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Man, Dig Those Crazy Los Angeles Postcards

By On February 3, 2016

Over at AHBE Lab, landscape architect Gary Lai documents the history and current commuter’s quagmire known as the Los Angeles freeway system. In the process of researching and editing Gary’s piece, I discovered a… Read More

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Living, Brutally Honest: Ricardo Bofill’s La Fábrica

By On November 23, 2015

Ricardo Bofill’s La Fábrica is Brutalist architecture of the highest magnitude, a salvaged industrial space turned into a cathedral of the aesthetic. The space is uncompromising in its beauty, with window views… Read More

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An Amplified Heart

By On September 24, 2015

As an art installation I think these giant wooden acoustic amplifiers inside Estonia’s Pähni Nature Centre are beautiful. I admire their architectural beauty, their studied craftsmanship, and the academic reasoning behind their… Read More

All photos: Fritz Haeg
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A Glassell Park Dream Home: The LA Domestead Hits the Market

By On September 22, 2015

Earlier this year Emily and I made way up into the hills of the 90065 (Glassell Park) to meet with artist, designer, and activist Fritz Haeg about becoming on-site caretakers of his… Read More

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The Santo Domingo de Heredia Farmer’s Market

By On September 1, 2015

Proust believed the “real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes”, but in Costa Rica he’d be wrong. In the farmer’s market surrounding the perimeter… Read More

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Carsten Nicolai Bausatz Noto Limited Edition 10 LP Set

By On August 14, 2015

Wow [happening upon this 10-record set]. Whoa! [noting the price]. Sometimes it’s best to appreciate a design simply for the appreciation it exists. I believe this is such a case, with only… Read More

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A Panic Placated

By On June 22, 2015

Since moving from our one-bedroom Silver Lake apartment to a small Mount Washington home, increased water and energy use has been a concern. So much so I recently dreamt I had left… Read More

Photo: Gregory Han 2010 / Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art
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Attaining Affluence Through Simplicity

By On April 12, 2015

As we begin readying to move from our home of the last four years in Silver Lake to a new abobe just a few miles away at the start of next month,… Read More

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In Defense of Architecture

By On April 1, 2015

In the late 1990’s industrial designer Duncan Jackson fell in love with the Napoleonic defense towers built in the early 19th century, enamored by their history and the intricate and durable brickwork… Read More

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The Hands of Grand Central Market

By On February 7, 2015

I found myself most drawn not to the newest arrivals in Grand Central Market (though I wholeheartedly welcome their arrival), but those with hands and faces which seemed to match the history… Read More