Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Ice Cube narrates Ray and Charles Eames in L.A.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

“Charles and Ray Eames, husband and wife team… They were doing mashups before mashups even existed.”

Ice Cube studied architectural drafting before becoming a rapper.

Thanks, Krista Jahnke for finding this on archinect. Jahnke is a Vancouver-based architectural photographer – see her own photos of the house.

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Once Upon A School – Dave Eggers and his Pirate Supply Store/Tutoring Centre

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Most people have probably seen this video, but it’s worth watching again. Dave Eggers won the 2008 TED Prize for his education and literacy work with kids, and in this entertaining acceptance speech he provides a brief history of his project. He’s the founder of the unbelievably successful Once Upon A School program which offers free drop-in tutoring centres for kids.

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Friday, August 14th, 2009

The blog YOU HAVE BEEN HERE SOMETIME does, as its title suggests, provoke an uncanny sensation. It’s halfway between a feeling of deja vu and a renewed sense of the mysterious life of objects. No snapshots of the blog shown here could reproduce the feeling you get from the way David John, its creator, exhibits photographs and information; you just have to go there for yourself.

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Avenel Cooperative Housing Project built either for cartoonists or communists

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Why can’t cooperative housing look like this more often? The Avenel Cooperative Housing Project in LA’s Silver Lake neighbourhood, supposedly built either for “a bunch of communists” or for a “group of motion picture cartoonists and their families” (click above for informative Wikipedia article) was affordable when it was built in 1947 and of course is now ridiculously expensive.

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Coast Modern – preview of the upcoming documentary film

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

These stills were shot during the filming of Coast Modern, a documentary film about West Coast modern house architecture, spanning from LA to Vancouver, by Vancouver filmmakers Gavin Froome and Mike Bernard. The film “speaks with the architects and their patrons and asks if Modernism’s time has finally come or did it never really go away.” It is currently in the editing phase and is set to be completed this coming fall.

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Eames and Saarinen House, only 14 million.

Monday, January 26th, 2009

For 14 million US$ you can purchase the Eames and Saarinen Case Study House #9, in nearly perfect original condition. More photos at dailyicon.

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