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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
Interiors & Sources 

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Wednesday
Mar232011

One Thousand Cranes for Japan Project Involves Artists and Designers for Disaster Relief

Brian Greenwood's image for One Thousand Cranes for Japan

London-based production studios Anomaly and Unit9 are collecting and requesting patterns donated by artists, which users can print out with instructions to make origami cranes in exchange for a donation to disaster relief in Japan. The project, called One Thousand Cranes for Japan, coems from a Japanese legend that says a person who folds 1000 origami cranes will be granted a wish.

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Tuesday
Mar222011

Glass Future

Corning Incorporated, a world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, works to develop interactive glass that will transform ordinary surfaces into sophisticated electronic devices. These new technologies could allow you to organize your daily schedule with a few touches on your bathroom mirror. They could allow you to video-chat with relatives on your kitchen counter. "This world," says Corning Chairman and CEO Wendell Weeks, "is being created as we speak."

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Monday
Mar212011

The FLOAT House: New Orleans' low-cost, green solution to flooding

Photographer: Iwan BaanIn a world where nearly 200 million people worldwide live in high risk coastal flooding zones, new design solutions are needed for homes that adapt to this reality. The FLOAT House, created by the Morphosis Team in collaboration with the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, is precisely this kind of design. This residential home in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward can withstand a storm the size of Hurricane Katrina; it sustains its own water and power needs; and it is manufactured cheaply enough to function as low-income housing.

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Sunday
Mar202011

2011 AIA Los Angeles Spring Home Tour Series March 27-Steven Ehrlich and Takashi Yanai Interview 2010

Interview with Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, and Takashi Yanai, AIA, of Ehrlich Architects about The Carrillo House, one of the houses on the AIA/LA Fall Home Tour 2010.

NEXT: Sunday, March 27 - 11-4pm

2011 AIA Los Angeles Spring Home Tour Series
East & West of the 405
Featuring homes by:
Cory Buckner, AIA-Cory Buckner Architects
Rick Leslie, AIA-Rick Leslie Architects 
Zoltan Pali, FAIA-Studio Pali Fekete Architects(SPF:a) and Dugally-Oberfeld Builders
Assembledge+ and Billy Rose 
Tickets available at http://www.aialosangeles.org
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Wednesday
Mar162011

Yves Behar Mobile Phone for Æsir

San Francisco designer Yves Behar has designed a mobile phone for the new Danish mobile phone brand Æsir. The design is a response against the smart phone trend, and features staggered raised square buttons. Called +YvesBehar, the design is the first in Æsir’s a series of collaborations with selected designers.

The Copenhagen-based brand was founded by Thomas Møller Jensen with Jens Martin Skibsted and Mathias Rajani.

The +YvesBehar phone comes in gold or stainless steel.