losangeles http://design.org/tags/losangeles en Storied Sips: Intriguing Cocktail Tales and Collages http://design.org/blog/storied-sips-intriguing-cocktail-tales-and-collages <p>In need of some cocktail inspiration for your New Year's bash or perhaps a party icebreaker or conversation starter? <a href="http://storiedsips.com/" target="Storied Sips">Storied Sips</a> by Erica Duecy will help you simultaneously whip up a bevy of classic beverages and brush up on your libations history. The book examines the origins and stories of 40 celebrated cocktails and pairs them with step-by-step recipes and lovely collages. It also includes sections on appropriate barware, glassware and ingredients so you can build the perfect apéritif from the glass, up. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="668" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2013/12/31/storiedsips_ddo_01.jpg?1388517794" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, storied sips, collage" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2013/12/31/storiedsips_ddo_02.jpg?1388517384" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="827" title="Design, storied sips, collage" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2013/12/31/storiedsips_ddo_03.png?1388517384" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, storied sips, collage" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2013/12/31/storiedsips_ddo_04.png?1388517397" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, storied sips, collage" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2013/12/31/storiedsips_ddo_05.png?1388517410" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, storied sips, collage" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2013/12/31/storiedsips_ddo_06.png?1388517474" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, storied sips, collage" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2013/12/31/storiedsips_ddo_07.png?1388517474" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, storied sips, collage" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2013/12/31/storiedsips_ddo_08.png?1388517474" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, storied sips, collage" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2013/12/31/storiedsips_ddo_09.png?1388517474" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, storied sips, collage" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2013/12/31/storiedsips_ddo_10.png?1388517474" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, storied sips, collage" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2013/12/31/storiedsips_ddo_11.png?1388517474" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, storied sips, collage" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2013/12/31/storiedsips_ddo_13.png?1388517520" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="700" title="Design, storied sips, collage" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2013/12/31/storiedsips_ddo_12.png?1388517474" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/storied-sips-intriguing-cocktail-tales-and-collages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/storied-sips-intriguing-cocktail-tales-and-collages#comments books collage design drink graphic illustration losangeles Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:30:50 +0000 jessicapatterson 4420 at http://design.org Bringing Public Art Back: Askew One's New Mural for Los Angeles & Sister Cities Program http://design.org/blog/bringing-public-art-back-askew-ones-new-mural-los-angeles-sister-cities-program <p>On April 21st, a new mural was unveiled at "LA Freewalls Inside" at <a href="http://www.lalaarts.com/" target="LALA Gallery">LALA Gallery</a>. Why is this noteworthy? Unbeknownst to me and likely to the majority of the population, in 2002 Los Angeles prohibited the creation of mural work (on public or private buildings). The Los Angeles Freewalls project hopes to change that.</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2012/04/30/lala_murals_00.jpg" alt="design, la, mural" title="design, la, mural" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="416" title="design, la, mural" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/30/lala_murals_01.jpg?1335832838" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="design, la, mural" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/30/lala_murals_00.jpg?1335832945" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="652" title="design, la, mural" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/30/lala_murals_02_0.jpg?1335832946" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="682" title="design, la, mural" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/30/lala_murals_03.jpg?1335832947" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="design, la, mural" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/30/lala_murals_04.jpg?1335832947" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="250" title="design, la, mural" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/30/lala_murals_05.jpg?1335832948" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="design, la, mural" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/30/lala_murals_06.jpg?1335832948" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="830" title="design, la, mural" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/04/30/lala_murals_07.jpg?1335832949" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/bringing-public-art-back-askew-ones-new-mural-los-angeles-sister-cities-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/bringing-public-art-back-askew-ones-new-mural-los-angeles-sister-cities-program#comments activism design graffiti losangeles street art video Tue, 01 May 2012 00:38:20 +0000 wardandrews 4217 at http://design.org Signage, Type and Advertising Art by Steve Lambert http://design.org/blog/signage-type-and-advertising-art-steve-lambert <p>Part revelation, part humor, these signs by artist <a href="http://visitsteve.com/" target="Steve Lambert">Steve Lambert</a> embrace the tradition of flashy ads with bold <a href="http://design.org/typography" target="typography">typography</a> and demanding lights. For the past nine years he's been making art that comments on advertising and public space.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="414" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_01.jpg?1328685508" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="414" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_18.jpg?1328685859" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_17.jpg?1328685859" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="254" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_16.jpg?1328685859" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="412" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_14.jpg?1328685860" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="295" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_15.jpg?1328685860" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="412" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_13.jpg?1328685860" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="412" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_10.jpg?1328685860" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="412" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_12.jpg?1328685860" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="930" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_03.jpg?1328685860" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="412" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_04.jpg?1328685860" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="932" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_11.jpg?1328685860" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_19.jpg?1328685861" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="412" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_05.jpg?1328685861" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="412" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_06.jpg?1328685861" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="412" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_08.jpg?1328685861" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="412" title="Design, lambert, sign" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/08/lambert_signs_09.jpg?1328685861" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/signage-type-and-advertising-art-steve-lambert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/signage-type-and-advertising-art-steve-lambert#comments