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A Look At The Outside And Inside Of The West Hollywood Library

West Hollywood Library

The West Hollywood Library opened this past weekend to a lot of fanfare. There was a grand opening day of festivities and a book fair and lots and lots of signage for these events around the city. We stopped by the library yesterday to take a poke around to see what we thought of it. The library is a structural beauty, but it is a little small.

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LACMA’s “California Design” Draws First-Ever History Of California’s Material Culture

LACMA's California Designs

Living in Los Angeles, many of us are probably living the California modern lifestyle, whether we know it or not. Blurred lines between indoor and outdoor living, an appreciation for bright, saturated colors and openness to cultural influences around the world. These are all hallmarks of design that grew as a consequence of California’s history and, dare I say it, climate.

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A Peek Inside Matt Weiner’s House

Inside Matt Weiner's House

Matt Weiner, the brain behind Mad Men, spoke with New York Times Magazine and gave them a peek inside his gorgeous Spanish Colonial house. His house is as spectacular as you would expect it, but not as spectacular as our self-control which had to work extra hard not to describe the piece with the word “mad” (this Newsbite was almost entitled “Take A Look At Matt Weiner’s ‘Mad’ House!”).

A Treasure On The Northwest Corner of Hollywood And Wilton

A Treasure On The Northwest Corner of Hollywood and Wilton

Los Angeles may have a very recent history and may not have a lot of ways for us to get in touch with the past. We don’t have very many historical relics or monuments that tie us back to the city’s building blocks nor do we have an Ellis Island type of mass entry to the city. Instead, we have people who tricked in to build buildings and institutions whose faces tell the story through the style they are and neighborhood they were in. Some are still so new that you can speak with neighbors or even residents who have been tied to the location since it was built. If you wander the hills of Beachwood Canyon or Franklin Canyon, this is all too apparent as tiny storybook houses recall the neighborhood’s trend that birthed them in the 1920s. But, what about the office buildings and apartment buildings that have been forgotten? They’re too expensive to maintain but too precious to demolish: what happens to them?

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Ghana Must Go Fiber CAFAM Los Angeles

CAFAM is hosting a two day event called Ghana Must Go on November 1 and November 2. There will be a trunk show, West African inspired works, performances, and more.

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Fit, Form, Function Compton

Fit, Form, Function is a new (and first) Compton based arts journal. They’re hoping to explore a few things, their first issue specifically speaking to “objects we do not touch.” If you want to get involved, send in submissions by November 15.

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House Of Modern Horrors Alex Miller Los Angeles Halloween 2014

In case you need more frights this weekend, Alex Miller is bringing an immersive exhibition called the House Of Modern Horrors. It’s a cringeworthy event showcasing “nightmares that haunt our reality.” EEeEeEeeeEE. There will also be some comedians, too.

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