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PLACES: KAUFMANN DESERT HOUSE

This past weekend marked the end of Palm Springs Modernism Week, an annual event featuring lectures, exhibitions, and tours of iconic Modernist buildings in Palm Springs. A popular desert oasis vacation spot for wealthy Los Angeles residents, Palm Springs attracted many important Modernist architects like Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Donald Wexler, and William F. Cody. […]

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PARIS, LA blog is about the magic accidents of life. It’s about artists, writers, photographers, musicians and designers that cross our mind, and our heart for a day, a season, a life! It refers to a vital substance that nourishes, and inspires our soul day by day. A sort of vivid shadow that gives birth twice a year to a print magazine named PARIS, LA.
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WEEKLY WRAP-UP: JAN. 19-23

  This week, we listened the mexican performed by Babe Ruth; we passed by Meliksetian Briggs to see few works by the late artist Bas Jan Ader: we went to Bristol to check Josephine Pryde‘s new exhibition at Arnolfini;  we listened few songs of the singer-songwriter John Grant; we visited the Gehry Residence in Santa Monica and the […]

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EXHIBITION: JENNIFER MOON AT EQUITABLE VITRINES

Artist Jennifer Moon has produced and installed a new work, Will You Still Love Me: Learning To Love Yourself, It Is The Greatest Love Of All, in a glass vitrine in the lobby of the Equitable Life Building on Wilshire Boulevard. The midcity skyscraper was built in 1969 by prominent modernist architect Welton Beckett, and […]

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PLACES: WATTS TOWERS BY SAM RODIA

During a rainy and cloudy day, I visited the Watts towers. I kept a beautiful memory of this afternoon. A place yo should definilty visit in Los Angeles. The Watts Towers, consisting of seventeen major sculptures constructed of structural steel and covered with mortar, are the work of one man – Simon Rodia. Rodia, born […]

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PLACES: GEHRY RESIDENCE

The Gehry Residence in Santa Monica is home to deconstructivist starchitect Frank Gehry and was one of his first finished projects when he completed it in 1978. In 1977, Frank and Berta Gehry purchased a 1920s bungalow for themselves. Over the course of the following year, Gehry wrapped and extended the façade with disjointed chainlink […]

MUSIC: JOHN GRANT

MUSIC: JOHN GRANT

Singer-songwriter John Grant took a break from touring is new album, “Pale Green Ghosts”, to play a packed house at the Hammer Museum last week. A break from his new electronically-influenced sound, reflecting the influence of long-time collaborator (and Hercules & Love Affair frontman) Andy Butler, to play beautiful and melodic ballads on piano. Grant’s […]