Advertising design funny graphic losangeles newyork typography Wed, 08 Feb 2012 07:26:41 +0000 jessicapatterson 4094 at http://design.org A Growing Green T for the New York Times http://design.org/blog/growing-green-t-new-york-times <p>The <a href="http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/26/fall-forward/" target="New York Times">New York Times</a> commissioned this growing logo design for their fall 2011 travel issue. Los Angeles-based garden designer <a href="http://www.elysianlandscapes.com/" target="Judy Kameon">Judy Kameon</a> designed and planted the iconic T, keeping in mind shape, texture and a selected color palette.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="738" title="Design, nyt, plantlogo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/29/nyt_plantlogo_01.jpg?1327898419" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="932" title="Design, nyt, plantlogo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/29/nyt_plantlogo_04.jpg?1327898460" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="678" title="Design, nyt, plantlogo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/29/nyt_plantlogo_05.jpg?1327898470" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="934" title="Design, nyt, plantlogo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/29/nyt_plantlogo_03.jpg?1327898564" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="539" title="Design, nyt, plantlogo" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/29/nyt_plantlogo_02.jpg?1327898564" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/growing-green-t-new-york-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/growing-green-t-new-york-times#comments design graphic logo losangeles outdoor plant Mon, 30 Jan 2012 04:43:56 +0000 jessicapatterson 4057 at http://design.org Design Crush: Sweet Lucie's Organic Icecream http://design.org/blog/design-crush-sweet-lucies-organic-icecream <p><a href="http://girlcrush.la.s127809.gridserver.com/geri-czako/" target="Girl Crush">Girl Crush</a> loves Geri Czako, the lady and 1/2 the mastermind behind <a href="http://www.ilovelucies.com/Sweet_Lucies.html" target="Sweet Lucie&#039;s">Sweet Lucie's</a> Organic Ice Cream of Los Angeles, and we love their delightful modern take on sweet retro design and color. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/07/08/sweet_lucies_08.jpg" alt="Design, sweetlucies, icecream" title="Design, sweetlucies, icecream" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="400" title="Design, sweetlucies, icecream" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/07/08/sweet_lucies_03.jpg?1310169772" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/design-crush-sweet-lucies-organic-icecream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/design-crush-sweet-lucies-organic-icecream#comments design food graphic losangeles retro Sat, 09 Jul 2011 00:18:39 +0000 jessicapatterson 3052 at http://design.org Reinvented and Felted Chairs by Tanya Aguiñiga http://design.org/blog/reinvented-and-felted-chairs-tanya-agui%C3%B1iga <p><a href="http://aguinigadesign.com/" target="Tanya Aguiñiga">Tanya Aguiñiga</a> is an LA-based furniture designer who was raised in Tijuana, Mexico, and you can see her roots and the mix of culture come through in many of her designs. These chairs from her collection are reclaimed and mixed materials. She adds some softness to classics and vibrancy to often unappreciated basics.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="453" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/07/03/tanyaaguiniga_chair_2.jpg?1309722780" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/reinvented-and-felted-chairs-tanya-agui%C3%B1iga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/reinvented-and-felted-chairs-tanya-agui%C3%B1iga#comments chair design furniture industrial losangeles Mid-Century modern Sun, 03 Jul 2011 19:53:57 +0000 jessicapatterson 2979 at http://design.org Playful Google Motion Graphics and Animations by Buck http://design.org/blog/playful-google-motion-graphics-and-animations-buck <p>I'm loving these cheerful, seamless motion graphics created by <a href="http://www.buck.tv/" target="Buck">Buck</a> for Google products. The Los Angeles / New York creative agency pulls off combinations of stop-motion, construction-paper animation, digital graphics, and computer animation to create these fun and colorful videos.</p> <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/23598156?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="344" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/06/22/buck_ebooks.jpg?1308799871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/playful-google-motion-graphics-and-animations-buck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/playful-google-motion-graphics-and-animations-buck#comments agency animation design losangeles motiongraphics newyork video Thu, 23 Jun 2011 03:31:56 +0000 jessicapatterson 2930 at http://design.org Brand Pitches from GMUNK http://design.org/blog/brand-pitches-gmunk <p>These are a few of the works of GMUNK (Bradley G Munkowitz) during his stint as a design director at Buck Los Angeles. They consist of brand pitches that never ended up seeing the light of day as they were intended to. But thankfully, he posted them up on the GMUNK site for us to see. If my accepted designs are ever half as cool as Bradley's rejects, I'll be pretty pumped.</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/06/18/gmunk_2.jpg" alt="Design, brand, GMUNK" title="Design, brand, GMUNK" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="340" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/06/18/gmunk_1.jpg?1308455146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/brand-pitches-gmunk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/brand-pitches-gmunk#comments brand design graphic losangeles rejection Sun, 19 Jun 2011 03:46:02 +0000 jessicapatterson 2926 at http://design.org The M-Vista House by Tighe Architecture http://design.org/blog/m-vista-house-tighe-architecture <p><a href="http://www.tighearchitecture.com/" target="Patrick Tighe Architecture">Patrick Tighe Architecture</a> designed the modern and geometric M-Vista House in Los Angeles. The home compound consists of a series of buildings with 10,000 sq. feet of living space surrounding an inner courtyard. The spaces consist of folded planes and seemingly random but strategically placed windows. The pool house and guest house mirror each other as restrained and minimal box structures across the pool. The forms are modern without feeling too sterile or minimal.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="375" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/07/01/tighe_mvistahome_.jpg?1309567455" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/m-vista-house-tighe-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/m-vista-house-tighe-architecture#comments architecture california design losangeles modern Fri, 10 Jun 2011 04:57:11 +0000 jessicapatterson 2966 at http://design.org