone addiction?

    Can you design your way out of smartphone addiction?

    Your smartphone is addictive. Do you need to “Marie Kondo” your apps, put down the phone altogether, or use it as a “drug” dispensary? DnA takes a tour of hidden LA bars that ban phones, talks with a computer scientist who recommends...

    • 28 min
    Dar Williams on how to rebuild small town America

    Dar Williams on how to rebuild small town America

    Singer-songwriter Dar Williams has spent years on the road and along the way she learned a lot about America’s small towns and what makes them thrive. She talks about her book,  What I Found in a Thousand Towns , and plays songs that relate to...

    • 28 min
    La Brea Tar Pits; Cinderella Homes; General Hospital

    La Brea Tar Pits; Cinderella Homes; General Hospital

    The La Brea Tar Pits has a new design team that won’t uproot the mammoth family from its lake of tar. DnA talks to architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi of Weiss/Manfredi about how they plan to maintain the “thereness” and...

    • 28 min

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