If you’re white and you like stuff there’s no place on the internet better suited to your needs than Stuff White People Like. The blog, which just launched this year gets upwards of 500 comments per post and has spawned dozens of unworthy knock-offs. They’ve already got a book deal with Random House; Stuff White People Like: A Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions will be out in August. According to this article in Heeb, founder/editor Christian Lander—above, recycling (#64), wearing a t-shirt (#84) and going to Whole Foods (#48)—is more like you and me than I expected (and not just because he’s white and likes stuff): He works at LA design firm Schematic as a copywriter.
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I regularly write about design, architecture, cities, transportation and walking for several publications. You can read my latest and greatest stories below, or clicking on the publication will take you to all my articles for that publication. You can also read my favorite stories from 2012, 2011 and 2010.
Self Preservation: How a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments.
- Studio 360
Nobody Walks in LA: Why does this song from 1982 keep getting stuck in people's heads?
- Los Angeles Times
How Small Is Too Small?: An exhibition about micro-apartments shows us the LA of the future.
- Fast Company
Mad for Madison: Why tech startups—and the people who run them—are crazy for the Wisconsin capital.
- LA Weekly
Overdrive: Is our discussion of postwar Los Angeles architecture too focused on cars?
XOXO Loves Tech: A new Portland conference launches and breaks all the records—and the rules.
- DnA: Design and Architecture
The Future's So Bright?: Talking student debt with CalArts graduates
Car-free Freedom: Does surrendering your automobile in LA make you feel helpless or more independent?
- Los Angeles Magazine
Better Off Ped: A richer (and skinnier) writer on the perks of walking in LA
- Designers and Books
Summer Reading: Four design books for poolside reading that are light but not fluffy.
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