Design
After 13 Years, Designer Con Leaves Pasadena

Designer Con, the annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art, is moving this year to Anaheim after 13 years of being staged at the Pasadena Convention Center. Designer Con 2018 is moving to the Anaheim Convention Center, at 800 W. Katella Avenue, on November 16 to 18. Last year, over 37,000 people attended…

Design Commission Will See Plans to Remodel Original Panda Inn and a McDonald’s, Build Facility for the Elderly, and Relocate the Historic 1908 Pinney House

Pasadena’s Design Commission will review a slate of construction projects when it meets on Tuesday, May 22. Projects coming before the Commission include a proposal to construct a new six-story, 232-unit residential building and remodel…

ArtCenter Grads Present Their Visions of the Future of Car Design

Click to enlarge Students graduating this Saturday from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena showed what cars will look like in the decades to come, with designs ranging from a 3D-printed hydrogen turbine-powered two-seater…

Sprawling Altadena Mediterranean Estate Built for Widowed Sisters Revealed as This Year’s Pasadena Showcase House

Nestled near the Altadena foothills mostly unseen to street traffic lies a nearly 12,000 square foot estate that was revealed to be this year’s Pasadena Showcase House of Design site where nearly two dozen designers…

Proposed New Craftsman Landmark District Will be Considered Tuesday by City Commission

The City of Pasadena’s Historic Preservation Commission is expected to decide Tuesday on an application to designate the Craftsman Heights neighborhood as a Landmark District in the City. As proposed, the district will be bounded…

Sunday, July 29

Explore Artisan Handcraft at the Pasadena Bead & Design Show

Pasadena Bead & Design Show is Thursday, July 26th, 2018, through Sunday July 29th, at Hilton Pasadena. The largest bead & design event in California…

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ArtCenter Earns National Endowment for the Arts Grant to Inspire Next Gen Mobility Designers

ArtCenter College of Design is the only organization in California to receive a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant in the design category to inspire youth to explore design as a career. The grant will support ArtCenter’s new demonstration studio at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Throughout the year, ArtCenter Transportation Design students engage with K through 12 visitors and their families in the interactive studio by sharing experience, creating sketches and making digital renderings or 3D models. The popular family destination attracts more than 400,000 museum goers annually. “This NEA grant is key to realizing our vision to inspire…

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