Thursday, June 14, 2012

Los Angeles Design Festival > June 14 through June 30

It's that time of year again! To help combat that pesky June gloom, the Los Angeles Design Festival lights up the city this month, with events, parties, tours, panels, and general design goodness taking over the town from June 14 to June 30. This year de LaB is once again thrilled to be a partner, and we're happily pointing the way to several festival events which feature de LaB friends and collaborators. Click the links for more information, or check the Los Angeles Design Festival website for the full schedule. Happy festivaling!

Dwell on Design Eastside Home Tour
June 16, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
As part of Dwell on Design, this home tour takes you inside five different homes on our side of town (including a few featured on our home tour if you missed it!).

June 20 and June 27, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Head to Ilan Dei Studio in Venice Beach for these crafty workshops showcasing the possibilities of paper, taught by architect and designer Aaron Neubert.

June 21, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Step inside the iconic Westlake building for a peek inside the studios of eight architecture firms, sponsored by our friends at The Architect's Newspaper.

June 22 and 23, 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Now in its sixth year, this two-day conference focuses on financial value to the built environment and enhancing well-being through the power of design.

June 22, 23 and 24
The West Coast's premiere design event includes a massive trade show at the LA Convention Center, plus panels, parties and workshops.

Cake Off at Materials & Applications
June 23, 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The 10th anniversary gala for one of our favorite Silver Lake institutions features an architectural bike ride followed by a raffle of cakes made by famous local architects.

Big Parade Mashup Walk
June 24, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Follow Big Parade leader Dan Koeppel on this 12-mile walk through ramps, freeways, tunnels and a few Victorians. Plenty of mini-loops for those who don't want to do the whole walk.

Andrew Byrom In Conversation
June 29, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Remember our awesome tour of the Eames Words exhibition at the A+D Museum? Meet the co-curator, typographer and experience designer behind this and many other projects.

Chinatown Design Night
June 30, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The festival closes with a celebration in Chinatown featuring many of the studios, galleries and stores we've visited on our Design-n-Dim Sum tours over the years.

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