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Create & Cultivate Mixes Feminine Ethos with Industrial Accents in New Downtown LA Headquarters

10/01/19 specs+spaces staff

​Jaclyn Johnson, CEO of Create & Cultivate, the career conference and digital media platform juggernaut, has returned to her Downtown L.A. roots, this time with a stylish and refined work space.

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Artist Linda Pappa On Posada Collaboration with The Joshua Tree House

09/12/19 specs+spaces staff

The desire to reset and rejuvenate in the wilds of Joshua Tree is a common thread for artist Linda Pappa and desert-living lifestyle brand creators Sara and Rich Combs of the Joshua Tree House.

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Sin City Calls Out for an Angel in Waiting

09/03/19 Richard Rodriguez

Betty Willis — the artist behind the neon sign that has inspired countless selfies, T-shirts and other tchotchkes — was also the creative genius behind the Blue Angel.

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Artist Caroline Geys Talks Color, Design and Finding Inspiration from the Past

08/05/19 Richard Rodriguez

The path to becoming a working artist for Caroline Geys was anything but a straight line.

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The Roots of The Bob Baker Marionette Theater’s Design Aesthetic

07/24/19 specs+spaces staff

A new multi-part blog series explores color highlights and design stories behind the re-emergence of L.A.’s beloved Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

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Preserving History and Color with Beloved LA Icon Bob Baker Marionette Theater

07/03/19 specs+spaces staff

A new multi-part blog series explores color highlights and design stories behind the re-emergence of LA’s beloved Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

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Mid-Century Mural Brightens This Founder's Muted Kitchen

05/15/19 specs+spaces staff

Whether you’re making small improvements or completely overhauling your kitchen, fresh coat of paint can often make all the difference, or Sam Klein’s case, a fresh mural can.

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The Uncommon Place: Limited-Edition Pin Collection Inspired by 2019 Color Trends

04/24/19 specs+spaces staff

Orange County, California-based Katie Thierjung likes to create things that bring her joy, and what better way to spark joy than with color? The California designer collaborated with Dunn-Edwards to launch a limited-edition collection of enamel pins, now available.

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School Mural Proves It Does Take A Village

03/26/19 specs+spaces staff

L.A. artist Rebeca Simms (aka Wylie West Creative) looks to fuel the imaginations of L.A.’s youth with her murals.

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Desert X Returns with Colorful Installations

03/11/19 Grace Lennon

The second iteration of the biannual art event Desert X contributes its invasion of mythical site-specific installations to the landscape, bringing the work of international contemporary artists to the desert during Modernism Week.