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de Lab – Modernism Walking Tour DTLA

You know people appreciate what you do when they show up on a cool, windy, cloudy and rainy day in Los Angeles to attend a walking tour. Over fifty intrepid design enthusiasts braved the elements for de LaB’s Modernism Walking Tour.

Modernism_Tour_DTLA-5We started at the iconic tiered John Ferraro Building, LADWP. Solar panels over the car ports, shallow water pond around the building and drought sensitive landscaping.

The group crossed the street to the L.A. Music Center and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The iwitness Armenian Genocide exhibit was on display at the Music Center and Grand Hope Park. A stunning exhibit surrounded by Modernism architecture and the Grand Hope Park fountain.

From there we crossed over to the great lawn of the courthouse with City Hall beyond that. GROUP PICTURE!!!


Continuing to the James K. Hahn city hall east, the mall, the Federal Building and to our final destination of the Parker Center.

Modernism_Tour_DTLA-18Special thanks to artist Danny Heller and architect-historian Allan Hess for narrating the tour, great job guys.

Modernism Walking Tour Gallery

District La Brea Tour

District_LaBrea-20I always enjoy a de LaB hosted tour. Today, the District La Brea project. This development is located on both sides of La Brea between 1st and second streets with two parking structures, one on both ends.

Giving a special shout to Odys + Penelope – Churrasco and Grill and A+R Design – Pop culture home accessories store for providing a personal tour and mini seminar of their gorgeous establishments.


District_LaBrea-3With lovely retro-fitted brick walls, wood-burning stoves, stone-like columns framing the windows and a live olive tree with grow light, Odys + Penelope pulls you in. The wood furnishing and brick walls sets a very comfortable setting for having your meal and just having a good time.

Can’t wait to go there for dinner.

District_LaBrea-37A+R Design was setup perfectly for browsing their items. Bright, high ceilings, merchandise well spaced and with working interaction. This is a store that I could visit frequently just to see what they have because I know there is an item here that I want. Great store, great things.


District La Brea Gallery