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Modernism Week Festival to Offer 26 Talks and Presentations at the Annenberg Theater

Modernism Week, the annual festival that highlights midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs area of Southern California, will offer 26 informative and entertaining talks, panel discussions, other presentations at various locations during the 11-day event that runs February 13-23, 2020. A distinguished array of speakers – […]

Art Deco Architecture in Long Beach, CA

I recently boarded a double decker red bus for a tour of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne style architecture as part of the Long Beach Architecture Week.  Our guide was the expert on Art Deco in Long Beach, John Thomas and I even got a signed copy of his book on the subject. Note: This […]

Radio Guest List — Pacific Visions at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California — June 8, 2019

Sal Flores, Founder and Editor of Long Beach Home & Living Magazine, reveals why he moved to Long Beach, his dad’s reservations about the city and the renaissance that it’s going through now. He speaks about the young and diverse demographic moving to Long Beach, how it’s become a progressive town, and why it’s no […]

PODCAST: Charles Phoenix loves Long Beachland!

On Episode #1 of CAN YOU HEAR ME, LONG BEACH? pop culture anthropologist/architectural historian/entertainer Charles Phoenix talks about his upcoming Long Beachland show at the Art Theatre, part of Architecture Week, and why he loves everything about Long Beach… yes, even the Queen Mary. (Two words: Drink tickets!) LISTEN TO PODCAST

5 design things to do this week: May 27 – June 2, 2019

This week, you can: Learn about traditional Zapotec weaving; watch a film about iconic ’70s designer Halston; celebrate the history and architecture of Long Beach; see how local DTLA makers make it; and hear architecture critic Paul Goldberger talk about the connection between ballparks, cities and culture.   READ FULL ARTICLE

Featured on KCRW Events

Following a major earthquake in 1933, Long Beach was rebuilt in the Art Deco style in vogue at the time. The better part of a century later, Long Beach still has a rich representation of Art Deco and Modern gems.  Learn more about this legacy during Long Beach Home + Living, Long Beach Architecture Week, a series of tours, […]

Long Beach to celebrate Architecture Week

Is it possible that long suffering Long Beach is one of the most architecturally interesting cities in California? It seems that groups within the city are rediscovering their grand past and will stage Long Beach Architecture Week May 31 to June 9. According to Dan O’Brien, a spokesman for Long Beach Home+Living, a series of […]

Long Beach Architecture Week Explores History

The Lafayette at 140 Linden Ave., was built in 1929 featuring Art Deco style architecture. But you probably already knew that. But what you probably didn’t know was… • It was originally built as a hotel and was owned by the Hilton family (yes, those Hiltons). • The hotel became the first condo conversion on […]

Art deco design, historical Long Beach tours highlight Architecture Week

The Lafayette, along with a number of other buildings and homes, will be featured during Long Beach Architecture Week, hosted by Long Beach Home + Living magazine through May 31 until June 9. Architecture Week — in its inaugural year — will include tours, events and educational opportunities covering sustainability, restoration and new ideas for design regarding […]

Long Beach Home + Living inaugurates Long Beach Architecture Week

There’s something for everyone with ten days of events including a series of diverse architectural tours, free educational opportunities, community partner pop-up programs (TBA), and behind the scenes trips into active conservation sites. Endorsed by Mayor Robert Garcia and Arts Council for Long Beach Director Griselda Suarez, among others, Long Beach Architecture Week showcases architectural […]