Category Archives: designing

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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Haterating “Leaving Los Angeles”

When I posted yesterday’s inaugural LA Haters post, I honestly thought it would be a series I’d add to maybe once or twice a month. Little did I know that more anti-LA vitriol was already seeping out of the internet … Continue reading

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Hi Los Angeles Hater! Rating “LA’s Alternate Realities”

Every few weeks a big story about Los Angeles lands on the internet, hoping to deliver the ultimate citywide diss while lazily employing half-century-old stereotypes. Usually we laugh it off because we’re shallow losers and, like, who has time to read … Continue reading

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It’s a hot one

Forecast is 94 degrees and there’s smoke from a half dozen fires streaking across the sky. So much for spring, right? If you’re not busy downing margaritas this weekend, be sure to check out Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture … Continue reading

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The house abides

I posted some photos last night from an Architectones event I went to at the Sheats Goldstein residence. For design nerds, it’s well-known as one of the most triumphant works of renowned architect John Lautner. For hard-core basketball fans, it’s known … Continue reading

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