Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

I'm a walking East meets West story, so I'm drawn to cultural cross pollinations just like these.

Text and Photo by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Alissa Walker
Published: 13 July 2011, GOOD

This weekend, the largest Japanese cultural district in California will host the first ever Little Tokyo Design Week, a free four-day showcase of Japanese design and technology with a heavy dose of L.A. ingenuity. With Little Tokyo acting as a lively bridge between the burgeoning Arts District and a revitalized downtown, there's maybe no better place for a global exchange of ideas. "Little Tokyo offers a perfect venue to showcase Japanese innovations to Los Angeles and the world," says founder Hitoshi Abe, who also serves as director of UCLA's
 Department of Architecture and Urban Design. [read more]


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