Thursday, July 25, 2013

September 12 > de LaB and Hand-Eye Supply present Designer Open Mic > Hollywood

We're joining forces with the awesome Portland-based Hand-Eye Supply during their month-long L.A. pop-up for an evening of open-mic style creative proliferation. Sign up on arrival for 3 minutes of designer fame and your opportunity to share what you're working on with your design community. Or watch the presentations and enjoy a beautiful late-summer evening in the awesome DIY-focused space with a beer in hand.

Have some new material you'd like to test out? Perhaps you've hit the wall on the latest project in the studio or workshop and need some feedback. Maybe you've just made a groundbreaking new discovery, or unearthed new technology you'd like to share? Or, maybe you're just damn proud of the quality and commitment you put into your latest round of work. Whatever lights your fire, we wanna hear about it! Pitch us your ideas then sit back and soak in your peers' sweet creativity.
Hardcopy sketches, prototypes and thoughtful feedback are encouraged. This is Show and Tell with a critical eye!
Designer Open Mic
Thursday, September 12
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

RSVP here

Space 15 Twenty
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Refreshments provided (beer and snacks) or you can dine at Umami Burger and still watch the show.

Designer Open Mic is hosted by design east of La Brea, and Hand-Eye Supply's Pop-up Institute for Craft and Ingenuity, a month long pop-up shop and educational happening in collaboration with Space 15 Twenty in Los Angeles, California. Check out all their events happening August 12-September 15 here.

Hand-Eye Supply is a retail store in Portland, Oregon which serves the design and making communities on a local, national and world-wide level. It is the official store of one of the Internet's oldest websites, Core77, which has been covering design and providing resources to creative professionals for the past 18 years. Space 15 Twenty is a unique retail setting which collaborates with creative brands and includes a performance space, pop-up, gallery, book shop and restaurant.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

August 22 > Never Built Los Angeles Behind-the-Scenes Tour > Miracle Mile

Pereira and Luckman, Original LAX Scheme, Courtesy LAX Flight Path Learning Center

What if LA had five times as much green space? A subway system that spanned more than 100 miles? An airport that looked like this one?

If you've ever wondered these questions and more, then the A+D Museum's highly anticipated summer exhibition, Never Built Los Angeles exhibition, is one you don't want to miss. Curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, with exhibit design by Clive Wilkinson Architects, Never Built: Los Angeles is the first extensive exhibition to showcase the unbuilt forms that could have radically reshaped the Southern California we know, love, and, let's be honest, sometimes hate. Unlike any other exhibition before it, Never Built Los Angeles asks why does LA attract some of the world's most creative architects only to see so many grand architectural schemes flounder?

On August 22nd, we're hosting an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibition with the curators. Sam and Greg will share the real stories behind the failed 100 projects by more than 25 architects and practices that will be on display. Afterwards, we'll head to Stark Bar, where we can either drown our sorrows over good ideas lost, or rejoice at bad ideas curtailed forever.

Proposed Goodell Monorail Courtesy Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Research Library and Archive
Never Built: Los Angeles Tour
Thursday, August 22
Tour begins at 7:00 pm

$10 museum admission fee

A+D Museum
6032 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Followed by food and drinks at Stark Bar
5905 Wilshire Boulevard (right across the street)
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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