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From Sarah Gavigan and chef Daniel Herget comes a right and air spot in Nashville's ast end, making a splash in its own right. The veggie-friendl eater, which goes  Little Octopus, skews towards a seafood-inspired menu that oasts a slew of exoticall-inspired ites. We caught up with Gavigan and Herget to learn a little it more aout the two, and even managed to snag a few mouthwatering recipes for runch. Take a look!

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Who is someone that inspires ou in the culinar world? Sarah: Dominque Crenn. She came to cook at m restaurant ears ago, and she was extraordinar. Her personalit, her spirit, and her food. One of a kind.

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Organised in a plus formation with two relatively equal axes, the interior space is activated in multiple directions and allows for maximum flexibility and connection to the outdoor space. 'Multiple stations have been set up for espresso and pour-over brewing around the "zi$urat" – a central seating element which acts as room divider, seating for classes when in session and a casual, flexible work space,' Johnson continues.

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'Counter Culture's Training Centres serve many purposes for the cities they operate in. First and foremost, they are a classroom where we are able to facilitate a curriculum of coffee education that we offer exclusively to our wholesale partners,' says Jesse Kahn, Counter Culture's national wholesale manager and head of training centre development. 'The spaces are the uniquest [sic] of offices, allowing our regional staff and our partners access to anything and everything they need to learn and engage about coffee.' The space, located in the hip area of Silver Lake, will be used for tastings, a

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Organised in a plus formation with two relatively equal axes, the interior space is activated in multiple directions and allows for maximum flexibility and connection to the outdoor space. 'Multiple stations have been set up for espresso and pour-over brewing around the "zi$urat" – a central seating element which acts as room divider, seating for classes when in session and a casual, flexible work space,' Johnson continues.

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atherine Johnson, a native of northern California, and Rebecca Rudolph, originally from San Diego, met in 2009 when both were working at the Los Angeles firm of modernist architect Barbara Bestor. Or more accurately, not working. “It was the height of the recession,” Rudolph recalls, “and there wasn’t enough work at Barbara’s office for everybody.” Rather than sit idle, Johnson and Rudolph decided to participate in a competition sponsored by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. “We weren’t too concerned about winning … It was really more about entertaining ourselves,” says Rudolph. The pair cobbled together a portfolio composed of actual projects they had worked on, interspersed with a handful of mocking mock-ups referencing pretend projects, such as Norwegian Wood, an “environmentally friendly Bluetooth headset” purportedly created for a large Scandinavian cell-phone company – in actuality a curved twig. Along with presenting a portfolio, the competition asked entrants to complete the sentence, “Architecture is ____.” The pair responded with an impish “ … design, bitches.” Much to their surprise, the

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entry was recognised with an honourable mention. More important than that, however, was the realisation of how much they enjoyed working together. “What makes our partnership really strong is that we’re both big-picture, conceptual people,” Johnson says, “but we also both think about detail and practicality and how things really function. In a lot of partnerships, one is the creative brain and one is the more practical brain, but we tend to switch.” The duo decided to FEBRUARY 2016

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partner up officially, paying tribute to their initial collaboration with the name of their firm: Design, Bitches. Six years on, the team’s irreverent, playful streak continues to pay off in spades. In this sprawling city, the vast majority of architects tend to work local. Yet in an impressively brief period of time, DB has emerged as LA’s design firm of choice in the realm of new restaurant design, with high-profile commissions all over the city.

