Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

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Kids, with proper guidance, can really enjoy the Hammer’s latest new show, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio. More than enjoy, it may actually stimulate their creativity! The freshest of ideas are often best comprehended by children …

2.28.15

Now at the Getty: J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free

Turner canvases from Tate London in LA through May

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It had poured rain the night before, and though we eagerly ascended the stairs toward the Getty’s special exhibition space, everyone was stopped in their tracks by the breathtaking view. It

2.26.15

Bring Your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 3

Hollyhock House

Hollyhock House

Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright built seven private homes in Los Angeles. Hollyhock House, constructed from 1919–21 and recently restored and reopened to the public, was his first. It was commissioned by iconoclastic heiress Aline Barnsdall, a feminist, …

2.22.15

Bring Your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 2

Eames House

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Located on a scenic oceanfront bluff in Pacific Palisades, the Eames House was the family home of Charles and Ray Eames, celebrated for their groundbreaking, often playful contributions to furniture and industrial design, architecture, films, exhibitions, and even …

2.22.15

Bring your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 1

 Schindler House

 

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Nestled behind a thick wall of bamboo on Kings Road in West Hollywood, the Schindler House was designed by architect and Viennese émigré Rudolph Schindler and is considered one of the world’s first modern houses. You approach …

2.22.15

Art, History, and a Boat Trip!

Take a trip to Alcatraz and see @Large: Ai Weiwei

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It’s a strange sight to behold an art installation that the artist will likely never see himself. Ai Weiwei’s site-specific installations at Alcatraz were conceived from his home in China …

1.21.15

XMass Through the Gift Shop

Do you have some problems to solve on your gift list? We sure do — the kids who have everything, grandma who says she doesn’t want any more “things,” and babysitters and teachers who deserve something better than a candle. …

12.13.14

Boyhood – Best Film of the Year?

One of our favorite films of 2014 is Richard Linklater’s dazzling film, Boyhood. Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise) worked with the same cast — including Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and Ellar Coltrane (seen here from age …

12.3.14

A Dog Called Human, Live Bees, & a Monkey in a Mask: Pierre Huyghe at LACMA

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The first 25 years of Pierre Huyghe’s career are on view in a “retrospective” that, according to LACMA’s Associate Curator of Contemporary Art Jerrett Gregory, “looks to the future”.  Much more is still expected from Huhghe, who LACMA’s Director Michael …

11.20.14