Laure is a Los Angeles–based photographer and design enthusiast. When not contributing to Dwell and Apartment Therapy, she's opening too many tabs in Firefox, baking, gardening and exploring the great outdoors.
Just in time for budgets to shrink everywhere, Design Within Reach unveils their new Tools For Living line of impeccably designed everyday objects. All pieces that are much cheaper than a Saarinen table but more expensive (and more beautiful) than, say, a Brita.
Although it may be difficult to fit it in your pocket, and it certainly lacks the convenience of an iPhone or Blackberry, this calendar wallpaper leaves space to see the year at a glance and to keep track of the bigger picture.
A new show of stone vases at Japanese boutique, Tortoise General Store, will likely knock your socks off. Artist Mitsura Koga has been transforming found stones into absolute works of art. And if the picture doesn't have you convinced, just check out the scale of these vases.
Remember those lazy days making Lego houses and hospitals, clicking everything into place and feeling that you'd really built something? Well imagine being one of the kids that helped build the world's tallest Lego tower:
Who didn't want a tree house growing up? Well now you can either live vicariously through your kids or indulge in the greatest mid life crisis ever. Or, in a few cases, downsize to a really sweet treehouse until this whole economic downturn thing blows over. A bunch of new lines of sleek, modern treehouses put living in the trees back at the top of the page:
Los Angeles is a diverse city filled with green space, urban space and all different kinds of people, incomes and tastes. Although this can make for a disparate social scene, it makes architecture really interesting. See some of the top homes as voted on by Los Angeles Times readers in their new best hits list.
Upon arrival at the aforementioned Terminal 2E I realized that although a sign with an arrow pointing a certain direction should be foolproof, it doesn't always mean what you'd think. In France, for instance, down means forward.