The architects have also been collaborating on a residential remodel with a design firm in Tokyo. “It’s a small company called California Komuten,” Rudolph explains. “They’re super-obsessed with California. California, and vintage stuff, and also remodelling. In Japan, remodelling really isn’t all that common — usually they just tear things down. So, along with putting the California lifestyle in their designs, California Komuten want to expand their remodelling practice, encouraging people to see the value of saving older structures.” Do the designers see the California aesthetic taking root and spreading internationally? “I do see a cross-design world, images and spaces outside the West Coast, which seems like it’s beginning to spread,” Johnson says. “I don’t know if it’s inherently rooted in what people are doing on the West Coast, but if people are leaning towards spaces that are brighter and lighter and warmer and inviting and colourful, I think you can attribute that to California’s influence.” ◆

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LOS ANGELES TIMES IMAGE MAGAZINE March 2015 Interview with Design, Bitches “Rudolph and Johnson are redefining SoCal dining style and, in doing so, showing us what it truly is — a mash-up of carefree beach vibe, cozy suburbia, taco stand culture and hipster cred, with a thoughtful nod to neighborhood traditions.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY STYLES March 2015 The Springs featured in the Scene Stealers column, as “Making It on the Great Raw Way” “‘A crisp, bright pause amidst the industrial exhaust’ is how Design, Bitches, an architectural firm, describes the look it greated for the Springs: raw and blue-stained plywood, cement floors, roll-up garage doors and globular paper lanterns. There are also cinder-block planters filled with fig trees and palms.”


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LA CANVAS January 2015 The Springs is written up in “Sustainable Development” “Design, Bitches spearheaded The Springs’ minimalist design, citing a combination of Palm Springs and Wes Anderson films by way of inspiration. The result? Clean lines and sophisticated architectural elements--all imbued with a playful touch.”


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ANGELENO January 2015 The Springs arrival in Downtown LA praised in Angeleno Magazine in “Springs Forward” “Here, refinement can be found in an uncompromising attention to quality and detail, from the water filtration system to the rigorous guidelines for the organic ingredients to its owners source.”

FASTCOMPANY CO.DESIGN September 2014 Company profile in “Design, Bitches: Meet the Architects Shaping LA’s Sprawling Food Scene” “What sets Design, Bitches apart is the way they use the whole of L.A. culture as their palette—movies, everyday materials, art, food, fashion. Their approach reflects the casual mixing-and-matching of cultures that has helped transform L.A. from a “culinary backwater,” to quote the Daily Beast’s Andrew Romano, into one of the most exciting restaurant scenes in the U.S.”

NEW YORK TIMES October 2014 The Springs featured on the T Magazine online blog and New York Times Arena column “In Downtown Los Angeles, a Vast, New Healing Center and Cafe is a Harbinger of change”


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ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER June 2014 The Oinkster hollywood featured in “Open > Restaurant”

LA WEEKLY February 2014 Firm featured in “It’s Not Derogatory” in the Arts section “They earned an honorable mention, and although it was never intended as a name, Design, Bitches stuck. It has turned out to be a mission statement in two words. It encompasses Rudolph and Johnson’s honest, no-fuss approach to work. It punctuates their brushing off of the architecture world’s old-school patriarchy. And, most significantly, it hints at the pop sensibility and realness that inhabits their spaces.”

DOMUS March 2013 Firm profiled in “@DomusWeb: Design, Bitches Studio Visit #Catherine Johnson #Rebecca Rudolph” “Design, Bitches’ work is rich with references, but it’s not postmodern in a sense that hinges on historic or symbolic tropes, instead their output is closer to what Charles Jencks calls an “ersatz eclecticism.” They willfully sample across time and culture.”


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ARCHITECTURAL RECORD June 2013 Firm profile in perspective news column, as “Newsmakers: Design, Bitches”

PLOT October 2013 Design, Bitches office profile featured in this Spanish-language magazine “Their projects, which cover a broad spectrum such as interiors, performance, temporary installations or commercial spaces, reveal their universae as full of color, details, and ooze with pop culture references from every pore.” (Translated)

HOSPITALITY DESIGN MAGAZINE October 2012 Superba Snack bar featured in “Pespective Sketchbook” column “Their design directive translated to an ecelectic mash-up of materials all successfully co-existing in the restaurant’s tight quarters.”


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FORM November/December 2013 Design, Bitches office profile in article entitled “Dynamic Duo” “Their collaboration continues to explore alternative approaches to design while also using the communities around them as a source of inspiration.”

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