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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.

 

 

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Deadline: January 16
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Jan292014

FORM on Design: Shaking up the Playground

Free Play's innovative new structures offer a new, child-directed and imaginative approach to play equipment. Image courtesy Free Play.

Anyone who has visited an American playground in the last few decades knows exactly what to expect. A slide, some swings, monkey bars, maybe a teeter-totter. And any child who has been to the same playgrounds will know exactly how to play on them. It means they’re safe and functional but also a little dull.

Dan Schreibman had that revelation about a decade ago when his first child was born. Searching for a backyard play set, he found them to be basically the same—pretty boring. As his children got older, “they played on it for 20 minutes, but they’d play with the fallen tree there for six hours,” says Schreibman, a management consultant by profession and now a playground evangelist by calling.

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