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It’s a guy thing

Props for wittiest exhibition title of the year go to LACMA’s Reigning Men, a hunky look at the evolution of male fashion trends from 1715 to today. Among the many things you’ll learn: 1) the three-piece suit was way less boring in the 18th Century; 2) hidden padding and shapewear weren’t always...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

A+D opens DT with an LA salute

The A+D (Architecture and Design) Museum just unveiled its new permanent home in the Downtown Arts District. Fittingly, the inaugural exhibition celebrates some of LA’s most innovative designers across a range of disciplines, from architecture and furniture to products, graphics, murals and more.

Posted over 2 years ago
 

As seen on Curbed LA: This Baldwin Hills Post and Beam Has a Built-In Fish Tank and '80s Flair

From the outside, this 1958 house in Baldwin Hills looks like it could be a full-on time capsule. It is, but not one from the 1950s. That teal carpet, the matching blue-green upholstery on the sofa, those fantastic chairs that look like a Barbie dress in furniture form, and the built-in aquarium...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

Cup o’ caterpillars, anyone?

Not just any caterpillars — the kind that turn into Painted Lady butterflies. During Caterpillar Days at Kidspace Museum in Pasadena this month, you can buy one of them for $4 or a cup of five for $18, complete with food and care instructions. The whole event leads to a Grand Butterfly Release at...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

Show of Power

April is the last month to be dazzled by Woven Gold: The Tapestries of Louis XIV at the Getty. From a time when tapestries were the ultimate power symbol, these fifteen immense, colorful works, hand-woven in wool, silk and glittering thread inspire true awe. Most are on loan from Paris, and the...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

World-renowned corporate architect’s private retreat

What happens when an internationally famed workplace designer sets out to create his first personal residence ever: his own? For Clive Wilkinson, the visionary behind groundbreaking corporate spaces for Google, Nokia and others worldwide, it meant thinking outside the modernist box and distilling...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

Newly bloomed: 1920 treasure in Madison Heights

Last summer, a visionary team launched a sensitive eight-month restoration of the four bedroom, 3.5 bathroom Marston & Van Pelt home at 883 South Oakland in Pasadena. Their goal: to thoughtfully showcase its nearly 4,000 square feet of classic beauty. The breathtaking result has just been...

Posted over 2 years ago
 

In Place: West Hollywood

Style, vibrant social life and social activism define WeHo, a community dedicated to an inclusive lifestyle. Incorporated in 1984, the city embraces a sense of social responsibility that extends across the civic spectrum.West Hollywood passed one of the nation’s first green building ordinances,...

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Clive Wilkinson: social engineer

Clive Wilkinson is an architect, designer, writer and strategist with special expertise in applying urban design thinking to interior design, especially in creative workplace communities.His firm, Clive Wilkinson Architects, has completed over four million square feet of creative workplace,...

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