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No-sew fabric face mask
Amanda Mellor, April 20, 2020

All Angelenos are required to wear non-medical face coverings in public to limit the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 at this time. While bandannas and scarves are good starting points, what if you want to wear a fabric mask?

The holiday tree in the Central Library Rotunda
Vi Ha, December 03, 2019

Each December we face a design challenge of decorating a 15-foot noble fir tree in the Central Library’s rotunda.

Mount Rushmore heads plus Amanda's head
Amanda Mellor, August 12, 2019

Be truly green, save time, money, and resources by traveling via green screen. Go anywhere, any time, any dimension from the comfort of the Octavia Lab.

Wow, that only took you 15 minutes!

3D printed image
Amanda Mellor, June 11, 2019

Ever think about designing your own toys, creating a personalized gift, prototyping your invention, or even replacing a broken oven knob?

close up to the gumball machine in the octavia lab
Vi Ha, June 10, 2019

Looking for Inspiration for a project? Need a good fortune to help you out on a bad day?

drawing of Octavia Butler
Vi Ha, June 11, 2019

“Habit is persistence in practice.”—Octavia E. Butler