Category Archives: watching

Public Transportation: Who needs it?

A few months back I wrote a story about Vintage Los Angeles, a Facebook page dedicated to the lovely, lost world of L.A. Since then, the neverending stream of eye candy (and mind candy) delivered by the amazing Alison Martino … Continue reading

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What happened in Vegas

Ah, Vegas. Where every cup has its own catchphrase. Where the carpets are so bright they can melt your shoes. Where the bathrooms are bigger than your house. And all the rooms come with private pools. Oh wait, they don’t? … Continue reading

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Haunted house

The Ghost Project – Alissa Walker / Keith Scharwath from Kartell LA on Vimeo. A few weeks ago, we were asked by our friend Jon to babysit a Kartell Ghost Chair, the regal yet approachable Louis XV-style chair rendered in … Continue reading

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So this is Christmas

Four years ago, I wrote a piece for Design Observer, “War Is Over, If You Want It,” about my favorite Christmas song, which also happens to be one of my favorite advertising campaigns of all time. When I wrote the … Continue reading

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You turtles like Starburst

It wouldn’t be Halloween without an annual viewing of my favorite scary movie, The Dos and Don’ts of Halloween Trick or Treating. There’s no IMDB entry for it, and you might not recognize the stars, but I assure you, you … Continue reading

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The de LaB Manifesto (in rhyme)

I’m still buzzing from the amazing response to last weekend’s City Listening II (and the success of the Dwell on Design conference, and the fun of emceeing the LABC’s Los Angeles Architectural Awards…I’m telling you, it was quite a week!). … Continue reading

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Check it out

Now that LOST is ending (badly), I’m sure you’re thinking the same thing I’m thinking: What could possibly replace the fall-down-funny physical comedy of the Black Smoke Monster? Well, friends, just in time, we have a new show that will … Continue reading

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Advice for students

Alissa Walker from MFA Interaction Design on Vimeo. My good friend Liz Danzico, the new director of the School of Visual Art’s MFA Interaction Design program, tapped me and 13 other designers, writers and educators to make short videos giving … Continue reading

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Walk with me

This weekend marks the final 40 miles in a journey that began when I was running in Beachwood Canyon about two weeks after I first moved to LA. I turned a corner, did a double-take and ran backwards until my … Continue reading

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Letters to the editor

One of the reasons I started this blog was so I could have a way to get feedback on my articles. Good or bad, I love having that kind of interaction with the people who read my stuff. I hardly … Continue reading

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