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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


An Earthen Awakening

By On December 8, 2014

We hiked this weekend lured by the smell of damp soil after the epic Southern California rainstorms, hoping to find fruiting chanterelles. We didn’t find those golden Cantharellus californicus in my secret… Read More

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In His Footsteps

By On August 28, 2014

My father was an avid runner for most of his life. During his lifetime our Venn diagram of activities never quite overlapped, as I avoided running regardless of incentive or threat. Alone… Read More


The Poetry of Silence: The Redwood Forests of Santa Cruz

By On November 17, 2011

some ask praise of their fellows but i being otherwise made compose curves and yellows, angles or silences to a less erring end -e.e. cummings Photos taken at Henry Cowell Redwoods State… Read More


Busting Out

By On October 24, 2011

Hungry like the wolf…hungry like the wolf. I’ve been on a rabid hunt to find a bust statue for a reasonable price and I finally found one at the Melrose Trading Post… Read More


Designed For Desire: Lilitu

By On October 10, 2011

It’s been awhile now since I dropped from collecting vinyl collectible toys and figures, partially because I ran out of displayable space at our previous studio apartment, but probably more due to… Read More


Puff Daddy: Foraging and Cooking My 1st Puffball Mushroom

By On June 11, 2011

I had just wrapped up a 6 mile hike near Wrightwood this afternoon, traversing from Vincent’s Gulch past Big Horn Mine and back, when I decided I want to investigate another path… Read More


Give My Regards to Broadway

By On May 25, 2011

For years now I’ve been making the eastward journey to New York for an annual company retreat, which also happens to coincide with the International Furniture Fair. It’s a trip I look… Read More


In Love With the Process: Managing a Blog Is a Fucking Awesome Handful

By On April 15, 2011

Let me offer you Todd McLellan’s Old Typewriter from his series Disassembly as a visual representation of what I’m given each morning as a managing editor of a team-content website. In its… Read More

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LA/Creative Mornings: Michelle Mcilroy of Lomography

By On April 8, 2011

Up early today to travel down to West Hollywood for our first Creative Mornings, a series of a monthly breakfast lectures focusing on design-centric topics over coffee and donuts (and started by… Read More