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The Future of Automotive Design

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.25.2015 | Technology
Soren Petersen

Car styling is the pinnacle in the world of design and the epicenter of this creative community is in Southern California. Most auto manufacturers have a studio located here and continue work on advanced and next generation vehicles.

'Flo' Is New Period Solution For Girls Who Can't Afford Pads, Face Stigma

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact

Here’s a visit from Aunt Flo that no girl will dread. For girls living in low-income countries, the worst part of menstruation has no...

Art Center Europe's Legacy Lives On

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

This year, it is twenty years since Art Center Europe closed its doors after ten years of creative exuberance at Le Château de Sully by Vevey, Switzerland.

Bouncing Back at Dwell on Design, Los Angeles

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.22.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and with memories of Super Storm Sandy still fresh in people's minds, architects and designers are turning their attention to building smarter for the longer term, with a goal of protecting the lives of all the people through design.

Aron Wiesenfeld: "Solstice" at Arcadia Contemporary

John Seed | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Aron Wiesenfeld's new show at Arcadia Contemporary, "Solstice," is both dazzling and disarming. Wiesenfeld has a feeling for solitude and the figures in his recent paintings inhabit vast, enveloping spaces that poeticize their otherness by suggesting open-ended narrative possibilities.

Mining Creativity From a Secondhand Store: The Clayton Brothers at Mark Moore Gallery

Annabel Osberg | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The exhibition's color scheme is gaudy and disjunctive like the colors of a thrift store's multiplicity of objects. The Claytons' palette is skillfully mismatched in a tongue-in-cheek nod to the untrained chromatic discord of paintings found in secondhand stores.

More Schools Should Have These Rooms

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.01.2014 | College

College students are often sleep deprived, yet they rarely receive help from their schools. Art Center College of Design is the exception. The Pas...

Who Profits From Acts of Design?

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 09.25.2012 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic


Seeing It in a Different Light

Alla Kazovsky | Posted 11.19.2011 | Arts
Alla Kazovsky

Week nine & ten of the Saturday High Architecture class at Art Center College of Design: we are finishing up and presenting, summarizing what we have ...

Thinking Small. Thinking Big.

Alla Kazovsky | Posted 11.08.2011 | Arts
Alla Kazovsky

Week eight of the Saturday High Architecture class at Art Center College of Design: we leap into master planning. Enticing each one of the students to...

Establishing Hierarchy

Alla Kazovsky | Posted 10.18.2011 | Arts
Alla Kazovsky

Week seven of the Saturday High Architecture class at Art Center College of Design. I am starting the lesson with a pop quiz. My students quickly begi...

Organizing Circulation

Alla Kazovsky | Posted 10.10.2011 | Arts
Alla Kazovsky

Week six of the Saturday High Architecture class at Art Center College of Design. Last time I ended the class with a quote from Virginia Woolf: "The s...

Preparing for Success

Alla Kazovsky | Posted 10.03.2011 | Arts
Alla Kazovsky

Week five of the Saturday High Architecture class at Art Center College of Design. The theme is "orchestrating experience on a different scale: 10 way...

Orchestrating Experience

Alla Kazovsky | Posted 09.25.2011 | Arts
Alla Kazovsky

Week four of the Saturday High Architecture class at Art Center College of Design. Today we are starting to tackle one of the key concepts: Orchestrat...

Thoughtful Making of Space

Alla Kazovsky | Posted 08.22.2011 | Arts
Alla Kazovsky

Today I want to concentrate on the concept of shaping, defining space. The quote by Louis Kahn: "Architecture is the thoughtful making of space" is very appropriate.

Asking Questions

Alla Kazovsky | Posted 08.14.2011 | Arts
Alla Kazovsky

These kids are considering architecture as a profession -- I have a huge responsibility. When I mention that Leonardo da Vinci explored beauty by studying "ugly" people, they giggle.

Room to Grow

Alla Kazovsky | Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts
Alla Kazovsky

Well, I doubted my potential for being a good architect, parent, and author. Now the question is: Do I have it in me to be a good teacher?

Thinking Beyond Boundaries: Art Center's Designmatters Program

Alla Kazovsky | Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts
Alla Kazovsky

Art Center College of Design prepares students for "an ongoing exploration of design as a positive force for change in society." That's the premise of...

Drop Top Gorgeous: Mazda Miata Turning Heads for 20 Years

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

How did Mazda reinvent the classic British sports car? They listened to a group of Southern California dreamers who lamented the loss of the "everyman" British sports cars.