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The Huntington Library Goes Hollywood with Rodarte Runway

This past Tuesday, Hollywood and fashion’s finest arrived at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, Botanical Gardens to witness Rodarte debut their fall-winter collection. High-profile guests populated the Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court, a 36-foot-high glass dome on the Huntington grounds. The event was moved indoors due to inclement weather, but sun came out shortly before commencement, embellishing the presentation with a crisp and rejuvenated air.…

2019 Pasadena Showcase Season Kicks-Off with Empty House Party

It’s Showcase season! Nearly 250 design enthusiasts and patrons of the arts attended the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts’ (PSHA) annual Empty House Party on Friday, January 25. Held at the Boddy House on…

Rare Fireplace Created by Famous Pasadena Arts and Crafts Ceramicist Faces Uncertain Future

Ernest Batchelder, a famous Pasadena tile maker and designer, shown inspecting one of his works, a frame holding tiles. Circa 1930. From the Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection maintained by the Los Angeles Public…

Graphic Designer, Photographer, Artist and Innovation Leader Honored by ArtCenter College of Design

ArtCenter College of Design will honor four distinguished alumni at the 2018 Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday evening, October 27 at the Chevy Chase Country Club. The event, held in conjunction with the College’s inaugural…

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…

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Check Out the Lineup for Pasadena Heritage’s 2019 Walking Tours

Throughout 2019 Pasadena Heritage will offer several walking tours of Pasadana’s Landmark Districts. Tours include exteriors only. Starting locations and parking information will be available…

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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 by Prescott Street on the north, North El Molino Avenue on the east, Eldora Road on the south and North Los Robles Avenue on the west. The neighborhood has about 192 properties within these boundaries, with most of the homes built in the Period Revival Era (1991 to 1942) and about 56, a minority, built during the Arts and Crafts period (1895 to 1918). Property…

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