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Tacos, Nail Salons and Mini Malls at GOOD Design LA

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The Neighborhood Map hanging in GOOD's offices on Melrose (Photo by Emily Lerman for LAist)

GOOD is the model for the future. Or at least it should be. On Thursday, December 18, as part of their GOOD December events, they hosted GOOD Design LA. The room teemed with people full of energy and a love for Los Angeles. GOOD embodies the magic (and good) that occurs when a solid group of people with a passion for innovative and forward thinking, and problem solving come together with the ultimate goal of “giving a damn” (their tagline); and changing the world. As an avid reader and supporter of the magazine, the event at the GOOD space brought to life the names and faces behind GOOD’s fresh ideas and questions. GOOD succeeds overwhelmingly, in engaging people in what is good, and the GOOD Design LA event did the same. One attendee said he was there because his friend dragged him to a previous event at which time he had never heard of the magazine. Sure enough he was at the next event.

GOOD's own Casey Caplowe and Alissa Walker introduced different individuals who were all part of LA’s design world. GOOD assigned each speaker with a different LA issue, including Tacos, Traffic, Ugliness, Water and Pollution. Their responses offered insight about the topics while serving up unique yet seemingly feasible solutions.