Stirring the Muse

Stirring the Muse

You may be thinking, “Stirring the muse… seriously?”  Yep, stirring the muse.  Or, put another way, massaging the creative muscle… right-brain road trip… mind-fuel, etc. The idea is that we (our design firm) use this forum to share experiences and…

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L.A. Times – 11.26.16

Souley Vegan

Just passing through Oakland on the way back to SoCal and hit the jackpot. Super cool vibe/ambiance/decor. A can’t miss. I challenge any carnivore to not completely flip out over the flavor of “The Toasty” burger. Vegan Soul Food… amen,…

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Joseph

Disney Concert Hall

Really two buildings in one.  The juxtaposition of the seemingly incongruent, random, curvilinear shapes of the architectural shell with the ethereal auditory beauty of the acoustics in the inner sanctum (symphony hall) is stunning.  A rich, one-of-a-kind experience for the…

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Haim

Milky Chance

Evolution of DC Metro Rail

When people ask me what I miss most about DC, “The Metro” is a frequent response. N.Y. and Paris can sit in the next car… D.C.’s Metro system is the best and in all categories; architecture, urban planning, efficiency, quality…

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Endeavour

A must-see at the California Science Center californiasciencecenter.org

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Tongva Park – Santa Monica

Great park hiding in plain-sight right in front of S.M. City Hall (southeast corner of Colorado & Ocean)

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Wild West

Road trippin’ from L.A. to Moab & back.

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Getty Center – Brentwood

Richard Meier’s Getty Center in Brentwood is one of, if not the best public space in L.A.  Oh, and they have world-class art exhibits there too.

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Yosemite

Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons

Hermosa Beach

Morning, noon & night in the 5-4.

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Great cover

WOTE (Walk Off the Earth) covers Gotye’s hit song….

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Hancock Park

Saber Tooth Tigers dining on Mastodon off Wilshire?!  Say, what?  The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits has evidence of it all… over 11,000 years ago, that is. Excellent glimpse back at the real L.A. natives, post Ice Age, snared…

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Brentwood

Great fire pit w/ surrounding lunch counter in the central courtyard (mini food court) of this old-school, retro market place.

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Santa Monica

Cool arts center (Bergamont Station) tucked away in an industrial area of Santa Monica.

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Signature Style

“What’s your signature style?” is a question I get a couple times a year, usually in the form of an innocent query from a new, casual acquaintance just trying to make conversation, i.e. cocktail party chit-chat. “Have I seen any of your…

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Foster The People

Local L.A. band debut album, Torches… cool, unique sound w/ atmospheric, melodic (and a little psychedelic), dance-oriented pop/rock…

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Malibu Canyon

Chandeliers hanging from the trees illuminating the outdoor activities at Calamigos Ranch’s Malibu Cafe.

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Vouliagmeni

During one of our site visits to a new home we were fortunate enough to be working on in the seaside town of Vouliagmeni, Greece, outside Athens, we were able to squeak-out just enough free time in-between flights and meetings…

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