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I LOVE CREATIVES is a free weekly email of listings serving artists, creative communities, and beyond. Whether you’re searching for a photographer, in need of a rad studio-mate, or are looking to promote a creative workshop, you can find it or list it here. Think of it like craigslist for creatives, but delivered to you… Read more »

Mel McGraw Productions

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Melanie McGraw is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Her film PITSTOP won a Student Academy Award® and BAFTA/LA Best Student Film Award. Her feature script, NUMB FOR JESUS, was selected by the Film Independent Screenwriters Lab and placed in the top 15% of both the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowship Competition and Austin Screenplay Competition. She is… Read more »


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is a website and mobile app that connects people with great local businesses. Founded in July 2004, Yelp has taken root in countries across the globe, making it the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. The Yelp community is made up of engaged locals who connect… Read more »

Alex Ward

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Alex Ward, AIA, LEED GA, is an architect with 35 years of experience designing award-winning projects in the United States, Japan, China, Britain and Israel. His broad project background includes everything from airport terminals to churches, housing to high rise office buildings. At , Alex directs design on all projects, from the conceptual stage through… Read more »

Friends of the Los Angeles River

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Friends of the Los Angeles River envisions a swimmable, fishable, boatable, bikeable Los Angeles River within a greenway from the mountains to the sea. As a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1986, FoLAR’s mission is to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning,… Read more »

Sam Lubell

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Sam Lubell is the West Coast Editor of and the co-curator of the recent exhibition Never Built Los Angeles. He has written five books about architecture: Never Built Los Angeles, Julius Shulman Los Angeles: The Birth of a Modern Metropolis Paris 2000+, London 2000+, and Living West. He has written for The New York Times,… Read more »

Gensler: Community Sponsor

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de LaB is proud to welcome  as our Community Sponsor for Making LA. Gensler is a global design firm grounded in the belief that great design optimizes business performance and human potential. Over 4,000 practitioners networked across 46 offices use global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. Whether Gensler is refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning… Read more »