Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
Inhabitat was started by NYC designer Jill Fehrenbacher as a forum in which to investigate emerging trends in product, interior and architectural design. Mike Chino is the Managing Editor; Emily Pilloton, Olivia Chen, Evelyn Lee, Abigail Doan and Jorge Chapa are Senior Editors. The site was designed by Jill Fehrenbacher and runs off the fabulous blogging platform Wordpress.
Bestor Architecture is a Los Angeles based modern architecture firm, founded in 1995 by architect Barbara Bestor. The office is collaborative and produces design that navigates between popular culture, art, and architecture. Recent projects include custom houses, art environments, collaborative installations and graphics, and commercial spaces as well as the book, “Bohemian Modern; Living in Silverlake” (Harper Collins 2006). Built work has been published in a wide range of media including national and international print journalism and video. The office engages Southern California as both the site and subject of architectural and cultural production to create contemporary environments. The office’s manifesto, which is embedded in the work, is: “Everyone should experience strange beauty every day.”
Bestor Architecture gives form, shape and character to communities and neighborhoods. Since 1995, Bestor Architecture has actively redefined Los Angeles architecture with a practice that rigorously engages the city through design, art, and urbanism. Increasingly, the firm applies L.A.’s lessons to national undertakings. Projects such as Beats by Dre headquarters, Blackbirds small-lot housing development, and Intelligentsia café illustrate a continued exploration of architectural form through experimentation, research, and graphics.