Modern Design Voyeurism in Venice: the 2010 AIA Los Angeles Spring Home Tour

If I weren’t so diligent about saving money right now, I’d be signing up for this weekend’s AIA Los Angeles Spring Home Tour (the 2010 tour is called “Modern Design Voyeurism in Venice, CA“). There look to be some pretty cool homes on the tour. If you go, please take some pictures and let me …

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August: Osage County

Had the good fortune to see August: Osage County at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles over the weekend. The play won both the 2008 Pulitzer Prize as well as the Tony Award for Best Play. And I have to say: it’s wonderful. Featuring some of the best writing I’ve seen on stage or screen, wonderful …

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Music plug: Anjunabeats Volume 7

Okay, I have to admit it. I’m excited about this week’s release of Anjunabeats Volume 7 from Above & Beyond. These guys produce and DJ the absolute best in electronic music. If you’re looking for tunes to groove at your desk, in the car, at the gym, on the bike, or whatever, then check out the …

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LA Opera Costume Sale!

Kind of cool before Halloween: The Los Angeles Opera is having a first-ever costume sale! Looks like you can buy all sorts of over-the-top costumes from LA Opera productions. If you’ve ever wanted a viking hat or giant dresses, this is your opportunity LA! Perfect for before Halloween. Now if only I could sing on-pitch…

Worlds oldest man, WWI veteran dies

From Yahoo! News: Allingham, who was the world’s oldest man when he died Saturday at 113, attributed his remarkable longevity to “cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women.” Worlds oldest man, WWI veteran dies – Yahoo! News

Dwell on Design

For those of you in LA, and/or for all the architecture and design lovers out there, check out Dwell on Design this coming weekend at the LA Convention Center. Sponsored by Dwell Magazine, it will feature speakers, exhibits, tours, awards, and more–all about design, sustainability, and architecture. See you there!

The Unforgettable Fire

Oh, the joys of iTunes. It used to be that I’d dig through crates of CDs to find ones I haven’t listened to in a long time. Now I can just scroll. The point is this: I am loving U2’s 1984 masterpiece album “The Unforgettable Fire” all over again. Especially the title track. I’m moving …

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Heading back

Needless to say, a lot has happened since my last post. For the rest of my Turkey trip, I didn’t get much computer time. It was nice to not attend to the computer all the time, though I barely had time for a few emails. After a great time in Rome, I head home. More …

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