Friday, July 2, 2010

Crimson Collective's City Listening Artwork Now On Sale!

Those of you who attended City Listening will remember the panoramic black and white mural of the 6th Street Bridge that set the stage for a night celebrating LA design. This urban frieze featured 13 laser-etched panels screened with creatures from koi to giraffes exploring the cityscape. The piece was designed by the geniuses at Crimson Collective, the same artists and designers who built the amazing Crane installation at this year's Coachella.

These panels are now being sold as 13 original artworks, your very own City Listening memento. Learn more about the incredible process to create these, then start picking out your favorite piece! Email Crimson with the name/number of the panel you'd like to buy, and remember, friends of de LaB get an additional 10% off! Click to view a larger image.

panel a:
title: ruff necks
price: $250

panel b:
title: p-nut-butter-n-jelly fish
price: $250

panel c:
title: wooo cares
price: $250

panel d:
title: just follow me
price: $300

panel e:
title: nature inspired
price: $300

panel f:
title: national security
price: $650

panel g:
title: blue cold feet
price: $400

panel h:
title: four steps ahead
price: $550

panel i:
title: in the valley of koi
price: $400

panel j:
title: out of the silent sky
price: $650

panel k:
title: from the heights two city lights
price: $450

panel l:
title: lifelong habits
price: $300

panel m:
title: next day air
price: $450

The panels can also be shipped with a section of the mural behind it for an additional cost. Email Crimson with the name/number of the panel you'd like to buy. Hurry, this deal for friends of de LaB won't last long!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Big City Listening Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday for City Listening II—it was such an amazing event! We had over 300 people fill the grand former bank space at the Spring Arts Tower in downtown for a memorable night of loving and learning about LA. As one reviewer over at Architizer wrote: "City Listening II proves its value once again to Los Angeles."

Check out the photos of the event by demonica photo, and photos of the after party at the Crocker Club.

And now, we've got some thanking to do...

Thank you to our presenting sponsors!
Thank you to the designers and producers of our event!
Thank you to our amazing readers!
Thank you to our generous silent auction donors!
Thank you to our door prize donors (did you win? check here)!
Thank you to our awesome volunteers!
  • Vanessa Teng
  • Sarah Lunsky
  • D'anna Olsen
  • Ashley Atkinson
  • Freya Bardell
  • Elizabeth Chang
  • Maggie Taurick
  • Gretchen Zalkind
  • John Hoffmann
  • Chi-yoon Chung
  • Stephanie Robbins
  • Melissa Holmes
Thank you to our east-of-La Brea eats and drinks!
Thank you to our media partners!
Thank you to our after party hosts!
And that's probably enough thanking for one day, so we'd like to thank all of YOU for your ongoing support and enthusiasm!

We're taking July off (as you should be, too) but we'll be back in August with a very special event where we'll be helping to install a vertical garden at Homegirl Cafe in Chinatown. Sign up for our newsletter for details, and we'll see you then! Enjoy summer!