Hey there! My name is Alissa. I’m a writer, a gelato-eater, and a walker in LA.
How to get in touch
Follow me at @gelatobaby
Click on some recent posts
Read my articles elsewhere
I regularly write about design, architecture, cities, transportation and walking for several publications. You can read my latest stories here, or clicking on the publication will take you to all my articles for that publication. You can also read my favorite stories from 2011 and 2010.
- Dwell: Self Preservation
How a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments.
- Fast Company: Mad for Madison
Why tech startups—and the people who run them—are crazy for the Wisconsin capital.
- LA Weekly: Flattened L.A.
Can a penny-pressing machine by Diane Meyer save Los Angeles architecture?
- Wired: XOXO Loves Tech
A new Portland conference launches and breaks all the records—and the rules.
- GOOD: Car-free Freedom
Does surrendering your automobile in L.A. make you feel helpless or more independent?
- KCET Food: Kickstarting Restaurants
Some of L.A.'s most popular food experiences are being funded by people just like you.
- Designers and Books: Summer Reading
Four design books for poolside reading that are light but not fluffy.
- Dwell: Self Preservation
View my photos
Check out our next de LaB
Category Archives: Good
It has taken me so long to recover from the madness of this year’s SXSW—and specifically, this stuffed avocado—that I had to wait an entire three weeks to write about it. You’ve probably heard already about the overcrowding and overcommercialization … Continue reading
The latest issue of GOOD is all about energy, a hot (ha!) topic that we thought would be sure to spark (ha, ha!) some good conversations. So, through Meetup Everywhere, a really nifty little organizing tool for events, we launched … Continue reading
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
Last week I wrote a column for GOOD after reading a pretty awesome story about Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete on one of my favorite shows, Mad Men. You see, Kartheiser let a New York Times reporter trail him as … Continue reading
I had to escape LA’s record-and-thermometer-shattering heat, so I headed to San Francisco yesterday…which was a steamy (for SF) 84 degrees! But I’m also here to moderate one of my favorite events, GOOD Design Bay Area! I was thrilled to … Continue reading
I’m really excited about an event I’m helping to plan for GOOD, in partnership with railLA, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, the Coalition for Clean Air, and de LaB. railLA contacted us to throw a party as part of … Continue reading