Urban In-fill: The Hammer Museum fills Empty Storefronts on Westwood boulevard

Arts Restore LA

Arts Restore LA

 

Arts ReSTORE LA is an initiative focused on re-energizing Westwood Boulevard and the the Westwood Village with ART.  From November 1-24 the Hammer Museum, with the help of the Goldhirsh Foundation, will fill vacant storefronts along the Boulevard with local artisans.  Not only will these “pop-up” stores feature locally made projects but they will also offer workshops!

Make sure you check it out:  http://artsrestore.la/

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Pop-Up Design :: Little Free Libraries in the City

Annie Thornton of Houzz explores a network of Little Free Libraries popping up throughout Manhattan.  These small scale designer libraries are built into park benches, supported by school-yard fences, and hovering in alleyways.

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/16650306/list?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u348&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery5

The Little Free Library project is a non-profit organization determined “…to promote literacy and the love of reading…” through the creation of a free network of book exchanges built and sustained by the community.  The network extends across the United States:

Little Free Library United States Network

Little Free Library United States Network

Los Angeles' Little Free Library Network

Los Angeles’ Little Free Library Network

You can build your own little library and expand the network…  Learn more about joining the Little Free Library here:

http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/index.html

What will your Little Free Library Look Like?

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Its a house… no wait its a Theater!!

Its a house… no wait its a Theater!!

Click the link above to see how artist Matthew Mazzota and the Coleman Center for the Arts in York Alabama transform a dilapidated single family home into a community theater.  The new public outdoor space utilizes the materials salvaged from the old house.  

The new open air theater is camouflaged as a small house, blending into the street landscape, which opens up to form bench seating for outdoor performances.  Make sure you check out the video!

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