Category Archives: designing

The quintessential LA street

I snapped this shot the other day during CicLAvia as I was walking on 5th Street (which is a pretty darn magical street) near Irving in Wilshire Center. To me, this represents the quintessential (and perhaps stereotypical) LA street, fringed … Continue reading

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Bosom Buddies invented Parking Day

One of my favorite things about living in Los Angeles is looking back at the shows and movies I grew up with and realizing how many of them were filmed in LA. Something I might have watched a million times … Continue reading

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There’s something in the air

It’s that time of year again, you guys! Easter is only a few weeks away, and it’s going to be even more special than ever before (trust me on this). Head on over to my seasonal Tumblr, PEEP THIS, for … Continue reading

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A Walker in D.F.

I was lucky enough to find myself in Mexico City earlier this month to speak at the pedestrian advocacy conference Ciudad Péaton. While there, I fell in love. Mexico City is like nowhere else on earth in that it’s both … Continue reading

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Hooray for Hollywood

There’s nothing I love better than showing people around my city, so I was extremely excited to be on the other side of the interview for this month’s“Ask a Local” feature in Sunset, talking about some of the lesser-known Hollywood gems. (Like … Continue reading

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At least one of my Silver Lake wishes is coming true

Remember back, way back a few months ago where I made that ridiculously long list of some things a newcomer like me wanted for my neighborhood of Silver Lake? Remember this item, in particular? This week, just a few hours … Continue reading

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Getting L.A. to grow up

One of the best moments in the new movie Her is watching Joaquin Phoenix ride an elevated train through a Los Angeles of the near-future, dance through a bustling station (actually the Hollywood/Western Red Line station), and emerge at the … Continue reading

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Deborah Sussman loves Los Angeles

When I was on the AIGA Los Angeles board, our meetings were always held at the offices of Sussman/Prejza, the design firm which I idolized due to their work on the 1984 Summer Olympics held in LA. I’d always hang … Continue reading

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Coloring outside the lines

In the same way that Tattly has made temporary tattoos more palatable for design-conscious parents, the new Outside the Lines coloring book will allow families to color in public without shame. So excited to announce that one of Keith’s drawings is … Continue reading

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Hey, I’m Walking Here!

Last year, when I was strolling about London, I gave a talk at the WIRED 2012 conference about the importance of designing our cities for walking: It’s the simplest, fastest way to make a city safer, healthier, and economically stronger. At the … Continue reading

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