LADF starts one day early this year with an amazing design story that blends fashion with architecture, technology, and a beautiful Hollywood siren. Join LACMA’s Costume Council for very special event with Michael Schmidt and Rose Apodaca. Continue reading
Planning an event? Need some fresh ideas? Discover the latest trends and technologies in the social industry at BizBash IdeaFest, the leading trade show for event and meeting professionals. With hands-on workshops, exciting vendors on the trade show floor, and the first-ever Event Innovation Forum–Los Angeles, come and be inspired by today’s event industry all-stars. Continue reading
What do Wilshire Boulevard and a barley field have in common? It may surprise some, but they were once one and the same. 118 years ago, this iconic boulevard was carved from rolling barley fields into one of the first roads to bisect Los Angeles.
In an effort to showcase the expansive history of Wilshire Boulevard and all the architectural beauty surrounding it, Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, an initiative of The Getty, presents CicLAvia: Iconic Wilshire Boulevard - a rare opportunity for Angelenos to experience this well-known drive on a different set of wheels. Continue reading
How is design driving meaningful innovation and change in today’s economy?
This summer, explore the role of design in an important global conversation on how design is transforming business, transportation, education and the public sector, as the Design Management Institute - an international nonprofit organization that seeks to heighten awareness of design as an essential part of business strategy - brings the 2013 Design Thinking Conference to Los Angeles for the first time. Continue reading
Whether you’re a designer or design-lover, you won’t want to miss Celebration, a special evening commemorating the best of design. This year’s gala marks an exciting and distinct milestone for ASID, as it will be hosted for the first time ever on the West Coast! Continue reading
Chinatown Design Night went off with such a bang last year that it’s back again in 2013. The annual design street party will be rounding out two weeks of citywide celebrations and serve as the official closing party for LADF 2013. Continue reading
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SuperCaliProductionisticDesignaliciousExhibitalidocious: It’s not easy to say, but it may become the new mantra for the next generation of California furniture makers. Find out more about the state of modern furniture craft this summer when The Furniture Society hosts their annual symposium in Los Angeles. In a departure from the Society’s typical conference format, FS13: LA symposium will harness the energy and talent of LA’s design community to explore issues critical to designer-makers today. Continue reading
We all know about the great Westside-Eastside divide in LA. Yes, it’s a cultural, socio-economic, and geographic thing. But mainly, it’s a driving thing, right? It’s tough to commit to an event when you know you have to fight traffic for at least an hour to get there, scavenge for parking, and then return home with maybe a few crudites and a glass of wine in your belly. Well, LADF gets it. So this year, to encourage citywide participation and a sense of community, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with Lyft to give our guests a ride to and from any LADF events. Of course, we’d prefer it if you walked, rode your bike, or took public transportation. But if you were going to drive, grabbing a Lyft is a great alternative.
Submissions have just closed for the 2013 AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards which recognize the best-designed restaurants, cafes, and bars and lounges in Los Angeles and beyond. Now in its ninth year, the Restaurant Design Awards continue to be one of the AIA|LA’s most popular awards programs.
The 3rd Annual LA Design Festival returns June 13 to June 30, 2013 for two full weeks of citywide design celebrations of varying size, scope, and splendor. With a creative economy that generates over $230.7 billion per year and $3.3 billion in state and local taxes, Los Angeles is without doubt a global design capital. Continue reading