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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.

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.

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
February 20–May 24, 2015
This February, the Hammer Museum will present the West Coast debut of Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, featuring the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, such as a handbag for Longchamp, to large-scale structures like the new distillery for Bombay Sapphire Gin.

 

 

Competitions

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
I Like Design
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Monday
Nov082010

FACE of a Nation - Film Teaser - Shanghai's Expo 2010 Closes. Did Your Country Show A Good Face? Did the U.S.?

A film production from USC School of Architecture and USC School of Cinematic Arts gives us this provocative film teaser to FACE of a Nation. The team, composed of USC Professor/Architect Mina Chow, architecture journalist Edward Lifson, USC Cinema's Norman Hollyn, and documentary producer/filmmaker Alessandra Pasquini, probes the concept of "face" in Chinese culture and whether country pavilions successfully represented themselves to the world and China. The final film is slated for completion next year.

KCRW's Frances Anderton provides a good summary of the expo and the U.S. situation at her DnA blog.
Did your country represent well? Did the U.S.?  Give us your opinion and thoughts.

Monday
Nov082010

Philippe Starck's Renovation of Le Royale Monceau in Paris

Philippe Starck, the famed French interior designer, has unveiled his latest work, a refurbishment of Le Royal Monceau, a palatial old hotel in Paris’s eighth arrondissement. The design alludes to the hotel's 20s-era peak, but with the decidedly modern influence of Starck.

[Photos via Philippe Stark]

Monday
Nov082010

Innovative Proposal for Solar-Paneled Canopy on Santa Monica Freeway

 

Sweden-based architect Mans Tham designed this serpent-shaped solar skin for the Sana Monica freeway. The proposed renovation of existing urban infrastructure is a critical pivot in the conversation on sustainable design, and the proposal presents an approach that would provide 237 acres of solar power to the middle of Los Angeles.

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Monday
Nov082010

Belgian Contemporary Home Acts as "Public Light Structure" By Night

'Narrow House' by Brussels-based architect Bassam El-Okeily is a three-storey building in Bilzen, a small city near the eastern border of Belgium. The project, which is a collaborative design with architect Karla Menten, features a dynamic and expressive street facade: a glass-encased layer of space that could be defined as an thin atrium, with two jutting look-out balconies that are skewed in angles and directions. Lit up in a multitude of colors, the face of the 'Narrow House' acts as a public light sculpture by night.

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Monday
Nov082010

Rios Clementi Hale's Newly Completed Hollywood + Vine Metro Station

Just east of the iconic intersection of Hollywood and Vine, the just finished L.A. Metro Portal and Plaza is the newest addition to the one of the world’s most famous stretches of urban streetscape.  was commissioned to create a covered entryway for an existing Metro subway stop, and an engaging plaza surrounding it. Bordered on three sides by a multi-use project, the entry canopy and adjacent common areas artfully merge into the ground plane of Hollywood Boulevard, serving as a pedestrian threshold and grand “front door” for the elegant W Hollywood Hotel and W Residences—which rise up just behind—and a gracious arrival point for Metro Red Line riders.  

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