June 26, 2013 |
“Warm” and “delicate” are not adjectives commonly associated with concrete, but new lighting and tables from the Los Angeles design studio Wrk-shp ask you to reconsider. Ryan Upton and Airi Isoda, the designers behind Wrk-shp, recently launched their Cylinder Series, a three-piece collection that uses concrete on a more intimate scale. “People think it will be really heavy, but at this scale, concrete is quite light,” said Isoda, who had used cast concrete in her jewelry line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2002
Those of us opposed to the Lang Dam project appreciate the coverage of our protest on Sunday afternoon and the article "Protesters Bemoan Loss of Oaks for Dam Project." Ventura County Supervisor Frank Schillo called me this morning to tell me the dam is not going to be made of concrete. I told him I would let you know this fact. Thanks again for making our feelings known, even if I was off-base with my facts! Penny Burley Camarillo
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1997
Plans for a mall in Carson are way behind schedule, and the property owners are asking the city for permission to dump 775,000 cubic yards of dirt, asphalt and concrete onto the property as landfill to build up the site. The city Planning Commission has studied the proposal and recommended that the request be rejected. The commission meets July 22 to adopt a resolution on the project.
February 1, 2004 |
Concrete is the floor of choice for the urban jungle--inexpensive and built to last as long as a Roman road. But because it's ubiquitous and cheap and hard, concrete is sometimes looked down on as a paving, especially in upscale gardens. "When I told people I was going to concrete my yard, they said, 'Oh no!'" says Stefan Smith, a director of commercials and music videos who lives in Venice. A year later, naysayers have come around. "Now that plants are in, it's a softer place," Smith says.
June 12, 1988 |
When Charles Pankow Inc. quotes a price for a construction project, it is set in concrete--and the building itself more often than not is constructed of that material. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Altadena-based company has grown to the third-largest design/build firm in the nation, with 1987 contracts topping the $425-million mark. The biggest firm in the field last year, according to Building Design and Construction magazine, was Fluor Daniel, Greenville, S.C.
April 16, 1989 |
The first track on the new Concrete Blonde album is about teen warfare and the toll exacted by urban violence. The second song is about the hyperactive hypocrisy of the cocaine and speed generation. And the third is about the love of money, money, money, muhnee. . . . Too bad the title "Los Angeles" already has been taken. Like the great band X before it, the slightly more mainstream Concrete Blonde speaks for its city in a time of transition, uniting fears of social ills and the dread of personal commitment in one pretty, supremely emotive package.