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Showroom: Devices Under the Tree

‘Tis the season for spending too much on presents and racking your brains to think what overstocked friends could possibly want. The most welcome gifts are those that defy categorisation and ex...
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Rain in LA

El Niño may relieve the California drought but, in the meantime, Angelenos can enjoy a downpour without getting wet. Rain Room is an installation at LACMA by the London-based artist collective Random...
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KEEPING UP WITH CHINA

A book review by Michael Webb The Berlin firm of DOM publishers is consistently producing the best architectural guides in the world—well researched and illustrated, authoritatively written, and hand...
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Celebrating a Seminal Modern Designer

A review by Michael Webb When she died in 1976, at age 98, Eileen Gray was just beginning to emerge from decades of obscurity, thanks to a few belated articles and exhibitions. Now she is in danger o...
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A New View of Milan

A review by Michael Webb Berizzi is the Virgil every architectural traveler needs as a guide to the Inferno and Purgatorio of Milan (for Paradiso, you will have to look elsewhere). It’s a city ...
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Signs of Beauty

A book review by Michael Webb In good time for the gift-giving season comes this enchanting anthology of the calligraphy that so enriches one’s experience of Paris. Having myself photographed t...
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Prouvé Refined

The recently expanded Vitra showroom in Culver City is presenting Prouvé RAW, a special edition of the French master’s office furniture produced as a joint venture between Vitra and the Dutch j...
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Strategies for Shelter in L.A.

By Michael Webb Shelter is as basic a human need as food and sleep, so the A+D Museum could not have chosen a more important theme with which to launch its new space in downtown L.A. It’s a sub...
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Fresh and Candid Conversations

A book review by Michael Webb A good interview requires an interlocutor who has researched his subject but manifests a lively curiosity to discover more. She must be a good listener, who knows when t...
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BEER AND SCHNITZEL

BierBeisl Imbiss, an authentic taste of Austria, is the latest in a growing roster of distinctive restaurants in downtown Los Angeles. It’s located in the century-old arcade that links Spring S...