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We Won’t Stay Young For Long

By On January 9, 2017

Five favorites on constant rotation. It’s a lo-fi dream pop sorta week…… Read More

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Ascent /// Descent

By On January 6, 2017

A gauze wall of sound with a feather of vocals floating overhead, all set within the Philip Johnson Glass House? Count me entranced. From Julianna Barwick‘s upcoming third full-length, Will. Recorded in Lisbon, Portugal and Asheville,… Read More

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The Leftovers of 2016

By On January 4, 2017

With the conclusion of Inner Vision for The Wirecutter now a done deal – concluding a most satisfying 2 1/2 year run – I still find myself with countless stories, videos, tips, tricks, and… Read More

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Hawaii, Oahu 2016

By On December 15, 2016

The Kaniakapupu, King Kamehameha III Summer Palace Ruins is listed as closed, but nosy-inquiring minds needed to know, so we braved dense overgrowth and a relentless squadron of mosquitoes to discover what’s… Read More

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A Dubai Shipyard

By On October 25, 2016

    A fascinating corner of Dubai where the modernity of its image gives way to the practicality of the past. Thanks to my friend Roger Fleming for suggesting this to me.… Read More

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The Wondrous Woodwork Yen Jui-Lin

By On August 3, 2016

Yen Jui-Lin is a wood-making artist from Taiwan with that keen eye for what makes a dead piece of wood seem alive. Wondrous!… Read More

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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 integrity, their studied craftsmanship, and the academic reasoning behind their… Read More

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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