Monday, March 22, 2010

April de LaB > Make Time: Shop Your Local de LaB Community!

We know things may have been a for some of our de LaB friends in the last few months. But we've also heard some pretty amazing stories about you all using that extra time to take on new and exciting endeavors. In fact, so many of you have contacted us about the cool things you're making that we knew we had to find a way to help share them—and sell them.

In April, we're holding a very special event during the Downtown Art Walk where de LaB members will have a chance to showcase their freshly-made wares. All the rest of us have to do is show up and support them!

MAKE TIME: Shop Your Local de LaB Community
Products for sale by architects, designers, illustrators and artists working east of La Brea.

Bunch Design
Cartoules Letterpress
Debi van Zyl
Fifth Floor Gallery
Jessica Fleischmann
Kaz Brecher
Kindred Stones
Peri Lamps
Sharon Isadora Levy
toHOLD by Kara Bartelt
...and more

Invite and graphics by Amy Tan

Music by Azalia Snail, Sylvia Juncosa, and markdlyons (architect+composer)

Foie gras and honey gastrique ice cream by Coolhaus

Free book giveaway! Dozens of free design, art and architecture books, first-come, first-serve!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

During the Downtown Art Walk

Ball-Nogues Studio
410 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Ball-Nogues is an integrated design and fabrication practice that creates experimental built environments to enhance and celebrate the potential for social interaction through sensation, spectacle, and physical engagement while striving to infuse the matter of the built environment with a downstream purpose.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March de LaB > Fat Fringe at the Fix

This month, we head to Pico Union*'s brand new Fix Gallery for drinks and high jinx beneath a giant, die-cut paper canopy designed by the artful (if not sliced) hands of paper experimentalists. Join us for the opening of Fat Fringe at the Fix, a collaborative project that explores large scale, high volume paper cutting.

Fat Fringe is a die-cut paper canopy created through slicing, punching, and folding. Paper enthusiasts have spent the past three weekends transforming sheets of paper into all species of beautiful 3D forms, a polyvalent homage to the fringe. The installation was developed through a series of workshops led by designers Lisa Little and Emily White of Layer and organized by Materials & Applications.

For those who want to add their own designs to the Fat Fringe, there is one more public workshop this weekend at the Fix project space. More info here on how to be part of the slicing, punching, and folding action.

Otherwise, just join us for the party!

Thursday, March 11

6pm to 10 pm

Opening Reception for Fat Fringe at the Fix

Grand Opening of the Fix project space / Fix Gallery - a new design gallery and creative space located just west of the Los Angeles Convention Center

1728 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Be sure to RSVP here.

Media sponsorship by Dwell magazine. Special thanks to the Sofa Company.

Images: M&A, The Fix Gallery

*Lest we be accused of subversively attempting to re-brand an entire neighborhood, we stand corrected. The gallery is located in the Pico Union neighborhood.