Category Archives: Dwell

From the ashes

Every time I write a story for Dwell I seem to have some kind of funny personal connection to the subject. A story I recently wrote about a home in Silver Lake, for example, was an apartment complex less than … Continue reading

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My favorite stories of 2012 (and 5 stories I want to write in 2013)

Well, folks, it’s that time of year again. Actually, it’s a little past that time of year, but since my vacation fell during the time when I’m usually filing my year-in-review post, I gave myself a small grace period. Besides, … Continue reading

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The secret urban flower farm

When I received an assignment from Dwell to write about a special Los Angeles house, I felt like it was a story meant for me. The house was in one of those impossible, only-in-LA locations: a secret canyon in a … Continue reading

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Multi-family dwelling

Everybody’s got one. That house in your neighborhood that makes you stop in your tracks. You find yourself walking by it more and more—maybe even rerouting your walk just so you can slowly, casually, nonchalantly stroll by it. Eventually it … Continue reading

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My 13 favorite stories of 2010

Forget resolutions, poo-pooing the past 12 months, or drinking heavily to delete the shortcomings of the year. 2010 was actually an incredibly fun, productive time for me as a writer, and I can only hope that 2011 will bring as … Continue reading

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Come to Dwell on Design & City Listening this weekend!

Update: In all the fabulosity of Saturday night, I screwed up and neglected to post the winning raffle tickets for our eight door prizes. If you were at City Listening and had a raffle ticket, check here to see if … Continue reading

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Gimme a W

The new W Hollywood Hotel & Residences is about a month from being open. I wrote about it for Dwell back in June (and rode out an earthquake during that tour). Last week, I got to sneak inside with some … Continue reading

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Tomato pie

What is it about pie this summer? First there was PieLab, the incredible space designed by a team at Project M in Greensboro, Alabama, where folks from all over town can commiserate over a slice of Key Lime and a … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Dwell on Design today!

On this bittersweet morning—I just walked by the Grammy Museum where the staff was placing a memoriam outside and preparing for big crowds—the show must go on, and we’ll all do our best to make Michael proud (one look at … Continue reading

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A melting of the minds

Gelatobaby meets Coolhaus from Alissa Walker on Vimeo. The kinds of stories that people tend to pass along to me fall into three basic categories. If you were to judge me simply by what links my friends fed me in … Continue reading

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