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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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Thursday
Jul292010

Expo 2010 Panel Discussion August 5th - USC Cinema's Prof. Norm Hollyn, NPR's Edward Lifson, Documentarian Alessandra Pasquino Join Professor Mina Chow

United Kingdom PavilionProfessor Norman Hollyn from USC School of Cinematic Arts, Edward Lifson NPR architecture journalist, and documentary producer/director Alessandra Pasquino join Professor/Filmmaker Mina Chow for the Expo 2010/International Architecture discussion at the Palecek showroom August 5th. This is the production team behind Professor Chow's documentary on emblem architecture and the national pavilions at Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

Professor Norm Hollyn, Head Editor, was also editor/music editor for such memorable films as Sophie's Choice, Cotton Club, and Fame.

Edward Lifson, NPR architecture journalist and Annenberg/Loeb Fellow

Alessandra Pasquino, documentary producer/director - Berkeley in the 60s, Nomadic Museum with Shigiru Ban

The event promises to be informative and entertaining. Join us.
RSVP HERE

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Thursday
Jul292010

Santiago Calatrava Interview on New York City Ballet - Audio Series, #2

How do you design for an audience looking at your work versus experiencing it first hand?

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hen Santiago Calatrava was invited to collaborate with the New York City Ballet, he
was honored and inspired to further explore his study of movement and the human
body. The resulting stage designs debuted during this summer’s ballet season, aptly
titled: The Architecture of Dance – New Choreography and Music Festival. Publisher
Ann Gray spoke with Mr. Calatrava on collaborating with artists, the expression of
movement, and the ephemeral nature of set design.
Calatrava slideshow

This is second in a series of 8 audio clips taken from the interview.
Full interview found in FORM magazine's July/August International Issue - print and digital.

Thursday
Jul292010

Santiago Calatrava Interview on New York City Ballet - Audio Series

Is there a spatial aspect to dance that complemented the sets?
 
W
hen Santiago Calatrava was invited to collaborate with the New York City Ballet, he
was honored and inspired to further explore his study of movement and the human
body. The resulting stage designs debuted during this summer’s ballet season, aptly
titled: The Architecture of Dance – New Choreography and Music Festival. Publisher
Ann Gray spoke with Mr. Calatrava on collaborating with artists, the expression of
movement, and the ephemeral nature of set design.
Calatrava slideshow

This is first in a series of 8 audio clips taken from the interview.
Full interview found in FORM magazine's July/August International Issue - print and digital.

Thursday
Jul292010

IIDA Leaders Breakfast 2010

The IIDA Leaders Breakfast is back for its 21st year, featuring speakers, business and design innovators and interior design leaders.

Enjoy:
Alison Levine: Team Captain of the First American Women’s Everest Expedition, ‘Team No Boundaries’ and Groundbreaking Polar Adventurer.

Alison Levine was born with a life-threatening heart condition that precluded her from participating in most demanding physical activities as a child; but, after she had surgery as a teenager, she discovered a passion for mountain climbing. Levine served as the team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, skied across the Arctic Circle to the geographic North Pole, and in January 2008, made history as the first American to complete a 600-mile traverse from west Antarctica to the South Pole.

Celebrate:
Shane’s Inspiration: To Eliminate Bias against Children with Disabilities

In 1997, Catherine Curry-Williams and Scott Williams lost their son, Shane Alexander, to Spinal Muscular Atrophy only a few weeks after his birth. Had Shane lived, he would have spent his life in a wheelchair. This tragedy resulted in the creation of Shane's Inspiration, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities.

Wednesday
Jul282010

The Fourth Annual USC Symposium on BIM Analytics

The USC School of Architecture (Prof. Karen Kensek) is hosting a BIM + SYMPOSIUM on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010. Building on the success of previous years’ symposiums on BIM and Sustainable Design and BIM + Construction and Fabrication, there will be a one-day event with 12 speakers, each with about 30 minutes to speak, who are loosely organized into 4 panels. The topic is BIM Analytics: Performance Based Design.