Visiting the Lost Kingdom of Tibet
New York City played an important role in making the automobile an icon of modernism. Join Phil Patton, automobile design expert and co-curator of the Museum's exhibition Cars, Culture, and the City, for an in-depth look at how New York influenced the design of early cars and parkways and promoted speed and glamour from Gatsby's Rolls Royce to the Ford Mustang.
- A new word has been added to the vocabulary of Japanese architects: 3/11.
- One of the highlights of my trip down to Borrego Springs and the Anza Borrego desert, was a detour to Salvation Mountain.
The exhibition will present 250 seminal works including furniture, ceramics, metalwork, glass and product design that reveal the extraordinary creativity of two generations of designers in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Scandinavia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
- Back in 2009 former Dwell senior editor Sarah Rich made a short report on a visit to Napa Valley's Hourglass Winery's Blueline property.
- When Los Angeles-based furniture and textile designer/maker Tanya Aguiñiga was approached by the Craft and Folk Art Museum to create an exhibition of her work, the artist had an off-the-wall…
- Offering herbal workshops, and playing host to the Trans-Pecos festival, El Cosmico is a hotel that's engaged with the community.
The Big Parade is a two-day walk through Los Angeles led by Silver Lake resident and author Dan Koeppel, who has been climbing and investigating the city's many forgotten staircases for the past six years. The trek begins downtown on Saturday, July 17, at the foot of the city's landmark—though currently defunct—funicular railway, Angel's Flight. Koeppel's tour will cover approximately forty miles and 135 stairways, and will include a (sadly, full) campout at the midpoint—the famously steep stairway battled by Laurel & Hardy in their Oscar-wnning 1932 short film The Music Box.
Some other highlights from the journey:
- A paddleboat traverse of Echo Park Lake.
- A "backcountry" bushwhack along a secret dirt road between Silverlake and Echo Park.
- A cross-country segment that runs through Griffith Park.
- Landmarks that are famous, not-so-famous, infamous, and just-plain-weird (over thirty of them, mapped and ready for viewing).
- A marching band.
- Visits with community groups and local organizations.
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