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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 Library A rare fireplace created by famed Pasadena ceramicist and leader in the Arts and Crafts Movement Ernest Allan Batchelder will have to be moved, but where nobody knows. The…

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…

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…

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…

ArtCenter Runways Human and Puppy Fashions Designed by Students

Students from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena are mounting an innovative fashion show featuring wearable products and “soft goods” for adults, children and…

The American Society of Interior Designers Present 2017 Design Trends Showcase

The Pasadena Chapter of The American Society of Interior Designers gathered to network and share their insight on popular trends for 2017. The ASID is…

One of a Kind Dual Exhibit Brings Cuba and Berlin to Pasadena

Aspiring designers travelled overseas to Havana and Berlin in an exclusive Art Center program that not only helped to broaden student knowledge, but also brought back an up close and personal look inside the culture of the school’s foreign counterparts in the form of a dual exhibit showcasing international collaboration. Designmatters is Art Center’s award-winning social impact department that enabled students to present Fresh Eyes Cuba in conjunction with the Testlab Berlin City_X exhibit that is set to open to the public Dec. 7. “Art Center has a strong commitment for international engagement. You cannot be an informed designer if…

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