Articles Tagged ‘Architecture’

Best Italian Cuisine in Los Angeles

Best Italian Cuisine in Los Angeles November 23, 2011 | Food | Read More
Craving pasta and a glass of wizened pinot? Look no further than these LA hotspots for Italian faire that takes your tastebuds on a tour of the old country. Drago Centro (525 S. FLower St.) Located in downtown Los Angeles, Chef Celestino Drago rediscovers local Italian dishes with contemporary cooking...

Los Angeles Seen from the Air

Los Angeles Seen from the Air May 25, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Because Los Angeles is spread out over such a huge area, it is hard to get a handle on the city. Here I have collected a series of photos taken from above, in an effort to present some sort of thumbnail of the city. I don’t know if this will give any actual real insight into life on the Los Angeles...

“Hollywood Escapes” – A Guidebook Full of Movie Lore

“Hollywood Escapes” – A Guidebook Full of Movie Lore April 20, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s a funny thing when a book that you really like gets remaindered. It’s hard to tell, is this a good thing or a bad thing? From the buyers perspective, suddenly the book becomes very affordable which is great. I am not so sure that the writer and publisher are equally pleased with this...

Useful iPad Travel Apps for LA

Useful iPad Travel Apps for LA April 18, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Some touchscreen time was in the cards for me evidently, as I recently ended up getting an iPad. It’s just the most basic iPad and it actually belongs to my workplace not me, but heck, why complain. Incidentally, I have also been trying to figure out what to do with an iTunes gift card balance...

The Venerable Trees of the Village Green

The Venerable Trees of the Village Green April 5, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The Village Green, located on Rodeo Road just west of La Brea Avenue and previously called the Baldwin Hills Village, has somehow been protected from the rampant real estate development of the last 50 years. This large development was built between 1935 and 1942 and designed by the architect Reginald...

The Dingbat: LA’s Iconic Apartment Building

The Dingbat: LA’s Iconic Apartment Building March 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
This type of smaller stucco box apartment building was a staple of 50s and 60s Los Angeles architecture; the name refers to the typographic symbols often used as a decorative marks on the front of the buildings. As a commercial vernacular form, this style of apartment has its roots in both modernism...

Six Neat Books about Los Angeles

Six Neat Books about Los Angeles December 6, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The following list is not meant to identify the most grandest and greatest Los Angeles books ever. A list like that would include tomes like Kenneth Anger’s  muck-racking masterpiece Hollywood Babylon and Mike Davis’ slightly dated but still indispensable City of Quartz. Instead, the task...

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Los Angeles Textile Block Houses

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Los Angeles Textile Block Houses April 9, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
In 1922, Frank Lloyd Wright opened an office in Los Angeles and embarked on his textile block phase.  Textile block refers to construction using cast concrete blocks that are woven together with steel rods. Mayan architecture was major influence on the design of  these buildings, giving them a monumental...