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Thursday, February 27, 2014

3 Thursday

From serious to edible to incredible, we present three links from our favorite sites.
California has experienced its worst drought and relief may be on the way with a seawater desalination plant - proposed completion, 2016.
Then, on to dessert. From Food52, we recommend something sweet for the soul - an Espresso Banana Bread.
And finally, from Anne Street Studio - Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, we recommend their beautiful cinematic animated gifs.
Learn - taste - enjoy.
California Seawater Desalination Plant from Inhabitat

Expresso Banana Bread from Food52

Cinematic Animated Gifs, Jamie Beck, Kevin Burg-
Anne Street Studio

Monday, February 24, 2014

Naja Utzon Popov

We wrote about artist and designer, Naja Utzon Popov in 2011 (see story here) and today, we learn she has introduced a new website.

Friday, February 21, 2014


Usually, we post several images from several sources. This week, we post only one. From imagery to music to video - one is quite enough. Enjoy this lovely Vimeo video from Shugo Tokumaru, Katachi.

Shugo Tokumaru "Katachi" from Kijek / Adamski on Vimeo.
Shugo Tokumaru website

Friday, February 14, 2014

RFA - Architizer

Valley Fair, San Jose - Lobby View
For a comprehensive view of the work of Ronald Frink Architects, please follow this link: Architizer:RFA

Thursday, February 13, 2014

RFA in Houzz


The residences of Ronald Frink Architects are now fully posted on Houzz.com - the largest and most influential directory of design professionals. Just press the link, above, for Houzz.com and enjoy a comprehensive library of residential photographs.

Remodeling and Home Design

Monday, February 3, 2014

Garden Slices

Silverlake Winter Garden
The most notable thing about a winter garden in Los Angeles is how hopeful it appears. Nothing is covered with snow and this year, unfortunately, rain has hardly moistened the ground. Our hope melds with that of our garden as we await a good soaking rain.
Roses begin their annual journey, sending out tender, bright leaves. Our Camellia sprouts white-tipped buds and here and there an occasional flower. Azaleas begin pushing out slender shoots, while a Blue Nile Lilly, confused by the warmth of January, discharges one lonely flower through spiked leaves. Winter vegetables - Kale, Spinach, and Swiss Chard are supple and strong and of various shades of green.
As I prepared the photographs, I saw them as cross sections or slices of garden. And as I began writing, a song written and performed by The Mamas and The Papas, came to mind: California Dreamin'.
While the lyrics tell us we'd be "safe and warm" in L.A., our dreams are of many rainy days before winter's end.

California Dreamin'
All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey
I've been for a walk on a winters day
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
California dreaming on such a winters day
Stepped into a church I passed along the way
Well, I got down on my knees and I pretended to pray
You know the preacher likes the cold he knows I'm gonna stay
California dreaming on such a winters day
All the leaves a brown and the sky is grey
I've been for a walk on a winters day
If I didn't tell her I could leave today
California dreaming on such a winters day
On such a winters day, on such a winters day
John Phillips / Michelle Phillips
Published by Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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