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The Color Palettes of Wes Anderson

03/21/18 specs+spaces staff

Anderson’s films are widely known for their very specific color palettes. In fact, his films consistently showcase a detailed use of color, which invariably define the self-contained, whimsical and fictional worlds for which his films are famous.

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2018 Chinese New Year: Celebrating the Year of the Dog

02/16/18 Sara McLean

Today, February 16, marks the Chinese New Year, which celebrates the Year of the Dog, and triggers one of the most colorful and exuberant global events of the year.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Four Color Palettes to Inspire

02/14/18 Sara McLean

​Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate, here are four color palettes to inspire and make your day a colorful one.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras! A Colorful and Historic Festival

02/13/18 Sara McLean

Happy Mardi Gras! This rich, historical festival tradition is traced back to medieval Europe and through the ages was brought to an area of land 60 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana in 1699 by French-Canadian explore Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville. In 1703, this tiny settlement, called Fort Louis de la Mobile, celebrated America’s first Mardi Gras.

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LA Art Show: What's New for 2018

01/30/18 Grace Lennon

The 2018 LA Art Show, which took place January 10th-14th, presented works from influential underground galleries and international heavyweights, spanning Picasso to pop surrealism, street art to official government exhibitions, with an increased focus on Asia and Latin America.

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Infinity Mirrors: Yayoi Kusama at The Broad

12/19/17 Grace Lennon

The hottest ticket in Los Angeles is the Broad’s "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors," a survey of the 88-year-old Japanese artist’s five-decade body of work.

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Window Wonderland: Holiday Window Displays 2017

12/11/17 Grace Lennon

Year after year, Los Angeles residents flock to shopping areas such as the Grove and Rodeo to not only purchase the latest items, but view the Instagram-worthy spectacles that light up the store windows.

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Get Happy! We Matched The Colors of Happy Place

12/11/17 specs+spaces staff

Happiness comes in many shapes and sizes. For some it may be a meticulously planned getaway and for others, it could simply be a state of mind. In Los Angeles, however, you can discover it at an actual location.

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Can A New Interactive Experience Make Los Angeles Happy?

11/27/17 specs+spaces staff

Los Angeles just got a whole lot brighter! Last week marked the opening of the multi-sensory pop-up experience HAPPY PLACE in LA’s Arts District.

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Community Mural Initiative Makes Over North Long Beach

11/09/17 specs+spaces staff

North Long Beach has officially kicked off its second Creative Corridor Challenge in order to further the creative community’s presence on the city’s streets.