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.
Earlier this year Fritz Haeg embarked on the first public Edible Estates Garden at southern California's Descanso Gardens in an effort to showcase the benefits of planting an abundant edible garden over the traditional (and ubiquitous) front lawn. A mere 10 months later, the garden is getting ready for its Fall Harvest.
We've all found ourselves fawning over the perfectly minimal housewares, stationary, and incredibly awesome tiny pens that Japanese retailer MUJI has turned into an empire. Well did you know that they're in the business of making houses too?
As David pointed out, things could be a lot worse. But if you're looking to downsize or simply want to keep the mobility of a cardboard box but the high design of prefab architecture you might want to check out this new book.
Flying from the Air France Terminal at LAX (which has been shifted out of the outdated Tom Bradley Terminal) and arriving in Paris at Terminal 2E is like moving from a basement into a penthouse apartment.
LA has been slowly establishing itself as a great center for arts and architecture. With events spread out all over the city, it can be difficult to get your head around everything that's going on. There's a new online resource that distills all the cultural goings-on into a manageable weekly email and quarterly guide.
More than ever before, the streets of Paris are filled with bicycles. A city sponsored program was started up a little over a year ago that made 10,000 bikes available all over the city for hourly rental.
Electrolux recently unveiled the finalists in their design lab competition. Among the top picks: a social networking device for the kitchen that can not only taste your dish but can photograph and upload it once you've finished.
Three months ago, this was the site of Leo Marmol's new prefabbed residence in Venice. It took a bit longer than the stated 6 weeks, but the 2,800 square foot Palms House is now finished and open for your interpretation.
Homes built underground (aka Earth Sheltered Homes) are starting to look pretty enticing, what with the state of the economy and all. And contrary to what you'd think, they can be light, airy and modern.