Articles tagged California

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Openings: Retail destinations from Louis Vuitton, Celine, The Conran Shop, among others

Retail Openings is back with new store spaces from luxury fashion houses, furniture companies and lifestyle labels.

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Supreme opens its most expansive store to date, in San Francisco

San Francisco – The cult-favourite skateboarding brand worked with Brinkworth and the Wilson Brothers to open its Market Street location.

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Intelligentsia stays smart about hyperlocality as it expands across the US

Los Angeles – For the American coffee company's fourth LA location in Hollywood, Standard designed a space with unmistakable Angeleno identity.

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How predictive analytics can change our notion of beauty

Los Angeles – Living Archive was a show by Wayne McGregor and Google Arts and Culture that revealed the directing capabilities of an AI choreographic tool.

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Why an architect used Amazon’s Alexa to build a smart salon in LA

Los Angeles – Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido vitalizes the spatially ‘outdated’ hair and salon industries with Starring by Ted Gibson, a tech-powered hairdressing studio.

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Want to teach children love and kindness? Bring them to this Californian museum

Santa Monica, United States – Designed by OfficeUntitled at the Santa Monica Place centre, Cayton Children’s Museum teaches little ones ages 0-10 how to be upstanding future adults.

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In Los Angeles' Koreatown, this building hides some unexpected green spaces

Los Angeles – Mariposa1038, a 32-unit housing complex by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, connects residents through clever outdoor spaces.

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An art installation in the Californian desert turns into a man-made mirage

Palm Springs – In 2017, Doug Aitken designed a house entirely covered by mirrors, an art installation part of the Desert X exhibition, in the middle of the Californian desert.

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With a roving food truck, a Californian design studio gives and gains urban insight

San Francisco – Food for Thought Truck is a mobile design studio by Studio O+A, on the road to help communities across the Golden State with site-specific projects.

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Palm Angels brings Los Angeles skate culture (with a Milanese twist) to Hong Kong

Hong Kong – The retail brand spatially interprets American cultural tropes with its first brick-and-mortar presence.

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This is what an office designed by its employees looks like

San Francisco – What do employees actually want from their office space? The new Gusto headquarters displays a range of answers.  

Roberts Pavilion by JFAK. Photos Benny Chan (Fotoworks)
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JFAK sheds light on the importance of transparency

CLAREMONT – JFAK partner John Friedman explains how the firm’s new sports centre at Claremont McKenna College introduces light without compromising the building’s function.