While reading Design Boom recently, something fishy about Hollywood came up. Apparently London based Ordinary Architecture worked with local architecture, art, and design program On The Road to create a disruption on the trails near the Hollywood sign. What does that mean? There were giant letters from the sign scattered around, making it appear that the sign had blown away, onto the trails.
The L.A. Forum for Architecture & Design is having an event called Shop Talk on August 7, August 28, and September 11 about what architects do. Some of you would like this!
Whoever is doing PR for JF Chen is on their shit right now. Why? Because antique dealer and eponymous local cool guy Joel Chen has been making the publicity rounds on a few notable places. First, he’s the cover man of the latest issue of Apartamento. Yes, that’s him! Secondly, he recently was the subject of a little Nowness video. The video is particularly great and gives you an active peek into his home, which I think we were all a little curious to see.
July 13 at Materials & Applications in Silver Lake is a party and show celebrating the release of Matt Kivel’s new album. Sophia Knapp and Kevin Morby will also perform, too.
Some big news for KCRW, guys: they’re getting a much needed facelift, launching them into the forefront of contemporary news. This is twofold, too. First, the institution launched a brand new, flossy website. Second, they announced last week and released the renderings of a brand new building. KCRW may have been most locals’ standby—and now they have online (and offline) homes to match.