| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:40 PM
For an artist who calls her studio Humble Ceramics, it's fitting that Delphine Lippens reduces all of her work to circles and rectangles -- a minimalist binary of O's and I's, she says, simple and clean forms that nevertheless have a complex beauty....
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
"I'm proudly analog," says Adam Silverman, and the Los Angeles architect-turned-fashion-designer-turned-potter isn't kidding. Where most modern travelers might fuss over laptops, tablets or smartphones during their airplane flights, Silverman obsessed...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:43 AM
What do 200 or so bicycle advocates from all corners of California do over the course of a four-day summit in Oakland?
Well, they ride, of course. They ride around Lake Merritt (on its new green super-sharrow bike path), into the hills and across a...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Amid the wreckage from the Northridge earthquake in 1994, no city took more decisive action than Santa Monica.
The City Council ordered its staff to find vulnerable wooden apartment and concrete buildings and require the owners to strengthen or demolish...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Two L.A. City Council members are calling for the city to explore bond measures to help property owners strengthen potentially dangerous buildings that could collapse in a major earthquake.
The proposal by Tom LaBonge and Mitch Englander asks city staff...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The city of Los Angeles sent a request Thursday formally asking a UC Berkeley engineering professor for a list of concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake.
A team of researchers, led by Jack Moehle, have a database of...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:20 PM
Only about a year has passed since Ben Medansky started his own studio, but already his cheeky wabi sabi ceramics have landed on the shelves of stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York.
“Ceramics is something you do every day,&...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Los Angeles officials and the University of California were locked in standoff Friday over whether the city would receive a list of older concrete buildings that may collapse during a major earthquake.
The list is considered a crucial first step in any...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:28 PM
In a meeting Tuesday with the city's top building official, scientists who have a list of concrete buildings in Los Angeles that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake agreed to work with city officials on how they might use the research...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 12:48 PM
After more than half a million dollars in funds raised – and a few hundred gallons of sweat spilled – Concrete Hero 2013 is a wrap.
The event, which is in its second year, started and ended on a balmy Sunday morning at Los Angeles State...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:04 PM
There's been a lot written on improving the concrete, channelized, litter-strewn Los Angeles River. No doubt the river could use some improving, but there's also a lot of misplaced nostalgia.
To hear some people talk about restoring the river, you'd...