Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Los Angeles Design Festival: What to Do June 16-30

Standard's Tree House will be featured on Dwell on Design's Eastside Home Tour on June 25th. Photo by Benny Chan.

de LaB is thrilled to be part of the first-ever LA Design Festival. From June 16 to June 30, LA will be alive with design parties, panels, and yes, even a parade (a Big Parade walk, that is!). So to help you plan out your social calendar for the next few weeks, here's a round-up of our top picks of events produced by our friends and collaborators (and don't forget our own HOLA/BeerBelly double header on Thursday, June 17!).


An inside peek at some of the Eastside's creative studios. Westside tour on Sunday.

Walking tour of downtown LA with Dan Koeppel, LA's stairmaster and good friend of de LaB.

Special guest Andre Dekker will be on hand all the way from the Netherlands to share his perspective on placemaking at this panel at ATX. With Geoff Manaugh, Oliver Hess, and Edward Lifson.

Galleries, studios, and shops will be open late hosting a mix of receptions, parties, sales, etc.


de LaB's Marissa Gluck will be moderating a panel on designing for demographics, hosted by LAIAD at Telemachus Studio at The Brewery.


de LaB's Alissa Walker will be in conversation with ZELLNERPLUS's Peter Zellner and Architzer's Marc Kushner at the Standard Downtown.


Friday 6-9 pm at Stussy, 112 South La Brea
Saturday 6-9 pm at Covell, 4628 Hollywood Blvd
A mobile gallery following some of L.A.'s best food trucks. Design Truck will feature the work of 12 Los Angeles-based designers, bringing comfortable chairs, beautiful tables and designed lighting to the hungry masses.


Dwell on Design - 10am to 6pm
Check out all the latest and greatest on the show floor at the Convention Center, Eastside Home Tours, and much more. On Sunday, June 26th, de LaB's Alissa Walker hosts two back-to-back panels, one on biking in Los Angeles, one on growing school gardens.

Check here for exact times that this incredible house in Silver Lake which was once the home and office of architect Richard Neutra will be open to the public.

You've seen de LaB's Alissa Walker speak at this popular breakfast lecture series for creatives. Now they're adding booze and music. It's like "a Justin Bieber concert for design dorks"... how could you miss this?


Join your de LaB hosts at this awesome experiment in Chinatown to produce art and design for clients for $1/minute. Come "hire" our expertise for two minutes or two hours (walking tours around Chinatown? dim sum guide? personal shopping at local stores?) or offer your own skills. Basically, come hang out with us!


Frances Anderton will be emceeing this annual awards show that honors the city's most beautiful and civic-minded projects.

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