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Bikerevolution

Bikerevolution

L/Sa has purchased two Public bikes.  They are simple, upright, 1-speeds.  We will not be speeding, but we will get there.  We added racks and bells and a basket that is big enough to bring back lunch from the Japanese market.  Mitch Bloch provided u-locks and cables from the Warehouse.  The bikes hang on hooks...
Forever 21 and the ADA

Forever 21 and the ADA

The first sentence is embarrassing:  I was shopping at Forever 21.  Ok – I can qualify – I was shopping with MY DAUGHTER at Forever 21. For the uninitiated, Forever 21 is a mass market clothing store founded in Los Angeles in 1984, now with over 600 locations in the United States and abroad.  Its...
The Mysterious Happenings of Ricardo Legoretta

The Mysterious Happenings of Ricardo Legoretta

If you went to architecture school in the late 80s / early 90s on the West Coast there were those architects whose work was flagrantly copied by students not talented enough to do their copying less-flagrantly, including Aldo Rossi, “the Franks” (Israel and Gehry), Coop Himmelblau, and Ricardo Legoretta.  Ah – Legoretta.  The square windows,...
Niemeyer on Sunset Blvd.

Niemeyer on Sunset Blvd.

Our project architect Gus Heully is a multi-tasker.  When he isn’t catering expertly to the needs of clients, contractors and the building department, he is busy writing for architecture journals in the US and Japan. His most recent outing is “Niemeyer on Sunset” for West Hollywood Magazine, which delves into the history of an iconic...