• A Little Info

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    I love to discover architecture, from big to small, where ever I am. Of all the spaces I have personally experienced, these are my favorites. When I started this blog, I lived in Amsterdam where I was really enjoying the Dutch’s wealth of built history, especially their love of cantilevers. Now I’m back in sunny California- searching for inspiration.

    Books I love:
    – The Boxman, by Kobo Abe
    – Steppenwolf, by Herman Hesse
    – The Tao of Physics, by Fritjof Capra

    My references for architecture while traveling:
    http://www.galinsky.com/
    MIMOA
    – any of the domus mobile iPhone apps

    A special thanks to Henning, whose photos are sometimes contributed here.

Los Angeles: Stahl House

If the number of pictures reflected how much any work of architecture has left a mark on my journey through life, then the Stahl House would certainly come to the top of the list. Its almost as if this house was created before its time, before the internet, before social media, before selfies- it literally … Continue reading

Los Angeles: The Getty

The Getty was a stretch goal for my first conscious, wide awake, intentional visit to Los Angeles. Nowhere near where we were staying closer to downtown LA, we decided at the last minute to take the Lyft ride across town- I mean, how bad could it be? Ummm, it was pretty bad and the epitome … Continue reading

Los Angeles: Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation

The Marciano Foundation wasn’t on my list (have to leave some room for serendipity) but there was an Ai Wei Wei exhibit my friend found out about and a red dot room she had photo plans for- so we got our free reservations (YAY LA!) and off we went. Coming from our airbnb in Little … Continue reading

Los Angeles: Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels

The last stop on our tour of the downtown Los Angeles area was the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels. I was a bit on the fence about visiting- the pictures online weren’t that compelling- BUT there was an accessible crypt which was right up the alley of some our best friends who we … Continue reading

Los Angeles: The Broad

Second on our stop on my list for downtown Los Angeles, after the Bradbury Building, was The Broad. I definitely put The Broad building into my bucket of “don’t judge a book by its cover”. I had seen pictures of the Bradbury, so I had some concept of its experience, but I had not for … Continue reading