Technology Archive

Building Style

By: Rose Apodaca

With the real Guggenheim in our sights during our visit May 14-18 for New York City’s annual design fest, we want to share how absolutely mad we are for the architectural models by Brit brothers Robert and Gavin Paisley. Ok, so as Angelenos, we’re especially smitten for their Hollywood Bowl and Hollyhock House (near our […]

In Pixelated Color with Cristian Zuzunaga

By: Rose Apodaca

“The pixel is the icon of our time,” declares the Barcelona-born designer Cristian Zuzunaga. Certainly, with the elemental pattern in his command, he more than makes his argument with an expanding range of décor and fashion products realized in his signature graphic Technicolor textiles that are fast raising the 30-something designer to icon status. Digital […]

When Design Just Clic’s….

By: Alex Dinari

I like a naked iPhone. Apple created a thing of beauty when it came to the iPhone, so it takes something special for me to cover it up. But at first sight, it’s hard not to love the Clic Wood iPhone Case from Native Union .The contrast between natural wood and the vibrant colored plastic or […]

Party with Us in 3D: Showcase on 3D Printing 6/27

By: Rose Apodaca

Celebrate the inaugural Design Shopping Night this Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., in 3D at A+R La Brea. We are so thrilled to be showcasing a few of the world’s firsts in this revolutionary field, including the Cube by Cubify, the easiest, most reliable 3D printer certified for safe at-home use by […]

Get Your Tix: Rose Chats with Michael Schmidt at LACMA

By: Rose Apodaca

Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Cher, Tina Turner and a galaxy of pop culture’s supernovas owe a flash of their sparkle to Michael Schmidt, whose imaginative, provocative costumes and accessories are innovations in craftsmanship and materials—as disparate as plastic Legos, razor blades, Swarovski Elements and sterling silver links. This spring the Los Angeles designer made history […]

Love Dad

By: Conor Ford

It’s only one official day a year that we get a full 24 hours to celebrate the fathers in our lives. Mark the occasion with something the Old Man might actually love. We’ve pulled together a few items that not only make us think fondly of Dad, but when he pulls off the bow and […]

High Five to this Hi-Fi

By: Conor Ford

I don’t know about you, but I live 95% of my life against a soundtrack. Music keeps my mind balanced and my soul active. Something with such resonance in my life deserves the best possible form of delivery. Symbol Audio serves up a stunning option with the Tabletop Hi-Fi system. More fine furniture than routine stereo, […]

Articulating 3D Printing

By: Rose Apodaca

For all the gobsmacking developments in 3D printing, executing something with all the ever-shifting suppleness of fabric has been as much a challenge for the design engineer as it has the fashion designer. How to sinter nylon powder into, say, a dress that actually responds to the natural movements and physical curves of the wearer […]

Oscar Night? We’ll Be Shouting For “Fresh Guacamole”!

By: Rose Apodaca

What does it to take to be an Oscar contender? One-hundred-five seconds. Or so it is in the talented hands of the animator who, under the nom de animación Pes, created the cheeky “Fresh Guacamole.” The 1 minute-45-second stop-action short, which was painstakingly created without computer effects, also has the distinction of the shortest film […]

As Seen On TV: On The “Edge” On KTLA

By: Rose Apodaca

What better way to spend the morning of President’s Day than zapping the hosts on the KTLA Morning News with Jimmyjane’s new Hello Touch? We kept it very clean, of course, referring to it as simply a personal massager. The Touch was among the products featured during my quickie segment on “Edgy Design” on the […]