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L.A. Magazine Sunday

On Sunday, June 26th, we're partnering with our pals at Los Angeles Magazine to get the inside scoop on the latest in L.A.'s design and culinary culture. From 12:30-4:00 the editors and writers of L.A. Mag will be on the Design Innovation Stage talking about everything from a new generation of star chefs, to the king of custom cars. The majority of the programming is centered around Southern California's tastiest grub, so you foodies will not want to miss it. Here's a preview.
June 24, 2011
Design Truck pairs the city's coolest furniture designers with L.A.'s hottest food trucks.

Design Truck

It's an undisputed truth that some of L.A.'s best meals are served on the street. So why shouldn't L.A.'s finest food trucks have outdoor seating that equals their culinary excellence? Design Truck, a concept by Los Angeles designers Brendan Ravenhill and Chris Adamick, hopes to remedy this curious quandary of curbside dining by providing a mobile furniture gallery which can comfortably seat the noshing masses. The duo will be launching the first outing of Design Truck this weekend and Ravenhill will be talking more about the creation at dwellondesign.com.
June 21, 2011
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Cityboy Picnic Grill

For our June 2011 Beach Houses We Love issue (now on newsstands!), we rounded up seven mini grills. One we loved but weren't able to include in the mix was the Cityboy Picnic Grill by designer Klaus Aalto for Finnish manufacturer Selki-Asema.
June 12, 2011
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7 Portable BBQ Grills We Love

They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.
June 7, 2011
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Hybrid Grill

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Grills

For our new June 2011 Beach Houses We Love issue, I set up shop in a backyard with seven mini grills for an afternoon of barbecuing and product testing. These little charcoal cookers are great for tailgating and small gatherings, but what you really want to barbecue on on a regular basis is a Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Hybrid grill.
June 6, 2011
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2011 Restaurant Design Awards

For the sixth year, AIA Los Angeles's Restaurant Design Awards will be announced at Dwell on Design. Jurors that include chef Mark Peel, architect Dean Larkin, and writer and publicist Haily Zaki have selected finalists in three categories: restaurant, cafe/bar, and lounge/nightclub. Now it's up to you, dedicated readers and eaters, to vote for your favorites in the People's Choice Awards. Voting closes Monday, June 20 at 12:00 p.m. so don't delay, vote today! The winners will be presented Friday, June 24 as part of the AIA|LA Design Conference at Dwell on Design. You can attend the Restaurant Design Awards ceremony either by purchasing a Dwell Conference Plus ticket or, if you are verified Design Trade, you can purchase the free Design Trade Friday Plus ticket. Register at dwellondesign.com and check out this slideshow of the nominees!
June 3, 2011
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Friday Finds 6.3.11

On this Friday, a selection of treasures mined from the deepest depths of the web: the inspiration for iPods, a reggae classic, architecture so good you could eat it, and an epic tennis match (that's happening right now!).
June 3, 2011
Bostwick and Rymill began making beer in the spring of 2009 with the help of a homebrew kit. Their first batch, however, exploded—glass bottles and all—in their living room. After six months of troubleshooting and experimenting as hobbyists, they hunkered

Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew

William Bostwick and Jessi Rymill's new book Beer Craft: A Simple Guide to Making Great Beer is like Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything—just for homebrew hobbyists. In the book, the writer-designer duo outlines the basic steps of brewing then give you all the information you need to improvise and make each batch your own. Unlike the homebrew books that have come before, Beer Craft is designed for folks like Bostwick and Rymill: urban DIYers living in small, city apartments. "Most books are written for making five gallons at a time, which is a lot" Bostwick says. "Our book focuses on small, one-gallon batches you can easily make on your stove."
May 19, 2011
Grow Bottles from Branch

Grow Bottles

If you live in an apartment or otherwise lack a patch in which to plant a garden, Potting Shed Creations Grow Bottles (also available at sustainable-living shop Branch) might be your answer to indoor herbs. The company is repurposing wine bottles and calling on the art of hydroponics to allow those with limited outdoor resources partake in the gardening fun.
May 16, 2011
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