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Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism
September 12–December 12, 2014
With works as varied as a Vidal Sassoon Salon from 1968, the U.S. Expo Pavilion in Seville, Spain in 1992, and his steel houses, this exhibit will present an overview of almost fifty years of architecture. Barton Myers first attracted attention in the late 1960s for his civic buildings and urban projects in Canada. He returned to the United States in 1984 to open a Los Angeles office and became known for his performing arts centers, campus buildings, and steel houses among many projects. 

The Barton Myers papers were donated to the Architecture and Design Collection of the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara in 2000.  The archive covers Myers’s work from 1968 through 2002 and includes sketches and computer drawings, watercolors, images by well-known photographers, detailed study models and models of blocks-long sections of cities, as well as research notes, correspondence, lectures, and writings.

The West Hollywood Design District Presents Decades of Design 1948–2014
November 19, 2014–February 2015
The first-ever retrospective exhibition uncovering, examining and celebrating six decades of rich design history in West Hollywood. The curated ­­gallery will showcase design pioneers and present tastemakers through bold graphics, photographs and original product.

RICS Development Series Los Angeles 2014: Wilshire Grand Center
November 20, 2014
Join RICS Southern California chapter for the launch of their Los Angeles Development Series seminar, which takes an in-depth look at the development and construction of the upscale, world-class Wilshire Grand Project in downtown LA.

Innovation and Design Excellence in Healthcare Facilities Design: Today and Tomorrow
November 21, 2014
Hosted by AIA Los Angeles and AIA San Francisco, Future Care: Design for Health is a one-day healthcare symposium featuring the top minds in healthcare planning, design and construction. Speakers will address the rapidly changing healthcare environment and how these changes impact what healthcare providers need from the design and construction community.

Heath Ceramics Annual Sale
November 21–25, 2014
Heath's annual sale at their locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sausalito offer deals on merchandise along with special presentations.

FOG Design + Art Fair
January 15–18, 2015
Benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), FOG Design+Art is a four-day celebration and exploration of modern and contemporary design, architecture, and art with dynamic exhibits, custom installations, art galleries, lectures, and discussions with leaders in the art and design worlds.

 

 

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Registration Opens: October 1
Breaking New Ground
The California Endowment

Deadlne: November 30
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award
International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

Deadline: December 8

2015 Diversity Scholarship
Gensler

Deadline: December 15
2015 Preservation Awards
Santa Monica Conservancy 

Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
Wolf and Sub-Zero 

Deadline: January 16
Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2015
Ceramics of Italy 

Deadline: February 23
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Jan302013

Light up Your Life with the New Stickbulb Collection by RUX

The new Stickbulb Collection from RUX features lights inspired by fireworks. Image via RUX.

You might say that RUX’s wide-ranging design practice runs from the sublime (a concept for floating bridges spanning the East River) to the more, perhaps, utilitarian (a prototype for a very 21st-century gum dispenser springs to mind). With the Stickbulb Collection of LED lights, now available to order, they’ve created something that is both.

As founder and principal Russell Greenberg tells the story, “RUX was designing a house in Miami that needed a large light installation in the foyer. At the same time, the production of another one of our projects was producing linear strips of wooden ‘waste’ that were piling up in our workshop. We challenged ourselves to make a light fixture out of the wooden scraps. Instead of developing a one-off installation with the sticks, we set out to design an elegant modular product, like a light-up erector set.”

The elegant new results of RUX’s experiment include the Bang Series, a group of three lights, ranging from a tabletop model just under three feet tall to a nine-foot tall floor-sized piece, all reminiscent of exploding fireworks and tree branches. The simple, elegant Torch Series—just a single, linear light—also comes in three sizes. All the lights emit a warm glow reminiscent of candles but without the flicker.

Besides looking fantastic, the Stickbulb Collection has some seriously eco-friendly cred. “Conservation of resources is at the heart of the Stickbulb collection,” says Greenberg. “We use responsibly sourced and reclaimed woods for the enclosures.” In practical terms, it means the pieces are constructed from sustainably harvested maple and pine, from Southern yellow pine reclaimed from construction sites in New York and Connecticut, and from ipe salvaged from the Coney Island and Atlantic City boardwalks.

On top of that, “We work with local manufacturers and craftsman for the minimal lamp components,” says Greenberg. “At RUX we are not only interested in designing innovative products, but we are also interested in developing elegant supply chains to produce those products.”

To supply yourself with a light from the Stickbulb collection, contact the company at orders@stickbulb.com.

 

 

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