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    June 24

    The River That Everyone’s Talking About

    by: Haily Zaki

    The tale of the LA River is essentially a cinderella story of urban proportion.  And we’re at the good part now.

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June 24

Design Curiosity Encouraged

by: Haily Zaki

This year’s City Design Tours were a resounding success, taking the design-curious behind-the-scenes of some of LA’s most notable creative studios.  

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June 24

Landscape Architect Mia Lehrer Received ICON Award

by: Haily Zaki

Landscape architect, urbanist, place-maker, and River Sister Mia Lehrer was awarded the 2015 ICON Award at a sunset ceremony at the Hollyhock House. 

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June 3

Get off the Grass with the Sustainable Landscape Tour

by: Haily Zaki

Four years into a mega-drought and we’re all thinking about ways to conserve water.  Hop on this tour to get a behind-the-plants look at how some of our most innovative public parks work.

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June 2

Behind the Creative Curtain: A Round-Up of Studio Tours

by: Haily Zaki

This week is the perfect opportunity to peek behind the proverbial curtain to see how the creative process works for some of LA’s most notable artists, architects, and designers.

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June 2

LA Design Festival Kicks Off with Sunset at Hollyhock...

by: Haily Zaki

Over 200 guests attended the Opening Night Party for the LA Design Festival atop Olive Hill at the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House.  

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May 26

Social Guide to the LA Design Festival

by: Haily Zaki

Everyone loves a good party and the LA Design Festival definitely has a few.  From the LA River Makers Bash to Chinatown Design Night, festival goers may need to stock up on energy drinks in order to keep up with the calendar.

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May 25

Foodies Guide to the LA Design Festival

by: Haily Zaki

How (and where) we eat is definitely part of LA’s design story so foodies rejoice and check out this round-up of food-related events.  

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May 25

Where to Get Your Shop On

by: Haily Zaki

No design festival would be complete without a full range of fantastic shopportunities.  Let this be your guide to the LA Design Festival’s best retail therapy.  Fashion, furniture, design objects, and more. 

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May 23

Show and Tell: Three Great Shows Celebrate Design in...

by: Haily Zaki

The LA Design Festival features several great design shows this year, and together they tell a very exciting story.

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May 22

Mia Lehrer Wins LA Design Festival ICON Award 2015

by: Haily Zaki

Each year the LA Design Festival honors a bold woman for her outstanding contributions to the design industry with the ICON Award.

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May 19

City Design Tour > DTLA

by: Haily Zaki

All eyes have turned towards downtown Los Angeles in the last few years; GQ called it “America’s next great city.” But, although the gentrification feels as if it’s taken place overnight, with art galleries, restaurants and shops rapidly replacing warehouses and boarded-up storefronts, the road was actually paved in 1999 when the Los Angeles City […]