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Architecture: What's Old is New

What's old is new again. CBS News reports on the trend of saving great old buildings from being torn down, giving these architectural gems new life.  READ MORE

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Hidden Los Angeles: The City’s Secret Staircases

08/25/13 Megan Mostyn-Brown

“Walking in L.A., nobody walks in L.A." Los Angeles is a car town. No one hoofs it from one place to the next. In fact, this city is notorious for citizens driving comically short distances in the name of convenience.

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Architecture for Dogs Makes Great Design Easily Accessible

08/11/13 Megan Mostyn-Brown

The Long Beach Museum of Art has gone to the dogs – literally.

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Dwell Home Venice

08/03/13 Amber Jones

Dunn-Edwards is the official paint sponsor of Dwell Home Venice, a 2,400-square- foot Dwell Media show home located in Venice, CA. Designed by Sebastian Mariscal, Dwell Home...

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Inspired Style: The Craftsman

08/03/13 Sara McLean

Craftsman-style architecture in the United States dates back to the early 1900s and came about as an outgrowth of the English Arts and Crafts movement. Stressing the importance...

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Reflection of LA: Case Study House No.22, The Stahl House

08/03/13 Grace Lennon

Los Angeles undoubtedly has a unique history of architectural design, from the Spanish missions of the 1700s, to the Craftsman bungalows of Pasadena. However, nothing quite...

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Fusion Fridays at the Pacific Asia Museum

07/29/13 Megan Mostyn-Brown

New York City may claim to be this country's melting pot, but Los Angeles can definitely give it a run for its money. While the cultural landscape is more spread out than its east coast rival, it's just as rich with a population that encompasses communitues from all over the globe.

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LA Art Walk: Self-Guided Inspiration

07/22/13 Megan Mostyn-Brown

As the old saying goes, “Inspiration is everywhere.” Next time you’re looking for a concentrated dose, try the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk.

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An Independence Day Palette

07/15/13 Megan Mostyn-Brown

Quick Quiz: What do the colors in the American flag stand for? If you’re stumped, don’t feel bad. It’s a trick question. According to USHistory.org there’s no record stating why...

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Guerilla Knitters Question the Division Between Art and Crafts

07/15/13 Megan Mostyn-Brown

The afghan your grandmother knit. The sweater your mom crocheted for Christmas. The scarf you bought at the local craft fair.